Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Dancing Winds Ranch from Pagosa Springs?

The Cabins are located 16 miles from Highway 160, in Pagosa Springs.

How far is Dancing Winds Ranch from Wolf Creek Pass? 

Wolf Creek Pass is 43 miles away from the Cabins, making the drive about 45-60 minutes. Check out their website for more information.

What is the average weather like?

June, August, and July are the most pleasant months in Pagosa Springs, while December and January are the chillier months.

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How many cabins are on the property?

There are 3 cabins on the property and a community pavilion for all guests.

When may I check in? What time is check out?

Check in is any time after 4:00PM. Check out is at 11:00AM.

Are there RV spots available for rent?

There are 3 full hook up 50 amp RV spots for rent. Ranging from $50-$65 per night depending on season. Self booking not available.
RV renters at not allowed to use the pavilion space, unless accompanied by a guest who is also renting a cabin. Pavilion use may be allowed with addition fees. 

Please contact owner with inquiries and questions

Is Dancing Winds Ranch pet friendly?

"DWR welcomes responsible owners with non-aggressive, house-broken, dogs. There is a NON-refundable pet deposit of minimum $50 and up to $125 (per cabin). We respectfully request that you do not use the cabin as a dog kennel for unattended pets. Pet owners must pick up after pets. Please do not chain your pet to the porch or landscape around the cabins/pavilion as this could cause damage to the property. Please do not allow your dog to bark uncontrollably, it may disturb the other guests on the property. Some breeds shed, so we respectfully ask that you keep pets off of the furniture. If we find excess hair that is difficult to remove, or other damage/stains could result in extra fees."

Please provide us with the size and breed of your pet(s), and how many pets you will be bringing (Maximum 2 per cabin) 

Contact for details.

Is there Wi-Fi at the Cabins?

Each cabin does have WI-Fi. Though we pay for the best internet we can for the Ranch, Wi-Fi can still be a bit spotty because of the location of the cabins.

Can I work online from the cabins?

Basic emailing and work calls are usually able to be accomplished at the Ranch, though our service can be unpredictable due to the location of the cabins. Streaming and zoom meetings will not work at the cabins. If you do need to do some work, we recommend going into town and enjoying some time at the local coffee shops that offer Free Wi-Fi. 

Is there cable available in the cabins?

Yes, each cabin has a TV equipped with cable providing many favorite channels to watch during your leisure time. 

Is there a hot tub at the Ranch?

We are excited to say that we have added a 10 person salt water hot tub at the DWR pavilion. Though it is running great most of the time, we cannot guarantee it to be working 100% of the time. We do offer towels for the hot tubs to be used.

Hot Tub Rules

We have also recently added a hot tub by the pavilion. Here are some rules that we require that you follow if you plan to use the hot tub during your stay:

  • No lifeguards on duty, use at your own risk.
  • Recommended guidelines suggest that you should use a hot tub for 15 - 30 minutes at a time with a maximum of 45 minutes at one time. 
  • Don’t enter a hot tub when you are sick or have diarrhea.
  • Don’t swallow hot tub water or even get it into your mouth.
  • Shower or bathe before entering the hot tub.
  • Maximum guests allowed in tub at a time - 8
  • Persons under 18 years of age are not allowed to use the hot tub without adult supervision.
  • No smoking while in the hot tub. 
  • No eating food of any kind while using the hot tub.
  • Don’t drink alcohol before entering the hot tub or during hot tub use.
  • Hydration is important, so offset the effects of perspiration by providing water (in bottles or plastic cups, since glass is a hazard around hot tubs)
  • No glass containers of any kind at the hot tub.
  • If pregnant, consult a physician before hot tub use, particularly in the first trimester.
  • Similarly, individuals with a heart condition, high blood pressure, or other serious medical condition should not enter a spa without a doctor’s OK.
  • Do not immerse your head underwater. 
  • Do not put any weight on the plastic lid as it may damage or break the lid.
  • Make sure you secure your hot tub cover when the hot tub is not in use.

If we hear any of these rules are broken during your stay, you may be asked to leave the property immediately with no refund, or loose your damage deposit. We will not tolerate. 

Are the cabins fully equipped?

Each cabin is fully equipped with the following amenities. A stove top, a toaster, a mini fridge, a microwave, a toaster oven and a coffeemaker, in addition to all the necessary dish ware and cookware. We also provide salt, pepper, sugar and coffee filters.

The shared pavilion does have a full oven, full fridge, grill, and pantry for your use.

Are there toiletries at the cabins?

We provide a small complimentary set of shampoo, conditioner and body wash. We also provide toilet paper and paper towels. Anything else is your responsibility to bring, if you're staying more than the minimum 3 nights, you may want to bring more shampoo and conditioner. 

Will my cabin come with sheets and towels?

Yes, each cabin is equipped with fresh white sheets and clean towels at no extra cost.

Are horses allowed?

DWR welcomes responsible owners of horses at $10 per horse, per night. Must call for horse corral availability.

Smoking policy?

