We invite you to visit this fully-furnished mountain getaway nestled in the majestic San Juan mountains. Conveniently located 15 miles from Vallecito Lake, 30 miles from downtown Durango, and 40 miles from beautiful Pagosa Springs, The Castle in the Pines is as an ideal vacation rental when you want to retreat from the stresses of daily life without giving up access to sporting opportunities, fine dining choices, and the comforts of home.
The 4,300 square foot single-family home can accommodate up to 12 guests, making it perfect for large groups and corporate events. Bring the whole family and enjoy an unforgettable vacation in this beautifully situated home.
At a glance
2 twin 2 bunk beds 4300 square feet
5 Bedrooms (3 with private en suite bathrooms)
4 1/2 Bathrooms total
Towels and linens provided
Large screen TV with satelite service
Stocked chef's kitchen including:
Coffee machine Kitchen utensils
Pots and Pans
Pets not allowed
Smoking not allowed
Driveway requires a 4 wheel drive vehicle and or chains during the snow season, but is maintained in inclimate weather
The Castle in the Pines is nestled on the side of a mountain, overlooking the beautiful Los Pinos River Valley. It's a stunning lodge and with over 4,300 square feet, which means plenty of room for friends and family. Sip your coffee while enjoying the views out the expansive windows, grill with friends on the wrap-around balcony, or hike through the beauty that is Colorado.
The home has three floors, each with its own living area for the moments when you need a little privacy. The middle level features an enormous great room perfect for entertaining, board games, and relaxing. This area includes a two-story rock fireplace with its own sitting nook where you can unwind and relive the day's activities. On the same level a large, spacious kitchen has modern appliances including a large double oven, microwave, and a dedicated dining room. If you need a moment to get some work done, there's also a dedicated office on the central level.
Outside the central level a wrap around porch is a beautiful spot to take your morning coffee and enjoy the spectacular view while you prepare for another day in beautiful southern Colorado. There's also plenty of room and a large barbeque grill for outdoor cooking.
You will have full access to the two-car garage so you can park out of any inclement weather. If you're planning to ski, snowboard, kayak, or bike, there's plenty of room for storing gear inside the garage. A third garage is also available if you need secure storage or easy access to any supplemental vehicles you'd like bring, such as four wheelers, snow mobiles, golf carts, etc.
Sitting on 1.3 acres, the home is frequented by deer and turkey. (Bears are very rare, but please keep garbage inside to avoid unwanted visits.)
The location is close to Purgatory (Durango Mountain Resort) and Wolf Creek for ski season; both are about one hour's drive away. In the summer months you have close access to public land for hiking and mountain biking, as well as Lemon Lake and Vallecito Reservoir, with plenty of room to park a boat.+ More