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EarJune Discounts to $195/nt Darling Log Cabin/Ht Tub/Nr Electra Lk/Downtown Dur

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,280 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)


Due to cancellation, we are running a June special of $195.nt (reduced from $270/nt) unti June 15th!!

Be sure to confirm the rates for the exact time you wish to visit.

Pets (dogs only) must be preapproved.

Picture a cozy log cabin situated in the scenic San Juan Mountains and whether its summer or winter you have the perfect Colorado vacation site!

It is a serene place where you are able to enjoy the amenities of Purgatory Ski and Summer Resort and the historic town of Durango without the crowds and noise.

This is a real log cabin nestled in a beautiful heavily wooded area near two high mountain lakes but close to Durango (20 minute drive in the summer) and 12 minutes south of Purgatory Resort. The closest lake is Electra Lake which is a 20 min hike or 5 minute drive. We even have a canoe with car carrier that you can use! The fishing is great and there is a wonderful restaurant right on the lake open in summer.

The cabin has three bedrooms (two with queen beds and one with a twin bed and a set of bunk beds) with cozy down comforters and comfortable mattresses) plus two baths. The downstairs queen bedroom has a flat screen T.V. and views of the woods. (Watch for deer or elk!)

There is also a flat screen T.V. in the living room as well as an IPod/IPhone dock for playing your own music. A portable DVD player is available for your favorite movies. We have a small library of books and movies for your use.

Sit in front of the fire or soak in the hot tub under the stars. There are no street lights so the night skies are just amazing! Enjoy the mountain serenity while dining outside on the patio. A gas BBQ is available in summer to cook up all the fish you catch!!

A full kitchen and washer & dryer offer all the comforts of home.

A short 7-12 minute drive takes you to the Purgatory Ski and Summer Resort, home to some of the best Nordic and Alpine skiing in the Rockies. How about a romantic sleigh ride and then cozy dinner, snowmobiling, snowshoeing or simply reading in front of the fire.This winter wonderland is perfect for relaxing or enjoying winter sports.

In the summer, the area comes alive with scenic chair lift rides, alpine slides, music festivals, and world class mountain biking. Look out your front windows of the cabin for a wooded aspen and pine view with a backdrop of mountains. Visitors love that this northern area of Durango is often 8-10 degrees cooler in the summer than downtown Durango! This charming cabin is surrounded by hundreds of miles of scenic hiking and biking trails where wild flowers, waterfalls, and wildlife abound.

Perhaps you would enjoy white water rafting, world class fly fishing or golfing. Or take a ride on the famous Durango Narrow Gauge Railroad to the historic Silverton, a charming mining town in its heyday. Visit Gold Mines... Ghost Towns... 'Go Jeeping' on Incredible Mountain Passes! Serenity and beauty surround you!

Even your pooch can enjoy the cabin. However, it must be preapproved. Will need to know age, breed and approx. weight. The is a $100 pet fee . Be sure to click option for "Pets" on the reservation form.)

(Note: If you do wish to book this cabin and do not want to pay with a credit card, please give us a call at (970) 385 7736)

Note: In winter only , you must have four wheel or all wheel drive . They do plow the roads but this restriction is strictly enforced for safety.

Keywords: Cabin

More Details

Kimberly Mackey
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Kimberly Mackey

I, Kimberly, came to Durago in 1993 to recuperate from a car accident at my high school friend's bed and breakfast. I had plans to return to the corporate life in FL but fell in love with this darling mountain town and lifestyle. I bought a Deli at Purgatory Ski Resort in 1995. This was a quite an adventure for me since my background was in business and healthcare. But a great decision since I met my future husband "Mac" Mackey. He was retired and was living his dream as ski instructor. We both had years of working and playing at this wonderful ski resort. Eventually, we started our vacation rental property management company and at times managed up to 27 properties. We have semi retired now and just manage our own properties. We are enjoying our "backyard" of incredible beauty and the historic and wonderful Durango. After big city living (Chicago for Mac and Miami and San Francisco for me) - we think we are in paradise!

Why Kimberly Mackey chose Durango

We purchased this cute log cabin approx 20 years ago. This was one of those hard to find log cabins in the woods. Its location in the the beautiful north county area was perfect. We both dreamed of a log cabin in Colorado mountains. This is it!

What makes this cabin unique

The Mackey Log Cabin is a perfect 4 season property.

Only 6 miles from the ski resort - it offers a winter wonderland.

In summer, the 5 minute drive (or 20 minute hike) to beautiful Electra Lake makes it ideal. While only 20 minutes from downtown Durango, it is often 8-10 degrees cooler than downtown and is surround by beautiful woods and scenic mountains.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Colorado is such a great relief from south Texas. We love the mountains and the Durango/Silverton area. Staying at your cabin made our vacation so much nicer. The location is convenient for going to many lakes, parks and tourist attractions. Thanks again from all of us.
Aug 2013
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Durango Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1280 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • There is no smoking ANYWHERE on property.
  • Pets must be preapproved and there is a $100 pet fee if approved.
  • Four wheel drive or all wheel drive are required in the winter months only.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Upstairs Bathroom has a shower, toilet and sink. Downstairs Bathroom has tub/shower combo, toilet and sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) 1 Set of Bunk Beds
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Hike to beauitful Electra Lake in the summer and take a short scenic 6 mile drive to Durango Mt Resort (Purgatory Ski Resort) in winter (and summer) Easy and beautiful 20 minute drive to downtown Durango


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average rating of 4.875 based on 45 reviews

Cozy Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This home had everything we needed to enjoy our stay in the mountains. The owners are very thoughtful and give complete information in advance regarding what supplies will be there upon arrival so that you can plan what to bring.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy cozy

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable, well equipped quiet cabin with plenty of space for the two of us. A perfect winter getaway. Enjoyed building fires in the wood stove which really kept the cabin warm and the views were beautiful. The location midway between Durango and Purgatory is great and it is high enough that we got snow even when Durango did not. The snow plow did a great job clearing the driveway for us! Kimberly was very responsive. We look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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It was a beautiful cabin in a awesome setting! The view from the living area was spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and comfortable cabin. Loved the wood burning stove and hot tub! Cabin site and surrounding area was beautiful and serene!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at his lovely cabin. There were 6 adults in our group and the home accommodated us very well. The cabin was very clean, the kitchen was well equipped, we loved the wood burning stove and hot tub. The bed linens were very nice and we all felt we had adequate privacy and space from one another. I would definitely recommend this cabin. We were given permission to also bring our dog which was very nice. We truly had a wonderful family weekend winter retreat.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cozy cabin!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great quiet cabin! Close enough to Durango to drive back and forth and not far up to Silverton either. Loved the wood burning stove and the hot tub. Kimberly was great to deal with!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durango Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I try to visit Durango each fall. This year we stayed at the Mackey Cabin. Perfect size for the two of us. Very cozy and well appointed. Wonderful log furnace that heats you up quickly! Hot tub was easy to operate and loads of mule deer for photographing. Very quiet and peaceful. Kimberly was very accommodating and very nice. We initially had some concerns regarding our pets but Kimberly cared enough to call us to address our concerns. We enjoyed ourselves immensely.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
LaPlata County
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Sows Ear
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Dalton Ranch
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy # 550
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Sows Ear
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Durango Mt Resort (Purgatory)
Car: necessary

Snowshoeing, Hot Springs, Narrow Gauge Railroad Rides, Mesa Verde National Park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $130
Tax Rate 6.9%

You may pay with a check or PayPal if you wish. Please contact owner at (970) 385 7736
Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
Approved pet fee $100 Pet MUST be preapproved before booking
Refundable $300 security deposit

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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