We’re so excited to have the lodge become ours in just four more days! The previous owners have rented back from us for the month of January so February 1st is the first day to feel like it’s ours! We plan to spend the month of February preparing the lodge, thinking through and developing procedures that will make life at the lodge flow smoothly. We’re holding weekly social events for the five or six potential residents (and their parents) to join our three definite residents, giving us all the opportunity to get to know each other and to make decisions on whether Hilltop Ranch is the right step for each of these adults. We’ll determine an official “Move-In Day” for the first residents although they’ll be getting their rooms set up before then. They’re just too excited!
Since we haven’t settled on our first house parents yet (we’re currently interviewing for that position), the parents of the first residents will be taking turns living at the lodge and being the temporary house parents. I think we’re all a bit jealous of our children and want to live at the beautiful lodge ourselves!
Today we signed the contract to purchase the Lodge at 201 Pinecrest Way in the small town of Palmer Lake, CO. It happened to be Giving Tuesday as well as the day we first posted the video of the lodge. A big day! At this time (and Giving Tuesday isn’t over!), we’ve received just over $30,700 in donations. How blessed we are!
We’re excited to be days away from signing a contract on a beautiful lodge! The problem is that we can’t show it yet since we’ve signed an NDA. Check back within the next week when we will be unveiling it to everyone!
After many months of looking for land and learning more and more about zoning and land use approval processes, we know we need to start our dream in phases. We are excited to change our focus to starting with one home for our first residents and their caregiver(s). We are looking for a house with many bedrooms or a lodge/inn and have several possibilities we’re learning more about.
We plan to see our first home off to a good start with thriving residents and then continue looking for land that will work for our full model.
If anyone would like to learn more about becoming a resident, just contact us.
Thanks to so many that have given to Hilltop Ranch. Donations will help make Phase One a reality!
Although we’ve kept putting effort over the years into making Hilltop Ranch a reality, we’re now putting our full effort forward along with others who have joined us. We’ve had some promising meetings, have made some great contacts, and are planning visits to communities that have come to our attention. Please contact us to learn more! Becky