About the property
- Lodge4200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
Lemon Lake Lodge is Dog and Horse Friendly
Lemon Lake Lodge - Durango, CO - Outdoors, Vacation
Lemon Lake Lodge is a nicely decorated mountain retreat/split level vacation home nestled in the San Juan Mountains at 8,300 elevation. The Lodge sleeps up to 14 adults and 2 children (2 single bunk beds). Includes a large fully equipped kitchen complete with dishwasher and washer/dryer. You, your family and friends can get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
This quaint little vacation spot is the perfect place for; a romantic get-away, a guy’s week of hunting or fishing, large family reunions, or just getting away from city life...
You’ll find plenty of activities to do while staying at Lemon Lake Lodge. From kayaking to boating or maybe a lazy day floating on the lake, you’ll find an abundance of trails to hike and fish to catch. If you feel your inner cowboy coming out you can go horseback riding with one of the Outfitters close by.
Dog and Horse Friendly!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 10, 2018
About Sue Singleton
We are a family run business serving families and groups of people from all over the country and we are very happy to share our beautiful Lodge and views with you.
Sue Singleton purchased this Lodge in 2004
Why Sue Singleton chose Durango
The Location of the Lodge itself is on a remote mountain lake with spectacular views where you can truly get away from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives and enjoy the quiet of the wilderness broken by the occasional coyote howling in the distance. At night we have very little light pollution up here on the Lake and star gazing is a favorite past time. If you have a telescope and are looking for a great location to star gaze while on vacation this is a great place located at an elevation of 8,300 feet. The location to the Lake is wonderful and a short walk to the mouth of the Florida River where it empties into Lemon Lake. This is the honey spot for trout fishing. No need to travel to the forest because you’re right in the middle of the San Juan Forest with your own private access to the Forest from Lemon Lake Lodge property. Just walking out the door from the Lodge is a door opening into the wilderness. From there all you have to do is put one foot in front of the other and you're in prime wilderness and at times you may feel like you’re footsteps are the very first footsteps ever on your path. We are located near two major trail heads for hiking and horse/mule pack trails. The trails are very well maintained and offer all levels of experience to enjoy.
What makes this Lodge unique
No neighbors that you can see from the Lodge. It is total un-obscured wilderness and mountain lake views
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Wonderful for large families.
The most beautiful view from the lodge! All the children had so much fun in the lake and we loved how close it was. The house had enough room for all 16 of us. Although some missed the wi-fi others of us were glad we didn't have it. The home could use some updating but we still had a wonderful time. A very enjoyable week! Thanks for sharing your lodge with us!
great place for large family of 12
Plenty of space in and outside. Inside two big tables for eating and playing games. Porch outside great and big yard area for kids to play. Lemon Lake across street great for fishing and kids water play. Water pretty cool but the kids did not care. Take rafts or floats. Lots of people out on canoes or kayak. Hugh lake. House in area for hiking or road to go up top 11 miles on UTVs right from house
Only thing no Wifi and no cell if you have ATT. Some for Verizon and you are about 25 minutes from town. They Do have a house phone for someone to call you. If you like mountains and away from everyone this is your place. 👍�
Great view from the living room and kitchen table. Friendly.
It is about 30 minutes east of Durango. Higher elevation. Lemon Lake was up so it was right across the gravel road. Owner or caretaker allowed us to use their boat and a couple of fishing poles.
Views from the living room and kitchen table are stunning. Views from the upstairs bedrooms are good too.
Kitchen is plain but has everything you need. Nice to have a washer and dryer. Nice large table to have family meals.
Nice having 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms for 14 people. We never ran out of hot water and the water is HOT. The beds were pretty comfortable. The upstairs bedrooms were warm but had fans to stir the air. (We were there on a hot week in Durango.) The lowest level was much cooler.
The lodge could use some updating, sealing around windows and efficient doors. Has room in the front yard for games including their corn hole game. Have an area for a bonfire out back with plenty of firewood. The lodge is a good value. Nothing fancy but we felt comfortable in it.
We made lots of memories and had a great time!
Thank you Sue and Jody. We had a great family vacation.
Great for large family gathering
Location was right across the street from the lake. Beautiful scenery and great fishing. Place accommodated our large family gathering with room for everyone. Had a great vacation, thank you!
Great place to spend Christmas with Family.
Thank you Sue & John for allowing our family to stay at our awesome property. Let me first start off saying WOW, this was such an amazing place to stay simple beautiful. We had a family of about 15 people, and everyone slept comfortably with plenty of room. Jodi & Steve on site went above and beyond to make our stay at LemonLake Lodge a great one. Since our stay was over the Christmas holiday 2015, there was a real live Christmas tree that was neatly decorated and smelt wonderful. Plus they even decorated the elk with a Santa hat, and hung stockings by the fireplace. So if you have small children this was such a hit with our little ones. The kids could play outside in the snow or in the game room, so many options for them to choose. This was such a blessing for my family to be able to stay under one roof at LemonLake Lodge, we definitely will be back again.
Wonderful family gathering!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lemon Lake Lodge. It was perfect for our family gathering. A quiet beautiful spot for all ages (there are a lot of steps). The owners, John and Sue were very friendly and there to help with any questions or needs we had. We hope to come back soon!
All the locals say 'Any and all types of outdoor activity you may ever want to do in S.W. Colorado you are only 45 minutes from anything and everything except the ocean.' And that sums it up pretty much; truly a one stop, vacation spot where you can do it all. Natural hot Springs in Durango and Pagosa Springs, a popular rock climbing spot just 2 miles up the road from the Lodge, prime trout fishing, boating, rafting, gold prospecting, silver prospecting, hiking historic trails and stage coach routes, snow skiing, cross country and snow shoe excursions, Kite skiing is very popular right in front of the Lodge on the Lake bottom with predictable winds from the south, Wildlife viewing of Bald Eagles, Osprey, hawks, Mule deer, Elk, chipmunks, squirrels, Mountain Lions, Bears, Mountain Goats, weasels, pine martens, ptarmigans and many other verities of wildlife to enjoy.
Total access to the San Juan national forest on horseback or hiking, right from Lemon Lake Lodge.
Several Outfitters are close by for horseback riding, or bring your own horses, we have gated corrals available for them. Beautiful sights are plentiful that many can truly enjoy, either on foot or from on the back of a horse or your favorite mule. For the fisherman in the family, fish for the highly prized native Cutthroat trout.
For more info or help to customize your vacation and stay at Lemon Lake Lodge please feel free to contact us with specific activities you would like to participate with and we will do our best to match you up with the right service for your needs.
Additional information about rental rates
- The Lodge is $400. nightly, sleeps 16 adults/2 children. Addit'l guests wanting to bring sleeping bags/air mattresses is an additional $25. per person per night. Over 18 people ask for more information at time of booking. Towels & Linens supplied. -Pet Fee-$100. deposit.
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