There’s a lot more to Pagosa Springs than the natural thermal waters that gave the town its name—although you’ll certainly want to take a relaxing dip while you’re here. This Colorado destination is surrounded by high mountain scenery and miles of national forest, with the San Juan River running right through town. You can fish, hike, or cycle right from your cabin door in the summer, while in the winter, you can bring your skis or snowmobile. Pagosa Springs has plenty of restaurants, shops, and galleries to explore, too, when you’ve had your fill of outdoor thrills.

All sorts of cabins to choose from, plus 3 local spas

There are all sorts of cabin rentals available in Pagosa Springs, from mountainside hideaways with luxurious amenities, to cozy romantic cabins in the woods. In town, the main attraction is the hot springs, and you can take a dip at one of 3 spa resorts that are open to the public. Two of these have pools alongside the San Juan River, and the third features rooftop pools with views of the surrounding mountains. Of course, you might just opt for a cabin with its own private hot tub. The wide selection of Pagosa Springs cabins ensures you'll find a perfect fit for your group.

Rustic Pagosa Springs cabins

If you want to feel like you’re getting back to nature, there are some lovely cabins around Pagosa Springs that have wooden interiors and old-world charm. But rustic doesn’t have to mean basic, and you’ll find some cozy retreats in the area that come with well-equipped kitchens, cable TV, and private hot tubs. You might even find thoughtful touches like boot dryers, so soggy boots after a hike will no longer be a problem.

Modern cabins in Pagosa Springs

If you love the hill country but prefer up-to-the-minute accommodations, some of the cabin rentals in this part of Colorado are modern, purpose-built homes with state-of-the-art amenities. The advantages of these new cabins include great insulation, open-plan living areas, and floor-to-ceiling windows that make the most of the epic mountain views. They’re also more likely to be wheelchair-accessible. However, you won’t have to give up traditional cabin features like outdoor fire pits and indoor log burners.

Cabins for families with kids

With fresh air, lots of room to run around, and miles of trails to explore, the area around Pagosa Springs is a great place to bring the kids for a vacation. There’s a wide spread of family-friendly cabins around here with stuff that children love, like bunk beds, games, and hammocks. You can even stay on a ranch with horses peering over the fence, or let the kids wear themselves out with activities like tubing down the San Juan River.

Pagosa Springs cabins that welcome dogs

Pagosa Springs is virtually surrounded by the wild country of the San Juan National Forest, so the locals are used to visitors bringing their canine pals along for a vacation in the great outdoors. This is the perfect place for wilderness hikes or bike rides with your 4-legged friend in tow. You’ll be expected to keep Fido off the furniture, but most dog-friendly cabins have spacious yards for dogs to run around in—some even have private woodland or riverfront yards.

Cabins in the mountains

If your dream destination is a log cabin in the mountains, you’ve come to the right place. Pagosa Springs has dozens of cabin rentals perched on the slopes, either hidden away in the forests or offering panoramic views over the surrounding valleys. This is true mountain country with weather to match—you’re already above 7,000 ft by the time you reach the town, so some of the higher cabins are regularly covered in snow during the winter.

Pagosa Springs cabins by the water

A waterfront cabin can provide a soothing environment, and there are plenty of Pagosa Springs vacation rentals right by a babbling creek or a calming lake. The town's main waterway is the San Juan River, which is popular for water sports like rafting, kayaking, and tubing. There are plenty of swimming holes in the San Juan and its tributaries, while quieter stretches offer some great fishing. Just west of town are rental cabins on Lake Pagosa, which is well stocked with fish.