Purgatory Ski, Durango Romance, Train & Outdoors!

Ready for a Durango Honeymoon,or rekindling your romance CO Resort town home
Ready for a Durango Honeymoon,or rekindling your romance CO Resort town homeSnuggle views in  King canopy bed.Purgatory Ski 1 mile N, lifts run summers too!@1400SF 2 BR + loft & 2.5 Bath. Large DECK seats 8, Gas BBQ, Wood FireplaceCheerful kitchen,stone counter,new appliances and large stainless sinkCushioned Dining Banquette, Restoration Hardware Chandelier and great memories!Romance! Pillow top Hermosa Cliffs & Aspen Forest Views. Hiking trails in back!Spiral Stairs Lead to L shaped loft, wall hides views in queen bedroom belowSpacious Bedrooms:Luxury Bedding, 4 TV's, on-suite bathrooms and walk-in closetsRomantic 1450SF Durango Mountain TownHome + ViewsWalk out Front to Eat at Sow's Ear RestaurantMorning Coffee or Dining on Deck with BBQ Seats 8Master Bath Dual Granite Vanity & Massage ShowerGuest 2  Onsuite Bath, 32" F-S TV, Walk-In ClosetLoft has home's 4th Flatscreen TV w/ DVDThe Ridge Behind is Viewed Out Second Guest RoomCatch the Train Vistas at Rockwood 10 Min SouthCold Medal Fly-Fishing Within 10 Minute DriveEndless Hiking & Mountain Biking OptionsBest Snow Skiing in CO for All LevelsAnimas River Offers Rafting, Kayaking, Fly Fishing
48475 Hwy 550, Durango, CO 81301



Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps 8
Per night $134 - $199
Per week $763 - $1,644
Type: Townhouse
Description of the Durango vacation townhouse rental
Upgraded and beautifully decorated town-home; Purgatory Ski slopes just 1 mile North! The main chair lift runs for summer mountain fun too! It is a quick 3 minute drive to Free Ski parking at Durango Mountain resort, from 2 private parking spots steps in front of our town home door!

We believe vacation should be a special time for families. We strive to provide a memorable ambiance for guests with a beautiful decor and plentiful upgrades. Enjoy Needles Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Hermosa Cliff and Aspen Tree views from 2 sides of our town-home and from a spacious deck* (*weather and snowfall permitting). The deck offers a dining table for 4 and lounge seating for four as well as a gas BBQ for use in permissible weather.

Upstairs in the town-home are two spacious bedrooms, each with an attached bathroom. There is also a 150SF bunk bed loft (considered bedroom #3). The bedrooms feature pillow top views from each room, 18' vaulted ceilings, and walk in closets. A beautiful King canopy bed with linen texture curtains was chosen for the master bedroom to make it especially romantic. Our photos show a view taken laying on the pillow tops. Enjoy Direct TV on a flat screen from bed or from the loveseat at the foot of the bed. The love seat also opens into a twin sleeper in case their is a toddler who doe not like to be far away!

The queen bedroom has a luxurious, yet whimsical plum and red scheme that works great for romance or children. From the queen bed enjoy views of the stunning Hermosa Cliffs and Aspen forest.The L shaped loft is accessed by a us code wood/white metal spiral stair located on the right side of the queen bedroom. At the top of the stairs is a window with a peek at Engineer mountain. The loft is an L shape, with the bunk bed at the end of the "L" so little eyes can not see down into the queen bedroom.

Downstairs enjoy a brightly renovated kitchen with creamy travertine counters, a beautiful back splash, seed glass cabinet doors, and a large stainless sink. We've added stainless pull-outs to many cabinets to make getting pots easier, and we try to stock an good supply of baking pans, mixing and storage bowls and cooking utensils. Off the kitchen is an owner designed dining area with built in cabinets, a large farmhouse style table, and a fun cushioned dining banquette for family games and memorable conversation. The dining set can comfortably seat 8 guests.

