Have you ever visited the Arrowhead Mountain Lodge just outside Cimarron, Colorado? Until a week ago, I had never even heard of it. As it turns out, it's one of the most amazing places on the planet.

Do your vacation plans include a little time in the mountains, but on a budget and without having to travel far? You're in luck. Arrowhead Mountain Lodge is located just past Cimarron as you make your way between Montrose and Gunnison.

What can you do at this lodge? For starters, you have access to fishing and fly-fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, dirt biking, ATV riding, and of course, hiking. In winter you can enjoy snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.

On Saturdays during the warmer months, the lodge offers live music. That is how I managed to hear about the place. The venue features an outdoor stage with plenty of seating and an outside bar.

Inside, you'll find an excellent restaurant specializing in Prime Rib. You can have dinner inside our out, depending on your preference.

While you're enjoying dinner, don't be surprised if wildlife comes strolling through the courtyard. We had a yearling deer join us.

The drive from Grand Junction to the lodge comes in at just under two hours. That's not far to drive for a peaceful getaway. You will encounter construction just east of Cimarron, and that will cost you a few minutes.

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Looking at their schedule, it seems the venue also hosts several events. Upcoming happenings include poker runs and culinary events.

I regret not knowing about this place sooner. I'm not really looking for a place to spend large amounts of time, but it would be fun to visit again for dinner and music. The next time you're out for a drive, pay a visit to this amazing lodge.