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Needle Mountain Chalet is nestled near the Hermosa Cliffs off of Highway 550.

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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcome to our home, Needle Mountain Chalet. We are located in one of Colorado’s most beautiful valleys about two and one half miles from the Durango Mountain Resort and Purgatory ski slopes.

At 8900 feet elevation, Needle Mountain Chalet is situated on five acres covered with Aspen trees and Colorado Blue Spruce. With easy access to Highway 550, the Chalet is an all season vacation home where the roads are always plowed which makes for an easy 5 minute drive to the ski slopes.

Our home is large and accommodating. The Chalet is approximately 4,000 square feet with three bedrooms and three baths. We can easily sleep ten people. The views from our home from every window and both spacious decks are spectacular.

The Needle Mountain Range, which rises to over 14,000 feet elevation, forms the eastern wall of the valley, and the finely chiseled Hermosa Cliffs rise in back of the Chalet on the west side. The Needle and West Needle ranges provide a veritable feast to the eyes. Towering 6,000 feet above the valley floor, they dominate the view from the master bedroom, main living room, loft living room, dining room, and front deck.

Regardless of season or time of day, the vision is always changing and very dramatic at times. The back of the house faces the Hermosa Cliffs where the magnificent Castle Rock rises almost 2,000 feet above the Chalet.

The majestic rise of the cliffs is breathtaking when viewed from the back patio, loft living room, upper level and main level bedrooms, and especially the deck adjoining the upper level bedroom. And the views are equally spectacular when hiking our 5 acre lot of aspen trees and spruce and the one mile loop around the neighborhood.

The Chalet has a large living and dining area. The kitchen is one that a professional cook would love and feel at home with. We can easily seat fourteen in the dining room, but have dishes for 25. The pantry is stocked with many basics so that guests do not have to reinvent the wheel on their stay here. There are two large ovens and an oven/warming drawer to keep meals hot. In addition, we offer personal chef services as well as daily cleaning and baby sitting services. If you wish to have the kitchen stocked with your fresh items, we can provide that service as well.

The decks have wonderful seating with patio heaters to keep you snug and warm. If you are coming in from a long day on the ski slopes slip outside and relax in the hot tub on our large deck. The hot tub is kept heated for our guests and is spotless clean. The view is of the Hermosa Cliffs - specifically Castle Peak.

The garages accommodate a total of three vehicles and guests have the use of our garage door openers. There is also some covered parking for parties with more than three cars. In the winter time make sure you either have a four wheel drive or chains for your tires. We get a lot of snow at 8,900 feet.

The office is available for the use of our guests. We have wired internet access and wireless internet access that is available throughout the house. The phone service includes unlimited long distance calling throughout the USA as well, so if this needs to be a working vacation, you will have all you need.

The Durango winters can be cold on the mountain. The Chalet has heated floors and central heat that also has an air cleaner and humidifier. There is also a backup generator in case the power goes out – which can occasionally occur on the mountain. The generator automatically turns on if the power goes out to keep our guests warm and comfortable.

We have two 60 gallon hot water heaters that are in tandem, so hot water is unlimited.

Our home is dog friendly, and we welcome your pets as a member of the family. A dog bed is provided in the laundry room along with a gate that can be used to secure your pet in the laundry room. There are also watering and food dishes for your pet.

But more than anything, you will enjoy and be awe struck with the fantastic views from every one of the many windows in the house and the immediate access to skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, golfing, and numerous other outdoor activities. A favorite activity is sitting on the decks admiring the beauty with the heaters on if it cold and then, of course, if you are coming in from a long day of skiing there is the long soak in the hot tub off the back deck.

After a long but wonderful day on the ski slopes or the hiking trail or the golf course---or just sightseeing or riding the narrow gauge railroad or shopping in Durango--- get away from the crowds and congestion and enjoy the essence and solitude of the Rockies. The Chalet is truly Rocky Mountain High. So come and stay a spell.



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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 3400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Kids will love running through the Aspen Grove. We have been told that kids hate to leave here. There is so much to do....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please do not smoke inside the house....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    The laundry room is equipped with a pet bed, baby gate, and bowls for food and water....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master bedroom has king bed, sofa, reading chair, fireplace...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Mini master has king bed, reading chair and fireplace...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Loft bedroom has queen bed and it's own deck...moreless

