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Nugget Cabin; Closest Private To Durango Mountain Resort


Property Details

Updated: Jul 24, 2016
Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

The Nugget Cabin is located at 8850 ft. in the upper Animas Valley

just south of Durango Mountain Resort. Adjacent to US 550 where

winter access to the ski area is no problem, it sits on one and a

quarter acres with a long wooden privacy fence along the highway.

The San Juan Mountains are a mecca for summer and winter activities.

With all the comforts of modern life, it is truly a

cozy home to accommodate a small family, several couples, and


Established as a rental cabin in 1987, the Nugget Cabin has a

reputation as a clean, comfortable lodging for any of your year round

vacation plans.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Speaks: english

10 Reviews

based on 10 traveler reviews


Fun, clean cabin well equipped and centrally located

  • 4 of 5

The Nugget was a neat experience for us. The cabin is architecturally interesting, with tall ceilings and a vault even in a tight footprint. It was comfy for four people, but 6-8 would start to feel a bit crowded.

The place was clean and fresh when we arrived; no sign of animal fur or the previous guests were left. Plenty of linens and towels that were all in nice shape. Soft rug, and a wood-burning stove made for warm evenings.

The one thing that isn't obvious from the pictures is that the cabin is located right off the highway (although separated by a tall privacy fence). This is fine at night, as there is very little traffic, but in the morning a relaxing soak in the very nice hottub is disrupted by the sounds of highway traffic.

The caretakers were courteous and flexible, and we would certainly stay there again if we found ourselves wanting to explore the lands between Durango and Silverton. The cabin is centrally located to be able to explore the mountain passes and Jeep trails of the San Juan national forest, with a 25 minute drive into Durango for dinner in the evenings.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun but a little funky

  • 4 of 5

We had a really great time at the Nugget Cabin and the property managers were easy to work with: prompt and gracious. The location was perfect for us, halfway between Silverton and Durango, near the ski resort. We did a lot of high altitude hiking, but also took advantage of the fun in Durango, too. Every morning we sat at the picnic table with our toast and watched the marmots, deer, and birds frolic at the foot of the cliffs, every night we sat in the hot tub and watched the moonrise. The cabin feels so private, despite being right off the highway. Be warned, however, this is definitely a cabin, not a house. There was hot water enough for only two hikers to have warm showers. The tap water tasted strange and minerally (clearly not the Durango municipal water supply). The lighting in the house was unpredictable and strange, and the kitchen was minimally supplied. The coaches were old and uncomfortable. Pet hair was in evidence. We kept our food in the car and the fridge after mice nibbled on it in the kitchen during the first night. All of this is par for the course with a cabin and didn't dampen our fun, but if you're expecting luxury, this isn't your place.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This property was right next door to the ski resort. Couldn't have been better. Property manager was very friendly when we arrived. Cabin had a nice rustic feel to it that you want. Was extremely warm because it was stocked with firewood for the wood stove. Hot tub was a treat at night time after a long day on the mountain. This was the perfect place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, Comfortable and Location is Ideal!

  • 5 of 5

The views! The scenery! The Hot Tub! The Stars! The Cabin! Nugget Cabin is THE place to stay, and the neighbors you meet are down-home, friendly, and very helpful. We loved staying at the cabin and hope to return....

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Amazing as always!

  • 5 of 5

My kids and I have been coming to this cabin for the last 10 years or so. As soon as we walk in the door, we feel like we are in our own home. The location of the Nugget is ideal to go and explore al the amazing places nearby, and coming back at the end of the day to a hot tub and a sky full of stars is always relaxing. I would definitely recommend staying here to anyone, I know my kids and I will keep going back for years to come.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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WE will miss coming to Co. The first year in 25.

  • 5 of 5

We just came to the realization that we will not be going to THE CABIN this year. We will miss the friendly hospitality,the jeep rides,exploring the MTS,fishing,the delicious meals next door at the Silverpick.I will miss the Needles Store and their winning lottery tickets.We loved to go up to Silverton to Christmas shop.After a busy day we would relax in the hot tub where you could almost touch the stars.But at ages 88 and 86 it is time to pass the torch to the younger generation, Go to Co, explore,be adventurous enjoy the beautiful Aspen trees as they get ready for winter and stay at the clean,cozy,rustic Nugget Cabin and HAVE FUN. RUTH FROM AZ.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Durango/La Plata County Airport at 42 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Old School House Cafe at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : The Glacier Club at Tamorron at 6 Miles Nearest Train : Durango & Silverton NGRR at 25 Miles Nearest Motorway : HWY 550 at 0.01 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Sow's Ear at Silverpick Lodge at 0.25 Miles Nearest Ski : Purgatory at 0.25 Miles Car: recommended

Skiing, hiking, rock climbing, world class mountain biking,

fishing, hunting, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, horseback riding, four

wheeling, wildlife viewing, mountain gazing, all within minutes of

the Nugget Cabin.

Whether you have an active lifestyle or would rather contemplate

the beauty that surrounds us, there is no place like the San Juans.


Rental rates

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Oct 1 2016 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Nightly Rate: $150 - $300

Weekly Rate: $1050 - $2100
$175/night for 1-4 adults 6 nights or less
$150/night for 1-4 adults 7 nights or more
$25 per night per additional adult
$225/night for 1-4 adults 6 nights or less
$200/night for 1-4 adults 7 nights or more
$25 per night per additional adult
**Additional Charge for more than 4 children**
***Minimum of two night stay***
2 night deposit due at time of reservation
Balance due 30 days before arrival

Bookings cancelled 30 days or less before reservation will not receive a refund.
Bookings cancelled 31 days or more before reservation will not receive a refund, but can apply deposit toward another stay within one year of cancelled booking.
Please call or email with any questions or to reserve
Discounts may apply all seasons.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Property Type

  • cabin


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


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • Mountain View


  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing


  • Bathroom 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Loft - 1 queen, 1 double, 1 twin/ single, Up our spiral stair case is a great open loft with 3 beds
  • Bedroom - 1 double, Private bedroom


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 6 person outdoor hot tub Wood burning stove Satellite TV, DVD/CD Player,VHS Player,Stereo Outdoor gas/charcoal grill Towels and linen furnished Full kitchen Pets Allowed Incredible views of the surrounding peaks; Twilight, Spud, Engineer and the Hermosa Cliffs that loam 500' above the cabin.

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