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Cozy Custom Home - Mountain View, Backyard Natl Forest Access

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,760 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

What is your idea of a dream vacation home? If it's a cozy, private cabin situated in pretty Pagosa Springs with access to San Juan National Forest, and where you can watch sunsets over Martinez Canyon from your back covered deck, then we have the place for you. Just 30 minutes from Wolf Creek Ski Area, our canyon home is the perfect retreat for peace and quiet, beautiful views and hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

Our cabin is a custom built year old home with full gourmet kitchen. The quality of construction and level of detail sold us on this home and we believe makes our home unique from other available rentals. Radiant floor heating ensures your tootsies will always be warm, plus the charming wood burning stove adds ambiance and additional warmth. Old barnwood wainscoting encompasses the great room and dining area. Alder wood and black walnut cabinetry, heavy wooden doors and tongue and groove alder wood ceilings give our home its cozy cabin appeal. Brown leather and unique cabin-style furniture beg you to sit down with a book or a board game and relax away an evening in front of the fire. Don't forget the projection screen television/movie system that allows you to view your favorite TV shows, sporting events and movies on the big screen. Of course, music is available too through the excellent sound system with IPOD docking station, cd player and radio capability.

If you love to cook, our kitchen won't disappoint. The state of the art oven also doubles as a convection oven. All our appliances, utensils and dinnerware are shiny and new awaiting yummy dishes to be created and enjoyed. The Weber Gas Grill also provides the ability for casual cookouts on the deck and picnics under the Ponderosa pines, or dine in the dining room and gaze out at views of the canyon while you eat. And since the cabin is situated on nearly a half acre, the wooded backyard provides ample opportunity for children to play or wildlife viewing as Martinez Canyon is a migration path for elk, deer, and other types of wildlife.

After a long day of hiking or skiing, relaxing is easy in your comfortable beds with high quality bedding in all bedrooms. The master bedroom boasts a king sized bed, a Jacuzzi tub and separate walk-in shower with three shower heads for ultimate relaxation. Need to check-in at work or access the internet, use the desk in the master suite and the free WI-FI access. The queen bedroom suite contains furniture beautifully crafted from pine including a queen-sized bed, with handmade nightstands, a six drawer dresser and pinewood bench. Our twin bedroom offers two cedar log beds with nightstand and easily converts into a king-size bedroom offering flexibility in sleeping arrangements.

Other activities are close by too. If fishing is your thing, then Borns Lake Reservoir is a short 10 minute walk from our home. Other nearby lakes and rivers include the San Juan River, Piedra River, Lake Capote, and the Navajo Reservoir among many others. World class golf is available at Pagosa Springs Golf Club. The 27 hole golf course is located a 10 minute drive from the cabin. In addition, we are located 5 minutes from the local supermarket, restaurants, and a yummy brewpub. Downtown Pagosa is a short 10 minute drive and offers opportunities to sample more dining, luxuriate in the hot springs, shop or take in a movie.

So, if our cozy cabin sounds like a good fit for you, please contact us and let us tell you more about it. For more pictures, please check out our website listed below.

Keywords: Cabin, Cozy, Custom, National Forest, Private, Special

More Details

Marcy Stellfox
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 9, 2017

About Marcy Stellfox

I live in Texas but try to get to Pagosa as often as possible. I am a proud owner of 2 Labrador Retrievers and 3 horses. I work for a winery in the Texas Hill Country and enjoy good food, music, wine, books, and travel. My love of hiking, the weather, and the mountains drew me to Pagosa. Pagosa never disappoints and I see myself and my dogs enjoying PS for many years to come.

Marcy Stellfox purchased this house in 2009

Why Marcy Stellfox chose Pagosa Springs

After staring at homes for sale online for several months, I found this home by accident during a street drive by. Once I saw the cabin's quality construction, attention to detail and unique artistry, I was sold. Add to that the fact that the house sits on Martinez Canyon surrounded by Ponderosa pines, boasts a private backyard with amazing canyon and Weminuche mountain peak views and is steps from the San Juan National Forest. A neighborhood lake is a short 10-minute walk from the home, and Pagosa Brewing Company, Chavolos Mexican Restaurant, and City Market are all within a 10-minute drive. Downtown is 15 minutes from our home.

