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Romantic Cottage Adjoins San Juan National Forest

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

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.

Amenities

Pagosa Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • 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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs, main bath - toilet , shower
    Upstairs 1/2 bath in loft bedroom - toilet
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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Romantic Cottage Adjoins San Juan National Forest
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5

It was a wonderful place!! Great location and great house!

  • 5 of 5

Everything that we needed was available.. place clean and uncluttered. It was very easy to find with owners directions. It made a great place as "base" so we could see the surrounding attractions..

While the driveway is steep it is not unmanageable at all. All trucks and cars in our party had absolutely no difficulty with it..

The only negative was no light over stove but again not really an issue.

The owner called prior to our trip and made sure all was well. Also we had to leave early due to an unexpected medical emergency (all is well) and again we were contacted to make sure all was well..

I would highly recommend..

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cute Cottage in a Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

This is an exceptionally clean cabin in a beautiful setting! The secluded mountainside location is close to town yet provides privacy, peace & quiet, and an abundance of wildlife to view from the deck.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Such a sweet, cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was exactly how it appears online. It is located slightly off the beaten path in a neighborhood. The cottage is so pretty, clean and cozy and the wildlife is abundant. Unfortunately, our time at this cottage was cut short due to an unforeseen emergency back home, but the owners were so nice and courtesy about it. We really enjoyed our 1 night here and the cottage is perfect for a nice, quiet, private getaway!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

It was absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

We arrived later in the day than we wanted and from a different direction than the instructions but we had no difficulty in finding the rental. The cabin was clean, bright and exactly as pictured. The baseboard heating kept the cabin warm at night and cozy when the day was cooler. It was a perfect location to use as a base for exploring and hiking. We used a hiking map that was conveniently placed in the spare bedroom and planned several day trips. We both loved sitting on the deck at night and just enjoying the stars, then drinking coffee in the morning as the sun came up. It was a very special getaway. Time to relax from a short term deployment and celebrate our wedding anniversary. Looking forward to renting this cabin again in the future for further hiking trips and a chance to enjoy the hot springs.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Location was beautiful, cabin was cozy and reasonable price.

  • 4 of 5

Loved the overall coziness of the cabin and that it was fully furnished. Driveway was not easy to get up and down in the snow. Beds could be more comfortable. Overall it was a nice stay stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Awesome

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time. The cabin was well maintained,and very comfortable. The feel of the cabin was secluded but only a few minutes to downtown we would definitely stay again!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Durango
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Pagosa Springs
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Pagosa Springs
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Durango
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 160
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Pagosa Springs
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Wolfcreek
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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Insurance $59

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.