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Fisherman's Cabin On San Juan River, Near Quality Waters

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Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Fantastic Spot! Much better than a hotel room. Plus the property! Win! Win!

This is an amazing, Swiss Chalet style cabin. The property is literally on the San Juan River. Walk right from the front porch out to great fishing spots. Sleep like a baby with the river sounds all night long. Full services except for a washer and dryer. One Bedroom upstairs with queen bed and fold out queen bed in livingroom. Fireplace, 3/4 bath, full but small kitchen, dish TV, high speed internet, phone, BBQ grill, additional bait and beer fridge on porch, fire pit, etc... RV Hook-up available.

The cute cabin has a covered porch and has an upper sun deck that overlooks the river and valley. It's a small cabin but very homie and efficient. Shower, sink and toilet in adorable bathroom.

Outside there is a fire pit, horseshoe pits, lawn areas, cottonwood trees. Have a bbq on the paved pad, sitting at one of the picnic tables, and enjoy the sound of the river. Just gorgeous! The fishing is amazing in the San Juan as well. Also a great Bait and Tackle place called Fisheads within walking distance. They have a restaurant which is fantastic as well.

Extra charge for RV hook-ups.

Four night minimum. Week preferred.

Deposits made at time of Reservation.

Contact owner/manager for Cancelation Policy.

Pets accepted on a case by case basis and a payment will be required in the amount of $50 if owner agrees to allow. Contact the owner about paying the pet fee and/or the RV and camping charges...

Thank you very much!

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Richard Johnson (Ritch)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Richard Johnson (Ritch)

Our family purchased the cabin in '94 and have fixed it up to the cute lil cabin on the river you see today. We love this spot! We think you will enjoy and love it as much as we do.

We love our a-frame, Gingerbread or Swiss Chalet as some have called it. The cabin is the best spot on the river, an amazing spot! We think you will think so too!

Richard Johnson (Ritch) purchased this cabin in 1994

Why Richard Johnson (Ritch) chose New Mexico

Most beautiful spot on the river.

Reason enough!

So many wins! Great fishing just steps from the cabin, BBQ, picnic tables, fire pit, horseshoes and pits, grassed yards, huge trees, space to breathe, private and enclosed property, the hummingbirds, deer and other wildlife galore!

Last renter guy spotted a Bobcat the other day!

What makes this cabin unique

Fully set up and comfy Cabin; your own private property on the river. Need I say more?

Views, sounds, fishing, wildlife, peace and quiet, etc... Short drive to the fun of the lake. Bring your boat and toys or rent them at the marina. Boating, float fishing, fly and standard fishing, tubing the river, jet skiing, dirt bikes, ATV's, four wheeling, exploring ancient sites, and more, more, more.....


I'm sitting on the covered and screened in porch, writing this description. I'm listening to the river, some music and the camp fire in the fire pit crackling away.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Fisherman's Cabin On San Juan River, Near Quality Waters
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Great place for fisherman

  • 5 of 5

Property is located at the end of the road right on the river. Quiet spot with a beautiful view. Cabin is nice, clean and has everything you could need. You can fish the river from the cabin, non-quality waters, or it is a short drive to all access points on the quality waters. Not to mention it is close to Abe's, Fisheads, and Float N' Fish. Great spot for dogs with a fully fenced yard.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you need

  • 4 of 5

Great location, clean, quiet,well maintained.

Small home right on the river, a bit small for three of us

But we were there to fish so it was fine. Small kitchen but

Well stocked. Coffee maker, microwave, stove, oven, pots pans,

Utensils etc. all in working order. Great yard on the river with

Pick nick bench, fire pit, BBQ.

I would stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Great like home on the San Juan. Perfect location. Just we expected and needed.

  • 5 of 5

Cute, safe and secure. So relaxing. Great fishing right outside. All you need within a few blocks.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Loved it! Everything we could have hoped for and more!

  • 5 of 5

This little cabin was so cute. The greatest location for fishing right outside the gate. Deer strolling by was wonderful to see! Hummingbirds and flowers out the window were so beautiful. Everything you need is there except the food. Pots and pans, sheets and blankets, air conditioning and even wifi. We had no cell service but there is a home phone that works. I called the owner from it once, long distance, using the provided calling card. He was so nice. There is a barbecue, tiki lamps, swings and horseshoes to play in the good sized yard. Firewood provided as well. Navajo Lake State Park is not far. There is a couple restaurants, a bar and convenience store up the road with plenty of bait and tackle. The whole place is fenced in an feels secure. No garbage service however. This is a wonderful place to stay. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Rest relax= fish n happiness

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four adults enjoyed our stay. The cabin is cozy and has all the basics you need. We used the propane grill outside and had a campfire every evening. We had plenty of linens, blankets,. The kitchen area is small but sufficent.

Our favorite part was the fact that the river was right outside our door. Fishing was good. We hope to stay here again someday.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Great guy's weekend on the river

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is clean, charming and located on a scenic bend of the river. It's the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors with family or friends. The large patios and fire pit made for a fantastic place to BBQ and hang out. We'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Farmington, NM or Durango, CO
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Aztec or Famrington
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
HWY 550
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Durango Mountain, Purgatory
Car: recommended

Some of the best fishing spots in New Mexico, hunting areas, and the certainly the best campfire spot on the river!

The river will be in your front yard!


Rates & Availability

Navajo Dam Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 21 2016 - Apr 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 15 2017 - Nov 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.62%

Please contact the Owner for Cancellation Policy. Damage Deposit listed is for 2 to 6 day stay. Any stay one week or longer may require a $400 Damage Deposit and is due upon Reservation. Animals are accepted at the Owner's discretion, an additional $50 taxable and non-refundable payment will be added to the total stay of the party. Call or email us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Navajo Dam Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Considered a 3/4 bath in NM Real Estate, very nice and clean
  • 3/4 bath. Fully functional and cute and clean! Vented and well lit. Hair dryer, towels, cabin decor. Water and sewer are big issues near the river. Please conserve! We ask that " if it's yellow, let it mellow, if it's brown, flush it down." lol... and TP goes in the waste basket like you are in Mexico! Pretend! Have a Cerveza!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • A spacious 10x20 bedroom with queen sized dual control Select Comfort mattress. Dresser, night stands, window, small tucked away hanging clothes area, ref. air conditioner, sun deck off the bedroom, evening breezes and the sound of the river all night long. The living room has a fold out couch that is actually very comfortable. It becomes a queen sized bed. The cabin can only sleep 4-6 realistically. Any others that stay need a camper or tents. There are extra charges for any people more than 4 and extra charges for campers/pop-ups/motorhomes/etc...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
You will love it. Just go and see. I can't imagine you not wanting to come back after your first stay. It's quite a magical place. Feedback from past folks is amazing. I love our renters!

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