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Fritz and Paula Allen

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

FREE Rafting and Kayaking at Riverside Meadows, on the Rio Grande River $80-$310

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin

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Private & Secluded Cabins on the banks of the Rio Grande River

We have made available beautifully handcrafted custom log cabins on the banks of the Rio Grande River, each cabin offers privacy and seclusion, located 25 miles from Wolf Creek Ski area and 4 miles from the Rio Grande Golf Club.

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, 8 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 3 inflatable kayaks,a self bailing raft and 4 floating inner-tubes to use and enjoy during your visit here. You would easily pay over $400 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.

The rental price is based on the the number of rooms you are renting and the season of the year you are here. We do our best to keep our VRBO calendar up to date (we are also listed on several other sites), for the most up to date calendar please call 719-873-5280 or email We will also be happy to send you a link to our website with a more detailed description of our property. We usually respond within a couple of hours.

Here is a breakdown of the seasons for the Guest, Master and Studio

Dec 15-Jan 3 Standard $95 $105 $155

Jan 4- Feb 29 Ski $80 $90 $125

Mar 1-Mar 31 Spring Break $95 $105 $155

April 1-May 20 Off Season $80 $90 $125

May 21-Sept 10 Summer $95 $105 $155

Sept 11-Dec 15 Off Season $80 $90 $125

Rent 2 and take off $10 per night per room

Rent 3 and take off $15 per night per room

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  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Fritz and Paula Allen (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 Central Colorado

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.

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 3 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.


based on 17 traveler reviews

FREE Rafting and Kayaking at Riverside Meadows, on the Rio Grande River $80-$310
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Riverside Meadows was PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It's possible a better CO vacation value exists.....

  • 5 of 5

.....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.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado springs, Colorado

Family Colorado vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Ft. Collins, CO

Awesome 4 day weekend

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I (and two labs) just spent 3 nights, 4 days at Riverside Meadows and loved the property, the setting and the hosts. Being right on the river, surronded by beautiful scenery can't be beat. I'm almost 6ft 2" tall and had no issues in the studio apartment. We would book again! Oh yea- comfy beds and pillows, too.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

South Fork Cabin Rental Rates

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Off Season
Sep 12 2016 - Dec 19 2016
1 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2017 - Feb 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $90 + Tax
Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.4%

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South Central Colorado Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Sleep Sofa (1) with feather-bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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