From September 20-26, 2012, we got one of the "special price" cabins that was off the river and we could not have been happier. The park is very clean, bathrooms and showers are clean, and the cabin was also clean. Even though we were off the river, a short stroll down the hill brought us right to the waters edge. And fronting the river is some gigantic and gorgeous mountains! What else could one want when "roughing" it? The cabin had a fire ring (which we did not use), a small grill (which we did use), a porch swing (which we used), a table and chair inside, plenty of electrical sockets to recharge phones and MP3 players, and a ceiling mounted heater (which we definitely used).
I only wish the pads on the beds were just a little thicker because this old body of mine needs all the cushioning it can get. But, since it was just my wife and I, we took the pads off the bunk beds and added them to the full sized bed....problem solved.
We experienced no bugs of any kind, but did have one inquisitive squirrel who produced a moonroof in our styrofoam cooler. But it was our fault for leaving it outside with goodies on the inside. No bears, no deer, no varmints of any kind. All in all this is one nice campground, with beautiful views and a great value for the buck, especially if you get the "special pricing" rate. It is in a great location, close to both Durango and Silverton. If we decide to go visit that area again, and I feel certain we will because we ride our motorcycles for the adventure, then this is one campground that will definitely get our vote as our place to stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shaded by towering pines, this San Juan Mountains campground nestles against the Animas River 12 miles north of Durango. Many of the campsites and cabins lie just steps from the broad, rock-bottom river popular with anglers and kayakers. For breathtaking alpine scenery, take a day trip on the steam-powered Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad or drive the 232-mile San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway. This campground features a large pool, game room, basketball court, pet area and lots of fun for kids. At sunset, grab a sundae at the ice cream parlor or a cup of coffee at the espresso shop, then head for the outdoor movie theater. The café serves breakfast and dinner. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Durango Riverside Hotel Durango