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The home at Camp Middle Bear is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom Colorado vacation home with room for up to eight guests. From the moment you step in you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into your home away from home while being close to all the Durango area fun and attractions you came to experience.


• Newly Remodeled
• Master Bedroom (King) + Full Bath
• Beautiful Outdoor Spaces
• Private Hot Tub
• Close to Ski Slopes

Restful Relaxation in Durango

Guests looking for a fun and exciting yet relaxing stay in Durango will find all they desire and more in the Camp Middle Bear Colorado vacation home. Beautiful, comfortable, and stylish furnishings and finishes can be found at every turn, in the living areas as well as bedrooms. Camp Middle Bear is just moments away from everything you want to see and do in Durango and the surrounding area. Enjoy exciting activities, bars, shops, and countless other attractions to keep you busy throughout your stay.

Exterior Features

Pull up to Camp Middle Bear and feel the relaxation and serenity of the mountain environment. Surround yourself with tall pines and the red mountains of Durango. The two-story home’s exterior is clad with natural colors that blend into the surroundings. After a day of wandering the area or enjoying yourself on the slopes, take a dip in the private above-ground hot tub. Spend time on the natural stone patio area featuring a fire bowl with Adirondack chairs surrounding. In another area of the stone patio is a meal outdoor dining set with seating for four where you can enjoy a lunch or dinner cooked up on the provided BBQ grill. Take a breath of mountain air and enjoy morning coffee or an evening drink on the expansive front deck. There is plenty of space for everyone to find a relaxing outdoor spot to call their own.

Interior Amenities

Step inside and soak in mountain relaxation. The living area exudes mountain calm and invites you to settle in and enjoy. The wood beam and plank feature on the ceiling brings the outdoors in and makes the room feel larger. Wood floors play host to a comfortable couch in green and unique and comfy chairs surround a natural wood coffee table. Large windows, including one with a seat for reading or relaxing let plenty of natural light into the room. Another living space features a wood-burning stove with tile behind and tile floor. Wood furniture completes the rustic feel of the area and offers extra heat to the room on a cold winter day. Follow the tile floor into the kitchen and dining area, where the wood feature ceiling continues. A banquette style seating area offers plenty of seating for all of the occupants to enjoy a meal together surrounded by natural light for large windows. A nearby sliding glass door allows access to the outdoor living areas. The chefs of the group will love the fully equipped kitchen.

Everything you need to make a delicious home-cooked meal can be found in natural wood upper cabinets and dark blue painted lower cabinets for a unique look. Soapstone counter tops play host to appliances, kitchen tools, and an electric cook top and stainless steel appliances. There is a raised bar top with seating for two chef assistants. Pack light and enjoy the convenience of in-unit laundry just off of the kitchen. Lounge in the loft area on the couch and watch a movie or TV show on the flat screen TV with natural light streaming in from windows and skylights.

When it’s time for a good night’s sleep or refreshing nap before another exciting activity, head to a private bedroom. The first-floor master features wood flooring. The comfortable king bed is a unique modern style and illuminated by natural light coming in through the windows behind. A dresser and closet offer plenty of space for all of your things, and a comfortable chair is perfect for reading or relaxing. The beautiful ceiling light is attached to a ceiling painted a forest green to bring the outside in. The attached bath features a tub/shower combo with frameless glass surround and a single-sink vanity. The other two bedrooms are upstairs. One features a queen bed on carpeted floors. The wood panel feature ceiling can be found in this room, and matching wood trim surrounds the windows of the room. A feature wall is painted the same forest green found on the ceiling of the master bedroom. The last bedroom features a carpeted floor, wood panel feature ceiling, and twin-over-twin bunk beds. A window provides natural light and mountain air to the cozy space, and a sea green feature wall offers the feel of even more space. The shared bathroom features a large walk-in frameless glass shower and dark wood double-sink vanity. If you’re visiting friends or family in the Durango area and they want to spend the night, there’s a cabinet-bed in loft area – the cabinet which hosts the flat screen TV converts into a queen size fold out bed. No one will have a problem carving out their own space in Camp Middle Bear!

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No matter when or how long you plan to stay and play in Durango, Camp Middle Bear will give you all the fun, rest, relaxation, and exciting activities you’re looking forward to enjoying. Contact us today to book a fun and memorable stay that will have you coming back year after year!

