Torie Giffin, Owner, Operator of Buffalo Lodge a Bicycle Resort
Torie Giffin, the Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort’s visionary and intrepid leader, has always led with her heart and passion for others. Hospitality is at her core. So, when she decided to create a resort for cyclists there was no question she was going to make it great.
The vision started in 2015. There have been hundreds of conversations with friends and community and cycling advocates over more than a few cups of coffee and Colorado’s famous brews. There are some wonderful hotels in Colorado Springs but none that caters specifically to the outdoor adventurer and especially the bicyclist. Our dreams, paired with a statewide bicycling campaign, Gov. John Hickenlooper’s declaration that Colorado will become the best state in the U.S.A. for cycling, and a realization of Outdoor Recreation as an economic driver, seemed the perfect storm and an inspiration to be a part of the transformation.
After scouring many inviting locales, developed or not, Torie learned the historic Buffalo Lodge was for sale and it seemed to perfectly fit her vision because of location, price, history and so much more. It was love at first sight. Although there were quite a few issues to secure the property and a few setbacks, Torie and her family (husband Nathan, daughter Delanie, and sons Levi and Daniel) closed June 17, 2016 with the plans for refreshing and transforming the Buffalo Lodge into a haven for cyclists and adventurers, and got straight to work!
The Giffins (L-R) Daniel, Torie, Levi, Nathan & Delanie. This photo was taken about 1 mile (1.6 km) from the Buffalo Lodge.
The Gazette – Colorado Springs woman’s dream of a bicycle resort being realized
Fox 21 News – First Bicycle Resort in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs Independent – Buffalo Lodge is home to local cycling’s latest phenomenon
Joycyclingchicks – Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort