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  • A perfect place for a family Thanksgiving

    "We spent Thanksgiving here, to be close to our son. The cabin was perfect: well furnished & clean, with a well appointed kitchen that made Thanksgiving dinner (and other meals) a snap; a wood stove with a healthy supply of firewood; and a hot tub that was ready when we arrived. We had the privacy we wanted with easy access to many of the places that activities that Durango has to offer. Electra Lake with spectacular views of the San Juan Mountains and Chicago Basin was a short and pleasant walk from the cabin. Its close to the ski resort but not too far from Durango; and a reasonable drive to Silverton. And if this wasn't enough, the owners were very friendly, accommodating and flexible with arrival and departure times. On previous trips, we have stayed in Durango, but this was definitely a huge improvement; and we look forward to returning."
    Guest: Seamus Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 15, 2014
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  • Fantastic condo for a perfect Vacation!

    "We were three "empty nester" couples that have known each other since high school, all love Colorado, and were looking to spend an enjoyable week-long vacation together. We had a GREAT time! The condo was absolutely PERFECT! I would highly recommend it to anyone! It was clean, beautifully decorated, well-equipped, and the location was fantastic! The condo is about 20 minutes outside of Durango. We spent time in Durango, Mesa Verde, Silverton, Ouray and the Black Canyon, so it was a good central location for everything we did. We liked being outside the city and able to enjoy the beautiful mountain views. We made some hummingbird nectar for the feeder and loved watching all the hummingbirds It is an added bonus that the condo is in Durango Mountain Resort because you can shop, get Starbucks coffee, and use the recreational activities (ski lift, rent mountain bikes, etc). However, we came Labor Day week, so some of the activities closed after Labor Day. The owners were very friendly and provided us with everything we needed to know to have a great time. Prior to our trip, they provided us with a list of suggestions for things to do and then they had additional information in the condo too. The information was very helpful! In addition to sightseeing, we did two hikes. The first hike we did was to Ice Lake, which is near Silverton. It was a strenuous 7.5 mile round trip hike, but the lake was breathtaking and WELL worth it! The lake is a spectacular powder blue color when in the sun. We also did the hike to Spud Lake (which is just down the road from the condo and was in the book of recommended hikes provided by the owners). The rock road getting there was a little rough though....we had to park the minivan about 3/4 of the way up to the parking lot because we couldn't make it any further...you might need a high clearance vehicle to make it the rest of the way up. Once you get to the parking lot, you see a small lily lake. There were two beaver lodges in the lake (we saw the beaver), lily pads are all over the lake and there were a lot of ducks feeding among the lilies. The reflections of the clouds on the lake made for a beautiful photo-op! We then hiked the mile up to Spud Lake and it was another wonderful lake. We saw several people fly fishing there and also saw an osprey dive into the lake and catch a fish! If you are interested in vacationing in the Durango and surrounding area, I highly recommend this condo!"
    Guest: Nancy Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 21, 2014
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  • Love it!

    "Great house, solid rental, near town and near skiing. Enjoyed all of the sights, sounds and fun Pagosa has to offer. Pagosa Brewery I highly recommend for those who like micro beers--maybe one of the best in the country. Hope to return again someday."
    Guest: Day & Swindell Crew Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 9, 2015
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  • Breathtaking View!

    "Wonderful home and neighborhood. Quite, breathtaking view and ski slope only a few feet away. Highly recommended. First class professional service!"
    Guest: Adolfo Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: January 12, 2015
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Southwest Travel Tips

Southwest Colorado is a popular vacation destination and deservedly so. With stunning natural mountain scenery, a host of national forests and endless hiking and biking trails, outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the many diverse activities which this area has to offer. During the winter, Colorado has excellent ski slopes with all the amenities including snowmobiling trails for getting around. During the summer, relax and enjoy communing with nature or explore one of the delightful communities in the area. With a mix of local history, architecture, museums and restaurants, your first visit to Southwest Colorado is unlikely to be your last!

Discover the Advantages of Choosing Southwest Colorado Vacation Rentals

Once you have experienced the flexibility, space and convenience of renting your own vacation home, you will never want to go back to using hotel rooms. Well located with stunning views, a spacious log cabin or vacation apartment offers all the comforts of home. Most vacation rentals in southwest Colorado have a comfortable living area, at least one bathroom, and a full kitchen so that dining-in can be a money-saving option. Game rooms, internet access and wood-burning fireplaces are welcome amenities too.

Outdoor Enthusiasts Will Love Southwest Colorado Cabins!

Along with an excellent range of ski slopes, the area has miles of recreational paths and hiking trails. For those who prefer a less energetic option, there are scenic drives such as the delightful Gothic Loop over Paradise Divide. There is great fishing in the larger rivers, or go kayaking or rafting in the summer months. Rock climbing is also available in the San Juan Mountains. Whatever you choose to do, southwest Colorado has it all.

The Best Time to Enjoy Beautiful Southwest Colorado

Colorado enjoys four distinct seasons with generally mild temperatures. Winters are sunny and pleasant (typically 40 to 45 F during the day and below freezing at night) while summers are warm with a dry heat which is ideal for outdoor activities. Flower enthusiasts will want to visit in late spring when there is an abundance of wildflowers. The area has one to two inches of rainfall per month which falls as snow from December through March, making it popular with snowsports enthusiasts.

Fascinating Neighborhoods in Southwest Colorado

Crested Butte vacation is a great favorite with winter sports enthusiasts and some vacation rentals are just minutes from the ski slopes. During warmer seasons, Crested Butte is close to huge expanses of National Forest and wilderness with trailheads starting at your doorstep. It also has a movie theater, shopping, restaurants, and an arts center. Further afield, Durango is home to the Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. You could also head for the natural Hot Springs at Trimble in the San Juan National Forest. The stunning setting around the small town of Telluride lodging is well worth the drive. Telluride hosts many festivals and is also home to the 18-hole Championship Golf Course, said to be the highest and most beautiful golf course in the U.S.

Getting Around Southwest Colorado

The easiest way to reach your southwest Colorado lodging is by car. Fly in to Colorado Springs International airport and hire a car. It is an approximately three-hour drive from your southwest Colorado vacation rental. Telluride is 180 miles away and Crested Butte is 123 miles from Colorado Springs. Albuquerque International Sunport is the closest airport to Durango, 169 miles away.

Once you are settled in, exploring the natural beauty of the area from your southwest Colorado lodging can best be enjoyed with scenic walks, hikes or on bicycles. The more adventurous may choose kayaking, boating, horseback riding or even motorbiking for getting around.

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