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Fabulous Luxury Home, over 6,500 sq ft of amazing comfort, On 9 acres

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 6,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Five Bedrooms, Six & A Half Baths, Great Room, Media Room, Basement

DANCING BEAR RETREAT is a gorgeous, large luxury home on nine acres with beautiful views of valley and mountains. This is one of the finest rental homes in the area, a beautiful luxury home comfortably decorated and offering the best of everything. From the moment one enters and sees the scope of the great room with its massive custom chandelier to the relaxing view off the back decks watching the wildlife. This house was built with the finest craftsmanship and detail. It is a house you will want to return to time and time again. With over 6,500 sq. ft. this beautiful home has five bedrooms, six and a half baths, all with travertine counters and floors. The incredibly equipped kitchen has granite counters and everything a chef could want from the Cuisinart cookware to the six burner professional stove. The master bedroom has a kitchenette with refrigerator. There are three bedrooms with king beds (all pillowtop mattresses) and private baths. The bunkroom has two sets of twin XL beds, one bunk has a queen bed on the lower bunk. The basement has a king bed that can separate into twin XL beds. There are flat screen TV's in all rooms. The great room and media room have large flat screen TV's with surround sound and DVD players. Challenge your friends and family to a game in the huge completely finished basement which features a 14 foot shuffleboard table, along with air hockey, foosball and ping pong tables, bean bag toss, and to top it off, a 60' TV. The media room has a fireplace, and a wet bar with refrigerator and opens on to the patio with a hot tub. There are three fireplaces including one on the deck with teak rockers. Wi Fi access, a printer/fax/scanner and free long distance phone calls are included, along with satellite TV. The house features luxury linens and bath amenities, along with terry cloth bathrobes and hair dryers for your convenience. Located on nine acres with fenced area and barn for horses. Sit on one of the decks and watch the deer come into our little pond every evening. To guarantee booking a signed contract and ID is required. Our website is

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Linda Earnhart
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2018

About Linda Earnhart

We have vacationed in the Pagosa Springs area for a number of years and it was the fulfillment of a dream to be able to build a house there. We love the area and all that it has to offer, especially it's casual, laid back atmosphere.

Linda Earnhart purchased this house in 2009

Why Linda Earnhart chose Pagosa Springs

The valley and mountain views and the wildlife that come in for the pond were a major selling point. Also the huge greenbelt below us and walking distance to the National Forest were a bonus. We love fishing in the area private lakes, especially Hatcher Lake.

What makes this house unique

Dancing Bear is located in Pagosa Lakes close to the only grocery store and popular restaurants and brew pubs. Pagosa Lakes has a recreation center for your use (small fee) and access to their private, stocked lakes. Close to the San Juan National Forest with hiking and mountain biking trails. Wolf Creek ski area with the most snow in Colorado is a 40 minute drive away. The town of Durango is only an hour away with it's famous Silverton Train, along with shops and restaurants and air service to major cities.


Pagosa Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No more than 15 occupants in the home; rental contract must be signed by all persons paying, along with government issued ID's and names of adults;
  • $1000Damage deposit is paid to owner through PayPal and cleaning fee is deducted (about $350 +) from that - if no damage to home, balance is refunded
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Basement extra bathroom
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , Upstairs powder room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath for brown bedroom, w/hair dryer, robes
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , Pvt. bath for blue room w/custom shower, hairdryer,robes
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath for bunk room, hair dryer, robes
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Basement bath adjacent to bedroom,hairdryer,robes
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master bath with 'air' tub and custom shower w/ rain shower
  • All bathrooms have Travertine countertops and floors. The Master Bath has an 6 ft. Air tub and separate shower with water jets & rain showerhead.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom with pillowtop king bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 'Brown' bedroom with pillowtop king bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed , Bunk room w/ 1 queen and three XL twins - 1 set of bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Basement bedroom with king bed converts to XLtwins
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 'Blue Bedroom' with king
  • Portable crib & bedding & a pack N play & portable baby gates in house. Queen sleeper sofa in basement with memory foam topper.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This is a premier luxury home -truly one of a kind situated on nine acres! From the huge custom chandelier hanging from the soaring ceiling to the hand scraped Hickory floors, no detail has been overlooked. The two indoor fireplaces have massive mantels, one Mesquite, one Juniper. Custom touches are everywhere in this very comfortable house. Sit on the decks and watch the deer come in every evening. Fenced pasture & barn for horses.


