Private Cabin on the Conejos River, Pet Friendly

Queen Bed in Master, cat not included!
Queen Bed in Master, cat not included!Full bed and bunk beds in 2nd bedroom2nd bedroom has separate entranceNew log furniture March 2016.Wood stove keeps things toasty on cool nights!Kitchen with new Caphalon "Kitchen Essentials" Cookware.Microwave, Toaster and "Crock pot"Well behaved pets welcome!Cedar lined bathroom with new towels.Tiled tub/shower in bathroomLibrary with books for all ages.Late March snow (2016) while renovating the cabin.Relax by the river.Fantastic fishing!Mom can catch a fish too.Nice Brown Trout.Even in summer, the river is cold!Family fishing time.First Meadow, a short hike from Elk Creek Campground just up the road.Picnic area on the historic Conejos Ranch.Beaver Lake wildlife.Cumbres & Toltec and Rio Grande Scenic Railroad for train enthusiasts.No internet, television or cell reception! Get back to nature.

From $129 / night

25390 Colorado 17, Antonito, CO 81120
Private Cabin on the Conejos River, Pet Friendly
2 bedrooms
6 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 6
Type: Cabin
Per night: $150 - $165
Per week: $900 - $950
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No
Description of the Antonito vacation cabin rental
Unwind and enjoy your vacation the way it was meant to be. For over 150 years the Conejos River has been the fisherman's choice in Southern Colorado. Nestled in the South San Juan Wilderness of the Rio Grande National Forest, the Homestead on the Conejos offers your family a great vacation experience.

The Homestead Cabin on the Conejos is one of the original guest cabins on the 14 acre Conejos Ranch located along the Conejos River with approximately 1 mile of private river frontage. The rustic 2 bedroom, 1 bath cabin has a full size, well-appointed kitchen and a cozy wood stove. Under new ownership, the cabin received new furniture and many other upgrades for your comfort in March 2016. The master bedroom has a luxurious pillow top queen bed and the second bedroom has a full size bed and a twin sized bunk bed. The living room has a full size futon. The cabin will sleep 6 comfortably.

Fish the river right outside your cabin across the private park or in over 30 smaller streams and tributaries in the county that offer some remarkable fishing for Rainbow and Native Brown Trout. The season generally runs from May through October – with July, August and September being prime months for dry-fly. For kids under 12, there is a stocked trout pond on site.

If hunting is your preference, the Homestead Cabin on the Conejos makes a great base camp. While hunting is not allowed on the property, hunt for deer, elk, bear, moose and antelope all within a short 30 minute drive.
Artists and photographers, mountain bikers, hikers and backpackers can find over 180 miles of trails in the wild and rugged San Juan Mountains of Colorado that stretch from southwestern Colorado into northern New Mexico. Here the San Juan Mountains remain yet untouched by man and where the wanderer can find solitude from the crowded avenues of the city. The best backpacking in the state is here, some would argue. In the autumn, the area is popular with hunting parties looking for trophy elk. But outside of the autumn hunting season, solitude can be more readily found here for the soul who is willing to seek it out.

If trains are your passion, the historic narrow gauge Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad is just down the road in Antonito, Colorado. Take the train from Antonito to Chama for an unforgettable experience. Or head north to Alamosa and catch a ride on the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad. The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad is the highest and longest route on standard gauge rail. Choose from a daytime ride over historic La Veta Pass with steep grades, wildlife sightings and narrated tales of railroad and mining history, a weekend train ride to a mountaintop concert, or a sunset dinner train to make your vacation truly unforgettable.

Shoppers will delight in Taos, NM a short 1 1/2 hour drive away. In the summer, rafting is also available in Taos. Don’t forget to stop at the Chili Line Depot in Tres Piedras, NM on the way for one of the best burgers around and great home-made desserts.

The Homestead Cabin on the Conejos is pet friendly. We only ask that you let your four legged family members join you on your adventures. Pets should always be on leash while outdoors and should never be left in the cabin un-attended.

The cabin is non-smoking however you are welcome to smoke outside. Please dispose of smoking materials properly and always be careful of any fire sources while visiting in the National Forest.
Area Information
The South San Juan Wilderness area is special for its rugged scenery, large expanses of forest, and high altitude trails that offer a sense of remoteness difficult to find elsewhere. High ridges, pinnacles and deep canyons, carved by the headwaters of the San Juan, Conejos, and Blancos rivers characterize the geography of the wilderness. Pristine spruce, fir and ponderosa forest make the South San Juan wilderness a sanctuary for deer, elk, bear, and other wildlife that thrives unmolested by human activity. It comes as no surprise then that it was in this place that the last Colorado grizzly was shot in 1979. Biologists speculate that if any Colorado grizzlys remain, it would be in this remote wilderness.

