Lemon Lake Lodge is Dog and Horse Friendly
About Sean 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.
Sean Singleton purchased this Lodge in 2004
Why Sean 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
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Well behaved pets considered (max 2). Additional
Smoking allowed outside on large deck with tables
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great Place for Family Retreat
Lemon Lake is everything one expects when going to Colorado! Beautiful lake, open spaces, wildlife. The house was perfect for multiple families - lots of room, two kitchens and living areas. A bit of a drive to Durango (38 min) but no one minded because there was so much to do there - hiking, fishing, and kayaks. We enjoyed the many hummingbirds that fed on our porch. Everyone really enjoyed our vacation.
We enjoyed the many sleeping and bathroom options which suited our group of 15. The view of the lake is stunning and we enjoyed walks in the area, a bonfire with smores, and many more family memories.
Large house, for large families
The property is set on the edge of the forest, rustic, and perfect for large families, wanting to get away from their busy, electronic filled lives.
We had 8 adults, an 18 year old, 14 year old, an 11 year old, and 2, 9 year olds, we enjoyed fishing at Lemon Lake on numerous occasions, caught a ton of Rainbow trout, we rode our bicycles, went for nature walks, drove up into the forest, discovered numerous deer and even spotted a black bear about a half mile away,.
Our ages were from 77 years old down to 9 years old, we had a blast.
We played games at night, and the front porch was perfect for early morning coffee, or evening relaxing.
The house has cozy beds, 5 bathrooms, a loft where the kids, can hang out and sleep.
I have nothing but wonderful memories from this trip, the house is what made it so wonderful and cozy for all of us, not cramped at all, the house is equipped with everything you will need to make meals and barbeque too.
There are 2 televisions with sat, to watch, if needed.
Best trip ever, we will come back to reserve this house again, Sean and Steve were so very helpful.
Thanks for letting us use your house to make wonderful family memories
Sincerely John Otero
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.
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.