House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 6)
About Sean McCormack
Sean grew up in the area, skiing every weekend at Purgatory, and graduating from Durango High School before leaving to experience life outside this rural community. After 25 years, he and Leslie decided to move back to the mountains of Southwest Colorado to be close to family and all of the outdoor activities they enjoy.
Sean McCormack purchased this House in 2011
Why Sean McCormack chose Columbine Lake
This area is the Saudi Arabia of solar energy, with plenty of water and lots of trees. It is easy to build a comfortable and highly sustainable life here. All of the houses, barns, and greenhouses were built using wood harvested from the property. The 27' x 110' greenhouse provides fruits and vegetables not only for Sean and Leslie, but for a number of other families in the area. Standing dead trees are harvested and provide a backup heat source for all the homes and buildings on the property, with an additional 120 cords of wood harvested for sale, providing a carbon neutral source of heat. The trees are harvested primarily to improve the health of the forest.
What makes this House unique
There is nothing better than cozying up to a real wood fire after a full day of skiing, watching the snow fall during the winter, or lounging on the covered deck and watching the sun disappear over the mountains during the summer. The kids will have a great time exploring the forest, fishing in the nearby creeks or lake, biking, horseback riding or the many other activities close by.
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
House trained well behaved dogs welcome.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Awesome mountain cabin!
This was a great stay. The owner is super helpful and the property was very nice. Having a bathroom for each bedroom was really convenient. Lots of wood right outside the back door for our nightly fire after a day on the slopes. The 4 wheel drive requirement is serious though. The drive from the main road to the cabin in the snow is beautiful!
I hope you and your family enjoyed our winter wonderland, had a great visit with your friends in Santa Fe, and made it safely back home. Thanks for visiting.
In love for life!
We knew this place would be cool when we booked it, but had no idea it would capture our hearts for life! The secluded nature/beauty of the property was breathtaking, and the cabin itself was perfect for our (large) family. We stayed in the winter to ski, and are already looking at dates to come back in the Summer to enjoy the lake and other non-winter activities the area has to offer. The property owners were a delight to work with from start to finish. Great communication, and above and beyond hosts. Sean even set some sleds out for the kids and made a little sledding hill with his snowmobile! Can't wait to go back. Do yourself a favor and make staying here a priority! You won't regret it!
Pre-white Christmas Vacation
The location of the property was gorgeous and private. Beautiful scenery.
owner was amazing !
If you enjoy a quiet cozy cabin with beautiful views this is the place to stay ! We had a family of six stay and had plenty of space ! Visited in December so we had tons of snow and the kiddos enjoyed sledding down the hill !!
Glad you all enjoyed your time together. Hopefully everyone has gotten their fill of winter. If not, come on back! It'll all be happening here for another 4 months ;-).
Great and peaceful paradise
Outstanding customer service
Short and sweet. I hope young D, Liam and Aubrey all enjoyed playing in the snow and riding the Polar Express, and that you were glad you made the trip. I know there was some hesitation about winter driving. Thanks for visiting.
Quiet place and a wonderful.porch setting! Enjoyed our stay!
Would rent again! Everything you need in the kitchen to prepare a meal. Spices were available too. Plenty of firewood!
Curious what your grandson decided. Is he going to Fort Lewis? Thanks for visiting.