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Property Details

Updated: May 5, 2015
House, 3 Bedrms (2 Q's, 1 K, 1 bunk), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10 w/floor mats)

We call our beautiful Colorado mountain home 'Tatanka Lodge.' It is nestled among tall old growth ponderosa pines on 35 private acres with a big wrap-around deck and views of the La Plata peaks. Just 10 mins. west from downtown Durango, 35mins. from Mesa Verde National Park and about 40 mins. from 'Purgatory' ski area. The main and upper floors are available for rental with private entrance from the deck.

The home is artfully decorated in mostly Southwestern decor. Living room focal points are a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and a log sofa with water buffalo hide cushions. The dining room has an heirloom French Provincial dining set. Master bedroom/bath is on the main floor with kitchen, dining room, and living room; two big bedrooms upstairs with full bath and walk-in closets. Total beds: 2 Queens, 1 King, 1 Bunk so it sleeps up to 8 with extra floor mats available for kids. There is wall-to-wall carpeting throughout the house, dishwasher, W/D, TV/DVD, plentiful bed, bath linens & kitchenware. Also BBQ grill and picnic set on the deck.

Relax on the deck to view the stars, the surrounding hills and La Plata peaks. Take an after dinner walk down the hill to a sweet little meadow and easy trails. For more vigorous adventures hike the miles of mountain trails in national forest lands, go for a horse ride at one of the stables, raft or fish the Animas River, ski Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory), take the Narrow Gauge Railway to Silverton or stroll down Main St. with its art galleries, clothing stores and various ethnic restaurants. Whether you take it slow or ride 'em cowboy there's always something to delight you in Durango.


* A ground floor apartment (with it's own entrance thru the garage) is occupied by quiet year round tenants with 1 dog. Guests occupy the main 2 floors of the lodge with the main entry and wrap-around deck.


Extra refundable Damage Deposit if you bring a dog: $150

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  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

I'm a enthusiastic transplant from MA. Born and raised in Rutherford, NJ just across from "the City", spent 30 yrs in MA happily living in Lexington and Plum Island, Newburyport in a beach house but the wild beauty of the Rocky Mtns of Colorado always called to me and I finally found my dream home here in Durango. Went to college @ Seton Hall University and Boston College. I'm happy to share my home when I'm OOT visiting family back East with guests who appreciate and love the mountains as I do.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay at Tatanka Lodge. It was a great place for the grandchildren. They also loved the dog from downstairs. We certainly would recommend the lodge our freinds. Thank you again for making the lodge available. We were all sad when we had to leave.
Aug 2004
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Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Horseback Riding or Pack Trips, Hot Springs, Jeep Tours, Four Wheeling, Scenic Drives, Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway, Animas River Kayaking or River Tubing, MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK.


From $375 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
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5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable DOG Deposit $150.00
  • Refundable damage deposit $350.00
  • Clean-Up $95.00

Guests occupy the main part of lodge: 1st & 2nd floor. Ground floor apartment occupied by quiet year round tenant with small dog.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: May 5, 2015


From the Owner

This is the perfect lodge for family reunions (sleeps 8) or quiet couple/family vacations. You have the beauty of the LaPlata vistas, whispering breezes through ponderosa pines cradling you, birds singing, an occasional deer or coyote wandering through the yard. Yet only 10 mins. from downtown Durango allows an easy trip for groceries, restaurants, movies, fishing or shopping.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Mountain View


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 2200 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom off Master bedrm. - toilet, combination tub/shower, double sink
  • Upstairs - toilet, combination tub/shower, double sink


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen, with full Bath
  • Sunrise Rm. - 1 king, with small balcony off bedrm.
  • Buffalo Rm. - 1 queen, 1 bunk bed, spacious, 3 dressers
  • Floor mats - 2 twin/ single, To be placed on floor of 1 of bedrms
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Trash Service, bird feeders, Ceiling Fans in the kitchen, dining room, and master bedroom, at our elevation of 7500 feet Air Conditioning is NOT necessary, * NO SMOKING!

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