My brother Grant and I took over the very tired and rundown Bailey Lodge in September of 2014. I moved onto the property for the renovation project on the motel rooms and lodge accommodations in the Rocky Mountains while Grant focused on his very successful Inca Inn in Moab, Utah. (He's the one who got me into this crazy business).
The first thing we needed was to get a major remodeling effort underway. From there, with the Inca Inn having risen to #1 in its large market for the budget category, we figured if we applied the same undersell/over-deliver philosophy here in the Colorado Rockies, combined with great customer service and super clean rooms, this old lodge might come back to life.
Part of a much larger 11 acre HOA property on the river, also with a trout pond and heated pool, we took over management of that as well and are moving along with our master plan for updating the entire complex, with improved lodge accommodations and motel rooms in the Rocky Mountains. Hopes are for majority completion of the property project by end of 2018 with the lodge nearing completion right now.