If you're traveling by RV through South Fork, CO, you'll want to stop and stay at the Blue Creek Lodge and RV Park. South Fork is one of Colorado's newer Rio Grande County towns, being incorporated in 1992. The total population is only 1,200 during the off season, and then reaches around 4,000 during the peak tourism season of summer. South Fork, CO is situated in the heart of the San Juan and Rio Grande National Forests, which combined total more than two million acres of forest area.
Blue Creek Lodge
11682 Highway 149
South Fork, CO 81154
Before the Blue Creek Lodge was a multi-functional lodging station for travelers, it was first established as a saloon and dance hall in 1932. Locals came here to gamble, perfect their batches of moonshine and socialize. As of 1976, the Philbern family turned this historic South Fork, CO location into the comfortable, family-friendly vacation stop it is today. The Blue Creek Lodge is conveniently located near both state highways and interstates for easy access.
Traveling by RV is more commonplace than ever before, and many lodging accommodations have upgraded their locations to include RV sites. Just a short drive from your South Fork bed and breakfast, the Blue Creek Lodge has more than 30 RV sites available during the summer season of May to October. Each RV site can be paid for at a nightly or weekly rate. All RV sites have full hookups including water, sewer and electricity. Each site is compatible with RVs with slideouts as well. Six of these sites are what's called a pull-thru space, which means you can enter and exit by pulling through your site and not having the painstaking chore of backing up your RV.
Feel like dining out but don't want to drive into downtown South Fork to do it? You're in luck because the Blue Creek Restaurant is on-site and located within the lodge. This full-service restaurant is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to dusk. It features fresh homemade meals and desserts, daily specials and a family-friendly atmosphere. Some of the signature menu items include chicken fried steak, pancakes, homemade chili, 18 types of burgers, Rocky Mountain trout, grilled salmon and elk steak.
There are other amenities available to guests as well. The gift shop sells a number of unique souvenirs from the state of Colorado, in addition to boutique and necessary travel items guests may need to stock up on. There is also an on-site beauty salon called Thressia's. It's a full-service establishment offering haircuts, styling, color treatments and permanents.
The Blue Creek Lodge does not allow any pets in the main lodge guestrooms or the private cabins. However, if you're camping or staying in one of the RV sites, pets will be allowed for no additional cost. If your cat or dog is a well-behaved animal, it will also be allowed outside on a leash in the company of its owner. If you require any type of animal sitting or vet service, there are reputable facilities approximately 20 minutes from your South Fork inn.