"This is the second year in a row our two families have spent a wonderful week in this warmly welcoming space. I really cannot imagine more ideally arranged accommodations. Both sets of parents had a spacious bedroom with en suite bath, and the middle bedroom --with two sets of bunk beds and a bath --was perfect for the four cousins. The balcony is a great place to catch a cool breeze and see the kids trying out the trampoline, climbing wall, alpine slide, zip line, and other activities in the plaza below (purchase passes after arrival) while you grill dinner. The dining table seats 8 comfortably, and is a great place for game night when you're done eating. Or you can move to the comfy couch and arm chairs around the fire for a game of charades. In addition to the immaculate grill outdoors, the kitchen is well-equipped (coffee maker and toaster are to be expected, but it even has a blender and a crockpot!), and the pre-stocked staples may save you a trip down the mountain for basics if you forget something when you stop in Durango. The condo is decorated very nicely and makes it easy to feel at home --pillows and afghans on the couch, footstools by the chairs all say "come in and relax." The location is lovely, with hiking /biking trails just outside your door, a lawn for tossing a ball, and some fun shops on the plaza. The kids have also been fans of the rec room, enjoying foosball, pool, and (sigh) video games together. This year, a bug bite sent us to the Urgent Care at the entrance to the resort, which we found to be fast, friendly, and genuinely caring. Purgatory is perfectly located between Durango (white water rafting! jeep rentals! restaurants and brew pubs!) and the fun in the mountains (Rapp Corrals is great for horseback riding, Trimble Spa massages are amazing, Silverton and nearby Mayflower Mill and Old 100 Mine are worth a visit, and backroad jeep adventures lead to breathtaking views and haunting ghost towns). And you don't have to worry if you get wet or grubby, because the condo has a washer/dryer! Two parking stalls make it easier for families to meet here. The owner is lovely to work with -- genuinely kind person and quick on responses. We're already planning to come back for a third year -- so I mean it when I say that this is a wonderful location with a lot to offer families looking for a comfortable base to spend time in with lots of options for adventures all around. All eight of us are counting the days till next summer's visit!"
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: July 6, 2015