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Perfect Home for Winter Sports, Large Family Gatherings

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,375 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Ranch Style Home, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 16-20)

At the 8,500 feet, our comfortable and spacious hideaway is just a short drive to Wolf Creek Pass, known for 'the most snow in Colorado'. Wolves' Den is a beautiful 2,375 sq. ft. two-story home with High-Speed Internet and WiFi Access while offering gorgeous views of San Juan Mountains and Rio Grande National Forest. The Rio Grande River is one block nearby. Near the Wolf Creek Ski Area, Pagosa Springs, Alamosa (Great Sand Dunes), the Historic Mining Town of Creede and the Headwaters of the Rio Grande River.

The Home is nicknamed 'The Wolves’ Den' because it allows families and friends to gather together for fun and fellowship and has five (5) bedrooms with one king, three queen, three full, and two twin beds. See more info at our website listed below.

The Master Bedroom (SoulMates) is upstairs with its own private balcony. It offers a queen-size New Zealand Pine bed with a Pillow-top Mattress and gorgeous views of the area through the large window and door that opens onto a 200 sq. ft. private balcony where you often see the deer crossing from the mountains to the riverside. Room comes complete with its own mini-fridge and sitting area to enjoy your privacy in comfort or just gaze at the awesome views out your window and off your balcony. Room has a large walk-in closet and armoire settee for your convenience.

The Downstair's Bedrooms are furnished with a king, queen, and a full-size futon bed/couch and a single bunk bed above. One room, nicknamed 'The DreamCatcher Room', has its own attached dual sink bathroom. In the closet, there are two queen-size and one twin pillow-top air mattress for sleeping five more.

Another room ('The WildLife Room') offers lots of drawer space and two closets for adults or children to store their gear. And our latest addition is "Not Your Grandmother's Attic Room", with full and twin beds and an entertainment center.

The Study upstairs (UF's room) has been furnished as the third bedroom with a full-size futon bed/couch, dresser and night stand. It is small, but the view out the window is breathtaking.

Attic Room. 200 sq ft. of blue pine, wood flooring and a palisades view.

Downstairs comes complete with Computer and High-Speed Internet Access, Satellite TV and DVD/VCR. There are many DVDs for your enjoyment along with books, games. For dining or playing cards and games, there are two tables and 12 chairs. There is a computer desk complete with a computer and high-speed internet access with a wireless router to connect your laptop.

The Living Room area has a gas fireplace with a LazBoy queen-size sleeper sofa and two (2) gliders with a footstool to prop up your feet and just enjoy the view out of the many windows, watch satellite TV or a favorite movie or read a good book.

The Back Patio has a propane BBQ grill and Fireplace sitting area with a view of the mountains and National Forest.

The Front Deck offers a view of Del Norte peak and often deer. The Rio Grande River is straight ahead but just out of sight.

Call or Email Today to Reserve your Ideal Vacation and then start planning your trip toward our home located off the Silver Thread Scenic Byway (Highway 149) where for 75 miles you can see breathtaking inspiring views of the San Juan Mountains (most highly mineralized in Colorado).

You can visit the Historic Town of Creede and enjoy their quaint shops and dining and then travel the 16 mile Bachelor Mining Trail or attend the renowned Creede Repertory Theatre with several different live plays during the summer. Still feeling adventurous get back in your car for a short drive north on the Silver Thread Scenic Byway to the headwaters of the Rio Grande River and North Creek Falls. You can also head south from our home turning right unto Highway 160W to Wolf Creek Pass for some winter sports, or horseback riding, or go over the mountain pass to Pagosa Springs to see Treasure Falls and for more quaint shops and dining. In South Fork, you will find all that you need for your stay; Rainbow Grocery for all your food and fishing needs, UBC Hardware, liquor, movie rentals, ski and snowmobiling rentals, some cute shops, and fine dining from steaks at Rock Away Cafe, great food open to the public at the Rio Grande Club at the golf course.

Wolf Creek Pass in southwestern Colorado forms the pristine headwaters of the Rio Grande and San Juan Rivers. Bridging the South San Juan and Weminuche Wilderness Areas, the pass is beloved for stunning vistas and ample opportunities for backcountry recreation along the Continental Divide. It is also one of the most biologically-important areas in the Southern Rockies, providing habitat and migration pathways for elk, deer, black bear and the Canada lynx.

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018


We love South Fork, CO have been visiting the Wolf Creek Pass area since 1991. However, we have been visiting the state of Colorado since the year that we were married in 1977. purchased this house in 2005

Why chose South Fork

The feeling of peace and majesty driving into the area is so comforting. We found ourselves going back year after year. We now find that it is a great place to bring family and friends or just visit by ourselves. We love the mountains of Colorado especially in the South Fork, Creede, Wolf Creek Pass area.

What makes this house unique

There are also fun activities, excellent dining, cute shops, awesome views, and wildlife galore. We hope that you will enjoy staying in our home and visiting the area as much as we do. We look forward to you coming back to visit often.