Nearby Attractions:

Antonito, CO - 15 miles
Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad
Cano’s Castle – A folk art wonder of wire, hubcaps, grills, screen doors, window casements, bicycle reflectors and beer cans.
The oldest church in Colorado - Our Lady of Guadeloupe Parish Church dedicated in 1863 is located just north of Antonito

Alamosa, CO - 42 miles
Zapata Falls – Hikers wade through chilly waters and maneuver over slippery rocks to Zapata’s hidden falls a short ½ mile from the parking lot. Views of the Great Sand Dunes National Park are spectacular.
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Rio Grande Scenic Railroad
San Luis Brewing Company

Platoro - 35 miles
Don't let the distance fool you! This winding dirt road follows the Conejos River up the canyon to Platoro Reservoir and the headwaters of the Conejos. Platoro started out as a boomtown in the late 1800’s following the discovery of large deposits of gold and silver in the area. Even today, you can still find plenty of gold and silver in the Conejos River valley.

Salida - 125 miles
Get ready for some spectacular whitewater rafting! The upper Arkansas River offers some of the best rafting in the state.

Philmont Scout Ranch - 134 miles - Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America's largest national High Adventure Base. Its 34 staffed camps and 55 trail camps provide an unforgettable adventure in the high country along hundreds of miles of rugged, rocky trails. Drop the kids off for their trek and head on over to the Homestead on the Conejos for your own wilderness adventure.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Kimberley Shield

Kimberley Shield

Kimberley Shield

  • School:

    Cy-Fair High School, The University of Texas at Austin
  • About:

    My first visit to the South San Juan Wilderness was when I was 8 years old. Take a scrawny tom- boy from west Texas and drop her in the mountains - pure magic! I have been in love with Colorado ever since! My husband grew up on a ranch in north central Texas and finds the mountains a cool relief from...
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Apr 01 2017 May 31 2017 $150 $150 $900 - 2 Nights
Jun 01 2017 Aug 28 2017 $165 $165 $950 - 3 Nights
Aug 29 2017 Oct 14 2017 $150 $165 $900 - 2 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 4.8
Tax I.D.: 46-5405976
Deposits: To hold reservations, we request a deposit of 25%. This is refundable (less a 20% handling charge) up to 60 days in advance of arrival. Less than 60 days in advance, it is refundable (less 50%). Less than 30 days in advance, it is non-refundable. Balance of payment for your stay is required 30 days before check in.
Payment Options: American Express, Mastercard, Visa
Other Fees: Additional Guests: $8/night for over 2 Guests Pet Fee: $5/night or $25/week Cleaning Fee: $25 for stays less than 1 week; $50 for stays 1 week or more (Daily Housekeeping is NOT Included)



  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Full Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • View (Mountains)
  • Waterfront
  • Heating
  • Porch
  • View (Water)
  • Wood Stove
  • Linens Provided
  • Appliances

  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Gas Grill
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
  • Hiking
  • Playground
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Park
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping Area
    (15 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
The Canyon Cafe at the Conejos River Ranch is located a few steps away, boasts the best food in the Conejos Canyon featuring authentic smoked BBQ, nightly specials, such as prime rib, grilled salmon, and good down-home cooking. Hearty breakfasts and delicious suppers are served seven days a week (May - October). They also have an outdoor barbeque area and a campfire area for your nightly enjoyment. The entire Conejos River Ranch facility is available for large gatherings such as family reunions large or small.
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Jonathan R. said: Worked out perfectly for the location, time and accommodations. Loved the cabin and relaxed atmosphere. Enjoyed breakfast and coffee in the cafe. Thanks so much. Look forward to visiting again.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

Lydia H said: The location was perfect, so close to the river that the sound of the flowing water created the most relaxing atmosphere. Bedding was very comfortable and the linens were of very good quality. The kitchen was fully stocked with just about everything you could need to prepare your meals. I loved the smell of cedar in the master bedroom. My stay was not long enough - will certainly return. I highly recommend this cabin!

Matt B. said...

On the River

Date of Stay
April 15, 2016

I just spent the last three days fly fishing on the Conejos River. We had the perfect accommodations, at a cabin, not 100 yards from the river. the place was clean, stocked with all the necessities, and perfect for a weekend or week getaway.

Mike A. said...
Apr 15, 2016
Wow! Great job on the renovations.

Date of Stay
April 8, 2016
We'd stayed in this cabin 2 years ago and it was functional but tired! The new owner's have added new furniture, new flooring and top of the line kitchen essentials. The cedar wall in the master bedroom is a great addition as are the cedar shelves in the hall. We will definitely be booking this cabin again next year for the fishing tournament!

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  • School:

    Cy-Fair High School, The University of Texas at Austin
  • About:

    My first visit to the South San Juan Wilderness was when I was 8 years old. Take a scrawny tom- boy from west Texas and drop her in the mountains - pure magic! I have been in love with Colorado ever since! My husband grew up on a ranch in north central Texas and finds the mountains a cool relief from...
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