The Grand Hotel Hunt Club is a one of a kind club; we take care of our members and guests by providing a rustic yet upscale and incredible hunting experience. We wine and dine while getting dirty and working hard in a team centered atmosphere.
Besides providing our club owned jeeps, a warm and comfortable lodge, clean sheets on bunk beds and the incredible 17,000 acres of private hunting area, bordered by 63,000 acres of BLM land with limited public access, we also bring a crew of experienced chefs and assistants to camp that create five star meals, wait on us, make our beds and clean up after us. These guys love what they do and truly take great care of us year after year. Besides the world class food, we also offer a fully stocked “on the house” cocktail bar (careful though, there are fines for getting too rowdy or too drunk). The fines levied during the nightly meetings are as much a part of the fun as they are reminders of the safety aspects we stress. All fine proceeds go directly back into the general club fund. A few examples of fines levied by our daily “OD” (Officer of the Day) would be peeing off the backporch, disrespecting the Top Cat or Jeep Captain (that happens all the time), and snoring too loud. It’s all in good fun and we always make plenty of cash from the fellas that just don’t want to walk through the snow to the outhouses at 2:00 AM, or the guys that just cannot remember to remove their cap before entering the dining room.
Since our hunting area is so huge, we use jeeps to take us hunting each morning more efficiently and quickly than horseback or hiking. And hauling an 800 pound bull over the hood of the jeep is much less strenuous than packing them out by back pack. We assign a “Jeep Captain” to each jeep that carries the hunters to their assigned hunt area of the day. Your Jeep Captain is also a hunting member, and is essentially an unpaid guide, because he is selected by the Top Cat as one of the more experienced hunters in the group, with the responsibility of getting his riders in place to be successful. And to get them back to the lodge safely every night.
At the end of each day’s hunt, we have a group meeting after dinner so that our Jeep Captains can give a synopsis of their day’s hunt, and inform the Top Cat of any fines their jeep riders may qualify for, such as forgetting to “click off” their empty rifle prior to entering a jeep. After all, the top priority is safety, and we have had years without incident due to our rules and the fact that we all watch out for and care for each other. The camaraderie and friendships created through this club are life long, and the members work together to take care of our club, lodge and each other. There really isn’t a better hunting club around, and we have enjoyed over 75 years of big game hunting success.
Every year we are almost always over 50% successful, which means anyone wanting to take home meat gets at least half an elk or more. It’s not uncommon to have 100% kill possibilities, but we pride ourselves on only taking what the hunters really want to feast on, and hunting respectively and respectfully. Our ranch owners truly enjoy supporting a hunting club with the integrity we exhibit and the love for the elk hunting sport we promote. Our members are from all walks of life, from bluecollar to professionals; everyone is equal at our camp. Our club is a rare breed in this world today, and we work to promote sustainable food sources and responsible harvesting while having a hell of a time and enjoying our great Colorado outdoors.