Vacation Reviews

Cozy Cabin on the San Juan River

Angela A.

Our stay at Lazy Bear Cabin was awesome! The cabin was clean and well stocked with everything a family would need for a vacation. Andrea and Allen really pay attention to the little details-having all the paper goods you need (we have always had to provide our own at other cabins), extra travel size bottles of body wash/shampoo in case you forget yours, plenty of cooking utensils and spices for making your meals. The cabin was decorated so cute too! We loved the wooden moose head hanging above the one door and all the other decorations around the cabin, especially the bear ones. We have been to Pagosa Springs annually for 10 years and have stayed at a few other homes/cabins but this one definitely was the best one yet! We would definitely come back to Little Bear again and want to thank Andrea and Allen for sharing their wonderful cabin with us!

  • Stayed Jan 2020




John W.

Great place to stay. Well stocked. Great location. Clean. Comfortable. Will be back.

  • Stayed Oct 2019



Lovely, clean and well-stocked. Great location.

Rhonda G.

Beautiful, convenient, comfortable, very clean and so well stocked in the kitchen! Andrea was great to work with and everything was exactly as described. Loved having the river right outside and my husband enjoyed fishing while I attended to some clients in town. Hope to come back and experience the summer and the winter seasons!

  • Stayed Sep 2019



Lazy Bear

Caden C.

Awesome house, close to town but in a quite neighborhood! You can’t be any closer to the river!

  • Stayed Sep 2019



Wonderful house!

Curtis F.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Lazy Bear Cabin! The house was very well stocked with everything we needed for a comfortable stay! Sitting on the back deck and watching the river go by is so relaxing and peaceful.

We can’t wait to return to Lazy Bear Cabin next year!

  • Stayed Jul 2019



Wonderful Cabin!

Brooke L.

We really enjoyed our stay at The Lazy Bear. The neighborhood is so peaceful and beautiful. The accommodations were very comfortable and we had everything we needed to feel right at home for our family of 6.

A great place to relax and unwind with beautiful surroundings and a variety of activities to keep everyone entertained.

Great communication with the owners! We will be back!

  • Stayed Jun 2019



Family Vacation

Janet B.

We loved our stay at the Lazy Bear! It was comfortable for our family if 6, and so well-stocked and clean!!! The river was high when we were there which made for natural white noise in the background that was so relaxing! We hope to be back in the future, we didn’t want to leave!

  • Stayed Jun 2019

Great week!

Tim F.

Beautiful location, well supplied and cared for! Four of us enjoyed the home and hot tub and were extremely comfortable. Would definitely come again! Only suggestion would be to have a propane Bar-b-q instead of charcoal.

Thanks for sharing your home!!

  • Stayed Apr 2019



It's Snow Amazing!

Drew P.

Warm, welcoming home. Great kitchen setup, great movie and game library for family time, comfortable sleeping arrangements and amazing view... But the kid's favorite was the hot tub! EZ check in, Everything was clean and perfect and appreciated the garage parking with remote on the snowy day. My wife (a Texas native) loved the Texas room. My daughter loved the bunk beds. Plenty of hot water for the 4 of us. Love the location!

  • Stayed Apr 2019


Wonderful place

Tana L.

We had a very wonderful experience while on vacation. This house is a perfect size for my family...and my girls loved it. Very cozy and quiet neighborhood. We can’t wait to go back and check out what a summer is like there. The owners were super nice and very attentive to us. Everything we needed was right there...

  • Stayed Feb 2019

House was beautiful and charming. We had everything we needed and more!

Randee G..

The house was in a great location for us. Short trip into Pagosa Springs for dining, shopping, and visiting the hot springs. If was also a short trip to Wolf Creek for skiing. The day we arrived, a large snow storm moved in dropping 18-24 inches of snow. The owners kindly called to make sure we were going to make it to the cabin. They also made sure to have the driveway cleared so we could pull into the garage. This was one of the best experiences we have had with a vacation rental.

  • Stayed January 2019



Great Place to Stay!

