Elk Mountain Retreat

Luxury Mountain Log Home Minutes from Downtown Durango

  12 guests
  6 bedrooms
  4 full / 1 half bathrooms
  5660 sq. ft.

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Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 King
Bedroom 2
1 King
Bedroom 3
1 Queen
Bedroom 4
1 Double / Full
Bedroom 5
1 Double / Full
Bedroom 6
2 Twins
Common Space
2 Sofa Beds


This private residence has its own exterior entrance, with no-contact check-in, helping guests retain separation and social distancing practices.

Mountain paradise at 7,000 feet of elevation.

This is the quintessential mountain log home providing roomy comfort for many guests with six bedrooms, five baths, multiple decks and patios plus expansive views of surrounding woods and mountains which is teaming with wildlife such as deer, elk, wild turkey, fox, and more.  This home is located within about a ten-minute drive of downtown Durango, Mesa Verde National Park is a 30-minute drive to the West, and Purgatory Resort a scenic 40-minute drive away. 

Rustic, but refined Colorado mountain log home
Private setting with open space for outdoor fun
Mountain views from living room and main deck
Six bedrooms, five baths, sleeps up to 12 people
King, queen, full and twin bed options, plus sleeper sofas
Gourmet kitchen with open floor plan for entertaining and gathering
TV media room on lower level den as well as upper loft
WiFi throughout the home
Pool table in lower level den

Travel Distances / Times (approximate):


Downtown Durango: 5.8 miles / 11 minutes
The Durango Train:  5.8 miles / 11 minutes
Purgatory Resort: 33 miles / 43 minutes
Mesa Verde National Park: 30 miles / 29 minutes
Silverton, CO: 54 miles / 1 hour, 15 minutes
Durango - La Plata County Airport: 19 miles / 27 minutes

More details about Elk Mountain retreat luxury log cabin:

Spacious, roomy, comfortable, private and luxurious are just a few of the words that accurately describe this true mountain log home. 

This home makes a splendid gathering place for families with two master suites, four additional bedrooms, a spacious, open living/dining/kitchen floor plan, den with pool table and media room, loft with additional TV spot, plus multiple patios and a huge main deck.  The luxury cabin is also ever-popular as a hub for friendly reunions of all kinds and a business / corporate retreat to re-energize and rally the team.

The home itself is perched on a hilltop vantage point overlooking a large mountain meadow valley that is teaming with wildlife throughout all seasons.  It is common to see elk, deer, wild turkey, fox, many varieties of birds including hawks and eagles, and even the occasional black bear from the comfort of many outdoor and indoor vantage points.

On the MAIN LEVEL (2nd Floor) of the home, is the great room with rock fireplace an mountain views, the dining room and gourmet kitchen in an open layout making a fantastic rendezvous point for all guests.  The expansive main deck, which runs the entire length of the home, is perfect for outdoor lounging with outdoor seating, all with views of mountains to the East and the large meadow to the West.  A large patio, accessed via french doors from the dining room, includes BBQ grill and log-constructed picnic table to expand the dining area outdoors.  A powder room bath services the grand living space on this level.

Also on the main level is one of the master suites, with king-sized bed, ensuite full bath, fireplace and separate access to the balcony / deck.

Rustic-but-grand log stairs lead to the UPPER LEVEL (3rd Floor), where guests are greeted by the loft media room with large screen Apple TV that includes basic channel service, games and more.  The second, sizable master suite includes king-sized bed, ensuite full bath and a desk area large enough to function nicely for taking care of the business traveler’s needs.

Two additional bedroom complete this upper level, one with queen bed and the other bedroom two twin beds.  These two bedrooms are serviced by a full bath that is located in the hallway nearby.

The well-appointed GROUND LEVEL (1st Floor) is one of many hidden gems in this home.  A lounge area media room is powered by large screen Apple TV that includes basic channel service, in the spacious, open den with billiard pool table a second full kitchen and additional sitting area.  The lower level patio and lawn/field area is easily accessed via multiple doors from this additional gathering space.

Two more bedrooms on this level each include a full-sized bed, and a full bath is located in the hall between the two rooms.  Full-sized washer and dryer are available for use in the laundry room at the end of the hall.

Concerning the home’s location, the drive to and from downtown Durango is about 10 minutes on a paved highway through Ponderosa Pine and Gamble Oak covered foothills.  Off the highway, the well-maintained gravel, private driveway leads uphill to this high meadow home site.