The living area features a wood burning fireplace (wood is supplied!), There are 2 attractive queen sleeper sofas, as well as a love seat. Views off the deck can be enjoyed from the larger Broyhill sofa, and from the far end of the leather sofa. The 42" flat screen TV has Direct TV HD and is easily viewable from the kitchen, as well as form the living and dining areas.

A faux painted powder room, washer and dryer closet with new Maytag front load stacking set, and entry hall with tons of coat hooks and a small ski rack make the downstairs very functional!

Every decor item, from furniture and rugs to art and bedding, were hand chosen by the owners and purchased new for our guests enjoyment. We hope that our home will be part of a wonderful vacation experience for you, and the perfect place for you to return and enjoy Durango each year!

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Area Information
The magnificent Hermosa Cliffs, mature Aspen Forest, Hiking and Snow Shoe trails are the on back side views of our 2 story, lovingly decorated town-home. The Sow's Ear restaurant with gorgeous views the , Needles Mountains, Weminuche Wilderness and Missionary Ridge are on the front view side of our town-home and deck.

SUMMER, SPRING, FALLl; ride the Durango - Silverton Railroad from Rockwood Train station, just 12 minutes drive south of Silverpick Village. Catching the train here cuts off the long, hot flat part of the ride and starts your trip to Silverton in the stunning mountains. Driving to down-town Historic Durango for tickets is an easy, half hour drive through gorgeous mountain and hill side vistas; often with wild-life sightings. In warm months enjoy endless hiking and vista opportunities, Haviland Lake, Spud Lake, Molas Lakes, Hermosa Creek, Purgatory Lake! Day trips include white water rafting on the Animas, visits to Mesa Verde National Park, Electra lake, visiting the old mines south of Silverton, and Swiss influenced historic Ouray. The ski lifts run in summer at DMR for hiking and photography. There is also an summer Alpine slide,bungee jump, water balls, putt putt golf and and single zip line. Real golf available at Glacier Club just 12 minutes south. Favorite Durango visitor and local activities alike include, fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking kayaking, jeep off-roading, canoeing, horse back riding, stand up paddle boarding, boutique and gallery shopping, dining and more.

WINTER: The Durango ski resort sets itself apart from the crowd with a laid back, family friendly atmosphere! No need for fancy duds here, just come have a great time in the snow skiing, snow boarding, ski-biking, snow-snowmobiling, tubing, sledding and ice climbing.Purgatory mountain added more X-Pert terrain last year. In winter also come enjoy the winter train and the famous Polar Bear Train from down-town. The Purgatory Mountain ski slopes at Durango Mountain Resort are just 1 mile north, it usually takes us 2 minutes to the lower lot parking (across from the bunny slopes and Graduate transfer lift) and 3 to 4 minutes up to the upper parking lot or plaza drop off. All parking is free, with shuttles from the lower ski parking lot and over-flow lot used on holidays.


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jun 24 2016 Sep 07 2016 - $199 $1,044 - 3 Nights
Sep 08 2016 Nov 21 2016 $134 $134 $763 - 2 Nights
Dec 20 2016 Dec 26 2016 - - $1,644 - 1 Week
Jan 05 2017 Feb 28 2017 $174 $199 $1,044 - 3 Nights
Mar 01 2017 Mar 21 2017 - - $1,644 - 1 Week
Apr 01 2017 May 22 2017 $134 $134 $763 - 4 Nights
May 30 2017 Jun 16 2017 $164 $164 $989 - 4 Nights
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 6.8
Deposits: $300 Refundable Damage Deposit 50% Stay Balance to Reserve 50% balance and Refundable Damage deposit due 30 days prior to Arrival Rates shown are for nightly minimum, for a set # of guests. SEASONAL Savings MAY by offered on 3+ or 4+ Night stays that can not be illustrated on this rate table. Additional guests above the seasonal 2,4 or 6 guest base rate can be added for fee. See our "DurangoLove" site rate table for details.
Payment Options: Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Other Fees: Departure Cleaning All Stays $125 ($150 paid to local cleaner, we gift $25) Guest = age 2+ for purposes of guest total ***Fall & Spring ASK 2 Guest Romance Rate $109++ NT on 3+ NT stays. **7th Night FREE on most 4-10 guest standard rates *Add Child Guest year-round $10 PP/PN age 2-18 *Add Adult Guest Seasonally $10/$15 PP/PN adult 19+ Home Max using 2 Qn sleepers is 8 adults OR max 6 adults + 4 children Contact owner for Quote, SEE RATES Table at "DurangoLove" site


