USA Colorado Southwest Colorado Pagosa Springs Listing #2336

Rio Retreat - Pagosa Springs, CO

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Max. occupancy: 6 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 4 dog max 
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Cozy, Riverfront Home Close to Town and in a Quiet Location - Dog-Friendly

This cozy riverfront Pagosa Springs vacation rental has a great location, dog-friendly attitude, and space for up to six guests.

Nestled toward the south side of Pagosa Springs, this home is just 50 feet from the San Juan River and near a bicycle path that leads into downtown, which is just half a mile away. With the river right in your backyard, the town just a short distance away, and golf, horseback riding, hiking, and skiing opportunities within a short drive, nobody will be bored here!

With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, this home can accommodate as many as six guests, so whether you're traveling with your family, a small group of friends, or another couple or two, everyone will be comfortable here. The ground level features the living areas, with wood floors and knotty wood walls that add an atmosphere of warmth.

Walk into the living room to find some seating arranged around a gas fireplace and a flatscreen TV. While you're here you will enjoy cable TV and WiFi access so you can stay entertained when you're not out exploring the area. This living room also has an access door to the deck, where you will find a gas grill and wonderful views of the river.

A full kitchen has plenty of space, plus all the appliances and cooking tools the chef in your group may need to prepare delicious meals during your stay. This main level also has a full bathroom for your convenience.

Climb the stairs to the second floor to find both bedrooms and another full bathroom. The first room contains a double bed, and the second has a queen bed, a fireplace, and balcony access. With the additional fold-out futon in the living room downstairs, up to six guests can stay here. This home is even dog-friendly, and you're welcome to bring your dogs with you for an additional nightly fee.

While you're here in lovely Pagosa Springs, be sure to take some time to explore the city and the surrounding region! Bring your bicycles and follow the path into town, where you will find restaurants, grocery stores, shopping, and plenty of ways to stay busy. Pagosa Springs is known for its natural hot springs, and there are multiple resorts in town where you can enjoy a nice long soak and a spa treatment for ultimate relaxation. If that's not your style, you could also play some golf at the nearby course, or try whitewater rafting or tubing in the San Juan River that runs right through town.

If you want to check out the other outdoor activities nearby, you will have plenty of choices! During the winter, visitors flock to Wolf Creek Ski Area (25 miles away). With the forested surroundings, there are plenty of hiking and mountain-biking trails just a short distance away from Pagosa Springs. You could also go horseback riding, rock climbing, ATV riding, or even take a hot air balloon ride for a birds-eye view of the surroundings!

However you choose to spend your stay, this cozy, dog-friendly, and conveniently located Colorado vacation rental will be the perfect home base during your adventure-filled getaway!

City/town permit number: VR19-000020

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

House rules


Kitchen & dining







Water view


Mountain view





Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf on-site

Downhill Skiing

Golf nearby


Gas grill : Private



Safety & accessibility

Accessible bath/shower

97 reviews

Chris G. Jul 2022
Clean and close to town. Terrific for two couples. Caught fish on the fly nearby and in many directions out of town. Enjoyed the marshland and trail nearby.
Dairne M. Jun 2022
Right on river back porches over looking river
Michelle M. Jun 2022
Plenty of room for 3-4 people. Love the back patios and being so close to the river. Nice little area down from the house by river to bask in the sun 🌞
T W. Dec 2021
Perfectly nestled on the river. I could sit for hours watching ducks splash in the river, elk graze on the hill, and a majestic bald eagle perched yards away in a tree. Stunning and spectacular. Easy walk to the nature trail, Hot Springs, and town. The beds were comfy, the kitchen fully equipped, and the check in/check out process easy. We enjoyed our stay.
Trudy P. Oct 2021
We loved staying here - quiet, right on the river, watching the deer come and feed. Near a park to walk around. The cabin was comfortable and had everything we needed.
Don L. Oct 2021
Great location on the River and within walking distance to downtown. Gas fireplaces very adequate for heating in cold weather. Uncomfortable living room sofa. Small toilets with the risk of hitting head on overhead cabinet.
Manager response:
Don, thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the fireplaces during your stay. We apologize for the discomfort caused by the living room sofa. However, it is in good working order. We make every effort to be transparent with our listings, including the photos provided, so guests can make informed booking choices and know what to expect upon arrival. We apologize for any inconvenience the toilet size and cabinet in the bathroom caused during your stay. We appreciate your feedback and hope to host you again soon.
Dutch S. Sep 2021
It was nice enough as a base camp to explore the region. House was too close to a road bridge and access to and view of the water needed work. Perfect for two adults.
Eli F. Sep 2021
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Carlee D. Jul 2021
The best thing about this property is the location. Right on the river and a 20-25 min walk to “downtown” via the River walk. We would have loved to rent bikes to make the commute even shorter but were too late to make reservations at any of the local shops.

