About the property
- House2600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Incredible Alpine Vistas & Peaceful Solitude with four season recreation nearby.
Green Briar Ranch has a 4 bedroom and 3 bath house built upon a 6+ acre lot. Two fabulous decks, and a hot tub, offer spectacular views of the San Juan Mountains. Video of property is available after the pictures in this listing.
Green Briar Ranch is located on one of the finest view lots in Colorado, offering a breathtaking view of the San Juan Mountains. Situated on a large parcel, there are no other homes within several hundred feet, ensuring a peaceful, restful vacation experience. Solitude and serenity abound on 6.5 acres featuring many tall pines and unobstructed views of the 12,000 foot peaks of the San Juan Mountains.
People come to the Pagosa Springs area of southwest Colorado for blue sky, clean air and some of the best recreational opportunities in the United States. Our area has an amazing variety of things to keep a family busy and happy in the great outdoors. You can ski, ride, golf, raft, hike, climb, hunt and fish all day long and then retreat to your chalet in the woods to RELAX.
Everybody wants to be in the great outdoors at Green Briar Ranch. Two spacious decks provide sensational views of the San Juan Mountains. Spend evenings under the amazing stars, making memories around the firepit on the upper deck or enjoy the hot tub and serene view of Pagosa Peak from the covered lower deck, rain or shine! The upper deck has a large propane BBQ.
When it is time to go inside, you will be happy you chose to spend your vacation at Green Briar Ranch! The home is beautifully furnished and has ample seating areas for both relaxed conversation and spirited family game time.
Even when the temperature outside is cold during the Winter months, you can enjoy the gas fireplace in the great room and central heating throughout the well-insulated home. The driveway is professionally plowed when snowfall exceeds 6 inches (15cm). The road in front of Green Briar Ranch, and all the way to both Pagosa Springs and Wolf Creek Ski Area, is plowed by the county.
You can make the choice to be completely unplugged or take advantage of large, flat screen TV's with Direct TV service, and a large selection of DVDs. The home has wireless internet, as well as a PC with printer, enabling our guests to stay in touch with family, friends and perhaps even the office. A land-line telephone provides unlimited free calls anywhere in North America.
When it is time to sleep, you will appreciate the high quality beds, mattresses and bedding which will provide the perfect night’s sleep, in the serenity of our forest chalet. There are four bedrooms, a king in the master and queens in the three other bedrooms.
The beautiful and well-appointed master suite features a king size bed, master bath and walk-in closet. The master is the only bedroom located on the upper level, providing both privacy and an adjoining loft that features an amazing view of the San Juan Mountains.
The main level features two bedrooms, as well as a full bath, kitchen, dining area and great room. Floor to ceiling windows and a cozy, gas fireplace provide a comfortable place to enjoy the mountain views while spending time with family.
The bottom level offers a separate apartment that features its own kitchen, a full bath, a bedroom with queen size bed, and a living room with pull-out sofa. Sliding doors open from the apartment to the lower deck and the whirlpool tub. The apartment, with its own entrance, can either provide privacy for a couple that wants to get away from the crowd, or a place that the kids can call their own, something 'tweens' and teens really appreciate! There is no internal access between the apartment and the rest of the house.
Besides eight sleeping spots in the four bedrooms, a pull-out sofa in the living room of the downstairs apartment sleeps two, and a futon in the upper level loft.
Besides having a futon that sleeps two, the upper loft serves as Green Briar Ranch's 'gaming central'. There is a 32 inch monitor connected to an XBOX One. Several XBOX games are provided and the XBOX can also play DVD's. The loft also has a foosball table and the futon provides seating for gamers and spectators. Additionally, the loft provides breathtaking views of the San Juan Mountains during the daytime.
For family dining, there is a main dining table that seats eight; and a folding table and chairs seating an additional four. Weather permitting, dining al fresco at Green Briar Ranch is a special experience. The upper deck has two tables that seat four and six, respectively. When the dishes have been cleared, the table for six converts into a firepit to keep the party going under the stars. Additionally, there is a table with seating for four on the lower deck, providing another al fresco dining option, right next to the hot tub!
Green Briar Ranch has an on-demand hot water heater that provides unlimited hot water, something you will really appreciate if you are the last guest to get out of bed!
Green Briar Ranch is a short 10 minute drive to the heart of Pagosa Springs, where you can get just about anything you would need. Nearby are forest trails, lakes, a golf course, a full service supermarket, and Pagosa Brewery, home of the coldest beer in the Four Corners area!
For the skiers, the 32 mile drive to Wolf Creek is two lanes in each direction the entire way up the mountain. Skiers that want to try 'Purgatory' can be there in less than 90 minutes from our door.
Green Briar Ranch utilizes a professional cleaning service that will ensure the home is ready for your family, and that it is cleaned up to the high standard you expect from a first class resort. It is essential that our guests observe the 10 AM checkout time so the cleaning service can prepare the home for our next guests, who are frequently arriving the same day. Our standard check-in time is 4 PM, but an early check-in may be available if a check-out hasn't occurred on your arrival day.
Located at an elevation of 7200 feet, Green Briar Ranch has everything you’ve been looking for in a vacation home. One hour east of Durango Airport, Pagosa Springs is a four season recreation-lover's dream holiday spot. Wolf Creek Ski Area, world renowned for its snow, is a 32 miles (50 Km) drive from Green Briar Ranch. Several streams and rivers flow through the area offering fly fishing, canoeing, kayaking and whitewater rafting options. The San Juan National Forest is a five minute walk from the house and offers year-round recreation options including, hiking, snowshoeing, horseback riding, cross country skiing and snowmobiling.
