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Create Family Memories Near Durango Mountain Resort

Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Country House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8), lake and mountain views

Durango, Colorado holds the beauty of a vanished world. It is the most tranquil place mixed with history, recreation, and unerasable memories. Our 2600+ square foot custom home is nestled in the mountains overlooking beautiful Lake Purgatory. The brilliance of Engineer and Spud Mountain can be seen to the North, and to the East the Animas River which flows through the La Plata Mountains.

The home was created by the hands of a master with each window intricately creating a new view of the lake. Giant doors lead you onto a deck where you'll find a hot tub that you can soak in after your daily activities. At night the sky is so black, you'll feel like you're sitting under an umbrella of stars. The night is so peaceful you can hear the fish in the water. You'll be located at an elevation of 9000 feet somewhere in the vicinity of the gods. The interior is very comfortable with all luxurious amenities that will connect you back to the real world. Now that you've found the perfect place to visit, look no further for a place to stay.

You can walk out and fish for brook trout in the backyard. We have a canoe you can take out to fish the lake. It is a private lake so you won't see many others. Summer is the busy season in Durango, you can ride the train, hike, bike, bobsled at the ski area across the street, horseback riding, gold panning or rest and read a book. We are 26 miles north of Durango. If you have any questions please feel free to call. Experience Durango, Colorado.

“In the winter, a 4WD/AWD vehicle equipped with snow tires or chains is required in this area, please be prepared.”

Colorado Sales Tax License # 01514172-0000

Keywords: Luxury Custom Home

More Details

Member since: 1998
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

Why Marcia chose Columbine Lake (Purgatory Lake Drive)

Create family memories in an open atmosphere.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The home has a more beautiful location than can be photographed.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Columbine Lake (Purgatory Lake Drive), Colorado

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Loft - 2 sofa bed/futon , Beauty Rest queen mattresses
  • Queen size Beds (1) Each Bedroom has a Queen Bed, Baby Cribs (1) Portable Crib Available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 2 Queen Beauty Rest Sleeper Sofas in the Loft
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This cabin is amazing and spacious. The lake view is incredible. The beds are the most comfortable beds EVER!! Can’t wait to stay again! The owners and property manager are very responsive. The discription of the cabin are exact however when you get there it’s much more! The cabin is clean and well maintaind. Added bonus is the hot tub! Thanks for letting enjoy your cabin!!

  • Review Submitted: 17/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Photos do not do the cabin and location justice. Come back for more memories.
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Spectacular Stay on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

Marcia, our stay was truly a one in a million. Having stayed on Lake Columbine 5 years ago (VRBO), I admired your home in passing. Your husband even taught me to fly fish inadvertently, I had never forgotten that kindness. Needless to say, I was more than thrilled when we had the opportunity to rent your home for a stay with my daughter, husband and 2 year old grandson - you even had toys there for him! The view, boating on the lake, the closeness of everything was just incredible. Thank you for sharing and we look forward to booking next year!

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Memories

  • 5 of 5

The house fantastic! You cannot beat the location, the view, everything was perfect. Mike the caretaker was also great and the Homeowner answered all our questions. We enjoyed every aspect of the house! We saw elk, trout and beavers and we got some snow! Thank you for sharing and we hope to be back!

  • Review Submitted: 22/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great relaxing time at this beautiful home with stunning views from every room. We made great memories with our daughter, granddaughter and friends with time spent on the lake, fishing and just enjoying the beautiful surroundings. We had plenty of room to spread out in very clean and comfortable accommodations. Can't wait to go back next year. Thank you Joe and Marcia for sharing this truly unique vacation spot with us and others.

  • Review Submitted: 27/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay and had time to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. Famliy memories are made in unique spots where nature takes away the electronics and the relationships in life bloom.
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This is a special place

  • 5 of 5

The home sits near the inlet of a stream that feeds Columbine (Purgatory) lake. It’s a beautiful setting and home, and we thoroughly enjoyed our peaceful week stay. Our kids loved the paddle boats and canoe, and it was a really special family vacation for us. The owners are very friendly and responsive. Our thanks and love to Joe and Marcie for sharing their wonder home.

  • Review Submitted: 05/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay and creating family memories.
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Wonderful Summer Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five had an amazing time during our first trip to Durango. Our 3 boys loved playing on the lake in the canoes. The home is fully stocked, very clean and a perfect place to get away from it all. We will definitely be back. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Review Submitted: 30/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sleigh Rides, Narrow Gauge Train Rides, Canoeing


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Columbine Lake (Purgatory Lake Drive), Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
20 May 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
Fall Colors
9 Sep 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
14 Oct 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
18 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early winter
25 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
22 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
6 night minimum stay
New Years
30 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
6 Jan 2019 - 8 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
9 Mar 2019 - 23 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2
24 Mar 2019 - 7 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
8 Apr 2019 - 17 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
18 May 2019 - 8 Sep 2019
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Administrative Fee AU$67.75
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$677.55
Cleaning Fee AU$203.26

State of Colorado Business License 01514172-0000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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