Sometimes you just have to get away; pack a bag with a few essentials and escape for an unknown adventure. This weekend we did just that and spent time at the beautiful, outlook lodge.
Back in november of 2016, the outlook lodge reached out to me about visiting their property. Within moments I had secured a sitter for rocco + cohen so, we could have a quiet and relaxing weekend just the two of us. It was ideal… a rustic + contemporary lodge in the middle of thousands of pine trees in every direction. You can read the entire recap of our experience here.
Since then, we have been itching to head back. Ryan worked out all the details and before I knew it, we were driving south towards colorado springs on friday afternoon. The only difference with this trip, we decided to bring little cohen with us for the fun. He was a dream the whole weekend. We spent our days reading + playing in the comforts of our surroundings. Cohen loved the roaring fireplace + constantly reminded us it was hot, so we should not touch. So smart my little boy! We also did some exploring outside, roaming around the property. It ever-so-softly snowed throughout the weekend, giving us one last chance to bundle cohen up in his winter gear. On our first night, we even saw a heard of deer come through the trees right by the lodge.
Just like our last visit, we ventured over to the golden bee for dinner one evening. The chilly weather was perfectly balanced with a warm and delicious dinner. Ryan loves their shepard’s pie, while I am a fan of their pan-roasted scottish salmon. It didn’t hurt that the final four basketball games were playing too… a little extra entertainment to accompany our meal. Once we got cohen down for the night, we sat around playing card games next to the fire, I don’t think I could have been happier.
The outlook lodge stole our hearts upon our first visit and the memories we made this past weekend, only further solidified my love for this place. As ryan was packing up the car on sunday, cohen + I wandered around in the morning sun, watching the snow slowly melt around us. Cohen had an ear-to-ear smile as we jumped from rock to rock and pointed at things around us. I think we all had bittersweet feelings as we loaded up and pulled away towards home.