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Spacious Mountain Home, Best Views, Skiing, Frpl. Wifi. Pets

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Home + Detached Studio, 4 bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-11)

Nestled on the mountainside of the San Juan River Resort, this attractive mountain retreat, three bedroom, two bath home and studio apartment have magnificent, views. The property is located 20 minutes from Wolf Creek Ski Area and 10 minutes from Pagosa Springs. Pets allowed with permission.

Serendipity Home: Sleeps up to eight in two queens, three twins, and enough room in the twin bedroom for the euro bed or cots. It has large windows and wrap around decks for enjoying the breathtaking views. The pine paneling, gas log fireplace, cowboy decor, fully stocked kitchen, dishwasher, washer, dryer, games, wireless internet, and 2 satellite TV's with movies provide just the right atmosphere and amenities to fully enjoy your stay.

Serendipity Studio: A large space with a ¾ bath and nice décor. It is located above the detached two-car garage and has two private entrances. Serendipity studio sleeps up to three in a very comfortable queen futon sofa, and a portable cot. It has large windows, providing magnificent mountain views and a TV with VCR, movies provided. There is a kitchenette with microwave, mini-refrigerator, crock pot, counter-top electric burner, George Foreman Grill and enough cooking and serving utensils to enjoy a great meal or B-B-Q.

Serendipity Both: Two families or larger groups will have plenty of beds, kitchen and bath space while still enjoying each others company by renting both the main house and guest studio. Discounts are available for both spaces.

No smoking. Pets allowed with permission.

Please go to our web site to see availability calendar and more information

Keywords: Beautiful Mountain Home and Guest Studio. Forest Access, Pet Friendly, Military Discounts, Views, Skiing, Kids Trout Pond, Fish or Raft the San Juan River.

More Details

Colleen Doan
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About Colleen Doan

I am a Colorado native, born in Boulder. My family vacations were spent hiking, fishing and skiing the Rockies. My husband's and my favorite place for activities and views is Pagosa Springs Colorado. Our vacation homes are family owned and managed. Serendipity Mountain Home is a little piece of heaven.

Colleen Doan purchased this house in 2002

Why Colleen Doan chose Pagosa Springs

The San Juan Mountains are the most beautiful combination of pine forest, aspens, lakes and rivers in all of Colorado. The Pagosa Springs area remains unspoiled with enough activities for everyone in the family.

What makes this house unique

Best stream fishing around. Hunting, hiking, horseback rides, skiing, snow mobile rides, sitting on the porch and taking in the views in the day and the millions of stars at night.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I wanted to drop you a quick thank you note for doing such a great job prepping the home and letting us share your space. We had a very memorable and wonderful family gathering in Pagosa.
Jun 2015
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San Juan River Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 3/4 bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Downstairs Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Full bath next to bedroom
    Upstairs Master Suite - 1 queen , Deck w/view, TV, sitting area, full bath next to bedroom
    Upstairs 'kids' Bedroom - 3 twin/ single , 1 child bed , great room for kids or single adults
    Studio Apartment - Lg. studio over garage,kitchenette, 3/4 bath, views.
  • Queen size Beds (3) Two queen bedrooms in the main house and 1 queen bed in the studio., Twin or Single Beds (3) Three twins in the 'kids' bedroom of the main house., Child Beds (1) A toddler bed has been reconstructed many times by our guests in the 'walk in' closet of the kids bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen futon in the studio and extra long sofa in the main house.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Wireless Internet, 2 Satellite TV's, Propane Grill (BBQ), Walk to Fishing, Forest Access, Great Mountian Views, Pets Allowed with Permission, Military Discounts, Tranquility


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Spacious Mountain Home, Best Views, Skiing, Frpl. Wifi. Pets
average rating of 4.894737 based on 78 reviews

Serendipity was Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Serendipity! It was just a short drive to Wolf Creek and Pagosa Springs, and the cabin was perfectly cozy! We also rented the studio apartment in which my father inlaw bunked! We cooked most of our meals there and had everything we needed! We will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Accomodating Cabin at 7,500'

