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Needle Mountain Chalet - Close to the Durango Mountain Resort

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Needle Mountain Chalet is nestled near the Hermosa Cliffs off of Highway 550.

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Last updated: 09/17/2014
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  • Pets considered:Yes
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Private Homes house description

Welcome to our home, Needle Mountain Chalet. We are located in one of Colorado’s most beautiful valleys about two and one half miles from the Durango Mountain Resort and Purgatory ski slopes.

At 8900 feet elevation, Needle Mountain Chalet is situated on five acres covered with Aspen trees and Colorado Blue Spruce. With easy access to Highway 550, the Chalet is an all season vacation home where the roads are always plowed which makes for an easy 5 minute drive to the ski slopes.

Our home is large and accommodating. The Chalet is approximately 4,000 square feet with three bedrooms and three baths. We can easily sleep ten people. The views from our home from every window and both spacious decks are spectacular.

The Needle Mountain Range, which rises to over 14,000 feet elevation, forms the eastern wall of the valley, and the finely chiseled Hermosa Cliffs rise in back of the Chalet on the west side. The Needle and West Needle ranges provide a veritable feast to the eyes. Towering 6,000 feet above the valley floor, they dominate the view from the master bedroom, main living room, loft living room, dining room, and front deck.

Regardless of season or time of day, the vision is always changing and very dramatic at times. The back of the house faces the Hermosa Cliffs where the magnificent Castle Rock rises almost 2,000 feet above the Chalet.

The majestic rise of the cliffs is breathtaking when viewed from the back patio, loft living room, upper level and main level bedrooms, and especially the deck adjoining the upper level bedroom. And the views are equally spectacular when hiking our 5 acre lot of aspen trees and spruce and the one mile loop around the neighborhood.

The Chalet has a large living and dining area. The kitchen is one that a professional cook would love and feel at home with. We can easily seat fourteen in the dining room, but have dishes for 25. The pantry is stocked with many basics so that guests do not have to reinvent the wheel on their stay here. There are two large ovens and an oven/warming drawer to keep meals hot. In addition, we offer personal chef services as well as daily cleaning and baby sitting services. If you wish to have the kitchen stocked with your fresh items, we can provide that service as well.

The decks have wonderful seating with patio heaters to keep you snug and warm. If you are coming in from a long day on the ski slopes slip outside and relax in the hot tub on our large deck. The hot tub is kept heated for our guests and is spotless clean. The view is of the Hermosa Cliffs - specifically Castle Peak.

The garages accommodate a total of three vehicles and guests have the use of our garage door openers. There is also some covered parking for parties with more than three cars. In the winter time make sure you either have a four wheel drive or chains for your tires. We get a lot of snow at 8,900 feet.

The office is available for the use of our guests. We have wired internet access and wireless internet access that is available throughout the house. The phone service includes unlimited long distance calling throughout the USA as well, so if this needs to be a working vacation, you will have all you need.

The Durango winters can be cold on the mountain. The Chalet has heated floors and central heat that also has an air cleaner and humidifier. There is also a backup generator in case the power goes out – which can occasionally occur on the mountain. The generator automatically turns on if the power goes out to keep our guests warm and comfortable.

We have two 60 gallon hot water heaters that are in tandem, so hot water is unlimited.

Our home is dog friendly, and we welcome your pets as a member of the family. A dog bed is provided in the laundry room along with a gate that can be used to secure your pet in the laundry room. There are also watering and food dishes for your pet.

But more than anything, you will enjoy and be awe struck with the fantastic views from every one of the many windows in the house and the immediate access to skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, golfing, and numerous other outdoor activities. A favorite activity is sitting on the decks admiring the beauty with the heaters on if it cold and then, of course, if you are coming in from a long day of skiing there is the long soak in the hot tub off the back deck.

After a long but wonderful day on the ski slopes or the hiking trail or the golf course---or just sightseeing or riding the narrow gauge railroad or shopping in Durango--- get away from the crowds and congestion and enjoy the essence and solitude of the Rockies. The Chalet is truly Rocky Mountain High. So come and stay a spell.



Keywords: Private Home Owner Managed

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 3400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Kids will love running through the Aspen Grove. We have been told that kids hate to leave here. There is so much to do....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            The laundry room is equipped with a pet bed, baby gate, and bowls for food and water....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Please do not smoke inside the house....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

          • Convertible bed(s)

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Master bedroom has king bed, sofa, reading chair, fireplace...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            Mini master has king bed, reading chair and fireplace...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            Loft bedroom has queen bed and it's own deck...moreless

          • King size beds (1) In the master bedroom and the second master., Queen size Beds (1) The upstairs guest room has a queen bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The sofas convert into sofa beds. They are a full size. There are two....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

            Master Bath has large shower, soaker tub and heated floors...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            This bathroom has walk in shower...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