The vacation home Lake Purgatory Family Lodge is a 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home with room for up to 12 guests. From the moment you step in you’ll feel as if you’ve found your home away from home while being close to all the Durango area fun and attractions you came to experience. Make sure to include your furry friend in your plans, as this Durango rental home is pet-friendly.


Restful Relaxation in Our Durango Rental Home

Guests looking for a fun and exciting yet relaxing stay in Durango will find all they desire in Lake Purgatory Family Lodge. Beautiful and stylish mountain furnishings and finishes can be found at every turn, in the living areas as well as bedrooms. Lake Purgatory Family Lodge is just moments away from everything you want to see and do on your Durango escape. Enjoy exciting activities, shops, and countless other attractions to keep you busy during your stay.

Exterior Features

Drive up to Lake Purgatory Lodge and into mountain relaxation. This gorgeous Durango rental home is tucked away on 1.3 acres of land and bordered on two sides by national forest land for ultimate privacy. The wood siding and peaked rooflines give the feel of a ski lodge, and the colors of the home blend seamlessly into the natural environment surrounding it. House your rental vehicle away from the elements in the three-car garage. Once you’ve stored your things inside, take a walk around to the side of the home, where you’ll find a generous outdoor living space. The deck features seating for the whole group around beautiful and comfortable outdoor furnishings, where you can enjoy the outdoors or a group meal. There is a grill available for a backyard feast, and a private hot tub for relaxing tense muscles after a day of fun.

Interior Amenities

Step into mountain luxury. The door to our vacation home opens on an expansive and open floor plan. The living, dining, and kitchen flow into one another and are spotlighted by plenty of natural light streaming in through walls of windows. Relax in the living area on comfortable couches and chairs and admire the mountain view while you sit by a roaring fire in the stone fireplace. Turn your gaze toward the ceiling to see the wood-panel feature on the ceiling, then turn your attention to the flat-screen TV for your favorite show. When hunger strikes, prepare a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Stainless steel appliances, including a wall oven, as well as plenty of counter space is available for the home chef. Make sure to use the prep sink and extra counter space of the massive island so you have some help preparing the meal. Mountain-themed bar stools mean your helpers won’t have to stand, or someone can grab a quick snack without having to set the table. Enjoy the meal in the dining area, which features seating for six, or take the meal outside to one of the outdoor dining sets. For your convenience, there is a half bathroom just off the kitchen, and the laundry is just inside the home from the garage. The laundry features storage, counter space, and sink to rinse delicates. Upstairs is a second living area complete with love seats, a couch, and a large flat-screen TV.

When the day is done or you just need to recharge with a nap, head to a private bedroom. The first guest room is on the first floor and features a twin bed with a night table and lamp, as well as shelving above. The room has a full en suite bath with tub/shower combo, double-sink vanity, and separate toilet room. Head to the second floor and the rest of the bedrooms. Step into the master suite and step into relaxation. Soft carpet plays host to a king bed, tall dresser with flat-screen TV atop, desk, and comfortable chair. Enjoy the view out the windows surrounding the room. Take advantage of the Wi-Fi and desk and check in with work or friends and family that couldn’t make the trip. Enjoy your morning and evening routines in the master bath. Soak away stress in the large tub and respect each other’s privacy with the separate toilet room. There’s a single-sink vanity to finish your routine. The second guest room features a queen bed with a matching night table. The third guest room is perfect for kids. There is a twin-over-full bunk, plus a twin bed with a twin trundle beneath. The two guest rooms share a hall bathroom featuring a tub/shower combo, double-sink vanity, and separate toilet room. There’s a place for everyone!

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No matter when or how long you plan to stay in Durango, the Lake Purgatory Family Lodge home will give you all the fun, rest, relaxation, and access to exciting activities you’re looking for. Contact us today to book a memorable stay that will have you coming back year after year!

The vacation home at Paradise on Coon Creek is a 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom Durango vacation rental with room for up to ten guests. From the moment you step in you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into your home away from home, surrounded by the green and fresh mountain air of Durango while being close to all the area fun and attractions you came to experience.

Restful Relaxation in Durango

Guest looking for a fun and exciting yet relaxing Durango vacation rental in Durango will find all they desire and more at Paradise on Coon Creek. Beautiful and stylish furnishings and finishes with rustic touches can be found at every turn, in the living areas as well as bedrooms. Paradise on Coon Creek is just moments away from everything you want to see and do in the Durango area. Enjoy exciting activities, bars, shops, and countless other attractions to keep you busy or relaxed during your stay.

