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Tatanka Lodge w/wrap around deck and stone fireplace


Last updated: 02/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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

Keywords: House


Member since: 2003

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Additional damage deposit of $200 (refundable)...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master: 1 queen

    with full Bath...moreless

  • Sunrise Rm.: 1 king

    with small balcony off bedrm....moreless

  • Buffalo Rm.: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    spacious, 3 dressers...moreless

  • Floor mats: 2 twin/ single

    To be placed on floor of 1 of bedrms...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom off Master bedrm.: toilet, combination tub/shower

    double sink...moreless

  • Upstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower

    double sink...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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!...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

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


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • 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


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • 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 for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/25/2017
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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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: 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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/25/2017

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  • Tatanka Lodge w/wrap around deck and stone fireplace

    Tatanka Lodge w/wrap around deck and stone fireplace

  • Buffalo Rm (upstairs)

    Buffalo Rm (upstairs)

  • Kitchen


  • Seasonal 'pond'

    Seasonal 'pond'

  • View East from deck

    View East from deck

  • Bunk bed upstairs w/Queen bed in Buffalo Rm

    Bunk bed upstairs w/Queen bed in Buffalo Rm

  • Patio sitting area

    Patio sitting area

  • Buffalo Rm

    Buffalo Rm

  • Clark's Nutcracker @ water feeder on deck

    Clark's Nutcracker @ water feeder on deck

  • 1/2 of Living Rm.

    1/2 of Living Rm.

  • Picnic area on deck

    Picnic area on deck

  • View of LaPlata peaks from deck

    View of LaPlata peaks from deck

  • Living Rm

    Living Rm

  • Artwork in hall

    Artwork in hall

  • Buffalo Rm

    Buffalo Rm

  • Quiet Corner in Buffalo Rm (w/Queen & Bunk beds)

    Quiet Corner in Buffalo Rm (w/Queen & Bunk beds)

  • Purgatory Ski area (40 min. from house)

    Purgatory Ski area (40 min. from house)

VRBO #26467

This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Monday, March 06, 2017

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