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Private Home, 1 Mile From Purg., Game Room, Pool Table

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Private home, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 10)

4 br 3500 sqft private home 1 mile from dmr (purgatory)

One of the closest private homes available to Durango Mountain Resort, our 4 bedroom 3 bath 3500 sqft home located at Lake Of The Pines is perfect for a small group or large family with children. Situated just one mile from Durango Mountain Resort, as well as one mile for The Needles General Store, there is no spot more convenient for enjoying everything there is to offer. On the main level, our three story home offers full kitchen, dining table that seats eight people and pool table. Wood burning fireplace and open patio that runs the length of the home with a full glass wall and vaulted ceilings that really bring the outdoors right into your main living area. Our basement is fully finished and features a walk out patio with 6 person hot tub, a new wet bar, foosball table and 42 inch flat screen TV with satellite so that even though you are relaxing in the wilderness, you still don’t have to miss that big game. The basement also features a nursery or children’s play room and a bedroom with queen bed and full bath. Another great feature is that our first and second levels are very secluded from each other so if you have a large and varying age group, each one can entertain themselves with their own activities and not affect the other. 4WD\AWD required in Winter.

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Owner/Property Manager

Derek and Kim Gustafson live in Dallas TX with their two young girls, but enjoy the mountains and outdoors and make as much time as possible to spend in Colorado.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this house in 2011

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Durango

We bought this property because of it's location and size for our family. This is our favorite part of Colorado, so when the opportunity came, we jumped on it.


Columbine Lake (Purgatory Lake Drive) House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1st Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    3rd Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Floor - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king
    First Floor - 1 queen
    3rd Floor Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    3rd Floor Bedroom 3 - 4 bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Private Home, 1 Mile From Purg., Game Room, Pool Table
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 26 reviews

The house was very nice but wasn't completely clean upon arrival.

  • 3 of 5

The house was very nice. Took a little time getting used to the noise from the freeway. Wished there was a yard for our young children to play. Loved the fact that we were actually out of town. Breathtaking views all around. The only big negative was the fact that all the dishes were dirty...plates, cups, silverware, pots, pans etc. Some of the bedding didn't smell clean so we washed it as well. The first thing we did was hand wash all plates, drinking cups, bowls, utensils, pots and pans. There was actual food still crusted on items. Also there were spider webs everywhere.

Once that was done, we enjoyed our trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. One of the unfortunate things about being in an area of Colorado know as the "Mineral Belt" is that we have extremely hard water, even with the water softener set on its highest level which creates a very difficult situation when it comes to the dishwasher and washing machine. That said I am going to have someone check the water softener to make sure it is working properly.
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Fantastic property in a great location!

  • 4 of 5

This house was great for our family ski trip! It held our group of 10 adults and 2 kids perfectly and there was more than enough room for everyone. The only down side was the hot tub was not working and the oven had a habit of turning itself off. If you're looking for a house close to the DMR with plenty of space, this is the place for you. We made many wonderful and lasting memories here, thank you for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice home, great location, but no attention to details

  • 3 of 5

The home is nice and comfortable in a great location for skiing. However, there is no reliable internet/wifi, the hot tub does not work (dirty and empty), and the coffee pot does not work. Also, there is only one TV in the entire home and it is in the basement. Our family of 12 stayed for 7 nights and enjoyed the surrounding area and attractions over the Christmas holidays. Two of us needed to do some work online during the week, but internet did not work, even after multiple calls to the ISP and the owner over the entire week, so do not expect any online access. The owner should remove the hot tub amenity from the web listing as, apparently from earlier reviews, it has not worked for several months.

Also, we left the home clean with all departure instructions followed. Today, I received notice that the homeowner has filed a damage insurance claim for the heat system, floor damage, and cleaning for a total of $1700. I would be interested in the details of any damages claimed.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was very large, nice cabin in a very good location for us

  • 4 of 5

The listing was accurate except the hot tub was not operational. It could use a little maintenance in a couple of areas. Generally it was very nice and had enough room for many more people than we had in our party. The directions for operation of everything were clear at check in. The information packet left in the cabin was out of date relative to the current restaurants in the nearby area. We went to two of them one night only to find out they had been closed for several years. I would recommend the property and just list the few issues so they could be checked out in advance of arrival. It would be perfect for a large group of skiers.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, great house, everything it said it would be

  • 5 of 5

House was set up perfect for a big family. Lots of separation and great functionality. Close proximity to the mountain. We're at the skilifts in five minutes. I would highly recommend this house to any family at anytime.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth, Texas

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Nice house near the slopes for some great family fun! Owner was quick to answer any questions we had! We will definitely rent this house again!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Durango Regional
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sow's Ear
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Car: necessary

One mile from Purgatory, one of the closest private homes


Rates & Availability

Columbine Lake (Purgatory Lake Drive) House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $225
Tax Rate 1.9%

Christmas/New Years/Spring Break $595 per Night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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