Durango Lodging

Nestled in the mountains of beautiful southwestern Colorado, Durango offers a year-round vacation paradise and an excellent choice of accommodation including condo rental and chalet rentals. Owner Direct Vacation Rentals can provide accommodation in the town of Durango offering close proximity to specialty shops, art galleries and cultural events. Vacation rentals are available on many streets within Durango, within walking distance to fine restaurants, brew pubs and coffee shops.

Nearby in the San Juan Mountains, a cabin or chalet rental offers mountain access for skiing in the winter, and in the summer, many chalet rentals have mountain biking right outside the door. There are hiking opportunities close to many accommodations. Visit the amazing Mesa Verde National Park, beautiful Vallecito Lake or the historic Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad , all easy day trips from most hotels and vacation rentals. Enjoy beautiful canyon views and cool, fresh Colorado air from a vacation rental or chalet rental.

Accommodations are plentiful, with a variety of lodging from a rustic mountainside chalet rental for the active family, to sophisticated downtown Durango condo rentals for corporate retreats. Activities are available to suit everyone’s interests, including exploring archaeological sites, rock climbing, fly fishing and dog sledding. Consider a vacation rental in the Durango area and know that you will enjoy a truly memorable vacation with world-class mountain activities.

Durango is accessible by air with the Durango-La Plata Airport offering daily flights to both Denver and Phoenix. By car, Durango is approximately 252 miles from Denver and 220 miles from Albuquerque.

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  • Mountain Vacation at White

    Ridgway: Home
    • 2 BDR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 7
    • #211275
    avg $135 USD/night Credit Card Paypal
    Spectacular 360 degree views of the San Juan, Cimarron and Horsefly Mountains. This beautiful Colorado mountain house is located just outside the town of Ridgway with an outrageous view of the town lights at night. This private retreat is fully furnished with all the comforts of home. The private drive is 1/2 mile off of Hwy 550 on County Road 12. Nine miles from Ouray, 26 miles from the Montrose Airport and 35 miles from Skiing in Telluride. Find luxury and comfort as you pull into the warm garage where the fire wood is cut and waiting for you to toss into a cozy fire place. The view from the porch is breathtaking. Check your email on our free fiber-optic high speed internet. Browse the abundant channels while watching TV on a large flat screen. Each bedroom has its own private bath with soft towels, soaps and amenities. Wake up at sunrise and cook breakfast in our fully stocked kitchen. Check the cabinets for coffee, creamer, flavorings and sugar. If you have a horse and would like to bring it along, you can ride the Cimarron trails, Blue Lakes or the National Forest. We have superior accommodations. Our barn offers large indoor 20' x 20' stalls, turn out pens, and an Olympic size riding arena. Parking is not an issue; our turnaround drive is easy to use with plenty of room to park trailers, ATV's, snowmobiles or campers. If you like to walk, take a stroll down the road or cut through the field to town. Get a coffee at the coffee house or taste the artisan cocktails of the Trail Town Distillery. Browse the pottery shop and enjoy a pizza at Panny's. If you like fine dining, cross the street to the Cimarron Café. If you are a sports fan, catch the latest game in their sports bar. Stroll through town and visit our Train Museum and Antique shops. Stop at Timber Ridge Clothing Shop for a great souvenir or drop by the Colorado Boy Brewery for a micro brew. Listen to music by our local artists, or go dancing at the Historic Sherbino Theater. Get some great pictures in our town park. Hartwell Park is the home of the original movie True Grit filmed in 1969. Elevate yourself while hiking the 17 mile River Walk, the paved path takes you past the library and along the Uncompahgre River to the Dennis Weaver Memorial Park. 2 miles up the road is the famous Ouray Hot Springs where you can soak and soothe in the relaxing lithium pools. Shop the town of Ouray or swim year round in Ouray's heated outdoor pool. Take a 4-Wheel off-highway adventure that will bring you to some of the most stunning landscapes in the Rocky Mountains. The Brooklyn Road and Imogene Pass are the local favorites. Biking, hiking, climbing the waterfalls, mine tours, horseback rides, fly fishing and rafting are just a few of the things you can do. Colorado has 300 days of sunshine. But don't forget Colorado's winter wonderland. From the famous Ouray Ice Park to the pristine powder of Telluride's ski hills. Colorado beckons ice climbers, back-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, snowboarding and world class skiing. If you are visiting and you need a place for your next venue, our event barn is decked out for weddings, family reunions, conferences and business retreats. We would love to host your next event, large or small. Join us in making memories: 'From Your Door to Our Door'
  • Welcoming, Stylish, Open

    Pagosa Springs: Home
    • 3 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #204140
    avg $109 USD/night Paypal
    Immersed in the pines and only 3 miles from town, you have the advantage of privacy, quiet and being within walking distance of Pagosa. A lovely and loved family home which is comfortable and pleasingly decorated with original art work and personal touches. We have been renting our home to guests for 10 years with great success and very happy guests. Stay in our home and enjoy it as we do; plenty of indoor and outdoor space, our home is designed to be comfortable with 2 queen bedrooms, 2 baths, and a kitchen that is easy to get around in. Enjoy TV and DVD in the living room, or the master bedroom; the views from the loft are great and this is a nice space to sit alone and read as well. There are large decks for all those sunny days to be outside, there is a picnic table and chairs. On all sides of our home you are in the forest, our front view is towards Wolfcreek pass. Fairfield shopping is just minutes away, we are about 1 mile off of the highway and about 3 to Fairfield and the supermarket. Wolfcreek is about 30-35 minutes. Pagosa Springs has so much to offer that the list is too long to include. Visit the Pagosa Springs website and Wolfcreek Ski area for many suggestions. Skiing (of course) designated cross country skiing areas, summer and winter fishing, the fabulous hotsprings, horseback riding, hot air balloon festival in the summer, hiking and easy walks as well. You can also just stay at home and relax in front of a log fire. Testimonial from a recent guest: "We stayed in Property 204140 at Pagosa Springs, Colorado March 08- 11, 2013. I just want to share what an AWESOME place this is and a perfect location for summer and or winter activities. We had so much fun there and felt like we were at home away from home as it is decorated just that way to give you the comfort feeling when staying there. EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS THERE!!!!!! The owner was so nice to work with very accommodating and kind and helpful. We had such a GREAT TIME and are looking forward to returning next year. We have been going to Pagosa Springs for many years now and have stayed in cabins, hotels, and a few condos, but now that we have been to this place I'M looking no more, just to repeat book with her on and annual basis. Thank you for sharing your home,"
  • Beautiful 4-Bedroom Ski

