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ESCAPE THE HEAT! Cool mountain air, Spacious + Secluded Cabin Upper Blanco Basin

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,750 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 porches with views of the Continental Divide

The Upper Blanco Basin is touted by as one of the most scenic drives in the state of Colorado. Just look up from the dining room table or sit on the front deck to get amazing views of the turning of the aspens. Discover yourself and your family in this spacious, beautifully decorated cabin retreat with spectacular views of the Continental Divide. This 3 1/2 acre property borders National Forest land and is the perfect place for your mountain get-away. You can explore and enjoy the solitude and beauty of the mountains of the San Juan National Forest through the back gate. Relax on one of the cabin decks - watch the wildlife and take in the stunning view; this is the perfect place to unwind and restore your soul.

Lazy Bear Retreat is nestled on the side of a mountain in the tranquil Upper Blanco Basin. As you leave the highway and start the drive into the UBB, you won’t believe the beautiful scenery that greets you, becoming more breathtaking the further you go – majestic mountain peaks, the gently flowing Rio Blanco, and forests of ponderosa pines, blue spruces and quaking aspens.

In addition to the incomparable setting Lazy Bear Retreat has everything you need to make your stay comfortable, from a well equipped kitchen with quality cookware, dishes and utensils, to 3 comfortably furnished living areas, one of which is an entertainment room complete with air hockey, games and puzzles, and an HD entertainment system with surround sound. The large master bedroom on the top floor has a king size bed and its own deck, which is perfect for star gazing, while the second bedroom (on the main floor) has a queen size bed; both have large walk-in closets. The third bedroom (also on the main floor) is a unique bunk room with three twin beds, each in its own cozy nook. Floors are kept toasty warm with radiant heat, especially nice when barefoot in the bathroom or sock-footed in the kitchen.

The main floor has an open concept layout with the kitchen open to the dining and living areas, so the cook of your group won’t miss out on any of the memories being made in the big room. The dining area has a large table that seats 8 with room to spare. The cozy loft with futon and desk overlooks the whole area. The 25 foot southern wall of this great room is made up almost entirely of floor to ceiling windows providing gorgeous mountain views.

Beds throughout are made up with high quality linens and plenty of comfy pillows. All bathrooms have a full size tub/shower and are furnished with an abundance of towels and a hair dryer. The cabin also has laundry room with large capacity washer and dryer, ironing board and iron.

The over-sized, heated, two-car garage provides a great place to come in from your outdoor activities and shed your wet and snow covered outerwear.

Each floor has an HD TV connected to DirecTV with over 200 channels. In addition, LBR has high speed internet and an unlimited local and long distance land line. All are provided at no charge.

Lazy Bear Retreat has the space for your entire group to make lasting memories together, as well as several areas to provide some quiet, alone time. National Forest snowmobile trails are less than 1/2 mile from the cabin and ATV access is within 5 miles. Hiking and horse trails are abundant in the area with the property backing up to and surrounded by the San Juan National Forest.

We are excited to make this special home and location available to others to experience the beauty and tranquility of the Upper Blanco Basin and the Pagosa Springs area.

More Details

Brad + Brenda McCall
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Brad + Brenda McCall

We grew up together in northern Virginia and always enjoyed the Appalachian Mountains. We often sidetracked down the Skyline Drive while attending Virginia Tech. We moved to Weatherford, Texas in 1986 and have been here since, raising our four wonderful children. We've been married for 37+ years, kids are grown, self sufficient, and producing lovely grandchildren. It was time for us to acquire our dream vacation home to generate mountain memories as we had in Virginia.

Brad + Brenda McCall purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Brad + Brenda McCall chose Pagosa Springs

The Coveted Upper Blanco Basin! When you turn off of highway 84 east onto state road 326 it quickly becomes apparent why this location is special. The abundant wildlife is easily seen in this picturesque valley split by the gurgling waters of the Rio Blanco and surrounded by stunning views of the Continental Divide. The peace, quiet, and tranquility of the area seeps into your soul within the first mile. You won't hear anything more intrusive than the rustle of the aspen leaves, bellowing of a bull elk, chattering of the squirrels or melodies of the the abundant song birds.

What makes this cabin unique

Wonderful views of the Continental Divide from the kitchen and front living area. The cabin is a RETREAT. Nestled in a quiet beautiful area inhabited by wildlife and friendly, caring neighbors.

Excellently maintained and upgraded home. Relax in comfort AND style!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a wonderful time and enjoyed everything about our vacation...We're still talking about it. We're definitely looking forward to returning! 😃

We filled our days with hiking, horseback riding, riding our son's new 4 wheeler, shopping, fishing, and relaxing! We loved showing our children the dark night sky lit up with bright stars that you don't get to see in the city.

We absolutely love seeing all of the wildlife... tons of mule deer, (which my husband appreciated seeing as an avid hunter) birds, chipmunks, Elk, and I even had a gorgeous hummingbird fly right in front of my glass of wine on the deck and captured the shot in my picture!

We laughed a lot in the game room with a few competitive games of air hockey! My husband and youngest daughter worked quite a bit together on the Lab puzzle.

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cabin with our family. It was just perfect!! Also, many Thanks for your helpful tips and ideas to enjoy.

