Experience the Colorado Mountains in a one-of-a kind location by the Waterfall. Soak in BIG Mountain View’s in a lovingly renovated interior, offering a balcony, a patio, a propane Weber BBQ, and access to the Members outdoor heated pool, hot tubs and fitness center located in the Lodge. ~Durango 416 Fire update: After weeks facing the unknown, San Juan National Forest, Durango forest land, and trails are all open 6/20/2018! Our mountain home and views are ready for refreshing summer enjoyment now, and Purgatory Resort is fully re-opening July 2nd. The entire Durango community is incredibly thankful to the hundreds of brave, skilled firefighters who kept every home and business safe. Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort is beautifully green, as is the majority of the HWY 550. The fire stayed 3+ miles from Purgatory Resort.
Durango Activities are back in action, come enjoy the outdors from Molas Lake fishing and hiking, to Animas River Rafting, Bar D Wranglers Family Entertainment, Silverton Jeeping, Mesa Verde National Park, The Million Dollar Highway scenic views, Ouray's Box Canyon Waterfalls, and Historic Durango. The Durango Silverton Train offers shorter diesel trips starting Friday June 22nd, and plans to resume the full train to Silverton July 4th. Or just kick back on our balcony and patio, soaking in mountain views, and refreshing summer temperatures at 8,600ft.
Durango Mountain Resort is located between Silverton and Down-town Durango; it's the perfect home base for exploring the Durango region year-round. 5 great reasons to choose our Heavenly Views condo for your Durango vacation:
1. Heavenly Needles Mountain VIEWS! are why we chose this home. We feel the views are the most important element of staying on the mountain. Enjoy Spectacular San Juan Needles Mountain views on 2 levels, with no buildings in front.
2. Enjoy the Outdoors from home: Corner Unit, Balcony w/ NEW Toddler safe rail spacing, and a downstairs patio too! Balcony and Patio both feature incredible views and seating, next to the gorgeous waterfall.
3. Location! Park right in front, and walk just 2-4 minutes to the Lodge heated outdoor pool, plaza, and the Purgatory ski lifts which run in summer and fall.
4. Our condo is loved like a home: fully renovated from floors to lighting, we make annual decor improvements, we want you to return each year.
5. We are a gen-u-ine rental by owner; focused on our valued guests, and keeping 2 private homes year-round beautiful.
Whether you desire a great space for: a romantic getaway, a hunting or fishing trip with the guys, a ski trip with the family, riding the Durango Train, a summer mountain vacation by the waterfall, basking in Durango fall colors, Durango mountain biking, or just sitting daily and soaking in the incredible Needles Mountan Views, our condo may be perfect for you.
The 1274 SF, 2 levels of Mountain View’s space, is very comfy for 2-6, and can sleep up to 8 guests. Our valued guests have included family’s with children, hunting buddies, retired couples traveling together, firemen ski trips, honeymooners, first time vacation renters, and more. We have a toddler, and offer baby items (pack n play and high chair) to help parents. If you love to cook, you'll find the kitchen well stocked with pans, utensils and attractive place settings. Our Durango Dream Views condo is also great for romantic escapes. The master bedroom has beautiful views, and our condo makes a great Durango Honeymoon suite.
FAQ's & POLICIES
Your questions are always welcomed - scroll down our listing page to the owner photo section: Near the owner photo you’ll find an “Ask a Question” button. Please note that Christmas and New Years are separate weekly rentals, each with the 7th night included free. Summer rentals are Saturday to Saturday, with the 7th night included free in the weekly rate. OCCUPANCY. East Rim Condos are each unique. Our maximum occupancy at "Heavenly Views Waterfall", with all guests paid, is 8: up to 6 adults and 2 children under age 14. 8 persons total includes any infants, and up to 1 doggie (owner approval required for pet). To provide seasonal savings to smaller groups, home occupancy is based on rate, and paid and registered guests. NO EXCEPTIONS to home's maximum occupancy policy (Grin with me here: hence the word maximum- the greatest or highest amount possible).
Enjoying our Dream Views condo's incredible Needles Mountain and Twilight lake views, you'll want to stay in the San Juan mountains forever. Our corner condo is located at the heart of Purgatory Resort (formerly called Durango Mountain Resort), yet you'll feel close to nature while nestled on the East Rim by the Waterfall and pines. You feel almost like you are in your own mountain cabin, and have great proximity to amenities.
