Rules and Guidelines
WELCOME! Thirty Mile Resort has hosted guests for approximately 100 years. According to Ernest Trego, “Thirty Mile Resort is not “just another” splattering of ram-shackle cabins on an arid mesa. Neither is it a cabin camp nor a stop-over for motorists. It is strictly a family mountain home for nature lovers - a place where you can relax, fish, hike, ride, take pack trips ormotor at your will thru gorgeous scenic country.” While Thirty Mile Resort no longer offers pack trips or trail rides, it continues to provide a uniquely primitive experience on the edge of the wilderness. We want you to come and enjoy all that Thirty Mile Resort offers. We ask that you be considerate of Thirty Mile Resort’s rich heritage and your fellow guests by observing the following basic guidelines:
CHECK OUT TIME - Check out time is 9:00 a.m. Saturday. NO EXCEPTIONS.
CHECK IN TIME – Check in time is Saturday after 6:00 p.m. NO EXCEPTIONS.
REGISTRATION - All guests must register when they arrive, including the names of all occupants and their home address.
VISITORS - Visitors from outside the resort should limit their time here. Charges for the cabin are based on the number of people spending the night or showering here, whether they spend one
night or six.
PET POLICY - NO PETS ALLOWED.
NO ATV/OHVS ALLOWED. In compliance with our insurance, we DO NOT allow ATV/OHVs at Thirty Mile Resort and cannot make exceptions.
SAFETY & NOISE - No firearms may be used at the resort. No glass containers. No horses are
allowed. No ATV/OHVs allowed. There is no lifeguard on duty at the creek. Closely supervise your children at all times. Quiet hours are between 9 pm and 7 am.
FIRES/GRILLS- No outdoor fires are permitted at each cabin. There is a central fire ring located near the store. NEVER leave a fire unattended and ALWAYS make sure the fire is completely extinguished when finished. Propane grills are available for your use. Guests are responsible for bringing their own propane. Wood for your stove is available throughout camp. Outdoor portable grills are allowed in clear areas. All fires and grill use are subject to local/state fire restrictions.
CARE OF THE BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS - Guests are responsible for damages to the cabin or the resort grounds. All maintenance buildings and the water system are off limits to guests. If you need something, please ask the host(s).
GARBAGE DISPOSAL - BE BEAR AWARE! For more information about sharing the wilderness with bears, click here. Do not leave trash outside your cabin. Bear proof trash containers are located near the front gate. Trash is picked up weekly. If you run low on liners inside the cabin let us know.
LAUNDRY - In an effort to limit our impact on the wilderness, laundry for the resort is done
weekly in Creede. Guests staying two weeks are welcome to request clean sheets at the end of
the first week.
CABIN SUPPLIES - Each cabin is supplied with basic dishes, basic utensils, and basic cooking
pots and pans. When you visit other cabins, please return all the supplies to your cabin. Please
leave all dishes, utensils, and pots and pans clean and put away at the end of your stay. A
dishwashing station is located at the Shower House and hot water is available between 6-9 pm.
Upon check-out, please leave your cabin as clean as possible.
OUTHOUSE ETIQUETTE - Outhouses are not lighted. Be prepared to provide your own light,
especially after dark. Please observe the following: Leave it like you want to find it. Put the lid
down. Leave plenty of paper for the next person. “If you sprinkle when you tinkle, be a sweetie
and wipe the seatie.” Shut the door so the vermin don’t get in.
SHOWER HOUSE - Water for showers is heated using a wood-burning water heater. Due to this primitive process, hot water is not available on demand. The shower house will have hot water between between 6-9 pm. The shower house is shared by all paying guests so we appreciate your efforts to keep it clean. If you find it in need of immediate attention, please let the host(s) know. Hot water availability is completely dependent upon local fire restrictions. When fire restrictions are in place, there will not be hot water.
FOREST SERVICE GUIDELINES –Thirty Mile Resort is located on a Forest Service Lease site. We account to the Forest Service for the use of this site. To that end, please follow the Leave No Trace Principles. To learn more about outdoor ethics and Leave No Trace Principles, visit the following website: https://lnt.org.
TREES - Trees belong in the forest. Please leave trees in their rightful place – the forest. If you are bringing a hammock, please use “tree saver” straps.
WILDLIFE - The Forest Service wants us to remember that feeding wildlife is unnatural and
unlawful. Luring in larger animals with food compromises the safety of visitors and the animals.
We have fox, bear, moose, mountain lion, lynx, and bobcat in the area and enjoy seeing them on
rare occasions. Do not approach wild animals or their young. Closely supervise your children
when they are outdoors. Keep the area around your cabin clean. BE BEAR AWARE!
FISH LIMITS - Guests are required to abide by Colorado State Fish and Game laws. Fishing
licenses are available at Freemons General Store and other businesses in Creede and Lake City.
Please keep only fish that you will eat, under your limit, and carefully release the others. Limits
are set to ensure that fish will survive in sufficient numbers.
It is the responsibility of the person making the reservation to share this information with any
additional guests staying in the cabins and visitors to Thirty Mile Resort. Any guest(s) not
adhering to the Rules and Guidelines will be asked to vacate immediately, without refund.
THANK YOU! We appreciate that many of our guests have enjoyed years of vacations here at Thirty Mile Resort. Our goal is to continue providing a well-preserved primitive experience to returning and new guests alike.
Tom and Erica Roden, Resort Hosts