Our family of 6 belonged to a party of 20 who were there for a family reunion. The owners were exceptionally attentive to our needs and desire to congregate together for meals and activities. Prior to arrival they had pulled several picnic tables together for us to use and set up a propane grill for our use where they had set up the picnic tables.
The camp store does have just any necessity you might have forgotten or run out of for reasonable prices. Anything we needed assistance with they gladly lent a hand. The night sky was beautiful there, shooting stars and the Milky Way seen in abundance. The Arkansas River provides for a wonderful sound at night.
According to my 20 something boys who stayed in a pioneer cabin, it was very comfortable and the camp bathrooms and showers were always clean. Our deluxe cabin had a very comfortable bed and was very clean. The kitchen was fairly well stocked with utensils for cooking and eating.
The prices are fair - not cheap, but not expensive. I know they have put a ton of work into this place in that I stayed there 10 years ago when it was much more rustic, and they have made huge improvements.
With a lot of pros, there were a few minor cons, which is why we chose a "very good" over an "excellent ". The deluxe cabin has only one tiny sink in the cooking area, so the same sink used to cook with and wash fresh fruits and veggies is the same sink used after making use of the bathroom - that really bothered my husband and I and some of our guests. Others just thought of it as part of being rustic and were not bothered by it.
The road the camp is on has heavy truck traffic at night, thus can be noisy.
Our porch did not have a front railing and I felt this might be a hazard at night in the dark - we did have a lot of traffic in and put of our cabin as it was kind of "the cooking cabin" and lack of railing made me nervous.
If we return to Cotopaxi, we absolutely would stay here again. The owners and maintainence staff are "excellent" and have a comfortable, clean, rustic, pleasant place to stay along the Arkansas River.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sweetwater is a tiny, family-owned motel/cabins/RV sites on the banks of the Arkansas River in central Colorado's Sangre de Cristo mountains. Guests choose Sweetwater to escape, relax, and renew. It is simple, rustic, friendly, and charming. Guests become friends and join a community of people who enjoy relaxing next to the river. The pictures tell the story. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sweetwater River Ranch Cotopaxi, Colorado