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Mountain Family Home W/ Magnificent Views, Minutes From Skiing

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,684 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Home With Mountain Views Sleeps 8

We prefer to speak with prospective renters prior to finalizing a rental to ensure each renter will be satisfied and the house will meet your needs.

This 3 bedroom 2 bath property has a master with king size bed, full bath and a window looking out to Engineer Mountain. The upstairs has two bedrooms with queen size beds, and a loft containing a small writing desk and fold out full size bed as well as the second full bathroom. It will sleep up to 8 but it does get very cozy with that many people as the pull out couch is a full and has all of the charm typical of a pull out love seat.

The open plan kitchen, dining and living area is complete with an antique wood burning stove. Floor to ceiling windows look out on the Needles Mountains and Spud Mountain.

A washer and dryer are conveniently located in the 'mud room' and the full service kitchen has a dishwasher and electric stove.

Located less than 2 miles form Durango Mountain Resort, Cascade Village has winter bus service to the ski lifts available. It is also easy to drive and park at the ski area. The lower lots are serviced by a beginner lift and no ski pass is required to enter the lower lift. We have stayed in 'ski in ski out' properties with less convenient access to the slopes than is found at Cascade Village.

An indoor pool and hot tubs maintained by the resort are minutes from the front door, complete with exercise room and outdoor grills. The house is supplied with an outdoor grill and sun shade for the back porch.

More Details

Kenneth or Cristina Adams
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Kenneth or Cristina Adams

Our family currently resides in Albuquerque New Mexico approximately 4 hours from our Durango Mountain Home. My wife and I grew up in Fort Worth, Texas where both or our children were born.

During medical training we found ourselves in the Northeast for four years, as we lived in Fort Washington outside of Philadelphia and Allison Park near Pittsburgh at different times. Upon settling in New Mexico in 2008 and opening a medical practice in Albuquerque, we have decided to share our mountain hideaway with others, as we have less time to enjoy the wonders of Colorado due to an increasingly busy schedule.

Kenneth or Cristina Adams purchased this house in 2009

Why Kenneth or Cristina Adams chose Durango

VIEWS, VIEWS, VIEWS! I have not found any resort area in Colorado with views as stunning as Cascade village. Nestled on Highway 550 just before the first big bend as it winds up through Coal Bank and Molas Passes to Silverton and Ouray, Cascade Village commands stunning ever changing views of Engineer mountain, Spud Mountain and the Needles Mountains. Skiing, snow shoeing, hiking, and fishing opportunities are minutes from the front door.

My wife and I grew up skiing from Colorado to Alberta, Canada. Out of habit we frequented the resorts along the I-70 corridor for many years, though we had enjoyed several summer visits to Durango in the mid 1990s. Upon settling in Albuquerque we skied Taos, Telluride and Santa Fe before falling in love with the Durango area.

Durango provides an infinitely wider range of activities for all age ranges. From the Resort Alpine Slide and bungee jumping, to zip lines through the trees, train rides, antique shops, art galleries, mine tours, old west re-enactments, hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding and rafting to name only a few.

The first two years we owned the property found the family in Durango most of the summer and occasionally in the winter. After more than 200 days in the house we have barely even scratched the surface of available activities.

Since 2010 we have enjoyed discovering new 'Jeep' trails in our off road vehicle and have many more Summer and Winter adventures planned.

What makes this house unique

This spacious 3 bedroom home commands some of the best views between Durango and Silverton available from any private property.

We looked at numerous homes and condos along the mountain. None of them combined the mix of views, convenience to winter activities, access to summer outdoor activities and quaint charm as this house. Another tremendous benefit is the children's rooms, upstairs allow them to retire for the night while the adults enjoy the warmth of the stove or go outside to watch the Milky Way glide overhead.

Since the home is not surrounded by tall trees the views are unobstructed. Architectural details are wonderfully included with a quaint Elk Mosaic in the entry way and an Elk head in the great room (personally I do not hunt so the credit for the Elk goes to the property builders who constructed it in approximately 2005).


Durango House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1684 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Two sinks and spacous glass enclosed shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs alcove with full size fold out sofa bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , There is a king bed and chaise lounge in the master
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Mountain Family Home W/ Magnificent Views, Minutes From Skiing
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews

Gorgeous scenery, perfect house for a group getaway

  • 5 of 5

We used this home for the Groomsman to get ready in and it was perfect. We had 10 groomsman and no one was too cramped even though we had to share beds. Great views, beautiful build, and cheaper than all the others around. It was a blast.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bennet, NE


