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Romantic Cottage Adjoins San Juan National Forest

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Pagosa Springs Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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 Southwestern Colorado

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.


based on 17 traveler reviews

Romantic Cottage Adjoins San Juan National Forest
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews
Westminster, MD

Beautiful cabin with a wonderful location a short drive out of town

  • 4 of 5

This cabin gives the feel of being away from it all while being relatively close to town. The views from the deck are amazing!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage with an awesome view. It was truly a joy to wake up every day of our stay here. It was after a good nights sleep

because the beds were so comfortable. Keith the owner was the best! He made us feel very at home and welcome in more ways

than one. We can barely wait until our next visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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EXCEPTIONALLY nice home in beautiful mountains!

  • 5 of 5

Location is accessable to several scenic day-drives! Only 6 miles from Pagosa Springs, yet, the 4 mile road leading to the cottage is right into the mountains for a beautiful view out the front door! We wanted "cool" weather & got it! The home is very pleasant with 2 bedrooms downstairs & one upstairs in the loft. The 1 1/2 baths was very workable for 2 couples. (Of course, one person woke at 5 am every morning!) The satellite TV was good and our cell phones worked with no problem. Feeding the many birds (& chipmunks) each day was very entertaining! Hummingbirds were plentiful also.

Would recommend this place very highly!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great mountain home! All the comforts in a "perfect" setting.

  • 5 of 5

This home is on a mountain top, so spectacular views all around. It is comfortably furnished and everything you need to live as if you were at home. It is in a beautiful area of Colorado and there are so many areas to visit in one day trips. Durango, Ouray, Mesa Verde, and many mountain lakes. Hiking trails by the dozens. Hot springs to soak in. Back to the home--Air conditioned, but not needed most of the time. Washer and dryer. Charcoal grill. Crock pot to fix a meal while you are out and about. Huge deck with a rail all around. And a chipmunk to entertain you!! It was a great week and our thanks to the owners for sharing it. We were three "elderly" ladies and loved our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

We think this cabin is the perfect place to stay in Pagosa Springs. We like staying just outside of town so that we have some peace and quiet, yet we are near the shops and restaurants. Lake Capote is about 10 minutes away in the other direction. Hiking trails are all around, and although we did not go to Chimney Rock this time, we have visited it twice before. Our favorite "activity" is sitting on the deck and reading, and the sunshade is a welcome addition.

The cabin had everything we needed! The bird seed that was provided and the filled hummingbird feeders gave us lots of enjoyable bird watching. We saw deer both in back of the property and in the front. We cooked out on the grill that was provided. There are lots of current visitor guides and brochures to give you ideas for activities. The washer and dryer were new to us, and it was handy to do a load before we left for our next destination.

This was our third time to stay in this cabin, and we love it!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin. Beautiful view

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay. Cabin is nice, very calm and relaxing. Can't drink the water so a can be a problem if you don't bring any.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kyle and his family were great guests; they were very friendly and communicative. I am puzzled about the drinking water: we always tell guests in our information sheet that our cleaning person places drinking water (about 3 gallons) in a container in the kitchen, and if they run low after a few days, they should refill at the refill station at City Market, the grocery at the edge of Pagosa Springs. The refill is very cheap and easy. I don't know if our cleaning person might have forgotten to leave the water...that's never happened before. Or perhaps the guests didn't understand about how easy it is to refill at the nearby grocery. But I'm sorry if it created any inconvenience.
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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.


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Refundable damage deposit $125
Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 8.8%

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Pagosa Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 420 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • 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 8
  • 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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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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