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32-inch TV with satellite channels, fireplace
32-inch TV with satellite channels, fireplace

Guest reviews

3.9 out of 5 Good
12 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Pet Friendly
Outdoor Space
Barbecue Grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in


Explore the area

Popular LocationVallecito Lake4 min walk
Popular LocationWeminuche Wilderness10 min walk
AirportDurango, CO (DRO-La Plata County)48 min drive
Popular LocationPiedra River Hot Springs67 min drive

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About this area


Located in Bayfield, Bear Paw Lodge is in a rural area and on a lake. While the natural beauty of Vallecito Lake and Weminuche Wilderness can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Lake SImpatico Trailhead. Be sure not to miss outdoor adventures like rock climbing, mountain climbing, and mountain biking.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Vallecito Lake - 4 min walk
  • Weminuche Wilderness - 10 min walk
  • Animas Mountain Trailhead - 40 min drive
  • Hillcrest Golf Club - 43 min drive
  • Piedra River Hot Springs - 67 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportLa Plata County Airport (DRO) - 48 min drive


  • The Lake House Bar & Grill — 9 min walk
  • Pura Vida Cafe — 7 min drive
  • Vallecito Cafe — 11 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Bear Paw Lodge

Lakefront cabins with kitchens and balconies
This cabin features barbecue grills, a picnic area, and free self parking. WiFi in public areas is free. All 14 individually furnished cabins feature free WiFi and balconies or patios. Guests can enjoy fireplaces, and other standard amenities include kitchens with refrigerators and ovens.
Bear Paw Lodge offers 14 accommodations with fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. These individually furnished accommodations have separate living rooms. Accommodations at this 3-star cabin have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Satellite television is provided.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking

Family friendly

  • Playground


  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Paper towels
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Freezer


  • Bed sheets provided


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Living room
  • Dining room


  • 32-inch TV with satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony or patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Picnic area


  • Heating

Pet friendly

  • USD 15 per pet per night
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms
  • Dogs welcome


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No elevators
  • Wheelchair accessible (with limits)
  • Designated smoking areas

Services and conveniences

  • Window screens
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Volleyball on site
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Ziplining nearby
  • Horse riding nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • 14 rooms
  • 1 floor
  • 8 buildings
  • Traditional architecture
  • Individually furnished



Check-in from 3 PM - 10 PM


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 10 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 15 per pet, per night
Dogs only
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 15 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector
Property Registration Number No Registration ID

We should mention

This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Bear Paw Lodge Bayfield
Bear Paw Bayfield
Bear Paw Lodge Cabin
Bear Paw Lodge Bayfield
Bear Paw Lodge Cabin Bayfield

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Bear Paw Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Bear Paw Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Bear Paw Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Bear Paw Lodge pet-friendly?
Yes, dogs are allowed at this property. There's a fee of USD 15 per pet, per night.
How much is parking at Bear Paw Lodge?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Bear Paw Lodge?
Check-in is from 3 PM–10 PM.
What time is check-out at Bear Paw Lodge?
Check-out is at 10 AM.
Where is Bear Paw Lodge located?
Situated on a lake, this cabin is 26.3 mi (42.4 km) from Fort Lewis College and 26.6 mi (42.9 km) from Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness
Simple, rustic, good time!
Overall this is a good place to stay if your intentions are to be out enjoying the area rather than staying inside all day. The property is a located in a nice area with great trails and beautiful views nearby. It is a little dated but clean and adequately stocked for a simple vacation. This is probably not the place for high maintenance travelers but a great place for people seeking quiet, affordable, no frills accommodations. When we arrived, we had a small problem in the unit we originally booked. When we contacted the owner he was prompt in addressing our concern and moved us to another available unit for the same price. This made for a very enjoyable stay for our family!
Stayed 6 nights in Jun 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in May 2020

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with group
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Broken Heater & Dirty Utensils
This may become a long review so here’s the executive summary: The cabin’s heater did not work. Kitchen utensils and cups were dirty and there was only 1 of some items. There were no linens for the sofa bed. The Wi-Fi is terrible. My buddy and I arrived around 7pm on October 19, 2019 after a 14 hour drive. There was nobody at the office to receive us. Instead there was a note and a key. We located our cabin and entered to find the heater running and the place uncomfortably warm. We lowered the thermostat and the heater shut off. And stayed off. Nothing we did could get it running again. We turned to the wood burning stove for heat. The fire went out at some point during the night and we woke to a temperature of 48 degrees INSIDE the cabin. [In case you aren’t familiar with Colorado in October, every night the temperature dropped well below freezing – some nights in the teens!]We called the manager (still nobody in the office) and he came over promptly to look at the heater. He showed us how to open the access door and use a paperclip (which was already there and bent to the proper shape so clearly this was an ongoing problem that was never properly fixed!) to bypass a relay and get the heater to turn on. We left and returned after dark to find that the heater was still running and had been running all day. The temperature in the cabin was close to 80 – unacceptably hot! So now the heater was either on or off and had to be restarted with the paperclip. The thermostat had no
Stayed 6 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

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