Cottage on the Creek – South Fork Vacation Rental on the Rio Grande River

With a party deck featuring steps that lead directly into the Rio Grande River, welcome to our South Fork secret…the Cottage on the Creek vacation rental. The newest addition to our guest accommodations, our two-bedroom Colorado cabin rental is the perfect vacation choice for a couple, a small family, or two couples vacationing together…especially if you like fishing. You can practically fish off the deck!

What makes the Cottage on the Creek vacation rental so special?
The two-bedroom Cottage with deck steps down to the river sits on the three acres of the Arbor House Inn Bed & Breakfast property and is next door to the main guest house. Enjoy the swing at the fire pit next door and listen to the sound of the river beneath the cliffs. Featuring a large, romantic master bedroom with king bed and ¾ bath and a smaller, second bedroom with queen bed and full bath directly across the hall, Cottage on the Creek is 1300 sq. ft. of peaceful riverfront relaxation. Special touches of fluffy robes and complimentary chocolates whisper a quiet “welcome” to arriving guests. A spacious living area with satellite TV/DVD player and wireless Internet, light-filled dining area, fully equipped kitchen, and adjoining laundry room provide all the comforts of home allowing guests to just settle on in or get out and get busy having fun. The above-river deck provides a perfect spot for breakfast al fresco in the warm, morning sun or for an evening respite of wine and cheese while watching the fish rise. Perhaps a juicy steak on the grill may be the order of the day, but whatever’s on the menu, it’s always better on the river. And may we add that the nighttime stargazing is, well, amazing!

As the Cottage is a separate facility from the main Arbor House Inn, guest privileges do not include breakfast service or the inn’s hot tub. (This is a permit issue, thank you for your understanding and cooperation.) Cottage guests are welcome to take advantage of the on-site river access and enjoy fishing in the Arbor House Inn’s private portion of the South Fork of the Rio Grande.

Please see the Policy Page for separate policies regarding Cottage on the Creek rental reservations.


  • Rates vary throughout the year between $225 – $325 depending on major holidays, premium weeks and special events. Please see our booking calendar for rates on your preferred dates. 
  • No damage deposit is required if reservation is booked directly through Arbor House Inn website.  (If booked through a third party site, a $350 refundable deposit is required.)  If it is determined that damages have occurred to the cottage or its contents during your stay, the amount of replacement or repair will be charged to your card.  No damages, no charges. Thank you for taking good care of our cottage!
  • Additional $125 cleaning fee to all reservations.