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La Plata Mountains Cabin - Nestled in the Pines - Mesa Verde

(31 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Log Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 bath (Sleeps 4) + can set up bedding for 2 additional

ENJOY THE CHARM THAT ONLY A LOG CABIN CAN GIVE in this cozy quiet 2-bedroom vacation rental. Perfect for a romantic secluded getaway or you can bring the whole family. The children will love finding the board games and puzzles. When they tire of being indoors they have 3 acres of forest to play and wander on where they can let their imaginations fly.
Get a refreshing night's sleep in the new comfortable queen bed. Also find two twin beds in the 2nd bedroom .

Check out my listing on my bunkhouse cabin (#844811) or both cabins combined (#1019275) for larger parties. You can also scroll down and click on the links to "More information about La Plata Mountains Cabin" & "All My Rental Listings" .

COMFORT AND AMBIANCE - you can feel the warmth of the wood burning stove and see the beauty of the dancing flames through the glass window. Due to the new clearstory windows located at the top of the exposed beam ceiling natural sunlight fills each room with daytime brightness and sparkle. The shade of the pine trees always keeps the temperature in the cabin perfect.

BEAUTY AND CLEANLINESS - Find everything you need in the full kitchen to prepare your favorite meals. Dine on the pine kitchen table or out on the shaded porch. The bathroom has recently been remodeled, new entry addition and the owner has refinished most of the woodwork throughout the cabin and added many unique handcrafted touches. For your convenience find a washer and dryer. Linens are provided. Watch the new flat screen television, enjoy movies or listen to music with the cabin's new digital surround-sound system.
This cabin is comfortable, very clean, full of natural light from the many windows, has simple tasteful decorating and is well-maintained. While relaxing on the shaded porch watch the deer and the birds and see the sunset over Mesa Verde in the distance.
At an elevation of 7,820 feet the shade of the tall pines makes for cool evenings and comfortable days. The cabin is nestled on 3 forested acres of Ponderosa Pines and Gambel's Oak in beautiful Echo Basin, in the foothills of the La Plata Range of the San Juan Mountains. It is conveniently located right off a paved country road yet affords easy access to the boundary of the San Juan National Forest which is only a mile away.
This vacation rental is the perfect headquarters for the outdoor enthusiast or the sightseeing traveler.

Keywords: La Plata Mountains Cabin, Nestled in the Pines, San Juan Mountains, 1 mile to National Forest, Cabin
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/15/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be at least 21 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Enjoy our no smoking in cabin environment....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Queen size bed (1) All new bed and mattress in master bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twins in second bedroom. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1 : toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • 'Shaded porch,' 'Private forest setting,' 'Deer & other wildlife on acreage' ...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    cards, coloring books, board games and puzzles...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    New digital flat screen TV with DVD surround sound system. You can also listen to your favorite CDs on this system....moreless

  • Video Games
  • Video Library:

    Have a few local documentary DVD's and a few others...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    View of Mesa Verde, Meneffee Ridge, surrounding forest and pastoral lands, deer and other wildlife....moreless

  • Rural:

    In an area consisting mainly of farm and ranch land. A mix of both open rolling pastoral and forested areas. Horses, cows and wildlife. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining table has 4 chairs and have 4 additional folding chairs available if needed...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Wood Stove is the best primary heat but have electric baseboards for back up....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    The glass door wood stove area is a great place to pull up the rocking chairs and enjoy the warmth on a cool evening...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered shade porch with outdoor furniture...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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from 31 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,050 $3,600

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • cleaning fee $60 + tax
  • Tax Rate 5.2%


Rate of $160 per night is for up to 4 persons. Can set up mattresses and bedding for 2 additional guests @ $10 per person per night. VRBO/Home Away does not always give accurate quotes. Contact owner for more options if you have a larger group.

Monthly rate is negotiable.

