MEET THE PEOPLE

Mary Jo Coulehan
Chamber of Commerce Director

Bob & Valerie Goodman
Proprietors of Goodman's Department Store

Jeff Greer
Proprietor of Overlook Mineral Springs & Spa

Joanne Irons
Youth Advocate & Mother

John, Ivy & Ryder King
An Extreme Family

Clifford Lucero
Archuleta Conty Commissioner

Guy & Diane Ludwick
Proprietors of Fireside Inn Cabins

Madeline Lyon
Proprietor of Wild Spirit Gallery

Maria MacNamee
Proprietor of Happy Trails Ladies Boutique

Giuseppe Margiotta
Outdoor Enthusiast

Bill McKown
Airport Manager

Diane Munson
Massage Therapist

Morgan Murri
Founder of GECKO

Edgar Ortiz
Proprietor of Chavolo's Mexican Restaurant

Udgar & Puja Parsons
Proprietors of Growing Spaces

Troy Persson
PGA Pro & Golf Club General Manager

Davey & Rosanne Pitcher
Proprietors of Wolf Creek Ski Area

Angel & Marsha Preuit
Proprietors of Healing Waters Resort & Spa

Doug Purcell
Colorado Divison of Wildlife

Bob, Lisa & the Scott Family
A Love for Community

Tony Simmons
Proprietor of Pagosa Brewing Co.

Todd & Kellie Stevens
Proprietors of Farrago Market Café & Alley House Grille

Keely Whittington
Proprietor of The Springs Resort & Spa

Matt Yoksh
Proprietor of Pagosa Ski Rentals

Guy & Diane Ludwick
Helping guests ensure that vacations are uniquely fitted to them

X or, more accurately, a circle marked the spot for Diane and Guy Ludwick.

In 1997, after seeing the Wolf Creek Valley while on a family vacation, the couple circled the area on the map and wrote, “future home.” In 2000, that became a reality.

After taking vacations from Florida to Colorado with their children for 16 years, the couple moved to Summit County in 1998, but when the spring was “too cold for too long,” the couple would travel to Pagosa Country over long weekends and camp in the Jackson Mountain area.

After moving to the area in 2000, the couple purchased the Fireside Cabins in 2003 and immediately began transforming the cabins into unique visions of what Colorado is and is expected to be.

Each spring, the Ludwicks harvest rocks from the river to use in landscaping around the cabins and throughout the property that compliment Diane’s skills learned in a master gardening class.

Guy’s master carpentry skills and creativity show, as does their knack for picking out antiques. The result is that no two cabins are alike.

Just as no two cabins are alike, the Ludwicks help their guests ensure that vacations are uniquely fitted to them.

Diane and Guy double as outdoor enthusiasts, often found on the same trails they point their guests to — telemark skiing, cross country skiing or snowshoeing — to not only have fun, but to keep apprised of where the best conditions exist.

It’s not uncommon for the couple to invite guests onto their porch or into their home on the business’ grounds, maps sprawled out on a table, to find the perfect cross country skiing, snowshoeing or hunting location while sharing a root beer.

“We open our home, as well as our business to these people,” Diane says.

As well as opening their home and business, the Fireside staff opens their ears, minds and hearts.

“We truly try to make our facility very homey, very family oriented and feeling,” Diane says. “We talk a lot to our guests, we find out what their needs are, we find out if there’s anything we can do for them and we try to take that extra step.”