Location: South Fork, Co. (20m. E. of Wolf Creek Pass) on the Rio Grande River
Accommodations: Cabin, 3 bedrooms 2 baths (sleeps 10-12)
We invite you to come and stay in our vacation home, where you’ll find everything you need for the best vacation ever. Recently, completely remodeled, from floor to ceiling, the home is newly furnished with items bought specifically with the comfort of all who stay with us in mind. While there are plenty of cabins to choose from, we think you will enjoy ours.
You will find the home nestled down in a cult sac where the road ends and where neighbors are few and space is abundant. The house is open and inviting in the daytime, and cozy and warm to return to in the evening. The living room is very large and offers two great sitting areas. If you are a TV watcher or movie seeker, then the 42 in. flat scr. TV area is for you with several couches, oversized chairs, ottomans, pillows, and throws. Same kind of plush seating is offered on the other side of living room where you can cozy up to the fireplace with a good book. Across the room the log bar is a perfect place to enjoy a drink and conversation while sitting by picture windows looking at mtn. views or watching the kids playing outside in the fenced area. Enjoy family dinners around the handcrafted aspen table in the dining room with seating for 12.
The fully equipped kitchen w/ granite counters, dishwasher, and new appliances overlooks the dining area and has its own bar area with bar stools. The breakfast nook with its seating for 6 more and picture windows make a great place to view wildlife and enjoy coffee in the mornings.
Two bedrooms have queen beds w/ aspen furniture and quilted bedding. Both rooms have armories with TVs for those who need a little TV time before turning lights out. Open a window and enjoy the cool air, or pull the curtains for privacy. The third bedroom offers 3 sets of bunk beds. This makes a great room for the kids or adults. A game table and chairs are also found in this room.
Need a space to let kids be kids? Send them down the hall to the other end of the house – (no stairs to worry about or noise from above in this one –story), but don’t be surprised to find the big kids in the game room also! This room has a TV w/ VHS/DVD player with sofa and comfy chair area along with fuse ball table, ping pong, and dart board. Plenty of movies games and puzzles to choose from.
Outside features patio decking all across the back and a gas BBQ. Lots of room for ice chests and extra chairs for all to gather round. Of course the very best feature of the house and property is the Rio Grande River running in the back yd. There is no better place to fish than right here. Whatever you do, don’t miss out on the simple pleasure of enjoying the river. Stroll from the house to the rivers edge checking on the fisherman and their catch. Or grab a chair, take a book, and go sit by the water. It is the reason we love this home. If fishing’s not your thing, grab a raft and float the river. You can start upstream and float right to the house.
For your convenience, we have made available sat TV, local phone service, and wireless internet should you feel the need to be connected. If you want to escape from those things, we have a complete list of ideas for you to explore or maybe you want to do nothing. That’s what’s great about staying here. You decide how you want to spend your vacation. Most important is a home that you are comfortable in and find to be the perfect spot. We hope you find it here in our home that we share with you.
We were a family group of six adults and three children. We had a great time in this awesome cabin on the Rio Grande River. It's located in the middle of many exciting and beautiful locations and things to do. Fishing, rafting, sightseeing, hiking, horseback riding, shopping and good restaurants.
The house description was as described. We did have trouble locating it, but only because we followed our GPS and not the instructions they had sent us originally! The house was great! There were 8 of us, 2 families. We enjoyed the large living room with 2 separated areas, the fireplace area the adults congregated around, and the TV area the kids took over. The kitchen was very well equipped with all the essentials plus some, as we did cook a bunch. The owner was great to work with as well and very accomodating.
My wife and I and our 7 children had a delightful time at this very cozy, clean, comfortable, and kid-friendly cabin! We arrived late Friday night to discover a complimentary bottle of California red - delicious - thanks! Woke up early Saturday to the older kids putting together their rods and reels and promptly headed to the river behind house with camping chairs, drinks, breakfast, and high expectations! We had to be outside for 6 hours by the beautiful river! We crossed the river on a log to get to the prime fishing hole and busied ourselves building a rock crossing, wading in the clean, stream waters once the sun had exerted its power! The younger children enjoyed exploring and walking in and around river rocks while the older kids persisted in catching their limits. Saturday afternoon the kids played outdoors on the giant play structure, played indoors trying to beat Dad at ping pong and foosball -a delight for all! We headed to Pagosa Springs for Church and pizza and got to see Wolf Creek Pass in the light - simply breathtaking! Lights out once home to get ready for some lake fishing in the morning! We headed out early to Big Meadows Reservoir (about 15 minutes drive) for some of the best photos and lake fishing in the area. Kids had a great time exploring, hiking, fishing and watching a very acrobatic squirrel climb to the top of a pine and drop cones below anticipating winter! Once home we took naps in our very comfortable beds then awoke to some more family games before trailering our UTV up to Park Creek just to the west of South Fork proper. We spent 3 hours traversing the mountainsides to the peak, stopping for a picnic, and viewing all the wildlife (turkeys, marmots, chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits, and even some curious cows grazing)! What was truly amazing is that we probably saw only 10 other people on this very wonderful jeep trail - we truly fely we were in God's Country! Sunday night was card night in the nook that is surrounded by windows that let in the full moon! Monday morning we played family football in the fenced in backyard before roasting hot dogs on the grill for brunch. We promptly loaded up UTV for a trip to explore Creede, a wonderful small mining town nestled in the meadows between the Rockies north on Hwy 149. Our UTV ride was once again spectacular - real difficult to compare the multivarious beauties of the Rockies. We stopped for home baked pie at Blue Creek, taking the advice of owner, who is The Best!!
We just completed a week at this home. There were 9 of us (all guys) there for an annual fishing trip to CO from Texas. This was the most enjoyable home we have ever rented. The location was great (close to town -- South Fork -- but very private). The best things about this home was the room arrangement, space, and above all the quality of all the furnishings in the house (furniture, kitchen utinsels, appliances, beds). The large (50" I think) Sony flat screen with surround sound system was great for 3 nights watching the complete series of "Lonesome Dove." Overall, a great value for all the space and quality. Thanks for the use of your home.
We have stayed at Rio Rainbow Retreat 2 different times. It is the perfect place for a large gathering of friends and family. The river is within walking distance. We have only stayed during the summer and fall so can't give any ideas on winter activites. However, there is horseback riding close by, as well as, lots of hiking trails. Fishing is always a fun time with the river close nad a coiple of lakes nearby.
The cabin itself is very comfortable. Even though it is 2900 square feet, it actually is very cozy. The nice part is it is fully furnished....all you need to bring is food and your personal items.
We would definitely stay here again!!!!!