This is a perfect Colorado mountain getaway! Pack your skis and get ready for a winter wonderland! This cabin is 30 minutes north of Durango and 5 miles south of Durango Mountain Resort. It is located in the San Juan Mountains a mile back from highway 550 atop a mesa with great views of Hermosa Cliffs. We are pet friendly, wanting you to have a great vacation with your entire family. 4-WD required in the winter season.
Accommodations: Cabin, HOT TUB, SAUNA, 2 bedroom + loft, 3 queen beds, sleeps 6 (8 with the aero bed), 2 baths, non-smoking.
This cabin has 2 bedrooms and a loft, each with a comfy queen bed sleeping 6 comfortably. There is a queen aero bed to set up in the living room to sleep more if needed. There are 2 bathrooms, each with a shower. There is a dining area for 4 and a fully stocked kitchen. The back deck holds the hot tub and we also have a great sauna in a separate structure for privacy. This property is definitely a cozy cabin designed for indulgence and relaxation. Make a cup of cocoa and curl up with a great book.
Lives up to everything it promises. This is a beautiful property that the owners have obviously taken great pride in maintaining. My favorite activity was dimming the back lights, and sitting in the hot tub on the back deck with a view of your own personal planetarium.
Winter Activities: The San Juan Mountains is one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the country. You can sit in the hot tub on the back deck and see the snow-covered peaks. Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory) prides itself for being a family friendly resort for Alpine skiing and is a short 6 mile drive. Snowboarding, Alpine skiing, and even ski biking are available. Outstanding Nordic skiing is available across the highway from the resort. There are many guide services offering snowmobile, snocat, and sleigh ride experiences.
Dining: The Sow’s Ear restaurant is the favorite fine dining experience on the mountain as well as a great place for a burger. It is located among the Silverpick condos on the way to Durango Mountain resort. The Schoolhouse across from the Needles general store and gas station should not be missed for outstanding pizza and great Durango microbrews. In the summer, there is fine dining on Electra Lake.
Summer Activities: Summer time in the San Juan Mountains is spectacular. A hike amid the wildflowers, waterfalls, and wildlife in the high country is unforgettable. There are numerous trails that will inspire you. Mountain biking is legendary in Durango and during the summer, the high country offers many wonderful trails such as Hermosa Creek Trail. Electra Lake is a great destination for fishing and they charge a very small fee for its use. The lake is over 6 miles long! There are many other picturesque lakes in the area for public use. Durango Mountain resort offers many family activities including an alpine slide, mountain biking, and chair lift rides. A scenic drive north to Silverton or Ouray known as the Million Dollar Highway is jaw-dropping. There are Jeep tours of mining towns, rafting, fly fishing, and the famous Narrow Gauge Railroad are available. Tamarron Resort Durango is just 6 miles south of the cabin offering an 18-hole championship golf course. The resort is still at 7,600 feet elevation making it usually 10 degrees F cooler than Durango and offers a cool alpine escape from the summer heat.