            This bathroom is the insuite bathroom for loft bedroom...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            The pantry is stocked with basics, flour, sugar, etc. as well as many spices, oils and vinegars. Check in the pantry before you do major grocery shopping....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Professional kitchen completely stocked with cooking utensils. Dishes to feed 25. Glassware and barware. Pantry stocked with staples, spices, etc....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            The kitchen has plenty of pots, pans and cutlery to prepare large meels. There is also a wealth of serving pieces to present your meal....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            There is an additional refrigerator in the laundry room off the kitchen. You have a total of two ice makers and two refrigerators....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            There are dishes and flatware to serve 25. There are loads of serving pieces as well as serving flatware....moreless

          • Dining:

            The dining room is large and has vistas that are amazing from every window. We can easily seat fourteen....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            Can stock the house with your fresh foods. Also provide personal chef. All for additional fee....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            One dishwasher currently. We will add an additional one by prep sink during the mud season....moreless

          • Oven:

            There are two full size ovens and a warming drawer/oven that heats up to 400 degrees....moreless

          • Toaster:

            There is a good size toaster oven as well as a standard toaster....moreless

          • Microwave:

            The is one microwave in the kitchen....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            The coffee maker is in the kitchen...moreless

          • Stove:

            The stove is a gas stove. ...moreless

          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 14 people

          Amenities

          • Wood Fireplace:

            The fireplace in the living room is a wood burning fireplace with a lighter stick. There is loads of firewood in the main garage. Burn all you want....moreless

          • Heating:

            We have forced heat with four thermostats so you can program various rooms to be at whatever temperature you desire. Floors are also heated....moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            The master and second master have gas fire places along with flat screen TV's. Gas fireplaces are operated with a wall switch....moreless

          • Living Room:

            The living room has loads of seating, a wood burning fireplace, flat screen TV. The views from the living room are amazing....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            There is a laundry room on the main floor with washer and dryer. Laundry soap and fabric softner provided....moreless

          • Garage:

            There are a total of two garage bays available for parking and a covered area for another two other cars....moreless

          • Parking:

            There is garage parking as well as parking in the drive way to hold several cars....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            There is a dryer in the laundry room available for your use....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            The drive way is long enough to accomodate several vehicles....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            The drive way can accomocate an RV/Boat/Trailer....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            You will never run out of clean linens....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            You will never run out of clean towels...moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            For two autos....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Heated floors, humidifier, forced air heat, in the winter. The house stays very warm and cozy. In the summer open the windows and enjoy the cool breezes. The mountain and cliff views are absolutely breath taking. There are patio heaters outside if you get cool. There is also a fire pit in the back yard and tons of fire wood at your disposal. The hot tub seats six at a time and is a part of our large deck we are adding in the summer of 2011. If you are a 2012 skier you will love coming home and having a long soak in the tub. It will be warmed for your stay by our house manager....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (4) There are two large screen TV's. One in the living room and one in the loft. Both are connected to the cable. There is a flat screen tv in both the master and second master....moreless

              • Television:

                There are a total of four TV's. One in the living room, loft, master bedroom and mini master....moreless

              • Stereo:

                We have speakers in the living room and dining room that you can adjust....moreless

              • Books:

                Look upstairs in the loft area for books to read....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • VCR

              Communications

              • Broadband Access:

                There is an office with internet hookup as well as wireless internet. There is a printer that you can load the drivers on your computer. It is not very new but works fine....moreless

              • Mobile Phone:

                Cell phone coverage is very good here. Don't forget we have wireless internet and unlimited long distance on the land line....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                There is WiFi available all over the house provided by Qwest. We have never had a problem with it at all. Works great....moreless

              • Telephone:

                There is unlimited long distance for the US provided with the phone service....moreless

              Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                Off the back deck. Your view is of Castle Peak of the Hermosa Cliffs. The view of the stars is magnificiant at night....moreless

              • Jetted Tub:

                The tub is a large soaker tub - very deep and wonderful....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                There is a large deck off the back of the house with dramatic views of the Hermosa Cliffs. There is tons of seating and patio heaters if the evening gets cool. We have recently added a hot tub....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                There is a full herb garden outside the back door. And the flower gardens are beyond beautiful in the summer. There are loads of wild flowers as well....moreless

              • Golf:

                There are several golf courses in the area. Glacier Club has recently become a Club Corp property. Dalton Ranch further south is a public course....moreless

              • Balcony:

                The balcony is off the front of the house with stunning views of the Needle Mountain Range. There is also a balcony off the loft bedroom....moreless

              • Ski & Snowboard:

                Durango Mountain Resort is just two miles north of the house. Ski or snowboard to your heart's desire....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Very clean outdoor gas grill. Just outside the back door....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    The front of the house faces the West Needle Mountain Range and is a million dollar view. Every window has an amazing view. You can also see Castle Peak of the Hermosa Cliffs. Amazing....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hiking
                  • Rafting
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Antiquing
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Walking
                  • Water Tubing
                   

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                  May 21 - Aug 31 .. $550/night .. $600/night weekends
                  Sep 01 - Oct 15 .. $400/night .. $450/night weekends
                  Oct 16 - Dec 14 - $350/week nights - $400/weekend nights
                  Dec. 15 - Jan. 1 550 /nt. 600/weekend - holidays at holiday rate
                  Jan 2 -  March 30 - $400 week nights - $450 weekend nights
                  March 31 - May 20 - $350/week nights - $400 weekend nights
                  Holidays $700/three night minimum - includes spring break
                  Weekly, monthly and event rates available.  Cleaning fee $235 per stay.  Pets $150
                  

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                  Last updated: 09/17/2014
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                  Location

                  40 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Durango/La Plata County Airport
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Durango - Silverton Narrow Gauge Train
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Hwy 550
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  The Old Schoolhouse
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Durango Mountain Resort
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Glacier Club
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  The Old Schoolhouse

                  Car: Necessary

                  In addition to its quick access to one of the finest ski resorts in the Rockies, the Chalet is located a quarter mile from the trailhead of the beautiful Elbert Creek Trail which stretches 9.9 miles into the San Juan Mountains and is a good challenge for accomplished hikers.

