Love the Crisp Mountain Air with Skiing, Hiking, Biking and Amazing Views !
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Casa Gioia Di Vivere
Imagine relaxing nestled in the majesty of the Colorado mountains just minutes from ski slopes, sledding, hiking trails, fishing, river rafting and all that the cool clear air at 8,700 ft altitude brings. Images of the old west, fine dining and historic atmosphere. A day trip to the delightful western town of Durango with its many unique and wonderful restaurants, galleries, shopping and historic train ride to Silverton is close by with our home away from home as your base. Maybe take a step back in time to enjoy a peaceful hike in the incredible mountain village of Ouray with its breathtaking waterfalls, history filled hotels and revitalizing natural hot springs all just a short drive from our condo home.
Casa Gioia Di Vivere is surrounded by tranquil natural beauty just a little over a mile north of Durango Mountain Ski resort (free shuttle service to the resort) with views off both balconies of Needles mountain and backed by deep green forest and hiking trails where you can wander through the wilderness all the way to Denver. Just a 25 mile ride south takes you into Durango or 42 miles to the airport. The location is somewhat remote so a car is required.
Our vacation home offers 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and spacious dinning area with a bar, comfy robes, a warm wood burning fireplace for chilly evenings, flat screen TV, DVD player, wireless internet, games and movies. Firewood is provided as are basic spices some special family recipes to use in the kitchen, 2 balconies to take in the views and underground parking.
Cascade Village offers a full size indoor swimming pool at the lodge, a ski shop and both indoor and outdoor hot tubs for use all year round, bike paths, hiking and tennis courts on site as well as an outdoor fire pit, barbecue and free shuttle service to and from Durango Mountain Resort.
Keywords: Condo, Mountain retreat, ski chalet, cabin, ski condo, mountain villa, getaway, San Juan hiking retreat, Summer vacation rental, Winter vacation rental, 3 bedroom condo, Family vacation home, Girls getaway
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- On floor 1
- 1680 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- King size beds (1) Pillow top mattress with hotel quality sheets and plenty of fluffy pillows, Queen size Beds (1) Pillow Top mattress with hotel quality sheets and plenty of blankets and pillows for chilly nights, Twin or Single Beds (2) Comfortable twin beds together in a roomy space upstairs with a private bathroom....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Skiing and Snowboarding, Free Shuttle to Durango Mountain Resort during ski season, Hiking trails, Workout Facility, Outdoor Hot Tubs, Fishing Pond, Indoor Swimming Pool, Indoor Jacuzzi, Robes in the unit. Amazing dinning options in the area without having to drive to Durango or Silverton. Cascade village gives the feel of a European Chalet with heavy beamed / vaulted ceilings, cozy fireplace, located in the heart of the San Jaun's with wilderness in every direction and peaceful mountain views that will take your thoughts away to nature. The condo is never drafty it always feels cozy and comfortable winter, in summer the mountain breeze and the calming evening showers will relax you into blissful slumber. As one of our guests recently wrote - 'we have fallen deeply in love with these mountains and miss them already - we just can't help but come back'. ...moreless
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- DVD Player
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Nearby Downtown Durango is full of western charm, nationally recognized dinning, one of a kind art treasures, fun filled festivals all year round as well as being the home of the historic railroad....moreless
- Mountain View:
There is a small but lovely little fishing pond at the entrance of Cascade village. Less than a mile north of our home is Cascade creek with rippling water, falls and outstanding hike opportunities. ...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
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- Free Long Distance
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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There is Wireless Internet in the unit with directions beside the phone to access it. Please be patient as the connectivity is usually good but there are times when it goes up a down a bit....moreless
Firewood provided & included in the price is available for you and stacked by the downstairs door in the garage. heavy gloves and fireplace tools are conveniently located beside the fireplace....moreless
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(2) 1 off the Master suite and one off the Dining room. The views of the mountains are stunning from both of them - enjoy coffee in the morning or a glass of wine if the afternoon with the views ! ...moreless
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 9 - Dec 1, 2016
3 night min stay
Early Ski Season
Dec 2 - Dec 15, 2016
3 night min stay
Dec 16 - Jan 3, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee 1 - 6 guests $170
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 9.9%
Bookings are not guaranteed until deposit is received - prices are subject to change at any time. A car is needed for this area. Roads are good and easy to travel
Security deposit of $300.00 due at booking, 50% of total stay due 90 days prior to arrival, final payment due 30 days prior to arrival. We accept personal, echecks, major credit cards through pay pal
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Durango Silverton railroad (train trips), Trimble Hot Springs, Zip Line adventures, horse drawn sleigh rides, ice wall climbing, amazing 4th of July fireworks in Silverton
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: John and Jessica reside in Phoenix, Arizona where we raised four daughters. We have had the good fortune to be able to travel extensively both in the US as well as abroad experiencing many incredible vacation homes all over the world - it always provided us a get away that was much more meaningful more memorable and a real taste of the area culture... which is what prompted us to look for our own very special place to share with others like us who love to travel. Our experience has been that we simply do not enjoy a 'hotel' experience as much as a comfortable spacious environment where friends and family can gather together where the venue allows for cooking together, playing games in the evening or sharing a hot coffee on the balcony with a fabulous view in our robes and pj's - those are the special times we treasure the most. It is our goal to create a warm and friendly vacation home that truly is all about ' THE JOY OF LIVING' lots of laughter, definitely some romance and above all comfort for you, your family and friends to experience the magic of these very special mountains together. Mine and John's passion for the outdoors and need for an escape from our hectic professional lives is what brought us to the Colorado mountains. Our Casa Gioia Di Vivere (joy of living) provides us a place to connect with nature, celebrate life through adventure, food, wine, friends and family. It is a place where we have made new friends created memories and a place that still takes our breath away every morning when we wake up and look out the windows. We hope you come to visit and when you do you are as enchanted with the area and our home as we have been we believe you will come back again and again. Once you have been in the graceful atmosphere of these mountains it is hard to resist as your heart will tug at you to once again rest in the peace of their shadows.
