Don't let the summer get away!!!!



Under new Ownership!  Our name is changing, but you will still receive the same great service you have always expected.  Larry & Gina cannot wait to welcome you to the clean, cozy cabins, each with a spectacular view of Blue Mesa Reservoir.  Or choose to stay in one of our pull-through RV sites with great views of the mountains or reservoir.  Our tent sites are rustic, just the atmosphere your are looking for after a day of exploring the area.  Call us now and book! We are proud members of CCLOA!



Click here for current webcam look at Blue Mesa Reservoir/Lake Fork

Here is current view at east end of Blue Mesa Reservoir - Elk Creek

View of Gunnison Point - Black Canyon of the Gunnison (NPS)

View of Grizzly Ridge - Black Canyon of the Gunnison (NPS)



Blue Mesa Escape

Cabin Rentals and RV sites on Blue Mesa Reservoir.

(Be sure to visit our photo gallery!)


Located near scenic US Highway 50, just west of Gunnison.  Our resort sits atop a bluff that overlooks Colorado's largest body of water, the Blue Mesa Reservoir. 

Blue Mesa Escape is the perfect recreational destination.

Boating Access?



We offer modern, comfortable, fully equiped cabins with beautiful views overlooking Blue Mesa Reservoir.

  • 4 Person Cabin - Queen size bed in the bedroom and full sleeper sofa in living area.
  • 6 Person Cabin - Full bed and bunk beds in the bed room and full sleeper sofa in living area.
    • Fully furnished: full kitchen with dishes, full bath/shower, a dining and living room with sleeper sofa, and a separate bedroom. 
    • Bed and bath Linens are provided for all of the cabins.  
    • All occupants of the resort have access to the laundry facilities.
    • Parking for 1 vehicle only, ask if you need additional vehicles accommodated.  

Our cabins are your home away from home. 


RV Sites?

We have RV sites with beautiful views overlooking Blue Mesa Reservoir. All full hookup sites (water, electric, septic) 30 or 50 amp.

All sites are pull-through sites for easy setup, with picnic tables, fire pits  (charcoal grills available upon request. first come, first served)  Only RV and 1 additional vehicle allowed per spot.  


Primitive Tent Sites located throughout the park, with access to the laundry and bath house.  (tenting in designated areas only, first come first served basis) 


Office Hours: 8 - 11a.m. and 3 - 8 p.m. Feel free to leave us a message and we will call you back as soon as we are able.  

Open May 1 - Nov 1

Check In after 3:07 p.m. 

Checkout before 11:07 a.m.

(early check-in, late check-out can be arranged for an additional charge.  Ask in advance)

Blue Mesa Sunrise at Blue Mesa Escape

Blue Mesa Sunset at Burnin Daylight Ranch Resort 

Sunset at Blue Mesa Escape


      Blue Mesa Reservoir - Fall scene from our property

Colorado's largest body of water

Colorado's Scenic Highway 50 Bridge near Sapinero, CO


 Local links:

Gunnison Chamber of Commerce,

Scenic River Tours, Sportfish Colorado, Ice Fishing on Blue Mesa Reservoir, Blue Mesa Reservoir - Information,


Black Canyon of the Gunnison,

Boat Tours Down the Black Canyon of the Gunnison River, Hiking Along the Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison


Curecanti National Recreation Area,

 Hiking in the Cureacanti National Recreation Area, Curecanti Scenic Drives,



In order to protect all our guests, their property, and ours, NO fireworks will be permitted at The Escape.  We want everyone to have a safe, relaxing holiday.  You may use the fire pits and bbq grills; enjoy those wieners and marshmallows!  The following is an article on fire awareness taken from the Gunnison County Website:

Be Fire Wise

Take Precautions
It is normally very dry in the Gunnison Basin, and extreme care should be exercised when using fire anywhere in the County – whether for burning weeds, slash piles, or for camping. Make sure you have the appropriate fire suppression tools and supplies readily available when starting your fire. Also, ensure that you have in place a suitable buffer between your fire and potential combustibles. Finally, make sure your fire is completely out prior to leaving the area. Your fire is your responsibility. Make sure you use it in a safe, responsible manner.

Some Fire Reminders
Gunnison County ordinance requires persons igniting controlled burns or open fires (excludes recreational campfires) in unincorporated parts of the county to contact the Gunnison Communications Center 970-641-8000 before starting.

Open fires are not permitted in the town or city limits of Crested Butte and Gunnison. In Mt. Crested Butte, open fires are only permitted in pits, barrels, or similar containers.

Absolutely no fireworks of any type are permitted on Federal or State lands, including:

o    BLM Lands

o    Division of Wildlife Owned Lands

o    National Forests

o    National Parks

o    State Forests

o    State Parks

o    State Wildlife Areas

In unincorporated Gunnison County, the Towns of Crested Butte, Mt. Crested Butte, and the City of Gunnison, fireworks that leave the ground or explode are prohibited.



Parents are responsible for monitoring their own children.  We ask they not be allowed to run about the campground unattended.     EVERYONE HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE HOLIDAY!