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Spacious 3BR Log Cabin Sleeps 15 - Private Hot Tub - 4 Miles to Ski - Mtn. Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom (1 With Loft) + Bonus Theater Room, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-15)

The Lodge at Mill Creek

Elevation 8,768 Feet

3 Bedroom/3.5 Bath

Sleeps 15


This enchanting lodge is located just 4 miles north of Durango Mountain Resort. Be at resort activities in minutes, while feeling away from it all in a quiet and secluded, wooded paradise. The location of the home is also convenient for trips to the mining town of Silverton, one of the beauties of the four corners. As you arrive at the property you will find beautiful mountain and pond views from the deck. A large gazebo covers the large private hot tub. The large kitchen is a cook's dream with plenty of space and updated appliances. The family can gather around the large island with bar seating or sit at one of the 2 dining tables with seating for 12. There is a lovely sitting area with a large wood fireplace, perfect for curling up and watching the snow fall. Downstairs you will find theater room with 3 couches and an 80" flat panel TV. One of the couches is a sofa sleeper for additional sleeping options. There is a large laundry and utility room with washer and dryer on this floor as well. Upstairs on the top floor you will find 3 bedrooms. The master suite has a king bed with private bath and private balcony overlooking the mountains. The second bedroom features 2 queen beds. A full bath can also be found on this floor. The third bedroom is great for the kids featuring 2 queen beds plus a sleeping loft with 2 twin mattresses. This room also has a private bath. Step outside to enjoy a soak in the large, private hot tub or take in the beauty of the ponds and surrounding mountains. Please note due to the remote location this home does not have internet access. Cell phone service is typically good enough to use your hot spot to connect.

*Excludes Christmas/New Years/Spring Break

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Property Manager
Jenna Byers, Gwen Buscher
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Jenna Byers, Gwen Buscher

Durango Red Cliff Properties




Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Spacious 3BR Log Cabin Sleeps 15 - Private Hot Tub - 4 Miles to Ski - Mtn. Views
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Not what we expected

  • 3 of 5

We were so excited to stay at this house but when we actually arrived our excitement disappeared pretty fast. The garage is too small for a full size SUV so we had to leave our car outside. It was 5F when we arrived. The fridge smelled so bad we didn't want to use it at all. It was hot on the main floor but it was freezing on the second floor where all of the bedrooms are located. We had a 4 year old with us so we had to use all the blankets we had plus the once we have brought with us. We rented this house for 4 nights but left after 3 because of how cold this house was. There is no cell phone connection at all. Oh and in case you have to get up in the middle of the night you will wake the whole house up because of the squicking floors. They said there will be coffee filters but we didn't find any. The only good thing about this property is the location and the views outside , they were gorgeous. We were dissatisfied with our stay and the amount of money we paid for this place.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really wish you would have called us the first day to let us know of these items. There is a second thermostat for the upper level bedrooms that it sounds like you missed turning up. We also have back up supplies such as coffee filters we could have pointed you to. This is why we state in our arrival directions to call us with any concerns or questions, we are here to help. The fridge was thoroughly cleaned the day before your arrival. This is a very rustic cabin made from real wood logs so yes the floors do squeak, it is one of its charming quirks. When you choose a rustic log cabin you have to expect it to be just that. We have not had any other guests complain of not getting cell service but the home is in a more remote location, which as you mentioned is one of the highlights. Sometimes you also need to turn your phone off and on again so it connects to a closer service tower, something now everyone knows to do. I am very confused as to how your SUV did not fit in the garage. It is a full garage that has fit multiples car and SUVs of different sizes over the years so that issue sounds like "user error". We are sorry you did not think to give us a call to help as we could have made your stay much more enjoyable.
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Cindy jester 116 rendezvous, Amarillo texas

