Elk Mountain Retreat

Luxury Mountain Log Home Minutes from Downtown Durango

  12 guests
  6 bedrooms
  5 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


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.  A wonderful gathering place for families or groups, and a fine meeting place for business and other retreats.

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
Hot tub on main deck
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, and hot tub, all with views 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, fire pit 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 may 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, 2 master suites with king beds(one on main level and one on upper level), 1 with queen bed on upper level two with full beds on lower level.  1 with 2 twin beds (upper level),
2 queen sleeper sofas, 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
  Washer and dryer   Consistent with most Colorado mountain homes, the Elk Mountain Retreat does not offer air-conditioning in guest rooms
  Private hot tub   Wood fireplace in living room, gas fireplace in middle level master bedroom
  Streaming Apple TV only. No cable or satellite   Propane grill
  WiFi   Large deck with outdoor seating
          Outdoor furniture
  Garage. Room for one small to medium vehicle   Game room on lower level with pool table
  Sorry pets are not allowed   No smoking of any kind in the home or on decks



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* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options or fees.
Vacation Rental Standard Pricing Night Weekly   Min Nights
Low Season $495 $3,292   3
Mid Season $575 $3,824   3
Peak Season $700 $4,655   3
Holiday Season $995 $6,617   3


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.

Rental Damage insurance is non- refundable and can be purchased instead of paying a security deposit.

CSA Travel Insurance now covers lack of snow at ski resorts.

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