Antelope Lodge was built in 1949 and 1950. Advertisements from
that era show that it was approved by both AAA and Duncan Hines
as a quality place to stay. Original plans for the Lodge show
a service station and garage where the office was built. Later,
there was a restaurant in part of the Lodge office now occupied
by the Last Frontier Museum.
name "Antelope Lodge" was written in stone by the mason who
built the front porch of the office. Other letters, usually
A and L, appear on some of the other porches, as well.
and Teri Smith began visiting Alpine in the early 1990s to hunt
for the beautiful agate native to the area. They always stayed
at the Antelope Lodge, and enjoyed the casual atmosphere. In
1995, John and Teri Smith bought the Antelope Lodge and moved
to Alpine. Since that time, they have been gently restoring
the Lodge rooms by updating the plumbing and mechanicals while
keeping the "rustic casual" atmosphere. Some of the rooms even
have the original "cowboy oak" furnishings from 1949.
room at the Lodge is different and unique. Some have colored
cement tile or linoleum floors from the 1950s. Others have carpet.
Furnishings and artworks also vary from room to room. If you're
looking for a comfortable, casual place to stay, the Antelope
Lodge is for you!