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“The extra touch” 5 of 5 bubbles
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High Country Lodge
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Pagosa Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Larkspur
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The extra touch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

We stayed in one of the little cabins and found it to be cute, cozy and perfect! A real stone fireplace with real logs! The hot tubs, grounds, breakfast room and lodge were very nice, well stocked, warm and inviting. Truly a great little place :)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ColoradoMountainBoy
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HCL3821, Manager at High Country Lodge, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Thank you for your great review-other potential guests will enjoy knowing your experience here.
It makes us happy, knowing that our guests had a good time, and enjoyed the ambiance of the cabins and the amenities here. We appreciate you lodging with us, and hope you will come back often and enjoy HCL in different seasons.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

We rented a cabin. It was perfect. The kitchen made it possible for us to have a cute romantic dinner in our cabin instead of spending our money out. Breakfast was decent and nice that it was free. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly and very ready to give suggestions about the area. There were a couple things that could be improved. The pillows were pretty bad. Bring your own if possible. Also, the heater would make a clicking sound that would wake me up. Luckily there was a portable one available in the closet so I could turn the main one off and get a good night's sleep.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lindsayquarters
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HCL3821, Manager at High Country Lodge, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
We are so glad you enjoyed your cabin-they are quite special and provide the true Colorado experience. While the cabins are similar, each is still unique, and offers it's own special ambiance. Our knowledgeable staff all know this area well, and have a lot of great suggestions for recreation, dining out, and entertainment.

We hope you will visit us again-this is a place that can be a sweet little getaway for a couple or a wonderful meeting place for a group of friends. Whatever your pleasure-we are ready to help you make memories. Thank you for your kind review.
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Vail, CO
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51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is not a 5 star hotel. But it is the nicest place to stay in Pagosa and at a reasonable price. The staff goes above a beyond. The rooms are very clean and my bed and pillows were very comfortable. I travel here frequently for business, and the High Country Lodge will be my favorite place to stay!!

Room Tip: Great hot tubs, cabins, and even a steam room! Breakfast is served each morning. This place is a f...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marigold183
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HCL3821, Manager at High Country Lodge, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Thank you so much for lodging with us and telling others about your experience here. As a frequent business traveler, we hope to see you often and promise to provide you with the same great hospitality as the first time. If you come back after Thanksgiving, you will have a real treat--our Christmas decor at the lodge is gorgeous, and Pagosa Springs looks like something on a Christmas card.
Thanks again for writing a review- we look forward to seeing you soon!
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Marysville, Washington
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488 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

As this was rated #1 on tripadvisor, this is where we stayed.

Star checked us in. She was very friendly and provided us with hiking advice. We were pleased to learn the hot tubs and sauna were open until 11PM.

The room was a typical motel room. The bathroom was tight and the toilet small. The room was clean. The motel is located on the highway. The rooms aren't the most soundproof. The highway noise ended up not being an issue, but noise from other rooms can be heard. This didn't cause us lack of sleep, but I put it in here as it could be an issue for some people.

The shower had plenty of hot water.

We went out to the 104 degree water in the hot tub and enjoyed the starry sky. The sauna instructions say it takes a while to heat up. That was true. If you want to use the sauna, plan ahead and turn it on.

The breakfast was good. They have better scrambled eggs than one normally finds at a motel. They had a good variety of food and you will find it a better breakfast than almost any motel. The breakfast room was cozy, but in a good way.

The staff are very friendly and talked to us more about hiking ideas.

I was a little disappointed that the hot tub doesn't open until 11AM. It would be nice for weird people like me to get a quick dip before checking out. I am guessing from the staff perspective it is nice to take care of breakfast than do the hot tub maintenance next.

Check out was again friendly.

They had boardgames and videos one can borrow

I wish we had more time in Pagosa Springs. When we come back, we will stay here again.

After leaving we drove east towards Wolf Creek Pass. The fall foliage and gorgeous mountain views were fabulous. Two troopers seemed to be aggressively working the pass.

At the top, we drove east and took the left sided dirt road to head up to the top for a nice view. It is about 3 miles one way. After coming down, we continued east. WATCH OUT FOR THE RADAR CAMERAS. It appears they may do photo radar and issue tickets at 6mph over the speed limit.

Room Tip: They have pet friendly rooms, so use that info. as you will.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank western u
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HCL3821, Manager at High Country Lodge, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
What a well thought out review! We would enjoy having you return when you can spend more time and really explore all this lovely area has to offer. From hot springs to balloon rides, hiking, camping, exploring, fishing, skiing and snowboarding, snowmobiling, etc. there is a tremendous amount of activities to keep you busy any season of the year, and our knowledgeable front desk staff can help you find whatever suits you best.

Thank you so much for staying with us-we appreciate you!
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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67 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

The lodge is located a little north of Pagosa Springs, so you are not right in town, but it's in a pretty setting and much quieter. The room was clean and well appointed. We enjoyed our stay and will stay there the next time in Pagosa.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank steele8118
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HCL3821, Manager at High Country Lodge, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Thank you for staying with us and taking time to write a review, so others will know about your enjoyable experience here. We appreciate all our guests, and each of you share things with us that help us grow in the hospitality field.
We enjoyed having you as our guest and hope you will come back often, to the same warm welcome!
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

Stayed here for two nights early October. We didn't stay in the lodge itself but in cabin 401 which was simply wonderful, welcoming and cozy. We arrived very late on the Saturday evening so had called ahead to advise it would be around 9pm. When we arrived, it was nearer 10pm and were delighted to be greeted by a friendly face and advised that the lights had been put on our cabin, towels laid out etc. What a wonderful welcome.

The cabin itself was spotless and had everything you could wish for.

We used the hot tub once, would have done more but were only in town for a short time.

Don't just think of this hotel as a stop-over, it's a great base from which to explore the surrounding areas. All in all, don't look anywhere else in Pagosa, this is the place to stay.

Room Tip: Cabin 401 is great!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Lynn44Edinburgh
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HCL3821, Manager at High Country Lodge, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Thank you for your great review! We enjoy hearing from our guests because we always learn something-a good review like this tells us we are doing things right, and another review might tell us something we need to add to the comfort of our guests. In any case, a review like lthis lights up our day, and makes us smile.
We enjoyed having you lodge with us, and hope you will become part of the HCl family! Come back soon.
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Shaker Heights, Ohio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

High Country Lodge was so welcoming, clean, comfortable, and so much more! We rented one of their log cabins for our Honeymoon and we can't wait to go back. Breakfast each morning was delicious (especially on the weekends when they have biscuits & gravy!). We also had a small but complete kitchen along with lots of grills on site for outdoor cooking. The trails around the resort are beautiful. I felt like we were waking up in a post card every morning. Best of all, the people who run High Country Lodge are friendly and helpful. We encourage anyone to try out this little slice of heaven on Earth. It was AMAZING!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JennyDay2013
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HCL3821, Manager at High Country Lodge, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
It doesn't get any better than this--helping make wonderful memories for a honeymoon couple!
We truly enjoyed having you as guests, and watching you have fun. We are so glad you chose HCL, and hope you will come back again to celebrate many anniversaries with us in this special corner of the world. We wish you all the best in your future together.

Thank you for staying with us and writing such a kind review. You are appreciated.
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Property: High Country Lodge
Address: 3821 Highway 160 East, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 (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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