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Mountain Retreat With Pond Bordering National Forest

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4.4 / 5Excellent
7 reviews


  • Spa
  • Kitchen
  • Hot Tub


What's nearby

  • Airport
    Pagosa Springs, CO (PGO-Stevens Field)
    20 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Stevens Reservoir
    24 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Pagosa Springs Golf Club
    29 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts
    30 min drive

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    About this area

    Pagosa Springs

    Located in Pagosa Springs, Mountain Retreat With Pond Bordering National Forest is in a rural location and on a lake. Fred Harman Art Museum and Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts are cultural highlights, or if an activity is on the agenda, check out Pagosa Springs Golf Club.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Stevens Reservoir - 24 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Pagosa Springs Golf Club - 29 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts - 30 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Sheep Creek Trail - 34 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Chimney Rock National Monument - 41 min drive

    Getting around

    • Durango, CO (DRO-La Plata County) - 97 min drive

    About this property

    Mountain Retreat With Pond Bordering National Forest

    Romantic lodge with spa tub and sauna
    CONTACT OWNER FOR SPECIAL SEASONAL OR SMALLER GROUP RATES! Perfect location for your group's private getaway! The lodge sits on 122 acres bordering national forest on 3 sides where you can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, sledding, snow shoeing or just sitting on the deck enjoying the beautiful mountain views! A small private lake (pond)(approx. 8 acres) is located on the property where you can enjoy watching the wildlife or row or paddle boating from the dock (life preservers required!). The main floor of the lodge includes a huge great room with a gas fireplace and TV, a dining area with seating for 20 (extra chairs provided), a large, well-stocked kitchen with two of everything: ovens, sinks, dishwashers, cook tops (10 burner gas cook top and 5 burner electric) and refrigerators. The main floor also includes a l/2 bathroom and the master bedroom with its own full bathroom and private access to the deck and back sun room. The large deck with mountain and lake views and the gas grill are located off of the great room. Upstairs are 5 bedrooms: The first bedroom, Deer Hill, has two twin beds; the Wolf Den bedroom has a king sized extra long bed. There is a bathroom in between these two bedrooms. Leopard Ledge bedroom has a queen sized bed and its own bathroom. The Elk bedroom has a queen sized bed, and the Fish bedroom on the end has a king sized bed with a bathroom between them. There is a small sleeping/sitting area (loft) outside of the Fish bedroom that has a full size futon and an ottoman that folds into a twin bed. The basement has a small TV room with full size sofa sleeper and a small library (sitting room) with a full size futon. The Bear Bedroom in the basement has two full sized beds and its own bathroom and a steam shower. Across from the TV room is the Horse Corral Bedroom with 3 sets of bunk beds (one bed is full sized). The third bedroom in the basement, the Duck Room, has a queen sized bed and its own bathroom. Also in the basement is the laundry room with a washer/dryer. You can walk outside from the basement to the shady patio with pond and mountain views that is equipped with a hammock and table and chairs. There is also a hot tub out this door on the patio. In summer there is a one-acre flat area near the lodge with water that is available for camping. All of this within minutes of the beautiful town of Pagosa Springs that offers world class hot springs, golf, fishing, hiking, biking and skiing. You are also close enough for day trips to Mesa Verde Park, Navajo Reservoir, Durango/Silverton Railway and many other activities and attractions. SMALLER GROUPS (12 guests or less) CAN RENT TOP TWO FLOORS (SIX BEDROOMS) ONLY FOR DISCOUNTED PRICE. ASK OWNER FOR DETAILS
    Guest accommodations at Mountain Retreat With Pond Bordering National Forest offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Accommodations offer separate living rooms and include sofa beds. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers.
    Mountain Retreat With Pond Bordering National Forest features a spa tub and a sauna.
    Mountain Retreat With Pond Bordering National Forest is a smoke-free property.
    Recreational amenities at the lodge include a spa tub and a sauna.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property manager

    Susan Thomas

    Speaks English



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    Check-out before 10:00 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.


    • Pets not allowed

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Parties and events are allowed on site. 

    Property is also known as

    • Mountain Retreat Pond Bordering National Forest Pagosa Springs
    • Mountain Retreat Pond Borring
    • Mountain Retreat With Pond Bordering National Forest Lodge

    Property amenities


    • Available in some public areas: Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Parking available

    Things to do

    • Billiards/pool table
    • Sauna
    • Spa tub

    Family friendly

    • Highchair
    • Kitchen
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Separate dining area
    • Separate living room
    • Sofa bed

    Languages spoken

    • English


    • In-room accessibility


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Heating
    • Linens
    • Sofa bed


    • 7 bathrooms
    • Bathtub
    • Hair dryer
    • Towels


    • Cable/satellite channels
    • TV

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Dining room
    • Dishwasher
    • Kitchen
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Toaster

    Outdoor space

    • Patio


    • Dryer
    • Fireplace
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Phone
    • Separate living room

    Nearby things to do


    • Cross-country skiing
    • Ecotours
    • Hiking/biking trails
    • Mountain biking
    • Rafting
    • Skiing
    • Sledding
    • Snowboarding
    • Snowmobiling

    Frequently asked questions



    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    4/5 Good

      Ideal for large group

      Beautiful setting and ideal site for a lot of out of state guests to stay for our daughter’s wedding. The kitchen was ideal when we cooked for the crowd and the bridal party loved sipping mimosas on the deck watching the cows in the valley and the enjoying the lake view, while preparing for ceremony. My lower rating on cleanliness was a result of miscommunication with the staff, and my feeling is this is definitely not the norm.

      4/5 Good

        Great layout for our family's needs.

        Loved the large great room with the 3 sitting areas and the 3 tables. The kitchen was wonderful to work in. Having 3 refrigerators was so helpful when it is so far to go shopping. Most of us did not have cell service but I guess that is going to happen when you get so far out. The large porch to enjoy the view was used by everyone.

        5/5 Excellent

          Great for our family reunion!

          The house was clean and working. We really enjoyed our stay.

          5/5 Excellent

            Best Trip Yet

            We had a great stay at Elk Lodge. House was wonderful, we had everything we needed for an enjoyable vacation with family and friends. Ken was on site and was PHENOMENAL. He was available for any needs we had and went above and beyond to be sure our stay was GREAT. We will be back!! Susan was great as well, great Communication about location and very responsive with any questions we had.

            5/5 Excellent

              Wonderful, huge house! We had the best time! verything was perfect for our mountain Christmas!

              So much fun! Would love to see it in the summer!

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