Welcome to Ute Bluff Lodge! I am Claralynn Schnell, the on site manager. As a native of Washington State, I have always been in love with the mountains and have found that South Fork is the perfect place to raise our kids.
I have a diverse background, that has allowed me to hone my skills in many areas. I am a combat Veteran (Afghanistan), have worked in both the private and non-profit worlds. I enjoy the outdoors, birding, hiking, fishing and camping.
Along with my partner Jose, we have two boys, Logan and Kolten, a dog, Happy, a cat, Thor, and a green cheek conure, Zazu. We manage this little family zoo with laughter, military discipline and coffee :)
We can't wait to meet you on your stay at Ute Bluff.
What our guests say...
“Very friendly, wonderful place, very clean and well maintained.”
"The staff was WONDERFUL!! Excellent rooms, the flowers were Beautiful outside the rooms. Can’t say enough good about this place. Super clean, very comfortable beds and they exceeded our expectations!! Will stay there again when we are in Colorado."
"Very clean and rustic charm! The bed linens and towels are soft, fluffy and beautiful."