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 8 comfortably with potentially 1 more on the oversized sofa. 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.
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- Min Stay2 nights
Rustic Shabby Chic with fire pit and Stunning Mountain Views!
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- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 20, 2018
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 12, Quinn age 11 and Kennedy age 9 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.
Really homey and beautiful
Needed to unwind from camping all week and the home provided just that ❤️
Cute little hideaway cabin on the edge of town!
This was a wonderful get away for our family. We really enjoyed the location of this cabin and the deer in the front yard 3 of 5 days during our stay! We felt right at home for our week stay.
Pretty funky old house, good location
The house looks better in the pictures. It is a good location; just one street from the main street, but the houses around this house are run down. This house could use a little love; the yard is overgrown with weeds. The house itself was ok, very eclectic. I had read the master bathroom was kind of weird and it is but it was ok. There was a pretty large beehive under the steps you see in the first picture; there are about 7 steps then you go up another 4-5 to get to the door. On the first steps we saw a lot of bees flying around and before my husband even got up them he was stung. We used the side door the rest of our stay. I called the owner and he had a bee keeper come get it the next day, so I really appreciated that.
We had deer walk through the yard all the time and enjoyed being able to walk to go out to eat, shop etc.
Super fun great location.
Great location in a beautiful town
Our family of 5, ages 9-55, enjoyed our stay at the Hilltop Mountain Retreat. As other reviewers have mentioned, the house is rustic but clean and well cared for. The layout is funky, but full of light. The living room has one comfy, old couch and a few other seats (not as comfy) to the side. Large eating space and a well stocked kitchen; lots of pots, pans, dishes, silverware, mugs (love how they hang above the sink), nice gas stove, good outdoor grill and spices (in a box over the stove). Very comfortable beds and pillows!
The location is great. Very quiet for being in town. You can walk to the river and restaurants. Lots of birds and deer. The hilltop was a bit disappointing - we climbed up behind the house for a nice view...but the ground was very crumbly, steep, and full of little cacti at the top. No real lawn or trails. The trees and wildflowers are lovely. My kids loved the house layout and the wildlife.
Some notes: Bring toilet paper, bar soap and hand soap (all were very low or missing, but we shopped nearby and left the place stocked). More outdoor chairs would be nice. There is a picnic table and two comfortable chairs. Maybe, bring your own camp chairs for outdoor seating. We found really good food at :The Rose, Kipps Grill and the Sage trailer all near the house. Stores close early, 5-6ish. Great swimming hole at Yamaguchi Park. Free hot spring pools along the river near the Visitors Center. The locals are so friendly and can point you to easy hikes, swimming holes and eats.
Things were very clean, accept when we first sat on the couch we found it covered in white (animal?) hair. I was grossed out but our kids did not care. We brushed it off the best we could without a vacuum.
Notes on visiting in Summer: We hit a heat wave in June. Lows in the 50s after 8pm and before 10am..then into the high 80s and low 90s the rest of the day. The house does not have AC (which we expected, and is the norm in town). The temps were in the high 80s indoors from the afternoon into the evening. Around 7:30pm we opened all the doors and windows to let in cooler air. We learned to be in the river around 3-6 to beat the heat. The locals said the monsoons should come later in the Summer and will cool things down.
Overall a great stay. We would love to come back when it is a bit cooler!
Fun family house, with a convenient location
My family of 5 really enjoyed our stay here. We wanted something that gave us the feel of being a bit off grid, but also with a convenient location. This was perfect! My two young daughters loved the bunk beds, the huge bath tub in the master bedroom and running and playing outside in the tee-pee, and on the deck. We were able to walk to all of the restaurants that we wanted to try, and also down by the river. We would definitely stay here again! Thank you for allowing us to stay.
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.