In winter and summer, walk just 3-4 minutes to the Purgatory lifts, and 1-2 minutes to Purgatory Plaza and all the winter, summer and fall activities. In Spring, summer, and fall (as long as no draught) open the windows to hear the refreshing murmur of the 30'+ waterfall just 2-3 meters away. The East Rim condos are in 4 buildings all with private covered entrances and ski lockers, located directly across from Purgatory Lodge and the main ski lifts.
Our Dream Views Waterfall condo is downstairs, and front mountain facing (our condos are not set-back on the building sides. The set-back units loose an open side of the balcony, but may be larger in some cases. Some East Rim condos have patios, others do not). Our balcony and patio both have 3 full sides open, offering huge Needles Mountains views accented with pines, and some Twilight Lake views as well.
We make home and decor improvements every single year. Each item in our homes is hand selected to create a warm and romantic mountain ambiance. Texture, and vibrant earthy colors abound in lovingly chosen wool rugs, amber wood floors, travertine bathrooms, leather sofas, luxurious bedding, canvas art, oversize woven throw pillows, hand forged flatware and more. Recent improvements include arched knotty pine interior doors, and a large PB Crystal Dining Chandelier. We also added a romantic wood frame electric fireplace mounted at the foot of the master bed...where you can snuggle next to huge view windows by the pines.
Our 1275 SF corner East Rim condo also features an upstairs balcony, a downstairs patio, and a Weber stainless gas BBQ for spring, summer and fall. Both the patio and balcony have outdoor wicker seating (our balcony is fully covered, yet winter will be impacted by snow). The patio has a loveseat swing and stackable chairs, and the balcony has Pier 1 counter height dining for 4. There is parking right in fornt of the building for one vehicle, others can go in open ski parking. For true mountain ambiance, our building is recessed in the cliff, about 16 steps down from the street level.
There are no buildings in front of our spectacular views. The entry door is on the ground floor in a covered courtyard of an intimate 8 unit building, along with a ski locker that can hold about 6pr. Our East Rim buildings facades recently recieved a warm exterior make-over, with stack stone corner columns and distressed metal surround. We make annual home improvements; you can expect our home to look as lovely, or nicer, than our photos. The Needles mountain views from both levels are more beautiful in person than my photo skills capture.
The upstairs is the main living level with the living room, a wood burning fireplace, a full kitchen with granite counter and stainless appliances including a bottom freezer fridge, the dining for 8, and a full bathroom off the entry area. The entry area is tiled for removing boots and shoes, and it's easy to access the beautiful gold travetine bathroom from the entry. Our living area features a full and loveseat leather sofa, and a queen sleeper sofa in front of the magnificent mountain views. A smart TV is above the mantle on the stone fireplace. The dining table for 8 is counter height, with new pecan leather dining chairs and the beautiful drum chandelier. The kitchen features a bottom freezer fridge made in the USA by maytag, and cabinets that have all the pots, pans, and accessories you'll need for cooking. There is a standard Keurig available, as well as a Cuisinart drip machine, and a stainless crock pot.
Downstairs Features (2.5 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom):
Our full-width stairs with landing are standard width with carpet and a hand rail. There are 2 fully private bedrooms, and 1 small semi-private bunk-bed area, a patio, and 1 full bathroom. All downstairs floors except the travertine bathroom are beautiful distressed hickory. The small bunk area is at the foot of the stairs, separated by a velvet curtain, and is well appointed for children with a window and a dresser. The bottom bunk is sturdy enough for an adult if needed. A hallway leads to the downstairs full bathroom with travertine walls, wood ceiling and a 2 person Jacuzzi tub, and the 2 private bedrooms at the opposite end of the hallway. The main views bedroom features a full wall of windows leading to the patio, it's just amazing to snuggle to the views. We love to turn the lights off, and enjoy the new electric fireplace at the foot of the tempur-pedic bed. The 2nd queen bedroom has a 2X3' window of views, a Stearns and Foster Luxury mattress, a small walk in closet with cherry organizer, a romantic linen and wood bed, beautiful canvas art, and a small flatscreen TV with Dish Network. Both bedrooms have comfy mattresses, Pottery barn or RL bedding, down pillows and soft sheets.