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Family Friendly - Large Gatherings And Small Romantic Outings

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,200 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 5 nights


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!

More Details

Property Manager
Sue Singleton
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 2, 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


Durango Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Level, Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Level, Upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Level, Ground Floor.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower Level, Downstairs
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Lower Level, Downstairs
  • There are 5 bathrooms total
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main level: Bedroom 1 with Private Full Bath, Upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main Level: Bedroom 2 with Private Full Bath, Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Main level: Ground Floor, 3rd & 4th Bedrooms share Full Bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , Main Level: Ground Floor, 3rd & 4th Bedroom share Full Bath.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Lower Level: Downstairs, Bedroom with private Full Bath
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , Lower Level:Downstairs Bedroom with full bath down the hall
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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


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Family Friendly - Large Gatherings And Small Romantic Outings
average rating of 4.4814816 based on 27 reviews
Pleasant Grove, Utah

Wonderful for large families.

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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great place for large family of 12

  • 5 of 5

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. 👍?

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view from the living room and kitchen table. Friendly.

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for large family gathering

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to spend Christmas with Family.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Alamos, NM

Great place for a large gathering in the great outdoors.

  • 5 of 5

What a great place. We had a large group and everyone loved it for a different reason. The kids were free to play inside or out, even play in the lake. Fisherman were in heaven. Hikers had lots of options. It was great all the way around. Sue and John were very friendly and helpful. I would love to go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
160 HWY
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.

Check or major credit cards

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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