This place far exceeded our expectations. We booked our cabin very last minute and were expecting to get the one nobody wanted. We headed to South Fork to Ski Wolf Creek with our 4 yr old son over Thanksgiving. We were even able to take our dog as this place is dog friendly. There was a last minute cancelation and we were able to have a cabin for three nights. We are luxury travelers whenever possible and we knew this would not be a luxury place. However, our cabin was more than we expected. Rustic and charming. Full sized bathrooms and a well stocked kitchen. Full sized fire place, great patio with grill over looking the river below. You could even hear the water. We stayed in the bottom portion of the Aspen. It was perfect. The pictures dont do it justice. Very comfortable and although not luxury we lacked for nothing in all the creature comforts. The property is rustic in theme and situated along a babbling river, calm enough in summer to wade and fish. They even give you bird seed to feed the birds that eat right out of your hand. My son loved doing this. There is a community hot tub, game room, fire pit, club house, ping pong, rustic themed playground for little ones, hiking trails for summer. We mostly enjoyed cooking and hanging by the fire as we spent most of our time on the mountain. We plan to return when the weather warmer. It seems summer is high season for them. It is a stellar value for families with or without kids. This would be the perfect place to just sit chill and relax in the summer. Great base camp for us as we were 1/3 the way up the mountain to the ski area and maybe just a mile or two from town. FYI Small town. Maybe 4-5 restaurants and one grocery. If you need a supermarket get your groceries on your way up in Alamosa or Del norte. I hear Pagosa Springs area is really nice. We never made it down the other side of the mountain as we came in from the East side and stayed in South Fork. We will be back and will tell our friends. PS The staff at River Bend was super friendly and very helpful. I felt like an guest at someone's home. They went out of their way to welcome us and make us comfortable during our stay. PS We drove in from Frisco TX (north of Dallas). It took us 13 hours in the car with a 4 yr old and a dog. Not too bad.
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