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The lodge was built in 1924 by Henry and Bertha Dahlem. Henry Dahlem was the first sheriff of Park County. The family operated a saw mill located approximately 3/4 mile up Grinnell Creek, where they milled all the timber for the construction of the lodge and cabins. The first cabins were small and shared a central bath house. The lodge was originally named Red Star Camp and Merchantile until after the war when the family changed the name to Shoshone Lodge. The large dining hall and trophy great room area that you see today were completed in 1932

Around 1950, Henry and Bertha’s son Harry took over operations of the lodge with his young wife Betty. The family also built a ski area which was originally located above the lodge area but was soon moved to the other side of the Shoshone River on the shadier North facing slopes. Harry died at the young age of 37 in March of 1954, leaving Betty widowed with a 2 year old son, Keith and 6 month old baby girl, Debbie, and a business to run. Most of the cabins that you see today were constructed in the late 1920’s to 1940’s. Many of the original cabins first built are still located on property today and are located near the corral area. They are used for tack and storage sheds.

In 2006, Debbie's son Mike and his wife Betsy purchased Shoshone Lodge where they continue to preserve a fourth generation family legacy that Mike's great grandparents started almost 100 years ago.

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