Rocky W.


Lazy Bear was a wonderful place to stay for our family of 5 for Christmas 2018. Plenty of room, well stocked kitchen and great beds. The kids enjoyed the hot tub multiple evenings and there was sufficient room in the garage for my large truck. The only negative that I can think of would be that we wish there was an additional couch, instead of just one. We will be back. Thanks, Rocky

  • Stayed December 2018



Margaret H.


We loved staying at the Lazy Bear cabin! It is very comfortable and has an inviting, homey feeling. It’s clean and has all the amenities you need for a great time!! Perfect location! Thanks for a wonderful vacation spot!!

  • Stayed August 2018


Not so lazy during our stay

Samantha O


None of us wanted to leave. The Lazy Bear was just as described in other reviews. I packed minimally because we were traveling around Colorado for 5 days prior to our stay at the Lazy Bear. Everything we needed was provided at the home minus our food of course. The only down side was our stay was during a fire ban so no campfires or bbq! We all spent plenty of time in the river floating, skipping rocks and simply trying to cross without losing our balance. It was very convenient not being so far from town for basic needs and activities. We normally park ourselves in chairs and sit by the river side for our entire stay in Colorado but the neighborhood has a great pond for fishing directly across the street. Kids loved it! Great change of scenery as well.

  • Stayed May 2018




Awesome!!!! We loved everything!!!

Nick N.


We all loved Everything about this place from the decorations to the location!!! So relaxing with the river running in the backyard and the hot tub after our daytime skiing. Beautiful drive to Wolf Creek. We give this place 5 stars and would recommend to anyone!!!

  • Stayed March 2018




We will be back!

William S.


Great location and wonderful amenities!

  • Stayed February 2018




Perfect Visit

​Steven, Colorado Springs


My family and I make the trip to Pagosa annually, but this is the first time we have stayed at your cabin, The Lazy Bear.    Man!   There wasn’t much snow this year, but we didn’t really care.    We enjoyed the coziness and tranquility of the cabin so much that we pretty much stayed there the whole time – except for an occasional run to Kip’s!    Thank you for creating such an awesome place – our stay was perfect.    


  • Stayed: December 2017




Best Stay Ever in Pagosa

Carol J., Texas


We have stayed at the Lazy Bear many times over the past six years. We generally go in the early summer but chose to visit in September this year. We loved the weather, the relaxation that the river provided and the overall comfort of the cabin. It never fails to meet and exceed our expectations. We'll be back next year - harder to decide when to come now!

  • Stayed: September 2017



Great Cabin

Dennis H., AZ

We stayed here in June and it absolutely felt like home. This cabin is very well stocked. This is by far one of the best cabins we stayed at, and we hope on returning next year! Great location, great accommodation, great time!

  • Stayed: June 2017



Time to Shout About it!

Gina, El Paso, TX

It’s past time for us to write and say how much we enjoy staying at the Lazy Bear.   It has become like a second home through the years and it is THE place we think of first when life gets stressful.   Whenever we are here, we can feel ourselves being refreshed and renewed.   It’s a great place to hike, explore, shop, fish and take in the incredible scenery but our favorite part of our trips is always just being at the cabin.  We have been coming once or twice a year for five years; the owners are friendly and ready to answer questions whenever necessary.   Put this spot on your vacation to-do list and don’t miss it – you’ll love it! 

  • Stayed: July 2017



Still Great!

Tracy G., New Mexico

This is our third time visiting the Lazy Bear and we will continue to make it our 'go-to' spot for Colorado vacationing! The fishing was awesome; the river was relaxing and the hot tub was exceptionally restful. We always feel at home and appreciate the obvious care that goes into the details down to the paper towels! This cabin can't be beat!

  • Stayed: August 2016



Repeat Customer, won't stay anywhere else!

