Re: family friendly destinations???
The ideal summer destination for families.
Summer events, concert events, shopping, horseback riding, atv tours, hiking, biking, gondola rides, etc...
It's not only a winter destination...plus, lodging rates drop dramatically in the summer.
This gives you the chance to fish the Eagle, Gore Creek, The Colorado, The Blue, Roaring Fork, The Pan and there's a few high mountain lakes and creeks that are just a hike away.
Spend the day at Glenwood Springs, drop the kids and wife off at Glenwood Canyon Park for the tour and get your fish on! Only an hour up the road.
Or head to Silverthorne to fish the Blue and drop the wife and kids off at the outlet mall.
Or drop the wife and kids off for a horseback ride on the way to the Colorado and get a guided float trip. You could even book a float trip on the Eagle or the Blue depending on flows!
If you stay in Vail, you can fish right through town so if you get the itch you can get a line wet a few steps away from where you stay.
I think you are limiting yourself in a lodge situation...most lodges cater to fishing or hunting and thus have activites around that. You don't want your kids and wife sitting in a lodge bored while you are out fishing.