[Club Wyndham in Pagosa Springs, CO. Photo: tug2.com] Boasting the World’s Deepest Hot Springs and ski area with the state’s most powder, Pagosa Springs gets its share of adventurous visitors. There are a good amount of top hotels to choose from, in a range of budgets and accommodations.
Pagosa Springs has always been a highly coveted tourist spot. The town is filled with breathtaking sceneries at every corner, every road. Most visitors make the drive down beautiful Highway 285 from Denver. It’s just under 5 hours making it a reasonable day drive through stunning country.
Probably Pagosa Springs’ Best Hotel Accommodations
If this is the first time you’re visiting the town, head out to the tourist information center, then go straight County Road 631, just outside of Coastal Springs. This is one of the best locations in town to take photographs. The town is surrounded by wilderness with some of some of the deepest most remote forest in the state. Visit the South San Juan Wilderness for some stunning views and isolation.
Aside from basking in the natural beauty of Pagosa Springs, enjoy a soak at the world-famous Springs Resort. Then spend the night their at the attached hotel. Anther hot springs with an on-site lodge is Healing Waters Resort & Spa. Or soak up evening soak sunset at Overlook Hot Springs. With the numerous activities, you can do all over town, you need a reliable list of accommodations that’ll make you feel right at home.
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Here are our choices for the top hotels in Pagosa Springs, in no particular order:
Alpine Inn – Comfort and Simplicity
There are places you go to where you feel totally at home. For larger hotel franchises, the entire management team spends hundreds and thousands (if not millions) of dollars coordinating this key goal to architects because that “home feel” is certainly hard to find.
But, what really makes a place feel almost like “home” is a sense of familiarity, and that’s what you can find at Alpine Inn.
The family-owned property has two stories and a very down-to-earth vibe. They have 25 guest rooms with bathrooms, basic amenities, and WiFi. However, this is not a pet-friendly property.
Though it’s classified as a “motel,” the place has full facilities like lobby, dining area, and free parking spaces for guests.
You’ll feel like this is home because of the old furniture pieces as well as the design of the wood-dominant motel. But, even though most of the pieces here are nearly antique, they’re still one of the top-rated accommodations in town. The rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable.
You’ll also have an amazing view of from any corner of the property because it’s located in a remote area. There are nearby restaurants and houses, but it’s not as loud or as busy as downtown.
If you’re looking for a peaceful retreat with a homely ambiance, Alpine Inn Pagosa Springs is the ideal place for you.
- 8 Solomon Dr, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 | 970-731-4005
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Motel SOCO – Hip Roadside Accommodation for Adventurers
If you’re on the other end of the spectrum, looking for a more vibrant place to stay during your exciting Pagosa Springs tour, then Motel SOCO is probably more suitable for you.
This is a full-service lodge with a lounge and a more modern take on rustic simplicity.
The suites are beautifully designed to reflect the outback lifestyle in Pagosa Springs, while still bringing that sense of minimalist class. There’s an exciting mix of texture throughout the property, from the brass bathroom walls to the wooden sink, industrial lamps, and leather benches.
The rooms are relatively small (but beds are usually queen or king-sized), but because of the cozy, inviting ambiance, you can imagine staying indoors the whole day to read a book or write.
Motel SOCO is one of the historic structures in town. Built in the 1940s, it has been renovated on September 2016 under the new management.
The place is now a center of hospitality for travelers from all walks of life.
- 651 W U.S. HWY 160, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 | 970-264-1492
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Elk Trace Bed & Breakfast – Upscale Lodging
Pagosa Springs is beautiful all year long. If you’re looking for a place that complements that beauty in any season, Elk Trace B&B is the perfect choice for you.
Owned by Tom and Evelyn Jones, the property is one of the most revered upscale, fine lodging in SouthWest Colorado. The 9, 000 sq. ft. the property offers one-of-a-kind views of the San Juan Mountain Range. At the same time, there are only six rooms available on the property so you’ll have more privacy staying here than in mainstream hotel accommodations.
Every corner of the place reflects the comfort of an extravagant country lifestyle. Enjoy your morning coffee or your afternoon readings at the cozy lounge. There’s also a TV and a fireplace so you can opt for a family movie time during your stay.