Lauren V., Texas

Myself and my parents have made the trip to Pagosa Springs for the past 3 years in a row and will make it a FOURTH in winter 2016. Each time we have stayed at Lazy Bear and can't say enough wonderful things about it! We just absolutely won't stay anywhere else now and have actually decided to extend our stay to a full week because it's just that great. The cabin is perfectly situated along the river, and whether it’s partly thawed and you can hear the water flowing, or frozen over, the view is beautiful and the pictures don't do it justice. The cabin is fully stocked with everything you will need to do from cooking, roasting marshmallows, taking a dip in the hot tub, or snow tubing. The cabin has a warm, cozy, family friendly feeling that is created by the Beach Family's attention to detail in the accommodations they provide to their guests. This really does feel like a second home. The location is close to town, and not too far away from the activities at Wolf Creek such as snowmobiling, skiing and hiking Treasure Falls. There is a small pond across from the cabin and there are nicely plowed roads that are great for a morning jog in the crisp fresh air. We have enjoyed using the firepit and hot tub almost every evening we stay there. I really cannot think of one thing I would improve or change about our stays here unless the owners would like to sell me their cabin!! ;) It is definitely a little piece of heaven.

  • Stayed: February 2015



Wonderful comfort, amazing location, everything you need

Melinda C., Kansas

The Lazy Bear is amazing! We relaxed in the hot tub while listening to the beautiful babble of the river. We grilled outside and cooked in the well-stocked kitchen. We even found a slow cooker to make pot roast waiting for us after a day of fishing. We awoke to find mule deer grazing just off the deck.

Everything is supplied. I made my usual run to the grocery store before we got there for my favorite toilet paper and found a cabinet stuffed full of the exact same brand when we arrived!

We loved the Lazy Bear so much we are already planning a visit next year and hopefully again this fall. There are things to do in the area absolutely year round we can't wait to explore Pagosa Springs from our new cozy home base!

  • Stayed: May 2015



A wonderful cabin for Wolf Creek Pass skiers

Chris W. , Miami FL

We recently returned from a terrific and very snowy ski trip that included 11 days at the Lazy Bear. The cabin was everything it was advertised to

be. Part of our enjoyment comes from home cooked breakfasts and dinners. Scones, biscuits, latkes, omelets, cornmeal pancakes ... a Mexican casserole, hearty stews and pastas, etc., all comfortably prepared in a well supplied kitchen. We turn the thermostats way down for sleep, then bring up the flames of the gas operated Franklin heater while enjoying a cozy early morning cuppa'. So nice to have a roomy garage to keep the snow off of the car. The Lazy Bear is a convenient location, accessible to the slopes and Pagosa Springs. It was a bit too cold and snowy for us to take advantage of the spa, but there was a clear path and heavy robes had we been a wee more adventuresome. Our hosts could not have been nicer. Thank you!!!!

  • Stayed: February 2015



Lazy Bear is the Bomb!

Ann M.

What a wonderful trip! The Lazy Bear was everything you could ever want. The owners have more comforts in this home than you could imagine. It really made us feel at home. The warm cozy robes were great to have every morning while sitting on the deck for morning coffee, looking at the San Juan river and enjoying the scenic views. The town is a gem, great restaurants and nice shops. We did so much - hot air balloon ride, hiking to the falls, fishing in the river - even learned how to fly fish! We took a train ride from Silverton to Durango. Silverton's a great town. You feel like you're in a John Wayne movie. This whole trip was fantastic, from the lodging at the Lazy Bear to the scenery. Can't wait to go back! Thanks for a wonderful place to stay.

  • Stayed: June 2014



Felt like home!

Jessica M.

Upon arriving for our 10 day stay, we instantly felt comfortable and at "home". There isn't one little detail missed by the owners of this home. Everything was comfortable and welcoming. We originally had a lot more on our to do list but found ourselves relaxing by the river most afternoons/evenings. We just didn't want to leave. Beds were beyond comfortable, seating downstairs was comfortable, outdoor seating was comfortable.....I think you see where I'm going with this. We had 1 small problem with the hot tub but it was fixed less than 24hrs after contacting the owners. Speaking of the owners, they are friendly and I feel they truly want you to enjoy their home. I cannot say enough good things about this place. I will definitely be looking up the Lazy Bear on our next trip to Pagosa Springs. It is our new go to place!!

