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Fabulous Luxury Home, Over 6,500 Sq Ft of Amazing Comfort, on 9 Acres

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Last updated: 02/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:6.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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. Our website is

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/14/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 6500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    minimum age of 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    House comes with pack & play & portable crib & bedding. There are child gates to put up - not installed...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    master bedroom with pillowtop king bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    'Brown' bedroom with pillowtop king bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 2 bunk bed

    Bunk room w/ 1 queen and three XL twins - 1 set of bunk bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    Basement bedroom with king bed converts to XLtwins...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    'Blue Bedroom' with king ...moreless

  • Portable crib & bedding & a pack N play & portable baby gates in house. Queen sleeper sofa in basement with memory foam topper....moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 6: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Basement extra bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 7: toilet

    Upstairs powder room...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Private bath for brown bedroom, w/hair dryer, robes...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub

    Pvt. bath for blue room w/custom shower, hairdryer,robes...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Private bath for bunk room, hair dryer, robes...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Basement bath adjacent to bedroom,hairdryer,robes...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    Master bath with 'air' tub and custom shower w/ rain shower...moreless

  • All bathrooms have Travertine countertops and floors. The Master Bath has an 6 ft. Air tub and separate shower with water jets & rain showerhead....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Books:

    Books on Pagosa history, things to do, hiking, San Juan forest & Weininuche Wilderness etc. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD players at each large TV...moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Large basement area with ping pong table, air hockey table, foosball and shuffleboard table....moreless

  • Games:

    Board games, puzzles, cards. ...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV to all TVs...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Great room & game/media room have stereos and surround sound speakers in ceiling and speakers on deck...moreless

  • Television:

    Two large screen flat TV's in Great room & Media room with surround sound; flat screen TV's in all bedrooms (w/ exception of basement) ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Videos at each large TV...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful views of mountains and valley. ...moreless

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large dining table with great view and custom made chairs for 10; extra upholstered folding chairs in closet...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    One of the few air conditioned houses in Pagosa Springs! This is a Geo-thermal house...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Two front loading dryers with Bounce fabric softener sheets provided...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Three gas burning fireplaces, one in great room, one in game room & one on the deck...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Fitness & exercise facility located at Pagosa Lakes Recreation Center...moreless

  • Garage:

    Heated garage with space for one car...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Geo-thermal heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless to entire house; printer/fax/scanner in master bedroom...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxury Linens - high thread count with Prima-loft pillows (down free)Designer quilts and bedding....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spectacular great room with soaring ceiling and fireplace w/ massive mantel anchored by custom chandelier...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for several cars at front...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Telephones with free long distance...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Luxury towels in each bathroom...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Two full size front loading washers, with detergent provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee coffee maker in kitchen and Tassimo coffee machine, (also makes other specialty hot drinks) in kitchenette...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Very well equipped kitchen with Cuisinart pots & pans, all the cookware one could need, plenty of silverware & pottery,pewter & wooden serving pieces, casseroles. Blender/food processor, Crock-pot...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet chef's kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, microwave, hammered copper sink, hot water dispenser ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave drawer...moreless

  • Oven:

    Double oven is part of stove...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Well supplied pantry; all spices, staples such as sugar, flour, aluminum foil, zip loc bags, paper towels, etc. Everything but food!...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    French door refrigerator with ice maker. Kitchenette has small fridge with ice maker & there is a bar fridge in media room downstairs. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Six burner professional gas stove with griddle...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster in kitchen & toaster oven in kitchenette...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Balcony decks with fireplace...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles can be rented at The Hub in City Market Center...moreless

  • Boat:

    Boats for rent available on Navajo Lake...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Two upper decks, huge patio below, some of patio is covered; fire pit on patio when conditions allow...moreless

  • Golf:

    Twenty seven holes of golf at Pagosa Lakes Golf course...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoes available for rent in downtown...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    House sits on nine acres - limited landscaping...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Grill on upper deck off kitchen, extra butane also...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Skiing at Wolf Creek Ski Area - rentals available in town at several locations...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Indoor pool located at Pagosa Lakes Recreation Center...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Hot tub on patio with bath sheets, serviced regularly...moreless

  • Indoor Pool


Write a review 4.9
from 27 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
spring break
Mar 3 - Apr 14, 2017
6 night min stay

Christmas & New Year's 2017
Dec 22 - Jan 5, 2018
6 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Security/damage deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 8.8%


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.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/14/2017
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
La Plata County (Durango)
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
City Market Center
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pagosa Lakes
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hiway 160
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
City Market Center area
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
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!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Pagosa Springs, CO, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/14/2017

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        decks & patio

    DANICNG BEAR RETREAT decks & patio

  • Great room custom chandelier

    Great room custom chandelier

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Kitchen & wrap around bar

    Kitchen & wrap around bar

  • Great room from kitchen

    Great room from kitchen

  • Game/Media Room

    Game/Media Room

  • Brown Bedroom

    Brown Bedroom

  • Bunk Room with XL twin beds

    Bunk Room with XL twin beds

  • View from upper deck

    View from upper deck

  • Deck fireplace with rockers & valley & mountain views

    Deck fireplace with rockers & valley & mountain views

  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Kitchen


  • Game/Media room - large flat screen TV, surround sound, DVD player, stereo

    Game/Media room - large flat screen TV, surround sound, DVD player, stereo

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Blue Bedroom -king that can separate into 2 XL twins

    Blue Bedroom -king that can separate into 2 XL twins

  • Hot tub

    Hot tub

  • Dancing Bear Sconces

    Dancing Bear Sconces

VRBO #476439

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, February 23, 2017

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