Susan Wentworth

Owner

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Susan raised her children Justin, Erica, and Alex at the lodge. She has continued to operate the Lodge as a Bed and Breakfast since the mid-eighties. The Lodge has seen many changes, including a complete renovation during the early 2000’s. Many historic buildings are disappearing from Summit County and Colorado; Susan and the lodge staff take pride in preserving this piece of Frisco history. Skiing, hiking, biking, sailing, and meeting people from all over the world are just a few reasons Susan loves owning and managing the lodge. “I had an opportunity to come back to the mountains in 1980 and I took it!” she states, “Each day is another day in paradise.”

 

Kristin Keller

General Manager

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Kristin hails from the great city of Chicago, with her undergrad at Iowa State and Masters through Cornell. After college, she moved out to Summit County and hasn't looked back for over a decade. Spending most of her working career in hospitality, she's been in many different fields from restaurants, timeshare, property management, opening a hotel, and now has settled in nicely at the Frisco Lodge Bed and Breakfast. She is a big outdoor enthusiast and would sleep under the stars every night if e could. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time on the mountain snowboarding, hiking, rafting, kayaking or just finding a good place to read, preferably by a river.  She and her boyfriend have the cutest baby pug around named Penny. You most likely will see her playing or napping in the back of the Lodge. Kristin loves this state and is very passionate about what it has to offer and learning about new cool places her guests explore. Make sure to share great ideas, as she is always looking for the next great escape, especially if it is camping when she is off. Get to know our General Manager with her top 30 things

 

Christy Reinking

Innkeeper

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Hi! I am Christy and I love being part of the Frisco Lodge family. I came to Summit County in 1982 to teach environmental science at the Keystone Science School. After two summers there I moved to Summit full-time with my husband and started teaching science at Summit High School in 1984. I recently retired from teaching and now split my time between days at Frisco Lodge and days boating, hiking, backpacking, skiing, snowshoeing, traveling, or in Silverthorne in my home and garden. My husband, two sons, and a daughter-in-law fill my life with love and adventure.

 

Thuli Machaieie

Innkeeper

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1.Name: Thuli                                                                                                                               
2. Origin: South Africa                                                                                                             
3. Food: Anything seafood
4. Magazine: Cosmopolitan
5. Outdoor activity: Chilling at the beach                                                           
6. Most unusual thing I’ve eaten: Frog legs. They tasted a little like chicken lol.
7. Movie: Salt
8. Book: Secrets
9. Color: Black
10. How many languages do you speak: I speak 11 languages and just started learning my 12th one.              11. Hobby: Travelling, laying in the sun on a beach, reading a good book.
12. 3 things I would take to a deserted island: My phone, socks and a book.
13. Song to listen to on a road trip: Anything Alicia Keys
14. Obsession: Rearranging my house
15. Quote: Do what you can, with what you have, where you are”.
16. Favorite holiday: Christmas, I love family time
17. What I do to keep fit: I run and go to the gym regularly.                           
18. Travel destination: Hawaii
19. A place to have a staycation: Naples, Florida
20. Summit County summer activity: Kayak on the lake and fishing
21. Summit County winter activity: Sit in front of a fire, reading a book and watching the snowfall
22. Colorado Hot Springs: Iron Mountain in Glenwood Springs
23. A place to snap a Summit selfie: Dillon Marina
24. Show to binge-watch: Greys Anatomy
25. On my bucket list thing: Sky diving
26. Mountain to ski: Not a much skier but keystone mountain is cool
27. Happy hour: Any place that has good vibes and is affordable lol
28. Sunset spot: Cisco beach in Nantucket
29. Favorite thing about traveling: Meeting new people, learning about new cultures, food, and seeing all the incredible places our world has to offer.
30.Dislikes: Negative people who are just out to bring everyone down. We all could do with a little more love.

 

Mandy Wheat

Innkeeper

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1.Name:  Amanda Wheat                                                                                                                 
2. Origin: Salt Lake City, Utah                                                                                             
3. Food: Italian and Mexican
4. Magazine: National Geographic
5. Outdoor activity: Fishing, Hiking, Rollerblading, Bike rides with my son, snowboarding when I can.
6. The most unusual thing I’ve eaten: Rattlesnake
7. Movie: Back to the Future.
8. Book: The Help
9. Color: Burgundy
10. How many languages do you speak: One     
11. Hobby: Art, Reading, Crocheting
12. 3 things I would take to a deserted island: A Knife, a Lighter and a fishing pole.
13. Song to listen to on a road trip: Sweet Home Alabama
14. Obsession: Photography
15. Quote: “Live life to the fullest.”
16. Favorite holiday: Christmas
17. What I do to keep fit: Drink my Shakes and Hike.
18. Travel destination: Moab (I don’t travel.)
19. A place to have a staycation: Montana
20. Summit County summer activity: Fishing, Biking, and Hiking     
21. Summit County winter activity:  Ice Fishing, Snowshoeing, Snowboard season.
22. Colorado Hot Springs: Mt. Princeton
23. A place to snap a Summit selfie: Saphire point
24. Show to binge-watch: 13 Reasons Why
25. On my bucket list thing: See the Ocean or the Sea
26. Mountain to ski: Copper Mountain.
27. Happy hour: Uptown
28. Sunset spot: Uptown top deck.
29. Favorite thing about traveling: Coming back home.
30.Dislikes: People that aren’t trustworthy. I surround myself with non-toxic individuals that value me as a whole and not just certain pieces of me.