Thank you,

Jul 2015
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Pagosa Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
  • Beds for 7 adults. For additional sleeping space, there is a futon in the loft that becomes a bed and couches in the main living area and game room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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ESCAPE THE HEAT! Cool mountain air, Spacious + Secluded Cabin Upper Blanco Basin
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing and relaxing week. The cabin was perfect for our family of 4 plus grandparents. The cabin was clean and spacious and the Blanco Basin is gorgeous!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin was absolutely wonderful. It was equipped with everything you could need and more. The location is perfect if you are looking for a nature escape. We loved every second of our time in the beautiful location. We will be returning to this location again.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, Larissa. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at our cabin and look forward to having you again! Brad and Brenda
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Great home!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay during spring break was fantastic. With 5 kids, there was plenty of room and things for the kids to do after a day on the slopes. The home had everything we needed for a great stay in Pagosa Springs. Wolf Creek skiing is an easy drive and we'd recommend visiting during ski season and/or for a summer getaway. The McCalls were great and easy to work with in planning our vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lazy Bear Retreat is Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Pagosa - everything about our trip was excellent! This was our second time to go to this particular cabin, and I can honestly say we are done looking for any other lodging in Southern Colorado!

The owners are very friendly and accommodating. The pre-trip information/directions were easy to follow and spot on. There were no surprises when we arrived to Lazy Bear. Everything was exactly how it was presented to us online. The location of the cabin was perfect. We felt like we were off the grid enough, but still among the living! We did a 2 mile hike and a 15 mile hike, and both trailheads were within a 20 minute drive from the cabin. We went on walks among the pines and aspens, and we took in beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. The cabin itself is spacious and clean. It's a balance renting a place and either feeling like a) you're intruding on someone's home, or b) you're staying in a cold environment that's not homey at all...Lazy Bear Retreat has found the perfect balance. It was warm and inviting.

From the kids to the adults we had great time here. We recommend this place to anyone who loves the mountains, is looking for an awesome cabin, and is ready for a true retreat. Our only complaint is we had to leave!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holiday Magic in the San Juan Mountains

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in the middle of a heavy snow storm. Road to cabin is winding, heavily wooded, and was heavy with snow. Surroundings were a winter fantasy! Advice: Drive slowly and make sure you definitely have a 4wd vehicle, AND snow chains handy. Driveway is steep, and deep with snow. Handyman is very charming, and a dear, who came out several times during our stay to plow the driveway. Check the weather before you leave in the winter monthes, so you can be prepared.

Had 3 teen boys with us. The yard is backed right up into the forest. Sledding right out of the yard ! Hiking around the yard and surrounding areas was awesome! Property is ample room to explore, especially when snow is so deep. Road below also great to hike down. TONS of snow to play in, everywhere. Bottom floor game room was perfect! Direct tv, air hockey, you name it. Pulled out the regulation size ping pong table in one side of the garage, and that added to the fun! Garage was toasty warm! Sleds and everything you can possibly need or want, right there. All in great condition! Use the long red one, its my favorite!

Home interior is very warmly, decorated. Paint tones, whimisical, intresting decor, very homey. well done. Clean and inviting. Towering windows let in the beautiful sunshine, and a view that was out of this world, for every window in the house. Even the bathrooms!

Beds are all super comfy, bedrooms warm and inviting. Plenty of fluffy towels, comforters and blankets. Bedrooms are very large. Huge closets for storage, and extras you may need. Take your time and look at each piece of decor that was lovingly placed. Very charming! Kitchen is very well stocked with lovely dinnerware, glasses and seemed new pots and pans. Not one thing I could think of that was not there. Open concept is perfect! Large dining table. I have to say one of my favorite things was the view from the window over the sink! Looking out each time, into the forest covered with snow, was soothing and very special! Direct tv, on each floor. Tip: if its snowing and heavy snow, if the signal is down, its because theres snow on the receiver outside. Dust off the snow,and it worked perfectly! Two decks were great, although covered in snow. Put birdseed along the rail and the steller jays, came in droves! Wood stove works great. Home is a warm, toasty winter haven. Stars on clear nights from the deck, are so clear and bright, its as if you can touch them. Magical.

Owners are great. Will book again!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful experience.

  • 5 of 5

The property was breath taking and extremely comfortable. We enjoyed every minute. The property was way more than we were expecting and the owners were fabulous. We made many wonderful family memories and will definaty return to this property!!! The property is remote enough for relaxation and enjoying the great outdoors but close enough to enjoy Pagosa Springs and what the city has to offer as well as snow skiing. A TOTAL package which we were looking for!!! I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Nearest Golf
26 Miles
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
US 84
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $175
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.9%

Rates are always negotiable and based on demand. These our are standard rates only. Please inquire with your dates and we will provide a quote within 24 hours.

Colorado Sales Tax License #30508509-0000

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. An advance payment equal to 50% of the total amount due is required to confirm the reservation. This confirmation payment will be applied towards the rental fee and is not a damage deposit. The balance of the rental fee is due thirty (30) days before the arrival date. Credit cards preferred but cash and checks accepted. Cancellations more than 90 days from check in date are 100% refundable, less $150 fee or 10% of paid amount, whichever is greater.

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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