Rocky Mountain Sports, Waterfalls, Aspens, Hot Springs

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Last updated: 08/15/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Sleepy Bear Lodge is a private home nestled at the edge of the San Juan National Forest. The exterior of the house features an eight foot wide full wrap around covered porch, a concrete double drive way can easily accommodate 2 cars, an additional covered porch on the back of the house and storage building near the driveway may be used for storage, ski’s or other outdoor recreation items. The yard to the east of the house is part of our property, which is a double lot and the views are magnificent. Coyote Hill rises to 8400 feet to the Northeast. Only about thirty minutes from the Continental Divide, Wolf Creek Ski Area and Williams Lake, the cabin is adjacent to the Turkey Springs Recreational area of the Weminuche Wilderness--which offers trails for Snowmobiling ,Sledding, Nordic Ski, Snowshoeing, Hiking, Hunting and even fishing on Hatcher Lake. Guests may purchase an inexpensive pass for fishing. No license is required as this is a private lake owned by the homeowners association. The house is very private and sits on a quiet cul de sac that backs up to the National forest. From our property you can glimpse the San Juan Mountains and Pagosa Peak rising to 14,000 feet. Walking in the neighborhood you will see the San Juan mountains with glorious sunsets and sunrises. Wildlife abounds in this area with herds of deer and elk. Wolf Creek Ski Resort annually receives the most powder in Colorado. (All of your ski supplies may be rented at Wolf Creek or in Pagosa Springs but housing for the resort is in Pagosa Springs there is no housing at Wolf Creek). The roads to the cabin are cleared by the home owners association and the two major county roads serving our neighborhood are also kept clear in the winter. When you are tired of hiking, fishing or skiing guests can go for a soak in one of Pagosa’s famous hot springs. If you haven’t had enough physical activity our guests can (for a small fee) use the recreation center maintained by the neighborhood association. It features an Olympic size indoor pool and work out facilities.

Guests will find the interior of the house comfortable, cozy and pleasing to the eye with appealing southwestern and mountain décor throughout the house. Large paintings are prints from the Gilgrease Museum collection. Wall hangings and other mountain decor were purchased in shops in Durango, Montrose and Pagosa Springs Colorado. All of the furniture was purchased locally in the fall of 2012.

Four bedrooms will sleep 10 in beds with room for 5 downstairs and 5 upstairs. There are two King beds upstairs plus a twin bed. A queen bed, a trundle bed (which sleeps two) and a single twin are located downstairs. Twin beds are great for kids but large enough and comfortable enough for adults.
All beds, pillows and linens are new purchased in the fall of 2012. All are equipped with new fleece or wool blankets.

Home has three full bathrooms with two downstairs and one upstairs. Downstairs baths include one with shower only and one with tub and shower combo. Upstairs bath is a tub and shower combo.
Bath, hand towels, wash cloths and bathroom carpets are new purchased in the fall of 2012. Guests may use the soap provided or bring your own. Shampoo not provided.
A hair dryer is provided located in a carry basket upstairs.

Living Area
The living area features rich wood floors, wood beams, and aspen walls a new full size couch, two wing back chairs, two hassocks, new carpet, 50 inch flat screen HDTV, dish satellite channels, comfort throws, pillows and a wood burning stove with plenty of firewood. A breakfast nook at the end of the living area is across from the kitchen with seating for four.

Upstairs there is a second TV room with seating and a 42 inch flat screen TV. There is a desk surface in both of the dormer windows upstairs. High speed internet is provided and a microcell phone booster for cell phone use. There is no land line phone.

This fully equipped kitchen features luxurious cherry cabinets, Kenmore appliances and has all the cooking utensils and flatware guests need to cook a full meal or prepare a light snack. Coffee maker is new and coffee (both decaf and regular) are available for guests. Condiments are provided (sugar, salt and pepper, catsup, mustard). Guests can purchase groceries at the full service local market. For those who don’t want to cook Pagosa has many quality restaurants.

Dining Room
A separate dining room provides seating for 6 to 8 and features a handmade Amish Oak table and chairs and a parquet oak floor.

Utility Room
Just off the dining room are a full size washer and dryer and a pole to hang clothes to dry if needed. Guests may use the detergent and fabric softener or bring their own.

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    first floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 3 twin/ single

    first floor...moreless

  • King and Queen and three twin beds are new in November 2012, All linens new in November & December of 2012. Colorado mountain decor in all bedrooms....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Colorado mountain decor all bathrooms.


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Two living areas. The upstairs seats 5 with a 42 inch TV and a desk. The main floor living area seats 8 with a 52 inch TV....moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave:

    New in December 2012...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap around porch with table and seating....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    located 5 miles away in recreation center Pagosa Lakes....moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool


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My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning Fee up to 8 $200
  • Cleaning Fee up to 6 $150
  • Cleaning Fee up to 4 $100


Please Note: Colorado and Pagosa Springs taxes will NOT be added to rental totals. The rate is 8.8% and I will absorb those. Look carefully at other rentals for this additional fee. This is a great savings for you!!!

Rent for 6 nights and get the seventh night free

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 08/15/2016
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6 Miles
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 160
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
14 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Resort 14 miles from east side of town

Car: Necessary

Our property is 60 minutes from Durango and the million dollar highway with breathtaking mountain driving and views. We are a easy three hour drive to Santa Fe new Mexico. Mesa Verde is two hours away. But you needn't go anywhere else this area has plenty to keep you busy. Pagosa Springs is noted for world class hot spring spas, tubing on the San Juan and Rio Grande rivers, horse back riding snow skiing & snow mobiling at Wolf Creek Pass. There are a thousand miles of hiking trails in the area, scenic falls, the continental divide and every kind of activity for summer and winter. If you are more into relaxing and enjoying the scenery there are many scenic drives and tour operators who can take you into the high country during all seasons. Relax and enjoy!!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Betty and I retired from education she as a teacher and principal with 27 years experience working with kids of all ages. Betty retired a second time from a museum directors job after 3 years. I retired after 38 years as a school psychologist, special education director, assistant superintendent and then Superintendent. Betty and I have been married for 42 years, have two grown children and two grand children. Both of us grew up in small town Oklahoma and the charm of Pagosa reminds us of those days. You will find everyone friendly and helpful with a very safe and secure atmosphere.

Why the Owner Chose Pagosa Highlands (Pagosa Springs, CO, USA):
We chose this property because it is a true mountain cabin with close proximity to wilderness areas. The climate here has mild summer temperatures and lots of sun year round. The winters have enough powdered snow for all kinds of winter sports and one of the premier ski areas in the country is just minutes away. There is a secluded, quiet laid back ambiance but the house is only minutes to the conveniences of the town.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The views from all around the house and the ability to walk right into the national forest make this a special place to relax.

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  • Sleepy Bear Lodge

    Sleepy Bear Lodge

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  • Queen bed downstairs.

    Queen bed downstairs.

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  • tub and shower combo downstairs

    tub and shower combo downstairs

  • King Bed In Cowboy Room

    King Bed In Cowboy Room

  • East side with porch

    East side with porch

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  • breakfast area.

    breakfast area.

  • Trundle bed and twin sleeps three.

    Trundle bed and twin sleeps three.

  • Shower downstairs

    Shower downstairs

  • bathroom upstairs tub and shower combo

    bathroom upstairs tub and shower combo

  • Comfy chair upstairs TV room

    Comfy chair upstairs TV room

VRBO #448524

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, October 14, 2016

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