Durango Accommodations

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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  • Purgatory Resort. Walking Distance to the Slopes!

    Purgatory Resort. Walking

    Durango: Condo
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #240807
    $125 to $260 USD/night Paypal
    1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6 Nestled in the San Juan National Forest, one of the most peaceful and beautiful places on earth, is Purgatory Resort, a community devoted to an active outdoor lifestyle. At an elevation of 9,000 ft. And above the town of Durango, the air is crisp, the stars are close and the views are breathtaking. Set up your vacation base camp in this beautifully remodeled and decorated Purgatory Condo. Located just off of Lower Hades and Yellow Brick Road ski runs. Just a short walk/ski away from the condo is the “six pack" high speed chair lift and the new Purgatory Lodge, where you will have optional access to club amenities including; heated pool, hot tub, and fitness/wellness center (additional fee charged). When you stay at our Purgatory Condo you'll find its all about comfort and convenience. With the slope side location and a fully equipped kitchen, you can sleep in, make a full breakfast, gather your gear, walk/ski to the lift, and still be on one of the first chairs up the mountain. The unit has two balconies with mountain views, where you can savor a hot cup of coffee before hitting the slopes or enjoy a cold beer and snack in-between runs. On the days out of your gear, fire up the fireplace, grab a drink and witness an epic alpine glow of the majestic Needles Mountains. Additional amenities in the unit include; large flat screen TV with satellite cable/DVD, sleeper sofa, large closet and dresser, and electric BBQ grill on the deck. Although Purgatory is famous for its fluffy powder and bluebird sunny winter days, those in the know can tell you that it doesn't get any better than summertime in the San Juan Mountains. In every direction you can find world class mountain/road biking, hiking, gold medal fly fishing, whitewater rafting/kayaking, golf courses, miles and miles of high mountain jeep/ohv/atv trails, motorcycling, mountaineering, etc. Also located within easy driving distance from the condo, on the famous “million dollar highway" are these marvelous mountain communities where you can find additional expert backcountry and lift served skiing/snowboarding, ice climbing, hot springs, fine dining, festivals, microbreweries, etc., etc..... •Downtown Durango (25 miles) •Silverton, CO (22 miles) •Ouray, CO (45 miles) •Ridgeway, CO (55 miles) •Telluride, CO (94 miles) or (50 miles via 4x4 mountain road) •Chama, NM (125 miles)
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  • Welcoming, Stylish, Open Floor Plan, Loft; Excellent Views, Surrounded by Pines

    Welcoming, Stylish, Open

    Pagosa Springs: Home
    • 2 BDR
    • 1 Loft
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #204140
    $97 to $121 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," We have more uptodate reviews on other sites, but we do like using Owners Direct.

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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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