We arrived as strangers and left feeling part of their family. We were greeted by Jim and Odilia when we arrived. Right away they made us feel like we were home. The place is just beautiful! The room was more than we could ask for, her breakfast was out of this world, and they have a happy hour from 5pm-7pm every day and Odilia serves home made appetizers. She also offers an evening meal,which is extra of course, with multiple options for the appetizer, entree, and dessert. We opted in for the dinner. We had the filet and you will not find a better steak at any top steakhouse. If you are in the area you must stay with them. Your stay will be unforgettable!
My husband and I stayed here for our elopement trip! If I could give them 10 stars, I would! We originally planned a big wedding with family and friends, but then decided that the stress and planning just wasn't what we had in mind for our big day. We found Jim and Odilia's B&B after looking at several different places, that just didn't have everything we needed. I reached out to them with questions, and I honestly expected to get another auto-generated email like I had from other elopement venues. Instead, I received a personalized email from Odilia herself. She answered every question I had, and then some. I knew right away this was the place we needed to have our elopement. After months of anticipation, and great communication with Odilia, we arrived at the most beautifully serene B&B I have ever seen! We were greeted with a hug from Odilia, who immediately felt like family! After getting settled in, we were then greeted downstairs by both Jim and Odilia for Happy Hour! We sat and talked details of the wedding, that was the next day, and ended up talking for a couple of hours with them. They had taken care of every single detail of our wedding. We didn't have to lift a finger the entire time we were there. Odilia had arranged my hair and makeup, ordered and picked up our cake and flowers, decorated the living room/dining space of the B&B beautifully to match our colors and decor. The ceremony was everything we could have dreamed of and more. Jim was the officiant, and he made the script and flow of the ceremony so perfect! He really got to know my husband and I in the short time we got to spend with them, and we felt like the script spoke so true to us as a couple. They were able to live stream the ceremony for us, as it was just the two of us with our families watching from our hometown. The photographer they had set up for us was also amazing!! He was very detailed, and really captured the day for us! Not only did they have everything set up magically, but Odilia prepared the most delicious meals for us for dinner!! It was everything we hoped for and more!! I would highly recommend them for hosting your wedding, or even just a fun getaway trip! The room we stayed in had everything we needed as well. You definitely won't go without here! They truly know what they are doing. I will forever be grateful we chose Elkwood Manor to get married! On our next trip through Pagosa Springs, we will definitely be stopping by for Happy Hour!!…
Most often, a review is intended for the prospective patrons of destinations such as Elkwood Manor. However, I want to take this opportunity to take a moment to directly thank you Odilia and Jim for helping us celebrate the marriage of our daughter. As parents of a bride to be, we envision our little girls wedding day from the moment she was born into our lives. All we could hope for is that her special day is nothing short of perfect and one of the most cherished moments in their lives. And thanks to you both Odilia and Jim, this was indeed that wedding of a lifetime. You were both very gracious and welcoming to all in our party, and your attentiveness never left us wanting for anything. The accommodations and amenities at Elkwood Manor are warm and inviting and everyone in our party enjoyed every moment of their stay. The first moment we stepped foot on the expansive deck where the wedding was to take place, we knew that there was no more perfect location for a wedding than this. The backdrop of the expansive valley below and the San Juan mountains in the distance, admittedly made us parents of the bride and groom a bit emotional. Jim, you were a masterful officiant and although we had only met, we felt as if you were a part of the family. I have never witnessed a wedding such as this, where the wedding officiant was so invested in a ceremony where they too became just as emotional as we did! That spoke volumes in the type of person you are. We are grateful to have met such a humble human being as you. Odilia, your warm and welcoming kindness to all of us was instrumental in helping to alleviate much of the stress that goes with the planning and preparation for a wedding. Your attention to detail and the way you orchestrated your staff reassured us that this wedding was in good hands. You are an exceptional cook and you really spoiled us with the chicken and waffle breakfast and my new favorite spicy maple syrup. The wedding dinner you prepared was top notch, and everyone kept complimenting on the great dinner, and of course the appetizers immediately following the wedding. You definitely know how to make people happy! Jim and Odilia, you have found your calling, and we are so grateful that we got to share this moment of a lifetime for our daughter and new son with you at Elkwood Manor. “THANK YOU!” Todd and Carmon Upchurch…
Let me start by emphasizing that the view of the mountains from the very large deck is spectacular and very memorable! The owners are delightful and immediately made us feel welcome. I had read the reviews before booking and am so glad we were able to book a stay here!
