Gary Bieske, owner of Pikes Peak Resort – long-time resident of the Woodland Park area he fell in love with a 160-acre mountain ranch in a secluded part of northern Teller County in 1997.
After years of searching, the ranch met all of my criteria; surrounded by National Forest, abundance of wildlife, year-round stream with pastures, easy access via county maintained road, and very quiet with no highways nearby.
Let’s Build a Resort
My dream was to build a resort where guests can experience the joy and relaxation of luxurious accommodations in the heart of mother nature. To share with visitors what I see everyday and say, “WOW at approximately 7,800′.
I started in 2000 building a resort from the ground up and opened two luxury guest cabins in June of 2002.
The Hayman Fire devastated the area two (2) weeks later claiming both cabins, luckily sparing my home (Wilderness Cabin ). After thoughtful consideration, I decided to rebuild and the Elk Ridge and Eagle Crest Cabin were opened in spring of 2003. With an enormous amount of help from friends, family and the community, the ranch has been reclaimed and is now a mixture of grasslands and forest.
Shortly after the Hayman Fire , I took advantage of some depressed real estate prices to pickup an additional eighty (80)acres and an 8,000 square foot home adjacent to the ranch for a future guest lodge.
The home was remodeled and opened as the Westcreek Lodge in the summer of 2005 with four (4) spacious Guest Suites. After eight (8) years of being in the Bed & Breakfast Industry I decided to close the lodge in 2010 and and focus solely on our cabins. New residence & office is now located on our property; nine (9) County Rd 78.
Meet The Staff
You will find all of our employees here at Pikes Peak Resort to be friendly, accommodating and dedicated to make your Colorado vacation a memorable one.
Resort Manager- Vivian raised in Colorado Springs, Coast Guard Veteran, moved back to Colorado upon retirement and lives locally – employed at PPR since 2008.
Assistant Manager/Housekeeper – Alisha, Colorado native grew up in Littleton and lives locally and also lost her home during the Hayman fire; employed at PPR since 2011.
Weekend Reservations/Housekeeping – Beth, Colorado native lives in Woodland Park – mother of three rambunctious boys.
The Dream Continues..
After spending years of rebuilding cabins, remodeling the lodge and reclaiming the land, we are thankful for our customers support and that we may share our beautiful & serene location.
Come visit us and relax in the secluded splendor of Pikes Peak Resort!
Gary Bieske, owner