                  The initial portion of the trail is a relatively easy and scenic trail for less strenuous hiking or snowshoeing. Numerous other excellent hiking trails are within 5 to 20 miles north of the Chalet as you travel Highway 550 over Coal Bank Pass and Molas Pass on the way to Silverton. And for golfers, there are about half a dozen courses located within about 25 miles of the Needle Mountain Chal

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  About the owner: Hello, we are Sue and Royce Holland from Dallas, Texas. We love Durango and decided to purchase a second home here in 2008. We are out of town, about 24 miles from downtown Durango. Our home is at 8,900 feet altitude on five acres of aspen trees. It is beautiful. There is lots of wildlife around the house which is fun to watch. And we just are away from it all. The ski resort is 2 1/2 miles north of the house, so its a quick trip in the winter time. There are a few restaurants that are within a mile or two from the house as well. The views are second to none. We love spending the early part of the evening watching the sun set. We love our home and hope you will too. Sue Holland

                  Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
                  My husband is all about the view. And the view of the Needle Mountains and the Hermosa Cliffs are amazing.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  There is a fire pit out back with beautiful view of the Needle Mountain range and the Hermosa Cliffs. The Cliffs rise dramatically behind the house. It is an amazing sight. Enjoy the hot tub off the large deck.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Needle Mountain Chalet is nestled near the Hermosa Cliffs off of Highway 550.

                    Needle Mountain Chalet is nestled near the Hermosa Cliffs off of Highway 550.

                  • The spring to  fall flowers around the house are breath taking.

                    The spring to fall flowers around the house are breath taking.

                  • The kitchen has been recently upgraded and can accomodate several cooks.

                    The kitchen has been recently upgraded and can accomodate several cooks.

                  • The great room is large and comfortable.

                    The great room is large and comfortable.

                  • The master suite is large with a couch, chair, fire place and flat screen TV.

                    The master suite is large with a couch, chair, fire place and flat screen TV.

                  • The soaker tub is deep and wonderful.

                    The soaker tub is deep and wonderful.

                  • The second master has a king size bed, fire place, flat screen TV and chair.

                    The second master has a king size bed, fire place, flat screen TV and chair.

                  • The loft has a flat screen tv and views of Castle Peak and the Aspen Grove.

                    The loft has a flat screen tv and views of Castle Peak and the Aspen Grove.

                  • The back deck has recently been redone with added seating and a hot tub.

                    The back deck has recently been redone with added seating and a hot tub.

                  • View from the Living Room of the Needle Mountain Range.

                    View from the Living Room of the Needle Mountain Range.

                  • Fire pit with great view of Missionary Ridge. There is tons of firewood.

                    Fire pit with great view of Missionary Ridge. There is tons of firewood.

                  • We have loads of hummingbirds and they are fun to watch.

                    We have loads of hummingbirds and they are fun to watch.

                  • The Needle Mountain Range from the Living Room at Sunset

                    The Needle Mountain Range from the Living Room at Sunset

                  • The Needle Mountain Range from the Living Room/Deck Fall 2008

                    The Needle Mountain Range from the Living Room/Deck Fall 2008

                  • The kitchen with views of the back yard. A very clean gas grill as well.

                    The kitchen with views of the back yard. A very clean gas grill as well.

                  • The dining room is large, can seat up to 14 and has views from every window.

                    The dining room is large, can seat up to 14 and has views from every window.

                  • The master bedroom is spacious and cozy.

                    The master bedroom is spacious and cozy.

                  • The newly remodeled master bath has a shower for two with heated tile floors.

                    The newly remodeled master bath has a shower for two with heated tile floors.

                  • The loft bedroom has it's on balcony with chairs, queen bed, chair and bathroom.

                    The loft bedroom has it's on balcony with chairs, queen bed, chair and bathroom.

                  • Hang out in the back yard by the fire pit and roast marshmellows.

                    Hang out in the back yard by the fire pit and roast marshmellows.

                  • The front deck views are of the Needle Mountain Range. Has 2 patio heaters.

                    The front deck views are of the Needle Mountain Range. Has 2 patio heaters.

                  • There is lots of wildlife to watch from the house. This is a red tailed hawk.

                    There is lots of wildlife to watch from the house. This is a red tailed hawk.

                  • Double rainbow over Missionary Ridge taken from the front deck.

                    Double rainbow over Missionary Ridge taken from the front deck.

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