General Information

Riverside Meadows Cabins are located 23 miles from Wolf Creek Ski Area, 4 miles from the Rio Grande Club Golf Course, and 4 miles from a wide variety of restaurants, groceries, shopping, outdoor activities, and gas stations in South Fork. Our guarantee - You won't be bored!

How Things Work at Riverside Meadows

  • Guests are always welcome to use the gas grill and fire pit area for cooking or just for relaxing.
  • Each bedroom has its own TV with cable, HBO, and DVD/VCR. We also have a DVD library of about 100 movies.e river.
  • We are a non-smoking inn.
  • Kids are welcome! Parents assume all responsibility for their children and need to know the risks associated with being on the banks of a river. Please keep a close eye on your kids and pets!
  • We accept pets ONLY in the Studio Cabin with reservations. Pets should never be left unsupervised, and owners are responsible for any damage caused by their pets.
  • The hot tub is maintained daily and is for guests' use only. There is NO onsite supervision. No glass containers are allowed in the hot tub. Kids are allowed with parental supervision.
  • Visa, MasterCard, and cash are accepted!
  • Check-In time is 4 PM and Check-Out time is 11 AM. If your cabin is available earlier, you are welcome to check in early. If no one is coming in that day, you are welcome to checkout later.
  • We recycle plastics, glass, tin, and aluminum and have made several recycle containers readily available. Please rinse!
  • Please note our Cancellation Policy: We do not give credits for early departures. The full rate will be charged per room if cancelled within 30 days of scheduled arrival, if we are able to rebook your cancellation we will make a refund based on what we were able to rebook. If multiple cabins are reserved, canceling 1 cabin may cancel all cabins.

Our Story

Riverside Meadows was built entirely by the owners, Fritz and Paula Allen, along with their daughter Sadi, and we would like to welcome you to our home! This is our primary residence and we will most likely be here for your stay, your private cabin will allow you as much privacy as you like and we will be available to help with any questions and/or problems that inevitably arise.

The idea for our log complex came from old-world Norway and a house we loved from Vail. The master and guest bedrooms are separated from the main house, creating privacy and great outdoor living spaces along the banks of the Rio Grande. Landscaped gardens and pathways leading to each building complete the private and secluded setting. The log complex was built almost entirely by us, starting with the cutting of the dovetail corners on the hand-hewn logs to installing the chinking. We would be happy to share our experiences and knowledge with those interested in building their own log cabin. You would be surprised how easy it is if you are willing to take the time.

Guest Reviews

"HIDDEN GEM:  This place was beautiful! The cabin was nice and clean. Having the river right next to your cabin was an added bonus! We definitely recommend this to anyone who happens to be in the South Fork, CO area!"

~ CheynneCook14, July 2018, TripAdvisor

"MAGNIFICENT FISHING!! A TRUE GEM FOR A GETAWAY!  Riverside Meadows Cabins are ideally located, off the beaten path (do not use google maps) use the instructions given by Fritz. The cabins are located adjacent to Rio Grande river in the gold metal fishing waters on 8 private-secluded acres. The cabins are Norwegian-style dovetail log homes, there are three and we stayed in the guest cabin. The cabin is really beautiful, nice view of the river from the front window and screen door. Their are homey touches throughout the cabin that represent the Norwegian culture such as hand-carved colorful masks and traditional clothing, it has a queen sleigh bed that is very comfortable, large bathroom and closet-very clean. We did not use the Wifi, wanted to stay disconnected. Amenities included a hot tub on site, and inflatable kayaks with shuttle service. We only spent one night here, but think it would be a great basecamp. We really wish we could have spent our entire week here. Fritz and Paula Allen are the ideal hosts provide help when needed.

You will awake to the sounds of the river early in the morning. For fishing along the bank there is 70 feet of river frontage to fish, the best method was to cast upstream and let the fly run with the current. Hubby caught a really nice brown trout. The fishing here is really awesome, would highly recommend staying here just for the fishing. 

Fritz and Paula have created a wonderful place to rest and renew. It far exceeded my expectations in beauty of site, friendliness and helpfulness of hosts, cleanliness and any other category I can think of. We stayed in the studio and brought our 2 dogs while our friends stayed in one of the cabins. We all agreed that we had such a nice time that we plan to go back. With the river running right next to the property, it made the 'trip' to go fishing extremely easy. Just walk a few steps to the bank of the river and there you are! An especially nice aspect of the stay was the great time we had at the fire ring at night. We met wonderful and interesting people and had an excellent time. Thanks Paula and Fritz. We look forward to coming again."

~ Wendy N, July 2018, TripAdvisor

"GET AWAY: This place is amazing!!!! The owners are beyond nice. My husband has a fear of water and I really wanted to kayak. They talked us through the whole process, and then went above and beyond to go with us. ( I think this is based on how busy they are) this was one of my top adventures. The ride was about 2hours. Cabins right on the river. They have hot tube, kayaking, and grills all included. Only thing depending on time of year, be prepared for mosquitoes. However the do provide bug spray. We will definitely be going back. Again just amazing owners and experience.

~ mosleytm, Jun 2018, TripAdvisor