|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Located on a scenic hillside, this cottage gives incredible views of distant Broken Point Mountain and other mountains close to the Chimney Rock area. 8,000 ft. Mount Wilson sits close by. The San Juan National Forest wraps around the property, providing wonderful views and miles of hiking trails through rugged and beautiful mountain country.
If you want true rugged Colorado mountain scenery and outdoor opportunities, this cottage is for you. This is not just another in-town neighborhood, with mowed lawns and neighbors circled all around you; this is private mountainside living where you see more critters than people. The cottage feels almost like a tree house, nestled up against tall pines...and looking down from the deck into a green Ponderosa pine forest.
And if you want to experience untouched national forest, you just walk up the trail at the top of the hill...and go for miles in the forest. Due north through the forest about 10/12 miles is Williams Lake and the beginnings of the Weminuche Wilderness. So you can hike and explore to your heart's content.
If's just a 10 minute drive to Chimney Rock for hiking and guided tours. Ten minutes in the other direction takes you to the edge of Pagosa Springs, with a wealth of sightseeing, great shops and restaurants, rafting or tubing on the San Juan River. Or you can indulge yourself in the relaxing, healthful hot springs on the riverside. The postcard-perfect little village has a spectacular view of the continental divide peaks that run from here westward to Durango. A 20-minute drive east from Pagosa takes you to Wolfcreek Pass, with great views and the earliest and best skiing in the state.
San Juan Cottage is just newly completed, and it is just now being offered for the first time for rental. The romantic, idyllic cottage is 1300 sq. ft, with 3 bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths. The large loft with king-size bed serves as master bedroom and offers gorgeous mountain views from huge windows at both ends of the cottage. The downstairs living area is surrounded by glass and is bright, airy and cheerful in any weather. From the living area you'll look down in any direction at forests or mountains...beautiful in every season. Sit out on the wrap-around deck and you'll be surrounded by birds and chipmunks. Walk through the pines on the property or on the nearby trails and you'll probably see deer or other forest creatures.
The cottage is fully air conditioned, in case of warmer summer temperatures. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you'll need; all linens and towels are provided. Everything you need is there...just bring yourself and experience real 'backwoods' Colorado relaxation and excitement.
We're Glenda & Keith Huckabay of Tulsa, Oklahoma, where we've lived for 25 year...but we love Colorado and love exploring around in small Colorado towns and the Colorado mountains. We're both semi-retired now; Glenda managed large call centers until a couple of years ago, and I worked as an administrator in a Technical School. We now maintain a part-time business doing safety training video. We have two grown children and three grandchildren...fiercely loyal OSU fans.
The Owner purchased this cottage in 2008
We discovered the piece of land in Pagosa Springs in 2007 and fell in love with the spot. We love rugged, natural out-in-the-woods country, and that's what this spot offers. We didn't want the feel of a neighborhood, with mowed lawns and neighbors just over a fence. We wanted to be out where we could really feel like mountain folks...where real Colorado people lived. We built the cottage on the property during 2010 and 2011, and just completed little finish items during the summer of 2012. We love spending time there; it's a little bit of heaven there for us, partly because of the wonderful climate and partly because it truly is a peaceful, natural woodsy retreat for us to escape to.
The cottage is located at the entrance to the San Juan National Forest; just climb on up the hill to the back of our property and you're in the forest. You'll be amazed at the rugged beauty as you climb the gently sloping trails going up from the cabin. We think it's some of the most beautiful countryside you'll find anywhere in the area ! And you can hike and explore for many miles north in the San Juan. Due north from the cottage you reach the Weminuche Wilderness, the largest wilderness area in the state, if not the nation. It's wonderful country!
Our cottage is between Pagosa Springs and Durango, which places it ideally for all kinds of day trips and excursions. Go west to Durango for all kinds of restaurants, shopping and sight-seeing. Drive six miles and visit Chimney Rock. Go East and visit Pagosa, then branch out from there to Wolfcreek, Creede, or a wide variety of daytrips into the mountains. The combined areas around Durango and Pagosa offer an incredible variety of experiences and sightseeing.
My husband and I stayed at this lovely cottage. It is new, modern and very well kept. It is very comfortable, especially the king size bed upstairs. There is a sulphur odor, but after a few hours, you get used to it - smells similar to downtown Pagosa Springs. The owner was VERY helpful and easy to work with. The birds are amazing and we had so much fun feeding and watching them. We will stay here again. Thanks.
