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Luxury Mountain Cabin - 7th Night Free

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propane fire pit to warm you on cool evening with comfy gliding chairs to relax

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

*****NOTE : 4x4 vehicle necessary for Winter Months****
NOV 1 - APR 1

*** Book ten nights during the open dates in July and you will get one of "7th night free" mentioned in the title... then we will add one more free night for a total of 11 (for the price of 9) ****

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HERE ARE THE DETAILS of our HOME:
Welcome to our mountain side home looking out over Cascade Creek. It was newly remodeled and is waiting for your enjoyment!

You will love the unique placement of our home because it allows you to look upstream for 100 yards of Cascade Creek where you can see multiple falls that run directly at you. The peaceful sound of the rushing water will sooth you as you relax by the fire pit or sit in the new hot tub on our 300 sq ft deck. Occasionally you will see wildlife crossing the creek, too.
We purchased this home because of my husbands desire for artistic inspiration. Mark is an artist, and we love to come here to recharge. 'Keathley' artwork adorns every possible wall in the home. But the outside views are what you will enjoy the most.

The bay windows of the dining area surround our 56 inch round dining table (with a lazy-susan) and also look out over the creek. This will be a place for great moments with your family and intimate conversations to take place as you enjoy the view all around. Even the living room windows on each side of the fireplace look out over the rushing water of Cascade creek. You won't know where to stand and take it all in. Well... yes you will ... the deck is simply amazing! The weather up here at 8800 ft above sea level is 10 - 15 degrees cooler than in Durango just 25 minutes away. I promise, you won't want to leave!

Our cozy living room is furnished with two leather sofas (one is a sleeper with memory foam mattress.) A 55' HDTV and all the channels of entertainment you need hangs on the wall above a cabinet full of books. Besides, did I mention the view from the deck? You won't want to be indoors spring, summer or fall. So grab one of those books and spend some time outside. If it is chilly, you can fire up the glistening fire pit with the turn of the gas valve and the strike of a lighter, or light up the fireplace and warm yourself indoors and watch a dozen automatic timed candles turn on around the living room and stairs. It's a magical place.

Our kitchen is outfitted with new GE appliances and everything you need for the gourmet chef in you. The gas stove and range will make you smile as you cook up something delightful to enjoy on the deck or around the table. You'll find a blender for making margaritas to sip on by the fire, and many other 'necessities' for your use and enjoyment. An 18 quart roaster oven is in the pantry for large soups, turkey, etc., too, and much more. We even have a champion juicer if you so desire.

The bedrooms are upstairs, where you pass a beautiful display of timed candles and lanterns on your way up. To the right you will find a romantic get-a-way in the master Bedroom, complete with a huge window - creek view by day, and twinkling stars at night. A crystal chandelier table lamp will put a soft light on the linen tufted King size bed. Complete with pillow top and memory foam, the bed is so comfy you won't want to get up in the morning and go on any of the amazing adventures all around you. Read some of the reviews... many comment on the wonderful bed.

At the far end of the upstairs hall is another romantic cabin room with red velvet covered Queen bed, Mountain Sheep fur wall hanging, and cozy mountain cabin feel complete with grand art work and Direct TV in these rooms. The sun streams in early and invites you to the great outdoors on this east side.

In the kids bunk room, where four little ones can easily sleep, there is a DVD/TV combo along with cowboy and Indian Artwork and a giant fur bean bag. Bring your favorite DVDs.
Though the house is only 1660 sq ft, is it elegantly appointed and invitingly cozy.

You will be glad the Needles Store is just 3 miles down the road for things you run out of or forgot in Durango! And the Sow's Ear Restaurant is a 4-5 star type joint with a bar and a fun crowd just 2 miles away at the Silver Pick Lodge. There is a lot happening at the Resort up the road (1/2 mile) too, with a pizza joint and a fancy restaurant called 'Purgy's' and lot's of folks. The kids will love the alpine slide and other fun summer things at DMR as well as all the winter activities.

For your small pets, we have a cute little doggie hotel in the living room under the stair way landing. It is made out of wood, and is intended for keeping your pets from roaming at night or bothering you while your eating. Since it is wood, we don't intend it to keep your pet while you leave on an excursion for the day, as they would surely fear being left behind and try to chew out. 2.3x5 feet x 2.2 ft high. We keep our three Maltese in it every night when we are there. There is also a tie/leash outside in the yard, but not intended for 'leaving them' as we do have predators in the area. And we recently bought a 48' wire kennel that we hang in the mud room for our sons large dog. It's there for you to use, if you need it, too.