  • Stayed: June 2014




I didn't want to go home...


Being from East Tennessee and having rented many cabins in Gatlinburg TN I was really shocked at all this cabin offered. Never before have I had so much offered to us during our stay. We had movies, tons of area information, ROBES, yes, ROBES - 2 in every closet to match the decor of the bedroom. I loved being spoiled in the high quality linens! The decor was just beautiful. The garage had sleds if it had snowed, and we did get a had fishing poles, waders...just anything you needed this place had. I can't thank you enough for letting us share this beautiful place. It was a haul back to Denver (6 hours) considering I didn't want to leave lol. Thanks again and we hope to be back soon!

  • Stayed: October 2013



Perfect in Every Way

Shelli G., Blaine, MN

This cabin by far is the best I've ever stayed in at Pagosa Springs. It was clean, well maintained, well stocked, in a great location and BEAUTIFUL! Owners are excellent to work with. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing and perfect place to stay. Hope to be back soon.

  • Stayed: July 2013



No room for Improvement

Andrea D., Tampa

This is, by far, my favorite vacation home that we've ever visited and we've stayed in quite a few beautiful homes. There really wasn't one single thing I'd suggest the owner's change or anything that needs improving.

It's an incredibly well-stocked home from the kitchen to the garage. From cooking spices to fishing poles to walking sticks to comfy bathrobes. Nothing's missing. The owners even provide birdseed for birdwatching. Make sure you do - there are lots of beautiful birds in the area!

The house is well-insulated for chilly days and cold nights so you're always toasty and warm. Comfortable beds provided a great night's sleep after exploring and hiking all day. We had coffee on the deck each morning and watched the sun come up over the mountains and while listening to the river rush by. Can't wait to visit again. We really didn't want to leave!

  • Stayed: May 2013



Lazy Bear Cabin is a Gem!!

Wendall and Debbie, TX  

We were so lucky to have found Lazy Bear cabin and even luckier that it is being shared with people outside the family. It is such a warm and cozy cabin and anything you could possibly need was provided-- truly a home away from home. The owners had everything so well organized and were a delight to deal with. We loved exploring the area, eating out, hiking, and of course relaxing in the hot tub. If you are looking for an enjoyable vacation where you can rest and recharge, Lazy Bear is it.

  • Stayed: October 2012



Lazy Bear RELAXING Vacation

Anabel K

My husband and I spent a week here and found the cabin to be wonderfully well-stocked and comfortable.   We spent our mornings on the deck enjoying coffee while listening and watching the birds.    In the evenings, you would find us in the hot tub looking at a bazillion stars and watching the firepit glow!  We loved this place so much and really hated to leave.   It’s our number one favorite vacation rental to date.  

  • Stayed: July 2012



Great Stay!!

Mike Z., Kingwood, TX

Thank you for opening up The Lazy Bear for us to enjoy. Your cabin/home is perfect in so many ways, but what was important for us was just getting away & relaxing. We didn't even turn on the television! The beds made for restful nights of sleep, with sounds of the San Juan River creating peaceful background noise. We managed to get away & made a couple of great hikes in the area. No one should miss the drive up to Williams Reservoir or the hike to Three Mile Falls. Thanks again for your hospitality & we hope to come back in the future.

  • Stayed: April 2012




Hooked on the Lazy Bear, Keller, TX

Our second stay at the Lazy Bear and loved it just as much as we did the first time. We are already discussing our return trip next year. The Lazy Bear has worked its way in as a mandatory destination requirement by our family for our yearly ski vacation. Skiing Wolf Creek is awesome and relaxing at the Lazy Bear after a great day of skiing is even better!

  • Stayed: February 2012



Picture Perfect!

