Welcome to Arbor House Inn Bed & Breakfast on the River in South Fork CO

Welcome to South Fork, Colorado. This award-winning, five-bedroom bed and breakfast in beautiful Southern Colorado offers elite mountain elegance, unparalleled service and delicious hot and cold gourmet breakfasts. Whether it’s a mountain elopement, anniversary or birthday celebration, a getaway with friends or a quick pass through–we are delighted to share a bit of Colorado mountain hospitality and to provide an exceptional travel experience for each and every guest.

This is not your grand mamma’s bed & breakfast–each room has been carefully crafted to provide a relaxing, modern, and enjoyable mountain experience (so no doilies, paisley, or glass figurines here!) Take a stroll on the banks of our river beneath the cliffs, relax by one of our three fire pits on property, or enjoy a dip in our outdoor hot tub beneath the stars. However you decide to relax, we invite you to do so at the only bed & breakfast in town. Breakfast by the river beneath a set of private cliffs in the San Juan mountains can’t be found anywhere else!

Near Wolf Creek ski area and tucked in the shadow of massive, stone cliffs, this riverfront bed & breakfast sits on three acres with over 400 feet of accessible river that bids its guests to kick back, relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Take in the magnificent mountain views in the great outdoors over a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine. Favorite spots include the backyard party deck with canopied hot tub, benches beneath a rustic log arbor, any of our three fire pits, and several secluded riverside sitting areas to just “sit and watch the world go by.” There are plenty of spots to snuggle in and cozy up!

In addition to the the five guest rooms in the “main” house at the Arbor House Inn is the riverside Cottage on the Creek Vacation Rental. Located on the property and sharing the same beautiful riverside setting, it is a separate two-bedroom guesthouse rental and offers all the comforts of home– the ideal choice for guests seeking a private, extended-stay accommodation. The cottage boasts a full kitchen so you and up to four guests can enjoy your own kitchen creations.  

With over 255 miles of trails in the Rio Grande National Forest, the entire area is truly an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. With seventeen miles of gold medal waters on the Rio Grande river, numerous lakes and smaller streams make it a fly fisherman’s dream come true (and we’ve got 400+ feet of private river!) Just 18 miles up Wolf Creek pass, boasting the most snow in Colorado, is Wolf Creek Ski Area featuring fabulous snowboarding, downhill and cross-country skiing. And for the ultimate in relaxation, the “hot pots” of Pagosa Hot Springs, just over Wolf Creek Pass, offers more than 23 natural hot springs pools of varying temperatures, just the thing for soaking any lingering cares away.  

After a day enjoying all that the great outdoors has to offer, guests can come on back to the Arbor House Inn and relax around the fireplace in the comfortable common area or in the vaulted dining room with 180-degree views of the river, cliffs, landscaped grounds and surrounding forests. The main centerpiece of the inn, the dining room features large, two-story windows—perfect for catching a glimpse of local wildlife meandering through on their way to or from the river. Breakfast is served daily in the dining room or al fresco on the deck in our warmer months. Light refreshments are available on the buffet in the afternoon and evening.

When looking for lodging in South Fork, Colorado, we invite you to come as an individual, a couple or a group and encourage you to be as social or as private as you want to be. As you leave us at the end of your stay, we hope you will depart having made some wonderful new friends and take with you many special memories.