We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Wonderful”
Review of Riverbend Resort

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in South Fork
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Riverbend Resort
houston
Level Contributor
35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

We found South Fork in 2006 while passing through and have stayed at Riverbend every year since – in Lil’ Red cabin at first and Blue Spruce – the 3rd time will be this coming August. The cabins are clean, and, quiet nice views of the South Fork of the Rio Grande. The original ones, such as Lil’ Red, are rustic. Blue Spruce is a double-wide mobile home in good condition. The cabins are well-furnished - all you need is food. There’s none at the office. There are restaurants, grocery, ice, gas, fishing tackle and much more in South Fork 3 miles down the hill. On the way in, stock up at the larger groceries in Alamosa or Pagosa. Bring personal preference items – fan, favorite frying pan for fish, propane table-top grill or briquettes/starter. The campground is quiet, serene, and pleasant. We’ve been completely satisfied. The staff is helpful and friendly as are the other guests. There are no noisy children or dogs. Day trips to Creede, Lake City, the overlook above Wolf Creek Pass and other Forest Service Roads. Mesa Verde Natl. Park is a day’s round trip away. We go for the fishing and have limited out at Big Meadows Reservoir which is good bank fishing and has a boat ramp. Tucker Ponds is handicap accessible and has fair fishing. You can wade-fish (fly or spinner) on the Riverbend property, going either up or downstream. There’s several tent sites right along the river bank – neat. The other reviews are right-on-target (the positives anyway). It’s nice. By the way, it’s not a “resort” just fine Colorado camping.

Room Tip: The older cabins are rustic but we’ve been satisfied with Lil’ Red. It’s small. Blue Spruce is nic...
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank hapicamper
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

70 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    50
    13
    2
    2
    3
See reviews for
31
23
Solo
0
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (13)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Albuquerque
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2012

We have stayed at Riverbend a couple of times this winter on ski trips. The location is great, and the cabins are well maintained even if they are on the older side. Cozy fireplace, full kitchen, and comfortable bed. For the price it is a great deal for a quiet and private place to stay.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Tom C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Burleson, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 6 January 2012

I discovered Riverbend Resort in 2007 and return each year for skiing at Wolf Creek. We enjoyed our winter stays so much we made it our summer destination as well. The cabins are warm, cozy, comfortable and very clean. The owners Dan and Linda as well as their entire staff are incredible people and always make sure our stay is the best it can be. If you are looking for a winter or summer retreat you can't go wrong with Riverbend Resort, I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Scott H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Little Rock, Arkansas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 October 2011

We ran across River Bend and decided to stay and we didnt want to leave! We started out in the Blue Spruce then moved to the Hummingbird Cabin because it had a private Hot Tub. It was the best 2 days of our week long Colorado Trip. I recommend this place to every South Fork visitor.

Womack

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank gina w
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 July 2011

We stayed on lot 6 and it was very small. When an RV was parked next to us, we had very little space to even move around the picnic table. The travel trailer next to us had a big red hose that definitely took away from the ambience along w/the hookups for that site that seemed to be part of our lot. The rest of the amenities were okay. Do not count on purchasing any food items you may have forgotten, like ketsup or marshmallows. The office only sells nicknacks which you do not need for camping. Also, you cannot just walk down to the river. You have to go to either end of the camping ground (not really a resort) to get safely to the river. We would not camp here again when there are so many resorts in CO w/lots of room.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank RockRoo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
1 review
Reviewed 29 June 2011

We have stayed at Riverbend with just us two or groups of 10 or more over the past 10 years. The great amenities, proximity to Southfork and Wolf Creek, peace of mind, beautiful scenery and great hosts, Linda and Dan make Riverbend a haven!

  • Stayed February 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Eblack1953
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
96 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2011

Peaceful but energizing. I stayed here in May 2005 and finally got a chance to get back for a few days. Same hospitable owners, they have improved the cabins to even better than what I remember from last visit. The cabins are clean and warm and the views of the river are incredible. I love the sound of the water than can easily be heard from the porch. Total comfort with a rustic appeal....I will be back again....

Room Tip: Just let them know what your preferences are.
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Sue D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these South Fork hotels
4.0 mi away
Spruce Lodge
Spruce Lodge
#3 of 3 in South Fork
4.5 of 5 bubbles 227 reviews
3.2 mi away
Foothills Lodge & Cabins
Foothills Lodge & Cabins
#1 of 3 in South Fork
4.5 of 5 bubbles 248 reviews
2.8 mi away
Allington Inn & Suites
Allington Inn & Suites
#2 of 3 in South Fork
3.5 of 5 bubbles 148 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.5 mi away
Ute Bluff Lodge, Cabins & RV Park
6.7 mi away
Riverside Meadows
Riverside Meadows
#3 of 16 in South Fork
5.0 of 5 bubbles 40 reviews
2.6 mi away
Wolf Creek Ski Lodge
Wolf Creek Ski Lodge
#1 of 16 in South Fork
4.5 of 5 bubbles 172 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Riverbend Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Riverbend Resort

Property: Riverbend Resort
Address: 33846 US Highway 160, South Fork, CO 81154-9717
Region: United States > Colorado > South Fork
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 16 Speciality Lodging in South Fork
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
River front cabins and camping, 3 miles from South Fork, CO. Modern log cabins have at least one bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, gas furnace, wood burning fireplace, flat screen TV, outdoor charcoal grill and a covered deck.Bedding and linens provided, Pet Friendly, Wi-Fi, Satellite TV, Laundry, Showers, Playground, Rec hall, Game Room, Gift Shop. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Riverbend Resort South Fork, Colorado

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing