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Evergreen Lake House Summer Concerts

Part of what makes Evergreen such a unique destination is the tight knit sense of community paired with a closeness to both nature and the people that reside here. Local community events are put together with the intention to bring everyone closer, and they sure do. Residents and visitors alike enjoy ice skating on Evergreen Lake in the winter, and in summer months kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, and  concerts at the lake house bring everyone together.

Since it is now spring, the anticipation of the Evergreen Lake house Summer Concert Series has been satisfied. As of May 29,  this free outdoor concert series has kicked off to a great start!

Concerts are held every other Wednesday from 5-9 through the end of July. Local and national artists come to play on stage, surrounded by the beautiful mountain scenery.

The selection of local food trucks is the icing on the cake when it comes to this outdoor gathering. Enjoy fresh, delicious cuisine while taking in the mountain views and music. Emerge yourself in the local atmosphere, creating the perfect one-of-a-kind Evergreen experience that will be a memory for years to come. 

Evergreen Rodeo Parade

In a community rich in culture,  deeply rooted western traditions have been part of the Evergreen history for years.  Locals celebrate their western roots by attending The Evergreen Rodeo and Parade that takes place annually in mid June.  The Evergreen Rodeo is a standing local tradition; Joe Williford was a resident of Evergreen for 50 years, and the first regularly scheduled rodeo he remembers took place in 1935. In 1947 the rodeo made the transition from a local competition to professional. In response to the following demand, the Bear Creek Rodeo Association was formed and the tradition continued on. 

Originally intended to entertain the guests at the Troutdale Resort in the 30’s, The Evergreen Rodeo quickly gained the attention of visitors both near and far; some of which including Tom Mix, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Ethel Merman.

Local hands and residents held those rodeos and the rodeo parade for the entertainment of themselves and visitors.  They still do. Today’s parade and rodeo are non-profit affairs, organized by local volunteers with proceeds going to charity. Equipment, materials and labor were donated by local businesses, making it a total community effort.

Past years have seen famous cowboys such as Freckles Brown, All- around World Champions Phil Lyne and Larry Mahan, and world-famous rope artist Monty Montana. More currently, appearances have been made by world class contestants such as Bruce Ford, J.D. Yates, his sister Kelly, Abe Morris and Shane Call.

Following the first night of the Rodeo, the traditional Evergreen Rodeo Parade that trails through downtown truly connects the community. Visitors and locals line the streets of downtown, taking in the beautiful mountain scenery and enjoying the presence of the local atmosphere. 

As proud Evergreeners, we are honored to take place in the 2019 Evergreen Rodeo Parade! The Bears Inn will  be participating this year with a Western themed float and we would love to see you there! 

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Mama and the Fig

Small batch, from scratch, and made to order are just a few ways to describe Mama and the Fig’s delicious bread! Rustic and hearty sourdoughs are a staple at Mama and the Fig, and the passion behind the bread sure shows! Enjoy flavors such as Caramelized Onion Poppy, Olive Orange Rosemary, Chocolate Cranberry or the original Fig and Pine nut - No matter which flavor you try you’re bound to be impressed! Pair with a satin honey butter such as lemon or cinnamon to create a dynamic flavor duo. See for yourself and sample Mama and the Fig bread with Debeeze satin honey butter at the Inn on weekend stays!

The “Mama” behind the bread, Jax, has a clear passion for what she does. Explore all of the breads her micro-bakery specializes in by checking out her website!

Colorado Custom

What better way to remember your stay than to have a piece of Bears Inn to take with you? Bears Inn screen printed T-Shirts will now be available at the Inn and are coming soon online! Not to mention, embroidered Bears Inn hats, custom Bears Inn mugs, and how cute are these Bears Inn plush bears?! We just love the new items we will be adding to our gift shop, and we know you will too!

Just when we thought it couldn’t get better – Colorado Custom Screen Printing & Embroidery provide a green approach to their work! In a market flooded with toxic dyes, inks and solvents, an environmentally friendly approach is important, and we are truly ecstatic to support and carry their products. So not only are these Bears Inn plush bears cute, they are also eco friendly!

Voted  top 10 out of 95 Colorado Springs screen printing companies via – The quality truly shows! We could not be more thrilled with the green products that they have supplied us and we can’t wait to share them with you! 

Colorado Custom Screen Printing & Embroidery supply 1.2 million green products that are available to browse and customize here!

Embroidery at it’s Best

Nicole's Custom Embroidery & Screening

We believe that the core of our community is held together by the tight knit support of the small local businesses that we have the pleasure of working with here in Evergreen. We love adding to this sense of community by keeping our products local, and we are thrilled to showcase the amazing work done by Nicole's Custom Embroidery and Screening out of Pine, CO! Whether it is a big or small project, Nicole and her crew clearly take pride in their craftsmanship and it definitely shows. We came to Nicole with an idea, and she made it into a reality. We will now be adding these quality embroidered shirts and jackets to our Bears Inn gift shop - which will be available in house and online soon!

For more great work view her Facebook here! 

Bears and Honey, the Perfect Combination!

