First Inn | Pagosa Springs Hotel

Welcome to the First Inn of Pagosa Springs

The First Inn has been in operation since 1993. We invite you to enjoy a lovely stay along the San Juan River at the First Inn. We have had wonderful guests from around the world make themselves at home here. With beautiful lakes behind us and incredible mountains all around us, it brings us great pleasure to meet you and be part of your adventure here in Pagosa Springs Colorado!

We are located near the junction of Highways 84 and 160. Blue ribbon river fishing, rafting and hot air ballooning await you. Our gazebo and cook out facilities are located out our back door next to the mile long city parks river walk. Visit to ski “The Most Snow in Colorado” at Wolf Creek Ski Area, which averages an amazing 465 inches of annual snowfall! Enjoy soaking in the Pagosa Hot Springs and Naturally Hot Therapeutic Mineral Pools. Pagosa Springs happens to be home to the deepest hot springs in the world!

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First Inn Rooms

The First Inn of Pagosa takes pride in great service for a great value. So if you’re in Pagosa Springs, CO for the local activities, an upcoming event, or just passing through, we will provide top-quality lodging for you and your family. Our rooms are both comfortable and affordable.

Here is a list of some popular amenities:
Air Conditioning
Hot tub
Swedish Style Dry Sauna
Free Continental Breakfast 7AM to 9:30AM
Coffee maker, Microwave and Small fridge
On-site Guest Laundry
Free Wi-Fi and Phone Calls
Gazeebo and Charcoal Grills
In-room Cable TV with 26 full basic cable channels plus HBO, ESPN and Disney

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Close to First Inn

Just minutes from the First Inn is the San Juan River with exceptional fishing, rafting, and kayaking. There are many trailheads that surround Pagosa Springs for biking, hiking, and even off-roading. And for those snowy winter months you can enjoy snowmobiling, snowboarding, skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing.

Attractions in and around Pagosa Springs:
San Juan National Forest
Wolf Creek Ski Area
The Hot Springs
Great Sand Dunes
Mesa Verde
Penitente Canyon
Chimney Rock Archaeological Site
Navajo Lake

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Directions to the First Inn

The First Inn of Pagosa is located along the banks of the San Juan River and in downtown Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

Directions to the First Inn from the West: From Durango, CO take Hwy 160 East about 60 miles into and a couple blocks past downtown Pagosa Springs.

Directions to The First Inn from the North: Follow US Hwy 285North/Hwy 84 for about 2 hours from Santa Fe, New Mexico. At Chama, New Mexico turn left onto Hwy 84 about 45 minutes to junction of Hwy 84 and Hwy 160. Turn left on Hwy 160 and we are the first motel on the right.

Airport: We have one airport in Pagosa Springs, Stevens Field. The airport is capable of handling aircraft up to 16,000 pounds.

First Inn Location

260 E Pagosa St, Pagosa Springs, Colorado 81147

Use the map below to find us on your phone or GPS. Feel free to call us at 970-264-4161 for more information. You can also email us at frontdesk@firstinn.com or visit us on Facebook.

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About Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs enjoys a moderate four-season climate, plus 300 sunny days per year and very little wind. The Spring and Summer seasons are cool and comfortable. The annual precipitation is 18 inches.

In the Summer, waterski and fish on Navajo Lake, an un-crowded 31 miles of water stretching into New Mexico or discover the mystique of the Southwest Native American culture at Chimney Rock, an ancient archaeological site. Soak and enjoy in the Pagosa Hot Springs and Naturally Hot Therapeutic Mineral Pools. Mesa Verde and the Great Sand Dunes National Park are each just 90 minutes away. Ask our front desk about other wonderful activities in the area!


“Excellent people, cleanliness and value! The front desk people were knowledgeable and personable and always greeted you when you came in like you were home. I will definitely be back and I will recommend this to everyone who is going to Pagosa!” – Colorado Trip Advisor member review

“There is a dry sauna and hot tub, great for kids and for after a day of skiing at Wolf Creek, which received 124″ of snow in seven days just before I arrived.” – Telluride, Colorado Trip Advisor member review

“A+ Great Stay Great Value! The feeling I got at the Inn was a kind of ‘my house is your house’ mood. First Inn you’ve got my stamp of approval, thanks for the nice visit!”
— Tripadvisor.com member review