2 Best Hotels in Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes Lodge

$$ | 7900 Hwy. 150 N, Mosca, CO, 81146, USA

Located right at the entrance of the park, behind the Oasis, this simple lodge offers clean, comfortable rooms with patios that feature great views of the dunes and mountains. Two rooms also have a refrigerator, microwave, and private grill. A stationary RV with a private deck is available for overnight stays behind the lodge. There's a minimum two-night stay on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. All rooms are nonsmoking.

Pros

  • Closest hotel rooms to the dunes
  • Great views

Cons

  • With the exception of the nearby Oasis Cafe, the nearest restaurants are more than 20 miles away
7900 Hwy. 150 N, Mosca, CO, 81146, USA
719-378–2900
hotel Details
19 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Nov.–Feb., Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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Zapata Ranch

$$$$ | 5305 State Hwy. 150, Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO, 81146, USA

Part of a 103,000-acre working cattle and bison ranch owned by the Nature Conservancy, the Zapata Ranch is focused mainly on all-inclusive, weeklong stays, during which guests learn about bison, land conservation, and renewable ranching practices, and participate in ranch activities (including branding cattle and mending fences). The ranch also offers overnight rooms booked within a month of the stay depending on availability. Rates include all meals and use of the ranch's hiking trails and seasonal programs like the crane migration photo workshop in March.

Pros

  • Beautiful setting among mature cottonwoods
  • Historic lodge buildings
  • Terrific restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating

Cons

  • Much pricier than other area accommodations
  • Limited capacity (the ranch rents only those rooms that aren't reserved for guest ranch visitors)
5305 State Hwy. 150, Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO, 81146, USA
719-378–2356
hotel Details
15 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive, Credit cards accepted

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