We’re excited to announce… We are now featuring Debeeze raw & unfiltered local honey here at the Inn! After all, what do bears love more than honey?Debeeze Honey out of Bailey, Colorado is the best in the business when it comes to local honey! Their motto “From our hive to yours” really stands true since this family owned and operated company’s absolute passion is bringing the best quality honey to the table. Whether it’s one of the many flavored satin honeys you're after, or the classic wildflower honey, you really can’t go wrong! Wildflower honey is a classic style honey with no additions to the natural honey flavor. The satin honey is a creamy honey spread that comes in many flavors such as cocoa, cinnamon, lemon, autumn spice and jalapeño. On your next stay, we invite you to enjoy sampling Debeeze honey in these 6 different flavors paired with a locally crafted bread, compliments of us! We’re sure you’ll love all the unique flavors (We sure did) so we have added Debeeze honey for purchase to our gift shop! Come enjoy a conversation and make friends over honey and tea, because after all “A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey inside.” - A. A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)

Spring has Sprung!

The sun is out, the snow is melting - spring is in the air in Evergreen!

Here are just a few of the best spring activities in Evergreen:

Evergreen Ice Melt

In the next few weeks as the temperature rises we will see Evergreen Lake continue to defrost, saying goodbye to the winter season and welcoming warmer weather! Every year in January, the Evergreen Parks and Recreation Department puts out the infamous Ice Melt Barrel on the frozen lake for the annual competition known as The Evergreen Ice Melt. Participants purchase tickets with the date that they think the barrel will fall through the ice, in hopes of winning the $1000 grand prize. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit EPRD Special Needs, Evergreen Christian Outreach and the Mountain Foothills Rotary Foundation. Be a part of this Evergreen tradition and place your guess on when the barrel melts through!

Three Sister’s Park

Alderfer Park, more commonly known as Three Sisters Park is provides 1,120 acres and 15.3 trail miles of beautiful scenery, and is located just 4.5 miles from the Inn. Three Sister’s is home to many attractions include hiking, mountain biking, and even rock climbing. In addition, stunning views of the parks vistas, rock formations and ponderosa pines make it a destination for every vacation to Evergreen. There’s truly something for everyone here!

Nature is calling; Some other parks to explore in our area are:
Dedisse Park
Elk Meadow Park
Evergreen Lake
Lair O’ The Bear Park
Maxwell Falls Upper & Lower Trail
Mount Falcon Park
O’Fallon Park
Pence Park

Evergreen Golf Course

Get outside and soak up the crisp mountain air! Evergreen Golf Course is an executive 18 hole course, located 4.2 miles North of the Inn. This course is known for it’s rolling hills, elk sightings and pine trees, making it the perfect escape from city life. Since this course is set so close to Evergreen Lake, it makes for the perfect day of golf and a picnic. Or enjoy lunch at Keys on the Green, the historical lodge themed restaurant on the course. The possibilities are endless!

History in the Making

For nearly 100 years the historic Bears Inn has been a prominent feature of the Marshdale Park area in Evergreen, Co. Since 1928 Bears Inn B & B has hosted guests of all kinds – sharing experiences and creating memories!

Bears Inn is formerly part of the Marshdale Lodge Resort, and holds the distinction as Evergreen’s oldest resort with continuous guest operations. The dream of Bears Inn became apparent when Dr. Wilbur Marsh, a successful Denver dentist, purchased the 165 acres from a patient.  The B&B quickly gained attention by advertising attractions such as horseback riding, fishing, badminton, hiking, picnicking and golf, in addition to hosting events such as themed murder mystery nights which we were later recognized for in The Denver Post.

Dating back to the first years of operation, the atmosphere of the Inn was intended to be as unique as the guests that stay here; each room has it’s own theme and experience! While renovations have been made over the years, the character of the Inn still holds so much charm and charisma, combining original features with updated amenities. To get a first hand insight on the history of the Inn, read through some of the remaining hand written guest logs with entries dating back 30+ years!  Sound interesting?  Become a piece of our history during your stay and write about your experience for future Bears Inn residents to explore!

Evergreen, Colorado 1925


Marshdale Lodge 


Breakfast is what we do best!

Breakfast is what we do best! From our kitchen to the table, we serve a lavish three course homemade breakfast that is ready for you everyday at 9 am. We change our recipes daily - each breakfast we present is as unique as the guests that stay here! Some of our favorite recipes to serve include a delicious spinach strata, creamy pesto baked omelette, or a sweet blintz casserole with fruit compote. Not to mention, there are fresh, made from scratch cookies available at your snacking convenience. Yum! We are always excited to create new and unique recipes, experimenting in the kitchen is just as important to us as providing a cozy atmosphere for our guests. Our chefs have been in the food industry for 15 years and is committed to creating a breakfast experience that will surely be one to remember. Besides who doesn’t love breakfast with a mountain view? What could be better!


Evergreen, Colorado – A Destination Location

At an elevation of 7,200 feet, Evergreen offers an array of parks, art galleries, restaurants, entertainment, recreation and a variety of outdoor activities. Evergreen, Colorado is situated close to Denver while still maintaining its mountain-town feeling. Attractions Include: Winery, quaint downtown, unique shops, summer boating, winter ice skating, walking trail around the lake as well as a variety of restaurants. In addition, Evergreen Lake is the crown jewel of our community. The Evergreen Lake House hosts events year round and provides the perfect location for your next wedding, event, or meeting. Book your stay and enjoy all of these wonderful amenities that make Evergreen a destination location!