Archer's Poudre River Resort

The Mishawaka Amphitheatre


Walter Thompson homesteaded the Mishawaka site in 1916. To produce income on the property, he built 6 rental cabins, a rustic store and dance hall. He named his resort "Mishawaka" after a favorite Indiana town. As the property changed ownership through the years, the rental cabins were no longer used and the venue has changed.

Mishawaka's main attraction today is music group concerts staged in an outdoor amphitheater that replaced the old Thompson apple orchard. The setting is right on The Cache La Poudre and will be an event to place in your memory book for future enjoyment. Today people come from all over the country from New York to California to hear Dark Star Orchestra, The Hot Buttered Rum String Band, The Subdudes, The David Grisman Quintet and many others including local talent. The concerts begin in May and continue to September.

Mishawaka is located 18 miles down the Cache La Poudre River from Archer's Poudre River Resort.The restaurant is open for Lunch and Dinner Thursday through Sunday May to September.

For information on up coming concerts visit their Page at
Call us at Archer's Poudre River Resort to make your reservations for one of our cabins for a week long retreat and your concert treats. These concerts can be very popular and they sell out very quickly.