The space was as described but furniture etc is on the older/aged side. WiFi was also spotty/slow which is to be expected but we were glad that we hadn’t planned to work remote while there. We didn’t find the place to be overly well kept with cob webs etc, mostly in the windows which is unfortunate since there is no AC.

We were not looking for higher end amenities so found Rio Retreat to be sufficient for our stay in Pagosa.
Manager response:
Hi, Carlee! The cobwebs will be taken care of right away. Thank you for staying with us!
Orbie M. Jun 2021
Rio Retreat was perfectly situated and perfect for our needs. It was well equipped with nice river views from both riverside decks. We only give it 4 stars instead of 5 because the decks had not been swept, were covered with spider webs, and deck furniture needed to be cleaned before we could use it. The outdoor door mats were soiled to the point that we moved them aside and bought temporary rugs for our use. Dust bunnies had collected beneath the beds. Some simple TLC, a bedroom TV, and updating would make Rio Retreat a 5 star place.
Melanie L. May 2021
A perfect spot to walk to the springs or along the river and to the playground.
Moya C. Apr 2021
Great access to river out back door. Lovely parks and riverwalk close by.
Jamie T. Apr 2021
Lovely location right on the river. Relatively clean space, well equipped and close to springs and town. Only draw back the wifi is spotty but is expected in Pagosa.
James S. Mar 2021
Loved the cabin feel/vibe. The cozy cabin being on the river was awesome. Place is as described and close to everything. Very clean, convenient, and all you need for a few people to stay.
Christine W. Aug 2020
Loved the location of the house sitting on the San Juan River. We could float down the river and end up in our backyard. The house is close to town and has neighbors nearby, but sitting on the back deck you would think you are in an isolated spot. The house was comfortable. We enjoyed our stay very much.
Susan E. Jul 2020
Our stay in the Rio Retreat was great! The views of the river from the patio and balcony were fantastic. The house was very clean and had a well stocked kitchen. We've stayed in several other rentals and have often found many of the basics, like salt and pepper or trash bags, missing. Not here. We were set. Comfy sheets and great pillows were a big a plus! Close to town if you want to talk a walk and Yamguchi Park was great for the dog. We enjoyed our stay so much we tried to extend it, but no luck. Thanks for making our trip a special one!
Sharon H. Jul 2020
Nice place! Worked great for the two of us and the dog. Lots of sites to see around. Very relaxing.
Stephanie B. Jun 2020
This place needs a deep clean, new bedding, towels and major yardwork done. It has been neglected and not at all worth what we paid to stay here.
Manager response:
Hello, Stephanie! Thank you for your review. We appreciate you bringing these concerns to our attention right away, and allowing our staff to promptly correct these issues during your stay. Your feedback is valuable and can be used as a springboard for enhancement as we fine-tune our practices, and continue to make improvements for our future visitors. We appreciate your communication and hope you’ll give us another chance in the future to show you the positive guest experience that we pride ourselves on.
Michelle A. Dec 2019
Great combo of in-town convenience, but mountain/cabin feel. Convenient to have a full bath on each level, great private location but close to the main street and hot springs. Doggie friendly, even have dog bowls in the property.
Blakely B. Nov 2019
Great layout, location, and price.
Jennifer G. Oct 2018
This little cabin is in a marvelous location, steps from the San Juan River with gorgeous views and a short walk from downtown. It is not a secluded location as the photos might suggest, it's right next door to houses, parking lot and a bridge with traffic. Still, soooo convenient and gorgeous views. My only complaint is the living / dining room is quite uncomfortable. The pull-out couch is very uncomfortable and it takes up all of the seating area. There is a small bar to eat at, but you can hardly get to it because the couch is oversized for the space. I know they are trying to offer more sleeping space, but it would actually be a much nicer cabin with two comfortable chairs for sitting and a nice hard-surface coffee table (not an ottoman) where you could set down your drinks, etc. Otherwise, the cabin is truly awesome -- loved the finishing touches, the covered decks, easy access to the river walk, etc. A comfy place to relax at the end of the day and watch a little television before retiring would make this place 5-star.
