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Log Cabin W/Bunk Hut; 13 acres; 5 mins. to town! Sleeps 9! Gorgeous!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

4BR, 2BA Bordering Hiking Trails, Bouldering Park; 1 Mi. To Colorado Trail

Charming log/wood sided cabin and guest hut newly renovated throughout! King sized custom log bed in upstairs master with large closet; cowhide/leather queen bed in 1st level BR ; 2 twin Old Hickory beds on second level in main home. 2 Old Hickory twins in guest hut, and twin fold-a-way. Sleeps maximum of nine persons. All updated with new hardwood flooring throughout; stainless appliances, butcher block counters, jetted tub, laundry, aspen tongue & groove ceilings. Large open decks, sun room, side porch. Large rock fireplace. Brand new furnishings mixed with antiques and Colorado Mountain decor; professionally decorated. 30 minutes to ski at Durango Mountain Resort; 5 minutes to town of Durango. Near and across from Turtle Lake. One mile to Colorado Trail; our property includes the Pioneer Trail and joins with many miles of other trails. On 13 acres for privacy, yet only 4 miles to all of the restaurants, shopping and amenities that Durango has to offer. Lots of wildlife visitors: mule deer and bears! Your well-behaved, housebroken canines are welcome. Dog beds and feeding bowls provided. Hammock, tire swing, hiking trails, large decks, sunroom, covered porch and two fire pits for outdoor living and fun for all ages! Meditation area ('the Sanctuary', includes the second fire pit) is located partway up our mountain; 10-15 minute hike. Great views and flat area for Yoga. THERE IS NO WIFI AND LIMITED CELL SERVICE! This is a "get away" and "get unplugged" property. The mantra is to "get outside" and enjoy the mountains, lakes, rivers, hiking trails, views and all the beauty nature inspires.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018


We are a family with our permanent home in St. Louis and had been skiing at Durango Mountain Resort (AKA Purgatory). We fell in love with the Durango area and people in the town. We had searched many areas in the west for our vacation property: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico and California. Durango was the right fit with many outdoor activities all year round. Rafting the Animas River, fishing in the San Juan, touring Silverton, Telluride, Pagosa Springs, and the Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings is wonderful. The local restaurants are some of the best in the U. S. with a wide variety of international flavors and the best French bakery anywhere. There are many ski resorts within a 1.5-2 hour drive. Purgatory is only 30 minutes.

LAURA BUTSCH purchased this cabin in 2013

Why LAURA BUTSCH chose Durango

Genuine historic log cabin with huge rock fireplace on 13 acres and National Forest all around is what attracted us to this particular property. It was a rehab project, that we have spent 18 months working on. There are brand new hardwood floors, a completely renovated kitchen, lovely bathrooms, lots of log furniture, antlers, deer hides/heads, leather, and some Ute Indian/tribal influences in the decor.

What makes this cabin unique

Views are AMAZING! You can see the Animas Mountain in front of the home and rows of mountains in the back. Turtle Lake is just across and down the road. Turtle Lake Valley is one of the most beautiful in La Plata County. Enjoy the large decks, sunroom, side porch and landscaped yard. Hiking trails are out the back door! Our private trails connect with the Log Chute Trail System and the Colorado Trail. The Durango Boulder Garden borders our property, as well as the National Forest. If you are planning a wedding, reunion, or special event, it is a perfect spot, with open areas, woods, mountains, decks, and a large cross in the rock garden. Our neighbor to the east is a photographer and neighbor across the road is an event planner to help you plan the perfect ceremony. EVENT SITE FEES APPLY!! (Minimum is $200 for 4 hours; Maximum is $500 for 10 hours. Limit of 75 persons.)


