We stayed at Avalanche Ranch with a large group, taking up the main large cabin and a half-dozen others, in early March 2012.
The cabins are quaint and clean. The views are spectacular. The main cabin was an excellent "gathering spot" for meals and evening socializing, easily holding a couple dozen people in the living room, kitchen and dining room.
The natural hot spring pools are very well done, and just the right temperature.
The staff and owners were very friendly and helpful.
Nearby attractions that we enjoyed included cross country skiing or showshoeing at Avalanche Creek (5 minute drive), the canyon by the Coke Ovens historical site (10 minutes), and McClure Pass (20 minutes). We also ate at the Redstone Inn and toured the Redstone Castle.
Overall, very highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 13 cozy log cabins, tastefully appointed, and a 3 bedroom Ranch House. Located on 36 acres 12 miles S. of Carbondale, CO. Spectacular mountain views! Hot Springs on site, stocked pond, riverfront, ice-skating, snowshoes provided. Great venue for family reunions, retreats, weddings and romantic getaways! Pet friendly. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Avalanche Ranch Hotel Carbondale