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Kimberly Mackey

Member since: 1999
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Speaks: english

Sweet Log Cabin/Views/Ht Tub/Canoe/Nr Electra Lake/Purgatory Ski Resort!

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Durango Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Picture a cozy log cabin situated in the scenic San Juan Mountains and whether its summer or winter you have the perfect Colorado vacation site! It is a serene place where you are able to enjoy the amenities of Durango Mtn Resort (Formerly Purgatory) and the historic town of Durango without the crowds and noise.

This is a real log cabin nestled in a beautiful heavily wooded area near two high mountain lakes but close to Durango (20 minute drive in the summer) and 12 minutes south of Durango Mountain Resort. The cabin has three bedrooms (two with queen beds and one with a twin bed and a set of bunk beds) with cozy down comforters and comfortable mattresses) plus two baths. The downstairs queen bedroom has a flat screen T.V. and views of the woods. (Watch for deer or elk!)

There is also a T.V. in the living room as well as an IPod/

IPhone dock for playing your own music. A portable DVD player is available for your favorite movies.

In summer we provide a canoe that you can take to nearby Electra or Haviland Lakes. (We have a carrier that will fit most vehicles.)

Sit in front of the fire or soak on the deck in the hot tub under the stars. In the summer lounge in the hammock.

Enjoy the mountain serenity while dining outside on the patio. A gas BBQ is available in summer to cook up all the fish you catch!!

A full kitchen and washer & dryer offer all the comforts of home.

A short 7-12 minute drive takes you to the Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory), home to some of the best Nordic and Alpine skiing in the Rockies. After a exhilerating day skiing or boarding, enjoy a soak under the stars in the hot tub. Sip hot chocolate in front of the wood fire, or hike down to the lake for a little ice skating on a 'classic Colorado' lake surrounded by mountains. How about a romantic sleigh ride and then cozy dinner, snowmobiling, snowshoeing or simply reading in front of the fire or soaking in the hot tub?? This winter wonderland is perfect for relaxing or enjoying winter sports.

Speaking of summer, the area comes alive with scenic chair lift rides, alpine slides, music festivals, and world class mountain biking. Look out your front windows for a wooded aspen and pine view with a backdrop of mountains. This charming cabin is surrounded by hundreds of miles of scenic hiking and biking trails where wild flowers, waterfalls, and wildlife abound.

Perhaps you would enjoy white water rafting, world class fly fishing or golfing. Or take a ride on the famous Durango Narrow Gauge Railroad to an Old Mining Town. Visit Gold Mines... Ghost Towns... 'Go Jeeping' on Incredible Mountain Passes! Or just read a good book in the hammock!!

Serenity and beauty surround you!

Keywords: Cabin

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Kimberly Mackey (Owner)
Member since: 1999
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Colorado is such a great relief from south Texas. We love the mountains and the Durango/Silverton area. Staying at your cabin made our vacation so much nicer. The location is convenient for going to many lakes, parks and tourist attractions. Thanks again from all of us.
Aug 2013
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based on 23 traveler reviews

Sweet Log Cabin/Views/Ht Tub/Canoe/Nr Electra Lake/Purgatory Ski Resort!
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 28 reviews

Perfect quiet location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a quiet week here in mid-august and had a great time. Being from Oklahoma, we really enjoyed the early morning temperatures in the 40's. I cannot emphasize enough how quiet and peaceful it is here. Sometimes you can hear critters outside in the middle of the night. Most other cabins is the area appear to be permanent residences so it is very quiet, clean and well-kept. We enjoyed the 20 minute drive to Durango and the scenery...never tired of it. Awesome!

Note that there is virtually no cellular service (AT&T) at the cabin. When we arrived and the Wi-Fi did not work (owner fixed it quickly), we hoped to use our cell phone hotspots to get online but were not able to get service. Not a huge deal, just something to be aware of.

The cabin itself is very nice. Well-equipped with everything you will need. It is a "shoes off" cabin which is not typical of cabins in the woods.