Wishing you safe travels,

K Nixon

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed horseback ride and the Jeep ride into high country, made new friends.
Aug 2013
  • 1 of 86


South Fork House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2375 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • SoulMates Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    DreamCatcher Room - toilet , combination tub/shower , Dual sinks
    Jacuzzi Bathroom - toilet , jetted tub
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • SoulMates Room - 1 queen , Has a private balcony
    DreamCatcher Room - 1 king , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Large Room
    WildLife Room - 1 queen , Jacuzzi Bathroom
    UF's Room - 1 double , Small room, great view.
    Treehouse Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 200 sq ft, blue pine with wood flooring
    Sleeper Sofa in Living Room - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (3), Twin (2) Laz-Boy Queen Size Sleeper Sofa, Bunk Beds (1) Double bed on lower unit.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Book Library, Coffee Pot, Blender, Large Electric Grill, Cooking Utensils, CD Alarms, Blow Dryers and Curling Iron, Iron and Ironing Board, and All Linens and Blankets Provided. *Regrets, No Smoking and No Pets!*


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Perfect Home for Winter Sports, Large Family Gatherings
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 97 reviews

Great vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great vacation. Everything in house was great. Had nice weather but, our elk hunt wasn,t successful. Thanks to Kathy and all involved. Might be back. This was our third stay at the house.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very roomy for our three couples. Good location

  • 5 of 5

Cooked all our meals in well equipped kitchen

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: George, we are glad all of you enjoyed our home! Thank you for your kind words. We have also made many a wonderful meal in that kitchen. In fact, it’s a tradition now. Every time we head up there as a family, my husband will make his delicious homemade chili, and we all eat it out of those huge coffee mugs! There is something about eating chili out of a large mug while looking out the window at a beautiful Colorado sky. We hope you get a chance to visit again soon.
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Very comfortable place. We had20 people and we're able to congregate or spread out.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the fire pit and beautiful views from the backyard. The kids played ping pong in the garage. We were able to craft and play all kinds of games in the great room. Took some day trips to Pahosa Springs and Creede. Really enjoyed the escape from the Texas heat

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear all of you had such a great time. We also love the views from the backyard, and head on up to our Colorado home anytime we get tired of the Texas heat. Highs in the 70s in June, We certainly couldn’t find that in Texas! Did you get the opportunity to soak in the hot springs in Pagosa springs? It is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon, and there is nothing quite like relaxing in a hot spring while enjoying the beauty of the snow. Creede is also a wonderful little town nestled in the mountains. My nieces and nephews love feeding the chipmunks at the mining museum, and the theatre there is truly top notch!
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Honest Okie

  • 3 of 5

We (the whole family) enjoyed our stay. It was cozy, especially for 18 bodies. Maybe alittle cramped for sleeping and bathroom access. Replacement of the jet-tub with a shower and another bathroom would be good for that many people.

We were disappointed that the river was not accessible on foot, but only by a short drive up or down stream (caught no fish either, but that wasn't the house's fault).

Our main complaint, aside from restricted bathroom access, was lack of cleanliness. The refrigerator, floors and bed linens could have been cleaner.

A few things need repair attention: 1) kitchen faucet 2) garage walk-door won't lock 3) upstairs shower faucet is loose 4) need new can opener and a few kitchen pans 4) living room ceiling fan is wired directly with the track lights 5) vacuum is worn out 6) some windows won't open.

The property was priced very reasonable, so we didn't expect everything to be 5-star. It was a comfortable place to stay, but alittle upkeep would make the place more appealing.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Johnny, we are glad you and your family enjoyed your stay! We thank you for your honest feedback. We have taken note of each one of your comments and will address all of them as soon as possible. You mentioned having trouble finding the river access? We are happy that you were able to enjoy the park access that is a short drive down the road, but there is an easier and faster way to access the Rio Grande River. Two houses down from us, there is an intersection. Take a left, walk down the short hill, and there it is! A simple five minute walk, and a fantastic place to fish. My brother-in-law, Chuck, once spent the good part of a week fishing that section of the river. Using the waders that we keep at the cabin to fly fish, he caught enough fish we were able to feed the entire party of 12 fresh fish for the entire week! And, because he walked to the river each day, we had an extra car available to go explore the area. We wound up going antique shopping in Del Norte and Monte Vista, visiting the hot-springs in Pagosa Springs, feeding chipmunks and ground squirrels at the mining museum in Creede, and so much more!
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Great house that fit all of our family

  • 4 of 5

We loved being able to have all of our family at one house for our skiing vacation. Great price for the house and great people to work with.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shawn, we are glad you all had such a great time! Wolf Creek really is a fantastic ski resort, I am so thankful that our home is less than half an hour’s drive away! I myself am amazed at just how many people we can sleep comfortably in that house. I have 21 nieces and nephews who all love to visit, and with five bedrooms, eight beds, a pull-out couch, and a few air mattresses, we manage to fit everyone!
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Wonderful Place to relax and enjoy

  • 5 of 5

The place is very spacious and comfortable and the views are scenic and breathtaking. Caught my limit, daily, of trout from the Rio Grande which is within walking distance from the house. We enjoyed short drives for shopping & sight-seeing in Creed and Pagosa Springs. Hiking is just outside the doors....loved it.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure to open up our home to guests who treasure our home and their time there as much as we do. We appreciate how you took excellent care of everything. Know your family will cherish the memories for years to come. Thanks for your review.
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Nearest Airport
99 Miles
Durango, CO
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Rio Grande Club
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Wolf Creek Pass
Car: recommended

Snow Skiing, Mountain Sports, Gold Medal Fishing, Exploring along the Rio Grande River and Mining Trails, Golfing, Bowling, Spa Services, and Bathing in the Hot Springs.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $15/pp, $120min $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.4%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.