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“Our favorite place in Pagosa”
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High Country Lodge
Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Pagosa Springs
Certificate of Excellence
albuquerque, n.m.
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Our favorite place in Pagosa”
Reviewed December 26, 2011

We have been going to High Country Lodge for years for our winter get-a-ways. We have stayed in the motel and in the cabins. The motel is very clean, but a little run down and noisy. The cabins are wonderful though and well worth the extra money. The best part is the friendly people who check you in and the very nice breakfast. The big fireplace is very welcoming and there is free great coffee, hot chocolate, cider, tea all day. One year I enjoyed the local sled races on a hill behind the lodge. It was so much fun as everyone made homemade crazy sleds and dressed in costumes. The lodge offered free burgers, hot dogs, and chips and drinks to everyone. You can walk to the steak house and enjoy the hot tubs and stars. A wonderful place that makes you feel so at home.

Room Tip: The motel has a couple of rooms with wood walls...those are updated and nice. The cabins are the bes...
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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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HCL3821, Manager at High Country Lodge, responded to this review, January 24, 2012
It sounds like you have made some great memories here at High Country Lodge. We hope you will return again and again, and make many more.
Always feel free to suggest improvements and amenites-we take all suggestions seriously and implement as much as we can, as we try to update our facility and add to the comfort and enjoyment of our guests.
Thank you so much for staying with us. We hope to see you again soon.
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Canyon, Texas
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Reviewed December 20, 2011

We stayed three nights.Very friendly owners and staff. Loved the location just a couple of miles out of Pagosa Springs. Close but out in the country. Excellent continental breakfast by the fire in an old log cabin decor. Rooms were decent and very accessible. Beds were comfortable. Three large hot tubs and sauna were very nice. We would definitely go back and stay.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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HCL3821, Manager at High Country Lodge, responded to this review, January 24, 2012
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay--thank you for writing a review. We always enjoy knowing when we are doing the right things for our guests. You are always welcome to suggest improvements -we want to know what else we can do to make your stay the best it can be.
We hope you will return often and enjoy this wonderful corner of Colorado.
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Evergreen, Colorado
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Reviewed November 25, 2011

Love this place for many reasons. Far enought out of town (2 miles approx) but so accessible to the wonderful little town of Pagosa Springs. The hot springs here are sooo beautiful in comparison to other places in Colorado.

Also love the restaurant, very unique, on same premises of Lodge. They also have individual cabins with fireplaces, as well as two story hotel. Views are lovely and it is quiet.

Folks in charge are great. Ambiance, with wood and fireplaces in Lobby and breakfast room, is special. Breakfast included....waffles, biscuits and gravy, and the other usual stuff...also hard boiled eggs..

I ended up there on Thanksgiving Day and wanted to watch the Macy's Parade before I took off. They really wanted us to check out on TIME so that the housekeeping staff could get home early to enjoy Thanksgiving (very considerate of management). Lynn, Manager on Duty, suggested I plop myself down in the breakfast room with the TV and stay as long as I wished...and help my self to all the coffee I wanted.

I might add the hotel was tastefully decorated for Xmas with trees in Lobby and Breakfast room.

I might add I am a Travel Agent, and find these special places that I fall in love with and return and recommend them many times over.

I Highly Recommend High Country Lodge.

Room Tip: Second Floor corner room (I think notheast corner). Also I might recommend the smallest freestandti...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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HCL3821, Manager at High Country Lodge, responded to this review, November 29, 2011
Thank you so much for your kind words. It encourages us to know when we are doing things well, but it also reminds us there is always room for improvement. We hope you will come back again and again and enjoy this special area of Colorado.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed November 11, 2011