The cabin mansion was built with a central high ceiling so space actually looks and feels huge. If you’re bringing children, you’ll be able to get a quick glance to check where everyone is from the second floor.
The rooms are comfortable and cozy. They have the Wolf Room, a 1 king bed suite with a Jack and Jill Bathroom. There’s an electric fireplace and a flatscreen TV.
They also have the Buffalo Suite with 2 queen-sized beds and an electric fireplace. Both types of suites have access to property WiFi.
- 700B Honey Bee Pl, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 | 970-731-5868
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Pagosa Riverside Campground – Exciting RV Campground
This family resort is one of the hidden gems in Pagosa Springs. It boasts of tent and RV campsites, as well as 3 cabins for rent.
The town is filled with amazing natural landscapes and outdoor activities that even teens hooked on smartphones can enjoy. In the you and your family will have close access to the best outdoor activities in Pagosa while being able to get that authentic family bonding time.
The Pagosa Riverside Campground has three unique cabins with fire pits and picnic tables. Considered as “Primitive Sleeping Cabins,” these accommodations can sleep from two to four people. Cabin 1 is the smallest, featuring a double and a bunk bed set. Cabin 2 has two separate single beds. For a more comfortable stay, you can book at Cabin 3 which has a full bath and kitchen, a queen bed, and a bunk bed set.
The campground is also open for RV stays and tent camping. Pets are also welcome to join in!
There are 60 available RV spaces, with amp, big rig sites, open space for slideouts, water station, electricity, and outdoor tables. As for the tent-only sites, they have thirty. Throughout the entire campground, you’ll have access to the WiFi.
Aside from accommodations, there are other recreational facilities on site including a swimming pool, a playground, paddle boat rentals to enjoy the river, outdoor game activities, fishing rental, game room, and kayak/canoe rentals.
- 2270 E Hwy 160, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 | 970-264-5874
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The Springs Resort & Spa – Premier Hot Springs Resort
One of the main reasons people flock to Pagosa Springs is because of the numerous hot springs located all over town. One of the most popular hot springs locations is The Springs Resort & Spa.
Located along the banks of the amazing San Juan River, this property features healing experiences from the 23 geothermal hot spring pools on site. The temperature and the sizes vary per pool, from 83-114 °F (28-46 °C) to create options for guests with different preferences. The water from the pools comes from the “World’s Deepest Geothermal Hot Spring,” the Great Pagosah Spring.
The property is also perfect for large groups or company retreats since they have seventy-nine rooms and suites that range from Classic, Delux, and Luxury options. The property is also proud to be Colorado’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certificate Awardee.
After a relaxing soak in one of their pools, complete the relaxing escape in their acclaimed spa center.
- 165 Hot Springs Blvd, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 | 970-264-4168
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Fireside Inn Cabins – Enjoying the Local Pagosa Springs Lifestyle
When you go on a vacation, there are times when going to the local communities can be more rewarding than following a more generic, commercialized, city tour. That’s what you’re getting when you stay at Fireside Inn Cabins.
The property is built along the beautiful San Juan River, but it’s also close to downtown. They created a separation from the busy streets of the town center in the property so you can still feel that connection to Mother Nature even though you’re just minutes away from the local restaurant (like the Thai Pagosa).
The property has fifteen modern, log sized, two-bedroom, fully-equipped cabins. The design has a SouthWest flair, and the highlight of staying here is the outdoor amenities.
They have sitting areas just in front of the river. So whether you want to try out fishing, or you just need to have that quiet alone time, you can enjoy your little heaven in the hidden corners of the property.
They also have a plantation garden where you can pick vegetables to cook for dinner!
- 1600 E Hwy 160, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 | 970-264-9204
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The Cabins at Hartland Ranch – Your Private Mountain Getaway
If you’re not really up for a community-centered escapade and you just want that, semi-isolated, private property so you and your family can focus on enjoying nature, The Cabins at Hartland Ranch is the perfect accommodation for you.
Enjoy the best views of the Rocky Mountains, while enjoying the best cabin features in town. Their premier mountain cabins have fully-equipped kitchens, washer/dryer, stacked stone fireplaces, slate and wood floors, two porches, and rustic custom types of furniture. Each bedroom has its own en suite bath.
The property is also great for family gatherings and small group reunions!