Durango Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , jetted tub
  • Lovely updated bathrooms, one on each floor. Stacked laundry machines are located in first floor bathroom. Large counter top for folding laundry.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • King and two twins on second floor in two private bedrooms. Queen bed in first floor guest room. Guest hut has two twin beds and a twin fold-a-way.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Pioneer Homestead has a true Colorado cowboy charm with upscale furnishings and decor, most of it custom designed and hand made. In many rentals, the interior finishes and decor appear that you could be in any suburb in America, but in this cabin you know that you've arrived in Durango! The wildlife are friendly and beautiful to watch in their natural habitats. We hope that you and your group of friends and family enjoy your experience there as much as we do!


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Log Cabin W/Bunk Hut; 13 acres; 5 mins. to town! Sleeps 9! Gorgeous!
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews
St. Louis MO

Durango Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cabin in early June and it was fantastic! I miss the daytime mountain view and the stars at night already. Laura was very responsive to our questions and needs. The cabin is as wonderful as you see in the pics and extremely comfortable. The kitchen is so convenient that we chose to have breakfast and dinner at the cabin so that our stay was really easy and relaxing. We are not skiiers but love CO in the summer. After fishing at a nearby lake one day, we had fresh trout for dinner that night. Also, the free train museum is really very good, as is the Durango-Silverton bus and train ride. There was so much to do for 5 days, and not enough time to do it all, so we will be back. Thanks so much, Laura!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I'm glad that your group enjoyed our peaceful retreat and all that Durango has to offer....especially the delicious fresh trout out of Haviland Lake!
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This property is beautiful! Beautifully decorated and the setting is amazing and peaceful.

  • 4 of 5

This is such a beautiful property. We really enjoyed not having internet and TV so we could really unplug. Loved the hike right behind the house and the kids had a blast on the tire swing. While secluded it is still really close to town. Was great to have easy access to the grocery store and local restaurants. This property doesn’t have AC so take whatever measures you must if you need it to be cool to sleep. We were here in mid July and it was toasty. The owners are incrediblely nice and responsive!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and submitting your review. Indeed, it was an unusually hot and dry summer. Typically, it cools down to the high 50s or 60s at night, making for perfect sleeping weather. It is typical in Durango to not have central air conditioning. However the cool nights didn’t happen this year during several weeks in July. We will be purchasing window units for next summer!
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Our family really loved this cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Our family travels to Durango quite often and we always stay in a different cabin. This cabin is beautiful, peaceful, comfortable and clean! The sleep hut was a huge hit. Enjoying coffee early in the morning on the deck was my favorite time of the day. We certainly found it hard to leave but when we did the bagpipes someone was playing off in the distance was a nice farewell! I would recommend this cabin in a heartbeat and the owner, Laura is a delight to talk with and is very easy to reach if there is a question. I can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property to spend time with family and unplug from technology.

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our family reunion. We climbed the mountain behind the house a few times, had a fire in the fire pit every night...our teenage boys loved the bunk house. Very rustic house...with lots of space. There is no WiFi and very little cell service and although we were worried it was nice to be unplugged. And as a bonus there were two dogs from neighboring houses that visited us and played with the kids and hiked with us! We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect place to have our family reunion.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, Arizona

Great cabin family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Overall, the experience was delightful. Our hostess was extremely communicative. Make sure you try the hot springs. Wild life is up close and kids were mesmerized by the snow tracks. Great experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was an amazing and very tranquil place to stay with my family.

  • 5 of 5

There is nothing bad at all about staying here. Wonderful experience and the owner is very nice and explains everything clearly about the stay. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Tacos Nayarit
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Tacos Nayarit
Car: recommended

Near Mesa Verde, Pagosa Springs, the Durango-Silverton Railroad (most scenic in the USA), Colorado Trail, Cascade Falls, Trimble Hot Springs, Durango Mountain Resort (open for activities all year!), Ziplines, Animas River and whitewater adventures, and everything outdoors!!!!!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee min. $185
Refundable damage deposit $250
C C Processing $60

Payments are received in form of credit card through the website, personal check, money order, or bank draft. For special events, such as weddings or reunions, there is a $200.00 event site fee for up to four hours, $350.00 for up to eight hours, $500.00 up to 12 hours (Maximum).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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