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High Country Lodge
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Pagosa Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 23, 2012

I chose this lodge from reading the reviews on TA and was not disappointed. My husband and I have stayed at two other hotels in PS in the past, with one of them costing over twice as much, and in my opinion this lodge tops them both. On check-in I was told that the lodge changed ownership in June and it is obvious that the new owners are motivated to keep their 1st place rating. I requested a lodge room with good mattresses and they made it happen. Our mattress was brand new and very comfortable. This is not the Hilton but it is a nicely updated motel room at a good value with the AARP discount. There is road noise from 18 wheelers going down the nearby highway that did not bother my husband. I wear ear plugs to drown out the noise from a snoring husband so the road noise was not an issue for me either. We did not partake in breakfast because we had plans to eat in town but we checked it out and it looked adequate. I would like to return and try out one of their cabins in the future when we have a long weekend.

Room Tip: Obviously most people prefer the ground floor rooms because of the convenience of having their cars...
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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HCL3821, Manager at High Country Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2012

We appreciate your kind words. When a guest requests something, we do try to deliver it whenever possible. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope you come back often. Our upgrades are continuing and we hope everyone will enjoy what we are doing. Again, thank you for writing .

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Reviewed July 14, 2012

Found this property on Trip Advisor and were glad we did. We stayed in a small 1 bedroom cabin, which was quite large. Plenty of room for our 2 adults and 1 child to spread out. Pretty wooded setting just outside Pagosa on highway 160. Stayed in many cabins over the years and this was by far the nicest. Cute as a button from the outside--log cabin cottage. Beautiful hanging flowers on large porch attracted humming birds and chipmunks ran all over. Inside wasn't fancy but decorated nicely with log cabin theme. Lots of windows, ceiling fans in both rooms, and tons of storage space (2 huge closets and many hooks to hang things off of). There's a wood burning stove in the large living room and 3 hot tubs outside the main lodge on beautifully manicured grounds. Full maid service daily was unexpected. Well equipped mini kitchen we only used for snacks, but could have used for more. We easily could've stayed for weeks without feeling cramped. My only complaint is that the wireless wasn't working. We asked for the router to be reset several times over two days, to no avail. Finally, on last complaint they told us to let ourselves into the empty cabin next door where that router was located. It took us all of 30 seconds to fix and we then had good wireless service.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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HCL3821, Manager at High Country Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2012

We really appreciate all your wonderful comments. It let us know we are going the right direction, and where we can improve. We hope you will come back often and spend time in the area. Pagosa is such a special place and has a lot to offer in so many ways. Each season is different, and its worthwhile to check each one out and see which one is your favorite. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed July 13, 2012

Booked this based on price + reviews here on Trip Advisor. This ended up being one of our favorite places of our whole 2-week trip. We haven't tried a cabin, we stayed in a room in the main lodge. If you have to be in the middle of town or you must stay in 5-star lux places, this isn't for you. But we loved that it was out in the country, and it had perfectly adequate amenities for our 1-night passing through. We loved the hot tubs out back. The lady at the front desk is such a sweetheart, so friendly and helpful. It was our 1st visit to Pagosa Springs, and I predict we will go back lots of times in the future. I think we will book High Country again!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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HCL3821, Manager at High Country Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2012

We appreciate your kind words, and hope you will come back often. Different seasons offer so many possibilities for recreation and enjoyment. The cabins with their woodstoves or fireplaces offer great ambiance in the winter, and the hot tubs are great after skiing or a long hike in the autumn, viewing the foliage. Thank you so much for writing a review-we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed July 13, 2012

I wish we had had more time at this lodge. This was an overnight stop on our way from Mesa Verde to Santa Fe. I'd love to come back some day, spend some more time, and maybe rent a cabin. The grounds and buildings are all in great shape. We were told our room had been updated fairly recently. I'm not sure what shape it was in before but we were well pleased with it's current state. Our room was very clean. My husband is very warm natured so we asked for a fan even though the room had a working AC unit. The bed was comfy and we both slept like babies. There was a small seating area with a couch and flat panel tv. Also had a decent sized refrigerator/freezer unit.

The lodge offers a continental breakfast which is pretty good. It has a waffle station, hard-boiled eggs, cereal pastries, coffee, juice, etc.

Due to time constraints we weren't able to take advantage of some of the things the lodge offered. They have a fishing pond and provide fishing rods for your use. There are horseshoe pits. Three hot tubs. There appeared to be a good selection of DVDs. A small laundry room requiring a small fee for the washer and the dryer.

I simply cannot say enough about this place, great service, wonderful attention to detail, beautiful grounds, great rates. I really do hope we can visit again one day.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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HCL3821, Manager at High Country Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2012

Wow! You made our whole week. The entire staff was so happy to read your review. We work as a team to try to make everyone's stay the best possible, so you let us know it in a big away. Thank you so much for your kind words. Come back often, and always let us know if we can make anything better for you.

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Reviewed July 8, 2012 via mobile

We arrived a few days before July 4th and the Lodge was in beautiful shape. The room wasn't posh but was very comfy and clean with all the necessities and attention to detail. The office and breakfast area were very inviting and breakfast was excellent. Three hot tubs and sauna and nice grounds. Is located on the main road in and out of Pagosa but quiets down at night. Connie welcomed us and set the tone for a terrific staff.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Management response:Responded July 10, 2012

Your review put smiles on the faces of our entire staff. Thank you for taking the time to write it. It let us know we are on the right track with the improvements we have been making, and that guests
really like what we are providing. Your suggestions and feedback let us know what we are doing well, and where we need to improve. We truly appreciate you.

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Reviewed July 7, 2012

We had a great stay over the 4th of July 2012. We stayed in one of the small cabins and found it perfect for the 3 of us and my 3 1/2 year old daughter had lots of fun playing at thier kids area, swinging and going down the slide. The staff was outstanding and so was the contenental breakfast. Anytime we are back in the Pagosa area, this is the first place we will call to stay.

Room Tip: We really liked staying in one of the cabins, traveling with a young child we did not have to worry...
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Management response:Responded July 9, 2012

We are so glad you spent the 4th of July with us and enjoyed your stay. Please come back often, and check out what we've been doing to make things even nicer for you. We try to provide a good family environment to make HCL a home away from home for you. Thank you for letting us know that we are succeeding.

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Reviewed July 3, 2012 via mobile

It lives up to all the hype. I will return time and again and highly recommend. Very friendly staff. Extremely good value. We stayed in a cabin. Worth the few extra bucks! Loved the family feel of it all!!

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Management response:Responded July 9, 2012

Your review made our day! Thanks so much for such a positive response to our efforts. We will keep striving to make your time spent here seem like a home away from home. Returning guests are part of our extended family and we are always happy to see you again and hear how you are doing. Always let us know if we can improve-your suggestions fuel our changes.

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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 Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pagosa Springs
Price Range: $141 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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