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Serenity in the San Juans

Bedrooms 1
Space 730 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

THE MOUNTAINS ARE CALLING! The mountains are calling you to this Rocky Mountain retreat in the San Juans, a haven to relax, recharge and rediscover the awesome views and adventures of Southwest Colorado.

This condo, located in the Gamble Oaks section of the beautiful Tamarron area north of Durango, is your base camp to discover the San Juan Mountains, what legendary Colorado photographer John Fielder calls,"…the largest, the most varied, and arguably the most scenic of the ranges in Colorado."

EASY IN-EASY OUT! That's a great description of this recently remodeled condo. The only stairs you'll climb are the five to get you to the front door, making it easy to unload luggage, groceries and outdoor equipment. Maximum occupancy is 4 with a king bed, two air mattresses and sleeper sofa (preferably two adults and two children).

ALL THE MODERN CONVENIENCES! Your haven away from home has it all: a completely remodeled kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, a new WASHER and DRYER for your convenience, a brand new 48 inch HDTV in the great room, where you can kick back and watch your favorite sporting events; walls and pocket doors recently added to enclose a bedroom (king bed) and to maximize the space, and there's even a storage area in front to store your fishing poles, tackle box and ice chests.

Free Shuttle Service is offered to Purgatory Ski Resort (must register at the front desk).

The clubhouse includes exercise facility, sauna and steam room. The pool is currently closed for upgrades and remodel.

VIEWS,VIEWS, VIEWS! We spend our mornings on the back deck, looking out to Missionary Ridge, and our afternoons on the front deck, watching the sun set over the heavenly Hermosa Cliffs. They're also great places to watch for deer, coyotes, elk, bear and birds while surrounded by the San Juan Mountains and the breathtaking Glacier Club Golf Course.

ADVENTURES ABOUND! To the south: Durango- the rustic railroad and cowboy town. It's home to Fort Lewis College with its campus in the sky and the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. It's also the gateway to Mesa Verde National Park, one of the top park destinations in America.

To the north: Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, one of the top Colorado ski areas in the winter and one of the top family fun destinations in the summer. You can also take in some fantastic views at Coal Bank Pass, Molas Pass and Silverton. Also, drive the Million Dollar Highway Loop to Ouray, Telluride, Ridgeway and around to Cortez. There's an incredible mountain view around every bend.

CATCH YOUR LIMIT…AND MORE! If you're interested in fishing, help yourself to our fishing poles, tackle and chairs and you're off. There are great fishing spots minutes form our condo. Haviland Lake is our favorite-only 3 minutes away from Tamarron north on Hwy 550. Catch beautiful rainbows, in the shadows of the Hermosa Cliffs. You can also cast for trout at nearby Electra Lake or Anderson Lake near Molas Pass. Fly fishing on the awesome Animas River is also a top angling destination. Valecito Lake, east of Durango, is also a popular fishing and boating getaway.

HIKE IN HEAVEN! We are also just minutes away from some of the best hiking trails in Colorado. Our favorites include: "Purgatory Flats" near Durango Mountain Resort, "Cascade Creek," north of DMR, "Elbert's Creek," the trailhead next to the corral at the Needles Country Store. You can also access the famous Colorado Trail at Junction Creek, near Durango. You can see for miles and miles at one of our favorite stops: "Gudy's Rest."

SPA-TACULAR! After a great day of hiking, relax with a soak or a mountain massage at the famous Trimble Spa, at Trimble Crossing, a fews miles south of our condo.

RELAX AND REFRESH! After your day of discovery, check out our new restaurant at the Tamarron Lodge-"The Yellow Carrot" Try one of the local brews or a nice glass of wine and marvel at the incredible views on the back deck. The hours vary depending on the season.

John Muir once said: "The Mountains are calling and I must go." Once you experience the magic and the majesty of the San Juans from your base camp at our home in Tamarron, you will hear the mountains calling and you will return again…and again!

More Details

Jackie Pastorek
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018


Durango Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 730 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews

clean, quiet and away from main lodge which made it more private.

  • 5 of 5

Jackie made it easy for us, very interested in our welfare, even called to make sure we were OK.

Enjoyed the view of the golf course and mountains from the patio, big switch from the city for us.

Washer and Dryer on site was a nice touch.

Priced fairly and would have no problem coming back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill, I’m so glad y’all enjoyed yourself. We love the views as well and of course the awesome temperatures at 7500 ft. Thank you for your kind words.
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  • 5 of 5

the place was clean, compfortable. Kitchen was good size and very pretty. The view was my favorite part!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting. Condo was well appointed, beautifully furnished and very clean.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bulverde, Tx.

Roomy, Comfortable & Cozy

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in Tamarron condos for over 20 yrs. and have booked this one again for next Dec. THAT should say it ALL! It's roomier than a studio, has LOTS of lights in all the right places, full kitchen with everything needed for a short or longer stay, large bedroom(king size bed which not many condos offer) / large bathroom, and an in-unit washer/dryer(full size/a huge plus). A closet, very large dresser, bathroom storage and other areas in the condo gave us ample space for our items. Very clean, conveniently located, parking steps away from front door and beautiful view from the living room(wall-to-wall glass). Perfect for couples. Jackie P. was awesome to work with and her goal was for us to enjoy our stay. Don't miss out on the 2 restaurants at the Lodge - Mineshaft Bar & Grill(sports bar, good service, good food, Happy Hour specials) AND Yellow Carrot(better than Ken & Sue's, only open Sept.-Apr./W-Su/dinner/expensive but best Durango has to offer/from appetizer to dessert, all terrific).

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serenity in the San Juans......a perfect title!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The condo was comfortable and quiet and the view was beautiful. The owner, Jackie, was very nice to communicate with and responded quickly to our request to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I lived on the back deck! So peaceful here.

  • 5 of 5

Serenity in the San Juan's was absolutely serene. This condo fit all my needs and more. The kitchen was complete with anything I could've ever needed. The living room was very cozy, however I am not sure I even walked into it. I spent most of my relaxing time on the back deck, enjoying the beautiful view and the peace and quiet of this lovely community. Jackie did everything imaginable to make sure I had everything I needed and provided all kinds of information about the area. Her hospitality was top rated! It's truly made my little vacation so peaceful and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Felicia, Thank you for your review! My husband smiled when he heard how much you enjoyed the back deck! We love it too! I hope you found the R/R you were looking for. It really is a peaceful place.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

$25.00/day Mandatory resort, pool spa and exercise facility fee INCLUDED
Minimum: 2 days
Maximum Occupancy: 4 (preferably 2 adults, 2 children)

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.