Kench C. Jul 2018
The cabin was perfect for our family of four! The girls loved the proximity to the city park and played for hours in the river behind the house. We loved how close we were to town for convenience and that we could walk in to the downtown area without having to park. The Vacasa team went above and beyond to help us with a special request as well and it was greatly appreciated.
Greg N. Jun 2018
Recommendations: treat sewage smell out front with chlorine tablets, if possible. Its unpleasant upon arrival. Summer months a celing fan would be great for the living area and 2nd smaller bedroom, it's just too hot to sleep. The location is closer to next door, than images appeared online. Updating site, would allow guests to know surroundings upfront.
Close proximity to town is great!!!!
Lisa D. May 2018
While our trip was somewhat short for us, we LOVED the location and the cabin. We will definitely be coming back here! Fishing was great and the location being so close to town but feeling like you are farther away is perfect. LOVED it!
Matthew C. Apr 2018
The house was great! I'd definitely stay there again. Check in/out was effortless.
Raymond K. Mar 2018
It is a cute cottage but a bit crowded. Big furniture in small rooms. We loved the location and the view. It is well supplied but could do with less pots and pans in the kitchen and more open space for quests supplies. It’s quite suitable for 1 adult couple and a couple of small kids. Too small for 4 adults in our opinion.
Kimberly C. Jan 2018
This is our second stay at the Rio Retreat and it was perfect for our family of four! The location is perfect for skiing and visiting downtown PS. We loved staying on the river - it was beautiful! We will be back!
Sasha K. Oct 2017
Peace, quiet, and beautiful, homey cabin.
Terri R. Oct 2017
Very clean and well set up. Everything we needed for cooking. Second time we have stayed there. Fall leaves were beautiful. Only complaint was no fault of the property, the town had rerouted the hot springs traffic right next to the house because of road construction. A little noisier than last year. We had a great time.
Amy S. Sep 2017
We stayed for two nights. We were pleasantly surprised at how well the house was furnished. The kitchen had all the usual appliances, but also a blender and crock pot. The refrigerator had an ice maker and filtered water dispenser. The bedrooms were furnished nicely, and there were plenty of towels in the bathrooms. There were hair dryers in each bathroom, and a washing machine/dryer in the upstairs. bathroom. The patio off the main bedroom had a screened sliding door, and table and chairs to enjoy the view of the river. We appreciated that we could bring our dog. The hot springs is walking distance, and there are plenty of hiking trails nearby. We enjoyed our stay!
Tim H. Sep 2017
Pagosa Springs was very nice and we will go back but will probably not stay at Rio Retreat..the cabin was very nice inside, smallish living room..bedrooms were nice. If it matters to you there are no TVs in the bedrooms and no DVD player, cable tv was kind of sketchy.The river is very nice but the landscaping was pretty bad with patches of weeds all over front yard, also a strong odor of sewage out front. They are building condos right next door and the noise from construction started each day at 7:00 am. The other thing is that Rio Retreat is right on a busy street and we could hear road noise all day long
Shari W. Aug 2017
This is the 2nd time we've stayed at this property and it was a great experience both times. Great house and great location, right on the beautiful San Juan River. Within easy walking distance to downtown Pagosa Springs, this is a great place to relax, unwind, enjoy the river and some wildlife, as well as see the sights and do some fun shopping. Great location for hiking, fishing, day trips throughout the Four Corners, etc. Recommended!!!
Janet F. Aug 2017
We enjoyed our stay at this house. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and dishes, the towels were thick and soft, beds comfortable, and nice hot showers. Other than a microwave and bar stool that need to be replaced, it was a very nice, and comfortable place to stay.
Manager response:
The barstool and microwave have been replaced!
P Andrew M. Aug 2017
This is a great location for a Pagosa Springs vacation. It is right on the San Juan River with its own little beach for wading or just relaxing right at the water. Cross the bridge next to the house and tyou are on the wonderful nature trail that takes you along the river and wetlands right into town. You canthen loop back via the other side of the walk path right past the Mother Springs.

