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Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom With Mountain Views, Sleeps Ten In Beds.


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 twin bed. A King 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.

More Details

Gary W. Gerber
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Gary W. Gerber

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.

Gary W. Gerber purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Gary W. Gerber chose Pagosa Highlands

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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


Pagosa Highlands Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Colorado mountain decor all bathrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , first floor
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , first floor
  • Two King Beds and three twin beds are new in November 2012, the other King Bed was purchased in 2016. All linens new in November & December of 2012. Colorado mountain decor in all bedrooms.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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


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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation to Pagosa Springs would not have been complete with this beautiful, cozy, well stocked home. Our group of 11 fully occupied each and every space of the house and never felt like we left home. Serene and cozy home welcomed us when we reached after long drive from Texas. Kitchen was extremely well stocked. 45 mins away from the slopes and 10 mins away from the town . We definitely enjoyed our stay and will return as we plan to ski every year. Owner was responsive to our needs.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Perfect vacation cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time, the cottage was fully equipped with everything we needed and much more. Comfortable, clean and cozy. Loved the woodstove and the kitchen. We put some birdseed outside and had a great wildlife show. The owners even left us a Christmas gift, so thoughtful and welcoming. Would recommend this cottage to others. Very close to Pagosa Springs, super cool town. About 45 minutes from WolfCreek Ski Resort but the mountain pass was well maintained & worth the drive.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay in Pagosa Springs!

  • 5 of 5

The house was fantastic. It had everything we needed to make for a wonderful getaway!

It is close enough to town to make going in easy, but just far enough outside of town to really get away and unwind.

We saw deer from the porch almost every night, which just added something special to our visit.

The rooms were all well furnished and extra comfortable. The kitchen was extremely well stocked with high-end tools and appliances, and the communication with the owner was very helpful.

We've already discussed going back and staying again!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Terrific cabin that feels like home!

  • 5 of 5

We had beautiful sunny days, and epic snow days! We loved wolf creek and our stay in Pagosa Springs. This cabin was perfect for all 8 of us!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Sleepy Bear Lodge. The owners we awesome to work with, very accommodating and quick to respond. The house was perfect for what we needed. Very spacious, clean and comfortable. We had 9 adults staying at the house that were on a tight schedule in the mornings. We were all able to enjoy a hot shower with no problems. The beds were all comfortable.

We enjoyed being able to cook at the house every night except one. There was a grill available for us to use.

We loved sitting on the wrap around porch with spectacular views of the mountains.

We would definitely stay here again!

Thanks for a great week! Christy N

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing. We had 4 adults and 1 child with us and the space worked perfectly. The area is beautiful and the location is great. Far enough out of town to get the quiet, peaceful feeling and then close enough for a quick trip to the store if needed. The kitchen worked great as we cooked in most nights. The beds are very comfy and cozy. The owner is extremely easy to work with. I would definately use this house again if we vacation in the area again.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Highway 160
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
19 Miles
Ski Resort 19 miles 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. Williams Lake is twenty minutes North of the cabin. 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!!




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $300

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!!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund