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Taos, New Mexico
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We initially chose Sweetwater because of its proximity to the Texas Creek off-highway vehicle trails. We found that it had a lot more to offer. The Arkansas River runs through the property and affords unsurpassed views and sounds. A perfect place to relax after a hard day on the trails. The owners make you feel welcome and comfortable.

Thank rjmckneely
Parker, Colorado
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Not as great as all the reviews:( We had planned on 4 people and ended up with 2 kids and 2 dogs extra one night so they made us rent a tent area because they said they would have to charge us $40 extra (ended up charging us $35 ). This part of the Arkansas river was filled with soot...

Thank rae1191
Loveland, Colorado
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We found Sweetwater River Ranch to be a nice place to relax and unwind. It is small/cozy and the campers there were all pleasant and quiet. The problem that we encountered was the proximity to the Highway where there is a steady stream of traffic (car and semi trucks) all day and night. This is no fault of the owners,...

Thank Jill W
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We love Sweetwater! We were just there this weekend for the second time and have had amazing experiences every time. The owners, Dave and Joanie are great people and you can tell they love their business. They go above and beyond and are very attentive. Dave always helps our group unload our canoes and even helps us prep them for...

Thank Tabitha F
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Best to stay during the week as the weekends can be busy. All of the RV spots are just a few feet from the Arkansas River, and I mean a few feet away. Greeted by friendly owner, Dave. We stayed in RV Site 9 with full hook ups. Enjoyed the stay for two nights. If you enjoy just sitting back...

Thank Esc_CA_native
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Last week my boyfriend and I were in Colorado and someone recommended to us the sweetwater River ranch and I'm so glad they did! It was peaceful and safe. Staying by the river was so nice and quiet. We absolutely loved it! Best part-clean showers, clean bathroom. Very kind people.

Thank Kaley W
Cortez, Colorado
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The Sweetwater River Ranch is just that SWEET!!! Whether you are camping or in the motel, we always have a great time. We have heard the cabins are wonderful too. Dave & Joanie are lovely hosts and will go out of their way to make sure you have a great time riverfront!!! Would highly recommend Sweetwater & will stay again...

Thank tamokeefe
Pueblo, Colorado
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Two weeks ago we reserved an rv full hook-up site for two nights beginning this Friday. The Hayden Pass fire,not far from the area, started shortly after that. We waited a week, but the fire was still active and only a few miles from the campground. On Monday we called to cancel due to the fire and not wanting to...

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying this place has a fabulous view of the river but that is the only nice thing I can say. The host at this park is terrible. He will come by every hour and micromanage every aspect of your stay. We arrived on a Sunday and was greeted by a wildfire that was several miles away....

Thank Philip I
Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Been here twice in the last couple of months. Each time a great experience. Perfect location, beautiful spot right by the river, and great hosts. The individual spots for rv's are really good, and provided a nice amount of shade. Facilities are clean. What more could you want!

Thank janet s

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sweetwater is a tiny, family-owned motel/cabins/RV sites on the banks of the Arkansas River in central Colorado's Sangre de Cristo mountains. Guests choose Sweetwater to escape, relax, and renew. It is simple, rustic, friendly, and charming. Guests become friends and join a community of people who enjoy relaxing next to the river. The pictures tell the story. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sweetwater River Ranch

Address: 24871 US Hwy 50 W, Texas Creek, Cotopaxi, CO 81223
Region: United States > Colorado > Cotopaxi
Price Range: $93 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Sweetwater River Ranch Cotopaxi, Colorado
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“Most rv sites are riverview and tent sites across the river. Be aware of traffic noise!!”
 of 5 bubbles rae1191, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Any RV site in the first row is right on the river.”
 of 5 bubbles Esc_CA_native, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The motel rooms are good but there are also basic camp cabins and primitive pioneer cabins for the adventurous.”
 of 5 bubbles fiberopnw, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
“You won't spend much time in your room as there is so much to explore in the area but rent a cabin facing the river for a romantic weekend.”
 of 5 bubbles pls681, 20 Sep 2014 | Read review
“go down the street to the KOA - way better value for the same money”
 of 5 bubbles jennifersS1809ZS, 2 Sep 2014 | Read review
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