    Crested Butte: Timberline Condominiums: Condo in a complex
    • 4 BDR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 10
    • #49518
    avg $326 USD/night Credit Card Paypal
    Newly remodeled kitchen. Ski in/short walk out. Spectacular Views from Balcony Vaulted ceilings

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Durango, Colorado

From skiing and boarding to fine dining and shopping, Durango, Colorado is a unique destination where you can customize your day depending on your mood. Take in the scenery from your Durango accommodation. Plan a day of adrenaline-pumping ziplining and rafting or a ride on the Durango train. This scenic community provides a good balance of indoor and outdoor activities for you and everyone in your group, not to mention that it’s also the top destination for train enthusiasts. Adventure awaits you in Durango!

Durango Mountain Resort
Skiers and boarders often enjoy Durango Mountain Resort snow conditions all the way through mid April. This family vacation area offers snowy weather on top of the mountain and flowery springtime splendor at the base. Fall is also the perfect season to explore downtown's shopping boutiques, cozy restaurants and historic hotels. The iconic Durango weather and magnificent alpine terrain will have you coming back for more!

Durango Annual Events

Durango's Annual Turkey Trot Race: Work up a sweat before you indulge by participating in the 5-mile course or the 1-mile fun run. Both Durango's annual Turkey Trot races start on the campus of Fort Lewis College. The 5-mile course covers paved roads and offers great views of Downtown Durango, the Animas Valley, and the La Plata Mountains. You'll really earn your turkey dinner on a steep incline, and enjoy smooth coasting for the rest of the run. There's also a kids' fun-run course that includes a quick loop around the west side of FLC's campus.

Durango Fiesta Days: Durango Fiesta Days is the oldest celebrated event in Durango. Since 1935, this depression-era festival aims at boosting the morale of the community. Locals hold pageants and elect royalty American queen and princesses. Watch out for real authentic cowboy-style chuck wagons, barrel racing, team roping, and bronco riding. Smell the smoky goodness. And don't forget you "must-save-room-for-pie" because pies will be flowing in the streets!

Durango Farmer's Market: The Farmer's Market is the place to be in Durango from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. each Saturday, running spring through fall. Visitors can purchase healthy organic produce grown locally. Vendors also sell a delectable assortment of natural wellness products from herbs, candles, pottery, soap, wheatgrass juice, wool, honey, farmstead cheese, fresh baked goods, smoothies, crafts, and much more!

Durango Bluegrass Meltdown: The Durango Bluegrass Meltdown occurs in April and features three unique, intimate main stages, a super jam, barn dance (Durango style), Saturday night Celtdown (for all you closet Celtoids!), and music flowing from bars, restaurants, coffee houses, and downtown streets and sidewalks–all within walking distance.

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic: The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic started as a contest between two brothers, Tom and Jim Mayer. Jim, Tom's older brother, was a train engineer on the iron horse. Everyday when the train which Jim was conducting passed their home, Tom would jump on his 10 speed bike and pedal 50 miles over the two mountain passes in an effort to beat this brother. As the train pulled into the Silverton station one day in 1971, Jim's young brother was waiting his arrival – sweating and smiling. The following year, Tom and friend, Ed Zink along with 36 cyclists joined the contest which today is called the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic.

Music in the Mountains: Music in the Mountains is Durango's premier three-week classic music festival featuring orchestra, chamber and conservatory performances of classical and world music. It is one of the longest running classical music festivals in the southwest where a host of concerts and events are slated in venues set in southwest Colorado during the month of July.

Durango Railfest: The Durango Railfest is an annual event that celebrates all that goes by rail. Rare and unique railroad equipment and cars are the stars at the Durango Railfest. The Denver and Rio Grande's Galloping Goose is one rail star not to be missed. An 1875 wood fired locomotive is another example of the equipment that appears at the Railfest. This locomotive makes special excursions on the D&SNGR. This an event for all to enjoy, especially railfans!

Durango Cowboy Gathering: Visitors to Durango, Colorado take on the adventurous spirit of the wild west in this vibrant cowboy-themed autumn event with evening performances and Saturday daytime sessions. Poets and musicians from all throughout the country perform classic and contemporary poems and songs that will bring tears to your eyes and keep you in stitches.

HOLiDAZZLE: The annual "HoliDazzle" begins the day after Thanksgiving– the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. Gift certificates are given away as part of the comprehensive promotional program. To help sustain Durango's Historic Downtown, HoliDazzle helps promote nearly 40 events or activities taking place in and around Downtown Durango. Merchants put the "dazzle" in Holidazzle with the Window Decorating competition. Early word is that Santa Claus will also bring his guitar and make a visit to Historic Downtown Durango!

SnowDown: Snowdown is Durango's annual Winter Celebration. A costume party, follies, parade and annually changing theme make this event one of a kind. Theme for year 2015 is "Steampunk Snowdown"! The official website for this event is www.Snowdown.org.
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