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Darling Log Cabin/ Ht Tub/Nr. Purgatory Ski Resort/Electra Lk/Canoe/Views

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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

NOTE REGARDING RATES:

Be sure to confirm the rates for the exact time you wish to visit since some seasons do not have the additional $5 pp fee added as listed on the site. Vrbo is working on making this more clear.

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

Keywords: Cabin

More Details

Owner
Kimberly Mackey
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

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 Southwest

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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Map

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

Amenities

Durango Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Upstairs Bathroom has a shower, toilet and sink. Downstairs Bathroom has tub/shower combo, toilet and sink
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) 1 Set of Bunk Beds
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

Reviews

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Darling Log Cabin/ Ht Tub/Nr. Purgatory Ski Resort/Electra Lk/Canoe/Views
average rating of 4.882353 based on 39 reviews
5

Great Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to get away from the daily hustle and bustle of our professional lives.

Close enough to Durango for shopping, and the perfect “Base Camp” for dozens of hiking trails.

The cabin had everything we needed. I really liked the wood burning stove in the living room; there is something about starting the day with a nice fire in the stove.

The hosts, Mac and Kimberly, where supper accommodating. We had a couple of unexpected cold days and I asked Kimberly if it would be OK to chop up some fire wood from a fallen tree behind the cabin. On the same afternoon, there was a truck load of fire wood nicely stacked on the veranda.

We highly recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable and cozy home

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is pretty, well-equipped, and the beds are comfortable. Very good kitchen! We enjoyed the hot tub, although it would be great, in the future, if there were a bit more privacy around it. Kimberly and Mack were super helpful and accommodating. We would definitely enjoy going back.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being such great guests! Glad you enjoy cabin. A little confused about hot tub privacy issue. Home sits on acre with 15 acres of woods to the back , woods to left, back of cabin to front and privacy fence to right. I guess we could totally enclose tub with fence but one would loose the views of woods . But we will certainly think about some alternatives. ! Thanks again. Kimberly
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5

Great place to bring your family together!

  • 5 of 5

All our family enjoyed beautiful mountains , gorgeous Electra Lake, cozy cabin . Part of us from Texas, My son lives in Durango, and even he said: It is beautiful here! Cabin was clean and very comfortable, kitchen packed with everything you need , just bring your groceries. Would recommend this place to anyone.Thanks for a great time !

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thornton, CO
5

Great family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at the Mackey Cabin for a week during the month of July. There were seven of us altogether, with our adult children joining us from all across the country. My husband and I both agreed that this was probably the most beautiful area in Colorado that we had ever visited. The cabin is just as pictured on the website and met our needs quite well. It's a great location, as it's situated between Durango and Silverton, offering a true mountain experience and easy access to several tourist areas. Kimberly was a wonderful host, checking in with us several times during our stay to offer suggestions for events that were happening in Durango, to arrange to pick up our trash, to keep us informed about bear activity in the area, etc. I'd highly recommend visiting this part of Colorado and staying at the Mackey Cabin while you're here.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Castle Rock, CO
5

Great cabin with AMAZING views!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was everything we expected and it is in a perfect location with great views. Kimberly provided everything we needed and even kept us up to date on places to hike. The cabin slept all seven of us comfortably and the views were amazing. If you like to fish check out Haviland lake which is only a five minute drive from the cabin. We caught some huge trout there. Thanks for a wonderful week Kimberly and we can't wait to come back! Oh the hot tub made for some relaxing evenings after long hikes!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy, relaxing cabin

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! We were close to great hiking which kept us busy most of our stay, and the cabin was a very relaxing place to come home to after a long day of hiking. Thank you for a very nice time!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
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.

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