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Exceptional Luxury Home On Nine Acres

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights


Pagosa Springs House Rental Photos and Description

Five Bedrooms, Six & A Half Baths, Great Room, Media Room, Basement

Dancing Bear Retreat is a gorgeous, large luxury home on nine acres with beautiful views of valley and mountains. This is one of the finest rental homes in the area, a beautiful luxury home comfortably decorated and offering the best of everything. From the moment one enters and sees the scope of the great room with its massive custom chandelier to the relaxing view off the back decks watching the wildlife. This house was built with the finest craftsmanship and detail. It is a house you will want to return to time and time again. With over 6,500 sq. ft. this beautiful home has five bedrooms, six and a half baths, all with travertine counters and floors. The incredibly equipped kitchen has granite counters and everything a chef could want from the Cuisinart cookware to the six burner professional stove. The master bedroom has a kitchenette with refrigerator. There are three bedrooms with king beds (all pillowtop mattresses) and private baths. The bunkroom has two sets of twin XL beds, one bunk has a queen bed on the lower bunk. The basement has a king bed that can separate into twin XL beds. There are flat screen TV's in all rooms. The great room and media room have large flat screen TV's with surround sound and DVD players. Challenge your friends and family to a game in the huge completely finished basement which features a 14 foot shuffleboard table, along with air hockey, foosball and ping pong tables, bean bag toss, and to top it off, a 60' TV. The media room has a fireplace, and a wet bar with refrigerator and opens on to the patio with a hot tub. There are three fireplaces including one on the deck with teak rockers. Wi Fi access, a printer/fax/scanner and free long distance phone calls are included, along with satellite TV. The house features luxury linens and bath amenities, along with terry cloth bathrobes and hair dryers for your convenience. Located on nine acres with fenced area and barn for horses. Sit on one of the decks and watch the deer come into our little pond every evening. Our website is

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Linda Earnhart
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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About Linda Earnhart

We have vacationed in the Pagosa Springs area for a number of years and it was the fulfillment of a dream to be able to build a house there. We love the area and all that it has to offer, especially it's casual, laid back atmosphere.

Linda Earnhart purchased this house in 2009

Why Linda Earnhart chose Southwestern Colorado

The valley and mountain views and the wildlife that come in for the pond were a major selling point. Also the huge greenbelt below us and walking distance to the National Forest were a bonus. We love fishing in the area private lakes, especially Hatcher Lake.

What makes this house unique

Located in Pagosa Lakes close to the only grocery store and popular restaurants and brew pubs Pagosa Lakes has a recreation center for your use (small fee) and access to their private, stocked lakes. Close to the San Juan National Forest with hiking and mountain biking trails. Wolf Creek ski area with the most snow in Colorado is a 40 minute drive away. The town of Durango is only an hour away with it's famous Silverton Train, along with shops and restaurants and air service to major cities.


based on 26 traveler reviews

Exceptional Luxury Home On Nine Acres
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The house was very warm and spacious. Plenty of room for ages 6 to 75. I highly recommend this house. Karen Walker

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home! Plenty of room for everyone in our family. Had lots of fun in the game room. The balcony was wonderful to read, visit with each other, watch deer feeding, see hot air balloons, or just enjoy the peaceful setting. Plenty of quiet places to walk or run around the property. Wonderful place to stay and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable stay in beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful Spring Break vacation at Dancing Bear Retreat. A large but, comfortable home that accommodated 3 families. Well decorated and well stocked...we enjoyed the hot tub, fireplace, and enjoyed meals at the large dining table looking out over the fabulous views. Close to the grocery store and our favorite restaurants. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property, everything you could ask for!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 10 adults and 2 small children. There was plenty of room for everyone to be together or do their own thing if they wanted. House is in great location just a short drive to town. Beautiful property with hills for the kids to sled down. Kitchen was stocked very well with all the basics and some not so basic supplies. Wolf Creek is about 45 minutes away and we had a great two days skiing up on the mountain. We will absolutely consider Dancing Bear next year for our annual ski trip. Thank you Linda for sharing your home with us, it was the trip of a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kerry, I am so glad you had a wonderful time in Pagosa Springs and that the house was great for your group. It's important to me that the house have everything to make a guest's stay amazing. We look forward to having you return again! Sincerely, Linda
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Best House in Pagosa