National forest borders all around. You literally walk down to the creek and get lost for hours as you explore along the creek and hike to the north (Columbine Lake - 30 mins) or hike to the left (south) and see the magnificent Electra Lake (a couple hours) to the south. You'll see all kinds of wildlife if you are looking (Bear, Big horn sheep, Elk, turkey, beavers, Eagles, geese, Deer, mountain lions and more. So much to take in!

Remember - get all 7 nights of a week for the price of 6 (except Christmas and New Years weeks)

*****NOTE: Snow chains and 4 wheel drive are necessary in the winter. The 1.5 mile road is up and down and will have patches of ice. It is plowed as soon as we get snow, so you can get out and in, but it is still icy often.******* Notice the pictures above to see the winter conditions

CREEK UPDATE - Cascade creek provides water to Electra Lake (below us) and is vital for power generation. So many years ago, they channeled water from another stronger stream to our creek thru a huge 'shoot' made out of 2x6's - lined with rubber. Last year, they stopped the strong flow from the other creek to repair the leaks above and below ground. It was turned 'back on' to full flow in May 2015! We are very excited. The best trout fishing hole is right below our house! It may take some time for the trout to find it again, as the creek has been almost dry for 2 years. But they will find it as there are some big trout in the lake just above us.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1660 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old or more...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    bigger children will love exploring the creek below the deck, but know that it is fairly steep and the water currents are swift when the creek is flowing full. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We have small dogs and have built a 'built in' kennel to keep them from wondering at night. there are predators around, so you won't want to let them roam. We do require a pet fee, and approval of your pets....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    2nd Bedroom has Queen Bed, pillow top mattress, down comfort...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Elegant and Romantic Luxury...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

    twin over full bunk with roll away trundle under for 4 ...moreless

  • Roomy Master Bedroom has King pillow top bed, linen covered down comforter plush pillows, recliner, Direct TV and great view. 2nd Bedroom has Queen Bed, pillow top mattress, down comforter, Direct TV and is a small and cozy room. 3rd kids room has cowboy and indian art and TV/ dvd combo - with giant fur bean bag. Even though it is small, it sleeps 4 with the twin over full bunk and roll out trundle each room has room for suitcases in closets, and the master walk in is spacious and easy to spread out it so you aren't living on top of your travel stuff. There is also a cot in the master closet to pull out if you need it. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    elegant master bath with two sinks and large walkin shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    cute and cozy bath with unique 8-9 towel rack ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3

    ...moreless

  • Full sized elegant master bath, normal second bath with extra towel racks, and 1/2 bath downstairs....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Did I mention the fire pit! It is wonderful!

Entertainment

  • Stereo:

    surround sound DVD player in living room if you can figure out how to work the remotes!...moreless

  • Television:

    in every bed room and living room...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Several square blocks of unique shops and restaurants will give you much pleasure as you stroll in amazing sunshine and coolish temperatures. Give yourself at least a day to enjoy downtown Durango....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    You can see Hermosa Cliffs from the back deck. the early morning sun shines on them and glows in the Master Bedroom window where you will have seen tons of stars the night before. ...moreless

  • Resort:

    just a short 2 mile drive to Durango Mountain Resort. Skiing, snow boarding, Sledding, Horse and sleigh rides in the winter... or come in the summer for mountain biking, alpine sledding, and more!...moreless

  • Rural:

    Set in the San Juan National Forrest with wildlife, rock climbing, rock hopping (along the creek) hiking, riding, canoeing on Columbine Lake, fly fishing, etc. You won't need to go anywhere!...moreless

  • Water View:

    You can see the river right below our deck and hear it all day and night. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Cascade Creek is a nice flowing trout stream that has diverted water to fill Electra Lake below us for their power plant. If it is flowing for power it is quite impressive....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    56 inch round table for great conversation, lazy susan, comfy chairs, we have a booster seat for little ones but no high chair. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    NO - we are at 8800 ft. high temps are 85 in the middle of the day and 50 at night (summer temps)...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    propane fired fireplace and aspen and pine logs on the front porch. ...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    hiking the National Forrest!...moreless

  • Garage:

    garage is locked for owners stuff, so there is no garage access....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    forced air, fireplace, a couple of room heaters and a fire pit on the deck....moreless

  • Internet:

    WIFI and wireless printer ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    fine Egyptian cotton sheets, plush blankets and pillows, exquisite decor....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Leather sofas (one is sleeper), super soft velvet pillows, 55' TV, great views, and more ...moreless

