About the property
- Cabin1295 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
Private & Secluded Cabins on the banks of the Rio Grande River
Free Snowshoeing-Kayaking-Rafting-Discounted Golf and Ski Packages. Email us with inquiries. This listing is for all 3 cabins (Studio, Guest and Master) rented together. The Guest cabin is located on the far left side in our main picture, the Master is located to the far right in the main picture. We live in the center building in the main picture and the Studio cabin is located directly behind our cabin. Please scroll through all the pictures to best understand the layout of our property. If you are looking for something on the Rio Grande River that is smaller or for fewer people we also rent these cabins individually on VRBO; Studio (only cabin with a kitchen) VRBO.com 953410, Master cabin VRBO.com 955968, Guest cabin VRBO.com 955968
Our home is a Norwegian style dovetail log home with chinking in between the logs, we cut all the dovetail corners on site and set every log ourselves. It has 3 nicely decorated bedrooms all with queen beds and there is also a sofa sleeper with feather-bed, 6 people can sleep comfortably in beds. Each bedroom has its own TV with cable, HBO and DVD/VCR, we also have a DVD library of about 100 movies. One of the three bathrooms is also equipped with a washer and dryer. The kitchen might be considered more of an efficiency one with a smaller 4 top electric stove/oven, full size refrigerator and no dishwasher but is well appointed with all the accessories and utensils you might need.
Outside you will find a beautiful sail-shade covered (summer) picnic area along the banks of the river. The picnic area is equipped for cooking on a gas grill or in the fire pit area on the custom made plow disc wok. Really want to relax, you can take a dip in the hot tub surrounded by beautiful flower gardens, and at night enjoy the endless stars.
We have made available for our guests 4 inflatable kayaks,a self bailing raft and 4 floating inner-tubes and to use and enjoy during your visit here. You would easily pay over $500 per day for renting these items that are included for free with your stay with us, we are also available to help with vehicle shuttles and and possibly drop offs or pick ups from several different launch areas along the Rio Grande River. New this year we are able to offer guests discounted golfing at the Rio Grande Club. During the shoulder seasons $30. During peak season as low as $39 M-Th, $49 F-Sun.
The rental price is based on the the season of the year you are here. We do our best to keep our VRBO calendar up to date (we also list cabins separately on this site). We usually respond within a couple of hours.
Here is a breakdown of the seasons for Riverside Meadows
Dec 15-Jan 3 Standard $310
Jan 4- Feb 29 Ski $260
Mar 1-Mar 31 Spring Break $310
April 1-May 20 Off Season $260
May 21-Sept 10 Summer $310
Sept 11-Dec 15 Off Season $260
Fritz and Paula Allen
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Fritz and Paula Allen
Riverside Meadows was built entirely by the Owners Fritz and Paula Allen along with their daughter Sadi and we would like to welcome you to out home. This is our primary residence and we will most likely be here for your stay, your private cabin will allow you as much privacy as you like and we will be available to help with any questions and / or problems that inevitably arise.
Fritz and Paula Allen purchased this Cabin in 2006
Why Fritz and Paula Allen chose South Fork
We are located on the banks of the Rio Grande River in a very private and secluded setting on 8 acres. Relax and enjoy the sounds of the river from your cabin, hammock or cooking out right next to the river. You can enjoy fishing from our property or take a float on some of the 17 miles of 'Gold Medal' waters from South Fork to Del Norte. Inflatable fishing raft and inflatable kayaks are available for our guests and if available we are happy to provide a shuttle and possibly act as a tour guide if you are looking for some social interaction. New this year we are able to offer guests discounted golf at the Rio Grande Club. During the shoulder seasons as low as $30 and during peak season as low as $39 including cart rental. We can make a reservation up to 30 days in advance.
What makes this Cabin unique
Winter guests can enjoy use of our snowshoes for free. Take them out and explore our beautiful back country during winter. We will be happy to suggest some areas. Enjoy the outdoor fire pit year round with firewood provided. During the summer we have made available to our guest our 4 inflatable kayaks and a self bailing raft to use and enjoy while here. We recently added 4 high quality inner-tubes for floating as well. You would easily pay $500 per day for renting these items that are included for free, we are also available in the summer to help with vehicle shuttles.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful Location and Exceptional Hosts
What a delightful spot right on the Rio Grande! A reviewer mentioned that if you could rent all three cabins, do so. We did and absolutely loved our stay. The photos of the site and cabins are accurate. The cabins are spotless and the owners (Fritz and Paula) are some of the most welcoming and helpful that we have encountered in our almost 20 years of renting through VRBO and other sites.