Exterior Features

Enjoy expansive outdoor spaces at Paradise on Coon Creek. Enjoy the views surrounding your wooded paradise surrounded by mature foliage and landscape. The five-acre property is home to plenty of green space, a private pond, and your very own section of Coon Creek to enjoy. Cast a line in the creek from one of the Adirondack-style chairs and see what’s biting or find your spot on the front deck or partial wraparound deck and watch a sunset or just the fresh mountain air with your morning coffee. Go for a hike and explore the rest of the property away from the home.

Interior Amenities

Enter the home from the expansive front porch. You’ll be greeted by a sprawling open living space that includes a kitchen, den area, and dining room. Off of the open area is a second living space and formal dining room. A combination half bath/laundry room is just off of the garage entrance, and a second-half bath is next to the staircase that rises from the middle of the open living area. Relax and unwind in the living area. A large leather couch and comfortable rocking chairs surround a large wood coffee table and face an entertainment center with a large flat-screen TV and other electronic equipment to watch your favorite TV show or movie together. For the cold Colorado days or after a round on the slopes, warm up by the gas fireplace with a rock facade. Move into the adjoining formal dining area and enjoy a home-cooked meal at the wood dining table that seats six, or the dining area off the kitchen, which also seats six.

If you’re looking for some indoor relaxation without the activity of the entertainment center, retreat to the formal living room, which features a large comfortable couch and two wing-back chairs surrounding a massive wood coffee table on an area rug. Enjoy a drink from the nearby bar as you relax. The chef of the group will love cooking in the fully equipped kitchen featuring mostly stainless steel appliances with double wall ovens and a separate electric cooktop. A large set of windows looks out over the yard for a view of the landscape while you clean up. White cabinets and drawers hold everything you’ll need for the perfect home-cooked meal.

Climb the stairs to the four bedrooms where you can enjoy a nap between activities or a rejuvenating night’s sleep after a long day of fun. The master bedroom features plenty of space, a wood-frame king bed with matching night tables and dresser, large walk-in closet. Pamper yourself with a relaxing bath in the free-standing tub or shower yourself in luxury in the separate shower stuff with multiple shower heads, an in-wall cubby for your personal toiletries, and a shampoo/conditioner/body wash dispenser right in the shower. Enjoy views of the surrounding landscape from the bedroom as well as the master bath. The second bedroom houses an iron frame bed queen size bed and en suite ¾ bath. The other two bedrooms include queen size beds and share a full bath with tub/shower combo and single-sink vanity. There truly is room for everyone to relax and unwind on a Durango respite.

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No matter when or how long you plan to stay and play in Durango, Paradise on Coon Creek will give you all the fun, rest, relaxation, and exciting activities you’re looking forward to enjoying. Contact us today to book a fun and memorable stay that will have you coming back year after year!

The Ultimate Durango, CO Visitors Guide for Fall and Summer

There are absolutely moments in life when nothing sounds better than packing a suitcase, leaving worries behind, and hitting the open road or skies in pursuit of endlessly appealing destinations. For many travelers, finding a place that pairs scenic beauty with plenty of options for fun is a key to an amazing and potentially unforgettable stay!

If you’re fortunate enough to have time this summer or fall to travel and are looking for a place to land that’s inspiring, welcoming, and undoubtedly beautiful—a trip to Durango, Colorado is bound to please. No matter what your reasons for traveling may be or who you find yourself arriving in the city alongside, Durango is a delightful all-seasons destination that just happens to be a particularly vibrant and fun place to be in both the summer and fall seasons. Let our Durango, CO visitors guide ensure your vacation is nothing short of spectacular.

For those with a heart for history, the railroad past that dominates the Durango landscape promises to provide countless moments of inspiration and learning along the way. For those that can’t wait to get up close to ancient structures and abodes, this is a place that offers up a unique chance to encounter the architectural remnants that First Nation tribes left behind. From mining roots to mesmerizing mountains that call to outdoor adventurers, Durango brings the small-town charm and pairs it with endless possibilities too. Whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple on a romantic adventure or you’re here with family and friends at your side, there are a few stops and activities that you simply won’t want to miss along the way. To that end, feel free to add the following to the very top of your itinerary to make it an exceptional Durango experience!