The Dancing Winds Cabins are smoke-free. Please do not smoke in or around the cabins/pavilion. If you must smoke, please smoke in open-air areas and always dispose of your cigarettes correctly.

Is 4 wheel drive required during the Winter/Snowy Months?

4 wheel drive is not require, but it is recommended during the winter months (October - April). The roads are well maintained and plowed after each storm, but we can never guarantee perfect weather during your stay. We also recommend checking the weather regularly before your stay to help you plan/prepare for any storms. The roads can be snowy and/or muddy. 

Where can we go out to eat in Pagosa Springs?

Visit for a full list of local restaurants, special offers and coupons. It’s your complete handbook to the wide variety of dining options in Pagosa Springs. Our favorite spots include:

Visit Our Destinations Page for more things to do around Pagosa Springs, CO.

What is the Pavilion? What does the pavilion provide?

Our pavilion is the shared community house that all of our guests can access. It has a full kitchen including a stove, oven, grill, fridge and pantry. It also has plates, bowls, cups and utensils and several extra kitchen items can be found there. 
It is a wonderful place for big groups or small groups to gather. It has a big garage door that can open up to the patio to help with air flow. It also has a wood burning fireplace with wood and newspaper provided. Pavilion can be used on a first come first serve basis. 
We respectfully ask that you do not bring things from the pavilion to your cabin and vice versa. 

Covid policies

Many guests come to DWR to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and to get away from the crowds. We do not require masks at the Ranch. It if your choice to wear a mask and social distance, but we believe everyone has the freedom to choose. 
Our cleaning protocol has always been very thorough in between guests and we make sure to sanitize all surfaces and high traffic areas. 

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Renting a Dancing Winds Ranch cabin in Pagosa Springs lets you enjoy the view, and scenic experience of Colorado without the bustling noise of a ski resort.

Is the Cleaning Fee refundable?

The cleaning fee is non-refundable. DWR wants to ensure that each guest is provided with a clean cabin upon arrival.

What kinds of clothes should I pack?

Weather varies at the Ranch depending on the time of year, we recommend you check the weather before you stay. Dancing Winds Ranch is located 25-30 minutes out of town, and is typically 5-10 degree's cooler than the town of Pagosa Springs. 

Basic guideline -

  • Spring - Mixed weather - Jackets, pants, rain boots, shorts, sandals
  • Summer - shorts, t-shirts, sandals for the day - jacket, pants, tennis shoes for the nights
  • Fall - thick jackets, pants, boots, layers
  • Winter - Snow clothes and snow boots. Lots of layers and thick clothing.
    There are lots of hiking nearby, so don’t forget your hiking shoes and comfortable hiking clothes, remember to bring LAYERS.

Don’t forget your swim suits and flip-flops to enjoy the water activities and hot springs nearby!

Is there air conditioning?

The three cabins do not have air conditioning. The cool summer months and the frequent afternoon thunderstorms allow the cabins to stay cool enough in the summer to not need it. We do offer a box fan to help with circulation.

Is there heating?

All three cabins provide heat through the gas fireplace and from an electric heater. The log cabins have been excellent in insulating the space with the generous help from the fireplace and electric heater.

Is there a telephone available at the cabins?

Yes, there is a telephone located in each cabin, all connected to the same phone line. Allowing incoming and outgoing calls

Are there cleaning supplies?

Yes, we offer basic cleaning supplies in case of any accidents during your stay.

What should I do if I have an issue with the cabin?

Please contact the camp host or owners immediately.

Visit Our Contact Page for our Information.

Are there shopping areas nearby?

The closest shopping area would be Pagosa Springs, 16 miles from town.

Visit Our Destinations Page for More things to do around Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

Do you offer services other than lodging?

As of now, we do not offer any other services other than lodging.

Do you allow weddings at your cabins / on your property?

Yes! We would love to host any wedding at our ranch. We believe the view would provide the most beautiful mountain background for your wedding photos.

We offer a wedding venue package with a 3-night stay. Contact for more details or a quote.

Will there be other vacationers nearby?

If you are renting only 1 cabin, then yes, it is possible that there will be other vacationers in the other cabins. If you are renting all 3 cabins, you will have the property and view all to yourselves (minus our camp host).

Are there any handicap accessible cabins available?

Our cabins are not handicap accessible as the front porch has 2 steps.

Is hunting allowed on or near the property?

Though we welcome many hunters during hunting season, there is absolutely NO hunting on the property and no accessing the National Forest from the property for hunting purposes.

What is the cancelation policy?

Guests who cancel at least 14 days before check-in will receive back 100% of the amount they’ve paid. If Guest cancels between 14 and 7 days before their stay, there will receive 50% of the amount paid back. If Guest cancels  their reservation LESS THAN 7 days before the Arrival Date, the Total Amount Due will be forfeited.

Still Have Questions? We have Answers.

If you still having questions in regards to renting a cabin here at Dancing Winds Ranch.
Please visit our Contact Page for our information or to fill out our online contact form.

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