Join us May 3-11, 2024 for Volunteer Week at Cascade Lodge!
Cascade Lodge is a historic, rustic mountain lodge that is owned and operated by Master Plan Ministries. The two-story lodge is situated thirty miles north of Durango, CO and three miles from Durango Mountain Resort. At approximately 9,000 feet above sea level, it is adjacent to the famed "Million Dollar" highway, U.S. 550. It is located in the majestic Needle Mountains of the San Juan Range.
The "Old West" log architecture announces a warm and rustic atmosphere. Cascade Lodge has the following amenities:
Cascade Lodge is located one mile east of the south end of Old Lime Creek Road.
Cascade Lodge is great for the following group activities:
The lodge is booked over a year in advance so please plan accordingly. When you contact us, please have a couple dates ready to check availability. The rate is $15 per person per night, and is only available to groups.
During the late 1920's and early 30's, a local pastor, a coach, and a banker spearheaded a community effort to create the lodge for the positive moral and spiritual enrichment of the youth in the Durango area.
In the mid 30's, the lodge was transferred to non-local, private families. It remained this way for the next fifty years. During this time many of the original purposes of the lodge were lost to the Durango community.
In 1987 the rustic lodge was offered to Master Plan for free with a million-dollar view of the West Needle Mountains. The catch? It was scheduled to be demolished by the U.S. Forest Service as the permit for it to be on public land had expired, and it had fallen into disrepair and was uninhabitable. God had other plans. Through a lot of renovation and a lengthy legal process, the lodge was promoted to the National Register of Historic Places.
Today Master Plan uses Cascade Lodge for the campus ministry, men’s ministry, and it is also available for group rental. The two-story lodge is situated 30 miles north of Durango and three miles from Durango Mountain Resort.
As of 1988, Cascade Lodge has come full circle. Through Master Plan Ministries, the original purpose has been restored. Master Plan's goal is to make Cascade Lodge available year round at a low cost for the greatest good and greatest number of people. The goal is still to promote moral and spiritual values of youth, promote traditional family values, and expose all groups to the claims of Christ.
For reservation information, contact Russ Akins at (970) 259-5768 or Russ.Akins@mpmstaff.com