House is perfect for a couple or two or a family with one or two kids. Furnished nicely and well equiped. The only reason it is not 5 stars is the sewer smell off and on from the septic system by the front door. This really needs attention.

That being said, you can't go wrong in staying at Rio Retreat for a Pagosa vacation.
Elizabeth O. Aug 2017
Right on the San Juan River and near the hot springs and the historic downtown of Pagosa Springs. Excellent location. We really loved this little cabin. All common living space on the ground floor and bedrooms upstairs, a bathroom on each floor (very nice feature!) Large open porch on the ground floor and lovely second floor balcony off of the upstairs master bedroom. The sound and smell of the river in the background is PARADISE as you fall asleep at night after a soak in the springs.
It was wonderful to have a pet friendly property that we could share with our pups. There is not a fenced yard area at the house, but it is located about one block from Yamaguchi park which has an excellent walking trail by the river and a nice field for the pups to play. Would definitely recommend this property!
Stephanie H. Jul 2017
I could have not been happier with our stay in Pagosa. The property is beautiful and perfectly located on the river. The house is fully stocked and had everything we needed. The kids were sad to leave, we will definitely be back!!
Larry C. Jul 2017
The cabin was very nice and clean. Being only a few feet away from the river made it very enjoyable and convenient! Loved our stay!
Bonnie O. Jun 2017
The cleanliness the charm the location of this cabin is someplace that you will want to stay forever. We could walk to town could set on the deck and never tire of watching the river and the rafterers and kayaks go by. It was a perfect place for a perfect vacation
Courtney B. Jun 2017
Roaring river in backyard, peaceful home.
Elana E. Jun 2017
We loved the location and the house. Everything was clean, kitchen fully equipped and all was just perfect. Thank you
David H. May 2017
River at night is relaxing, Deer and animals would show up every morning. Just a few paces to river for fishing, or a short drive to town.
Anna Y. May 2017
Very clean & neat. Everything you need provided. The location on the river is spectacular (although access to the river would be nice). It exceeded our expectations and we look forward to coming back again.
Keli H. Apr 2017
Great location right on the river. A little bit of a walk to downtown but there's a nice path along the river. Perfect for a small family or couple looking for a getaway. We could snowboard and fly fish in the same day! Will definitely return.
Teresa M. Mar 2017
Excellent stay at this cabin. Everything was very clean. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes and cooking supplies and they did not look like thrift store finds like found in some vacation rentals. The beds are very comfortable. The soothing river sounds are so relaxing. Cabin is close enough to town to be convenient but away enough to be quiet. It is right by a road but it's mostly neighborhood? traffic and hardly any traffic at night. The river drowns out most cars. Excellent place to stay! If I had to have any complaints it would be that that second bedroom is really small. But everything is lovely.
Cristina P. Mar 2017
Comfortable cozy cabin supplied with everything!! Good location for downtown Pagosa. Great location by the river.
Kimberly C. Feb 2017
Clean and perfectly located cozy cabin! Everything we needed was provided...and more towels, blankets and pillows than were needed for our family of four. We have stayed in several places in this area and this is our favorite. We'll be back!
Karen A. Dec 2016
Made some wonderful memories this Christmas!
Tami G. Dec 2016
Great cozy cabin in Pagosa Springs close to downtown!
Deyanira C. Dec 2016
Very nice place in Pagosa. Close to downtown, can even walk there. Very clean , nice backyard on the river. The road is right next to it, so if you want something more remote this is not it. We enjoy it, and the dogs did too. The one thing we didn't appreciate was the added " fees" to our reservation. The total of this was higher than staying another night , $135x night , $ 170 cleaning fees, to just mention one !
Chad M. Nov 2016
Really neat cabin. Built like what I was looking for in a Colorado cabin. However, it is definitely not a cabin in the woods. Really convenient to town, but right on a busy street. Beds were small for two people, but overall we enjoyed the cabin and the surrounding area.
Tom P. Sep 2016

