Bendemeer Lodge

Address: Upper Bear Creek Rd., W. of Evergreen

Built in the 1890s, this resort consisted of a central lodge and surrounding cabins. Attractions included two miles of private fishing on Bear Creek, music, card parties, hiking, horseback riding, beefsteak fries, croquet, horseshoes, a dining room for 100 guests and a small general merchandise and grocery store. In 1945, the 1500 acre resort was sold for $15,000 to a consortium of Harold Rolley, a Kansas banker, and Jo Hare, an Evergreen realtor and University of Denver librarian. The property was subdivided in 1949 and home were sold. Bendemeer Lodge itself was destroyed by fire in August 1960.
Quad Map/Date: Evergreen, 1965 (1979)
Source: Sternberg, "Evergreen; Our Mountain Community," p. 90.
Last Modified: Wed, November 28 2012

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