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4 BR+Queen Loft/3 BA Secluded Mountain Retreat Near Purgatory

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view of rear deck from below the house, early spring


Last updated: 02/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Private Homes house description

Lake Purgatory house is a 4 bedroom plus queen loft home located in the secluded Lake Purgatory subdivision, approximately 2 miles from Durango Mountain Resort at Purgatory. It is located off of Highway 550 about 24 miles north of Durango, midway between Durango and Silverton, Colorado. The house, which borders on the San Juan National Forest, sits on one acre of secluded land with no neighboring houses in sight, giving you the ultimate in seclusion and privacy. At 3300 square feet in size, the house sleeps 10 in beds easily, and it can accommodate larger groups via the use of a queen futon and two queen sofa sleepers.

This house truly sits in a winter wonderland of seclusion, yet you are only a ten minute drive to the slopes of Purgatory. Purgatory is one of the premier family ski resorts in Southwest Colorado, and it is easily accessible from Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. In the summer, any number of activities can be enjoyed within minutes of the house, including world class hiking, biking, fishing, rafting, and jeeping. In addition, base activities at Durango Mountain resort are wonderful for families traveling with children. The historic town of Durango is less than 30 minutes away, and the most scenic parts of Colorado are at your doorstep.

Amenities at this home include a hot tub, a wonderful wrap around deck with amazing views of the starlit mountain skies, direct tv, sound system, dvd/vhs, three flat screen televisions, wireless internet, custom furnishings, a fully stocked kitchen, and a stunning overlook just minutes south of the home on foot (much more easily accessed in the summer!). There are two full living areas in the house, and a third game area is located in the queen loft. Three of the bedrooms have a king size bed, while the fourth bedroom has a single over double bunk bed perfect for kids. The master suite is truly amazing with a wonderful master bath, which includes a Jacuzzi tub and a large shower with his and hers shower heads. Come join us at our mountain retreat! You'll be back to see us again!

Please remember that if you are visiting in winter, you will need a four wheel drive vehicle or at least a two wheel drive with chains.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Must clear with owner first. Exclusions do exist....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 10-15

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Large master suite upstairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    upstairs guest bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    downstairs guest room with french doors to a porch...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 bunk bed

    twin over double bunk bed in downstairs kids' room...moreless

  • Loft: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    loft with queen bed and queen futon....moreless

  • Upstairs there is a large master suite with a king bed, a guest room with a king bed, and a loft with a queen bed and a queen futon. There is also a queen sleeper sofa in the upstairs living area. Downstairs there is a guest room with a king bed, a kids' room with a twin over double bunk bed, and a queen sleeper sofa. All linens are provided and are of high quality. The beds are all new mattresses and very comfortable. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    large master bath with double headed shower ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    downstairs bathroom...moreless

  • Downstairs, there is a full bathroom that serves the main living quarters. This is newly remodeled and is seen in the house photographs. Upstairs, there is a full guest bathroom that is nicely appointed. In the master suite upstairs, there is a large, fully tiled bathroom with a his and hers shower and Jacuzzi tub. This bath is also seen in the house photographs....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    three flat screen tv's...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    In floor radiant heating system....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    The remove nature of the house creates some difficulties with the internet at times. The goal of this house is to get away, but we do try to keep the internet service working well. It is a DSL line....moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Jetted Tub


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring/Early Summer 2015
Mar 23 - Jun 26, 2015
3 night min stay
Peak Summer
Jun 27 - Aug 16, 2015
4 night min stay
Late Summer/Fall
Aug 17 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
Holiday Season
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $200 + tax
  • Pet Fee $75
  • Tax Rate 9%


We accept cash, checks, and credit cards (Mastercard/Visa). Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Confirmation of a reservation requires a 50% deposit at the time of booking. The remainder of the rental rate is due 60 days prior to arrival for holidays and peak summer seasons. The remainder is due 30 days prior the rest of the year. Late cancellation penalties do apply.

