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Cozy Custom Home - Mountain View, Backyard Natl Forest Access

Marcy Stellfox

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Marcy Stellfox

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Cozy Custom Home - Mountain View, Backyard Natl Forest Access

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Pagosa Springs House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

What is your idea of a dream vacation home? If it's a cozy, private cabin situated in pretty Pagosa Springs with access to San Juan National Forest, and where you can watch sunsets over Martinez Canyon from your back covered deck, then we have the place for you. Just 30 minutes from Wolf Creek Ski Area, our canyon home is the perfect retreat for peace and quiet, beautiful views and hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

Our cabin is a custom built year old home with full gourmet kitchen. The quality of construction and level of detail sold us on this home and we believe makes our home unique from other available rentals. Radiant floor heating ensures your tootsies will always be warm, plus the charming wood burning stove adds ambiance and additional warmth. Old barnwood wainscoting encompasses the great room and dining area. Alder wood and black walnut cabinetry, heavy wooden doors and tongue and groove alder wood ceilings give our home its cozy cabin appeal. Brown leather and unique cabin-style furniture beg you to sit down with a book or a board game and relax away an evening in front of the fire. Don't forget the projection screen television/movie system that allows you to view your favorite TV shows, sporting events and movies on the big screen. Of course, music is available too through the excellent sound system with IPOD docking station, cd player and radio capability.

If you love to cook, our kitchen won't disappoint. The state of the art oven also doubles as a convection oven. All our appliances, utensils and dinnerware are shiny and new awaiting yummy dishes to be created and enjoyed. The Weber Gas Grill also provides the ability for casual cookouts on the deck and picnics under the Ponderosa pines, or dine in the dining room and gaze out at views of the canyon while you eat. And since the cabin is situated on nearly a half acre, the wooded backyard provides ample opportunity for children to play or wildlife viewing as Martinez Canyon is a migration path for elk, deer, and other types of wildlife.

After a long day of hiking or skiing, relaxing is easy in your comfortable beds with high quality bedding in all bedrooms. The master bedroom boasts a king sized bed, a Jacuzzi tub and separate walk-in shower with three shower heads for ultimate relaxation. Need to check-in at work or access the internet, use the desk in the master suite and the free WI-FI access. The queen bedroom suite contains furniture beautifully crafted from pine including a queen-sized bed, with handmade nightstands, a six drawer dresser and pinewood bench. Our twin bedroom offers two cedar log beds with nightstand and easily converts into a king-size bedroom offering flexibility in sleeping arrangements.

Other activities are close by too. If fishing is your thing, then Borns Lake Reservoir is a short 10 minute walk from our home. Other nearby lakes and rivers include the San Juan River, Piedra River, Lake Capote, and the Navajo Reservoir among many others. World class golf is available at Pagosa Springs Golf Club. The 27 hole golf course is located a 10 minute drive from the cabin. In addition, we are located 5 minutes from the local supermarket, restaurants, and a yummy brewpub. Downtown Pagosa is a short 10 minute drive and offers opportunities to sample more dining, luxuriate in the hot springs, shop or take in a movie.

So, if our cozy cabin sounds like a good fit for you, please contact us and let us tell you more about it. For more pictures, please check out our website listed below.

Keywords: Cabin, Cozy, Custom, National Forest, Private, Special

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marcy Stellfox (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015

About Marcy Stellfox

Mike and I are residents of Austin, Texas when we aren't vacationing in Pagosa. We are proud owners of 3 Labrador Retrievers and and 3 horses. Mike works in the high tech industry and I volunteer for the Heart of Texas Lab Rescue group in Austin. We enjoy good food, music, wine, books, and travel. Our love of hiking, biking and most any outdoor activity drew us to Pagosa. We have not been disappointed and see ourselves and our dogs enjoying PS for many years to come.

