(Memorial Day to Labor Day)
Reservations Made by Phone or Email Only
(strongly suggested if you want a bed)
During the summer we make a couple of our rooms available as hostel space for adventurers on the Colorado Trail and others who are coming to enjoy the beauty and wonders of the Colorado mountains during the summer season.
Our hostel space consists of three distinct lodging options: a "by the bed" co-ed hostel space on the ground floor, two private bedrooms with shared bathroom in a newly remodeled apartment upstairs, and a handful of tent sites with access to an indoor bathroom. See below for details and photos.
Note that we only allow dogs in the tent sites outside--not in the buildings. We no longer offer drive-in camping (in tents, vehicles or RV's). Our tent sites are provided only as an overnight option for hiking guests looking for a hot shower and laundry facilities.
See hostel details, resupply box instructions, and shuttle information below.
- We have private suites and vacation homes available year-round that can be reserved online (see the Vacation Home and Riverside Suites pages on our website, or hit the "Check Availability" button and put in your dates to see what we have available).
Downstairs Hostel Gallery
Upstairs Hostel Gallery
The Downstairs Hostel, with 4 twin beds in two separate sleeping areas and direct access to a patio in the back garden overlooking the river, includes a community kitchen and lounge/TV area; shared bathroom/shower; laundry (we have loaner clothes available if you want to wash everything you have!); clean, comfortable beds (we supply a full set of linens, pillow and pillowcase, and a towel); free wi-fi and electrical recharge stations; and access to The Park at Two Bridges, with a trout pond, picnic area, games, and other outdoor amenities and relaxation areas. Hostel beds are $50 per night (2023 season).
The Upstairs Hostel has two private bedrooms, one with a queen-sized bed and the other with two twin-sized beds, that share access to a full kitchen, bathroom, living room, and laundry room. These rooms are supplied with a full set of linens and towels for your comfort and include the amenities noted above. These rooms are priced at $125 per night on weekdays and $150 per night on weekends/holidays (2023 season).
The Outdoor Hostel provides your own tent site (priced per-person staying at the site) and picnic table along the river, plus access to an indoor bathroom/shower and laundry. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the Outdoor Hostel only (if their humans clean up after them and take care of them). Tenting is $25 per person per night (2023 season).
We are within walking distance (2/3 of a mile) of several restaurants, a brewery, a winery, the post office, and a laundromat. There are a few resupply stores in town, including Platte River Outfitters , Dollar General, and Rosalie's Market, a small grocery with fresh produce and meat. We have a collection of bicycles available for our guests to use if they want to give their feet a rest as they explore Bailey.
Hostel lodging is reserved only via telephone or email.
Full payment for lodging cost is due at time of booking.
Reservations are encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome too!
If your arrival date changes and we have availability on the new date we will be as flexible as possible to accommodate a date change. See our terms and conditions on the availability page for full hostel cancellation or date change details.
Maximum stay length is 3 nights unless you make prior arrangements with management.
No smoking is allowed on the property or in any of the lodging areas.
No pets are allowed in the Hostel or any other lodging.
Two Bridges Lodge is not 420-friendly. If you choose to use, please do it elsewhere.
Outdoor Hostel Photos
Resupply Box Instructions
We will accept and hold resupply boxes for reserved guests at no additional charge. Please send your packages via:
USPS at P.O. Box 629, Bailey, CO 80421 (any box sent via the Post Office MUST include the P.O. Box, not our street address (USPS will not deliver it here)
FedEx/UPS at 59786 US Highway 285, Bailey, CO 80421.
Please address your package to Two Bridges Lodge, Attn: [Your Name and arrival date] so we will know whose it is. It also helps if you put your name and arrival date on the small side of the box. We will pick up the Post Office delivered boxes and hold them in our office for your arrival.
Make sure you allow enough time ahead of your arrival in Bailey (and maybe a day or two earlier in case you move faster than anticipated) for the box to arrive. We have had hikers beat their boxes in and then leave before the box arrives.
We will hold boxes up to 2 weeks after your designated arrival date, then they go into the hiker box if not claimed.
Colorado Trail Shuttle Instructions
If you are a guest of Two Bridges Lodge and would like a shuttle from the trail to the Lodge, we ask that you make a reservation for your lodging (with us) before hitting the trail. We encourage you to hitchhike in to Bailey if you are comfortable doing so. Shuttle costs/policies are shown to the right.
If you are SOBO and want to come off before Rolling Creek, text our guest services at 970-610-6656 when you go into Waterton Canyon to confirm you are on the trail.
1) You will have intermittent cell service along the way. If your timing or plans change along the way, text again when you have service.
2) You should pick up cell service about 3 miles out from Rolling Creek. Call or text us from there with your estimated arrival time at Wellington Lake Road (a little bit short of the Rolling Creek Trailhead).
3) We will confirm receipt of that text and pick you up at the parking area where the trail crosses Wellington Lake Road.
If you would like a pick-up at Kenosha Pass, there is intermittent cell service on both SOBO and NOBO approaches to Kenosha Pass, so just give us as much warning as possible if you want a ride from there.
We run shuttle service for guests only between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. On Sundays we will do a morning run at 7 and afternoon runs between 2 and 5 p.m. Outbound runs will be scheduled at the Lodge.
Rolling Creek Trailhead (between Segments 3 &4)--$20 per person each way (maximum charge $50 if you come in with a group of 3 or more hikers).
Kenosha Pass (between Segments 5 & 6)--$20 per person each way (maximum charge $50 if you come in with a group of 3 or more hikers).
We can shuttle bikes and dogs (for Outdoor Hostel guests only) to/from either stop (please request the truck).
If you request an inbound shuttle and we dispatch a driver, you will be charged for that shuttle even if you accept a ride or hitch down with someone else before the driver gets there. It is an hour round-trip for our drivers plus gas and wear and tear on their vehicle, so please respect them if you ask them to come get you.
Shuttles to other locations may be available depending upon how busy we are, shuttle and driver availability, etc. Costs will be negotiated at the time of booking.
Payment for shuttles is made the day of service and can be made via cash or card.