Country House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8), lake and mountain views
Original fixer uppers, we found this unique location to build a tranquil home. You will enjoy the home we created for your stay. The photos do not do it justice. Relaxing in the beautiful atmosphere of the Lake Purgatory is spellbinding. We were some of the first owners on vrbo in 1998. We have been sharing our home to many return guests who treat it as their own.
Marcia purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1998
Why Marcia chose Columbine Lake
Create family memories in an open atmosphere, family friendly and nature abounds out the windows on the lake. You will see beavers, catch anc release fish for brook trout, see osprey and maybe even an eagle.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
Professional photographers have been unable to capture the natural beauty of the home and views from all the windows.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:30 am
Minimum age of primary renter:24
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect house and best location on the lake!
This was our 3rd vacation at the Lodge at Lake Purgatory/Columbine. We are 3 couples who travel from Pittsburgh, PA, Santa Fe, NM and Houston, TX. The house is set up perfectly for the 6 of us with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. There is also a loft space good enough for 2 more comfortably. The views from the house are truly spectacular- a beautiful lake where we have sighted more than 28 species of birds and animals. The deck with hot tub is happily used after a day of hiking and fishing - we do the Spud Lake hike, a Hermosa Valley hike and a Purgatory Flats Hike. All easy to moderate for anyone. The house is beautiful and comfortable. We usually find ourselves sitting in the large kitchen dining area where several of us can cook together, have cocktails on the bar area and spend time together. The kitchen gets more and more stocked each time we are there. Plenty of glasses, dishes and silverware and tons of pots, pans and utensils. Refrigerator has an ice maker and filtered water. Beds and pillows are clean and comfortable in all the rooms. You can take out the row boat, the canoe or a paddle boat for a cruise around the lake. It is very quiet except for the flow of the Little Cascade Creek outside one of the master bedrooms. The reservation and check in check out Process was smooth and caring. Mike was attentive when needed - which rarely happens. We know and love going to this particular house in the Durango area and expect to continue going every other year. It is the ONLY house right on the lake. Purgatory resort is a few minutes up 550 and Needles Store a few minutes down 550. This place has it all - you will not be disappointed. Thank you Marcia and Mike!!!
We are glad you continue to enjoy the beauty of Colorado. The home is unique and the views ever changing.
Amazing House & View
My family has never been to Colorado in the summer & it was amazing. The views from the balcony all throughout the day were incredible.
The Murrah Family
We are happy you had a wonderful time. The views are gorgeous.
The cabin was a blissful getaway. The entire experience is one that I hope to recreate again. The house was in pristine condition and the beds were soft and cozy. The fireplace kept the entire home warm as it was snowing in May. We went out on the lake in the paddleboats and hung out in the jacuzzi enjoying the quiet atmosphere. The kitchen was a great space to cook and hang out with all dishes, pots, and pans, and dishwasher very accessible We enjoyed our time here and are hoping to come back again next year.
Thank you for the kind comments. We are trying to provide a location to create family memories and have the convenience of home.
I have a new favorite place to rent in Durango!!!
Another dad and I shared this rental, and brought our sons out for a guys weekend of skiing for President's Day. I have always rented the ski in/ski out properties up there, as we like the convenience. However, after staying in the magnificent home on Purgatory Lake, just 2-3 minutes from the ski resort, my days of staying on the mountain are over. It was spacious, well maintained, and could have slept many more than we had in our small group of 5. Sitting in the hot tub, overlooking the frozen lake, while it snowed on us, is a memory my sons and I will cherish for years to come. And the kitchen was huge, with plenty of dishes, pots and pans, bowls, spices, etc. I cannot say enough good things about this property. I was even a little reluctant to share my experience here online, as I want to keep this my own little secret. Oh well, not fair to everyone else or the owner to do that. I am grateful to the owners for their willingness to share such a great home with others. I can't wait to go back.
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We are here to create family memories.
Lovely home. Little dated and few minor repairs and deep cleaning would be helpful.
Absolutely gorgeous setting on the small lake.
Heating system rather unique .. took a couple days to figure out. Hard to balance throughout the house.
AMAZING - A true blessing for our family!!!
There are no words that can describe the amazing time we had in your home. The location is perfect. Just the right amount of seclusion, but down the road from from Purgatory and not too far from Durango. The house was clean and fully stocked with everything you need. The lake was frozen, but my husband and boys were still able to ice fish and made friends with the caretaker of the lake. I was also able to take some amazing pictures on the lake. Everything was perfect!
Now for the tears!!!
We try to come to Durango in December to take the kids snow boarding and to the Polar Express but this year was going to be a little bit different. We got news that our oldest son was going to deploy to Afghanistan shortly after our stay so we wanted to make this our most memorable trip yet. My husband was deployed multiple times to Afghanistan and Iraq so we knew the new year was going to be tough for our family. Before our trip, I was contacted by the caretaker of the home, who asked if they could do something special for my son since he was going to deploy. When we arrived, we entered a fully decorated home for Christmas, which the small kids loved and a special customized banner and flags that read, "Thank you for your service Padilla family." We were all in tears!!! Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. This is one trip we will never forget and we will definitely be back!!! Your home is beautiful and has been a great blessing to us this Christmas! THANK YOU!!!
We are so appreciative that you serve our country. You are welcome back anytime to renew your memories. I am glad Mike the caretaker took such good care of you. We all had a part in your stay and it helps our family to pull together for others who give so much to our country. Praying for a safe return of your son.
Sleigh Rides, Narrow Gauge Train Rides, Canoeing