What makes this house unique

For me, the most unique aspect of the home, aside from the artistry inside, is the covered back porch, large private backyard, and ability to hike right into the San Juan National Forest from the trailhead located just yards from the back door.


Pagosa Brewing & Grill
"Great food - try the salmon fish 'n chips. Great selection of award winning locally brewed ..."
Kip's Grill and Cantina
"Best tacos in town!!! Fresh ingredients. As healthy as tacos can get. Try the fish tacos, o..."
Spa at Pagosa Springs
"Located in the heart of downtown, get your soak on at the Spa at Pagosa Springs!!"
City Market Food & Pharmacy
"The only grocery store in town does not disappoint. If you love to cook, you'll find everyt..."
Bear Creek Saloon and Grill -- CLOSED
"Good sandwiches, great place to watch a game. Nice outdoor patio."
Alley House Grille
"This is actually a phenomenal restaurant if you are interested in a little upscale dining. ..."
Chavolo's Bar & Grill -- CLOSED
"Get your basic Mexican fix here. Extensive menu, all your south of the border faves!!"
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Durango Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Pagosa Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
The Pines Club

Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing


Pagosa Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1760 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large walk-in double shower
    2nd Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Twins Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Canyon and mountain views. Very private setting.


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Cozy Custom Home - Mountain View, Backyard Natl Forest Access
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
Austin, TX

Great House in the San Juan National Forest

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house for approximately 9 days. It is situated at the edge of the San Juan National Forest, and there are hiking trails off the back yard. The house was beautiful, well maintained and addressed all of our needs. We would highly recommend this house to anyone looking to stay in Pagosa Springs.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family really loved our stay here. The home offers generous views from the open family/entertaining area to the yard out back. We saw lots of deer wandering around the neighborhood and were even fortunate enough to see a bear one morning lurking around the yard. He found a nice spot to sit on the neighbor's deck--right on top of the railing! lol Don't worry, there were plenty of dogs in the neighborhood to run him off before he got too comfortable. Just remember not to leave any trash or food outside! This was my first time staying in Pagosa Springs so I did everything it had to offer. Hiking (saw some terrific waterfalls!) , rafting, then hot springs and local brews in the evening. The home was close enough to anything and everything. As others have mentioned, the projection screen is a huge bonus--great for netflixing off the blu-ray player! It's not very useful during the day due to limited darkening capabilities but I was too busy exploring the San Juan's and the Weminuche Wilderness anyway. I especially liked being able to link my iPhone to the A/V receiver for listening to music on the home theater or the outdoor speakers. These are just some of the nice touches you will find upon your arrival. From grandparents to grandchildren, everyone loved their week-long stay! I hope to return again soon. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming little cabin

  • 4 of 5

The perfect place for our family to enjoy our spring break. Great backyard views, nice kitchen and great surprise for the projector TV.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and had everything we needed. Our kids loved hanging out in the back yard area and the walking trail. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LOVE this place! So peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

You should see the view out the back windows ... so beautiful. We better go back in the summer so we can hike down to the creek. The home was perfect. Super bonus: you should see how they project the TV on the wall ... it's HUGE and would be totally cool to watch a football game with that arrangement! We'll be back ... thanks!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in Pagosa Springs

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five stayed here quite comfortably before Christmas. The home is very well stocked with anything you might need for cooking. All of the appliances are high-end, and we lacked nothing for our cooking needs for the week. The furnishings are excellent. A little Texas flare, which works for us! The heat is provided by a radiant heat element in the floor, which was really awesome on the toes! There is also a potbelly stove, which provided ample warmth. The bathrooms are very lovely and the bedding comfortable. What more could you ask for? Beautiful grounds? This property has that, too. The house backs to a national forest and the views are lovely! We did not hike the trails out back due to the snow cover, but they would be fabulous in the spring and summer.

This was our second trip to Pagosa Springs/Wolf Creek. The snow was perfect, as was the skiing. We also took a snowmobile tour, which was a lot of fun. Don't hesitate to rent this property. It is perfect for a Colorado vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 8.8%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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