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General Policies

  • Check-in at 3:00pm; Check-out at 10:00am
  • Full payment is due at the time of booking.
  • Any changes must be made 30 days in advance of arrival and is based on availability.
  • Cancellations must be made 30 days or more in advance of arrival and will be given 80% credit towards a future stay. Cancellation within 30 days of arrival are given no credit. There are no refunds.
  • Weather conditions should be monitored by the guest. Guests unable to come based on the closure of Red Mountain Pass will be given full credit, valid for 1 year from scheduled arrival date.

Local Guide Services

Having an experienced guide can enhance your stay in both winter and summer by giving you an opportunity to learn more about the unique San Juan Mountain terrain, snowpack and trails. Guests are responsible for themselves in the backcountry. If not familiar and comfortable with travel and recreation in mountainous terrain, a local guide service is recommended. While there are many backcountry guides, these have experienced our hut and are experts on our surrounding area:

>> Mountain Trip

>> Peak Mountain Guides

>>San Juan Expeditions

>> Trail Run Adventures

Massages at Thelma

To schedule a massage, contact Suzy Loeffler at 970-519-1642 or via her website

Pet Policy

We allow well-behaved dogs to join their people at the Hut with the additional cost of $50 per night.

Support our light touch

We at Thelma Hut want to leave the lightest touch possible on this pristine landscape.

  • Please conserve water, minimize trash and respect the wildlife.
  • Bathroom includes sinks and flushing toilet. Limited water supply does not allow for showers.
  • Guests are responsible for their own trash and recyclables (pack in/pack out).

Hut Policies

  • This is a privately owned hut and as such, guests may bring their own alcoholic beverages.
  • Storage for personal food is limited.
  • Guests are not allowed in the kitchen when Hut Keeper is present.
  • Please leave shoes, boots and gear in ski room.┬áSkis, snow shoes, snow boards and poles should remain outside.

What to bring

In addition to your clothes, gear and toiletries, we recommend the following:

  • Guests should bring their own sleeping bag liners and pillow case or sheets. Down comforters and pillows are provided.
  • For sauna use, bring headlamps, towels and boots to walk to the sauna.
  • Slippers or socks for walking around the Hut.
  • A refillable water bottle – filtered and purified water is provided.

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