Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)
About Kimberly Mackey
I, Kimberly, came to Durago in 1993 to recuperate from a car accident at my high school friend's bed and breakfast. I had plans to return to the corporate life in FL but fell in love with this darling mountain town and lifestyle. I bought a Deli at Purgatory Ski Resort in 1995. This was a quite an adventure for me since my background was in business and healthcare. But a great decision since I met my future husband "Mac" Mackey. He was retired and was living his dream as ski instructor. We both had years of working and playing at this wonderful ski resort. Eventually, we started our vacation rental property management company and at times managed up to 27 properties. We have semi retired now and just manage our own properties. We are enjoying our "backyard" of incredible beauty and the historic and wonderful Durango. After big city living (Chicago for Mac and Miami and San Francisco for me) - we think we are in paradise!
Kimberly Mackey purchased this Cabin in 1996
Why Kimberly Mackey chose Durango
We purchased this cute log cabin approx 20 years ago. This was one of those hard to find log cabins in the woods. Its location in the the beautiful north county area was perfect. We both dreamed of a log cabin in Colorado mountains. This is it!
What makes this Cabin unique
The Mackey Log Cabin is a perfect 4 season property. Only 6 miles from the ski resort - it offers a winter wonderland. In summer, the 5 minute drive (or 20 minute hike) to beautiful Electra Lake makes it ideal. While only 20 minutes from downtown Durango, it is often 8-10 degrees cooler than downtown and is surround by beautiful woods and scenic mountains.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
No smoking ANYWHERE on prooperty. Strickly enforce
Must contact owner for preapproval before booking.
Minimum age of primary renter:24
There is no smoking ANYWHERE on property.
Must be preapproved BEFORE booking- $100 pet fee Confirm breed , weight , age and that you have a crate Dog only - Sorry no cats Non incontinent
Four wheel drive or all wheel drive with good tires are required in the winter months only.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We Loved It
The property was exactly as described. Property Owner contacted us several times to check on us and made sure we were aware of upcoming weather conditions. Greatly recommend!
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The location is excellent for things to do. Very near Durango and all it has to offer, several great hikes and some fun to the north, as well. Communication with the owner is easy and she provides an abundance of information. It couldn’t have been simpler.
Couldn't Ask For Better
This is the second time we stayed at this cabin. We had perfect weather during our stay and being from the Houston area, thoroughly enjoyed the 18 degree morning on our departure day! You have everything you need for your stay - including watching the sun set behind the Hermosa Cliffs from the front deck. The Mackey's are great hosts and would highly recommend their property.
Beautiful setting, wonderful cabin. Everything we needed for our vacation.
The Mackey's are wonderful host. Kimberly makes sure your needs are met.
We will stay at their cabin when ever we go to Durango.
Fantastic location in a real log cabin
We absolutely loved our stay at this cabin!!
This is the best VRBO stay we have had.
We loved the location - up in the morning, having coffee on the porch, watching the sun reflect off the great rock faces through the pines and fur trees and then sitting in the hot tub in the evening watching the moon and stars were just daily treats.
It was very peaceful and the setting is wonderful and private.
The cabin is well furnished and tastefully decorated.
Kimberly was very good at communicating about the resources around the area.
There were plenty of brochures on all of the things to do and places to visit in the surrounding areas.
The beds were comfortable and the cabin was home to us for a week. We loved it!!
We fortunately only had rain once but were able to enjoy the outdoors sitting on the covered porch.
It is perfectly situated between Durango and Silverton and we only had to drive a few miles to the Purgatory Ski Resort to pick up our jeep rental.
I read all of the reviews and we did not have a single issue to complain about. They even leave a book for you to tell them if there are any maintenance issues that they might not know about - pretty smart idea to keep on top of things when you aren't there to know about them.
All in all, this place is a little sliver of heaven on earth and we sure hope to come back again some day.
Thanks so much for letting us enjoy your wonderful cabin.
You won’t regret the Mackey Cabin!
My husband and our two young children had the pleasure of staying at the lovely Mackey Cabin for six nights in early September 2019. I am one to research the heck out of a property before we book. I book well in advance and do the research because I want to ensure we choose a perfect property that works for our whole family. I read through every single review before I book, and I was confident in our choice prior to arrival. However, this property exceeded our expectations. Kimberly was a warm host and was kind enough to leave the light on for our arrival, knowing we’d be arriving after dark. She checked in on us the day of arrival to provide some tips and was extremely pleasant and easy to work with. This is a beautiful and unique property that is very private, well-stocked, and with lovely views. You will love it if you’re looking for a place to escape. Its proximity to Durango is perfect, not too close and not too far, an easy jaunt into town. Purgatory is five minutes away. The property is very clean! Part of the reason this is possible is that you’re asked to take your shoes off at the door. For someone with a young walker/crawler, this made me feel at ease that the carpeting was clean and I appreciated the rule. If you like peace and quiet, look no further as there will be no noisy neighbors or intrusive properties up against you here. Lastly, if you’re like me and read all the reviews, you’ll see a few minor complaints that I hope I can address and ease your worries about. 1.) Privacy - previous reviewer stated the property wasn’t private as it was sandwiched between two roads. I’m here to tell you after staying here for several nights, I saw ONE car the entire time I was there. These roads are rural and not used, rest assured the property is absolutely PRIVATE. 2.) Previous reviewer stated the hot tub isn’t private. The only thing visible from the hot tub is a neighbor’s window-less garage, and that’s only if you’re standing next to it. Rest assured, the hot tub is as PRIVATE as it gets. 3.) Furniture not large enough. Our family of four had no problems, in fact we had more than enough space for all of us to be comfortable, whether it be in the bedrooms, the main living area, dining area, or several outside areas. Do not let these minor complaints deter you! This is a perfect rental, I have zero complaints (and we’re picky!) My only hope is that we’ll be fortunate enough to make some more great memories at the Mackey cabin again.
Thank you, Lauren, for taking the time to write such kind words. So glad you loved our cabin and area as much as we do. You and your family were a pleasure to host.
Snowshoeing, Hot Springs, Narrow Gauge Railroad Rides, Mesa Verde National Park