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Family Reunions in Mountain Lodge!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Mountain Lodge, 3 Bedrms (2 Q's, 1 K, 1 bunk), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

We call our beautiful Colorado mountain home 'Tatanka Lodge.' It is nestled among tall old growth ponderosa pines on 35 private acres with a big wrap-around deck and views of the La Plata peaks. Just 10 mins. west from downtown Durango, 35mins. from Mesa Verde National Park and about 40 mins. from 'Purgatory' ski area. The main and upper floors are available for rental with private entrance from the deck.

The home is artfully decorated in mostly Southwestern decor. Living room focal points are a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and a log sofa with water buffalo hide cushions. The dining room has an heirloom French Provincial dining set. Master bedroom/bath is on the main floor with kitchen, dining room, and living room; two big bedrooms upstairs with full bath and walk-in closets. Total beds: 2 Queens, 1 King, 1 Bunk so it sleeps up to 8 with extra floor mats available for kids. There is wall-to-wall carpeting throughout the house, dishwasher, W/D, TV/DVD, plentiful bed, bath linens & kitchenware. Also BBQ grill and picnic set on the deck.

Relax on the deck to view the stars, the surrounding hills and La Plata peaks. Take an after dinner walk down the hill to a sweet little meadow and easy trails. For more vigorous adventures hike the miles of mountain trails in national forest lands, go for a horse ride at one of the stables, raft or fish the Animas River, ski Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory), take the Narrow Gauge Railway to Silverton or stroll down Main St. with its art galleries, clothing stores and various ethnic restaurants. Whether you take it slow or ride 'em cowboy there's always something to delight you in Durango.


* A ground floor apartment (with it's own entrance thru the garage) is occupied by quiet year round tenants with a dog. Guests occupy the main 2 floors of the lodge with the main entry and wrap-around deck.


Extra refundable Damage Deposit if you bring a dog: $150

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Florence Gaia
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 12, 2017

About Florence Gaia

I'm a enthusiastic transplant from MA. Born and raised in Rutherford, NJ just across from "the City", spent 30 yrs in MA happily living in Lexington and Plum Island, Newburyport in a beach house but the wild beauty of the Rocky Mtns of Colorado always called to me and I finally found my dream home here in Durango. Went to college @ Seton Hall University and Boston College. I'm happy to share my home when I'm OOT visiting family back East with guests who appreciate and love the mountains as I do.

Florence Gaia purchased this house in 2001

What makes this house unique

This is the perfect lodge for family reunions (sleeps 8) or quiet couple/family vacations. You have the beauty of the LaPlata vistas, whispering breezes through ponderosa pines cradling you, birds singing, an occasional deer or coyote wandering through the yard. Yet only 10 mins. from downtown Durango allows an easy trip for groceries, restaurants, movies, fishing or shopping.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay at Tatanka Lodge. It was a great place for the grandchildren. They also loved the dog from downstairs. We certainly would recommend the lodge our freinds. Thank you again for making the lodge available. We were all sad when we had to leave.
Aug 2004
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Durango West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom off Master bedrm. - toilet , combination tub/shower , double sink
    Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , double sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen , with full Bath
    Sunrise Rm. - 1 king , with small balcony off bedrm.
    Buffalo Rm. - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , spacious, 3 dressers
    Floor mats - 2 twin/ single , To be placed on floor of 1 of bedrms
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • 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
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Trash Service, bird feeders, Ceiling Fans in the kitchen, dining room, and master bedroom, at our elevation of 7500 feet Air Conditioning is NOT necessary, * NO SMOKING!


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Family Reunions in Mountain Lodge!
average rating of 4.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Overall we did enjoy having the privacy in your home.

We were saddened because of flight cancelations we were not able to start enjoying until Sunday.

Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Horseback Riding or Pack Trips, Hot Springs, Jeep Tours, Four Wheeling, Scenic Drives, Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway, Animas River Kayaking or River Tubing, MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $350
Clean-Up $110
Tax Rate 4.5%

Guests occupy the main part of lodge: 1st & 2nd floor. Ground floor apartment occupied by quiet year round tenants.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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