Buckhorn lodge is a backcountry/off trail resort for outdoor enthusiasts in the Angeles National Forest on the Angeles Crest Highway, close to Mount Waterman. Our dwelling is a frozen in time 1950's ski lodge that's run along the lines of a co-op.The lodge is a two story rustic hut that sleeps up to 25 people with full kitchen facilities, a fireplace, sleeping and eating areas, and gas powered heating and hot water. Low cost memberships are available. Once members learn the open & close up procedure, they have year round use of the lodge. We have pool parties, beach parties, canoe trips on the Colorado River, hikes to a 60' Kodak moment waterfall, low cost trips to Mammoth, a yearly weeklong trip to a ski resort out of state, and whitewater rafting on the Kern River.
The lodge is off the grid. There is no mains electricity, no cellphone signal. However, it has a sleeping area (divided into two), fresh water (fed by a spring), a propane gas tank to power hot water and the stove, and a fireplace. Lighting comes from LED bulbs powered by batteries, which get recharged by solar power, and when we need more, there's a generator.
Events and Activities
We organize Annual Events, both at the lodge and elsewhere. We do two trips to Mammoth, and an out of state ski trip, a Summer Beach Party, a Rafting, a pool party and a Christmas party. We organize events at the lodge: A kid's party, Halloween party, an Art show, wine tasting. In addition, members are responsible for the care and upkeep of the lodge and surrounding area, we typically have two or three work parties in the year, in the Spring and the Fall.
The lodge is also a base for other activities. In the Spring, Summer and Fall, the lodge is a base for activiities such as hiking, biking or fishing - Mt Waterman (approx 1 mile away) has a chair ride which can get you, and your bike, to the top of the hill during the summer. Some of our favorite hikes from the lodge are Waterman Loop, Will Thrall Peak, and Cooper Canyon Falls. In the winter, when the snow comes, cross country skiing and skiing and snowboarding at nearby Mt Waterman. The lodge also has a large fireplace, and usually has plenty of wood.
We have a new website (set up in December 2016). You're looking at it. Hopefully it will be easier to remember than the old name.
To accompany the website, we also have a blog, which you can find at blog.buckhornlodge.org.