“On the surface, my life is a lark, if indeed a trying one, given, for instance the emotional and physical wear and tear of 200 nights a year on the road, 26 years running. But it felt like no lark just five weeks ago.

The work had suddenly (or was it a long accrual?) ceased to be either fun or rewarding, the strain of too much, too much, was wreaking havoc on health and relationships. (There’s more, not so pretty.)

So on June 7, 2004 I made a return trip to my favorite haven and wellness retreat. Last year I went for two weeks to work on my body-physiology. This year I went for five weeks to work on my… soul.”

~ Tom Peters, Internationally Renowned Author, Trainer, Speaker, Corporate Consultant



More and more people seek destinations that offer accommodations without televisions or even wifi.

New York times columnist Pico Iyer stated, in one of his latest articles, “The Joy of Quiet:” “The future of travel, I’m reliably told, lies in “black-hole resorts,” which charge high prices precisely because you can’t get online in their rooms.”

Whether SLR is ahead of the curve in this innovative new idea or simply have embraced the true joy of quiet, we have always been a place to unplug and step out of the technological fray. Our guest rooms and cabins do not have TV’s, we have no wifi, there are no phones in any of the rooms and there is no cell phone connectivity.

We love the idea that guest’s fall asleep reading a book rather than listening to a TV. Instead of spending multiple hours online, you can take a hike in the Rocky Mountains. Instead of texting or online games, your children have the chance to fly-fish and spend as much time as they want at water’s edge or meeting the stars every night, face-to-face.

So if you are looking for a “black hole resort” in 2012, come visit us at SLR. Other resorts and hotels offer nightly rates for a room without a television that start around $3,000. For that same price you could spend a week with us and the only noises you will hear will be the sound of laughter, the sweet chirping of birds, frogs and crickets, and your heart rate slowing down as you relax at the ranch.


As we start a new year where wifi isn’t available at over 9.000 feet, we challenge you to spend a week with us at the resort and experience what a week of quiet can do for you.

Sold? Visit our new rates online! We can’t wait to see you at the Lodge!

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