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Romantic Cottage Adjoins San Juan National Forest

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Last updated: 12/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Located on a scenic hillside, this cottage gives incredible views of distant Broken Point Mountain and other mountains close to the Chimney Rock area. 8,000 ft. Mount Wilson sits close by. The San Juan National Forest wraps around the property, providing wonderful views and miles of hiking trails through rugged and beautiful mountain country.

If you want true rugged Colorado mountain scenery and outdoor opportunities, this cottage is for you. This is not just another in-town neighborhood, with mowed lawns and neighbors circled all around you; this is private mountainside living where you see more critters than people. The cottage feels almost like a tree house, nestled up against tall pines...and looking down from the deck into a green Ponderosa pine forest.

And if you want to experience untouched national forest, you just walk up the trail at the top of the hill...and go for miles in the forest. Due north through the forest about 10/12 miles is Williams Lake and the beginnings of the Weminuche Wilderness. So you can hike and explore to your heart's content.

If's just a 10 minute drive to Chimney Rock for hiking and guided tours. Ten minutes in the other direction takes you to the edge of Pagosa Springs, with a wealth of sightseeing, great shops and restaurants, rafting or tubing on the San Juan River. Or you can indulge yourself in the relaxing, healthful hot springs on the riverside. The postcard-perfect little village has a spectacular view of the continental divide peaks that run from here westward to Durango. A 20-minute drive east from Pagosa takes you to Wolfcreek Pass, with great views and the earliest and best skiing in the state.

San Juan Cottage is just newly completed, and it is just now being offered for the first time for rental. The romantic, idyllic cottage is 1300 sq. ft, with 3 bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths. The large loft with king-size bed serves as master bedroom and offers gorgeous mountain views from huge windows at both ends of the cottage. The downstairs living area is surrounded by glass and is bright, airy and cheerful in any weather. From the living area you'll look down in any direction at forests or mountains...beautiful in every season. Sit out on the wrap-around deck and you'll be surrounded by birds and chipmunks. Walk through the pines on the property or on the nearby trails and you'll probably see deer or other forest creatures.

The cottage is fully air conditioned, in case of warmer summer temperatures. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you'll need; all linens and towels are provided. Everything you need is there...just bring yourself and experience real 'backwoods' Colorado relaxation and excitement.

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 420 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Loft--Master bedroom: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Upstairs loft (master bedroom) includes 1/2 bath.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    XM/Sirius Radio provided...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful view from living room and dining room windows of Broken Point Mountain and surrounding range. Behind the cottage are the mountains at the edge of the national forest. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining room has large 6x6 ft. window, giving speactacular view of Broken Point Mountain from the dining table...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central, refrigerated air conditioning provided...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric heating...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living room includes one wall with two glass slider doors--and another wall with 6x6 ft. window. So area if very light and airy, and gives great views of forest and mountains...moreless

  • Parking:

    Three parking areas with clear-access parking for three cars, and total space for six or more...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    High efficiency Maytag...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Fully furnished with dishes, glasses, pots and pans for cooking, silver and everything you'll need...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Two self-inflating air mattresses in pantry; also towels for up to 8 guests and linens for all beds...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    4 deck chairs, 3 glass tables on deck...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$110
$695 $2,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $125
  • Cleaning fee $75
  • Tax Rate 8.8%

Manager's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Durango
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pagosa Springs
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pagosa Springs
45 Miles
Nearest Train
Durango
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 160
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pagosa Springs
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Wolfcreek

Car: Necessary

Located between Pagosa Springs and Durango, this cottage places you close to a wide range of choices. Durango is an exciting small city that is packed with entertainment, cultural, shopping and sightseeing spots; it was chosen this year as one of Smithsonian Magazine's Top 20 Small Towns in the U.S. It offers amazing river rafting, hiking, and biking; and it's homebase for the narrow gauge train that travels to Silverton in the Continental Divide mountains. Pagosa Springs, on the other hand, is a charming, quaint little village with wonderful hot springs, incredible views, and the warmth/friendliness that only a tiny Colorado town can give. Pagosa is the gateway to a whole variety of daytrips in the mountains: Wolfcreek, Creede, Williams Lake and the Weminuche Wilderness...the largest wilderness area in the state of Colorado. Before you go to Pagosa you need to be warned that many of the current residents passed through there on vacation and decided right away to move to Pagosa. It's habit forming! And if you love historic sites, you're in luck. The cottage is near two of the most notable Pueblo ruin sites in the country. Chimney Rock--the Pueblo ruins recently designated a national monument--is just six miles from the cottage and offers a full day of hiking, guided tours of the ruins, and marveling at the scenery from the top of a splendid mountain peak. Mesa Verde is near Durango and is one of the most visited Pueblo ruins in the country.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2008

