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About our Lodge

The Great Sand Dunes Lodge, located at the entrance of the Great Sand Dunes National Park, nestles at the foothills of the Front Range of the Rockies. Set at an altitude of 8100 feet, its backyard, facing the Sangre de Christo, is filled with pinion pines on the sloping range that gradually rises up to the majestic 14,000 ft peaks.

A hiker’s paradise, pristine lakes reward the efforts of those who make it to the top. To the West lies the vast expanse of the San Luis Valley “where the buffaloes roam, and the deer and the antelope play.” Beyond it in the distant horizon are the San Juan Mountains. Sitting out on the patio facing west, spectacular sunsets lure the amateur and professional photographer alike. However, the main attraction here is still the ever present Great Sand Dunes that look like a painting with the backdrop of mountains with jagged peaks.

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The lodge is a favorite spot for photographers, hikers, bikers, and stargazers.

At the lodge, we have three types of rooms to suit your needs – the Standard, the Deluxe and the Deluxe Plus rooms. You can park right in front of your room. Friendly staff are around to suggest local attractions or help plan your route. The weather and Park programs are updated and posted daily for your convenience. We serve hot beverages in the morning and at other times upon request. A continental breakfast is served in March, April, and October when the local Oasis restaurant is closed.

Relax in your room after a day of exploring the Great Sand Dunes and other attractions in the San Luis Valley, or simply sit out on your patio and watch the brilliant sunsets while hummingbirds entertain you in the summer months.

Have a picnic lunch or cookout in the gas grills and enjoy the fabulous view after a day at the Dunes!

Unwinding in our heated indoor pool is the perfect end to a perfect day.