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Romantic Cottage Adjoins San Juan National Forest

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1300 sq. ft. cottage, 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, with mountain & forest views

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.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About The Owner

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

Why The Owner chose Pagosa Springs

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!

What makes this cottage unique

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.


Pagosa Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs, main bath - toilet , shower
    Upstairs 1/2 bath in loft bedroom - toilet
  • 1.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Loft--Master bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Upstairs loft (master bedroom) includes 1/2 bath.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Romantic Cottage Adjoins San Juan National Forest
average rating of 4.7941175 based on 34 reviews

Amazing mountain cabin

  • 5 of 5

This is my dream cabin! We loved being far away from the city for a week. The beds are very comfortable and you will have everything you need at the cabin. The cabin has a large deck where birds visit throughout the day. You can watch the birds from from the living room. My husband got some amazing pictures during our trip. This cabin is a perfect place to relax and enjoy nature. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely cabin.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabin is clean and tidy, we liked the view!

  • 4 of 5

The area around the cabin is run down but the cabin itself is clean and has great view. If you come during snow or rain you WILL need 4 wheel drive to get up to the cabin and up the driveway.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Escape

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was exactly what we needed and as advertised. Keith provided detailed instructions, restaurant recommendations and overall very accommodating. We loved the birds and wild turkeys that visit the cottage every morning and couldn't have asked for a better escape for a long weekend. Only 10 minutes from Pagosa Springs and about an hour from Wolf Creek. Will definitely stay here again and highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cabin for me, my wife and our dog!!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin sits atop a hill in the mountains. Every morning we were visited by a large group of wild turkeys. It is a beautiful cabin with everything you would need for a nice stay. Only about 40 mins to Wolf Creek Ski Resort. If you are looking for a nice romantic getaway this place is perfect. We loved Pagosa Springs, Wolf Creek, and the cabin. We will definitely be coming back next year. Thanks!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely and secluded mountain cabin

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came up for a week for the first time in late November and fell in love with this little place and the area. The cabin was clean, comfy and fully equipped. We even cooked a Thanksgiving dinner for two in the home and we had every pot/pan/oven/utensil that we needed. We especially loved feeding the wild turkeys and birds that came to visit us in the pines every morning! Keith was a great host and was responsive and thoughtful. Thank you for opening your home to us. Sincere regards, Julie & Frank.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Pagosa in the Fall

  • 5 of 5

While we had stayed here before, we had never been here during the fall season. I will have to say that the cabin is just as enjoyable as it is in the spring. We were warm and snug the whole time. The baseboard heaters really did the job. We saw more deer than ever before, and the birds and turkeys out the west deck (which now has a cover on it) were very entertaining. Hmmm, now maybe we should come for a winter visit???

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Pagosa Springs
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Pagosa Springs
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 160
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Pagosa Springs
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 8.8%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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