Arkansas River Fly Fishing:  

A few short miles from Deer Valley Ranch lie some of the best fly fishing waters in the world.  The Arkansas River is famous for rainbow and brown trout and areas of the river boast more than 5000 trout per mile

St Elmo Ghost Town:

take a ride up the Chalk Creek Valley about 10 miles past rushing waterfalls, alpine lakes and cliffs where you can often spot Rocky Mountain Sheep  and Goats on your way to a beautifully preserved Ghost Town of St. Elmo. 


How to Easy does it:


There are so many things to do that it can be hard to "Easy Does it" but here are some of the things that are nearby and have been popular with Participants of the Easy Does it Group.

Hot Springs and Spa's

Mt Princeton Hot Springs

A 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk from Deer Valley Ranch there are several natural Hot Springs and Spa's.   Mt Princeton Hot Springs is one of several in the area.  Mt Princeton has several different  Hot Springs and a full Service Spa including Massage, Soaking Pools, Hot Springs in the  Chalk Creek.

Cottonwood Hot Springs:   About 19 miles away are the Cottonwood Hot Springs that boast fantastic soaking pools and Spa.


Generalized Example of a  Schedule for the Weekend:


  • 1330-2130  Check in open
  • 3:00pm Cabin's and Lodge Check in Available
  • 8pm Open AA/Alanon Welcome Meeting in Main Lodge


  • 0800: Breakfast Family Style Main Dining Room
  • 1000: Open AA Meeting  Centennial Hall
  • 1000: Open Alanon Meeting Pool House Cafe
  • 1200: Lunch Main Dining Room
  • 1300-1800 : Easy Does It Time- Free Time for Whatever you wish...  Hiking the beautiful Collegiate Peaks,  Biking the Arkansas Valley, World Class Fly Fishing on the Gold Medal Arkansas River, Horseback Riding, Soaking in the World Famous Mt. Princeton Hot Springs and Spa, Exploring Nearby Ghost Town of St. Elmo, Spiritual Power Naps.
  • 1800 : Dinner Main Dining Room
  • 2000:  Open AA Meeting Centennial Hall 
  • 2000: Open Alanon Meeting Lodge Living Room
  • 2100-2300 Informal Music Session and Fellowship in Centennial Hall


0830 meet at the Lodge to walk up to the "Chalk Cliff's Meeting" ( moderate climb  to outdoors meeting overlooking the mountains, dress warmly and bring something to sit on)

0900 Chalk cliff Meeting AA/Alanon

0900 Sunday Morning Spirituality Meeting AA/Alanon at Centenial Hall 

1030 Brunch at the Lodge

1200 check out

**All times and events are subject to change and this meant to be  an example of the activities of a weekend and not an exact schedule for each individual weekend.





    Weekend Details:

    Your weekend includes beautiful accomodations in either cabins or the lodge and 4 family style meals (3 on sat and brunch on Sunday

    Easy Does it Weekend