  • King size beds (1) In the master bedroom and the second master., Queen size Beds (1) The upstairs guest room has a queen bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The sofas convert into sofa beds. They are a full size. There are two....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Master Bath has large shower, soaker tub and heated floors...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    This bathroom has walk in shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This bathroom is the insuite bathroom for loft bedroom...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Heated floors, humidifier, forced air heat, in the winter. The house stays very warm and cozy. In the summer open the windows and enjoy the cool breezes. The mountain and cliff views are absolutely breath taking. There are patio heaters outside if you get cool. There is also a fire pit in the back yard and tons of fire wood at your disposal. The hot tub seats six at a time and is a part of our large deck we are adding in the summer of 2011. If you are a 2012 skier you will love coming home and having a long soak in the tub. It will be warmed for your stay by our house manager....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Look upstairs in the loft area for books to read....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4) There are two large screen TV's. One in the living room and one in the loft. Both are connected to the cable. There is a flat screen tv in both the master and second master....moreless

  • Stereo:

    We have speakers in the living room and dining room that you can adjust....moreless

  • Television:

    There are a total of four TV's. One in the living room, loft, master bedroom and mini master....moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The front of the house faces the West Needle Mountain Range and is a million dollar view. Every window has an amazing view. You can also see Castle Peak of the Hermosa Cliffs. Amazing....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining room is large and has vistas that are amazing from every window. We can easily seat fourteen....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 14 people

General

  • Broadband Access:

    There is an office with internet hookup as well as wireless internet. There is a printer that you can load the drivers on your computer. It is not very new but works fine....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    There is a dryer in the laundry room available for your use....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    For two autos....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Unlimited....moreless

  • Garage:

    There are a total of two garage bays available for parking and a covered area for another two other cars....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    The master and second master have gas fire places along with flat screen TV's. Gas fireplaces are operated with a wall switch....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    We have forced heat with four thermostats so you can program various rooms to be at whatever temperature you desire. Floors are also heated....moreless

  • Internet:

    There is wired and wireless internet....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    You will never run out of clean linens....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room has loads of seating, a wood burning fireplace, flat screen TV. The views from the living room are amazing....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell phone coverage is very good here. Don't forget we have wireless internet and unlimited long distance on the land line....moreless

  • Parking:

    There is garage parking as well as parking in the drive way to hold several cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    The drive way is long enough to accomodate several vehicles....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    The drive way can accomocate an RV/Boat/Trailer....moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is unlimited long distance for the US provided with the phone service....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    You will never run out of clean towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    There is a laundry room on the main floor with washer and dryer. Laundry soap and fabric softner provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    There is WiFi available all over the house provided by Qwest. We have never had a problem with it at all. Works great....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    The fireplace in the living room is a wood burning fireplace with a lighter stick. There is loads of firewood in the main garage. Burn all you want....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Can stock the house with your fresh foods. Also provide personal chef. All for additional fee....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    The coffee maker is in the kitchen...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    The kitchen has plenty of pots, pans and cutlery to prepare large meels. There is also a wealth of serving pieces to present your meal....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There are dishes and flatware to serve 25. There are loads of serving pieces as well as serving flatware....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    One dishwasher currently. We will add an additional one by prep sink during the mud season....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Professional kitchen completely stocked with cooking utensils. Dishes to feed 25. Glassware and barware. Pantry stocked with staples, spices, etc....moreless

  • Microwave:

    The is one microwave in the kitchen....moreless

  • Oven:

    There are two full size ovens and a warming drawer/oven that heats up to 400 degrees....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    The pantry is stocked with basics, flour, sugar, etc. as well as many spices, oils and vinegars. Check in the pantry before you do major grocery shopping....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    There is an additional refrigerator in the laundry room off the kitchen. You have a total of two ice makers and two refrigerators....moreless

  • Stove:

    The stove is a gas stove. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    There is a good size toaster oven as well as a standard toaster....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    The balcony is off the front of the house with stunning views of the Needle Mountain Range. There is also a balcony off the loft bedroom....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a large deck off the back of the house with dramatic views of the Hermosa Cliffs. There is tons of seating and patio heaters if the evening gets cool. We have recently added a hot tub....moreless

  • Golf:

    There are several golf courses in the area. Glacier Club has recently become a Club Corp property. Dalton Ranch further south is a public course....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is a full herb garden outside the back door. And the flower gardens are beyond beautiful in the summer. There are loads of wild flowers as well....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Very clean outdoor gas grill. Just outside the back door....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Durango Mountain Resort is just two miles north of the house. Ski or snowboard to your heart's desire....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Off the back deck. Your view is of Castle Peak of the Hermosa Cliffs. The view of the stars is magnificiant at night....moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    The tub is a large soaker tub - very deep and wonderful....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season - Summer
May 20 - Aug 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$575 $625
Fri, Sat
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2016
4 night min stay
$700

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Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $350
  • Pet Fee $150

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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Durango/La Plata County Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Old Schoolhouse
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Glacier Club
8 Miles
Nearest Train
Durango - Silverton Narrow Gauge Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 550
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Old Schoolhouse
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
Durango Mountain Resort

Car: Necessary

In addition to its quick access to one of the finest ski resorts in the Rockies, the Chalet is located a quarter mile from the trailhead of the beautiful Elbert Creek Trail which stretches 9.9 miles into the San Juan Mountains and is a good challenge for accomplished hikers.

