Experience the glorious Western slope of Colorado when you stay in rustic Pagosa Springs. Tucked into the upper basin of the San Juan Mountains along the Colorado Sunbelt, Pagosa Springs is "simplicity on a grand scale" - this is a resort town in disguise. Our Pagosa Springs vacation rentals will lead you to a land hardly touched: Pagosa Springs is surrounded by over 3 million acres of national forest, wilderness preserve, and native tribes' lands, leaving the surrounding landscape greatly undisturbed. The luxury of this Western Slope destination is in more than just the fabulous, man-made accommodations: it's in the natural beauty that thrives right outside every threshold.
The geothermal hot springs is what draws so many visitors to this little town. The world's deepest geothermal hot spring, or "Mother Spring" resides here, offering its warm, mineral-laced waters to the bodies of weary travelers. The Southern Utes used the phrase "Pagosah", or "healing waters" (hence the town's name), and these springs have long been reputed to have therapeutic benefits. If you're looking for a place to seriously unwind, then a Pagosa Springs vacation rental is the best choice for you. Pagosa offers three soaking locations of various sizes - from a single large pool, to 23 smaller pools of varying temperature. All three hot springs offer full-service spas - treat yourself to some serious pampering!
Take advantage of all the wild space around you to do some major exploration. Like most Colorado towns, this is a place bustling with activity and made with the outdoorsy in mind. Pagosa Springs is a great place to try something new and different: try whitewater rafting in the San Juan River in May and June, and tubing/floating in July and August. Always had an interest in rock climbing, or paddle boarding? Ever taken a hot air balloon ride, or seen the Continental Divide? Pagosa is the place to try! Classic summer activities like hiking, ATV and Jeep tours, and mountain biking are a must. Interested in learning about the wildlife? Stop by the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park, a facility dedicated to the education and rehabilitation of Colorado wildlife. If wintertime is more your speed, Wolf Creek Ski Resort is just 30 minutes up the road for alpine and cross country skiing. And who would say no to a guided dog-sled tour?
Downtown Pagosa Springs is a hub of activity due to the proximity of the soaking pools, and there are plenty of art galleries, shops, and dining options to keep every guest entertained. Shop at the Lantern Dancer or Home Again, and visit Shy Rabbit Contemporary Arts for art collections and professional workshops. Want to head outside of Pagosa Springs? Try visiting Durango and Silverton for mining and railroad history, or Mesa Verde National Park for archaeological sites. And when it's time to eat, you'll have a myriad of choices from Riff Raff Brewing Company to Side Street Sushi. Our Pagosa Springs vacation rentals will take you away from the ordinary to the extraordinary and beyond - your wild haven and rejuvenating retreat awaits.