The River's Edge Retreat provides breathtaking mountain views that can be seen through a wall of large picture windows on the main floor of the house, as well as while sitting on the outside upper deck, where you can also see and hear the San Juan River, either babbling or roaring below the home. The lower patio area is also home to our brand new, top of the line, 8 person Bullfrog hot tub, where you can soothe sore muscles and enjoy powerful, massaging jets as you enjoy the mountain views, or play yard games in the fenced yard. There are picnic/patio tables and chairs on both levels so you can enjoy the beautiful outdoors. The house is only 6 miles to downtown Pagosa Springs, and 17 miles from Wolf Creek Ski area. It is close to hot springs, hiking/biking trails, fishing, horseback riding, award winning Frisbee golf course and all variety of winter sports as well. River's Edge Retreat is 3,600 sq. feet with 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and 2 large living areas. On the main floor is a living room, dining area and gourmet kitchen, upper deck area, as well as 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. The Master bedroom boasts a Calif. King bed, and there is also a guest room called the "Wildflower Room", with a Queen and XL twin on this level. The 3rd floor is home to the "San Juan River Room", with a King bed and 2 XL twins, as well as a full bath. Downstairs there is another living area, laundry/play room, garage and additional full bath. On the lower level there is also the "Alpine Room", with King bed, and the "Lone Star Room" with 3 XL twins. The patio, backyard and phenomenal hot tub can be accessed on the lower level.
- House3600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay3 - 6 nights
5 Bdrm, 3.5 Bath overlooks the San Juan River and 17 miles from Wolf Creek Ski
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 22, 2018
About Lisa Baker
Meet excited NEW owners, Tony and Lisa Baker and their sons, Jonathan and Christopher. In the picture above, taken at a local Pagosa pub, 21 yr. old Christopher is next to mom and 23 yr. old Jonathan is next to dad. We are true “native born Texans”, living in the hill country west of Austin, TX in Dripping Springs. We all love to hike, mountain bike and climb our little hills in Texas, but greatly adore the majestic mountains in Colorado! We began our love affair with Colorado about 30 years ago when Lisa’s folks bought a condo in the Summit County area of Colorado, and we started going to ski in the winters and hike and bike in the summers for many years. We introduced our sons to the mountains when they were little and they grew up to love it as well.
Lisa Baker purchased this House in 2015
Why Lisa Baker chose San Juan River Village
Our passion for Pagosa Spgs first began about 9 years ago, when our dear friends bought a vacation home there, and graciously allowed us to come and visit each year. Every time we’d visit, we were reminded that there was something very special and unique about Pagosa Spgs, and we uncovered more reasons each visit for why we wanted to own a house there one day. As we sat on the balcony watching the sunrise or sunset on the mountains, or felt snowflakes fall on our nose and eyelashes while we were in the hot tub or skiing at Wolf Creek, we realized that this place was truly magical, and always felt like home. We’d dream about one day having a house in Pagosa Spgs, but didn’t really know WHEN it would happen. We truly did NOT expect to find a home as perfect as this one this summer for sure!! Well…the stars and planets aligned for us to find our beautiful home in July 2015,, and we were blessed by God to be able to officially make this one our own in September. We are looking forward to making many new memories in our precious home, and ultimately retiring here in 4.5 years.
What makes this House unique
We fell in love with this property for obvious reasons, but we especially were enchanted with the unobstructed mountain views, the superior quality of the home's construction and higher end finishing details. Our realtor says that Lisa "levitated when she entered the home." So much for keeping a poker face. What's not to love about it? We appreciated the variety/colors of different building materials chosen in the construction of the home, inside and out, and think it is especially warm and inviting. The large wall of windows on the back of the house make it impossible to escape the wonder of God's handiwork on display. Since we were planning to rent the home for the next 4.5 years before we ultimately retire there, we thought of our future renters' pleasure when we found a home with personal access to the San Juan River for amazing fly fishing, kayaking and floating...as well as the close distance to the slopes for skiing and nearby fishing ponds for kids, hiking/biking trails. All of these benefits further sealed the deal for us. For now, we are blessed and excited to share it with you and yours, and pray you will find it a place of rest, relaxation and retreat when you visit.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
River Retreat was absolutely perfect for our family of 13 - 7 adults and 6 children. The vacation home was beautiful, well maintained and organized with amenities galore. You just needed to bring yourself and ENJOY!! Plus the home was centrally located to all activities our family enjoys... hiking, river play, RR, rafting, fly fishing, eating (the kitchen is amazing) and more. Many happy memories were made but sad to leave.