The initial portion of the trail is a relatively easy and scenic trail for less strenuous hiking or snowshoeing. Numerous other excellent hiking trails are within 5 to 20 miles north of the Chalet as you travel Highway 550 over Coal Bank Pass and Molas Pass on the way to Silverton. And for golfers, there are about half a dozen courses located within about 25 miles of the Needle Mountain Chal

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Hello, we are Sue and Royce Holland from Dallas, Texas. We love Durango and decided to purchase a second home here in 2008. We are out of town, about 24 miles from downtown Durango. Our home is at 8,900 feet altitude on five acres of aspen trees. It is beautiful. There is lots of wildlife around the house which is fun to watch. And we just are away from it all. The ski resort is 2 1/2 miles north of the house, so its a quick trip in the winter time. There are a few restaurants that are within a mile or two from the house as well. The views are second to none. We love spending the early part of the evening watching the sun set. We love our home and hope you will too. Sue Holland

Why the Owner Chose Durango, CO, USA:
My husband is all about the view. And the view of the Needle Mountains and the Hermosa Cliffs are amazing.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
There is a fire pit out back with beautiful view of the Needle Mountain range and the Hermosa Cliffs. The Cliffs rise dramatically behind the house. It is an amazing sight. Enjoy the hot tub off the large deck.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Needle Mountain Chalet is nestled near the Hermosa Cliffs off of Highway 550.

    Needle Mountain Chalet is nestled near the Hermosa Cliffs off of Highway 550.

  • The spring to  fall flowers around the house are breath taking.

    The spring to fall flowers around the house are breath taking.

  • The kitchen has been recently upgraded and can accomodate several cooks.

    The kitchen has been recently upgraded and can accomodate several cooks.

  • The great room is large and comfortable.

    The great room is large and comfortable.

  • The master suite is large with a couch, chair, fire place and flat screen TV.

    The master suite is large with a couch, chair, fire place and flat screen TV.

  • The soaker tub is deep and wonderful.

    The soaker tub is deep and wonderful.

  • The second master has a king size bed, fire place, flat screen TV and chair.

    The second master has a king size bed, fire place, flat screen TV and chair.

  • The loft has a flat screen tv and views of Castle Peak and the Aspen Grove.

    The loft has a flat screen tv and views of Castle Peak and the Aspen Grove.

  • The back deck has recently been redone with added seating and a hot tub.

    The back deck has recently been redone with added seating and a hot tub.

  • View from the Living Room of the Needle Mountain Range.

    View from the Living Room of the Needle Mountain Range.

  • Fire pit with great view of Missionary Ridge. There is tons of firewood.

    Fire pit with great view of Missionary Ridge. There is tons of firewood.

  • We have loads of hummingbirds and they are fun to watch.

    We have loads of hummingbirds and they are fun to watch.

  • The Needle Mountain Range from the Living Room at Sunset

    The Needle Mountain Range from the Living Room at Sunset

  • The Needle Mountain Range from the Living Room/Deck Fall 2008

    The Needle Mountain Range from the Living Room/Deck Fall 2008

  • The kitchen with views of the back yard. A very clean gas grill as well.

    The kitchen with views of the back yard. A very clean gas grill as well.

  • The dining room is large, can seat up to 14 and has views from every window.

    The dining room is large, can seat up to 14 and has views from every window.

  • The master bedroom is spacious and cozy.

    The master bedroom is spacious and cozy.

  • The newly remodeled master bath has a shower for two with heated tile floors.

    The newly remodeled master bath has a shower for two with heated tile floors.

  • The loft bedroom has it's on balcony with chairs, queen bed, chair and bathroom.

    The loft bedroom has it's on balcony with chairs, queen bed, chair and bathroom.

  • Hang out in the back yard by the fire pit and roast marshmellows.

    Hang out in the back yard by the fire pit and roast marshmellows.

  • The front deck views are of the Needle Mountain Range. Has 2 patio heaters.

    The front deck views are of the Needle Mountain Range. Has 2 patio heaters.

  • There is lots of wildlife to watch from the house. This is a red tailed hawk.

    There is lots of wildlife to watch from the house. This is a red tailed hawk.

  • Double rainbow over Missionary Ridge taken from the front deck.

    Double rainbow over Missionary Ridge taken from the front deck.

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Monday, July 25, 2016

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