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Ski, Bike, Raft, Hike, Climb, Hunt, Fish and RELAX in San Juan Mountain Chalet!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Incredible Alpine Vistas & Peaceful Solitude with four season recreation nearby.

People come to the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado for blue sky, clean air and some of the best recreational opportunities in the United States. The area around Pagosa Springs has an amazing variety of things to keep a family busy and happy in the great outdoors.

Located at an elevation of 7200 feet, Green Briar Ranch has everything you’ve been looking for in a vacation home. One hour east of Durango Airport, Pagosa Springs is a four season recreation-lover's dream holiday spot. Wolf Creek Ski Area, world renowned for its snow, is a 32 miles (50 Km) drive from Green Briar Ranch. Several streams and rivers flow through the area offering fly fishing, canoeing, kayaking and whitewater rafting options. The San Juan National Forest is a five minute walk from the house and offers year-round recreation options including, hiking, snowshoeing, horseback riding, cross country skiing and snowmobiling.

Everybody wants to be in the great outdoors at Green Briar Ranch. Two spacious decks provide sensational views of the San Juan Mountains. Spend evenings under the amazing stars, making memories around the firepit on the upper deck or enjoy the hot tub and serene view of Pagosa Peak from the covered lower deck, rain or shine! The upper deck has a large propane BBQ and the lower deck offers a charcoal BBQ.

Green Briar Ranch is located on one of the finest view lots in Colorado, offering a breathtaking view of the San Juan Mountains. Situated on a large parcel, there are no other homes within several hundred feet, ensuring a peaceful, restful vacation experience. Solitude and serenity abound on a forested lot with many tall pines and unobstructed views of the 12,000 foot peaks of the San Juan Mountains.

When it is time to go inside, you will be happy you chose to spend your vacation at Green Briar Ranch! The home is beautifully furnished and has ample seating areas for both relaxed conversation and spirited family game time.

Even when the temperature is below zero (-18C) in January, you can enjoy the gas fireplace in the great room and stay warm throughout the well-insulated home. The driveway is professionally plowed when snowfall exceeds 6 inches (15cm).

You can make the choice to be completely unplugged or take advantage of large, flat screen TV's with Direct TV service, and a large selection of DVDs. The home has high speed (25 Mbps), wireless internet, as well as two PC's, enabling our guests to stay in touch with family, friends and perhaps even the office. A land-line telephone ensures connectivity with the outside world, and unlimited free calling anywhere in North America.

When it is time to sleep, you will appreciate the high quality beds, mattresses and bedding which will provide the perfect night’s sleep, in the serenity of our forest chalet. There are four bedrooms, a king in the master and queens in the three other bedrooms.

The beautiful and well-appointed master suite features a king size bed, master bath and walk-in closet. The master is the only bedroom located on the upper level, providing both privacy and an adjoining loft that features an amazing view of the San Juan Mountains.

The main level features two bedrooms, as well as a full bath, kitchen, dining area and great room. Floor to ceiling windows and a cozy, gas fireplace provide a comfortable place to enjoy the mountain views while spending time with family.

The bottom level offers a separate apartment that features its own kitchen, a full bath, a bedroom with queen size bed, and a living room with pull-out sofa. Sliding doors open from the apartment to the lower deck and the whirlpool tub. The apartment can either provide privacy for a couple that wants to get away from the crowd, or a place that the kids can call their own, something 'tweens' and teens really appreciate!

Besides eight sleeping spots in the four bedrooms, a pull-out sofa in the living room of the downstairs apartment sleeps two, and a futon in the upper level loft area also sleeps two.

For family dining, there is a main dining table that seats eight; and a folding table and chairs seat an additional four. Outside, there is a table with seating for four on the lower, rain-protected deck. The upper deck features an additional table that seats four, as well as six seats that ring the firepit.

Green Briar Ranch has an on-demand hot water heater that provides unlimited hot water, something you will really appreciate if you are the last guest to get out of bed!

Green Briar Ranch is a short 10 minute drive to the heart of Pagosa Springs, where you can get just about anything you would need. Nearby are forest trails, lakes, a golf course, a full service supermarket, and Pagosa Brewery, home of the coldest beer in the Four Corners area!

For the skiers, the 32 mile drive to Wolf Creek is two lanes in each direction the entire way up the mountain. Skiers that want to try 'Purgatory' can be there in less than 90 minutes from our door.

Green Briar Ranch utilizes a professional cleaning service that will ensure the home is ready for your family, and that it is cleaned up to the high standard you expect from a first class resort. It is essential that our guests observe the 10 AM checkout time so the cleaning service can prepare the home for our next guests, who are frequently arriving the same day.

Green Briar Ranch has a minimum stay of three nights. We do not charge a Security Deposit in advance of your stay, and there is no fee for credit cards. Please check the calendar for availability before sending your reservation request. We reserve the right to accept only weekly rentals during the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year.

