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Come Play in the SNOW! Views from Hot Tub, Pet Friendly, Internet

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 6) Hot Tub With Views

Relax in our peaceful 2400 sq. ft. home with hot tub on the deck, peaceful surroundings, views, fully-equipped kitchen, internet connection, TV w/ cable. Lots of space to spread out, private, tree-filled lot. Hike to fishing lake. Lots of board games, foosball and a piano (although a little out of tune)

Master bedroom has Cal King bed & private 3/4 bath and deck off the sliding door. Extra seating and small desk for private time makes this room a favorite.

2nd BR hosts over-sized twin bed (large enough for two small bodies) The antique furniture in this room has been in the family for quite a while, and the full bath is right next door.

3rd BR is downstairs with a California King bed. We call this the Snow White room. See photos and you'll see why.

Adjoining room has a double futon and a really comfortable, leather couch. Extra sheets, blankets & pillows are available. Laundry room is convenient too. Our hot tub is maintained regularly. Pets seem to enjoy this space too. Along with the hot tub on the deck is a large gas Bar-B-Q. The deck has benches built in around the sides, and cushions are available for comfortable seating. A small patio table and chairs are available (except in winter). There is a picnic table in the yard with incredible views for a casual spot to eat or relax. The 6 acre lot is full of trees and open space for roaming. A small path leads to "the spot" where you can sit and watch the sun rise or set on the lake. We find this a truly magical spot in the evenings. We hope you do too. We appreciate guests who treat our home like their own. We will do what we can to make your stay a comfortable one.

More Details

Joe Hoyle
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Joe Hoyle

Since moving to Pagosa Springs in 2004, we have both said, ' this is where we feel most at home.' We hope you will too. We left California soon after becoming empty-nesters and both our children have lived with us for short periods of time since then. Several of our friends have also stayed with us throughout the years. It is a place we love, and feel so fortunate that we can share it with others.

Joe Hoyle purchased this house in 2004

Why Joe Hoyle chose Pagosa Springs

We love our home and the Pagosa Springs area, but work takes us elsewhere. We started visiting Pagosa in 1993, and continued until we finally bought Dancing Bear Acres. We hope to come back to live there, but until we do, we love to share it with others. It is a relaxing retreat for us whenever we visit. Our routine is to make a cup of coffee and hit the hot tub first thing in the morning, although night-time star gazing is amazing from the warmth of the hot tub too.

We have had several large gatherings with family and friends, and enjoy the outdoor campfire during the summer - roasting marshmallows and singing.

What makes this house unique

Joe had seen this house on the internet for about a year before finally making the decision to come see it. We made an offer that same day. We knew we wanted to move eventually, but when we finally came, the move happened pretty quickly. We feel blessed to be able to still spend some time there, and hope to have family gatherings in the future.


Pagosa Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This is the master bedroom bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom, is adjacent to the upstairs bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , This Bathroom is adjacent to the lower floor bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , This is a 3/4 size antique bed, wider than a twin.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Cal King for stretching out
  • Two Bedrooms on Main floor, one bedroom on lower level, a futon is also available on the bottom floor, for other options call us
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • 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
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Come Play in the SNOW! Views from Hot Tub, Pet Friendly, Internet
average rating of 4.9375 based on 80 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The property was awesome and close to everything. The house was nice and clean. We also really enjoyed the hot tub and grill area! Thank you for opening up your home!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great memories made

  • 5 of 5

Dancing Bears Acres is a great place to vacation! The house has everything you need to make your stay enjoyable! I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second (and probably not last) visit. Location is perfect and the house is well stocked. The owners are great to work with. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Huntsville, Texas

Very nice home in a good location. Not far from town but private. Several bucks on the property.

  • 4 of 5

We found the property to be clean and well kept. Excellent view of the mountain range across Hwy 84. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike, Yes, the views! Especially this time of year. Glad you got to enjoy them. Home to see you again. Joe Hoyle Dancing Bear Acres
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The house was great . The view and wildlife were beautiful to see .

  • 5 of 5

Property was clean and well kept . We all enjoyed the hot tub .

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: William, Oh the hot tub, so nice on a crisp morning or at sunset. So pleased you took advantage of one of the many joys of staying at Dancing Bear Acres. Joe Hoyle Dancing Bear Acres
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New Braunfels, Texas

Great place to escape the Texas heat!

  • 5 of 5

We (2 adults and 2 teens) had a wonderful week at Dancing Bear Acres. We didn't miss having AC at all. The house stayed cool. We loved having ceiling fans in the upstairs rooms. The downstairs bedroom has a table fan. The home is fully stocked and had everything we needed. The owners are a text away and responded to questions quickly. Read the binder of info provided. The beds are pretty firm. Not a bad thing, just personal preference. We slept ok considering we prefer a tiny bit softer. The place is peaceful and has a hippy/new age vibe. We loved keeping bird seed in the feeder and sitting in the lounge chair with the windows opened, taking in the sounds of the birds and feeling the wonderful breezes. We did see black squirrels and deer. We spotted bear cubs and momma playing in town. Loved being away from town but close enough to access stores and restaurants easily. We aren't Wal Mart fans at all l, but the Pagosa Wal Mart is great and had everything we needed or wanted. We loved Thia Pagosa, Kip's, and Rosie's Pizarria. We were able to get gluten free food at all 3. Shanghai was also good and has GF options. There isn't a safe kitchen for Celiacs, but ppl with gluten intolerances can survive. Our favorite fishing spot was Shaw Lake in South Fork. We drove there 3 times. Williams Creek Reservoir is amazing and the drive is gorgeous! The hike to Hunters Lake was fun. We didn't have much luck at Echo Canyon Reservoir and we never walked there. We drove there the few times we went. We enjoyed the hot tub in the cool evenings after hiking and fishing. The stars are amazing on clear nights. The WAZE app took us straight to the house. Google maps had it wrong. There is only 1 TV in the house with Satellite and it's downstairs in the game room. This was totally great as we are consumed with technology on a daily basis and wanted to unplug. We only watched TV one night. The washer and dryer were nice to have! Bring folding chairs for fishing trips and swim towels for the river. This is the first place we have stayed through VRBO that truly supplied everything. (Soaps, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, trash bags, TP and paper towels and more) I did restock some TP because it just felt right. :) It will be a sad day for all of us when the owners move here permanently, but great for them! Thank you, Mr. & Mrs. Hoyle, for providing a fantastic & peaceful rental! :-) We had some pretty unforgettable adventures in and around Pagosa Springs! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Staci! You understand exactly why we love our home so much. We just spent two weeks there ourselves recently and are so grateful that we got to enjoy everything you mention. Gives us great pleasure to share it with you. Joe Hoyle Dancing Bear Acres
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
in town
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Pagosa Springs Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
US 84
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
in town
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
Wolf Creek Ski Area

The 'Pagosah' hot springs are our favorite local hangout and a must do after skiing or hiking. The choice of three different venues for a therapeutic soak are what make these hot springs great. Our favorite for a swim, The Healing Waters Spa. For relaxation and views, try The Springs Resort. The recreational lake is walking distance from the house and provides a beautiful setting for bird watching, sunsets, moon rise and star gazing. Scenic biking trails are abundant throughout the area. We always take our guests to Treasure Falls, just up Hwy 160 about a 20 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.8%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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