The historic Mission Ranch sits on 22 acres with spectacular…
Starting at $150 per person per room
Pagosa Springs, Archuleta County, Colorado, 81447, United States
Starting at $700 per person per night
Situated on 863 acres in the Blanco Basin, and surrounded by 12,000-foot granite peaks, El Rancho Pinoso is an enclave of beauty and serenity; it embodies a timeless spirit of the West. Sunshine floods the open basin area where stately ponderosas, fresh air, and hummingbirds are in ample supply. The two cabins, The Cowboy House and Log Cabin, are separated by the manicured lawn and adjacent to rustic barns and corrals that surround it, providing guests with their own private compound.
Unique Features: Three miles of the meandering Rio Blanco, a tributary of the San Juan River, cuts through El Rancho Pinoso making it a centerpiece of the ranch. It carries with it healthy populations of large and colorful Browns, Brookies and Rainbows, and teems with deep pools and shallow riffles.
Accommodations: The Log Cabin is the original four-bedroom, three-bath bungalow that has been renovated to comfortably sleep seven. Oriented to look down the valley at the mountains, the front porch offers stunning views and relaxed seating. The charming cabin features a full eat in kitchen, dining room with dramatic views, and a cozy living room with a working fireplace. Or choose the rustic chic Cowboy House. The Cowboy House accommodates 10 people.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Cowboy House which is the second original cabin on El Rancho Pinoso. With a recently renovated kitchen, authentic wood paneling and river rock fireplace, visitors feel welcomed into this relaxed, 70 year old cabin. Guests enjoy the stunning views and lounging in the rockers on the front porch or pitching horseshoes on the lawn.
Dining: Three meals a day are included in most packages. Each cabin also has a full kitchen.
Activities: Cast your rod into the meandering streams of Lindner Ranches, splashing your fly into the pristine river water. You’ll find the rainbow trout biting in no time. Experience the area on horseback just as the original settlers did. Meander through meadows, pastures and forest adjacent to the San Juan National Forest. If you find yourself at the ranches in the winter time enjoying the holidays, they offer snowmobiling as well. Nothing like carving through the powder getting face shots of the cold stuff.
Spa & Fitness: There is no spa or fitness center.
Location: Pagosa Springs is named for the system of sulfur hot springs, including the world’s deepest geothermal hot spring. This “Mother Spring” feeds the primitive hot spring soaking pools located on the banks of the San Juan River which flows through town. These hot springs are free and public. The Mother Spring also feeds developed soaking pools hosted by three local hot spring soaking locations within town. The water from the “Mother” Spring is approximately 144 °F (62 °C).
Closest Airport: The nearest airport to Pagosa Springs is Durango (DRO). You can catch a taxi from Durango (DRO) to Pagosa Springs with Durango Taxi. It is 1 1/2 hours away.
Children’s Programs: No. Although they welcome your children, they do not have any supervised children’s programs.
Pet Friendly: No, unfortunately pets are not allowed.
Weddings: Yes, this is an excellent choice for a beautiful wedding.
Meetings: No, unfortunately, they don’t have the facilities to handle large business meetings or conferences.
Extra Info: To the south in New Mexico, is the historic Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad that embarks from Chama; the charming town of Taos with the still-inhabited, thousand-year-old Taos Pueblo; and Santa Fe, with its long Spanish Heritage, its famed adobe architecture, and incredible array of art galleries. To the west is Durango, a truly authentic Western town, with the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, galleries and museums, and stellar restaurants. Durango also provides access to Mesa Verde National Park.