Auctioning a “Room with a View”



“A Room with a View”

The Jersey Jim Foundation has, once again, donated a night in the  JJ Lookout Tower to the Mancos Friends of the Library.

The Night of the Stay:

Saturday, August 19, 2023

The Online Auction Runs:

Monday, May 8 to

8 pm, Sunday May 14

Thank you all for bidding!

Win a night for four in this historical fire lookout tower in the beautiful San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado.

The views are incredible!


The Mancos Friends of the Library is delighted to offer this opportunity to win a night at the Jersey Jim Fire Lookout Tower! These nights are hard to come by!
And just FYI: The 2023 season is fully booked.

All proceeds benefit the Mancos Public library and its programs.

From the Jersey Jim Foundation web site:

“A Room with a View” – Live a little bit of history and enjoy an incredible view in Southwestern Colorado with an overnight stay at the Jersey Jim Fire Lookout Tower. Formerly used to detect fires, the live-in tower rises from an aspen-lined meadow in the San Juan National Forest at almost 10,000 feet above sea level.

“The Jersey Jim was home to U.S. Forest Service fire lookouts from the 1940s to the 1970s. An historic log book inside its cab, or living quarters, chronicles their experiences. The Tower was renovated and saved from demolition in 1991 by the Jersey Jim Foundation, a non-profit volunteer organization, which operates and maintains the Tower under permit with the San Juan National Forest.