As a builder and businessman, George Morrison Sr. left a mark not only on the town that now bears his name, but on the history of the entire area. In 1859, the Scottish immigrant and stonemason created his legacy in the Mt. Vernon area. He built Cliff House as his family home in 1873, with material sourced from his nearby quarry. He continued expansion of his successes with the Morrison Stone, Lime & Townsite Company, exporting goods through Denver & South Park Railway. In 1874, he founded this beautiful destination town of Morrison, Colorado.
Upon his death in 1895, John Swanson purchased the property and began the transformation from a private estate to a warm inviting lodge. With only a handful of owners, it’s clear that this is a special place, maintained with intentional love. In the 1940s the development grew with the addition of eight separate cottages, which continue to evolve in aesthetics, comfort and charm with each passing moment; and with each special guest that travels through.
Our unique, gourmet bed and breakfast offers a variety of experiences, in a location of unprecedented natural beauty. Nestled in the heart of the quaint mountain town, you can rest assured knowing that anything you need is within walking distance. There are many attractions including social gathering hubs, boutiques, restaurants, outdoor adventures, live music, and more; all with the convenience of returning to your own secluded sanctuary of private soaking, luxurious amenities and a restful night’s sleep.
There's much to see here. Take your time, look around & learn all there is to know about us. We encourage you to come tour the property & visit our art gallery and gift shop if ever in the area. Please don't hesititate to drop us a line at any time, we would love to hear from you
As we've adapted to the pandemic, we have instilled preventative measures to support guidelines of sanitation within the community; and offer self check-in options via phone or email
Thank you so much for your continued support and patronage! We look forward to your stay and to many more!
We offer a variety of amenities to make your stay with us warm, welcoming, and memorable. Enjoy seclusion and privacy in the heart of our mountain town; with your own outdoor hot tub or indoor jacuzzi. Six of our eight rooms accommodate two guests; while our two larger cottages can cater to four guests. Please contact our office to inquire about any additional guests and pets
Our property is perfect for special events such as ceremonies, celebrations, dinners, retreats, and more. Our eight beautiful cottages are often available to host 30-40 people overnight, in addition to the accommodations included in your chosen arrangment
The Main Lodge has a Great Room that comfortably seats 30 people and is available to rent with a variety of optional packages. We have an onsite caterer / event coordinator who is here to assist in making your vision a reality.
We also have an outdoor stage, an opertional yoga studio, and an onsite massage & body work facility
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