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11 Outstanding Cabin Rentals Near Pagosa Springs, Colorado

by Sarah Lamagna
Updated August 23, 2022

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Known for its healing waters and jagged mountain peaks, Pagosa Springs is the perfect basecamp for adventures and relaxation.

Just north of the New Mexico border sits a quaint town that doesn’t get hit with as many tourists as, say, Aspen or Breckenridge. Pagosa Springs is small enough to make you feel a thousand miles away from any big city but big enough to provide all the things you’ll need for a stellar vacation.

It’s home to the deepest geothermal hot spring in the world (the Mother Spring) — it’s got the Guinness Book of World Records to back it up. But it’s also home to dozens of incredible restaurants and unique breweries. Not to mention the outdoor adventures to be had. No matter what you do during the day, make sure to heal your muscles in the many hot springs around town.

If you aren’t in the mood to head into town to soak in the natural hot springs, that’s alright. Almost all the cabins on our list have a private hot tub too. Choose from luxurious mountain chalets to rustic cabins to studios tucked into the pines.

1. San Juan Cabin on The Ridge

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Why you should stay: 270-degree views on the edge of a cliff.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $265/night

You might need to pick your jaw up off the floor when you approach the San Juan Cabin on The Ridge. The driveway skirts along the edge of a cliff right to its doorstep and the views never end. But the views won’t be the only thing you’ll be awed at.

The home looks like it was plucked out of 5th Avenue high rise with its high-class kitchen and modern style throughout. Plus, you don’t have to leave Fido behind on your trip to southwestern Colorado if you stay here!

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2. Rustic Pagosa Cabin

Rustic Pagosa Cabin
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Why you should stay: no need to head to the hot springs in town, there’s a private hot tub here.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $135/night

What was once a former bookstore and coffee shop, is now a beautiful rental for you to enjoy. This cozy, yet spacious, cabin gives you the feel of transporting back in time without having to give up modern amenities.

Relax after a day of skiing or adventuring around the area. Pick your refuge-of-choice: sipping a cocktail in the hot tub, curling up on the couch complete with a faux cow rug, or reading a book in the nook upstairs.

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Related Read: 9 Natural Hot Springs in Colorado for Soaking Away Your Troubles

3. Luxurious Chalet

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Why you should stay: not one, but two large decks to give you the space you need while breathing in the mountain air.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum Stay: 4 nights
  • Rates from: $241/night

Over 2,500 square feet of living space greets you when you rent this one-of-a-kind mountain cabin. The great room, itself, is worth the nightly price because of the floor-to-ceiling windows that provide sweeping views of the surrounding San Juan National Forest.

If there’s a full-on blizzard out there and views are minimal, even just curling up on the oversized, suede couches around the comfy fireplace is mwah (aka chef’s kiss). Speaking of chef’s, the gourmet kitchen has so much space that even the crankiest of cooks won’t mind other people poking around.

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4. Lux Lodge

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Why you should stay: there’s an in-home shuffleboard!

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $351/night

If you want the same high-class atmosphere that Aspen exudes without having to pay the hefty price tag, look no further than Bross 224. This luxe mountain cabin spares no expense when it comes to mingling comfort with luxury.

Sip some champagne while soaking in the six-person hot tub or drive the five miles to the Pagosa Springs Golf Club. Grab some lemonade in the summer and rock until your heart’s content on the comfy chairs on the deck. In the winter, do some après ski around one of the four fireplaces in the home.

If you’re a betting man, try your hand at a game of poker using the card table in the game room.

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5. Elegant Family Lodge

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Why you should stay: you can bring the whole family without feeling like you’re falling over one another.

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $722/night

Start your day sipping a dark roast (or light roast — there’s two coffee makers to satisfy everyone) around the breakfast bar at this beautiful mountain home. With two ovens, you can bake some cinnamon rolls while simultaneously cooking up a frittata! Whatever you choose, just make sure it fuels you up for the day since adventure never ends in this corner of Colorado.

After a day spent exploring, return to unwind by taking a dip in the hot tub or soaking in the spa tub attached to the master bedroom. The game room in the basement has enough entertainment for anyone in your party. Shuffleboard aficionado? There’s a board. Pool whiz? There’s a table, too.

Or maybe you’ve got a movie nut? There is cinema seating and a large television to watch any of your favorites. Nobody will be left bored during your stay here.

