Welcome to our home here in beautiful Southwest Colorado, located in the quiet Twincreek Village area of Pagosa Springs. If you have never been to Pagosa Springs before, the town sits at an elevation of 7000 ft and our home is 600 feet higher in the Pagosa lakes area. Summers are mild with highs averaging 80-90 degrees at peak with cool evenings and mornings. Winter brings Wolf Creek resort, just 40 minutes away, the most snow in all of Colorado.
The location of our home is just far enough away to provide the peace and quiet you seek while close enough to be convenient to all Pagosa Springs has to offer. You will find that shopping, restaurants, golf, fishing and the Recreation Center are all approximately 5 min. away, and Wolf Creek Ski Resort a scenic 40 mile drive. Situated on nearly an acre lot backing to a large wooded open space you are sure to enjoy the privacy and secluded feel our home provides.
On your arrival you will find a beautifully decorated home, designed with comfort in mind. The Great Room features leather couches and chairs, custom log tables, and a convenient and warm gas fireplace. In the aspen entertainment center you will find the A/V system featuring a Home Theater Receiver, 43 inch; HD TV and BluRay DVD player. There is no regular TV or satellite service, but the system is connected by WiFi to the internet, with access to Netflix, Pandora, and other online media. There are also plenty of movies in the drawer below the system or feel free to bring some of your own.
The Dining Room seats 8 at the rustic southwest log dining table and there are 2 stools at the adjacent breakfast bar. The kitchen is fully equipped and features a gas range with warming drawer, all stainless appliances, and all the kitchen items needed to please those of you who like to cook.
In the three bedrooms you will find one King on the main floor and a Queen bed in each of the 2 bedrooms on the second floor. All three bedrooms are furnished with a variety of custom aspen log and rustic iron pieces with a mountain lodge/southwestern flare. All of our beds are very comfortable and feature high end linens. Additionally, there is a private loft area with a twin over full log bunk bed which functions as a fourth bedroom. It includes a table for games, and an additional TV and DVD player making this a great room for kids. This room is what gives the house a capacity of nine, which is 6 adults and three children. We only recommend a capacity of 8 if all adults and 2 of those should realize they will be in the loft room on a full size bunk. Our home is not Air Conditioned and at 7600 ft. elevation we have never found a need for it. Opening a few windows in the evening and mornings, then closing them during the day is very effective at keeping the house cool all day since most nights the temps will drop into the mid 50's.
The large fenced back yard is left in the natural Ponderosa pine setting and there is a full size horseshoe pit for your enjoyment in the south end of the lot. The property is over 3/4 of an acre and more than half of that is fenced. We do allow dogs (no other animals), and restrict that to 2 maximum. Your dog must be over 2 years old, house broke and well behaved. They are also restricted to the main floor which is tile. We sometimes limit dogs during the spring melt off due to muddy conditions out back. Fees are $50/dog. Our home is in a quiet residential neighborhood and we seek guests who are respectful of that, and will act accordingly by not being excessively loud while out in the yard in the evenings.
Pagosa Springs offers an almost limitless array of outdoor activities that vary with the seasons. All are within a short drive and some you will find right at your back door. Head out the back gate into the wooded open space on your way to the National Forest access which borders Martinez Canyon. Here, among other things, you can hike, bike, horseback ride, raft, rock climb, snowshoe or cross country ski. If a less strenuous form of leisure is on your agenda take a relaxing soak in the private hot tub, or if the season and weather dictates try curling up in the over-sized leather chair next to the fireplace with a good book and your favorite hot beverage. No matter what you choose your cares are sure to melt away. The association our property is a part of has a recreation center with workout rooms and a pool, and own the 4 lakes within it's borders. These are all accessible to our guests for a small fee and advance permission. The lakes are private so no Colorado fishing license is required.
In Winter, Wolf Creek Ski resort, on the continental divide, is only a 40 minute drive, and cross country skiing is available right out the door when the snow cooperates. During the summer try the excellent trout fishing on the San Juan River accessed right in town or one of the many streams and lakes near the house, such as the Piedra River or Williams Creek Reservoir. In June there is the annual Pagosa Blue grass Festival, and hot air balloons in the fall during Colorfest. Nearby Durango has the narrow gauge railway that will take you to Silverton in the San Juan Mountains on a beautiful ride along the Animas River. And do not miss the world famous healing waters of the Pagosa Hot Springs downtown along the San Juan River.