  • Parking:

    off street parking for 4 cars. We do have a steep driveway and most park above on the parking lot. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    free long distance...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    yes...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    detergent on site...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    programmable 12 cup with hot water dispenser for hot chocolate. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    everything you need will be here....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    New GE appliances with gas stove and side by side fridge, granite counters, drop down bar lights. It's inspiring! You'll find crock pot, blender, and hopefully everything you need....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    propane...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    some spices / salt / sugar etc are available. Bring your own food, favorite seasonings, and plastic wrap, bags, foil, etc. there may be some left by others, but sometimes it disappears as well....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    new side by side ...moreless

  • Stove:

    propane with middle griddle...moreless

  • Toaster:

    toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    300 sq ft of wonderful!...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Bring your own and explore the beautiful and crystal clear Columbine lake at the beginning of our road. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Landscaped by nature, complete with huge boulders, wildflowers, aspens, fir, and pines with the real occasional critter. No concrete statues here....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Grill...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    A short two mile drive will put you at the lower parking lot at DMR where you can get on the beginner lift with no lift ticket and get a ride to the top where you can buy your ticket and enjoy it all!...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Trimble hot springs is 18 miles down the hill...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    brand new Sundance Edison Hot Tub on the deck. ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Mar 27 - May 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$275
$1,650 $5,625
Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
6 night min stay
$395
$2,350 $8,750
Fall 2015
Sep 1 - Nov 19, 2015
3 night min stay
$295
$1,775
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 20 - Nov 29, 2015
5 night min stay
$395
$2,375
Pre Christmas
Dec 11 - Dec 18, 2015
5 night min stay
$375
Christmas Week
Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,995
New Years Week
Dec 27 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,795
Post New Years
Jan 4 - Jan 17, 2016
5 night min stay
$395
Low Ski Season
Jan 18 - Mar 4, 2016
3 night min stay
$325
Spring Break Weeks
Mar 5 - Mar 21, 2016
6 night min stay
$435
Spring
Mar 22 - May 25, 2016
3 night min stay
$275
$1,650
Summer 2016
May 26 - Aug 31, 2016
5 night min stay
$425
$2,550 $11,111
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$235
$1,350
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $180
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 6.8%

Notes:

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Last updated: 05/01/2015
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Location

  • Nature's Oasis

    "You might think you were in "Whole Foods Market" down in Texas, but wait... there is more ro..."

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  • Steamworks Brewing Company

    "Hoppin' spot for young and old ... to hang out, eat a burger enjoy the atmosphere. "

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  • farmer's market

    "Live music, great food, and interesting people make this farmer's market a thing to do in Du..."

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  • Needles Liquor Store

    "I couldn't figure out how to just put "the Needles Store" .... but yes, there is a liquor s..."

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  • Durango Mountain Resort

    "First Class Skiing, snowboarding, sleigh rides, and more in the winter. Mountain Biking, A..."

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  • Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

    "Kind of expensive ... but you have to do it at least once in your lifetime. You will get to..."

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  • Lime Creek Rd

    "A fun drive near DMR with narrow road and shear drop offs, great photo ops, especially in th..."

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  • Hermosa Park Rd

    "Just another beautiful drive in the mountains! All gravel and windy roads, but what you fin..."

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  • Cascade Creek

    "running through the SJ National forest is a gurgling stream called Cascade Creek. It runs ..."

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  • Zia Taqueria

    "Chipotle Mexican Grill type buritos and salads! To Die For!"

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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Durango
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sow's Ear
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Glacier Club
25 Miles
Nearest Train
Durango Silverton
1.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Hwy 550
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sow's Ear, School house, Village Center Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory)

There is so much to do around here, you will wonder where you will find the time to explore the many sports activities, hiking trails, shops and restaurants of Durango. We are located half way between Durango and Silverton, you can easily do day trips and sight see the area, rent a jeep and go over engineer pass, raft the mighty Animas river, do the alpine sled and mountain biking at the ski resort in the summer, or just sit by the fire pit and listen to the chimes, the train whistle in the afternoon and watch the hummingbirds, eagles, geese, and more. You can hike for hours around the house and head down stream to Electra Lake, or drive a couple miles to the Needles store and do a grand hike over the Hermosa Cliffs. You can see for forty miles up there!

