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Summer Wonderland: Pagosa Springs Chalet with Majestic Views of the San Juans

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Kenneth Coggins
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 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 Pagosa Springs

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.


Pagosa Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • See a full list of the house rules in Exhibit A of the Rental Agreement.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main level bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master (upper level) Ensuite - toilet , tub , shower
    Apartment (lower level) bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main Level Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Main Level Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Downstairs Apartment - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa located in living room of downstairs apartment.
    Master Suite - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon in loft off master suite sleeps two, crib in closet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Summer Wonderland: Pagosa Springs Chalet with Majestic Views of the San Juans
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews

One of the most beautiful properties I’ve ever stayed at.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the very kind words. We hope to see you again soon!
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Amazing experience!!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Green Briar Ranch! The house was gorgeous, and everything we could have ever needed was provided for. It truly felt like

Our home away from home. The owner went above and beyond to check in with us and make sure we had everything that we needed and left us a beautiful welcome basket. We will definitely be back! Such a great experience!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house was gorgeous and had everything we could have possibly needed. The beds were super comfy and the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed to cook full meals every night. We were a family of 7 and there was more then enough room. We loved the gift basket the owners left us. We hope to make it back someday!!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hegins, PA

Beautiful home with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect for our 3 day stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The home was fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

Our overall experience was great! It was well stocked and it was a very comfortable stay! I would definitely recommend the home for anyone visiting the area and will look to stay here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Piedmont, OK

The property was amazing.

  • 5 of 5

The owners are very kind, they had everything we needed for our stay, and the property was great.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Durango (DRO)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Pagosa Brewing
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Pagosa Springs Golf Club
Nearest Ski
32 Miles
Wolf Creek
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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