Best Vacation Home Ever!
Our entire party, age 67 to 4, loved this home. It was spacious and accommodating - it never seemed like there were 12 people in the house. Everything is labeled and at your fingertips. Most well equipped vacation home in which I have ever stayed. Great kitchen. Preparinga meal and forgot something? Look in the pantry, it’s probably there. The owner was gracious, helpful with things to do locally, and was available. We really enjoyed this home (it was like amy theme park). As family vacation planner I got major kudos from everyone on this one! We never go to the same place twice, but are reconsidering this one.
We had an outstanding time celebrating my husband's birthday and Father's Day with our family of 8 adults and three young grandchildren at the Baker's beautiful home. This is truly a home not just a rental and you feel as if you are part of their family. Epic views, entertainment for everyone from infants, to toddlers, to teenagers, and adults, you feel right at home. We had fun hiking to the river, playing the outdoor games, using the hot tub, grilling outside, they have everything you need. Even though it rained two days the house is so well laid out you didn't feel you were on top of each other. There are so many little special extras like tons of silverware, dishes, spices, band aids, medicines, and baby furniture galore (pack and plays, High chair, Stroller and the best toys ever) that makes it so nice not to have to think about hauling all that equipment with you or going to the store. The flowers, and yard are gorgeous and the snake that lives under the front stairs greets you everyday and the deer that come out at night were also fondly welcomed additions. We hope to come back again and add onto the many priceless memories we shared here. Thank you!!!
Undoubtedly the BEST rental we have ever stayed in over the many years we have skied at Wolf Creek.
We have stayed in many places over the years, but this cabin was PERFECT for our family of 10 and there was room for more !!! Beautiful decor, comfortable furnishings, and the best stocked kitchen we have ever had. They thought of everything and made sure you had all of the information you needed to fully enjoy your stay. If you are looking for the most beautiful and comfortable rental ever, your search is over. You will not be disappointed.
Home away from home!!!
This home was perfect for my entire family! We had 9 adults, 2 toddlers, and 2 tweens and it couldn’t have accommodated us any better. Besides the fact that it is beautiful and spacious, it’s warm and welcoming. Sometimes it’s hard to feel at home when you’re on vacation but the place felt like we were in our own house. Mrs. Lisa was amazing from the get go. She responded quickly and we were on a casual first name (text and call when needed) basis and i loved that about our experience! She literally thought of everything and they provide everything you could need! The playroom was great for my little ones along with Netflix and even the option to play video games. The hot tub was a hit with us all! We played outside games on the back lawn every evening. There are many child necessities you can leave at home when coming here because they provide it all! (Pack n play, stroller, high chair and booster seats, even sippy cups). One thing we loved and appreciated was the time Mrs. Lisa took to lable every door, every drawer, every cabinet, every closet and every light switch. That cut back on time for us having to look and search for certain things! It was a stay of convenience and we really truly appreciated their efforts in making this not only a beautiful visit but one that was organized, clean and thorough. We would definitely book this home again in the future! Thanks again to the Bakers!
Best place in Pagosa
This is the perfect place to stay if you’re coming to Pagosa Springs! Super close to Wolf Creek for skiing and close to downtown too. We had a group of 6 adults & 5 kids (all under the age of 6) and it was absolutely perfect for us! There was plenty of space for everyone, more than enough beds and all that you would need to keep everyone entertained-cornhole, ladder golf, an playroom with something for every age and so much more! Lisa has thought of everything-we didn’t have to pack a pack n play, high chair, stroller or anything for the youngest. The views from here were beautiful. It’s on the river so the kids had fun taking the trail and going on adventures (with adults of course). The backyard is fenced so you don’t have to worry about anyone running off or getting too close to the river. Seriously the best place to stay in Pagosa, hands down!
There are countless area hikes and bike paths that range from easy to challenging. Our private river access allows for adventures with kayaks or floats when the river is flowing well, and the fly fishing is superb. There are even ponds for the kids to fish, where they can almost be assured of catching one! Our upstairs balcony is home to a host of hummingbirds which will fascinate and delight you and yours.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. We appreciate our returning guests and will provide them with a 10% discount.