Our older grandson was out the door at 5:00 a.m. to fish the Rio Grande with some tutoring by Fritz on how to fly fish, while our younger grandson loved the trampoline and the provided games. Fritz and Paula could not have been more accommodating about taking us to sites to put in the kayaks and with one simple phone call, they were kind enough to meet us at the end of our trip to take out.
If you want a great vacation removed from city hustle and bustle that is in a fabulous location, stay here.
Thanks for the nice review! We really enjoyed having your family stay with us. Your family was so gracious and polite it makes us love our job! Thank you for choosing us! We hope you will come again!
Fritz and Paula
Riverside Meadows was PERFECT!
We stayed at Riverside Meadows with our family of 4 along with another family of 4. Each adult couple stayed in one of the smaller cabins, which were very roomy and extremely comfortable and cozy, while all the teenagers stated in the larger cabin with the full kitchen. I absolutely have NOTHING NEGATIVE TO SAY about our stay. Fritz and Paula were very accommodating and helpful with tips on tackling our first experience skiing Wolf Creek. IF you are second guessing staying here because the owners live here too, DONT BE!!! They do their own thing and it's not weird AT ALL! They are very down to earth and relaxed. We all want to come back and most likely will as soon as possible.
I want to add that once you pull into the driveway, it looks like a Hallmark Movie Channel Christmas movie. We were sad to leave.
Riverside Meadows is an unbelievable place. My husband and I found it to be above and beyond any expectations we had. Fritz , Paula and Sadie are some of the friendliest people we have ever met. The cabins are spotless and beautifully built. The setting is magical. We are so glad Fritz talked us into trying the river kayak. We had a blast! Fritz was beyond accommodating as to put in and pick up. We couldn't have asked for more. We have already booked two more nights for next month and plan to book many more. Thanks Fritz, Paula and Sadie for a wonderful time!
It's possible a better CO vacation value exists.....
.....but not likely. Or at least it would be exceedingly difficult to find. Consider all you get for your money....
- comfortable, clean, spacious, updated, private, quiet and tastefully decorated accommodations
- excellent river front location that offers beautiful scenery and quick access to outdoor recreation
- fishing, free kayak and raft services with guide(s)...all on site (literally right outside the front door)
- very nicely manicured and maintained property and grounds
- accommodating, unimposing, available and friendly hosts
- clean, modern and well maintained hot tub
- trampoline, tire swing, full scale teepee (seasonal) and friendly, playful pets
- wifi and satellite TV as well as several dozen games and DVD's
I'm sufficiently impressed with Riverside Meadow's "bang for the buck" I'm compelled to say this...if you don't agree you are, with all due respect, a person with unreasonable expectations. Period. If I were forced to be critical of any one thing it might be that it can be a little challenging to get to the kitchen if you're disabled (since it's located in the second story efficiency). Aside from that I've got nuthin'.
It's highly likely we will return. Fritz and Paula have created something very special here and work extraordinarily hard to keep it that way.
Family Colorado vacation!!
We were looking for a Colorado vacation that would accommodate our group of 11. We had such a good time!! Fritz and Paula went above And beyond making our stay from kayaking, rafting, and overall playing fabulous! The cabins couldn't have been nicer. The beds were comfortable, the showers nice. If possible I recommend renting all three cabins, but if you rent one it is so worth the stay!! It was wonderful having Fritz and Paula on the property, they were pleasant to visit with and very sensitive to our privacy as well. When we needed something they were there to acommadate us. Thanks Fritz and Paula for a wonderful vacation we will be back and so will our friends!!
Love this place!
So here I am on VRBO trying to book for this summer's vacation and all I can think about is going back to Fritz and Paula's place. We left our hearts here last summer! Our two boys had a blast here fishing, kayaking, playing washers with Sadi... We loved the area and we loved Fritz & Paula. It was such a fabulous experience it has spoiled me for considering other rentals in other states because I can't imagine it will be as much fun as we had there. Book it. You won't be sorry; except when you have to leave. We may be headed to Wisconsin this year, but I have no doubt we'll be back to Riverside Meadows soon.
Thank You! We feel honored to get such a nice review! We truly love sharing our place with others and glad that is was a memorable vacation. We can't wait to see you guys again!
Paula, Fritz and Sadi