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High Country Lodge & Cabins

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3821 E Highway 160, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147-0579
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High Country Lodge & Cabins provides distinctive and unique hotel lodging and accommodations nestled in a beautiful setting of 15 wooded acres. High Country Lodge & Cabins consists of 22 lodge rooms & 10 cabins with wood burning stoves & fireplaces. Start your day right with our delicious complimentary full hot breakfast with a latte or an espresso in our cozy, log dining area complete with a crackling fireplace. Step outside and enjoy taking a walk on our 1/2 mile private hiking trail, build a fire and roast marshmallows in one of our native campfire rings, enjoy an outdoor family style BBQ picnic in the gazebo while playing horseshoes and watching the kids enjoy the play area, or relax in one our 3 hot tubs and sauna. End the day in our lounge with a beer, wine or a cocktail. In the winter, enjoy our snow tubing hill. We are located 2.5 mile east of Pagosa Springs on Hwy 160 and offer the closest full-service lodging to Wolf Creek Ski Area.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Hiking
Skiing
Books, DVDs, music for children
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Vending machine
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BBQ facilities
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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!
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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.
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Response from HCL3821, Manager at High Country Lodge & Cabins
Responded Jan 6, 2020
Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed our great amenities and breakfast. We look forward to hosting you again.
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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.
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Response from HCL3821, Manager at High Country Lodge & Cabins
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you very much. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with. We appreciate the feedback.
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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.
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Response from HCL3821, Manager at High Country Lodge & Cabins
Responded Jan 14, 2020
High Country Lodge & Cabins is an eco-friendly rural rustic Mountain Lodge with some wonderful amenities. The property is on 15 acres with a great full hot breakfast in the morning with a variety of options to choose from including specialty coffees from cappuccinos to espressos. The property has an onsite Snow Tubing Park with outdoor hot-tubs and Sauna along with a bar/lounge on property. Our rooms are comfortable, clean with some of the best Eco-friendly toiletries and premium amenities including flat screen TV’s with full cable and DVD players (Free Library of DVD movies in Lobby), in-room coffee & teas. If something was missing in your room, you should have notified us and we would have rectified the situation immediately. The property also has the best internet that is available in our rural community. We do not control town wide outages that may affect service. In addition, the rooms include a phone that you are allowed to call out on, so we do not understand your issue with the communication options. If you had issues with noise the lodge does provide a white noise machine that you could have asked the front desk for as you were notified at check-in. If you wanted more luxury or privacy, you did have the option of upgrading to one of our cabins. This property goes out if way to make sure the guests have a memorable visit. We are not a Four Seasons or the Beverly Hills Hilton nor do we claim to be one. If you are looking for that type of lodging, you need be looking somewhere other than a rural mountain community. We are proud of our #1 ranking on Trip Advisor that is earned by our hard work and satisfied customers.
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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.
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Response from HCL3821, Manager at High Country Lodge & Cabins
Responded Jan 6, 2020
Thank you for your kind feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed our Tubing Hill. We look forward to seeing you again.
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$128 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
high country lodge motel & cabins hotel pagosa springs, high country lodge motel and cabins
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites High Country Lodge
LOCATION
United StatesColoradoPagosa Springs
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about High Country Lodge & Cabins
Which popular attractions are close to High Country Lodge & Cabins?
Nearby attractions include Treasure Falls (4.5 miles), Wolf Creek Ski Resort (2.0 miles), and San Juan River Walk (3.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at High Country Lodge & Cabins?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at High Country Lodge & Cabins?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at High Country Lodge & Cabins?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at High Country Lodge & Cabins?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to High Country Lodge & Cabins?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Peak Deli, Pagosa Baking Company & Cafe, and Alley House Grille.
Are there opportunities to exercise at High Country Lodge & Cabins?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does High Country Lodge & Cabins have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is High Country Lodge & Cabins accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.