  • 5 of 5

Cindy jester, 116 rendezvous, Amarillo Texas. We give the lodge a five star! When we drove up we knew we had hit a home run, beautiful place, everything you could think of for comfort in a mountain setting. The home was spotless, all the modern conveniences in a spectacular cabin atmosphere. The views were breathtaking and easy access to any activity Durango and silverton has to offer. Our bucket list adventures included Atv at silverton, train and ziplining . We will recommend this place to everyone and can't wait to come back. The whole process was easy with the property managers. Thank you for our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Gorgeous!!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures on line really attracted us to this property, but to be there was amazing! From the beautiful views out of every window and deck to the spacious living space and kitchen area was way better than imagined. This place has everything! We usually go camping and pack half of the kitchen and house so it was so nice to walk in to a completely furnished kitchen and cabinets. We had 11 people staying - 3 couples - five in our room with the loft, another had 4 with the two queens and sofa sleeper, and the other was a couple without kids so they had the master suite. They had family staying at a resort nearby, so a couple of evenings the 3 of them came for dinner. The kitchen was the perfect size to accommodate everyone eating, laughing and talking! The hot tub was a huge hit for the 5 kids ages 9-22. One night we roasted hotdogs and s'mores and enjoyed the meteor shower later that evening on the deck. The movie room downstairs is a great feature but where we come from its over 100 degrees in August so we wanted to spend as much time in the cool mountain air as possible. Because we were so close to everything and Colorado offers so many outdoor activities we spent a lot of time away from the cabin. We rented jeeps in Silverton and drove to Engineer Pass and the Alpine Loop, rode the train from Durango to Silverton, hiked in Ouray, played at the Purgatory Village, horseback riding and shopping. Wished we had had more time to relax, but we did enjoy breakfast and coffee out on the deck every morning. It's my daughters senior year so I took advantage of the beautiful mountain scene off the deck and the meadow with pond to capture some wonderful pictures to use for graduation! Thank you for helping make our week perfect - We definitely recommend staying at this cabin!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Granada Hills, Ca.

Amazing Rocky Mountain Lodge!!

  • 5 of 5

Driving up to the Lodge we all cheered!! It was way bigger and more beautiful than the pictures had shown. The Lodge was amazing inside and out. All the comforts of home and more. It fit all 15 of us comfortably! We loved cooking in the big kitchen, the kids loved the huge media room and spent alot of time in the Jacuzzi, which looked out onto the mountains. We felt like we were out in the middle of the forest and loved it!!! We hope to be back sooner than later.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your time at the lodge! We agree that the photos do not do it justice and are so pleased it was better than you expected. We hope to have you come back and stay with us again!
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United States

Cool Colorado

  • 5 of 5

This home exceeded all our expectations. Even though it was near a highway, we felt secluded. The view of the mountains around us was beautiful. My husband enjoyed throwing a line out in the pond below every morning. Our four grandchildren, ages five to ten, played board games left in the house instead of playing video games. They loved the theater with the 80" screen in the basement. My daughter and I were in love with the kitchen's spacious layout with its subzero fridge.

My only concern with the place were the threats of losing part or all the deposit for a myriad of small infractions. I worried over missing some tiny detail that would make me forfeit the deposit. I would have appreciated knowing all those details prior to sending any payment. Also, there was an extra fee imposed if you paid by credit card, which was a first for me, and I have rented several VRBO's.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the home. Yes, we do have rules in place to preserve the quality of our homes not only for our guests but for our owners as well. I am sorry you felt you had to worry though, our rules are just common sense little things that keep our homes looking great for everyone. We try to be very clear about our cash discount and fees on the listing as well as during the booking process and we do give all of our guests the option to choose how they would like to pay. We hope you can come visit us again!
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Westfield, Indiana

Awesome Home!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 11 just spent a week at the Lodge at Mill Creek. What a wonderful experience! We came from all over - Indiana, Alabama and the Denver area. Everyone's expectations were met, to the fullest! The house was fabulous - generous rooms, jaw-dropping view from the deck and the kitchen window .... never had any problem convincing anyone to wash or dry the dishes, because we would just stand there and gawk at the three peaks with their snow-capped tops. Kitchen was a dream ..... so easy to work in, and plenty of room for 11 people to mill around, waiting for the food to come forth. Appreciated the special water filtration facet - we were consuming tons of water to help fend off any altitude issues. Would recommend this home in a heart-beat, and wish life would provide us with a second chance to revisit.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the home and do hope you get a chance to visit us again!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Durango La Plata County Airport
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Public Course - Dalton Ranch
Nearest Train
31 Miles
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Nearest Motorway
0.15 Miles
US Highway 550
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Purgatory/DMR Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

Approx. 29 Miles to Downtown Durango


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Durango Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Half Bath - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Two Queen Beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Two Queen Beds plus Two Twin Mattresses in Loft
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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