  • 4 of 5

The drive into the neighborhood greets you with speed bumps and hilly roads like, Steep Road, which identifies it to a tee. The all wooden cabin was warm and accommodating. The stairs were steep leading to the wrap around porch. The view from the porch was beautiful but bested by the master bedrooms veranda. There is everything you need in terms of cook ware including large bowls and a variety of cooking utensils. There is a heart warming assortment of quality spices, teas, coffee and games left from previous guests. There is no fire pit outside. Probably for good reason. The woods are close and all around almost obscuring the neighbors from view.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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FANTASTIC Place to stay for snowboarding/skiing and enjoying the hot springs

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing and it worked out so much better than individual hotel rooms. I have to say that they had the best stocked kitchen we've ever used. Family style breakfasts and dinners were amazing. We used the crock pot to slow cook a brisket stew and it was so yummy after a day on the slopes.

There was plenty for room for all of us and a nice table to play board games. The TV was huge, so chilling and relaxing was perfect.

The location is perfect, it's right in the middle between the mountain and Pagosa Springs. We didn't have to wake up as early to leave for the slopes and it was still a short drive away to the hot springs. We've done big group outings at hotels before and this was just so much more stress-free.

Colleen is very responsive and was such a great host, couldn't have been easier to locate. We will definitely be staying here again.

Thank you again!​

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at serendipity! Everything we needed to cook was provided, which was great! We seen some local wildlife, enjoyed beautiful views, and relaxed in comfort!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location, Awesome cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time at this cabin! We brought our two dogs, and walked all over the neighborhood. You are close to town, and the river. There's lots of board games, which we took full advantage of! The Olympics were on while we were there so we definitely used the TV (which is HUGE). My son loved staying in the upstairs loft area, and we loved having the room across with a patio were we could walk out every morning and see the mountain view. The front porch is great, you feel very secluded even though you are in a neighborhood, and we love watching the hummingbirds. She provides food for them. We also loved having a washer/dryer!! At one point the sink clogged, and she had someone there within an hour who fixed it for us. Such a great vacation and great host!!! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ferguson party for taking the time to post such a nice review. We are always happy when others enjoy our family vacation home as much as we do. FYI, return guests receive a 5% discount off the nightly rate for non-major holiday nights. We hope we see you again soon. Regards, Colleen and Howdy
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Great Ski Cabin

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful house! We rented this house with two other couples and it was the first time traveling with our 10 month old baby. Everything was clean and organized in the house. The kitchen was fully stocked with great pans and cooking tools. It was an easy house to baby proof. Quiet and beautiful development. Pagosa Springs was a wondeful town and Wolf Creek was a great ski hill. This was a great trip and I would highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
Public: Durango, Private Pagosa Springs
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Kips Grill
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Pagosa Springs
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 160
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Alley House and Kips Grill
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Wolf Creek
Car: necessary

Our home is nestled in the San Juan Mountains with easy access to town, forest access, skiing, trout fishing, hot springs, rafting, Mesa Verde, Silverton train and all the amenities of home for a great rocky mountain vacation.


Rates & Availability

San Juan River Village House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Main House Spring
Apr 9 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Main House Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Main House Early Summer
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Main House July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Main House Summer
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Main House Fall Colors
Sep 7 2017 - Oct 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Main Late Oct. to Ski Season
Oct 24 2017 - Nov 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Main House Winter 2017
Nov 9 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Main House Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
Main House Late Winter 2017
Feb 5 2018 - Feb 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
Main House Valentines/Pres Day
Feb 9 2018 - Feb 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
Main House Spring Break
Mar 5 2018 - Mar 25 2018
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Main House Cleaning Fee $115 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.8%

The rates shown are for the main house only. We also have a studio apartment above the 2 car garage that we rent individually or together with the main house for larger groups at a discounted rate. See our full chart of seasonal rates on our web site at

Guests pay 1/2 upon booking and 1/2 30 days prior to arrival date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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