Fantastic condo in the DMR
Submitted: July 15, 2012
Stayed: July 2012
What a great condo. The owners have really thought of everything. This has to be the nicest furnished and decorated condo in the Angelhaus building. It is every bit as nice as the photos. It was clean and well stocked with paper towels, kitchen utensils, toiletries, etc. From the minute we walked in, we felt right at home. There is a large and nicely organized collection of pamphlets, flyers, and magazines detailing just about everything there is to do in the San Juan Mountain area.
The Durango Mountain Resort (also called Purgatory) is located about halfway between Durango and Silverton (about 30 minutes to each along Highway 550). We had very reasonable (and beautiful) drives to Mesa Verde, Durango, Silverton, and Ouray. The scenery is just other-worldly and Highway 550 has to be the best maintained road in the country. The resort itself has a whole day's worth of activities with the alpine slide, pool, restaurants, hiking, mountain biking, zipline, etc. We enjoyed our first day there just hanging around the DMR while adjusting to the altitude. The summer weather is amazing - zero humidity event hough it rained every afternoon. We hiked two thirds of the way up the ski slope one day without sweating (a hike like that in July at 3pm in Dallas would give you a heat stroke...)
The only issue we had was that nearly everything in the area is closed by 9pm if not earlier. We had to make an adjustment (drag our 16 year-old out of bed earlier...) to our normal suburban Dallas schedule. Many of the shops on the resort close at around 6pm or earlier, so do your shopping before you leave for the day. Also, some of the restaurants (Creekside, Last Run, Hoody's) in DMR are not open during the summer, so you'll want to plan ahead to include a drive in some of your dinner plans. We stopped at the City Market grocery store in Durango and used the condo's great little kitchen to make a few meals.
Overall, we would definitely recommend a stay in this condo. We didn't want to leave!
Owner's Response: Thank You and I'm glad you had a good time!! Come see us during ski season!
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