Very clean and well kept. Had all the basic essentials. We brought our dog who is used to going "leash-less" so having no place to leave him out by himself was a bit inconvenient.
Janet C. Sep 2016
Great location, even though traffic right there the sound of the river kept the traffic noise in the background. Lighting leaves a little to be desired and management needs to get upstairs fireplace working or give better explanation on how to use it.
David W. Aug 2016
This is an excellent place to stay--new construction with a cabin feel, right on the wonderful San Juan River, and it's dog-friendly (we brought our Golden).

This isn't a remote cabin, so look elsewhere if that's what you're after. This is a clean, well laid out, nicely appointed vacation home with great access to activities and good privacy. (There are window coverings now, in case an earlier review has you worried about that.) The hot springs and downtown Pagosa are a short walk away, via the River Walk, and there are several parks within walking distance, two right along the river.

This is a great place to relax (can't really beat being right on a river) and is an excellent location for day trips into the Four Corners region.

There really isn't anything they haven't thought of when stocking this fantastic rental, so it's as stress-free as you're going to find.

Absolutely recommend!
Beverly C. Aug 2016
Great place. We loved being on the river. Someone slept outside on the deck every night. We loved Pagosa Springs and will definitely return.
Andree C. Aug 2016
We had a great time in this cabin in Pagosa. The house is brand new and very comfortable - great layout for a family with kids. The river view is charming and relaxing. The furnishings are decent and the kitchen is well equipped. Easy to get to anything you want to do in Pagosa.
Our only complaint is about the horribly slow internet connection. My husband had to work and it really made things difficult - it's not a reliable connection.
Laurie T. Jul 2016
Great little cabin; close to town and the river was great right out the back door! Very tidy and pleasant. small but high quality! I would stay there again for sure!
Ralph L. Jul 2016
This house was in an ideal location. We had a lot of plans to go on day trips, but once we got settled in the house we didn't start our car again until it was time to leave. We will definitely stay here again.
Lesli P. Jun 2016
We loved this cabin. It was very close to town and the Hot Springs. We enjoyed waving at all of the rafters floating by and how peaceful the location was. We would definitely stay here again!
Cathy B. May 2016
Beautiful property, very clean, great location!
Cecilia F. May 2016
It was a great experience, the property was lovely
Todd And Suzy K. May 2016
I almost don't want to tell anyone about this rare gem! What a beautiful spot to relax, de-tox and un-stress! Pagosa Springs is a well-kept secret and paired with this cabin, it's the perfect spot for a couple or a small family. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will most certainly be back soon.