A $400 deposit is required to secure reservation, which turns into a refundable damage deposit

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/15/2017
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Durango or Cortez
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Millwood Jct. - Columbine - Mancos Brewing Company
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
Durango - Cortez
30 Miles
Nearest Train
Durango/Silverton Historic Narrow Guage
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Millwood Jct. - Absolute Bakery
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
Durango - Telluride

'Scenic San Juan Skyway Drive,' 'Hiking,' 'Mountain biking,' 'Horseback Dinner Rides 1mile,' 'Jeeping,' 'Echo Basin Circle Drive,' 'Easy access to mountains,' 'San Juan National Forest access 1 mile,' 'Durango Narrow Gauge Steam Train,' 'River rafting,' 'Premier big-game hunting,' 'Fall colors,' 'Sleigh Rides 1 mile,' 'Dog sledding,' 'Downhill and Cross-Country Skiing in area,' 'Ute Mountain Tribal Park,' ' Mesa VerdeNational Park,' 'Anasazi Heritage Center,' 'Hovenweep National Monument,' 'Canyon of the Ancients National Monument,' 'Numerous Other Archeological Sights,' 'Awesome Southeast Utah Canyon Country is just a day trip,' Phils World (a premier mountain biking park); etc.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We moved to the mountains of Colorado in 1974, fell in love with all it has to offer and have made it our cherished home. Here we raised our two children who are amazing young adults now. Over the years we built our house, 2-story garage with guest room and barn and have treated the land with care. Skiing, hiking, gardening, raising our own beef, landscaping the property and enjoying our dog and cat keep life interesting. To that, we add traveling both afar and near with all the variety that is in the Four Corners. Yes, we find time to pursue our careers. Rollin is a self-employed consulting geologist and Robin is an educator.

Why the Owner Chose Mancos, CO, USA:
We purchased the cabin in fall 2010 from our friend George and his family who used it as a vacation getaway. George and his wife Margaret built this log cabin at the same time we created our home so we had a lot in common and enjoyed seeing them when they or their family members came to get away from it all. Since buying the cabin we have been working hard and having fun getting it ready to be a vacation rental. Much refinishing and insulating to make it winter worthy. In 2015 we remodeled the one room bunkhouse and added a bathroom, kitchenette, and deck, turning it into a compact uniquely crafted 2nd cabin. We live just a short walk away and enjoy offering this comfortable vacation property for your next getaway into nature. We are located in beautiful Echo Basin by the entrance of the San Juan National Forest with the Echo Basin Loop Drive. We are a five-mile drive from Mancos, Colorado with nearby Mesa Verde National Park, Ute Mountain Tribal Park and so many other exciting and interesting destinations.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
We love to relax on the shaded porch with a cool drink while watching the deer, listening to the birdsong and watching a gorgeous sunset. In the fall the aspen and Gambel oak trees in the area afford an amazing color show. Whether you are in the area for outdoor sports activities, sightseeing or just relaxing, the cabin is a great place to stay.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/15/2017

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  • Cabin - south view with shaded porch

    Cabin - south view with shaded porch

  • Winter wonderland

    Winter wonderland

  • North side Winter 2015

    North side Winter 2015

  •  living room

    living room

  • View of dining area from living room

    View of dining area from living room

  • dining area

    dining area

  • 2nd bedroom - 2 twin beds

    2nd bedroom - 2 twin beds

  • deer with bunkhouse & cabin in background

    deer with bunkhouse & cabin in background

  • Herd of elk out the backdoor of owners nearby residence

    Herd of elk out the backdoor of owners nearby residence

  • Remnants of an old mill in the La Platas

    Remnants of an old mill in the La Platas

  • Mesa Verde NP toward the sunset

    Mesa Verde NP toward the sunset

  • From south covered deck

    From south covered deck

  • Cabin- south side

    Cabin- south side

  • Cabin - North entry addition built in 2015

    Cabin - North entry addition built in 2015

  • Living room

    Living room

  • living room

    living room

  • Main Cabin kitchen and entry

    Main Cabin kitchen and entry

  • Master bedroom - new queen bed

    Master bedroom - new queen bed

  • Remodeled in 2012

    Remodeled in 2012

  • Gathering of bucks 20 feet from cabin

    Gathering of bucks 20 feet from cabin

  • Star Peak from owners nearby residence

    Star Peak from owners nearby residence

  • First sign of spring

    First sign of spring

  • resident mule deer

    resident mule deer

  • Simple native landscape

    Simple native landscape

VRBO #349256

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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