Owner Supplied Testimonials

Missy Sherman, Tx.
Review Submitted: January 3, 2012 Date of Stay: December 2011
What an awesome place - we had such a good time. The townhome was beautifully decorated, very cozy throughout the whole house. Very large rooms with high ceilings - Master was gorgeous. A lot of attention was taken to every detail through out the condo for a comfortable stay. I was concerned at first at not being slopeside but the drive was only one minute and much more quiet of a stay with the parking in front made it easy to get in and out quickly. The best restaurant is across the street - The Sow's Ear. They do not even have a rest. at the resort that can compare to this one.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Durango is a very special place.....and over our 3+ years of renting on the mountain, we have learned that the folks that visit Durango are great too! A lot goes into making a vacation home special. On top of the standard mortgage's, HOA's and utilities; it is an annual and monthly effort to maintain our homes in the inviting condition that we feel guests deserve. When teaching high school (a very wonderful experience), I believed there was always room for continual improvement in teaching delivery, as well as for my students growth. We apply the same outlook to our client service and homes, working to get a little better each season. A special New Year's Thank You! to all our new and returning guests. Your appreciation and enjoyment of our home is what puts the Fun in work.

Lisa C.
Review Submitted: July 28, 2011 Date of Stay: July 2011
I was extremely nervous picking out a place to spend our family vacation in CO. We picked this place from the description, pictures, location & $. After speaking with the owner she made me feel so comfortable- we decided to go for it. WOW! From the moment we said, "YES" everything was smooth sailing with the payments & communication. From there the anticipation of arrival - we pulled up & the retrieval of keys were instantly as described. We were in the door in minutes & we were not disappointed! The decor of the place was amazing and beautiful. All the ameneties were as stated. I have a 15 & two 13 year olds who went through commenting on how cool everything was. There was plenty of room for everyone, yet it gave off such a cozy feeling of home. The master is very beautiful (romantic too- if you don't have teens with you). The bedding & linens are extremely nice. Great place to get away for some peaceful reading time, if the other tvs are going down stairs, or you can sneak outside on to the patio. When not on the property we were just minutes away from the activiites we were in CO for. Soaring Tree top Zip lines $$$, but worth every penny- people were amazing, My kids are still talking about how nice everyone was., Mild to Wild kayaking- fun experience, Rapp Corral horse back riding - people were great (cash only there). Alpine Slide down the street, not to mention all the hiking trails. All these things just minutes away from your door step from this home- it is in such a great location. We also took a car trip up the hill to Silverton & Ouray which was one of the most beautiful drives ever! We were back before dark & that was after lunch & touring the towns. Also had pizza at the Old School house down the way-long wait, but worth it! Be there at 4pm opening, if hungry! ALL these things to go & do, so close, but you can also come back & make a home cooked meal on the stove or grill. (we grabbed stuff from market in Durango after rafting & planning meals)Everything you need is in this home from the cooking appliances the dishes, pots & pans. Again, I was nervous about setting this all up initally and I still can't believe how easy this owner really made this. This owner truly goes out of her way to make her property and guests a priority- outstanding customer service. I would highly reccomend this property to anyone that is looking in this area. It is a beautiful home, inside and out, It truly is your Home away from Home &then some

