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Hilltop Mountain Retreat on 5 acres but downtown!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Rustic Shabby Chic with fire pit and Stunning Mountain Views!

Hilltop Haven is located on Lewis Street, downtown Pagosa Springs on a total of 5 acres. This gorgeous log home is filled with antiques and southwest relics including many Indian rugs. It is a truly magical home in a magical setting. The home will sleep 7 comfortably with potentially 3 more on the sofa sleepers. The hot springs and restaurants are all within walking distance to ease the aches and pains of a great day hiking, skiing, fishing or rafting. Wildlife stroll through the property. Watch the sunset turn the mountains to purple from the large decks, living, kitchen and dining rooms. There is a campfire and tepee for quality family fun. Welcome to paradise on the hill.

Sean McMullen
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About Sean McMullen

This home was the McMullen's first home they bought together when they first married and is very special to them. Sean and Kirstin met in Atlantic City, New Jersey 16 years ago. Sean is from south Jersey but went to college in New Mexico. He brought Kirstin (from Melbourne, Australia) to the south west.

They now have 3 children: Maggie age 6, Quinn age 5 and Kennedy age 3 and live in Saint Augustine, Florida.

Sean McMullen purchased this house in 1998

What makes this house unique

This home has all the touches that make it a home with a southwest and log cabin feel to make your stay unique and memorable. It is backed up by 5 acres yet it is within walking distance to so much downtown so you get the best of convenience plus wildlife. Hilltop Haven has a southerly aspect filling it with warm sunshine day after day.


Pagosa Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Hilltop Mountain Retreat on 5 acres but downtown!
average rating of 4.40625 based on 32 reviews

Christmas in Pagosa!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 spent Christmas week at Hilltop Haven in Pagosa Springs, and we all agree it was a perfect vacation. The cabin was roomy enough for a large family with teenage boys to relax and feel at home. The kitchen was well stocked and had everything we needed to cook Christmas dinner. The cabin is perfectly situated within walking distance to the hot springs, shopping, and restaurants and has spectacular views of the steamy hot springs and beautiful mountains. We were amazed to see 4-5 deer walking through the yard every evening! It is an absolutely beautiful and scenic 20 minute drive up to Wolf Creek Ski area. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint cabin near downtown Pagosa Springs

  • 3 of 5

We had a great time in Pagosa, and this house was conveniently located a short walk from downtown. The house has a slightly strange layout. The weirdest part being the combined master bath/bedroom... The toilet is a bit close to the bed for our tastes.

Other than the layout, the house was fine and we had a blast.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ignacio, CO

Great placec

  • 5 of 5

Nice n private

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning cabin in town!

  • 5 of 5

Rustic paradise walk too everything!A true Colorado masterpiece my kids loved the hills and trees and tepee and the homey Firepit.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Run down and dirty

  • 1 of 5

The front stairs and railing are treacherous and the master bedroom closet doors were completely detached and just leaning against the wall. There were a couple lightbulbs out and only a few trash can liners provided, so we needed to buy our own. Every drawer and cabinet was dusty and dirty. There was lots of leftover food from other renters left in the fridge. We found numerous personal items from other renters as well, including old toothbrushes and water bottles, toys, bottle caps, etc. There were very few wash clothes provided or hand towels. The picture on the main room TV was grainy, though we rarely watched would still be nice to have one that worked well. The gas range/oven smelled a lot like gas, even when it was not in use. The gas grill outside was out of propane, so we had to refill that as well. The outdoor deck/eating area is so weathered and not maintained that the wood is just a splintery mess...on the decking and benches...we had to sit on towels and really watch the kids to not get splinters. The benches are so old and wobbly that one end just one in our party was particularly big or heavy...they were just ready break. Another thing to be aware of is the bath/toilet in master bedroom are part of the room....they are not separate rooms, as the online pictures might imply. The lockbox to enter was also very tricky and old and hard to access. When contacted about some of these issues, the owner seemed very put-out and made a lot of excuses about not finding good help in Colorado, so I assume they are not local

owners and probably don't personally maintain or oversee the property often. We've used VRBO a number of times and never had an experience like this one before. We had an enjoyable time with our family, but we were very disappointed with the quality of this rental--especially considering the cost. The location was great--very close to the town and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry you feel this way and have had a bad week at the property.It is strange that the last 15 people before you have give it five stars?I can assure you that we do struggle with the pot smoking /dealing help in Colorado as I told the closet doors are fixed .We go every July for a fix up and spruce from Tennant damage.There was no excuse for the maid as we fired our 4th now.As far as the gas stove leaking you lie and slander the home as their is no leaks I am sure.This home is very old 1940 and described as rustic.We are out of state owners and do take care of our property ,but Pot has ruined Colorado that is why we moved.I think you are really OCD.Thanks for your really picky honest review .When you called I told you my DAD died and I was helping my mother all you cared. about was not having enough hand towels, and enough TP and there was a closet full.We do have a washer. dryer?Do not rent this if you are pampered Ritz type.This is described as rustic . The property is nice that had some Tennant damage that I was told was fixed by stoners.They are sacked and we are going yearly to maintain.Do yourself a favor and look at all the reviews.Not the few picky crazy ones.Colorado Pot Laws are destroying work ethic for sure .
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Spring, TX

Sweet and Simple! Access to everything!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had such a wonderful time at this cabin for 5 days over spring break! We got to drive 30mins to play in snow, drive 2 mins to get in a hot spring, drive 5mins to local breweries or to get groceries! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Candy thanks for your comments.My kids love our vacation home and call it the treehouse in the sky!We hope you got to use the fire pit and see our family of wildlife that make the acres their home.Cheers we would love to have you back again.The McMullen Family.
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Pagosa Springs boasts the most snow in Colorado and has the World's largest hot springs all while getting plenty of sunshine in the Southwest. The hot springs are downtown, within walking distance to Hilltop Haven. The great San Jaun river is a stones throw away for world class fly fishing and white water rafting. For those seeking more leisurely activity, stroll along the antique and unique gift shops one block away. Wolfcreek skiing and snowmobiling is a 20 minute drive up the mountain through the most picturesque wildnerness to be experienced.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.