Thank you! T & S from Centennial, CO
Linda N. May 2016
We lived this place and the sound of the rushing water. Very clean and the staff was helpful. LN
Sheryl K. May 2016
Great property, and loved the river being so close. Saw deer about 20 feet from back porch! Would definitely stay again.
Russell W. Apr 2016
We enjoyed our stay at Rio Retreat over a fun filled weekend. The property was clean and well stocked with everything we needed. The location is great right down on the river. Be mindful of the time of year you are going here in case the river is a bit overflowing, especially with small children. The property was very clean and inviting. Lots of natural light and situated for views of the river. The surrounding area is also very quite (late Spring) and is conveniently located for a nice walk on the path by the river which will take you right into town. I would recommend this place for small families or a couples retreat for a fun and relaxing weekend.
Keri M. Apr 2016
Very cute cabin and very clean! The kitchen was great (gas stove top!) and the two fireplaces were cozy. We loved that it was on the water, but the pictures are deceiving in regards to location. It is right next to a busy road and there are condos being built next door. Not as "private" as the website depicts.
Nina L. Apr 2016
If you choose to be in town, you'll have neighbors. If you know that going in, you can't do better than this. House design is so smart, it's a pleasure in itself. Everything oriented toward the river, so you can watch it flow from indoors or out, upstairs or down. House was spotless when we arrived. Lots of beautiful bare wood makes it easy to keep clean on an indoor-outdoor vacation. Everything inside new and working perfectly. OK, I loved this ingenious little house.
Dionna M. Feb 2016
Really clean place. Very cute. Lots to do!
John P. Feb 2016
It was a great cabin and we enjoyed staying there, but here are the problems: the driveways is not paved and your car will be dirty with the mud. The only heat in the house are fireplaces and electric floor heaters that make it difficult to keep the temperature comfortable. The cabin is all wood and everything creaks and the doors are noisy, so plan on being woken up at night when people move around.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review. We apologize that the driveway was a nuisance for you and that the home was not comfortable warm. The Property Manager has been advised and will take your comments under consideration. Thank you for choosing Vacasa!
Jeffrey S. Feb 2016
The house is comfortable inside with a nice size kitchen and large couch in the living room. Situated right on the river, the views from the two back decks are amazing and relaxing. The location is great-- strolling distance to restaurants, bars, hot springs, and a 30 minute drive to Wolf Creek skiing.
TYLER A. Feb 2016
The cabin is great, but it is little. We brought a lot of stuff, too much really, and had to leave some items out in the kitchen because there is not room to unpack everything we brought. However, part of that is on us. If it had been a Summer trip, we would not have brought so much stuff. The cabin is right on the river, a great view. Its very close to town, but not in the thick middle of it. The street just outside the bedroom windows does get a little noisy in the morning, but we were usually about to get up anyway. Our only recommendation is that some type of window covering be added to the cabin. We don't like walking around in our pj's with everyone able to see in, and blocking the early morning sun would also be nice. Otherwise, its a great place in a great location.
Chris R. Jan 2016
Overall, outstanding from the house to the staff. Very minor needed adds like curtains, better heat, and faster WIFI.
Esprit W. Jan 2016
The staff was so amazing and always replied quickly to calls with questions! The cabin was SO clean and tidy and we felt right at home! The bed was so comfy and warm and the fireplaces were a nice touch. The view is AMAZING of the San Juan river and the location is so conveniently close to tons of things and skiing. Will definitely recommend and be back (:
Noel H. Nov 2015
The only minus was the ailing internet connection, but it looked like Centurylink was down all over Colorado.
Lori L. Sep 2015
We enjoyed our visit immensely. Even though it was close to downtown being so close to the river made it feel like you were out in the wilderness. We saw all kinds of wildlife every day. The cabin had everything we needed to be comfortable.
Linda C. Sep 2015
Four of us stayed here for a week in August. The beds were very comfortable and we enjoyed sitting on the deck in the evening watching the San Juan River flow by. The kitchen was well equipped to make some meals at home. This is a beautiful, well built cabin and was perfect for our stay.
Brian H. Aug 2015
We truly enjoyed out get away to Rio Retreat. The accommodations were perfect...just like the pictures. Hearing the river at night made for an awesome night's sleep.

The only negative about the property is the location. Although it is close to town, we were looking for something a bit more secluded and there is construction going on right next door.

Overall, great experience.
Sarah W. Jul 2015
We stayed from Sunday to Saturday and I have to say it was hard for us to leave! The cabin was spotless and everything was provided for. I hosted two dinner parties while visiting and we loved being able to eat outside for every meal on the back porch. The location was awesome. We loved the location. It seemed pretty centrally located for all the activities we did. The cabin is very easy to cool down with all the windows and very cozy at night with the nice bedding provided. Our son liked the futon and tv downstairs and and my daughter loved the guest bedroom upstairs. The master bedroom is very comfortable and private with its own patio. The only suggestion I might have would be to have blinds on the upstairs windows as it is very bright early in the morning.
Matt K. Jul 2015
Really enjoyed this nice, new, clean cabin right in the San Juan. It's cozy for a family of five but we loved it. There are new duplexes going in right next door donut is not as private and secluded as the photos depict, but were ok with that given the optimal location
Camille N. Jun 2015
Being able to hear the river was amazing. The river walk and proximity to Yamaguchi park was ideal. One evening we set up the portable tables and chairs on the deck by the river and had dinner. I also worked on my laptop on the upper balcony which almost felt like being in a tree house! This is a sweet spot!