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Riverside Meadows Guest Cabin on the Rio Grande - Free Kayaking and Rafting

Bedrooms 1
Space 320 sq ft
Property type cabin


About the property

Special Ski Packages- Free Snowshoeing- Kayaking- Rafting- Discounted Golf contact us for more info. This listing is for the "Guest Cabin" it is the cabin to the left of the largest building seen in the main picture of this listing. It literally sits just feet from the banks of the Rio Grande River. Along with all of our cabins it has access to the river and all outside living and recreational areas including picnic areas, outdoor fire pits, hot tub, tree swing and river swimming hole. Please be sure to scroll through all the pictures so you are familiar with the layout of our place.

The Guest Cabin is a 320 square foot Norwegian style handhewn dovetail log cabin which we built ourselves. All the cabins sit on 8 1/2 secluded acres along the banks of the Rio Grande River, a "Gold Medal River" fishery as designated by the state of Colorado. There are 4 other cabins located on this property; we live in one (the 2 story cabin in the middle) the other 2 cabins are also available on VRBO individually or as a group, the Master cabin (on the right) VRBO listing #955968 and the Studio VRBO listing # 953410 (it sits behind the cabins in the main picture). All 3 cabins are available to be rented as a group for a discounted rate, look for VRBO listing #422090.

This Guest Cabin includes a queen size bed, leather chairs, full bathroom, gas fireplace, flat screen TV, wifi, small fridge, coffee and coffee pot. This cabin does not include a kitchen but has an outdoor picnic table with umbrella, gas grill and small outdoor chimenea.

We have 4 inflatable kayaks and an a raft available for our guests to use free of charge along with 4 inner-tubes for float in the river on a nice sunny day . We will also shuttle guests for float trips when available and prearranged. In winter we also have 6 pairs of snowshoes available for our guests to use and get out and explore the area. New this year we are able to offer guests discounted golfing at the Rio Grande Club. During the shoulder seasons $30. During peak season as low as $39 M-Th, $49 F-Sun.

Kayaks, rafts, tubes and snowshoes are all seasonal activities.

More Details

Fritz and Paula Allen
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018


Alpine Village Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 320 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • We do have a twin plug in wall air mattress for a young child
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Riverside Meadows Guest Cabin on the Rio Grande - Free Kayaking and Rafting
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Nice stay!

  • 4 of 5

The stay was nice overall! Very clean and beautiful. It would have been a bit easier with a kitchenette. Just the same, the grill worked fine. I would have liked a bit more privacy. Guests are in close proximity to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely facility and setting and great hosts

  • 5 of 5

Our cabin was beautifully decorated and the setting on the bank of the river was lovely and relaxing- we really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and a good time

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I were the ones to stay in this cute cabin. We stayed for about 3 days. The cabin was adorable and clean. The hosts were welcoming, helpful and gave great tips as to where to go while we stayed in Colorado. It’s a bit of a drive from the airport, but definitely worth it! The scenery was beautiful. One of the best vacations we’ve ever had! 100% would recommend

  • Submitted: May 1, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to do this nice review! We are also really glad to her you guys enjoyed your stay. Sorry the drive back to Denver was so long but hopefully the rest of the trip back to Wisconsin went well. Thanks Fritz and Paula
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Absolutely impressive

  • 5 of 5

The owners were amazing! The cabins were super cute, clean and quaint. Loved every moment of our stay. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the note you left along with todays review! We really enjoyed meeting you guys and are really happy you guys enjoyed your stay with us. Hope you had a safe trip home Thanks Fritz and Paula
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A perfect retreat on the Rio Grande

  • 5 of 5

Fritz and Paula went above and beyond making our stay comfortable. The Guest Cabin was immaculately clean, wonderful decorated and incredibly cozy. I loved waking up every morning to views of the Rio Grande while lounging in one of the chairs next to the fire. A perfect retreat. You are just close enough to town that its convenient yet you feel completely detached from it all. We come to South Fork every year and haven't really found lodging we wanted to return to year after year until now. Looking forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rebecca! We are so glad you enjoyed it! We like sharing our place and always look forward to having people return. Have a great new year! Paula and Fritz
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Gorgeous cabins steps from the south fork of the Rio Grande river

  • 5 of 5

What a joy to experience this beautiful enclave of hand-built cabins, steps from the Rio Grande river in South Fork, Colorado. Paula and Fritz went above and beyond to ensure our stay was comfortable. They are so welcoming, and love to share their favorite local spots as well as answering any questions about how they constructed their cabins. We chose to spend a day driving the amazing Silver Thread Scenic Byway after exploring the beginning of the Bachelor Loop in Creede, one day spent reading and relaxing by the river, and two days hiking various nearby trails. The property is perfectly situated for a quiet getaway, while still being minutes from outdoor adventures, lots of wildlife, and several restaurants. The town of Creede is only about an hour’s scenic drive and has a super Visitor’s Center, plenty of restaurants, a theater, and the start of the Bachelor Loop historic mining self-guided tour.

We stayed in the charming Guest Cabin and were lulled to sleep by the sound of the river only 10 feet from our window. The cabin had a beautiful wooden sleigh bed, extremely comfortable with high-quality pillows and Egyptian cotton sheets; two leather armchairs great for relaxing and reading by the little gas stove; a mini fridge and coffee maker with creamers and coffee provided; plenty of closet space; a full bathroom with instant-on hot water, nice fixtures, and a hand-crafted tin mirror. There were lovely details everywhere, from the hand-carved colorful masks, to beautiful decorative textiles, and even small sculptures on the window ledges. There is a communal fire pit with views of the river, and a separate seating area with table and chiminea for the Guest Cabin. We enjoyed starting out one cool, crisp Autumn morning with a dip in the hot tub set on a deck surrounded by tall pines. If weather and schedules permit, there are also inflatable kayaks for guests. Paula and Fritz provide so many extras to ensure a fabulous stay--flip a light switch for twinkle lights on the outside eaves of each cabin, there is plenty of wood for the fire pit or chiminea, a hammock, tables and outside seating, even a rope swing on the property! If you're fortunate you might have the pleasure of playing with their pet dog Kenai and pet cat Lucky.

We look forward to returning to Riverside Meadows Cabins and highly recommend this wonderful vacation property.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a nice review! We really want guests to enjoy their stay and work hard at what we do. Thanks for choosing us and we hope you will visit us again! Fritz, Paula and Sadi
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Rio Grande Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
2 Rivers BBQ
Nearest Ski
24 Miles
Wolf Creek Ski Area


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $20

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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