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Lakefront 5/4 with great in-town location

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Perfect 4 Seasons Retreat For Large Families Or Groups

Lake Forest Lodge sits on a heavily wooded lot with unobstructed views to Lake Forest and the San Juan mountains. We offer a rare 5/4 in-town location, so you'll enjoy easy access to your vacation home on paved roads yet be on a wooded lakefront lot for that total vacation ambiance. Less than five minutes to Pagosa's favorite spots, including the famed Pagosa Brewery and City Market, the best regional grocery store in south central Colorado.

Everything in Lake Forest Lodge is BRAND NEW for the Summer 2014 season. We offer amenities not found in most larger vacation rentals. The master is unusually spacious with a walk-in tiled shower and a huge walk-in closet. The master has views to Lake Forest and easy access to the hot tub on the back deck with robe heaters.

Walk in the front door and be amazed by the massive great room. You'll have plenty of seating for your crowd in front of the 12' entertainment center, which includes a large-screen TV plus plenty of books, movies, games and CDs.The living area has two large comfortable sofas with recliners to rest your legs after hiking or skiing. OR cuddle up in front of the fire on the massive leather cowboy chaise.

On workation? Work if you must in the study in the front of the house with windows overlooking the lake and an unforgettable desk and chair. The study includes high-speed WiFi, a printer and basic office supplies.

The dining room table truly seats 12 for your family banquets plus six at the bar on comfortable armed swivel barstools, so you can seat 18 for big meals. The huge kitchen has every amenity imaginable for whipping up gourmet meals for a crowd up to 20 people. You'll love the elk ceramic dinnerware and lodge flatware!

Your guests will be delighted by the themed guestrooms. The split floorplan offers lots of room to spread out and privacy for larger groups. The master is on one side of the house, Moose Magic and Gone Fishin' bedrooms are on the other side of the downstairs, and the rest of the sleeping accommodations are upstairs. Every bedroom offers lots of closet space and dressers so you can unpack and relax!

Master Bedroom: decorated in an old-fashioned ski theme, from the snowshoe coffee table in the sitting area to the artwork on the wall featuring views of Wolf Creek Pass. You'll enjoy designer bedding and 600-thread-count sheets.

Moose Magic: A downstairs queen room with designer quilt and moose-themed artwork. Moose Magic shares a downstairs bath with the Gone Fishin' bedroom. The room features a large closet, high chest, two night tables and reading lamps.

Gone Fishin': This bedroom features a queen-sized bed with a side window overlooking the lake, a double dresser and mirror, side tables and lamps.

Upstairs: the upstairs has been completely rebuilt in 2014 to add two bedrooms, two designer baths and an upstairs living/gameroom area.

Bear Lair: A great family room offers a queen over queen bunkbed that sleeps four comfortably. It also has an ensuite bathroom with brand new granite countertops and a tiled shower. NOTE: For safety reasons, no small children under 8 in the upper bunk.

Elk Escape: The second upstairs bedroom has a queen over queen bunkbed and close access to the second brand new bathroom upstairs. NOTE: For safety reasons, no small children under 8 in the upper bunk.

Living room/gameroom: This area features a second TV watching area so grown-ups and kids can each have their own entertainment. This room features a TV with DVD and cable access and is furnished with a fun lodge-themed futon that folds into a full bed and two lodge single futons to sleep 4 right outside the upstairs bathroom. NOTE: the single futons are suitable only for children 12 and under.

More Details

Chuck & Sarah Riehm
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Chuck & Sarah Riehm

Our family has been coming to Colorado twice a year since we were first married in 1974--one summer hiking trip and one winter ski trip. The past few years the snow has been very disappointing at other major Colorado ski resorts so we thought we'd try Wolf Creek so booked a trip to Pagosa Springs in March 2013. We remember asking ourselves, 'How good could this ski resort BE with prices so low?' The answer is--GREAT! Chuck is an expert skier who can tackle any run on the mountain and the rest of us are light blue. We found plenty of terrain for all of us at unbelievably low prices for lift tickets and rentals. Plus, we just fell in love with the natural beauty of the place. The fact that you can hike in real wilderness right outside your doorstep is a real draw. Plus, Pagosa offers so many other fun activities from concerts to live theater to the amazing hot springs to horseback riding and rafting.

Chuck & Sarah Riehm purchased this lodge in 2014

Why Chuck & Sarah Riehm chose Pagosa Springs

We had been looking for a lakefront property to call our own for some time now, yet most of the lakes we had looked at in Texas and Oklahoma were fairly sad with the drought situation. We absolutely loved Lake Forest with its natural setting in a pine forest with mountain views.

What makes this lodge unique

Great fishing right out the back door, kayaking or canoeing. Also lots of hiking trails close by. Great in-town location! Just a 20-minute walk to everyone's favorite Pagosa refreshment spot--The Pagosa Brewery.


Pagosa Springs Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Beautiful tiled walk-in shower for two
    Downstairs guest bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Serves Moose Magic and Gone Fishin' guest bedrooms
    Ensuite bath for Bear Lair - toilet , shower , Brand new granite countertops & tiled shower
    Second floor guest bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Brand new luxe bath with granite counters & tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , A child could sleep on the sofa in the sitting area
    Moose Magic - 1 queen
    Gone Fishin' - 1 queen
    Upstairs living/gameroom - 4 sleep sofa /futon , One full and two single futons
    Bear Lair - 2 queen , 2nd master with ensuite bath. Deluxe queen over queen bunks
    Elk Escape - 2 queen , Deluxe queen over queen bunkbed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Lakefront 5/4 with great in-town location
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews
Lakeside AZ

Very nice house by lake for family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice accommodations by lake for our family vacation. We had a wonderful time. I wish the lake was more accessible. MANY small cactus that prevented any of us from going to lake. But still very beautiful.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home in a great location for a large group.

  • 5 of 5

This home in Pagosa Springs is perfect for family and friends to meet and enjoy each other.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pagosa Spring, Lakefront 5/4

  • 5 of 5

Nice place. Would stay there again. Nice view of the lake. Deer came right in the yard to graze. Drive way narrows toward mailbox. Watch for mailbox post in the dark. Owner might want to put a reflector or something on it. House very lovely and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house had a perfect layout for our family of 18. Our 10 grandchildren especially enjoyed the ping pong table (they had a ping pong tournament that lasted the entire week), eating all their evening meals at the picnic table, exploring the area in the back yard and around the lake, napping in their hammocks that they tied to the trees in the front yard, and using the facilities at the rec center. We also rafted in the San Juan River, hiked, fished and ate out at a couple of the local restaurants. It was truly a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Mountain Home!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family (ten of us in all) had the greatest time staying at this beautiful home. Everyone of us was comfortable and felt very much at home. Definitely one of our greatest vacation get aways and hope to come back often over the future as all the grandkids learn to ski at Wolf Creek and Purgatory. Thanks so much for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Spacious Home

  • 5 of 5

This house is very nice and had plenty of room for our group of 19. The beds are very comfortable and the kitchen has everything you could ever need to cook for a large group. We had issues getting stuck in the cul-de-sac because it had snowed several inches and the snow plow hadn't come, but if you have 4-wheel drive you will be fine. Besides our cars getting stuck, we had a wonderful stay and I would recommend this house to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Durango DRO
Nearest Barpub
1.4 Miles
Pagosa Brewery
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Pagosa Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Wolf Creek Ski
Car: necessary

Great in-town location. Wooded lakefront lot offers privacy yet just five minutes to grocery & fun restaurants and bars in Pagosa Springs.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $350 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.8%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.