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Kenneth Coggins
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017


Pagosa Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Lower Suite Master - 1 queen
  • Use of Loft Futon as a Twin bed. Use of Lower Suite Sofa makes into a Queen bed. Can handle up to 10-12 Sofa Bed & Futon
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Ski, Bike, Raft, Hike, Climb, Hunt, Fish and RELAX in San Juan Mountain Chalet!
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 46 reviews

Great private home

  • 5 of 5

This house is just perfect. Brought the in laws and we all had privacy and space. Lovely location with enough land for the kids to go wild.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property for family gatherings!

  • 5 of 5

The home was loaded with all the extras! Hot tub,spa tub, video game systems.... you name it! Great location with plenty of acreage for everyone to get outside and have some fun in the snow. Had snow plow service daily which was a tremendous help. We had a couple of questions while there and got immediate feedback from either Steve or Doug. A great venue for both winter or summer family or business retreats. Both kitchens (yes there were two!) were well stocked and ready to go. Plenty of room for everyone to spread out since there were two connected living quarters. Family gatherings to watch the game on the 55" flat screen or a rousing game of poker in the central family room were perfect.

We will look forward to our next trip to Pagosa Springs and would definitely stay here again. Thanks again Steve for your outstanding hospitality.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Perfect get away location!

  • 5 of 5

This experience was amazing! The property was perfect for my family! We look forward to staying here again, very soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was a lovely home with beautiful scenery. Would do it again in a heart beat.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Our first trip to Pagosa Springs

  • 5 of 5

The reason we found Apple Mountain Ranch, it was listed in the VBRO “pet friendly” list, and our small dog loved it. The cabin was set back far enough from the road that we could let him off his leach around the cabin. The general layout of the home was nice with the big windows looking out at the mountains, and the master bedroom on the third floor, so we had more privacy. The private apartment on the ground level was just perfect for our friend who was 90 years old and preferred not to do stairs. The gift basket was a wonderful surprise and we used it all. Our group loved the indoor fireplace with a white bear skin rug in front of it, the outdoor fire pit, spectacular views from the porch, fully stocked kitchen with dishes, cooking utensils, and spices and including the honor bar. The hot tub was very inviting, but we didn’t have time to enjoy it. Thanks for the good directions, it would be hard to find in the dark. Thanks to Steve Williams and family for sharing your home with us, I would recommend your cabin to everyone and would stay there again if we ever go back to Pagosa Springs.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Quiet, just enough remoteness. House was fantastic. Great amenities. Friendly and accommodating manager. Great views. Thanks for arranging a little snow for us AZ folks. That was magical from the hot tub!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Durango (DRO), Colorado
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Pagosa Brewery
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Pagosa Springs Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
US Hwy 160
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nellos Bistro
Nearest Ski
32 Miles
Wolf Creek Pass
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Pagosa Hot Springs, Durango / Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Snow Mobiling, Camping, Motorcycle Day Trips, Rafting, Tubing, Sledding, Kayaking

Golf: The Pagosa Springs Golf Club is a spectacular Public Resort Facility with 27 championship holes. Ponderosa Pines line the fairways making the course both beautiful and challenging. Golfers are surrounded with magnificent views of the San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado .....................

Dalton Ranch Golf Club, set in the magnificent Animas Valley, just six miles north of Durango, Colorado, winds its way along the Animas River below the towering red cliffs of the San Juan Mountains.

A Dalton Ranch visitor recently said “The course at Dalton Ranch was designed and built with the greatness of the game in mind...a course not only of great beauty, but of considerable excitement.”

Another visitor wrote, 'I don't think I have ever played on a course that was in better condition...The staff was very friendly and the course marshal was nice, even when we got a few minutes behind schedule.'

Ski: General Information Wold Creek:

Skiable Acres 1,600 -

Vertical Drop 1,604 feet -

Base Elevation 10,300 feet -

Summit Elevation 11,904 feet -

Longest Run 2 miles - Navajo Trail -

Annual Snowfall 465 Natural Inches -

'The Most Snow in Colorado' -

Lift Capacity 8,480 -

Area Comfortable Crowd 4,500 skiers -

Location San Juan/Rio Grande National Forest; Highway 160, Wolf Creek Pass; Between Pagosa Springs and South Fork, CO; 80 miles east of Durango, CO; 65 miles west of Alamosa, CO

Slopes -

Beginner 20% -

Intermediate 35% -

Advanced 25% -

Expert 20% -

Operation -

Season Early November - Early April -

Ticket Office 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM -

Lift Hours 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


Rates & Availability

Pagosa Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Last weekend in June
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid July
Jul 14 2017 - Jul 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $0
Tax Rate 8.8%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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