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6. The Hideaway

The Hideaway cabin
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Why you should stay: one of the best views of Pagosa Peak.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $225/night

Looks can be deceiving when you pull up to The Hideaway tucked in the mountains. It might look like tiny, but you would be mistaken. The home dips down off the cliffside and has a full basement at your disposal.

The home has quirky components throughout the home including a spiral staircase, retro appliances, and no television or Wi-Fi. That’s right, if you’re looking for a truly quiet and relaxing retreat, this is the place to be.

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7. A-Frame Cabin

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Why you should stay: there are three different types of views – mountain, golf course, and lake so take your pick.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $243/night

If you come to this incredible cabin for nothing but the food you’ll eat around the beautifully unique dinner table, it would be worth it. It’s a mixture of epoxy and wood grain to make it seem as if a river is slicing through a wooden landscape. You’ll be in awe while you stuff your face full of breakfast.

But the uniqueness doesn’t end there. Emerald green cabinets greet you in the kitchen and large antlers adorn the wall above the living room couch. There’s even a breakfast tray for your use and the cutest loft perfect for anyone needing some quiet time.

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8. Timber Lodge

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Why you should stay: 270-degree views right from the master soaking tub.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum Stay: 4 nights
  • Rates from: $281/night

Nestled amongst the spruce and pine trees, Timber Lodge is the ideal spot for a family reunion. There’s over 3,000 square feet of living space with even more areas to explore just outside your door. Even if you don’t like your family very much, you can find a little bit of solitude here.

Grab a cocktail and make your way out to the gorgeous stone fireplace on the patio. Or head to the game room and play some foosball. Kids can find endless joy with the toy box and retro arcade game. Or melt your worries away in the hot tub while someone else cooks for you. There’s room for everyone here!

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9. Luxury Studio Cabin

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Why you should stay: small on space but big on nature.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $125/night

Want a space that is remote enough without being too far from town? This quaint and cozy studio cabin is the perfect combination of them. It’s within minutes of downtown Pagosa Springs and its famed hot springs but also tucked in to the large trees that surround the property.

The home itself is cozy with its honey-colored wood walls which wraps you in its warmth the minute you walk in. But if you feel the need to get warmer, you need only soak in the tub with its multiple jets.

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Related Read: 9 Cozily Romantic Stays Near Denver, Colorado

10. Mountain View Ranch

Mountain View Ranch
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Why you should stay: the entire office (complete with leather couch, cowhide office chair, and immaculate oak desk) more than makes up for the fact you’re on a working holiday.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum Stay: 5 nights
  • Rates from: $375/night

There’s a reason it’s called Mountain View Ranch and it’s not because it overlooks a lake. Although, funny enough, there is a pond on the property.

Over the twenty-acre property, unparalleled views of the San Juan mountains greet you at almost every angle. The angles where mountains aren’t in view reveal sweeping meadows where you’ll likely witness the many types of wildlife that inhabit the area.

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Related Read: 12 Amazing Cabins in Colorado with Hot Tubs

11. Mountain Spruce Retreat

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Why you should stay: honestly, the master bathroom – it’s that good.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $156/night

One of the best views of “the local peak” (aka Pagosa Peak) can be seen from the deck of Mountain Spruce Retreat. You’ll never tire of the incredible vistas with the floor-to-ceiling windows in the great room.

For a little respite, head to the nook in the living room and grab yourself a wine glass from the wet bar. Then head upstairs to challenge your partner with a game of pool. Top off your win with some s’mores outside around the fire pit.

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Plan Your Trip to Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Get the full Pagosa Springs experience by focusing on these must-do recommendations.

  • You can’t visit Pagosa Springs and not take a dip in the world’s deepest geothermal hot spring. Get the day pass to The Springs Resort for a luxury experience. If you want a free soak, though, simply park your car at Mary Fisher Park and walk below the bridge to the San Juan River.
  • Take the drive to the Continental Divide on Wolf Creek Pass (no 4WD needed).
  • Enjoy one of the least visited national monuments in the state to learn more about the ancient Puebloans at Chimney Rock National Monument.
  • If you can, visit during the annual Color Fest where dozens of hot air balloons take flight every year. You can also take a hot air balloon ride anytime of the year.
  • Grab a beer at Riff Raff Brewing Company.
  • See some of the most beautiful animals at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park.
  • If visiting in the winter, check out Wolf Creek Ski Area or the High Country Lodge Tubing Park.

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