Whether you’re visiting Colorado’s gorgeous San Juan National Forest for a mid-winter skiing, snowmobiling, or snowshoeing adventure, you’ll always have a cozy, rustic, and scenic lakeside cabin to call home when you choose Pine River Lodge. All of our cozy cabins in Durango CO are within steps of serene Vallecito Lake, one of the area’s premier hidden gems. The quiet, pristine wilderness that surrounds Vallecito Lake is a four-season natural wonderland for nature enthusiasts. We’ve hand-selected three of our favorite wintertime Vallecito Lake cabins, all of which feature lake views, wood-burning fireplaces, and fully-equipped kitchens.
Let’s start with one of our most popular three-bedroom cabins in Durango CO: Cabin 30. This gorgeous, hand-crafted log cabin sits near the top of the treeline, providing spectacular Vallecito Lake and San Juan National Forest vistas. Cabin 30 sleeps six, has two bathrooms, and features arguably the best living room on the lake. The living room has vaulted ceilings, a dazzling chandelier, a rock wood-burning fireplace, and a flatscreen television. Start each morning with a steaming cup of fresh-brewed coffee, a good book, and a warm blanket on the covered deck. On a particularly mild winter evening, enjoy hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows around the crackling on-site fire pit around dusk.
Cabin 25 – “Short Stop”
Despite only covering 640 square feet, Cabin 25, also known as “Short Stop,” has a large screened-in porch, a brick fireplace, two bedrooms, and an outdoor fire pit. The well-lit living area is quite large, and the fully-furnished kitchen has granite countertops and hand-crafted cabinetry. The screened-in porch peers out onto Vallecito Lake, which rests only 200 feet from the property. Watch a golden sunset on the porch, play board games around a crackling fire, or grill that walleye you caught on Vallecito Lake earlier in the afternoon! Short Stop sleeps four, but the living room’s sleeper couch can also fit another two individuals.
It’s incredibly challenging to find one-bedroom cabins in Durango CO that feature a wood-burning fireplace – but Pine River Lodge has several, including Cabin 28. This cozy one-bedroom, one-bath cabin sleeps two, making it ideal for couples and honeymooners! You’ll spot the tall rock fireplace from the exterior of this lake-view cabin. Despite the cabin’s small size, you’ll be able to enjoy a leather sofa, hand-crafted rocking chair, fully-equipped kitchen, covered deck, and a sizable campfire space. The covered deck, which has the feel of a treehouse, has direct sightlines to tranquil Vallecito Lake.
Discounted Lodging in Durango CO – Buy 2 Nights, Get 1 Free!
For a limited time only, Pine River Lodge is offering a buy two nights, get one free online deal on all Durango cabin rentals. Simply use the promo code “B2G1” at the online checkout. This special offer ends April 15. There is a seemingly endless array of winter activities here in the San Juan National Forest, including cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, snowshoeing, sledding, and, of course, relaxing by a crackling fireplace! Take advantage of the discounted Durango lodging before we’re fully booked by visiting us online at PineRiverLodge.com.