We didn't stay at the lodge, as we have a family member who lives in Pagosa Springs, with room for us to stay, but we did take advantage of a fun afternoon on the tubing hill. Reservations were simple to make online, and check-in was quick and easy. The Lodge employee who helped us was so great! We had 4 kids ages 8-11 with us, and he helped them get their tubes up the hill, and took requests on what kinds of pushes they wanted on the way down. The hill was fast enough to enjoy, but not so fast that I was nervous about anyone's safety. Just a little warning: There is no "magic carpet" to take up the hill, so anyone with mobility issues should not plan to participate. I run a few miles most days for exercise, and I even struggled at times. Still so fun though!
Came up for a long weekend of skiing with the boys. Guys loved the hot tubs and I loved the hot breakfast. We all appreciated that we had a jump on the drive up the pass. If you have not ridden the creek, you have not skied the best kept secret in CO. If you do come, this is the place to stay.
Very Friendly Staff. Excellent Guest Services. Breakfast Area is better than most guests expectation with variety of Hot & Cold items. Wonderful Coffee station & bar. Rooms are Cleaned and nice with Refrigerator, Microwave and in-room Coffee. New Air Condition Units. Wonderful Stay for 5 days. Worth Visiting, very satisfying.
I travel extensively and only post reviews when I stay somewhere great or some place not so great. The High Country Lodge is one of the latter. The main reason for giving it two stars is because this place is listed by TripAdvisor as a 4 star hotel. Don’t get me wrong, it actually does a decent job at doing things that a one star or two star properties do. Thin walls, cheap, worn, transparent sheets, pillows that feel like a bag of diapers, phone booth bathroom ( close the door before you sit on the toilet or you won’t be able to get the door closed), and if the tv had shows as old as the date of manufacture, you would be watching a show from the 80’s. Special mention goes to the WiFi. This motel apparently uses multiple home style WiFi routers placed in certain rooms in an attempt to cover the entire property. You are at the mercy of fellow travelers who may unplug, interfere with, adjust or simply not recognize what the weird flashing thing is in their room and cut your WiFi off two rooms over. When the WiFi is down, which appears to be a regular occurrence, you are left with no communication with the outside world since there is no cell reception. To be fair, the motel does a good job with breakfast for a two star hotel. It was clean but everything offered was the cheapest, generic stuff you can get. The bathroom had shampoo but no conditioner and no shower gel. The motel is situated just a few feet off of the highway so prepare yourself for highway noise. TripAdvisor is doing a major disservice to its readers by listing this motel as a 4 star hotel. According to TripAdvisor, it’s the only four-star hotel in Pagosa Springs, this is why I booked it. Imagine how I felt when I arrived, walked in the room, and found myself in a classic, worn out roadside Motel. TripAdvisor gets ZERO stars for this one.…
We had a great time at the tubing park. Fun for everyone from our 4 year old daughter to my 36 year old husband. I liked the ticketed times to keep the number of tubers down. Line was never more than a 5 minute wait after hiking to the top of the hill. The hike is slightly challenging and probably wouldn’t be great for anyone with limited mobility, but our daughter was able to make the hike 6 times and I pulled up her tube. Was surprised our 6 year old son was able to haul his tube to the top by himself the same number of times. Line gets shorter and shorter as the hour and a half goes by and people get tired. Excellent activity to get kids (and parents) out of the house and burn some energy.