Please be aware that the driveway is accessible to all passenger cars in summer, but will require all-wheel-drive, or four-wheel-drive, medium to high clearance vehicles in snowy, winter conditions, and is not recommended for motorcycle travel.  Please contact us with any questions regarding vehicle access.

Consistent with most Colorado mountain resorts, the home does not offer air-conditioning. Most homes are equipped with either a ceiling fan, box fan and at least one opening window to assist with climate control.

Contact us with any questions to help you decide that this is an excellent vacation home or retreat for your group.


  6 bedrooms. Lower level 2 bedrooms with full beds. Main (middle) level 1 master suite with a king bed. Upper level 3 bedrooms, 1 master suite with king bed, 1 with a queen bed and 1 with 2 twin beds. Additional beds include 2 queen sleeper sofas and crib.   4.5 baths.2 baths on upper level, 1 en-suite, 1.5 baths on main level, 1 en-suite, one bath on lower level
  Full kitchen with 6 burner stovetop, double oven and refrigerator (no freezer) on main level. Smaller kitchen on lower level, freezer in laundry room on lower level   2 Drip coffee makers, Keurig K-Cup

Lower level to main level 16 steps
Main level to upper level 14 steps

  Washer and dryer   Consistent with most Colorado mountain homes, Elk Mountain Retreat does not offer air-conditioning in guest rooms
  Streaming Apple TV only. No cable or satellite   Wood fireplace in living room, gas fireplace in middle level master bedroom
  Large deck with outdoor seating   Propane grill (summer only)
  Outdoor furniture   WiFi
                             Game room on lower level with pool table
  Sorry pets are not allowed   No smoking of any kind in the home or on decks
  No parties, events or large gatherings of people   4 wheel drive vehicle REQUIRED in winter, November through April.
No trailer parking allowed  



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Reviewed: Jan 6, 2021
Property Manager
Very Accommodating
Our stay was fabulous, more amenities and luxury than we had expected. The spaciousness of the house was wonderful. All bedding and mattresses, pillows, etc. were of high quality and comfort. Kitchen was stocked with an abundant supply of cookware, serving ware, appliances, etc. The views and outside areas to explore were an absolute plus.
Reviewed: May 28, 2020
Absolutely beautiful place to stay! Our team chose to stay here for the week leading up to a home dedication for a home we built for a wounded veteran. As we prepared a home for a veteran who sacrificed so much for our country it was amazing to enjoy a week in this cabin located in the heart of our beautiful nation.
Baytown, US
Reviewed: Jan 5, 2020
Property Manager
Very comfortable and enjoyable
Jackson , US
Reviewed: Oct 9, 2019
Grand Prairie, US
Reviewed: Aug 30, 2019
Property Manager
Everyone was very responsive and helpful with answering questions very quickly.
It was very fun.
Nichols Hills, US
Reviewed: Jul 30, 2019
Phoenix, US
Reviewed: Jul 22, 2019
Reviewed: Jul 21, 2019
Jenks, US
Reviewed: May 30, 2019
Property Manager
Responsive and Flexible
Great Trip supported by great Accommodations
Albuquerque, US
Reviewed: Feb 7, 2019
Property Manager
Overall great experience! No immediate or direct issues.
Our stay was wonderful and our group had such a fantastic time. The Elk Mountain Retreat had everything we could possibly need! Beautiful home, stunning views, comfortable for big groups and everything you need for a fun weekend tucked away in the mountains!
Reviewed: Jan 3, 2019
Property Manager
the team was very fast at responding and easy to get in touch with.
We had a large group and everyone loved this property and would love to come back again.


A deposit of 25% is due at booking and the balance is due 30 days prior to your arrival date. If you are booking inside of 30 days prior to arrival then the total amount is due at booking.

Check in is at 4pm and check out is at 10am.

In winter (November through April), It is NECESSARY that you have a four-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive vehicle, vehicles with medium to high clearance and winter/snow tires. Although the roads and driveway are maintained they are steep and curvy and will still be snow packed and slick.

Colorado sales and lodging tax account number 02866655-0001.

Consistent with most Colorado mountain locations, the home does not offer air-conditioning. Home is equipped with either a ceiling fan, box fan and at least one opening window to assist with climate control.

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