Sorry! Southern Colorado Radio got it wrong and won't fix it!

Radio Shopping Show Certificate isn't for what we offered.

By Edie Dafoe - May 8, 2017

in the last week-Edit

Last fall, in exchange for radio advertising, we offered a few Gift Certificates to Southern Colorado Radio's Radio Shopping Show.  We have successfully done these kinds of promotions with other entities before.  We specifically offer $198 Gift Certificates which completely cover a two night stay in a regular Queen Studio at our lodging and may be used towards an upgrade to a larger unit.


I suspected problems when I received a call from someone who'd purchased one of these. The customer told me the certificate said "Value $420" This is absolutely not what we offered and we are not able to honor these certificates for this amount! They're actually selling these Certificates for $210, which is more than the $198 they're worth!

I called the two telephone numbers I had previously used to communicate with RSS to inform them of the problems and ask them to fix them immediately. I was only able to leave messages and I got no response from them. (Apparently, their phone only works for selling and not for servicing.) 

In addition to the pricing and value inaccuracies, the descriptions of our lodging are less than accurate.  For instance: Not all of our units have fireplaces.  RSS also forgot to mention several rules that were to be included: "New Customers Only, nights must be consecutive, not valid with other offers, Pet-Stay Fees extra, etc." They did briefly mention Black Out Dates, which BTW, are extensive: It's the only way for us to include summer at all.

We've joined others in registering a complaint with the BBB and exposing their practices in online reviews.
If you have already purchased one of these certificates, please accept our sincere apologies and join us in demanding that Southern Colorado Radio and the Radio Shopping Show are held accountable.

Call the Radio Shopping Show for a refund 719-392-4219.

If you haven't purchased one, congratulations and be forewarned.

Edie Dafoe

Fishing Report


Thanks to everyone that came to fish the 3 Lakes ice fishing contest. By now the fish have settled down and will eat. Lake Granby is fishing very good for all species. Rainbows and browns are being caught in water less then 15 feet deep on small jigs tipped with wax worms. Spoons are a great attractor. Most Lake trout are being caught at 40-70 feet of water. Tube jigs, hair jigs, spoons, and plain jig heads tipped with a small piece of sucker meat are enticing bites. 

Williams Fork, The fishing dropped off a bit this week, but there are still plenty of 12-17” lake trout being caught on the usual baits. Focus on structure in 35-65 feet of water for the best action. Tube jigs tipped with sucker meat and various jigging spoons are consistently producing a few strikes. Smaller baits like bare jigheads with a chunk of sucker and gulp minnows are also catching a few. The key is moving around to find the highest concentrations of fish. Bigger lakers have been tough to entice recently but there is always the possibility of a trophy at this lake. The best tactic for rainbows has been to fish early in the day in shallow water in one of the bays with micro jigs or crappie tubes. A few pike are also being caught in shallow water bays but action for them is hit or miss. 

The ice is about 12-14 inches thick across most of the lake with a slightly thinner area near the dam. There is still about 6 inches of snow on top of the ice. There is still no slush anywhere on the lake. Tucker Bamford

Grand Lake, The Rainbow trout and Brown trout continue to be active and hungry with the best bite being early and late in the day.  They are being found between 8ft and 16ft of water depending on time of day and are being caught on a variety of baits, but the Leech Flutter Spoon by Clam tipped with a wax worm has been my go to bait.  Lake trout are being caught all over the lake, but it takes some diligence and searching.  Get out drill some holes and use that Vexilar to determine where the Lake trout are and what their mood is for the day, seems to change every day. Ice is in good shape on the town side of the lake, use caution if venturing out, and beware of the areas with moving water, as the ice varies significantly there compared to rest of lake!.  Be safe and good luck.  Dan Shannon, Guide – Fishing with Bernie

 Thank you very much,
Bernie Keefe
po 371
Granby Co 80446
(970) 531-2318

Trail Ridge Road Open for the Season!

Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park opened today, Friday, May 29. Due to heavy melting on the road during the day and freezing temperatures at night, visitors should plan for night closures occurring at 8:00 p.m. until conditions change. This May’s snowy and wet weather patterns hampered this year’s efforts to get the road open by Memorial Day. Road crews and rangers will reassess conditions each morning and reopen the road when and if conditions allow. Alpine Visitor Center and Trail Ridge Store are expected to open soon.

Because weather conditions may change rapidly, park visitors should be prepared to adjust travel plans accordingly and are encouraged to call the park’s Trail Ridge Road recorded phone line at (970) 586-1222. Park staff will update the recorded line during and after regular office hours, when the road status changes.


The Lakes are Open

While a few boaters braved the waters of our beautiful lakes earlier in April 9while they were still mostly covered in ice, the majority waited until now.  Lake Granby, Shadow-Mountain Reservoir and Grand Lake are all completely free of ice now.  Just a few patches of snow remain in shaded area around the neighborhood.  Come on up and see why experienced fishermen love to fish this time of year!

St. Patrick"s Day Special

Make your friends green with envy!  Schedule your Get-Away in the beautiful Rocky Mountains!  For two full weeks surrounding St. Patty's Day you can do it for 17% OFF ON YOUR ENTIRE RENTAL at Mountain Lakes Lodge.  Enjoy spring skiing at any of the many Alpine and Nordic ski areas nearby.  Rent a pair of snowshoes from us for only $10/day.  Check out Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park or try snowmobiling on the areas 160 miles of maintained trails. Your adventures are waiting! Valid for any unit at either property.