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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