Why the Owner Chose Durango, CO, USA:
We decided our permanent get away would be at Cascade Village, on the mountain between Durango and Silverton because of what the immediate area offers. From hiking out the back door to the free shuttle service to Durango Mountain Resort during ski season, indoor swimming pool and outdoor hot tubs under the stars it is the perfect place for us. The area is easy to reach by car in a day trip from Phoenix, northern Texas, New Mexico, Las Vegas or parts of California and the airport in Durango is convenient for those from further away. Our condo unit space is very well planned with ample underground parking which can be a real blessing in snowy months and protection for your car during sudden summer rain or hail storms. The floor plan is multi-functional and roomy with over 1,600 square feet to spread out and relax in. The condo provides private space in each bedroom, 3 large bathrooms and plenty of community space for eating or relaxing together including a cozy loft with TV and DVD player to get away from the crowd downstairs when you need to or when the kids need a little space of their own. With only a short drive into Durango or Silverton, Cascade Village provides a home base with easy access to a wide variety of local activities both winter and summer months and is a delightful quiet get away in spring with amazing color and delightful weather in the fall. Cascade Village is just far enough out of town to experience a tranquil atmosphere even in the high summer and winter seasons but yet close enough to towns to partake of the area festivals, shopping, restaurants and events. It has proven to be the perfect location for all our needs and hope you will find it as wonderful a spot as we do. In the over 6 years we have been coming to this area we still never get enough of the amazing outdoors, delightful experiences in town or the simple, breathtaking majesty of the mountains that surrounds us here and allows us to shut out the rest of the world.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
You will find all the comforts of home at Casa Gioia Di Vivere. We have provided for your convenience comfy robes in each bedroom. There are warm coverlets for use in front of the fireplace where you can enjoy Cable TV, a selection of DVD's (or bring your own), games and books. Our well equipped kitchen has some of our favorite family recipes and spices for your enjoyment are available in the kitchen. The upstairs loft welcomes you with reclining rocking chairs, another TV with a DVD player, pillows, candles and reading materials. The Master Suite offers a private escape with a oversize rain shower and 4 body sprays in the bathroom as well as a walk out balcony with incredible views and King size bed. ** Please plan to bring breakfast groceries as there are limited restaurants in the immediate area that provide a morning meal ** In summer months we have gravity recliners on both balconies and a small coleman grill for your use. Our home is decorated with some local art and flavors of all the outdoor sports we are so passionate about here in the San Juans. You will notice the wonderful architecture of our buildings reminding your of an alpine chalet with thick walls, heavy exposed wood beams and vaulted ceilings throughout the units. The ambiance of the design will add to your alpine experience and as one of our guests recently said to me 'Your condo clearly is in one beautiful spot on the planet! Covered,protected parking directly outside you door under the unit with a private entrance steps from you car can be a real lifesaver in bad weather and so much easier to transport luggage and groceries than a remote parking lot offered at many of the other area facilities. Our Mountain home was just completely painted outside and inside the garage. Our home is family and group friendly. Experience tells us that we are well set up for groups of guys on a ski week - ladies on a retreat or families reconnecting with each other and nature.
- Primary: (602) 618-1058 (Arizona, USA)
- Secondary: +1 6026183549
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Spacious, well equipped kitchen open to dining and family room.
Charming open plan, with vaulted ceilings and local mountain decor.
Master bedroom with private balcony & bath
Cozy twin bedroom, full private bath complete with spacious walk in closet.
Main floor full bath.
Lodge amenities include, dart board, pool table, flat screen tv, books and games
Outdoor deck hot soaking tubs for soothing those aches and pains, all seasons.
Convenient covered parking is included (two spaces)
Historic train ride to Silverton through amazing hard to get to wilderness.
Fall hike just a few miles north of our home.
Ouray has been a special destination of world travelers for more than 100 year
A summer day looking south from our balcony.
Dining room with table for six, serving sideboard and balcony with views.
Roomy bar, seats four additional guests with stunning light fixtures.
Remodeled master bath with oversize shower, six shower heads and granite counter
Second master bedroom located on the main floor with private bath.
Community lodge offers additional space for gathering and relaxation.
Indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi are located in the lodge.
Sauna is located in the pool area.
In winter, the convenient ski shuttle picks you up and drops you off.
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
White water rafting on the Animas river.
Your hosts John and Jessica welcome you.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Friday, October 14, 2016
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