on July 30, 2010
My family and I used this lodging option related to the "pet friendly" policy. The lodge we stayed was outdated, but the rugged feel felt good with the approximation the Rocky Mountain National Park. With the rugged feel, you also had the rugged temperature. These units are not air conditioned. Keep this in mind, while you are higher in elevation, during our time in Colorado it was near 98 degrees. We did have a nice view of the wildlife; in all we saw one bear and many birds. There was also a trail behind the lodges, which was rugged but a nice 20 min hike round trip. Now to touch on my headline. Please be cautions of the owners dogs. We read reviews prior to going to this lodge but it was worse then what we expected. The owners dogs roam freely about on the grounds, and often approach the guests. We found that during our time of grilling the dogs would gather around our table and beg, we were also told by other guests that they'd jump on the table and take your food. We attempted to divert them away, however, we didn't have any success. During our last day at the lodge one of the resident dogs approached our dog and attacked him, biting him. We were accompanying our dog and had him on a lease, following the rules of the lodge for animals. When the owner was approached about the attack he responded, "sometimes they go after the dogs on leashes." No apology, we asked for shot records of their dog. Now you know why they post the distance to the nearest vet on their website. We will by submitting the bill to McGregor Mountain Lodge. Final comments, great views, "rugged" accommodations, not customer focused. I think they are content on not having repeat customers. They charge extra for firewood, rental movies, and for room service.
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