My husband and I have stayed at the High Country Lodge on two trips to Pagosa Springs...the first time, we stayed in a regular room in the Lodge; the second, we stayed in a cabin. The rooms are clean, comfortable and very reasonably priced in the Lodge. The hot tubs, on chilly Colorado evenings, are a really nice addition, especially after a long motorcycle ride. But the cabins...oh, the cabins...we stayed in a small cabin last weekend because we just needed to get away from Albuquerque. Luckily for us, I picked a weekend with lots of snow in the forecast, and Mother Nature delivered. My husband and I planned to spend the day in town and just loaf about, but after we got to our cabin (clean, cozy and rustic), we decided instead to get a bottle of wine and spend the day enjoying the fire, the snow outside and the ambience. The small cabin we rented is the Lodge's smallest, and was still roomy and would have accommodated two couples or a family, and while I subscribe to their e-mail service and got a GREAT deal via their newsletter, it would be affordable for anyone at their regular rates as well. I highly, highly recommend the Lodge for accommodations with character, exceptional customer service, and a fantastic location in the summer or the winter.

Room Tip: We were in cabin 403, which was nestled right against the sledding hill, and if we weren't so ou...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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HCL3821, Manager at High Country Lodge, responded to this review, November 29, 2011
You had the kind of weekend we strive to provide for all our guests. Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed it. By the way, snow is on the way again, so you may get your wish about the sledding hill on your next trip!
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West Palm Beach, Fl
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Reviewed November 10, 2011

We stayed in the small cabin and there was plenty of room for our family of four. The cabin was entirely done in wood, tongue and groove, and I slept the best I had in years, due to the cosy and peaceful atmosphere. Even the vanity in the bathroom was done in wood, which I had never seen before. The room was well decorated and the beds were super comfortable. Several wooden beams ran across the ceiling creating an enchanting and rustic feeling. We enjoyed the hot tub in the evening and the sauna was a welcome treat. I am so glad we stayed there - you will not be disappointed! Also, the management was very accommoding and treated us so well. Highly recommend the cabin...we will be back!

Room Tip: Choose a cabin, even the small one is a good size.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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HCL3821, Manager at High Country Lodge, responded to this review, November 29, 2011
So glad you enjoyed your stay in our small cabin-we like to think the cabins give a true Colorado experience. If you should ever need something more to keep you busy while here,
we have board games and dvd players/dvds you can check out, and any of the staff can give
you lots of ideas for extra activities. Hope to see you again soon!
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Cabarete, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed November 3, 2011

My wife and I stayed here for a night during a weekend ski trip to Wolf Creek. This hotel has a very cozy feel and the staff is very welcoming and friendly. For what we paid, we definitely felt like we got a great deal. The room was functional and comfortable and the breakfast was great. We really liked the rustic lobby and breakfast area. We will definitely be returning to stay here each time we visit Wolf Creek.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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HCL3821, Manager at High Country Lodge, responded to this review, November 29, 2011
Thank you for staying with us. The next time you visit, enjoy some of our good Seattle coffee in front of the fire in our lobby-you are always welcome to relax and kick back when here. We have also expanded our breakfast menu for your enjoyment.
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed October 28, 2011

My boyfriend and I loved the high country lodge! Rates are reasonable, the staff friendly, yummy breakfast and very clean and comfy!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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HCL3821, Manager at High Country Lodge, responded to this review, November 29, 2011
We are happy you had such a great time. We are expecting more snow soon, so come back and enjoy all the winter activities!
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Property: High Country Lodge
Address: 3821 E Highway 160, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147-0579 (Formerly Americas Best Value Inn & Suites High Country Lodge )
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Location: United States > Colorado > Pagosa Springs
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pagosa Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — High Country Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
High Country Lodge consists of 22 lodge rooms & 10 cabins with wood burning stoves & fireplaces on 15 wooded acres, a wildlife viewing pond and a snow tubing park in the winter. Your stay at the High Country Lodge includes: a hot breakfast, 3 hot tubs and a sauna, a playground area, BBQ grills, horseshoe pits, free WiFi , cable TV w/HBO and in room DVD player. We are located 2.5 miles east of Pagosa Springs on Hwy 160. We are the closest lodge to Wolf Creek Ski Area. We look forward to having you as our guests! ... more   less 
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