Welcome to the Great Sand Dunes Lodge

Come and enjoy the peace and serenity of the Great Sand Dunes National Park at the Great Sand Dunes Lodge. Relax at the foot of the majestic Sangre De Cristo mountain range during your stay at our Colorado lodge at the entrance of the National Park.

At the Lodge you’ll enjoy outstanding views of 14,000 foot peaks, the wide expanse of the spectacular San Luis Valley, and the ever-changing magic of the Great Sand Dunes.

The lodge is also a perfect place for family reunions and vacation with friends. We are close to a variety of attractions that are sure to please everyone in the group.

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Some of the activities at and nearby the Lodge include:

  • Hiking the dunes and exploring the fabulous Zapata Falls
  • Soaking and relaxing in hot springs
  • Exploring numerous hiking trails and string of lakes
  • A Photographer’s paradise with the play of light and shadow on the dunes and brilliant sunsets
  • Click here for more to do around the San Luis Valley

Enjoy comfortable rooms featuring patios overlooking the Great Sand Dunes, high definition satellite TV, wireless internet (not reliable), microwave and refrigerator. Amenities include a heated indoor pool and gas grills for families wanting to cook out. There is a restaurant within walking distance which is open from May through September.





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To use this magnificent equipment is by first come first serve. There are three (3) Telescope available for Rent with Renting Agreement signed by Guest.
The cost for Rent is $20.00 per day by credit card.

To the moon and back. You get dual purpose telescope capable of viewing both mountain landscapes and the night sky. You can view bright, clear images of the moon, planets, and see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn.

Book in advance by email : gsdlodge@hotmail.com OR call : 719-378-2900
(Telescope must stay on the Lodge property)



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Now we are renting sand boards and sand sleds to GREAT SAND DUNES LODGE GUESTS ONLY.


Sand boards and sand sleds are not allowed on the dune field if the dunes are wet. No refund if the weather turns bad after the sand boards and sand sleds have been rented. You must read and sign a contract. Driver’s license or picture ID is required.

Rental Policy: Board and Sleds rental per day (Pick up and drop off same day)