About: We're Glenda & Keith Huckabay of Tulsa, Oklahoma, where we've lived for 25 year...but we love Colorado and love exploring around in small Colorado towns and the Colorado mountains. We're both semi-retired now; Glenda managed large call centers until a couple of years ago, and I worked as an administrator in a Technical School. We now maintain a part-time business doing safety training video. We have two grown children and three grandchildren...fiercely loyal OSU fans.

Why Pagosa Springs, CO, USA:
We discovered the piece of land in Pagosa Springs in 2007 and fell in love with the spot. We love rugged, natural out-in-the-woods country, and that's what this spot offers. We didn't want the feel of a neighborhood, with mowed lawns and neighbors just over a fence. We wanted to be out where we could really feel like mountain folks...where real Colorado people lived. We built the cottage on the property during 2010 and 2011, and just completed little finish items during the summer of 2012. We love spending time there; it's a little bit of heaven there for us, partly because of the wonderful climate and partly because it truly is a peaceful, natural woodsy retreat for us to escape to. The cottage is located at the entrance to the San Juan National Forest; just climb on up the hill to the back of our property and you're in the forest. You'll be amazed at the rugged beauty as you climb the gently sloping trails going up from the cabin. We think it's some of the most beautiful countryside you'll find anywhere in the area ! And you can hike and explore for many miles north in the San Juan. Due north from the cottage you reach the Weminuche Wilderness, the largest wilderness area in the state, if not the nation. It's wonderful country!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Our cottage is between Pagosa Springs and Durango, which places it ideally for all kinds of day trips and excursions. Go west to Durango for all kinds of restaurants, shopping and sight-seeing. Drive six miles and visit Chimney Rock. Go East and visit Pagosa, then branch out from there to Wolfcreek, Creede, or a wide variety of daytrips into the mountains. The combined areas around Durango and Pagosa offer an incredible variety of experiences and sightseeing.


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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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Photos

  • Cottage view coming up the drive

    Cottage view coming up the drive

  • Living area with view of main deck, which looks down into pine forest

    Living area with view of main deck, which looks down into pine forest

  • View from dining area; Broken Point Mountain in distance

    View from dining area; Broken Point Mountain in distance

  • Loft bedroom with 1/2 bath; forest view from window. King bed

    Loft bedroom with 1/2 bath; forest view from window. King bed

  • View of living area from loft bedroom

    View of living area from loft bedroom

  • Main deck, raised above sloping hillside which runs down into pines

    Main deck, raised above sloping hillside which runs down into pines

  • Rough terrain on hiking trails near the cottage

    Rough terrain on hiking trails near the cottage

  • Full moon rising over hillside beside cottage

    Full moon rising over hillside beside cottage

  • Balloon ride lifting off a few miles from cottage

    Balloon ride lifting off a few miles from cottage

  • More views on hiking trails in San Juan Forest

    More views on hiking trails in San Juan Forest

  • Guests on day trip to Santa Fe, approximately three hours to the south

    Guests on day trip to Santa Fe, approximately three hours to the south

  • Guest's photo looking down the drive at Broken Point Mountain.

    Guest's photo looking down the drive at Broken Point Mountain.

  • Cottage from upper parking area

    Cottage from upper parking area

  • Living area with front view toward distant mountains

    Living area with front view toward distant mountains

  • Pine forest beside cottage seen for living area

    Pine forest beside cottage seen for living area

  • Seating area in loft bedroom, with front view of mountains

    Seating area in loft bedroom, with front view of mountains

  • One of the two downstairs bedrooms; queen bed here, sleeper sofa in other room

    One of the two downstairs bedrooms; queen bed here, sleeper sofa in other room

  • Hiking in San Juan forest just behind the cottage

    Hiking in San Juan forest just behind the cottage

  • Broken Point Mountain as seen from front deck of cottage

    Broken Point Mountain as seen from front deck of cottage

  • Late afternoon clouds over the cottage

    Late afternoon clouds over the cottage

  • Sunset over the cottage

    Sunset over the cottage

  • Chimney Rock National Monument, just 6 miles from cottage

    Chimney Rock National Monument, just 6 miles from cottage

  • Photo by guests of cottage in snow

    Photo by guests of cottage in snow

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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