Christi L. Edmond, OK

My family and I stayed at the Lazy Bear over Thanksgiving. It is just as awesome and comfortable as the pictures depict. It was the closest to Wolf Creek rental available and just 5 minutes to get to the shops and stores in Pagosa Springs. The cabin is cozy yet spacious with every amenity you could need as far as kitchen items, movies, games. Things we loved....HOT TUB, views of the river, individual thermostats in each bedroom, well insulated garage to park your cars in so they are not freezing in the morning or covered in snow. The Beach's keep you well informed and make every effort to make you feel like a guest in their home. My only reservation about recommending this property is someone might reserve it when we want to go back! You can tell the owners took pride in decorating and maintaining the home. We will be back for sure! Thank you for sharing your little slice of heaven with us.

  • Stayed: November 2011



Sister Trip May 2011

LINDA M., Marana, AZ

What a lovely, relaxing place to stay for 4 days. My sister and I had so much fun. We explored the neighborhood, with walks every day. Sitting in the hot tub at night, watching the fire with a full moon dancing on the river. The peace level was incredible. We had so many plans to explore elsewhere but could never bring ourselves to leave the cabin to go into town. I think we left once for a short hike and a trip to the store for supplies. The cabin decor was beautiful. We sat on the deck drinking our coffee, watching the birds and we just know it was a beaver swimming past us one morning. I highly recommend staying here for a vacation you'll always remember. Thanks for sharing your home with us Andrea and Allen. Also loved reading your " Be a Wolf". Thanks for sharing.

  • Stayed: May 2011



Couldn't ask for more!

Amy W., Tulsa, OK

Of all the vacation rentals we've experienced, this has to be overall the best. It was cozy, clean and unbelievable well stocked. Kitchen essentials, basic medicines, family DVDs, games, comfy beds, blankets...really, nothing was lacking. The hammock by the river was the ideal place for an afternoon nap. This was our first time to Pagosa, and the people were very friendly. The neighborhood where the Lazy Bear is located is small, well-kept and far enough away from town to feel secluded, yet close enough for a run into town for a milkshake. If we return to Pagosa, we'll definitely try to book the Lazy Bear. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cabin with us.

  • Stayed: June 2011



Perfect Place in Pagosa

Mary Ellen B.

We stayed at the Lazy Bear the week of March 20th, 2011 and had a fabulous stay. The cabin was meticulously decorated and incredibly comfortable. We loved sitting in the hot tub at the end of the day and listening to the San Juan River rushing by. We hit the Hot Springs in Pagosa and skied Wolf Creek two days. It was an easy drive both to the ski area and into town. We enjoyed playing games, watching movies, making dinners and just getting away. Thanks so much to Allen and Andrea for opening up their beautiful home to us. We would definitely make a return visit. Thanks! Keith & Mary Ellen

  • Stayed: March 2011



Family Vacation March 2011

Hooked on the Lazy Bear, Keller, TX

We Stayed 4 nights @ the Lazy Bear Cabin for our family vacation the second week of March 2011. This place was more than we ever expected. This cabin has everything you need. It's a beautiful location right on the San Juan River and the cabin is fantastic! My 3 year old loved the Bear decor, and really loved taking naps in the bunk bed room. We had great days skiing @ Wolf Creek, fun nights sitting by the outdoor fire pit, and wonderful mornings drinking coffee watching the sun come up over the mountains. We can't wait to go back next year and are already laying out preliminary plans so we can get it booked to stay longer this time.

  • Stayed: March 2011



Ski Trip 2010

Josh, Irving, TX

The property was more than we expected. Super clean. Very comfortable. All the things you would find in your own home kitchen and bathrooms were there and then some. The hot tub and fire pit were very enjoyable. The view out back was breathtaking! Could not have been better!! Highly recommend.

  • Stayed: December 2010



Golden Colorado Vacation

Rand, Fort Worth, TX

We visited the Lazy Bear in October and it was just incredible. Not only was the weather great, the setting was way more beautiful and relaxing than we expected. We felt like part of the family! We will recommend your cabin to our friends AND we will be back ourselves!

  • Stayed: October 2010

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