We were seeking an economical choice for a weekend trip to Durango. Since we havent done much camping with the kids (ages 3, 6) we thought a cabin at the Riverside would be a great faux-camping experience. It was ! We reserved two cabins side by side for our family, and our friends. It was great. The kids loved the bunk beds. We came ready to put out sleeping bags but learned you can get a "linens" package which included sheets, blankets, towels etc. for $35 extra, so we went that route. The linens were very clean and good quality. The beds were not luxiourious, but, we didnt expect them to be. Bring an air mattress or topper if that is an issue for you. The fire ring was fun, smores for the kids! and if you forget anything, there is a small convenience store on property. The ONLY thing we didnt like about the cabins was that about 4 feet from the front of the cabin, it drops 15 feet down to the rivver's edge. We were nervous about that with the kids and hypervigilent about them walking back and forth between our two cabins even. We wanted to be on the river, but didnt realize we would be quite that close. And yet too high up to even throw a kids fishing line out.
The facility is great. The pool was great, I think I heard it had been redone? It was lovely, clean, with new patio furniture and the kids had a blast. We were close to the larger shower/restrooms facility, which was kept super clean. I popped into a smaller one shower/restroom closer to the lodge and noticed that one had benches in the shower stalls. We were not there long enough to use the game room laundry or movies, but, thought it was great that they were available. There isnt a "restaurant" but a lounge that occasionally has a pancake breakfast or pizza, etc.
Had a great time. Would return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Durango Riverside Resort is a beautiful home away from home in the lovely San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Durango Riverside Hotel Durango