Visitors and residents alike come to Pagosa Springs, Colorado to refresh, restore, and reconnect. Due to a combination of desert plateau and Rock Mountain location, Pagosa Springs boasts a mild climate that is perfect for building timber frame homes. It only makes sense that San Juan Timberwrights, a timber frame construction company, is located in nearby Arboles, Colorado.
San Juan Timberwrights has been custom building timber frame homes for Pagosa Springs current and prospective residents for over 25-years. Owners Mike McDowell and Doug Wakefield have civil engineering degrees and bring a special combination of creativity, technical knowledge and hands-on expertise to the timber frame construction industry. They also have a shop in Norwood, Colorado and build homes throughout the state including Aspen, Telluride and Durango.
Located in the Upper San Juan Basin, Pagosa Springs is surrounded by 3-million acres of national forest (the San Juan National Forest) and is adjacent to largest contiguous wilderness area in nation, the Weminuche Wilderness Area. It’s location makes it a great place to enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities. They include everything from from natural hot springs, boating (floating and tubing), hiking, hot air ballooning, wildlife viewing, skiing, snowboarding, sleigh rides and ice fishing.
In addition to outdoor adventure, Pagosa is a bustling town with lots of charming shops selling everything from antiques to arts and crafts, candy, furniture and jewelry. It also offer adventure in the form of historic sites including the “Pagosah” hot springs (Southwestern Ute word for “healing waters”).
And if that’s not enough for you, then consider checking out one of the many events and festivals that happen throughout the year. These include the Cinder Bear Express, Pagosa Summer Rodeo Series, Farmers and Flea Market, Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, Annual Cruise a Thong (triathlon designed for not-quite-hardcore athlete), Bloody Mary Showdown and Disc Golf tournaments to name a few.