Formerly a bed and breakfast, this lodge-style luxury home features 9 differently themed bedrooms and 8 1/2 baths to accommodate up to 24 guests. A huge, new porch faces the river, complete with grill, picnic tables, and plenty of seating. Up the stairs to the left, find the Train Room (sleep 3 in a queen and daybed) and the Mardi Gras Room (sleep 2 in a queen). Each room has its own bath, TV, and private balcony. Up the stairs to the right find 4 bedrooms, each with a private bath, TV, and shared wrap-around balcony for outstanding mountain views in every direction.
The Kachina Room (sleep 2 in a new king bed) has custom artwork (paintings and hand-carved kachinas), a Kokopelli shower curtain, and leather on woven reed handmade barrel chairs. The extra-large Fish Room (sleeps 4 in 2 queens) focuses on making anglers feel right at home with fishing gear, fish lamps, fish shower curtains, and more. Both of these rooms face the river. Across the hall, the extra-large Indian Princess Room (sleep 4 in 2 queens), done in pink and soft teal, features interesting Indian portraits from the princess to her handsome brave to her wise elders and the warrior shower curtain.
The 4th bedroom on this side, perfect for a very romantic couple, is known as the "tasteful" Bordello Room--done in rich reds and blacks with gold accents. It sleeps 2 in a new king bed. Downstairs find 3 more bedrooms. The Master Suite, known as the Anasazi Room of the Ancient Ones, sleeps 4 in a new king bed and queen sleeper. The décor features handmade baskets, a commissioned painting by a local artist, and rock art style wall décor. This large elegant room, perfect for those with altitude problems, also includes a small private tiled sun porch with a separate outside entrance and a private bath. Outside this door is a 5x8 dog kennel, an extra convenience in this pet-friendly home.
The Wildlife Room (sleep 2 in a queen) focuses on the wide variety of animal life in Red River from elk to bears to ducks to deer. This cozy room shares a Jack & Jill bath with the Cowboy Room next door. Done in reds and blues, the Cowboy Room (sleeps 2 in a queen) will delight the wanna-be cowgirls and cowboys in your family. Boots, saddles, 10-gallon hats, horses, six-shooters, and rodeo art blend together in this rustically charming room. All 3 rooms, complete with TV and wood floors, give way to the saltillo tiled living space on the rest of the main floor. The main front entrance opens into a media room with a full complement of DVDs for both kids and adults. The TV in this room works well for those who have brought their own video games and hook-ups.
The secondary front entrance opens into a long narrow laundry room with a new gas dryer, a fairly new washer, and lots of space for hanging skis, raincoats, or hip waders. Winding through the hall, you pass through the mudroom (with a large utility sink) and past the huge double door pantry into the fully stocked spacious kitchen. Stainless steel appliances, a butcher block island, 2 crockpots, a wok, 3 coffee pots, and a Keurig (bring your own K-cups) plus plenty of cookware ensure lots of tasteful meal opportunities.
The dining room, with its 5 tables and lots of chairs, allows for cozy family meals. Be sure to notice the old skis and the many nutcrackers lining this wood-paneled room with a huge log beam ceiling. After dining, sprawl out in the family room in front of the new 56" flat-screen TV or enjoy the wood-burning fireplace. Open the windows to enjoy the refreshingly clean mountain air and the sound of the rushing river as you drift off to sleep in this enormous home with a cozy, intimate feeling, just a few blocks away from the ski lift and Main street.
Please see notes for suggestions on what to bring on your Red River Vacation to make your stay more comfortable! If Running Bear is already rented during your preferred dates, check out the other fabulous properties by the same owner: The Villa (sleeps 24) and Birds and Bears Retreat (sleeps 16), located on the river.
**4 Wheel Drive/ Chains are highly recommended during winter months. **
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October 19, 2020 - Website
All friendly and professionally
All friendly and professionally. An absolutely amazing property for a large family reunion. Spacious, two refrigerators, plenary of seating at mealtime, every bedroom had a bathroom and a balcony, and a beautiful back area on the river. We will be back...all 25 of us!
December 30, 2019 - Website
Very satisfied Very satisfied
August 16, 2019 - Website
It was a pleasure to work with you
It was a pleasure to work with you. Everyone wants to come again
Tori Karm was a great help! She was kind and very knowledgable of the property and other details for our stay
Tori Karm was a great help! She was kind and very knowledgable of the property and other details for our stay. Overall, the stay in house was great. Felt like home while we were there. Very clean inside the house upon arrival.
Best place to stay in Red River! Lots of space to park and great location!
Best place to stay in Red River! Lots of space to park and great location! Best place to stay in Red River! Lots of space to park and great location!
Red River Real Estate is the best
Red River Real Estate is the best. The staff was very helpful in the check in and check out and when ever i needed help. awesome people Our stay with you all was the best. can't wait to go back.
February 13, 2017 - Website
This is the best team out there
this is the best team out there. they are willing to help you out no matter what. the only thing I would like to see is that we can use the garage. especially when we are on the motorcycles and it is raining it is nice to get the bikes out of the rain.
December 28, 2016 - Website
Team was AWESOME and very helpful/knowledgeable
Team was AWESOME and very helpful/knowledgeable. They knew who we were, our circumstances etc. and responded quickly to our needs and questions. Had a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and enjoyed our stay in Red River at this large property very much.
August 23, 2016 - Website
January 1, 2016 - Website
All of the members of your team were very friendly and willing to help
All of the members of your team were very friendly and willing to help. I was very pleased with your team. This property was great! Great location, size, and "homey".
October 12, 2015 - Website
October 9, 2015 - Website
Great !! This was our second year; and plan to come back next year. When we figure out our dates ;will contact you .
December 5, 2014 - Website
The entire team was great
The entire team was great...from my first inquiry on the property until check-out. They answered every question, made sure we had everything we needed, and were so friendly and welcoming. Thanks so much! Our family of 16 loved every minute. The house was perfect for us, location was great, and we loved being so close to the river. Deer even stopped by to visit! Perfection!
October 16, 2014 - Website
August 14, 2014 - Website