Durango House Rental Photos and Description
4 bedrooms plus loft, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10+
Longhorn Lodge is a 4 bedroom plus queen loft home located in the secluded Lake Purgatory subdivision, approximately 2 miles from Durango Mountain Resort at Purgatory. It is located off of Highway 550 about 24 miles north of Durango, midway between Durango and Silverton, Colorado. The house, which borders on the San Juan National Forest, sits on one acre of secluded land with no neighboring houses in sight, giving you the ultimate in seclusion and privacy. At 3300 square feet in size, the house sleeps 10 easily and can accommodate larger groups via the use of a queen futon and two queen sofa sleepers. Minutes from your door are all of the activities that make southwest Colorado a vacation paradise. World class hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, kayaking, rafting, jeeping, and skiing are all available here. In addition, the most scenic area of Colorado is at your doorstep. The home has a hot tub, direct TV, wireless Internet, and all of the other amenities of home.
The greatest asset of this house is its proximity to a multitude of mountain activities while maintaining seclusion and privacy. Seclusion, however, means that a car is necessary. In addition, during the winter months, visitors will absolutely need four wheel drive vehicles (or two wheel drive with chains). Snowfall that affects driving wil usually start in mid-November and continue through April. On occasion, even 4 wheel drive with chains will even be necessary during times of heavy snow. The road to the house is plowed for snowfall over 6 inches, but there are multiple hills and curves on the way, making travel in a two wheel drive vehicle without chains virtually impossible. In winter, the two mile drive to the house from Highway 550 will take about 10-12 minutes. Please drive carefully.
Please refrain from smoking in the house, and please try to be careful with the house contents. We want everyone who stays here to have an enjoyable and pleasant stay. If you have any problems, accidents, or spills, please contact us so that we can get things taken care of as quickly as possible. If at all possible, we ask that you try to leave your shoes outside or in the garage or entry area. We would love to have repeat visitors in the future, so treat the home well and come back and see us!
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Chrissy Dearien
We are a family of four from central Texas. We have traveled to the mountains for summer, fall, and winter activities for years, and in 2005 we finally decided to buy a home in southwestern Colorado. We get here about four weeks per year, but we'd come more often if we could figure out a way.
Chrissy Dearien purchased this house in 2005
Why Chrissy Dearien chose Durango
This property spoke to us because of its seclusion. We are in the back of the subdivision on an otherwise undeveloped cul-de-sac on a one acre lot that backs up to the national forest. This home is an incredibly easy place to unwind while still being close to the ski resort, and it offers wonderful and easy access to all of the fun that the San Juan mountains have to offer. The home itself is very roomy and inviting, and we've decorated it in way so that it feels as comfortable as possible to our visitors. We hope you'll come stay with us. We already have several repeat visitors who stay with us regularly.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you so much for your hospitality! Your house is amazing! It was great to have all 12 of us together under the same roof. All the decor was wonderful. The kids loved the hot tub and we all enjoyed the snow. Thank you again and happy new year!"