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Rustic Cabin at Base of La Plata Mountains

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Last updated: 01/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Lodging in the Cabin can sooth the most stressed of souls.

Originally a bunkhouse for backpackers and staff, the Cabin has 2 living rooms divided by a fully contained kitchen. There are 2 sleeping lofts and one bath w/shower. The Cabin is pet friendly and perfect for a family, two couples, four good friends, honeymooners, or several weeks/months of sabbatical. One full size futon and 2 full size beds (all w. memory foam mattresses) offer rest for 4-6 persons. Cool and comfortable in the summer ... warm and cozy in winter.

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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 01/18/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • one shower and toilet

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Historic Durango, co, is just 20 minutes east on Hwy 160....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    accessible & majestic La Plata Mountains...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    fully equipped...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Hillcrest Golf in Durango -- 16 miles...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Animas River flows through Durango McPhee reservoir is one hour west nr Dolores...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Hesperus ski area 4 miles south with night lights Back-country skiing in la plata canyon Puratory Ski Resort is one hour drive north of Durango....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 25 - Sep 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$130
$840 $2,600
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$120
$775 $2,300
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Pet Fee $10
  • Tax Rate 6.8%

Notes:

Add fee: There is a $200 refundable damage deposit according to conditions agreed upon.

$10 per day per pet will be charged.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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


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Last updated: 01/18/2017
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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
La Plata Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hillcrest
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 160
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kennebec Cafe
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Purgatory Ski

Car: Recommended

Built in early 1980 the Cabin housed staff and backpackers who would trek in the San Juan Mountains. At 8733' elevation, the mining area "Mayday" sits at the base of the historic and majestic La Plata Mountains beside the La Plata River running its course south to New Mexico.

Whether motorcycling, traveling by car or riding your road bike, you will agree few places in the southwest possess such breath-taking scenery! For mountain biking or running enthusiasts whose goal is to summit Kennebec Pass, just 1/4 mile outside your door the pavement turns to gravel for the next challenging 11 miles. The La Plata River is stocked with trout each year, so just take a nearby trail and toss in your line. Glorious fall colors grace our hillsides September/October when aspen, sumac, and oak forecast a change is coming.

World reknown Mesa Verde National Park is just 35 miles from our Cabin. Another must-see-and-do: the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad daily chugs 50 miles to Silverton along the Animas River with spell-binding views.

Southwest Colorado is outdoor heaven with a plethora of activities and things to do. Our beautiful scenery and environment can sooth the most stressed souls.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1979

About the owner: With a background in outdoor education, Ruthe and Jim have called "Mayday" their home for nearly 40 years. Raising two children here, they now are blessed with four grandkids who live just down the road.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Books in the Cabin offer a variety of genres: fiction, non-fiction, young adult and childrens lit, documentaries, and more. Curl up by the wood stove to read or snooze. X-C skiing is just outside your door and Hesperus Ski Area is the perfect slope to either learn technique or hone your telemark skills offering night skiing.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 01/18/2017

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Photos

  • relax on the deck of the Windhover Cabin

    relax on the deck of the Windhover Cabin

  • top of Kennebec Pass

    top of Kennebec Pass

  • Red Mountain NW of Silverton

    Red Mountain NW of Silverton

  • autumn colors on Red Mountain Pass

    autumn colors on Red Mountain Pass

  • alpenglow over Mt. Baldy in La Plata Canyon

    alpenglow over Mt. Baldy in La Plata Canyon

  • gravel road leading to the summit of Kennebec Pass

    gravel road leading to the summit of Kennebec Pass

  • yellow iris

    yellow iris

  • cross country ski right out the cabin door

    cross country ski right out the cabin door

  • any one for darts?

    any one for darts?

  • fall aspen with Twilight Peak

    fall aspen with Twilight Peak

  • Molas Lake with The Trinitites in background

    Molas Lake with The Trinitites in background

  • one black dog with 3 well rested couples

    one black dog with 3 well rested couples

  • La Plata River below the Cabin

    La Plata River below the Cabin

  • C.R. 124 just outside the Cabin

    C.R. 124 just outside the Cabin

  • view across the canyon from the Cabin

    view across the canyon from the Cabin

  • the heart of winter with Parrot Peak

    the heart of winter with Parrot Peak

VRBO #706396

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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