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Private Home Lake Purgatory-Awesome Views-NEW RATES-Last Minute Specials

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

The city of Durango and Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory) in southwest Colorado is an area devoted to an active outdoor lifestyle. Nestled in the San Juan National Forest, this western town is where the high desert meets the high alpine.

Blackjack Lodge sits atop sloping cliffs overlooking Lake Purgatory, with sweeping views of the Hermosa Cliffs, Spud, Engineer and Needles Mountains from its large picture windows. Surrounded by groves of pine and aspen trees, it affords complete privacy, though conveniently located just one mile south of Durango Mountain Resort.

The large, open-plan family room has stunning views, a massive wood burning, sandstone fireplace and state-of-the-art entertainment complete with Sony 51' Surround Sound TV, DVD/CD, VCR and Stereo. A second family room (or the 'Bear Den') with 2-Twin Trundle Bed, TV, DVD, a regulation-size billiard table and also a ping-pong table is located in the basement, adjacent to the fourth bedroom which is outfitted with two sets of bunk beds and the location makes it an ideal room for the kids. All king and queen beds have Modal linens and goose down comforters to ensure a cozy and comfortable night's rest!

A wonderful bonus after a day of outdoor activities is the Hot Springs Spa 6 person hot tub on the covered deck. Luxuriate in its soothing warmth while taking in the stunning lake and mountain views and cool, clean mountain air. At night, the stars seem almost touchable.

Our home is that wonderful combination of rusticity and luxury. The bedrooms are comfortable and private and the family areas are well appointed with fine leather couches. Ceiling fans in every room and radiant-heated floors make it comfortable throughout the year. Our location offers you a choice between the dozens of activities available in the area, or complete seclusion - whichever kind of vacation you seek.

Keywords: Lakefront Lodge

STATE OF COLORADO SALES TAX LICENSE 00776694-0000

More Details

Owner
McGregor Converse
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2018

About McGregor Converse

Commercial Real Estate Broker in the Dallas Ft Worth and North Texas area representing national developers and tenants looking for new development and new business locations. Love all outdoor recreation, especially in Southwest Colorado.

McGregor Converse purchased this house in 2003

Why McGregor Converse chose Columbine Lake (Purgatory Lake Drive)

The Durango area and the San Juan National Forest are one of the most beautiful places on earth. The affordable price of real estate and potential for appreciation help in the realization of a life long dream.

What makes this house unique

You will bask in the peacefulness and luxury of seclusion at The Blackjack Lodge. The amenities are wonderful to enjoy at your home away from home. The views are amazing of the surrounding mountains and you feel like you could almost touch the stars at night!

Guestbook comments from the owner

McGregor,



We had a terrific week here at the Blackjack Lodge. There was plenty of snow for skiing, we even got snowed in one day however we needed the break from the slopes. The views out of all windows is fantastic. My family had a great time. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to enjoy your home.
Apr 2005
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Amenities

Columbine Lake (Purgatory Lake Drive) House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2),, Bunk Beds (2), 2 twin trundle A Baby Crib May be available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Two Family Rooms, Hot Springs Spa Hot Tub, Billiard Table, Wood-burning Gas Fireplace, Phones (FREE local & long distance within USA & Canada), High-Speed Internet (DSL) Connection, Sony 51' Surround Sound Big Screen TV, Satellite Direct TV, DVD/CD Player, Toaster Oven, Coffeemaker, Blender, Cookware, Plates, Glasses, Silverware, Full-size Washer and Dryer, One-car Garage, Gas Grill (barbecue), No Pets please.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.82 based on 53 reviews
5

Wonderful vacation in a lovely location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family from Texas visited Blackjack Lodge during the third week of June. This very large, extremely private, well designed home with lake access was perfect for our family of 9. Our kids especially loved the downstairs game area and the lake access with a canoe!! The master bedroom/bath are amazing! The views are beautiful! Being between Durango and Silverton (and across from Purgatory ski resort) made it convenient to enjoy many outdoor adventures in this gorgeous area. Also, the owner, McGregor Converse, is very kind to deal with. Would highly recommend this rental. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all for staying with us and for your lovely review. Please come back soon!
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4

Hard to beat

  • 4 of 5

Loved this place. Awesome deck with hot tub, great fireplace in living room. The hot water works well too if you have read one other prior review. The downstairs rec area has the kids bedroom, the access to it is a very steep spiral staircase that is not small kid friendly though. There is a second stairway but it goes through the garage. Overall great place and only one mile to Purgatory resort.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all for staying with us at Blackjack, you were great guests and we love to have you back any time. HNY
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Thanksgiving Weekend

  • 2 of 5

The location is very nice, but there are some serious draw backs. The water heater is way too small for a house that size and since it is heated by the floor heat you have to turn the temp in the house up to uncomfortable to get the water hot and then only one shower at a time (very poor set up). Two of the bedrooms are very small, beds are small and it's not clean. Over all it was a disappointment.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry you were disappointed in our home, we take great pride in pleasing our customers. When you notified us of the water heater issues we contacted the plumber immediately and he suggested a temporary solution. We have since replaced all the plumbing systems necessary to remedy the issue and dramatically improve the performance. Our bedrooms are represented to scale in our published floor plans with bed sizes noted. Our cleaning services are top notch and we hope to be notified if something isn't done correctly. Thank you
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

My family loved the house. We felt as if we were home. Everything was super accessible and the view was outstanding. We watched movies, played pool, fished and made so many memories. Sad to go.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all for staying with us at Blackjack, we hope you will come again soon. Loved the Family picture. Blessings
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5

Wonderful home and surrounding property

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful weekend for my wife kids and grandkids. The home and grounds were the perfect setting for a family getaway.

Karl

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all for staying with us! You were great guests, come back soon please.
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5

Relaxing and refreshing.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful fall colors were in full bloom. Blessings

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Durango La Plata County Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Sow's Ear and The Old School House
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Glazier Club, Dalton Ranch
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Durango Silverton Railroad
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Highway 550
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Sow's Ear and The Old School House
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Durango Mountain Resort - Purgatory Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Durango Mountain Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Purgatory
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Durango
Nearest Point of Interest
Rockwood Depot
Nearest Point of Interest
Zip Line - Soaring Tree Top Adventures
Nearest Point of Interest
Narrow Gauge Railroad
Nearest Point of Interest
Rafting - Jeep Tours - Mild to Wild Rafting
Nearest Point of Interest
Silverton, CO
Nearest Point of Interest
Ouray, CO
Nearest Point of Interest
Mesa Verde
Car: recommended

Narrow Gauge Railway, Mesa Verde Ruins, Durango Purgatory Resort

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $250
Pet Fee $100

Weekly Rental Rates Quoted include One Night Free.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.