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Chuck & Sarah Riehm

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Lakefront 5/4 with great in-town location

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Chuck & Sarah Riehm (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

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 Southwestern Colorado

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.


based on 21 traveler reviews

Lakefront 5/4 with great in-town location
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Was terrific place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 14 that fit comfortably in the residence. Was well located to give you the feeling of being away from people but was close to town on good roads so were able to get to what Pagosa Springs had to offer in a easy manner. Would definately stay at residence again.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Fantastic property with beautiful surroundings and convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. We had ten people (four adults and six children) and felt there was more than enough space. The house was very well organized with every convenience available to make cooking at home a breeze.

We enjoyed the secluded feel but even more the convenience to the wonderful grocery store and numerous restaurants and the 5-10 minute commute to the center of town.

The pictures on the website did not do the property justice. The cabin looks in the on line pictures but even better in person.

We would stay here again for any future visits to Pagosa Springs.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property, Great location, wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

the house was wonderful! there were 19 of us including 9 children under 16. Almost everyone used the wi fi and the hot tub. The layout was great as were th amenities. The property was clean and well maintained. The owners were very concerned that we enjoy our stay. The location was great! Near to all the services and only a short drive to the hot springs> We enjoyed the skiing, the hot springs, and the Balloon ride. We fixed our own meals mostly, but did order pizza from Rosie's which was excellent.

We will all be telling relatives and friends about the property and recommending that they use it for short or long vacation outings!

Lou & Joan Higgs

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Ski trip with three families with lots of kids

  • 5 of 5

This place could not have been more perfect for our trip. The process was easy, onwers were very responsive to my silly questions, and the house was in great condition.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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A wonderful place for families to gather!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this cabin. There was plenty of bedding for everyone, and we had 20 people in our party. We found that the kitchen was well set up for big groups as well. The only negative thing I would mention is that the bedrooms are very difficult to warm in the winter if the fireplace is running in the living room. Perhaps providing some space heaters for the bedrooms would fix the problem. Thanks so much for a great time in Pagosa!!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Great house for the immediate family to stay and for the family reunion to be celebrated!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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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.


Rates & Availability

Pagosa Springs Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season
May 23 2016 - Sep 4 2016
5 night minimum stay
Fall Special
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Season
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
Early ski season
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 12 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 13 2016 - Jan 8 2017
6 night minimum stay
Ski season
Jan 9 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break Ski
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 3 2017
6 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 4 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
6 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Jan 8 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Southwestern Colorado Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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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