Green Briar Ranch has a minimum stay of three nights. From Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends, the minimum stay is four nights. For the weeks of Christmas and New Years Day, Green Briar Ranch rents by the week. Please check the calendar for availability before sending your reservation request.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About Kenneth Coggins
The Coggins are a Navy family. Beth and K.C. met in Athens, Greece in 1985 and were married in 1987. Over the course of the next 18 years, the Navy took them to: Point Mugu, CA; Philadelphia; San Diego; Oslo, Norway; Rota, Spain; Oak Harbor, WA; Washington, DC and finally, Copenhagen, Denmark. The Coggins have called the Dallas area home since 2006. Beth is a teacher and K.C. works in the defense industry. Two grown daughters live in Houston. The Coggins bought a piece of paradise in Colorado in 2017, and re-named it Green Briar Ranch.
Kenneth Coggins purchased this House in 1987
Why Kenneth Coggins chose Archuleta County
We bought Green Briar Ranch in anticipation of the not too distant future when we look forward to being grandparents and having more free time to spend with our daughters and their families. The previous owners used Homeaway, as well, and rented the property frequently over the past few years. We were lucky to be able to purchase the home fully furnished along with a slate of rental bookings in the Summer of 2017. The furnishings are exceptional and completes the package. Green Briar Ranch is an outstanding vacation home and is located in an unforgettable location. KC is an avid skier and looks forward to the short drives to Wolf Creek, the not too distant drives to Purgatory, and an occasional three hour drive to world class resorts in Taos and Telluride. Pagosa Springs isn't just a ski town; it is an awesome, four season recreation area with mountain biking, rafting, rock-climbing, fly fishing, horseback riding, hiking, etc. Beth is an avid knitter and especially enjoys the bright light and tremendous views that can be had while sitting in the great room, or out on one of the two decks. Beth also enjoys hiking in the nearby San Juan National Forest, as well as 'poking around' for treasures in some of the shops in Southwest Colorado. One of the best things about Green Briar Ranch is the feeling of solitude, and amazing mountain views, that one can experience when they are less than 15 minutes from all the conveniences that the town of Pagosa Springs offers. We invite you to spend your holiday at Green Briar Ranch.
What makes this House unique
Green Briar Ranch has amazing scenery, both inside and out. Wall to ceiling windows and two decks directly face the San Juan Mountains, offering awe inspiring views. The lower deck is covered and has a hot tub, so you can even enjoy being outside on a snowy night in the middle of winter. During warmer weather, the upper deck is the place to be for beautiful sunsets and amazing stargazing. Pagosa Springs is over 7000 feet up and there is not much 'light pollution' in a county that has less than ten people per square mile. You will never forget the night sky views at Green Briar Ranch.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
One of the most beautiful properties I’ve ever stayed at.
If you enjoy the mountains and staying in an upscale home, this one had it. It felt like a cabin on steroids. I can’t wait to hopefully return someday.
Thanks for the very kind words. We hope to see you again soon!
Peace, Quiet, Rejuvenation
Kenneth and Beth Coggins are the perfect hosts. Their directions to--and information about--the property are all inclusive and easy to understand and follow. This beautiful home is surrounded by tall trees on over 6 acres. The nearest neighbors are about 3/4 of a mile away (as the crow flies) so you don't have to worry about turning up the TV or stereo, because no one can hear it except you!! There is a newly installed sound system (surround sound) that plays indoors, but can also be played outside on the deck for your listening pleasure. Tess and I enjoyed the fire pit every night, adding even more ambiance to our already romantic, quiet hideaway. Speaking of romantic, there is a hot tub located on the lower level that really did a great job of relaxing us for a restful sleep and we woke up rejuvenated and refreshed. We loved seeing the wildlife (deer, chipmunks, hummingbirds, blue-jays) and were entertained by their presence. There is a lot to do in Pagosa Springs, river rafting, horse back riding, ATV and hiking trails, a few different places to enjoy the natural hot springs--not to mention numerous places to shop! Tess and I chose to just stay around the Green Briar Ranch for most of our stay, just to relax and take in all of the surrounding beauty and majesty of God's creation. I did manage to "mess up" the TV by using the wrong remote, but KC was all over it and had a nice young man by the name of Josh come out (within an hour on short notice, no less) and had us back up and running in 10 minutes. Josh was also nice enough to take the time to educate me about how to use the sound system correctly. I was also glad to meet Scott, who is the resident maintenance man and you can tell he is very good--and works very hard--at his job by how well maintained all the woodwork is.You might be wondering why 2 people would stay at a place that can house as many as 12 people, and the answer is that we got a generous deal from KC and Beth, plus Tess and I may want to take our family and/or friends with us the next time we go to Pagosa Springs. You can easily tell that KC and Beth take a great deal of pride in their vacation home, and they go to great lengths to make sure their guests are happy and want for nothing. They are gracious and kind people, and meeting them (albeit over the phone) was a HUGE blessing for Tess and I. We would highly recommend Green Briar Ranch to anyone who is looking for a great place to un-wind and relax!! Jim and Tess
Beautiful home was a great experience for the days we stayed there will be planning to go back for sure..
Amazing Family Week at Green Briar Ranch and Pagosa Springs Colorado
The house and the views were amazing! We felt like we were at our own home while there. The gift basket was a nice surprise and appreciated by all! We will be back and will tell others about Green Briar Ranch!
Thanks very much for your business. We look forward to welcoming you back. Pagosa is awesome in all four seasons!
We really enjoyed our stay! The owners go above and beyond to make sure everything is perfect, the welcome basket was very thoughtful and the house is better than we imagined.We would love to come back someday!
Thanks for the nice feedback. We hope to welcome you back soon.
Family ski trip
Felt like home from the minute we got there. The house was very well organized and has everything you need. The views are absolutely perfect! I will be booking this house again very soon..
Thanks for the kind words. So glad you enjoyed yourselves.