Downtown Durango is a hopping place with great out door restaurants, shops and a few art galleries. And don't forget the day trip of riding the Durango Silverton Train which leaves three times in the morning starting at 8 am... spends a couple hours in Silverton so you can see the old west mining town as it was in the 1800's and then enjoy the ride back to Durango arriving in time for shopping and dinner. What a great day! You will love it all. It truly is the best place on earth! IMHO

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Mark and Bonnie live in Texas near the coast and love the high altitude change. Mark is an artist, and the two of them travel for subject matter and inspiration. Durango and the San Juans are his favorite subject to paint. 'Buying a home here so we could experience Colorado in all her glory' was the next step for thier personal adventure.

Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
It's proximity to the the Ski Resort (2 miles), high altitude climate (8800ft) , and view of Cascade creek (amazing), 2 miles to great restaurant, 2.5 miles to local 'needles store' for things you forgot, and more.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Easy access to the creek for exploring national forest land right out your back door. 5 minutes from the best restaurant around (the Sow's Ear) and easy access to the lower parking ski lift at DMR. Simply park in the lower lot, walk across the street to the beginner lift and catch a free ride up to the ticket area. 30 minutes from Silverton and tons of jeep trails and exploring. Only and hour from Ouray and the million dollar highway! keep going on around to Ridgeway and then back track to Telluride and drive past Ralph Laurens Double R ranch. Ride the free gondola in Telluride to Mountain village for a fun meal and high end shopping. You're an hour and a half from the San Juan River fly fishing - one of the best in the USA - where fish are all around you at all times. So much to see and do. A month wouldn't be enough!


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Photos

  • propane fire pit to warm you on cool evening with comfy gliding chairs to relax

    propane fire pit to warm you on cool evening with comfy gliding chairs to relax

  • Fine & fun dishes lit by antler chandelier over 56' round table for 8 awaits.

    Fine & fun dishes lit by antler chandelier over 56' round table for 8 awaits.

  • comfortable leather sofas and chair with super soft down stuffed velvet pillows

    comfortable leather sofas and chair with super soft down stuffed velvet pillows

  • panoramic view of kitchen bar, dining room, and fireplace in living room

    panoramic view of kitchen bar, dining room, and fireplace in living room

  • wonderfully appointed - Romantic get away

    wonderfully appointed - Romantic get away

  • spacious master bath with huge walk in shower

    spacious master bath with huge walk in shower

  • Adventure Kids room with Cowboy and Indian Art, TV/DVD combo/ giant fur bean bag

    Adventure Kids room with Cowboy and Indian Art, TV/DVD combo/ giant fur bean bag

  • Read your favorite book and enjoy a cup of coffee on the front porch swing

    Read your favorite book and enjoy a cup of coffee on the front porch swing

  • Stairs leading down to the house on a sunny afternoon after winter storm.

    Stairs leading down to the house on a sunny afternoon after winter storm.

  • Stone Steps to connect parking area to the front porch

    Stone Steps to connect parking area to the front porch

  • driving along Lake Purgatory drive - you can fish here

    driving along Lake Purgatory drive - you can fish here

  • Warm and cozy - nestled deep in the woods.

    Warm and cozy - nestled deep in the woods.

  • Lots of windows to see all the wonder outside

    Lots of windows to see all the wonder outside

  • panoramic view of the living room - looks a bit exaggerated in size in pic  :-)

    panoramic view of the living room - looks a bit exaggerated in size in pic :-)

  • enjoy the view from the dining room too!

    enjoy the view from the dining room too!

  • hand tied rug amongst new GE appliances with gas stove

    hand tied rug amongst new GE appliances with gas stove

  • Luxurious comfort with crystal chandelier in our Romantic Master Suite.

    Luxurious comfort with crystal chandelier in our Romantic Master Suite.

  • Cozy cabin queen bedroom with mountain sheep fur, Mountain Man Art & fur pillows

    Cozy cabin queen bedroom with mountain sheep fur, Mountain Man Art & fur pillows

  • Cascade creek as seen from the deck and many windows of the house.

    Cascade creek as seen from the deck and many windows of the house.

  • New Hot tub overlooking the valley and cascade creek

    New Hot tub overlooking the valley and cascade creek

  • creek view from living room windows

    creek view from living room windows

  • Engineer peak - this is the view when you turn onto our road.

    Engineer peak - this is the view when you turn onto our road.

  • The Needles view from highway 550 just 1 mile from our road.

    The Needles view from highway 550 just 1 mile from our road.

  • 1.5 miles of beauty on the road to our house -  see why you need 4x4 in winter!

    1.5 miles of beauty on the road to our house - see why you need 4x4 in winter!

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