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Last updated: 02/22/2015
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Durango La Plata
25 Miles
Nearest Train
Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Highway 550
2.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory)

Durango Colorado is located in the San Juan Mountains in Southwest Colorado. Our home is located in the back of a mountain subdivision on a cul-de-sac with no other homes currently nearby. We back up to the national forest. Our house is about 25 miles north of downtown Durango and about 25 miles south of Silverton just off of US Highway 550. We are a couple of miles from the Durango Mountain Resort.

Please go to or for information about the area. This home offers something for everyone in the summer and winter months alike. In the winter, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and ice hill tubing are all very close by. Several outfitters run snowmobile tours and horseback rides in the area. In the summer, fishing, hiking, jeeping, 4 wheeling, rafting, horseback riding, and scenic driving are all readily available. We particularly enjoy renting 4 wheelers in Silverton and cruising the Alpine Loop. The hiking in the area is amazing. The Durango train (DSNGRR) is a blast, especially for kids. The fall months offer some amazing views as the Aspens usually put on their show in late September and early October. Mesa Verde is an easy day trip away, so if you are here in the summer, go spend a full day there with a guide if possible.

Durango itself is a wonderful all season town with great restaurants. We particularly enjoy Ken and Sues, Seasons (book their wine room), Cosmo, East by Southwest, Mahogany Grill, Steamworks brewery, and Carver's Brewery. The Sow's Ear is a couple of miles from the house near the ski resort and it is usually very good. The Olde Schoolhouse Pizza restaurant is about 4 miles down mountain from the house and it's usually very good (it can be inconsistent at times).


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2007

About: My wife and I live in Texas with our two children. Several years ago, we decided we would rather enjoy our investment rather than watch it go up and down on the computer as the stock market rose and fall. So, here we are! We loved Durango and the Purgatory ski resort, so we purchased this home and have been here a ton since. We've had many friends, family members, and renters all stay here and love it as much as we do. This home is truly secluded and allows you to totally unplug and relax. We wish we could live here!

Why Private Homes:
Durango, Colorado is in one of the most amazing areas of the country for scenery and activities. We enjoy hiking, fishing, jeeping, rafting, biking, skiing, and sitting on the deck and relaxing. All of those things can be found in abundance in this area. In addition, the town of Durango is wonderful, with great restaurants and people, making this region a perfect all around location for summer and winter fun.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Most of the homes in this area for rent are nice and offer a great place to stay in a great location. We have been in several of the rental homes in the area, and ours is much more comfortable and nicely furnished than most. However, the main virtue of this house is true seclusion. This house is absolutely a great way to 'get away from it all'. This house is at the back of the development, surrounded by National Forest and undeveloped land on all sides. There isn't a sound other than wildlife and yourself. The quality of the home itself, its comfortable furnishings, and absolute tranquility are the unique benefits of our home. The downside for some people when it comes to the remote nature of the home is that internet service can be difficult at times, and the road itself in winter requires four wheel drive vehicles and possibly chains as well. We obviously love the seclusion, however, and know you will too.

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  • view of rear deck from below the house, early spring

    view of rear deck from below the house, early spring

  • rear deck and fire pit

    rear deck and fire pit

  • deck view of national forest

    deck view of national forest

  • view from overlook of electra lake, 5 minute walk, picnic table and fireplace

    view from overlook of electra lake, 5 minute walk, picnic table and fireplace

  • Entry


  • kitchen


  • downstairs bathroom

    downstairs bathroom

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • Jacuzzi tub

    Jacuzzi tub

  • third king bedroom

    third king bedroom

  • kids' bunk room

    kids' bunk room

  • upstairs den

    upstairs den

  • house from driveway

    house from driveway

  • deck view of national forest

    deck view of national forest

  • deck and hot tub in winter

    deck and hot tub in winter

  • perfect spot for a picnic

    perfect spot for a picnic

  • Entry


  • View up to loft

    View up to loft

  • downstairs bathroom

    downstairs bathroom

  • master bathroom

    master bathroom

  • second king bedroom

    second king bedroom

  • loft queen bed

    loft queen bed

  • upstairs den

    upstairs den

  • loft futon

    loft futon

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