  • 3 of 5

This is a nice home for a non-ski season get away. It would be excellent for a Winter/Ski vacation. It has all of the amenities needed for a family to have a great time away from it all. With us, unfortunately, upon arrival the hot water heater was malfunctioning and we had no hot waters for 2.5 days. The house cleaning lady came to the rescue and found a Great maintenance man who was on the spot to help alleviate the problem as the owners were on vacation as well. I think that a few things could be upgraded but would recommend this home for any family wanting to get away from the Flatland heat for a summer vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My Dad always said old houses have old problems and new houses have new problems. Regrettably, in this case, the hot water heater heating elements ( approximately 12 years old) failed unexpectedly. A 50% discount on the entire stay was provided. We had no problems when we were at the house in July and the previous guests who checked out 6 days prior to your arrival reported no difficulties. It is expected your perception of the stay would be clouded by the mechanical failure and the inconvenience of being without hot water for the first several days of your trip. Mechanical failures do occur and it is difficult to get maintenance people there in a timely fashion as the house is 25 miles from Durango. In this case the maintenance man was able to respond rapidly; however, his first effort to change the thermostat was unsuccessful. He then had to wait until he could make a trip to Durango when the plumbing supply was open to purchase the heating element which added 24 hours to the repair. Mechanical failures in rural areas often take longer than anticipated to address and like any house unexpected maintenance issues may occur at any time.
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Perfect for our family of 6

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a summer weekend getaway. The home is a short distance from Purgatory resort and close to many hiking trails. Downtown Durango is a 30 minute drive so it was close enough for us to get to easily - and we loved being away from the crowd. There was plenty of room my wife, myself, and our 4 children.

The garage is tall and we were able to park our SUV inside with a Thule roof box attached. The place was spotless when we arrived. We spent a good deal of our time outdoors or swimming, but the house had an assortment of games and movies for us to enjoy when we weren't outside. Cooking is preferred to eating out for every meal in our family and the kitchen had everything we could think of, including a blender, a crock-pot, a griddle, and a waffle maker. The house rental comes with access to the village pool and hot-tub. We enjoyed the hot tub immensely but the pool was a little cold the day we went over. We enjoyed roasting marshmallows in the outdoor fireplace on the deck. The master bedroom mattress was very comfortable and it was nice to have the master bedroom on a floor separate from the two rooms the kids stayed in.

In summary: we stay at VRBO's frequently and don't take the time to write reviews very often. This is a nice one. We will be back. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and clean mountain home!

  • 5 of 5

We were blown away by the house, the location is an adventure just getting there, very high up in the mountains. Beautiful views and very quiet neighborhood. Would definitely stay there again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cedar Crest

Repeat visitor!!

  • 5 of 5

As always we are welcomed by Kenneth and Cristina into their lovely home. It is always ready for our arrival. The house sits just north of the ski area making it less than 5 minutes to drop off and onto the slopes. Two families plus our kiddos have plenty of room to hang out and rest. We love this home in the Mountains!! Look forward to staying again next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Durango La Plata Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Durango Mountain Resort
Nearest Ferry
806 Miles
Los Angeles, CA
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Glacier Club
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
Highway 550
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Durango Mountain Resort
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Durango Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Vallecito Lake
Car: recommended

Cascade Village rests midway between Durango and Silverton less than two minutes from the entrance of Durango Mountain Resort. Skiing, sledding, cross counry skiing and snowshoeing are popular winter activities; however, summer allows many more opportunities for adventure.

Cascade Village amenities include indoor pool access, outdoor hot-tubs, exercise / weight room, public access grills and even a pond stocked with trout.

Numerous hiking and mountain biking trail heads are availble within walking distance of Cascade Village, Durango is a world class fly fishing and hunting destination with numerous outfitters in town. Silverton is 30 minutes north through some of the most spectacular scenery in all of Colorado. Wildlife is abundant and we frequently see bear, deer and hummingbirds from our balcony.

The summer music in the Mountains festival is a world class venue where some of the most celebrated classical musicians from around the globe congregate to produce the finest symphonic music at one of the most beautiful alpine areas in the country.

Durango Mountain Resort affords opportuinties for adults and children of all ages during the summer including the alpine slide, mechanical bull, zip line and bungee jumping. The Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway is one of the most authentic and most famous historic steam engine routes in the country. White water rafting and tubing along the Animas river is fun for the whole family.

The list of activities is boundless from tree top zip line adventures, gold mine tours, panning for gold, fishing, boating at Electra Lake, horseback tours, spelunking or just watching the scenery. Art lovers will enjoy the galleries in Durango and Silverton presents a live re-enactment of a famous 19th century shootout every evening during the summer. Antinque shops and other quaint venues abound.

Offroad 'Jeep' / ATV trails are abundant. Trail heads starting at Durango Mountain resort lead to old abandoned mine sites, beaver ponds and spectacular vistas.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Winter Snow Removal $150 + Tax
Cleaning $175 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.9%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. There is a seasonal cleaning fee of $150 per visit during non-snow months and $300 during ski / snow season. Holiday seasonal rates require stays 7 nights for periods of less than 7 nights we will charge an additional nights rent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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