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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 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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 2, 2018

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 San Juan River Village

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

Colleen and Howdy,

You can,t imagine how much we enjoyed our trip to paradise.

We really enjoyed all the improvements you have made to Serendipity. big screen T.V. rebuilt porch, new deck furniture, Cable T.V. , on and on. We really do miss the cabin, and appreciate your letting us borrow it from time to time.
Sep 2017
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San Juan River Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • 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 ...
  • 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


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average rating of 4.904762 based on 81 reviews
Austin, Texas

Loved Serendipity!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this great home! The house is in a neighborhood but feels very secluded. The views are lovely. The porches, especially the one off the master bedroom, were great hangout places. The kitchen was well stocked.

When I got home, I realized that I had left a necklace with sentimental value in the house. I contacted Colleen, who contacted her cleaning crew, and the necklace was found and was mailed to me. I was amazed at that level of care and concern!

Thank you, Colleen, for a wonderful week in your great house.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and scenic!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Serendipity. The home has great views, is peaceful but not secluded and very comfortable for the whole family.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: February 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: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fayetteville, AR

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: February 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: July 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $115
Pet Fee $40
Refundable Damage Deposit $100

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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