Make the San Juan Mountains your next adventure!
Your family and friends can get away from the
hustle and bustle of everyday life.
This quaint little vacation spot is the perfect place for family gatherings, hunting or fishing trips, or just getting away from city life.
We are Dog and Horse Friendly!
Just 20 miles North from Durango and 43 miles to Purgatory.
Hunter's inquire direct with us.
The Lodge sleeps up to 14 adults and 6 children. Includes a large fully equipped kitchen complete with dishwasher and washer/dryer.
You’ll find plenty of activities to do while staying at Lemon Lake Lodge. From kayaking to boating or maybe a lazy day floating on the lake, you’ll find an abundance of trails to hike and fish to catch.
If you feel your inner cowboy coming out you can go horseback riding with one of the local Outfitters.
Besides the 46 acres, we are surrounded by the San Juan National Forest with Lemon Lake directly out front. You can hike in any direction, have bonfires right behind the Lodge, go fishing in the lake, or just relax on the deck!
From Summer to Winter - come make memories with your loved ones!
Main Entrance to the Lodge
Views from the Deck
Bonfires on the Hill
Driving up from Durango
Corrals for your Horses
Main Lodge is a 6/5 on 3 levels with 3 egresses.
Living Room with Fire Pit and Breakfast Nook overlooking Lemon Lake and the San Juans!
Upstairs Bathroom - one in each upstairs bedroom (1st and 2nd baths)
Fully equipped kitchen including a gas BBQ grill off the Deck.
Downstairs Living Room
Laundry off Kitchen
Retreat is a 1/1 upstairs with a view of Lemon Lake.
You can perfectly overlook Lemon Lake from both the Bedroom (Sliding Glass Doors) and Living room (French Doors).
There is a gas BBQ grill downstairs.
Bedroom with queen size memory foam mattress.
Bedroom with walk-in closet.
Hideaway is our camper that has power. The bathroom is attached to the Retreat hidden around back just steps away.
There is a gas BBQ grill out front of the Retreat.
Bedroom with queen size memory foam mattress.
Bathroom to Camper
Horse Country... Bring 'em
Your kids will remember this trip for their lifetime!
We have lots of family games for everyone to enjoy!
Or just relax with a book, watch the humming birds, and take in all the scenery!
Fish On!! Bring your Rods and Reels!
Climb to the Top and Snap a few Photo's with friends!
Life's too Short to have a Long Face :) Smile!!
Go Direct with us and save $$$ vs all those online booking sites!
As much as 25% by going direct
You can make your reservation right here and save on vacation rental fees!
If you are inquiring about availability, we suggest going to either Airbnb or VRBO
and check the calendar to know immediately otherwise give
us a day or two to get back to you. Just click the links above with the reviews!
There is a 5-Night minimum stay for the Main Lodge.
There is a 3-Night minimum stay for the Retreat.
There is a 2-Night minimum stay for the HideAway.
Stay with us for a few days or a few weeks at a discounted price.
Let us help you get ready for your get-away!
If you have a question about your vacation rental or about the area, just ask.
We look forward to hearing from you.
There are 3 ways:
1. (Preferred and free for both of us!) Venmo - user name - fsum242 (last 4 digits - 0333)
2. Cash onsite to the Caretaker
3. Paypal (pay as friend or add the 3% fee) - user name - fsum242 (last 4 digits - 0333)
The elevation is at 8300 ft. The hottest day during the summer maybe 85F (with 20% humidity) but the nights never even reach 60F and typically around 50F so AC isn't even needed. Our average temperature is 46F.
Driving to Durango is approximately 25 - 30 minutes.
Driving to Purgatory is approximately 1 hour.
Besides having an Oven/Stove, Microwave, and BBQ Grill (Propane), we have plenty of Pots, Pans, Dishes, Glassware, and Utensils.
Yes. Our corral is large enough for up to 20 horses with a main area, a side smaller area, and a staging pin with the tack shed.
Yes. The only Internet that we can get in the San Juan Mountains is Satellite. It isn't fast but at least we have it! So, if you like to stream movies, sorry partner, you'll need to download them prior to arrival but if you need to check your email and do basic web browsing (no Facebook, YouTube, or other heavy video/photo websites) you'll be just fine.
It definitely depends on the situation.
If there is a loss of power, there is a hardwired landline phone that is under the stairs that lead up to the Retreat. It is in a water proof gray box. We installed it for law enforcement and the locals in case they ever need it.
But if it is a true emergency, call 911 immediately.
You will get a personalized number for all the exterior doors that will only work while you are visiting. The doors will notify us each time they are unlocked and if more than 3 failed attempts, it will lock out for 5 minutes.
Yes. We have DishTV in both the Lodge and the Retreat.
The Lodge has it in the Main Room and the Family Room.
The Retreat it is in the Living Room.
Unfortunately, PPV movies cannot be ordered BUT...
you get the incredible views of the lake, can go fishing, hiking,
horseback riding, and get outside to take in the fresh mountain air!
One of the questions we get is about how high or low is the lake level. Lemon is a reservoir (as all the lakes in the region) and at peak is 3 miles in length. Typically Lemon is full by May and June. It will start to go down over the summer and by September usually half the size.
Yes! You're here to have a great time... just keep the vehicles off the lawn, please.
Here is more information:
Yes, but you can not park it in the driveway and definitely stay off the front lawn as this is the septic system! The 3rd driveway is left of the mailboxes – you can park all the way in the back but do not block dumpster.
Yes! You're here to have a great time so set up the Volleyball net or any game you like. Please pick-up you dogs poo in this area 😊