About the property
- House4000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
The city of Durango and Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory) in southwest Colorado is an area devoted to an active outdoor lifestyle. Nestled in the San Juan National Forest, this western town is where the high desert meets the high alpine.
Blackjack Lodge sits atop sloping cliffs overlooking Lake Purgatory, with sweeping views of the Hermosa Cliffs, Spud, Engineer and Needles Mountains from its large picture windows. Surrounded by groves of pine and aspen trees, it affords complete privacy, though conveniently located just one mile south of Durango Mountain Resort.
The large, open-plan family room has stunning views, a massive wood burning, sandstone fireplace and state-of-the-art entertainment complete with Sony 51' Surround Sound TV, DVD/CD, VCR and Stereo. A second family room (or the 'Bear Den') with 2-Twin Trundle Bed, TV, DVD, a regulation-size billiard table and also a ping-pong table is located in the basement, adjacent to the fourth bedroom which is outfitted with two sets of bunk beds and the location makes it an ideal room for the kids. All king and queen beds have Modal linens and goose down comforters to ensure a cozy and comfortable night's rest!
A wonderful bonus after a day of outdoor activities is the Hot Springs Spa 6 person hot tub on the covered deck. Luxuriate in its soothing warmth while taking in the stunning lake and mountain views and cool, clean mountain air. At night, the stars seem almost touchable.
Our home is that wonderful combination of rusticity and luxury. The bedrooms are comfortable and private and the family areas are well appointed with fine leather couches. Ceiling fans in every room and radiant-heated floors make it comfortable throughout the year. Our location offers you a choice between the dozens of activities available in the area, or complete seclusion - whichever kind of vacation you seek.
Keywords: Lakefront Lodge
STATE OF COLORADO SALES TAX LICENSE 00776694-0000
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- Apr 09, 2018
About McGregor Converse
Commercial Real Estate Broker in the Dallas Ft Worth and North Texas area representing national developers and tenants looking for new development and new business locations. Love all outdoor recreation, especially in Southwest Colorado.
McGregor Converse purchased this House in 2003
Why McGregor Converse chose Columbine Lake (Purgatory Lake Drive)
The Durango area and the San Juan National Forest are one of the most beautiful places on earth. The affordable price of real estate and potential for appreciation help in the realization of a life long dream.
What makes this House unique
You will bask in the peacefulness and luxury of seclusion at The Blackjack Lodge. The amenities are wonderful to enjoy at your home away from home. The views are amazing of the surrounding mountains and you feel like you could almost touch the stars at night!
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Wonderful vacation in a lovely location!
Our family from Texas visited Blackjack Lodge during the third week of June. This very large, extremely private, well designed home with lake access was perfect for our family of 9. Our kids especially loved the downstairs game area and the lake access with a canoe!! The master bedroom/bath are amazing! The views are beautiful! Being between Durango and Silverton (and across from Purgatory ski resort) made it convenient to enjoy many outdoor adventures in this gorgeous area. Also, the owner, McGregor Converse, is very kind to deal with. Would highly recommend this rental. Thank you for sharing your home with us!
Thank you all for staying with us and for your lovely review. Please come back soon!
Best Purgatory Family Rental!
Our family has enjoyed an annual ski trip for a decade, and the last 5 years has been in Purgatory. This is far and away the best rental home we've stayed in for many reasons. Primarily it is the most stocked home we've stayed in...only needed to bring our food. Additionally, we LOVED having the entire lower level for our grandkids to sleep and play in. It provided a nice separation which made for a really enjoyable experience for all. Finally, we were blessed with lots of snow that was promptly and routinely plowed allowing us easy and safe travel to the ski resort.
Thank you, McGregor, for sharing your home with us!
The Ted and Jenny Hess extended family of 10!
What a great house
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful place. Conveniently located, beautiful location, all the amenities you would need. Lots of space, plenty of beds. We'll be back.
Nice Vacation Property
We enjoyed our week at Blackjack Lodge. The kitchen was well equipped and the home had a great layout for our group. The multiple seating areas meant we weren't on top of each other at all time. One note for winter visitors, you will drive up a couple of steep hills to get to this house so having four wheel drive will be very beneficial.
Hard to beat
Loved this place. Awesome deck with hot tub, great fireplace in living room. The hot water works well too if you have read one other prior review. The downstairs rec area has the kids bedroom, the access to it is a very steep spiral staircase that is not small kid friendly though. There is a second stairway but it goes through the garage. Overall great place and only one mile to Purgatory resort.
Thank you all for staying with us at Blackjack, you were great guests and we love to have you back any time. HNY
The location is very nice, but there are some serious draw backs. The water heater is way too small for a house that size and since it is heated by the floor heat you have to turn the temp in the house up to uncomfortable to get the water hot and then only one shower at a time (very poor set up). Two of the bedrooms are very small, beds are small and it's not clean. Over all it was a disappointment.
Sorry you were disappointed in our home, we take great pride in pleasing our customers. When you notified us of the water heater issues we contacted the plumber immediately and he suggested a temporary solution. We have since replaced all the plumbing systems necessary to remedy the issue and dramatically improve the performance. Our bedrooms are represented to scale in our published floor plans with bed sizes noted. Our cleaning services are top notch and we hope to be notified if something isn't done correctly.
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Rates & Availability
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Weekly Rental Rates Quoted include One Night Free.