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of the house don't do it justice! Beautiful house, pastoral setting! Everything was well maintained, clean and orderly. Kitchen was fully stocked and the owners provide many items that mostVRBO rentals do not, including shampoo and conditioner, chapstick!, toilet paper and paper towels. Plenty of spices and other necessities cut down on the trips to the store. Owners were very helpful and provided several tips that the local know, including the hidden sled hill. We had an awesome time. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Dancing Bears Cabin is truly wonderful. There was nothing in the home to be "let down" about. Every guest has a very large comfortable bed, there was also enough towels and linens (in case you aren't one to wash your towels frequently through out your stay). The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could imagine. (even things such as foil, wax paper, condiments, trash bags, and such). The basement room is wonderful for children to have a place to play and games to keep them entertained. We were snowed in for a couple days, but the house was big enough to keep everybody comfortable and relaxed. (even with 13 people). Linda has robes and toiletries available in every room, and there are enough TVs throughout the house to watch whatever you want. Linda informed us of the extra sleds that they kept in the garage and the children had a blast using them on the extended drive way down to the garage. The fireplaces were wonderful to have, and they were all easy to use. The large dining table in the kitchen was large enough to fit all of us and the view was the best you could ever ask for. It was hard for us to leave the table even hours after the conclusion of each meal because of the wonderful view. I would recommend this house every time! We enjoyed every minute of it.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shelley, I"m so glad your family had such a good visit and enjoyed the house. I've worked hard to make it just like one's own home and not the typical rental house. If you have to be snowed in, it's a great house to be 'stuck in', what with all the space. The basement game room is a favorite of kids and the young at heart. We've been snowed in ourselves and managed to complete a 5,000 piece jigsaw puzzle there was so much snow. Wolf Creek is famous for having the most snow in Colorado, as you witnessed! I hope your family will return again in the future. Best wishes to all.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
La Plata County (Durango)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
City Market Center
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Pagosa Lakes
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hiway 160
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
City Market Center area
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Wolf Creek ski Area
Car: necessary

Located in Pagosa Lakes with access to private stocked lakes, recreation center with indoor pool, racquetball courts, fitness facility with full gym and classes, 27 hole golf course, disc golf, miniature golf and hot air ballooning. Close to grocery store, restaurants and minutes from downtown with the famous Pagosa hot springs, shopping, more restaurants and tubing on the San Jun River past the hot springs. There is fly fishing in the San Juan and Piedra Rivers, great hiking trails in the San Juan mountains and Weimenuche Wilderness and on the Continental Divide Trail. Treasure Falls is only fifteen minutes away with it's beautiful waterfall on the way to Wolf Creek ski area and the Continental Divide. There are several outfitters in the area that offer horseback riding and one offers chuck wagon dinners. Durango is an hour away with it's famous train to the old mining town of Silverton; also home of the turn of the century Statler Hotel and numerous shops and restaurants along its quaint main street. Chimney Rock Archeological Site is thirty minutes west of Pagosa and the Mesa Verde National Park site of ancient ruins is about two hours from Pagosa Springs. This is the land of beautiful blue skies, scenic mountains and crystal clear rivers and lakes - a wonderful place to be outside!


Rates & Availability

Pagosa Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 3 2017
6 night minimum stay
President's Day weekend
Feb 16 2017 - Feb 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
spring break
Mar 3 2017 - Apr 14 2017
6 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year's 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 5 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Security/damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 8.8%

Rates are subject to change without notice. Cleaning fee will be deducted from the $1,000. deposit. If there is no damage to the house, the remaining balance is promptly refunded.THE VACATION RENTAL CONTRACT will be emailed to you separately for you to sign and return the signature page, and include your home address and telephone number.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Pagosa Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Basement extra bathroom
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , Upstairs powder room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath for brown bedroom, w/hair dryer, robes
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , Pvt. bath for blue room w/custom shower, hairdryer,robes
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath for bunk room, hair dryer, robes
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Basement bath adjacent to bedroom,hairdryer,robes
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master bath with 'air' tub and custom shower w/ rain shower
  • All bathrooms have Travertine countertops and floors. The Master Bath has an 6 ft. Air tub and separate shower with water jets & rain showerhead.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom with pillowtop king bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 'Brown' bedroom with pillowtop king bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed , Bunk room w/ 1 queen and three XL twins - 1 set of bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Basement bedroom with king bed converts to XLtwins
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 'Blue Bedroom' with king
  • Portable crib & bedding & a pack N play & portable baby gates in house. Queen sleeper sofa in basement with memory foam topper.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This is a premier luxury home -truly one of a kind situated on nine acres! From the huge custom chandelier hanging from the soaring ceiling to the hand scraped Hickory floors, no detail has been overlooked. The two indoor fireplaces have massive mantels, one Mesquite, one Juniper. Custom touches are everywhere in this very comfortable house. Sit on the decks and watch the deer come in every evening. Fenced pasture & barn for horses.

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