Our ultimate compliment is that we felt so welcome in their personal home. Yes it is an exquisite 5 star B & B and so much more. Jim & Odilla are natural hosts and their considerate/ exceptional touches make all the difference. As 60+ year Coloradans allow us to say their graciousness fits the majestic environment of the San Juan mountains. We've made friends for life. Norm & Sandra
First of all, the log lodge home was immaculate, atmospheric, comfortable and offered panoramic mountain views from the extensive windows inside and sitting on the lovely deck. We were greeted warmly by Jim and Odilla and shown our large Wilderness Loft with an outside balcony. We were going to take a short hike after we checked in and they suggested a better, closer option to a waterfall that we enjoyed. They served free cocktails/wine of your choice and hot appetizers for Happy Hour enjoying the golden glow from the deck. We opted for Odilla's multi course dinner which was delicious and a good value...including wine! Before breakfast, we bundled up with the cozy blankets available and savored a steaming cup of coffee on the deck before Odilla prepared a delicious omelet, sausages, croissants and fruit. We hurried away after breakfast to visit the hot springs, when a few minutes later we heard a "flap, flap, flap". Oh no..we had driven over a rubber tie wrap with a nasty hook that imbedded in the tire. My husband called Jim to ask who we should call, and he more than graciously said he'd be right there with a jack to change the tire for us. Unbelievable, caring service! With the spare safely on, we made our way to the tire shop he recommended and they patched it while we went to the hot springs, which didn't live up to the Elkwood Manor experience. We will always remember their kindness.…
We were on our way from Durango to Taos and kinda stumbled upon this place, and I’m so glad we did! The owners Jim and Odilia couldn’t have been more sweet and made sure we were well taken care of, not to mention Odilia’s homemade meals were wonderful. The patio view of the Rockies is just breathtaking and each room has a unique flair, we hope to get to stay here again when in Colorado.
We had a great stay. The breakfasts were delicious and the view from the deck is gorgeous. The room was comfortable, clean and quiet. We were thrilled our dog was allowed in our room (Country suite-yet it did not smell like a “dog room”) and there was plenty of outdoor space to walk him. Jim (Odilia was on her own vacation) was very tolerant of our exuberant pup in addition to being a hospitable and interesting host. They had a 110 and 50 amp plug-in for our electric vehicle. The evening happy hour with complementary beverages led to interesting conversations with other guests. We will go back!
What a beautiful place. Outstanding view, Jim met us when we arrived, he was so pleasant and made us feel right at home. He showed us around the facility and was eager to help us with any questions during our stay. Odilia is wonderful, great hospitality and boy can she cook. It was a nice change at breakfast to dine as she cooks a more non-traditional breakfast with a Brazilian flair. We loved her cooking so much we also ate dinner one night there. We were not disappointed. Rooms were quiet, clean and very nice. Downtown was packed with people and very busy and we were so glad to be away from it. If your looking for a nice place to get away this is it.
We were welcomed from the moment we got to the door! The room was comfy and clean with lots of details to make the stay so nice. The breakfast was one of the best we've ever had, and the view of the San Juan mountains from the deck was like watching a nature show with the gorgeous sunset following a micro storm just over the mountains. We will be back! Thanks for one of our best stays ever Jim & Odilia!!!