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Family Friendly - Large Gatherings and Small Romantic Outings

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Last updated: 04/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:5
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 4200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 18
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved pets considered (max 2). Additional Pet Fee is required....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking allowed outside on large deck with tables and chairs, no smoking inside the Lodge....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 14-18

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Main level: Bedroom 1 with Private Full Bath, Upstairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Main Level: Bedroom 2 with Private Full Bath, Upstairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Main level: Ground Floor, 3rd & 4th Bedrooms share Full Bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, 2 bunk bed

    Main Level: Ground Floor, 3rd & 4th Bedroom share Full Bath....moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    Lower Level: Downstairs, Bedroom with private Full Bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 double

    Lower Level:Downstairs Bedroom with full bath down the hall ...moreless

  • There are 6 bedrooms/5 baths total on 3 levels. MAIN Level: 2 bedrooms upstairs offer the best views over looking the Lake. Each of these bedrooms have there own private full bathroom. 2 additional bedrooms on main level share one bathroom. DOWNSTAIRS: 2 additional bedrooms downstairs on lower level along with sleeper sofa. Lower level has two bathrooms. All levels accessed through INSIDE stairways....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Main Level, Upstairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Main Level, Upstairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Main Level, Ground Floor....moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Lower Level, Downstairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    Lower Level, Downstairs...moreless

  • There are 5 bathrooms total


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Separate game room provides pool table (must be 18 or older), foosball, bean bag toss, and small ping pong table. Adult supervision required for children 16 and under. ...moreless

  • Games:

    Cards, scrabble, monopoly, dominoes, pictionary, and several others.....moreless

  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    DISH is the station provider ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    From the main room at Lemon Lake Lodge you have a full panoramic view of Lemon Lake. There are no other structures viewable from the Lodges large windows to obscure the view ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    We are located on the north end of Lemon Lake this is right where the Florida river empties into Lemon Lake, great fishing at the mouth of Lemon Lake for trout and in the fall salmon. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The Lodge is Located in the middle of the San Juan National Forest. From the Lodge you can easily access main national forest trails that can take you to the Needles or even Silverton....moreless

  • Ski-In:

    Millions of acres to explore with cross country skis and snow shoes right from the Lodge you have access to millions of acres in the San Juan National Forest...moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    Millions of acres to explore with cross country skis and snow shoes right from the Lodge you have access to millions of acres in the San Juan National Forest...moreless

  • Water View:

    Lemon Lake is a remote quiet lake in the Florida river drainage basin. The view of the Lake is spectacular in all season with a great contrast of colors. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large dinning table to accommodate 10 people plus, plus a counter for 2, plus card/game table in living room for additional 4. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Both Floors...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Large stone fireplace fully stocked with wood for your enjoyment and warmth of an open fire...moreless

  • Heating:

    Gas boiler heat ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Fresh linens are provided for bedroom, bathroom and kitchen upon your arrival. Daily maid service is NOT provided, unless requested prior to arrival and for an additional charge....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large living room with panoramic view of lake and mountains. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    We can park up to 20 cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line available inside lodge, 24/7, for your use at no extra charge. Cell phone reception is very poor, some days you may get one bar in certain areas, but should not be relied upon. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Both floors, Laundry supplies NOT provided....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip brew coffee makers main level and downstairs, Coffee NOT supplied....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We supply a full range of dishes and utensils for almost any event...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    A fully functional kitchen with lots of counter space and storage ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Simple condiments that you may not think about bringing. If you don't have it just ask us and we will share all that we have....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck with tables and chairs...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden


Write a review 4.5
from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning fee $175. $175
  • Tax Rate 6.8%


- 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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Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 04/28/2017
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
160 HWY
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
45 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Necessary

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.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2004

About: 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.

Why Durango, CO, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
No neighbors that you can see from the Lodge. It is total un-obscured wilderness and mountain lake views

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

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  • Lemon Lake Lodge large deck and windows

    Lemon Lake Lodge large deck and windows

  • Horse and Dog Friendly!

    Horse and Dog Friendly!

  • W view of Moutain side in the winter

    W view of Moutain side in the winter

  • SE view of wintry frozen Lemon Lake, from inside the Lodge

    SE view of wintry frozen Lemon Lake, from inside the Lodge

VRBO #456456

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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