The black leather sofa is also a twin size bed. Pocket doors allow for privacy between the bedroom and living space.A cup of coffee, a loaf of bread and thee! Service for 4 of silverware, dinnerware and glassware, coffemaker, microwave, baking & serving dishes, everything you need to prepare the perfect meal or heat up left-overs from your favorite Durango restaurant.
Durango & A Quiet Mountain Cottage

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

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 Cottage is 600sg feet with a private drive and covered parking.

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. A 36" flatscreen, WIFI with high speed internet, Dish network, DVD player and an iPod speaker port keep you entertained and connected. The Cottage sleeps 3: a new (2016) firm, queen size bed 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. The floor is stained concrete with rugs.

Cleaning: Each guest can expect clean sheets and towels; dusted furniture, a clean and disinfected shower, sink, toilet, kitchen (counters, frig, stove and sink) and disinfected light switches, door knobs and remotes. The concrete floor and rugs are cleaned and mopped. (The stained concrete floor has discoloration from its installation and we have discovered some people think the floor is not clean. We assure you it is!) Reviews are important to us and we listen to our guests! Please contact Candace if anything is not to your liking!

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 drive is single lane and paved. The turn around radius is more difficult for large trucks or duelies, but is not a problem for regular sized pick-ups, cars and SUVs.
The Cottage is located behind the host's home at the back of the 1/2 acre lot. If host is unable to greet you with the keys, they will be in the basket by the west-side green door of the main house.

Other things to note

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

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $55
Weekly Discount: 9%
Weekend Price: $85 / night
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

The cottage is a non-smoking space. Feel free to smoke outside the cottage placing your butts in the metal can.

Pets are welcome, but must be housebroken and never be left in the guest house alone unless they are in a crate. When taking them outside, they must be on a lease. A pooper-scooper is available and bio-degradable bags are available for your convenience, as well as a separate metal can for bagged pet waste. If you would like to board your pet, Willow Tree Kennels is just down the street; their number is . Doggy Day Care is available at Paws and Playtime in South Durango. Their number is .

We live in a wilderness environment. Wildlife may come onto the property. Never feed wildlife or leave food outside or in your car. Detailed instructions concerning food/trash removal are found in the Ponderosa Pine Manual.

We treasure our serenity and request you meet friends and party in town at one of Durango's fun restaurants or breweries.

Enjoy yourself and have a magnificent Durango adventure!



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

38 Reviews

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Kate User Profile
May 2017
We had a great time at Candace's place. The views were spectacular and it was an easy short drive to downtown Durango.

Molly User Profile
April 2017
Great place! Would come back in a heartbeat!

Jayne User Profile
April 2017
Perfect for us, our baby, and dogs for the weekend!

Nan User Profile
March 2017
The host canceled this reservation 30 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Alex & Ashley User Profile
March 2017
My wife and I highly recommend staying with Candace if a quiet and secluded residence is what you prefer. It was fantastic!!

Maria User Profile
March 2017
We enjoyed a very relaxing vacation in Candace's sunny, colorful, quiet cottage. She has put so much thought and caring into creating a comfortable home away from home, including a kitchen equipped with everything needed. We're looking forward to staying here again!

Cassie User Profile
February 2017
Candace and the Ponderosa Pine Cottage were fantastic! My girlfriend and I stayed four nights and the location and accessibility were great! We were visiting family in Durango, the skijoring in Silverton and skiing at Purgatory and so the location was just perfect! Quiet, clean and cozy, everything we could've asked for! I will highly recommend for a short or long term stay and will certainly keep it in the books for the next trip!

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Durango, Colorado, United States · Joined in January 2013
Candace User Profile

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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