Lydia Gilbert, AZ
Review Submitted: July 11, 2011 Date of Stay: June 2011
Our family of 5 stayed in this beautiful townhome for 7 nights at the end of June. We were very impressed with the decorating, cleanliness, professionalism & friendliness of the owners and caretaker. They went out of their way to answer our questions and made sure we were well taken care of. The home is even better in person and is very well stocked - including kid-friendly dishes. We loved the location - being 30 minutes north of Durango put us much closer to Silverton and Ouray (for some fun hiking and jeep tours,) yet we were close enough to drive into Durango for shopping and dinner. It was also 10-15 degrees cooler on the mountain! My hubby & I noted that it was also much quieter there than being at Durango Mtn. Resort (just a mile north.) All of the furniture is beautiful and comfortable - a lovely place to relax and prepare meals after a busy day. Our kids especially loved their room, and the master bedroom is truly a romantic getaway. We definitely hope to visit again!
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lydia & Family! This is one of the happiest parts of taking great care of a vacation home~ hearing that your guests truly enjoyed their experience in Durango, the home location and appreciated the special details in our home:) One of our new guest considerations is for Sunshine or Diana (often both:) to call each guest at within 24 hours of arrival, to make certain guests are comfortably settled in, and attend to any needs (do we have a light-bulb out, did we forget shampoo in a bathroom?- If so we'll take care of it as quickly as possible!) Speaking with our guests after arrival helps ensure that we are doing our best to provide a positive vacation home rental experience.

Dennis Piedmont, OK
Review Submitted: June 9, 2011 Date of Stay: June 2011
This townhome is easily accessible from Durango with great views. The owners went out of their way to insure that we had everything we needed during our stay. Upon our arrival we found the home very clean and a more spacious feel than depicted in the photos - beautifully decorated and completely equipped with dishes, towels, etc. I would not hesitate to rent from these owners again, we had a great time!
Thanks again.
Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: When we first responded to Dennis's inquiry, he getting his family out of harms way from a Tornado. We are glad his family made it out West! Thank you for sharing your & Grandson's experience with RAPP horse stables, we had no idea there was a horse tour with a cave! Other guests have since enjoyed thanks to your advice. We love learning new adventures from our guests and hope you'll make it back for more fishing next year:)

Nikki Colorado Springs
Review Submitted: April 12, 2011 Date of Stay: April 2011
We had a wonderful stay - the townhome was absolutely beautiful and well-appointed. The owner was very helpful and provided great advice about the area. I highly recommend this property. I look forward to staying here again and will recommend it to my friends.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a grin on our faces! Happy Guests are what makes keeping a vacation home special worth all the effort! We are here now adding new summer bedding sets and custom florals to our 2 mountain retreats. The greatest reward as owners (in addition to being able to enjoy our home and Awesome Durango too!) is to know that our guests truly had a great time; and that our interior decor was a special part of their vacation experience:)

Maggie- Plymouth, Michigan
Charming, warm & welcoming... Everything we were looking for!
Left on 11/28/2011 for a stay in October 2011
This vacation home delivered everything we expected and more! It was beautifully decorated, but not too formal... very comfortable and cozy. When we arrived, it was super clean (which we're picky about!), and we felt very much at home. The kitchen had just been remodeled and was absolutely gorgeous! We love to cook on vacation and found everything we needed at our fingertips. In the bedrooms and bathrooms, the owners have gone the extra mile to provide high-quality beds, linens, towels, etc - as good as any 5-star hotel! The location was awesome... We had amazing views of the mountains, and the property was very well kept. Also, it was just a short 30-minute drive to downtown Durango, where we found many great restaurants and shops. Lastly, the owner, Sunny, was excellent from start to finish. She provided prompt, detailed information when we were booking and was very friendly and personable all throughout the process. It is very apparent that she takes great pride in providing top-notch service to her guests. My husband and I will definitely stay at Silverpick, again! Thanks for everything, Sunny :)

JC Evans, Burnet Texas
Great Stay.
Left on 09/16/2011 for a stay in September 2011
We enjoyed the condo very much. Was very comfortable and roomy. Decorated very nicely. Quiet and very relaxing.

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