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*****NOTE : 4x4 vehicle necessary for Winter Months****
NOV 1 - APR 1 (and sometimes later)
Only 5 nights left in July and one week left in August!
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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 tub on our 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 offer a 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. We have a box of questions on the table to help with interesting topics if you need a boost.
The living room windows on each side of the fireplace look out over the rushing water of Cascade creek as well. 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 from stacks of firewood on the front porch. As dusk comes, watch a dozen automatic timed candles turn on around the living room and stairs. It's so magical.
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.
The bedrooms are upstairs. 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.
At the far end of the upstairs hall is another smaller 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 1600 sq ft, is it elegantly appointed and invitingly cozy.
The Needles Store is just 3 miles down the road - handy for things you run out of or forgot in Durango! And the Sow's Ear Restaurant is a 4 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. At full flow, it is difficult to cross, so be careful!
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
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
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
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
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
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
4 night min stay
Sep 1 - Nov 19, 2015
3 night min stay
Nov 20 - Nov 29, 2015
5 night min stay
Dec 11 - Dec 18, 2015
5 night min stay
Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2015
7 night min stay
New Years Week
Dec 27 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay
Post New Years
Jan 4 - Jan 17, 2016
5 night min stay
Low Ski Season
Jan 18 - Mar 4, 2016
3 night min stay
Spring Break Weeks
Mar 5 - Mar 21, 2016
6 night min stay
Mar 22 - May 25, 2016
3 night min stay
May 26 - Aug 31, 2016
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
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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
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!
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.
comfortable leather sofas and chair with super soft down stuffed velvet pillows
panoramic view of kitchen bar, dining room, and fireplace in living room
wonderfully appointed - Romantic get away
spacious master bath with huge walk in shower
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
Stairs leading down to the house on a sunny afternoon after winter storm.
Stone Steps to connect parking area to the front porch
driving along Lake Purgatory drive - you can fish here
Warm and cozy - nestled deep in the woods.
Lots of windows to see all the wonder outside
panoramic view of the living room - looks a bit exaggerated in size in pic :-)
enjoy the view from the dining room too!
hand tied rug amongst new GE appliances with gas stove
Luxurious comfort with crystal chandelier in our Romantic Master Suite.
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.
New Hot tub overlooking the valley and cascade creek
creek view from living room windows
Engineer peak - this is the view when you turn onto 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!
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