|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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THIS BEAUTIFUL CABIN AND LAKE is only minutes from Downtown Durango! Enjoy the use of your own Private Dock and Lake, Canoe and Paddleboat. Breathtaking Mountain Scenery in Peaceful Surroundings. Enjoy viewing the abundant wildlife like Elk, Deer, Eagles, Herons and Hawks while relaxing on your Large Deck overlook the Lake. Hiking on the Colorado Trail and rock climbing in immediate vicinity - just steps away!
This Historic Property has been family owned for over 70 years and was once a Working Ranch! Extended stay available Sept. thru May.
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We wanted to leave constructive criticism but, we are sure it will go unheard (as the owner was more apt to ignore/excuse any issues with the catchall: “The house is a 70-year old family home and everyone else said it was nice”) Before we booked we looked at the available images of the rental and read many of the reviews, most were positive; a good sign or so we thought however, this time the few negative reviewers were utterly correct (in particular a review left by cofrog). The house is old. This statement seems to be a convenient excuse for the house’s disrepair, because even an old house, if well maintained would not look like it did. It is a neighborhood eyesore and shows no pride of ownership at all. At best it receives superficial cleaning, no general maintenance or repairs. The only thing this property has going for it, is its view. The images are not recent and very poorly portray the property. The amenities listed are not all available, which the owners deny, stating they are in the pump house which was flooded when we arrived and in no condition to be used (likely hasn’t been for many years). We received an email stating: “Use the washer at your own risk”. When we asked about it we were told by members of the owner’s family that using the washer would turn our clothes orange. When we asked about the full-sized fridge the owner said: “We never use it, did you see the dorm fridge in the dining room?” The pump-house, the washer, and the fridge are putrid. If they won’t use it, they should not expect renters to. The kitchen is small, a slot, a single person standing in the center of it could touch both walls (there are no images of this or any of the bathrooms, because no one would want to stay if they saw these spaces; it would have changed our minds). The catamaran sunken at the end of the dock (which the owners have known about for a long time from what I see in other’s reviews) is a hazard. In response to one such review the owner says they had no luck removing it. It’s unacceptable. A member of my family was cut rather badly on the catamaran (which could not have happened if it had not been there). Suffice to say this was it; we left early though, not nearly early enough. We considered leaving as soon as we arrived, especially after discovering the flooding, too bad we tried to stick it out...we shouldn’t have. We do not recommend staying here and will never make a return visit.
We loved our visit here.
We visit Durango about three time a year and hope to stay here when we come back.
The house is really nice and the views are amazing. Loved the lake and all included.
We are very happy we chose Turtle Lake Ranch House for our short get away. The House is well appointed and comfortable and the Lake is magnificent!!! The drive to the end of route 205, a few minutes from the house, was amazing!! One of the most spectacular mountain valleys we have ever seen!! Great place, Great Stay, Loved Durango!! We will be back!!
Rick & Anne
We stayed in your lovely Turtle Lake cabin July 14th-17th. We had a lovely time. I loved all the great items you used to decorate with. We felt so blessed to have had a view of a private lake as we sat on the deck every night. The story about the turtles was very interesting. I would recommend if you are looking for a southwest feel and a relaxing time. Thank you for allowing us to stay.
We enjoyed our stay at this cabin. The owner was very accommodating and it was a great price and great value. The view of the lake was terrific and there were new kayaks and a paddle boat and canoe to use. The dock was good. Unfortunately there was a sunken pontoon boat at the end of the dock which limited swimming from the dock but room enough to get the kayaks in the water and a dock in the middle of the lake to paddle to. The furnishings and beds were very comfortable and we would absolutely stay here again. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful place.
My husband and son and I loved staying at your home. The surroundings were perfect and so relaxing. Sorry we didn't stay longer. The instructions for the key and everything we needed was there and we found it clean and comfortable.
Thank you for your hospitality
Our Turtle Lake Ranch House is located three miles from Main Ave on 25th Street in Durango. The Narrow Gauge Train is located at 5th Street and Main Ave and has several trains that go to and from Silverton daily in the summer months. It travels though some of the most beautiful scenery in this country. Mesa Verde is just 50 miles from Durango. There is hiking and biking trails all around the area with a trail along the Animas River that goes from on end of town to the other. There are several rafting companies that offer river rafting on the Animas River from the mild to the wild.
Durango offers great shopping and fine dining.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
Last fall we insulated and stuccoed the house. The house looks amazing and for much warmer for the cold winter nights in Colorado!