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Fabulous Luxury Home, over 6,500 sq ft of amazing comfort, On 9 acres
average rating of 4.866667 based on 30 reviews

Fabulous,large house!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing house - with more that enough room for everyone to be together or apart and the terrific basement game room with all sorts of games for everyone. Wonderfully equipped kitchen with every possible condiment and appliance to the decks with great views and a fireplace, this is just the best house ever!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Pagosa Springs Home

  • 5 of 5

The Dancing Bear Retreat was the perfect location for our family vacation. The house is amazing, simply beautiful with spectacular sweeping views of the mountains. A hot air balloon landed on the property while we were there and deer roamed freely. We had plenty of room to set up volleyball and bocce ball games and the sweet horse next door was kind enough to let our grandchildren feed it. We appreciated so many amenities like two washers, two dryers and two refrigerators. There is even a kitchenette in the master bedroom! The gourmet kitchen truly has everything you need with beautiful dishes, glasses and silverware. It is obvious that Linda cares about her guests as she provides all the personal toiletries needed, no detail is overlooked. We went whitewater rafting, horseback riding, hiking and enjoyed soaking in the Pagosa Springs mineral pools, but with this fabulous home we spent most of our time just relaxing there. I highly recommend Dancing Bear Retreat, truly Pagosa Springs’s finest property.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion at Dancing Bear and it was wonderful!! The house is beautiful and warming with plenty of space. We were welcomed with some treats of mixed nuts and cookies upon are arrival which where delicious. The family had a wonderful time, the kids and adults had a blast playing games in the game room. Linda is an amazing host making sure we had everything we needed for are stay. Plenty of room for yard games, the scenery and views are spectacular. We all finished are days hanging out on the balcony's or by the fireplaces watching deer. This is by far the BEST vacation we have had as a family! I would definitely stay here again and Highly recommend this VRBO property. Pagosa Springs town and restaurants are fabulous. Lots of activities of hiking and sight seeing around the area. I can't say enough good things about this Luxury home.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. I'm glad your family had such a good time and that you loved the house. I try hard to think of everything a family might need or want. I do hope you'll be back again next summer!
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Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

We took our kids to Dancing Bear so they could experience their first real white Christmas. It was awesome! The house and property are gorgeous and had us entertained the entire week we were there. Linda is an exceptional host and we would highly recommend this VRBO property.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very good

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The house was very warm and spacious. Plenty of room for ages 6 to 75. I highly recommend this house. Karen Walker

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home! Plenty of room for everyone in our family. Had lots of fun in the game room. The balcony was wonderful to read, visit with each other, watch deer feeding, see hot air balloons, or just enjoy the peaceful setting. Plenty of quiet places to walk or run around the property. Wonderful place to stay and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
La Plata County (Durango)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
City Market Center
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Pagosa Lakes
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hiway 160
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
City Market Center area
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Wolf Creek ski Area
Car: necessary

Located in Pagosa Lakes with access to private stocked lakes, recreation center with indoor pool, racquetball courts, fitness facility with full gym and classes, 27 hole golf course, disc golf, miniature golf and hot air ballooning. Close to grocery store, restaurants and minutes from downtown with the famous Pagosa hot springs, shopping, more restaurants and tubing on the San Jun River past the hot springs. There is fly fishing in the San Juan and Piedra Rivers, great hiking trails in the San Juan mountains and Weimenuche Wilderness and on the Continental Divide Trail. Treasure Falls is only fifteen minutes away with it's beautiful waterfall on the way to Wolf Creek ski area and the Continental Divide. There are several outfitters in the area that offer horseback riding and one offers chuck wagon dinners. Durango is an hour away with it's famous train to the old mining town of Silverton; also home of the turn of the century Statler Hotel and numerous shops and restaurants along its quaint main street. Chimney Rock Archeological Site is thirty minutes west of Pagosa and the Mesa Verde National Park site of ancient ruins is about two hours from Pagosa Springs. This is the land of beautiful blue skies, scenic mountains and crystal clear rivers and lakes - a wonderful place to be outside!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Security fee $1,000

Rates are subject to change without notice. Cleaning fee will be deducted from the $1,000. deposit. If there is no damage to the house, the remaining balance is promptly refunded.THE VACATION RENTAL CONTRACT will be emailed to you separately for you to sign and return the signature page, and include your home address and telephone number & copy of ID or driver's license for all people responsible for payment.

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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