House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)
About Paul Fleischauer
The decision to establish roots in Durango was a very personal choice for our family. In 1992, our youngest daughter was granted a wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation and our family of six flew to Disney World for a week of non-stop stimulation. When we returned to California, we were determined to fulfill another wish of hers - to find a place in the mountains with big trees and wild animals that we could all enjoy as a family. After considering Ashland in Oregon, Flagstaff in Arizona, and Lake Tahoe in California, we were referred to Durango by a friend. The locals were so warm and without pretense that we immediately felt comfortable in the setting. There was so much to do, so many places to see, that we were sure that we had found what we were looking for. It's been twenty years since we were fortunate enough to find Pine Point. Thankfully, everyone in the family is healthy and now we experience the area with our grandchildren as well. Sharing our home with other families has always been part of the plan.
Paul Fleischauer purchased this House in 1992
Why Paul Fleischauer chose Durango
Living on the West Coast for the past forty years, our family has always enjoyed a true mountain experience away from the beaten path yet appreciates the amenities provided by city culture. The Needles range of the San Juan Mountains provides such an experience as does the city of Durango with its fine restaurants and diverse cultural opportunities even though it has a population of just 17,000. When we first purchased this home it was a 600 sq ft summer cabin without a well, heat, or decks to take advantage of the amazing views. We have doubled the size of the house anchored by a twenty five foot south-facing wall of glass to make living indoors seem like living outdoors. The challenge of continually upgrading the living experience at Pine Point with the input of guests and friends has always been and continues to be rewarding. Many of our guests come back or refer their friends. We are confident that you will feel the same way.
What makes this House unique
The setting is not only stunning, but a perfect distance (17 miles) and a great drive south to town, and in the other direction yet another memorable drive (25 miles) north to Silverton, Ouray, Telluride, and the original 'Million Dollar Highway.' With two lakes within walking distance, an abundance of trails in any direction, and the immediate glacial views of the Hermosa Cliffs, it is no wonder that the locals refer to this area as the Gold Coast of Durango. But perhaps the most unique aspect of our home is the downstairs apartment. As parents of four children, we designed this space to be a sanctuary away from everyday family life complete with a kitchen, bath, and 270 degrees of glass to take advantage of the views and peacefulness. An intercom and outside stairway connects the two living spaces. The arrangement has worked incredibly well for everyone as our children are able to enjoy their own space as well. * note - sometimes, families decide that the teenagers use the apartment which seems to suit everyone just fine. Parents then use the enclosed master bedroom with views in the upstairs loft.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The house lacks a bit of lighting, but everything else is great, Paul, the owner was always in contact making sure everything was on point.
Thank you Paul,
We enjoyed your beautiful home over the Christmas break. It was a wonderful experience with beautiful majestic views from your home of the snow covered mountains and valley below. Truly incredible! Thx for a great Christmas! Hope to do it again next year.
This home is a picturesque A-frame located on a cliff side with a spectacular view! The perfect size, and just far enough from town to feel ‘away’, yet close enough for a quick run to the store. The house was clean and cozy with plenty of natural light. It does get cold in the mornings, and we couldn’t quite figure out the heating situation, but it wasn’t even bad enough to try to figure out. I would highly recommend this home and it’s amenities and views.
Great Place With A Great View
We just spent a week at this great cabin and we couldn’t have been more pleased. It is at the top of my list as one of my most favorite places to stay. The cabin is clean and comfortable but it’s the fantastic view that makes this cabin incredible . We’d wake up in the morning and walk into the living room and just be awe struck by the view. We spent a lot of time just sitting on the deck enjoying the fresh air and scenery. This mountainside cabin is a nice get away from city life but it also makes a good home base for outings into Durango or for a ride up the amazing Million Dollar Highway to Silverton and Ouray, one of the most beautiful scenic drives I have ever seen. This cabin plus the beautiful mountains of Colorado made for a perfect vacation. Thank you Paul for sharing your beautiful cabin with us!
Peaceful place with a stunningly beautiful view.
We wanted a peaceful and relaxing vacation and this place was perfect. The neighborhood is very quiet with a wonderful view down the valley. Plenty of porch space to enjoy. All the basics were provided and the property was clean and inviting. There were games and books available for our use in addition to WiFi and Cable TV. Durango is about a 20 minute drive, but there is also a good variety of shopping available closer. We would definitely recommend this property.
the location was awesome, probably need to replace some of the pans (food sticks badly), home well kept, bed was comfortable, address was located easily, need to let renters know the lake that is a 1/2 mile away is a private lake with restrictions and a limited time of use according to the attendant, neighbors were friendly, quiet and peaceful
Unfortunately, nearby Electra Lake rules and objectives seem to change monthly, so now access has apparently become marginal at best. This is new. We'll rework our web page to identify that reality. Not sure what to say about the cooking pans - only that kitchenware is reviewed thoroughly on a yearly basis, and we will replace anything that does not give our guests the best possible experience.
Fall, Spring, Summer - Hiking, Fishing, Biking, Touring