- 953 Co Rd 200, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 | 970-264-1111
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Elkwood Manor Bed and Breakfast – Victorian-inspired Mountain Living
Elkwood Manor Bed & Breakfast is one of the properties that truly stand out in Pagosa Springs. The entire manor gives you a 360-view of the vast lands in Pagosa Springs. AT the same time, the place has a luxurious vibe and an old Victorian design.
Coming in, you’d be welcomed by the huge dining table, coffee space, and lobby. There’s a guest room on the first floor and a fully-equipped kitchen. They have suites that have a hot tub. The suites have eccentric designs and themes, take the Shogun Suite, for example. It has an authentic oriental decor with direct access to the east side porch.
The great thing about staying at Elkwood Manor is that the suites have some sort of customized privacy, from separate entrance doors to adjoining corridors, so even though other guests are staying at the manor, it doesn’t feel too crowded.
The property can also be booked a whole, making for a perfect location for small gatherings and events.
- 85 Easy St, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 | 970-264-9166
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Econo Lodge – Comfort and Affordability
Though there are amazing cabins all around Pagosa Springs, not every traveler would have the budget to enjoy a full-cabin experience.
If you’re traveling solo or on a budget, the Econo Lodge is an apt accommodation. Part of the Choice Hotels franchise, Econo Lodge boasts of full hotel amenities you’d need for your trip (including a laundry facility, fax machine, and free WiFi).
Despite being a commonly known brand, Econo Hotel Pagosa Springs is still one of the most recommended properties in town because of the reliability in their service. The place offers a wide range of room configurations as well as free breakfast. If you didn’t bring a car, you can ask the concierge for a taxi service or book Lyft or Uber to fetch you from this location.
- 315 Navajo Trail Dr, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 | 970-731-2701
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Pagosa Springs RV Park – Cabin and ATV Rentals
This beautiful nature RV park is best for those who need comfort amenities but are interested in exploring the outdoor lifestyle in Pagoda Springs.
With Pagoda Springs RV Park, you get the best of both worlds. This campground offers cabins and ATV rentals, and an outdoor movie theater.
There are cabins that mimic the tiny house style to create more affordable options for travelers. On the other hand, there are luxury options like their deluxe cabins with lofts. During afternoons and nights, people also flock to the BBQ Bar.
This is one of the most vibrant accommodations you can check while in town.
- 10 Leisure Ct, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 | 888-724-6727
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Wyndham Pagosa – Ultimate Deluxe Retreat
If you want to have a Hamptons-type of summer or winter vacation right at the heart of Pagosa Springs, then Wyndham is the one and only place to go.
Dubbed as the 18,000-acre Rocky Mountain Playground, Club Wyndham offers adventure, scenic vistas, clean mountain air, and endless recreation activities to cater to the whole family.
The club has tennis courts, ski lessons, golfing, horseback riding, hiking, table tennis, and many more. They also have other lakeside pleasures like boating, fishing, and water-skiing. All this at relatively competitive pricing.
If you’re planning for your Pagosa Springs vacation and this is your preferred destination, make sure to book Wyndham Pagosa months in advance because this property is usually always sold out.
- 42 Pinon Causeway, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 | 970-731-8006
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High Country Lodge & Cabins – Heartfelt Western Comfort
There’s nothing more convincing when it comes to booking a place than knowing that when you arrive, you’d be truly taken cared of. High Country Lodge & Cabins is exactly that type of property.
The last on our list is currently the TOP 1 hotel and accommodation in Pagosa Springs (*according to TripAdvisor*).
The property covers 15 wooded acres and features a distinctive hotel and lodging experience. They have Lodge Rooms and Private Cabins. Though it doesn’t matter whether you booked a small room or a large private cabin because you get access to all of the amenities in this massively beautiful property.
Start your day with an amazing complimentary hot breakfast, complemented with a local brew or a latte. Then, you can explore the outdoors with a walk on their 1.5-mile private hiking trail (available during Spring and Summer). At night the management offers open fireplaces for BBQs, gatherings, and marshmallows.
If you’re visiting during the winter, you can soak in their outstanding hot tubs, have a sauna, or enjoy their tubing hill.
- 3821 E Hwy 160, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 | 970-264-4181
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Get ready to plan your one-of-a-kind Achueleta County vacation today! Thanks for checking out our list of top hotel accommodations in Pagosa Springs.