Marcy Stellfox purchased this house in 2009

Why Marcy Stellfox chose Pagosa Springs

During the summer of 2009, Mike and I began seriously looking at purchasing a vacation home in Pagosa. After staring at homes for sale on-line for several months, we finally arrived in Pagosa in October and drove through many neighborhoods searching for the perfect place. We found our home by accident during a street drive by. Once we saw the cabin's quality construction, attention to detail and unique artistry, we were sold. Add to that the fact that we sit on Martinez Canyon surrounded by Ponderosa pines, enjoy a private backyard with amazing canyon and Weminuche mountain peak views and can step from the backyard straight into the San Juan National Forest....we were sold. Add to that, Borns Lake is a short 10 minute walk from our home, and Pagosa Brewing Company, Eddie's Uptown Grille, Chavolos Mexican Restaurant and City Market are all within a 10 minute drive.

What makes this house unique

For me, the most unique aspect of our home, aside from the artistry inside, is the covered back porch, large private backyard, and ability to hike right into the San Juan National Forest from the trailhead located just yards from the back door.

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Cozy Custom Home - Mountain View, Backyard Natl Forest Access
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Madison, WI

Wonderful House and Kitchen

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the house - it was perfect for relaxing with the family, cooking dinner and chatting after skiing. The heated floors, wonderful finishing and decorating, care with details and great kitchen with everything we could want made our vacation enjoyable. Everything was set up to make our experience as enjoyable as possible. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Spring Tx

Mountain Get Away

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd visit to this gorgeous cabin. Just like before we enjoyed it very much. We were there from 3/30 to 4/6 and had a wonderful time. Cabin borders national forest with a trail easy to find at back of property. We walked morning and night and it was beautiful. House is decorated so well and makes you feel right at home. Both times we stayed it was extremely clean and well taken care of. Huge projection tv and sound system made watching a movie fun. Very nice place to stay at. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

First Class All the Way!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place to stay. Here are the Pros'

1) Clean, modern and up to date

2) Great location in the woods

3) Spacious

4) Excellent project TV and sound system


1) Need blinds on windows in living room to prevent light from washing out projector TV image

2) Need TV's in all rooms. We knew this going in.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mr Shamsy, Thanks for your wonderful review....We do have blinds in the living room and dining room west facing windows. No east facing windows so no need for additional blinds. The blinds are pull down and hard to see as they blend in perfectly with the wood trim around the windows so as not to obstruct the view in the back. Thanks again for your kind words!!
Georgetown, TX USA

Awesome Christmas Experience

  • 5 of 5

I took my wife, son, daughter and her husband for Christmas in Pagosa and we came across this house. Let me say this is a great house for many reasons. Close to town, but you feel like you are out in the country because of the awesome back yard. I enjoy landscape, wildlife and night photography and I was able to get to many locations quickly from this house.

The house is very well laid out and we had more than enough room. We had some snow and it just made this location that much better. The kitchen was well furnished and the beds were comfortable. Master bath was huge and very nice.

I have been to Pagosa Springs several times and I would stay here again in a hearbeat.

The top five things about the house:

1) Location to town and outdoor activities

2) Lots of space

3) Bathrooms

4) Backyard

5) Directions on how to do everything were well written out by home owners.

Only a couple of items we found that were not five star:

For those not use to an in-floor water warming system, it is EASY to overheat. My wife is cold-natured and sneakily upped the thermostat. It eventually gets very warm and hard to cool off. The thermostats were a little challenging even with instructions.

The HUGE projection screen TV is great except during the day when it can be hard to see and sometimes changing inputs it wouldn't recognize the change.

Overall, we had a phenomenal Christmas trip and this house was perfect for us.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very thoughtful review!! Just a couple of follow up comments on your thoughts. We do have blinds installed that can be pulled down for the west facing windows to help make tv viewing a bit easier during the day. We just hesitate to disrupt the aesthetics of the house by hanging a giant screen tv somewhere. And I agree, the floor heating system is a little different . However, we find that the wood burning stove is extremely efficient and can heat the house quickly in very little time should you become chilled. We have plenty of wood available for your use just outside the backdoor. Again, thank you for such a nice review. It is so helpful when guests write reviews for the homeowners as well as other potential guests! And thank you so much for the photo you took of our home at night. It is simply breathtaking. We hope to have you stay again!!
Colleyville, TX

Everything and more! Would not change a thing!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for 9-days/8-nights during early/mid March 2013.

