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Enjoy the Splendor of a Lakeside Resort in the Rocky Mountains

Overlooking beautiful Vallecito Lake and located in the heart of the San Juan National Forest, Pine River Lodge is your perfect year-round Colorado family vacation destination. The lake is the ideal place to play, sail or fish. The trails through the mountains offer a great opportunity to take in nature during a hiking or biking trip. Or, go out on horseback or on an ATV! You can also visit in the winter and cross-country ski, snowmobile or snowshoe. Choose from over 20 one- to three-bedroom mountain cabins, complete with air conditioning, cable television and a full kitchen. There's plenty of room and activities for your next Colorado family reunion.

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 29 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Durango
  • Nearby Water Vallecito Lake
  • Open Dates All Year


With so much to do, your family will bond like never before at the Pine River Lodge. Teach the kids how to fish on Vallecito Lake, hit the surrounding nature trails on horseback, or head out to explore the famous Rocky Mountains on skis or an ATV. Continue quality time in the spacious one- to three-bedroom cabins with cable television and internet.


Got a big family in tow? Get outside and see what Bayfield is all about! Experience the breathtaking scenery of the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Train and the magnificent ancient cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park, all while reconnecting with your not-oft seen relatives. The list of fun is almost endless: Jeeping, mountain biking, river rafting, golfing... your family will never be bored!


Pine River Lodge lets you bask in the beauty and peace of nature! Here, you can enjoy the comfort of a cozy cabin that puts you just steps away from exciting outdoor adventures. Visit the many hiking trails throughout the Rockies and San Juan National Forest; make sure to bring your camera along to document any wildlife you might see! Or, you can choose from one-hour, two-hour, half-day or all-day horseback riding trips that let you soak up the views in a different way. Vallecito Lake is also teeming with a variety of fish such as salmon and rainbow trout, making it a great spot to cast your line!


Whether you are an old salt or new fisherman, you won't have trouble catching some of Vallecito Lake's treasures at Pine River Lodge. Catch a variety of species including kokanee salmon, rainbow trout, northern pike, small mouth bass, walleye and perch. The refreshing natural setting lets you unwind with ease and enjoy spectacular views as you reel in some trophy catch to take home!


The Pine River Lodge is the perfect destination for the outdoorsy couple. Enjoy views of the Rocky Mountains. Head out onto Vallecito Lake to go fishing together. Ride on an ATV or go hiking together through San Juan National Forest. At the end of the day, retreat back to your cabin and watch the stars as you talk about the highlights of your day.


When you're at the Pine River Lodge, ask the friendly staff what you need to go to get certified for hunting. The area offers a plethora of choices. Come during the right season and you'll have all of the hunting fun you could ever ask for. Just make sure you have all of the proper documentation and equipment.

Pet Friendly

You don't have to worry about traveling without your favorite four-legged friend by your side when you plan your Colorado getaway at Pine River Lodge. You'll find a number of pet-friendly accommodation options here, making it easy for Fido to join you on your next family vacation!


A part of the Rocky Mountains, the San Juan Mountains are the picturesque location of Pine River Lodge. Ride your mountain bike or ATV through the trails and breathe in the Colorado mountain air and marvel at all its beauty. Travel on the nearby Middle Mountain, Lemon Lake and Beaver Meadows trails.


Pine River Lodge makes Vallecito Lake – about 5 miles long and 1.5 miles wide – part of its attraction. Splash and play in the lake's waters, explore its shimmery surface in a canoe or pontoon boat or entice creatures below its depths. The lodge's cozy accommodations put you just steps away from the shores to ensure you're never far from all the fun!


After your wedding is done, head into nature! Come to Pine River Lodge and stay in a romantic cabin with your new spouse. During the day, head to Vallecito Lake and go out on a canoe ride together or go fishing. Head to San Juan National Forest for a fun-filled day. At night, watch the stars in the night sky while you begin planning the rest of your lives together.

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

Match the size of your family with the size of your cabin – one to three bedrooms and space for up to 11 people. All units come with basic cable, a full kitchen and Internet and are within walking distance of the swimming pool. Many have spectacular views of Vallecito Lake and Co's Rocky Mountains.


Rent a cabin at Pine River Lodge for the perfect holiday vacation! During Memorial, Labor Day or the Fourth of July, get the crew together and head into nature! Enjoy fishing, ATV rides, hiking and so much more! Wake up each morning and jump into Vallecito Lake. You'll have the time of your life on your next vacation. Book today.

  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Swimming Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Bingo
  • Rock Climbing
  • Gambling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting and Shooting
  • Live Entertainment
  • Photography
  • Raquetball
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • ATV/Fourwheeling
  • Bird Watching
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Ice Skating
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Play Ground
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Fitness Programs
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Nearest Airports

  • Animas Air Park (AMK) / 21.2 miles
  • San Luis Valley Regional Bergman Field (ALS) / 93.4 miles
  • Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy Field (ASE) / 131.9 miles

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

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