The only issue we had was that there are not window coverings on several of the first floor windows. The only one that is an issue is the downstairs bathroom tub/shower. The window is up high but, for anybody taller than 5'7"-ish, their upper body (more than just their head) is clearly visible from outside the cabin. My wife felt VERY uncomfortable showering in this situation. We feel that some plastic curtains or frosted glass would be appropriate for this window.

Overall, we had a great time and enjoyed our stay at this peaceful cabin.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for nice comments. So glad you enjoyed the cabin and the area. I am confused about your inability to get cell service since ATT is the second best provider of cell service in the area. Occasionally mountain weather might interfere with reception but we have had no complains about no service at all! We are so sorry that happened and suggest checking with ATT. Out of the 10 windows in the cabin only 3 small ones do not have blinds. This is our first complaint in 20 years!! We certainly understand your concerns and will remedy this issue immediately. By the way, this area is very rural and has little human and vehicle traffic and almost non existence crime. We feel so safe and unconcerned that many of the windows in our own home have no window treatments. (We live in this same area). We do appreciate, however, that folks coming to a strange area might feel uncomfortable. Thank you so much for being our guests and assisting us in making the cabin better for future guests. Kimberly
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Wonderful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for our family trip to Durango. Not too far away from town, but away from the crowds. Hot tub was great after a long day. Would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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June rental

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay at this Cabin. Fishing an Electra lake was excellent. Cabin was clean and very comfortable. Location to outdoor activities and Durango was perfect. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, comfy cabin in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place to stay for relatively small families. Even though it's not a huge cabin, it felt like there was plenty of room, even with three kids running around. The 4-person hot tub was the go-to relaxation spot after each day spent exploring the area, with deer and elk wandering through the neighborhood on occasion. As therapeutic as the cabin itself was, the highlight is the setting around it! Unbelievable scenery in every direction, and a 10-minute walk down to Electra Lake (which we couldn't drive to - there's a gated community on the shores). Our hosts were attentive to all our needs without being intrusive, we hope to come back again soon!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. We agree this area is a little piece of heaven. Just a note: You can drive to Electra Lake but it closes at 7 p.m. and there is a small charge to enter the lake. The fishing is great, the scenery stunning and while you pay a fee to fish you do not need a fishing license. Thanks for being our guest!
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Loved the place

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time at the cabin. Glad we found it in the daylight. The country was beautiful and we saw lots of elk. Kimberly was very quick to send back the deposit. Thanks so much. Dan

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Spring Break ski cabin

  • 5 of 5

Great getaway! Very comfy cabin. We went up for Spring Break skiing and had a great time. The cabin and setting are better than the pictures in my opinion. The owners were very accomadating and responsive to communication. The local suggestions for activities and shops & food they included were quite helpful? We had our 2 middle schoolers with us and I would certainly recommend this property to families!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
LaPlata County
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Sows Ear
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Dalton Ranch
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy # 550
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Sows Ear
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Durango Mt Resort (Purgatory)
Car: necessary

Snowshoeing, Hot Springs, Narrow Gauge Railroad Rides, Mesa Verde National Park


Rates & Availability

Durango Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Season
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Shoulder Season
Oct 17 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Value Ski Season
Nov 23 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Lo Christmas
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
Hi Christmas
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Regular Ski Season
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Hi Spring Break
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
Lo Spring Break
Mar 19 2017 - Mar 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Value Ski Season
Mar 26 2017 - Apr 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Spring Shoulder Season
Apr 9 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Season
May 26 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Tax Rate 6.8%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
Approved pet fee $100
Refundable $300 security deposit

50% of the rental fees are due up front and the second 1/2, sales tax, cleaning fee and refundable security deposit are due 3 weeks prior to your visit (4 weeks at High/Lo Christmas and Spring Break) .
Rates are subject to change

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Durango Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Upstairs Bathroom has a shower, toilet and sink. Downstairs Bathroom has tub/shower combo, toilet and sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) 1 Set of Bunk Beds
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Hike to beauitful Electra Lake in the summer and take a short scenic 6 mile drive to Durango Mt Resort (Purgatory Ski Resort) in winter (and summer) Easy and beautiful 20 minute drive to downtown Durango

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