Beautiful cabin my husband and I stayed at for our honeymoon. This is a great place to stay if you want to be out in the middle of the forest. We saw deer in the front yard, the stars were beautiful at night, and we didn't see a single person the whole time we were there. The owners are wonderful and so kind. They are willing to help you with anything. I can't thank them enough for a great place at such an affordable price. The only possible thing I could say that is not amazing is that the water does smell like sulfur. But then you have to remember that there are hot springs everywhere and that is why it smells like sulfur. It took me a day to get used to the smell but other than that, this was an amazing place to stay. Very beautiful, well cared for, and private. I would highly recommend it. Thank you to the owners for a great honeymoon!
We loved waking up to temperatures in the low 40s. In the afternoon, it got up to the low 70s. Although there were other cabins on the mountain, it was sooooo quiet! We were reading on the deck early one evening, looked up, and watched two deer snack their way down the mountain. The cabin is beautiful, clean, and well-stocked with kitchen items. We did not drink the water because of the sulfur smell, but "clean" water was provided, and we bought some more at City Market. The owners were very, very helpful, and we would definitely recommend the cabin to anyone.
We did the 2½ hour walking tour of Chimney Rock, which was great. We went fishing at Lake Capote, which is on the way out to Chimney Rock. You don't need a Colorado fishing license, and the fee was only $10 per person for the whole day. There are restrooms and a small office/store. We found a booklet in the cabin of area day hikes (it's in the basket of literature in one of the downstairs bedrooms) and we did two of them. Treasure Falls is a short, close, very easy walk from the trailhead, which is about 15 miles east of Pagosa Springs, up to the falls. We also did the Fourmile Road hike--I think that is what it was called. It was three miles up to a gorgeous, amazing waterfall. (The only thing was, it was also three miles back! Whew!) If you go, be sure to check out the hikes in this book.
We ate at Kip's in town (possibly the best salsa ever) and at Tequila's on the river (good food and good view from the deck). Other than that, we ate what we brought with us. We thoroughly loved our time at the cabin, and we hope to go back again next summer!
We thank the owners for such a great cabin and their ever-ready assistance!
The listing describes the property and the cabin is quite lovely. The cabin was very clean and beyond furnished. There was everything needed for our stay and the property owner was amazingly nice to work with. The owner answered all of my questions and was very prompt in responding. I would recommend this property to others.
The property is located approximately 6 miles from Pagosa Springs so you need to be aware you will be driving to get back and forth to town. Also, the cabin is located in a rural location but we liked to hike the forest right behind the cabin. The driveway to the cabin is a bit steep but we had no problems. The cabins water also has a strong sulpher smell. The owner ensures there is drinking water in the cabin but if you stay for a while; you will want to bring extra. The TV was not hooked up to anything but there was a dvd player and we brought movies. Who needs to be watching TV anyway when nature is right outside the door?
Overall, it was an great experience. We went to the hot springs in Pagosa, Bear Creek Sports Bar and had an amazing ski day at Wolf Creek.
Can't say enough great things about this cabin home at the base of the San Juan mountains! We found the house to be immaculately clean and really well-arranged for our family of four. The cabin owners were extremely helpful and responsive to my many questions prior to our trip. It was very warm & cozy, and had everything we needed for a week in the mountains. The kids enjoyed playing in the snow right out the front door. Just beware... in winter weather, you'll need chains if you don't have a 4-wheel drive. The driveway is just slightly on the steep side.
Located between Pagosa Springs and Durango, this cottage places you close to a wide range of choices. Durango is an exciting small city that is packed with entertainment, cultural, shopping and sightseeing spots; it was chosen this year as one of Smithsonian Magazine's Top 20 Small Towns in the U.S. It offers amazing river rafting, hiking, and biking; and it's homebase for the narrow gauge train that travels to Silverton in the Continental Divide mountains. Pagosa Springs, on the other hand, is a charming, quaint little village with wonderful hot springs, incredible views, and the warmth/friendliness that only a tiny Colorado town can give. Pagosa is the gateway to a whole variety of daytrips in the mountains: Wolfcreek, Creede, Williams Lake and the Weminuche Wilderness...the largest wilderness area in the state of Colorado. Before you go to Pagosa you need to be warned that many of the current residents passed through there on vacation and decided right away to move to Pagosa. It's habit forming! And if you love historic sites, you're in luck. The cottage is near two of the most notable Pueblo ruin sites in the country. Chimney Rock--the Pueblo ruins recently designated a national monument--is just six miles from the cottage and offers a full day of hiking, guided tours of the ruins, and marveling at the scenery from the top of a splendid mountain peak. Mesa Verde is near Durango and is one of the most visited Pueblo ruins in the country.
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4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
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