The listing of this property was very accurate, except better than I expected. While the pictures are accurate, the nice attention to details are evident only once you are there. For example, there are candles spread around the house, ample closet space (walk-in at MBR), private desk area off the MBR, custom showers in MBA with double heads, blankets and DVDs for movie night, towels for the hot springs, supplies provided such as fresh soaps, etc.

The decor is a nice combination of classy and rustic. We entertained visiting families for dinner/drinks several nights, and there was room enough (including plates/glasses/utensils) for all.

The radiant heat flooring was appreciated by all, as not a cold draft felt once!

This house is very well maintained and was very clean. My wife and son both have allergies, especially to dust/dogs, and there was nary a sneeze or sniffle.

I dealt with Marcy in booking several months in advance; she was very pleasant and thoughtful, and the transaction was quick and easy. Directions to the property were clear and gaining secure entry was painless.

I would definitely recommend this property to any of my friends or relatives. Friends traveling with us rented another house nearby (not as nice as this one IMO), and I was slightly envious of their outdoor hot tub until I discovered the really comfortable whirlpool bathtub in the MBR - perfect relaxation under candlelight after skiing all day, and I didn't have to freeze outside when getting out!

We skiied every day at Wolf Creek, maybe a 40-45 minute drive. The day we drove in, there was 10 inches of fresh powder with no new snow all week; every day thereafter was sunny progressively warming. Grooming of runs is sparse. The high altitude affected us all in some way, some worse than others (breathlessness to headaches/nausea). All the kids attended ski school for 3 days and advanced quickly, all eventually skiing black slopes by the last day. Rates are very reasonable, and staff generally pleasant.

Almost every night, we cooked in at this property and did not want for anything.

One night we tried to go to Pagaso Brewery, but the wait was 90 minutes - we went across the street and dined at Shanghai Chinese Restaurant, walked right in and seated immed; dinner was good but not great.

The location is much better than anything near downtown, as the air near the springs have a sulphorous stench.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Spring Tx

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in Pagosa Springs! Perfect location-close but not too close to town. Decorated beautifully, but very warm and comfortable setting. Extremely clean... There is a hiking trail out the back of house, and we also enjoyed the wildlife walking through in the morning and evening. Big book of information was very helpful as we're various signs..We cooked on the big nice grill in evening and then watched a movie from the DVD library after..big tv was also a treat..felt like we were at the movies! We would highly recommend this house to anyone-great for adults and kids. We will definetly be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Pagosa Brewing Company
"Great food - try the salmon fish 'n chips. Great selection of award winning locally brewed ..."
Kip's Grill & Cantina
"Best tacos in town!!! Fresh ingredients. As healthy as tacos can get. Try the fish tacos, o..."
Spa at Pagosa Springs
"Located in the heart of downtown, get your soak on at the Spa at Pagosa Springs!!"
City Market Food & Pharmacy
"The only grocery store in town does not disappoint. If you love to cook, you'll find everyt..."
"Good sandwiches, great place to watch a game. Nice outdoor patio."
Alley House Catering
"This is actually a phenomenal restaurant if you are interested in a little upscale dining. ..."
Chavolo's Bar & Grill
"Get your basic Mexican fix here. Extensive menu, all your south of the border faves!!"
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Durango Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Pagosa Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
The Pines Club

Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing


Rates & Availability

From $170 Per night

Pagosa Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season - Spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
July 4
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
Low Season - Fall
Sep 15 2015 - Nov 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 8.8%
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Pagosa Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1760 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large walk-in double shower
    2nd Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Twins Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Canyon and mountain views. Very private setting.

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