Durango & A Quiet Mountain Cottage

House - Entire home/apt · County Road, Durango, CO 81301, United States

Our cozy one bedroom Cottage is the perfect location for your Durango getaway! You are close to all Durango has to offer without the noise and the sterility of a cramped hotel room. We are 1/2 mile from Trimble Hot Springs, 12 mins to train station

Your host, Candace
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Our cozy one bedroom Cottage is the perfect location for your Durango getaway! You are close to all Durango has to offer without the noise and the sterility of a cramped hotel room. We are 1/2 mile from Trimble Hot Springs, 12 mins to train station

The Space

Nestled among some of the oldest Ponderosa Pine trees, and with magnificent views of the red cliffs of the Animas Valley, our cottage is the perfect get-away destination for those who seek to discover Durango, Colorado and the Four Corners region.

The Cottage is fully furnished, is clean, contemporary and fully stocked with everything you need for your home away from home. WIFI, cable and Netflix, DVD player and an iPod speaker port keep you entertained and connected. The Cottage sleeps 3: a new, full size Sealy Posturepedic features 500 count sheets; the black loveseat folds out to form a comfortable twin. Plush linens, additional sheets and comforters are provided. A cozy gas fireplace will help keep you warm and toasty.

Year-round opportunities for adventure are just outside our door: hiking/bike trails on property, Nordic adventures just 20 minutes away at the Durango Mountain Resort (Ski Purgatory); Trimble Hot Springs Spa is open year-round and is within walking distance; one of Durango's most beautiful golf courses, Dalton Ranch, is within a mile; Historic Downtown Durango and the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is 10 minutes away.

Durango's nightlife is legendary with many local breweries and gourmet restaurants. Floating down the Animas river on a hot summer day is truly a bucket list experience. Just a couple of miles north is James Ranch, a sustainable working ranch with the best burgers and organic produce in the area. History lovers will find the ancient dwellings of Mesa Verde captivating. Movie buffs can stand where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid jumped off a cliff or see the cash register where Clark Griswold stole money in National Lampoon's Family Vacation. Make sure your camera is charged or you have plenty of film as our home in the mountains is also home to deer, elk, bear, wild turkeys, an assortment of chipmunks and hummingbirds. Rock hunters, there are thousands of closed mines with traillings waiting for you to sift through them! Geology hammer and loop available upon request.

PJ's Gourmet Grocery and a liquor store are located within a mile. Ask about our pre-arrival grocery service and your favorite snacks and beverages will be waiting for you. Need a book to read? Just ask.

Your host is a retired hotelier who chose this remarkable property as a place to retire. Come visit our mountain paradise to seek your adventure and renew your spirit.

Guest Access

Guests have a private drive with parking in front of the cottage or under the carport. The Cottage is located behind the host's home at the back of the 1/2 acre lot.

The Neighborhood

Our home is located on a private drive (cul-de-sac with 3 houses) in a small neighborhood with houses somewhat close but on wooded lots. The cottage faces away from its closest neighbor behind it and there is a 7 foot fence separating the two. On the west is mountain slope and the San Juan National Forrest.

Getting around

You will need a vehicle as we are located between The Durango Mountain Resort area and Durango City limits

Other Things to Note

Please see the Cottage Details for all our amenities!
Thank you for considering the Ponderosa Pine Cottage!!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $420 /week
Monthly Price: $1600 /month
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • I loved staying at Candace's quiet mountain cottage. It is a beautiful 10-15 minute drive from things right in Durango and such a comfortable and peaceful place! Gorgeous views of the eastern mountains of Animas Valley are right out the window and the front windows of the cottage are south facing for wonderful light on sunny winter days! Candace thought of everything to make the cottage cozy and pleasant right down to a humidifier and an iron and ironing board, adirondack chairs outside and an outdoor table for enjoying meals or coffee. Candace is a great hostess - friendly and helpful. She kept me abreast of the local goings on and thanks to her I enjoyed a few things I would have missed out on otherwise. I enjoyed being able to cook and eat in my beautiful surroundings and also enjoyed a few great local places Candace suggested. Another of the wonderful surprises Candace introduced me to was the fire road at the end of the driveway where I took several hour long hikes up in the ponderosa pine forests above the cottage with deer, squirrels and lots of birds and gorgeous views of the valley. I would stay with Candace again anytime and recommend her cottage for anyone looking (email hidden) to stay during their visit to Durango.

    February 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay at the cottage. I would definitely recommend it!

    October 2013
  • This is a very comfortable cottage in a great location. The host considered every little detail and the cottage was very thoughtfully stocked with just about everything a traveler might need. Very pleasant experience!!!! Highly recommended.

    October 2013
  • Candace (email hidden) and we really enjoyed our stay. Perfect place for a couple!

    Would highly recommend and stay again.

    June 2013
  • Candace's Ponderosa Pine Cottage is clean, quiet and includes a functional kitchen. About 10 minutes from Durango, I enjoyed the tranquil setting of Candace's cottage. There are homes immediately adjacent to the cottage, but the layout provides good privacy. Although there are two beds (one being a small pull-out/convertible love seat), the cottage was a bit small for a cycling teammate and me. However, the size is perfect for a couple or even a couple with a kid. Candace herself is delightful and accommodating.

    May 2013
  • Quiet, friendly beautiful attention to detail.We had a nice time.The city of Durango is full of entertainment has the largest concentration of Brewpubs in the world.She let us bring our dogs and near by hiking trails.50 miles to Meas Verde what could be better.Sports Culture and education everything you look for in a vacation and travel and 6 hours from Denver.
    For us, the kitchen makes traveling so much easier. We are in control of the food.Sit with a glass of wine on the porch near the stream.Outstanding.Thank you Candace for a great relaxing get away.

    May 2013
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I am a retired hotelier who has moved to Paradise! Come visit the beautiful red cliffs of the Animas Valley, just 9 miles North of Durango, Colorado.
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