 

Lou Dembicki

Innkeeper

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1. Name:  Lou Dembicki                                                                                                                       
2. Origin: Fort Collins, CO
3. Food: I will eat almost anything at any given time.
4. Magazine: Don’t read them
5. Outdoor activity: Disc Golf                                                                                             
6. Most unusual thing I’ve eaten: Fried chicken livers
7. Movie: Inner Worlds Outer Worlds 
8. Book: Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
9. Color: Black and white
10. How many languages do you speak: One                                                             
11. Hobby: Tending to my houseplants
12. 3 things I would take to a deserted island: Sunscreen, music, Wilbur
13. Song to listen to on a road trip: Rushing back by Flume
14. Obsession: Pug Life
15. Quote: Spread the light; Be the lighthouse 
16. Favorite holiday: Thanksgiving (mashed potatoes and gravy)
17. What I do to keep fit: Go to the gym, snowboard, hike, bike, eat healthy
18. Travel destination: Maldives
19. A place to have a staycation: Crested Butte
20. Summit County summer activity: Hiking 14ers and sailing on Lake Dillon
21. Summit County winter activity: Snowboarding
22. Colorado Hot Springs: Hot Sulphur Springs
23. A place to snap a Summit selfie: Peak of Chief Mountain
24. Show to binge watch: Handmaids Tale
25. On my bucket list thing: Hike all of the 14ers in Colorado
26. Mountain to ski: Copper
27. Happy hour: Asobi or Uptown on Main
28. Sunset spot: The bike path by the Middle School
29. Favorite thing about traveling: Escaping my own reality
30.Dislikes: Flaky people

 

Kayla Mejia

Innkeeper

1.Name:  Kayla Mejia
2. Origin: Leadville, Colorado
3. Food: Mexican Food
4. Magazine:  n/a
5. Outdoor activity: Walking
6. Most unusual thing I’ve eaten: Octopus
7. Movie: Fast Five
8. Book: The Bible
9. Color: Red
10. How many languages do you speak: Two                                                       
11. Hobby: Making money
12. 3 things I would take to a deserted island: Cellphone, a bottle of tequila, and food
13. Song to listen to on a road trip: 
14. Obsession: Don’t have one
15. Quote: “Do unto others, what you want done to you”
16. Favorite holiday: Thanksgiving
17. What I do to keep fit: Work
18. Travel destination: California
19. A place to have a staycation: Las Vegas
20. Summit County summer activity:  Fishing
21. Summit County winter activity: Sledding
22. Colorado Hot Springs:
23. A place to snap a Summit selfie: Dillon Dam
24. Show to binge-watch: Shameless
25. On my bucket list thing: Skydiving
26. Mountain to ski: Vail
27. Happy hour:
28. Sunset spot:
29. Favorite thing about traveling: Not working
30.Dislikes: Being broke, getting sick

 

Naomi Esparsen

Innkeeper

 

1.Name:  Naomi Esparsen
2. Origin: Leadville, CO
3. Food: Hot wings or Arroz con Leche
4. Magazine:  Vogue
5. Outdoor activity: Basketball
6. Most unusual thing I’ve eaten: Octopus
7. Movie: Love & Basketball
8. Book: The Hate U Give
9. Color: Blue
10. How many languages do you speak: One                                                         
11. Hobby: Listening to music
12. 3 things I would take to a deserted island: Speaker, water purifier, and a camera
13. Song to listen to on a road trip: Better on Me
14. Obsession: The Weeknd
15. Quote: “Staying in a hopeless and miserable situation doesn’t make you loyal, it just makes you miserable.”
16. Favorite holiday: My Birthday
17. What I do to keep fit: Work
18. Travel destination: New Orleans
19. A place to have a staycation: Albuquerque
20. Summit County summer activity:  Hiking
21. Summit County winter activity: Ice Skating
22. Colorado Hot Springs:
23. A place to snap a Summit selfie: Lake
24. Show to binge-watch: The 100
25. On my bucket list thing: Bungee jumping off of a cliff
26. Mountain to ski: Ski Cooper
27. Happy hour: I do not partake in any drinking activities; I am only 16.
28. Sunset spot: The field in Leadville
29. Favorite thing about traveling: Listening to music the whole way
30.Dislikes: I don’t like bad grades.

 

 

 

What people are saying...

"Love the frisco lodge! The service is amazing. The homemade breakfasts and yummy lattes are the perfect way to start the day. After a day on the slopes, coming back to homemade soup and snacks with wine complete the day."
leah j
cleveland

"This is our second stay at the Frisco Lodge during our annual ski trip. It is a wonderful place to stay; it is warm, welcoming and comfortable."
Annelle P
Mokena, Illinois

Our Favorite! We've been staying here for the past 4 or 5 years for our annual Copper Mountain ski trip. I want to echo the previous reviews regarding the great food, friendly staff and cleanliness.
Evan
Durango Colorado

"After 3 weeks on the road, this is the best. The place to stay. Charming!! Thank you."
John and Debbie Steel
Plymouth, England

"Another wonderful stay! Great staff, good food, very relaxing. Thanks…we will be back!"
John and Nancy Wench
Ballwen, MO

“If you're looking for character and comfort, Frisco Lodge is for you… Rooms are comfortable, cozy, clean and have a lot of charm.” 
Cindy
Boulder, Colorado

"A special treat and a wonderful place to stay with fabulous, friendly service. Thank you!"
Robin Diehl

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