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Relax and Unwind with your Next Colorado Getaway

The majestic setting of the Colorado Rocky Mountains presents a truly exceptional place to unwind, have fun, and spend quality time with friends, family, or that special someone. The Bear Paw Lodge offers you everything you're looking for: a natural, secluded location, comfortable accommodations, and easy access to exciting outdoor activities. Choose from a cozy cabin or a spacious vacation home near Vallecito Lake. Both offer sophisticated furniture and modern amenities such as full kitchens, barbecue grills, fireplaces and cozy living spaces with televisions and VCR players. Nearby you can explore the natural area on an archaeological tour or hike the many local trails to take in the mountain views. Horseback riding is another popular pastime, as well as fishing at the many mountain lakes and rivers! In the winter, you can experience some incredible skiing a the Durango Mountain Ski Resort!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 13 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Durango
  • Nearby Water Vallecito Lake
  • Open Dates May 1 to Oct 31


Spend quality time with loved ones in the Rockies! Bear Paw Lodge lets you find the perfect home-away-from-home between charming cabins and spacious vacation homes, both in the heart of Durango, Colorado and surrounded by beautiful mountain landscapes. Together, you can explore the views on a hiking trip, enjoy a day of swimming and fishing at Vallecito Lake, or go skiing at the Durango Mountain Ski Resort. The choice is yours!


Get as close to nature as possible on your next Colorado vacation. Bear Paw Lodge's premier lodging in Durango means that you're never far from all the action, whether it's a day of fishing at Vallecito Lake or hunting in the surrounding San Juan and Rocky Mountains. The nearby Elk Point Stables offers horseback riding, while ATV-ing and jeep tours are available at the San Juan National Forest!


Resting in its own mountain valley is the beautiful Vallecito Lake, one of Colorado's largest lakes. Known for being a popular fishing hole, it's a great place to take out your boat and cast your line for a variety of local species. The lake's full-service marina is readily equipped with fishing boats if you do not have your own!


The San Juan Mountain's Vallecito Valley is a prime destination for hunting adventures. The area is teeming with a variety of wildlife from elk to mule deer to waterfowl. Elk archery is a big draw, but the area is known for its incredibly large mule bucks, many of which are over 30 inches wide! Meriam turkey, coyote, bear, ducks and geese are also plentiful so you're sure to make a big catch no matter what!


The surrounding Rocky and San Juan Mountains make Bear Paw Lodge the ultimate destination for your adventurous mountain retreat. You can experience some of the best outdoor activities all year round here, from a day of fishing at Vallecito Lake to hunting for trophy mule deer. During the winter, don't forget to enjoy incredible skiing and snowboarding at the Durango Mountain Ski Resort!


Beautiful Vallecito Lake rests in a mountain valley, which is where it gets its Spanish name, meaning "Little Valley." With twelve miles of shoreline, you have plenty of space to unwind and spend an afternoon soaking up the sun! Or, head to the full-service marina to take out a boat, pontoon, paddle-boat or canoe for exploration on the water! The lake is popular for fishing as well, and you're sure to reel in a trophy catch to call home about!

  • Outdoor Playground
  • Volleyball Court(s)
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Picnic Tables
  • Refrigerator
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting and Shooting
  • Photography
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • ATV/Fourwheeling
  • Biking/Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Boat Docks
  • Canoeing
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Marina
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Play Ground
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Laundry Facilities
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Nearest Airports

  • Animas Air Park (AMK) / 23.4 miles
  • San Luis Valley Regional Bergman Field (ALS) / 92.9 miles
  • Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy Field (ASE) / 129.1 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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