|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
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The Purgatory Lake Chalet
Elevation 8,872 Feet
3 Bedroom/2 Bath
2,150 Square Feet
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Welcome to the Purgatory Lake Chalet. This home is exactly what you picture when you think Colorado ski chalet. Located just 2 miles from Purgatory/Durango Mountain Resort, this home is a great place to stay for your next Durango vacation. The chalet was just beautifully remodeled to include a new kitchen and updated bathrooms. The main floor features a large, fully stocked kitchen with bar seating for 2 as well as a dining area with seating for 8. The spacious living room has plenty of space for the entire family to curl up by the large fireplace or play a game of cards at the game table. There is a queen sofa sleeper available. The downstairs bath features a wonderful sauna. A private bedroom with queen bed is also on the main floor. Upstairs you will find the loft with futon. The master bedroom features a queen bed, tv in room, private balcony access, and a private bath. The front bedroom features a queen bed and also has its own private balcony. There is a bbq and outdoor dining on the back deck where you can take in the beautiful mountain views. Enjoy great lake fishing, swimming and tubing at Lake of the Pines, just a short walk through the meadow right behind the home. Please note this home does not have internet access.
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We went for Thanksgiving and it was the best! The cabin had everything we need it! We had such an amazing time!
My wife and I stayed at this property from July 14-18 2014. We were drawn to this listing because of the advertised access to the private lake. We were unpleasantly surprised to find that there really isn't lake access since the water is so low behind the house that about all you can access is weeds and muck. In addition, do not let the photos fool you. They show a property where the grounds around the home are neatly mowed and trimmed. This is not the case. The grass around the home had not been mowed for some time and in some areas was waist high on me (I'm 6 feet tall). Only a small strip that leads from the parking area to the deck was trimmed. This probably wouldn't have been a big deal but we had our dog with us and the small trimmed area wasn't really enough for walking our German Shepard. When we complained about the grass/lake they said this was a "rustic property" and the area around it was a "wild meadow" (an understatement) but that doesn't explain the photos showing it being mowed. They did give us recommendations for some other lakes to visit which were very nice but we were planning on walking to a lake...we could have stayed anywhere and driven to these other lakes. The interior of the home is OK, and it was relatively clean although there may be a rodent problem (as evidenced by the traps in the living room and the droppings we found in some of the pots and pans). The water for the property is apparently very hard and many of the fixtures are badly corroded/rusted. The bedframe in the master bedroom was so loose we were afraid to use it, and the sliding glass doors that lead to the upstairs deck were so dirty you could hardly see out of them. On a positive note, this property would probably be a good place to stay during ski season. It is located very close to DMR and the large fireplace in the massive living room would be really nice to sit in front of after a long day of skiing. Unfortunately that wasn't an option for us in July. To be fair, we were given a 10% refund after voicing our complaints but given what they promise relative to what they deliver, 10% was hardly adequate as far as we were concerned.