Things to Do While You’re Here: History Comes to Life in the Modern Durango

In Durango, part of the thrill of a trip this way in the summer or fall revolves around the fact that nearly everywhere you look, history and modernity find a way to work hand-in-hand. This charming destination has its roots as a mining town dating back to the 1880s when the Denver & Rio Grande Railway paved a path to prosperity and brought along with it a wild west culture that has long since captivated locals and visitors alike. While some pieces of the past are evident in the form of architecture and downtown style, other details may get lost along the way if you don’t take the time to ask the experts. That’s why booking a Horsefly History Tour while you’re in town is such a great idea!


These small-group walking tours through historic downtown Durango are designed to introduce visitors to the lesser-known details of the city’s past which sometimes present themselves in the form of stories revealing mayhem, mining scandals, and even murder! As you stroll along Main Street alongside your knowledgeable and engaging guide, you’ll earn those tasty tidbits of information that will keep you wanting more related to the town’s past. You may even get the chance to venture underground to tunnels that were responsible for helping miners access their work each and every day right beneath the feet of passerby’s. Horsefly History Tours are capped at 10 people max, making it a convenient and even intimate experience for guests with plenty of time and space for questions along the way.

Participants are invited to book their place on a 90-minute walking tour of downtown or go for something a bit more intense and try the 90-minute nighttime ghost tour (particularly appealing in the fall). This tour begins in one of Durango’s most haunted destinations and guides guests through places where paranormal activity is said to thrive!

For all of the talk about the intrigue of train town living as you tour Durango, there’s nothing quite like experiencing the ride for yourself. Visitors in the summer and fall shouldn’t miss out on a chance to hop aboard a train that still resembles the experience one might have had if they had visited in the 1800s. The Denver & Rio Grande Railroad which was once exclusively dedicated to hauling freight has been maintained in the modern age as a passenger service and offers up the option to book a ticket that takes you through a spectacularly scenic route in historic style. Tour tickets can be booked in tandem with additional excursion options like ATV adventures, white water rafting, zip-lining, horseback riding, and more if you’re looking to turn a single tour into a day filled with fun activities!

Durango tours railroad along mountainside

Once you’ve had a chance to take in the terrain in authentic and historic Durango style, make your way to the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum when you have a moment – one of Durango’s many musuems. There’s no entrance fee to enjoy this educational experience which is wonderful for visitors of all ages interested in learning even more about the railroad’s influence on their vacation destination of choice. The museum sprawls across 12,000 square feet and is comprised of various exhibits and displays that showcase historical information and railroad artifacts alike. There are even a variety of engines and interactive train models for little ones to get their hands on!

If history is a primary focus of your summer or fall journey to Durango, you certainly won’t want to miss the time spent at Mesa Verde National Park. While these designated historic lands are protected and toured today, once upon a time, they were the dwelling places of the First Nation Ancestral Pueblo people. Cliffside cave dwellings can be viewed from a distance at this National Park with options to take a closer look available with the purchase of ranger-led tours. Either way, it’s an incredible moment to get close to a place and people’s history that’s seemingly frozen in time.

Get Into the Great Outdoors of Durango

Durango is a summer and fall destination saturated in history that’s sure to be enjoyed, but the great part about a trip this way is the versatility when it comes to options for enjoyment. That said, visitors won’t want to forget to set time aside to enjoy the beauty of nature here too! A good place to start is the Animas River Trail which is bound to be a vibrant route in the summer and fall. At just over 9 miles long, this convenient and paved pathway follows the iconic Animas River right through town and at certain points, aligns with the Durango and Narrow Gauge Railroad corridor as well. Stretching from Animas City Park to River Road, the Animas River Tail makes its way across not only five bridges worth checking out, but through several city parks if you’re interested in making scenic and fun stops along the way!


Animas River

As you walk along the trail, it’s common to spot kayaks, canoes, and inner tubers making their way on the water at your side. While spotting them is fun, it can also be inspiring when you’re putting together a must-do list for further outdoor activity in the area as well! There are plenty of river access points along this trail that can be used for further adventure if some time on the water has you intrigued. Of course, for those who prefer to just take the scenery in, a stop at the scenic overlook at River Park promises to please.

If you’re a traveler to Durango in the summer or fall with a heart for casting a line and seeing what bites, you’ll be delighted to know that this area is particularly popular with anglers and in particular, fly fishing finds its stride in waters that flow through this region. Trout can easily be caught in the middle of the Animas River for those who prefer to stick closer to town. If you’re up for venturing a little further out to make the most of nature’s bounty, take time to head towards the Weminuche Wilderness Area and try your luck at the tailwaters of the San Juan River right below the Navajo Dam.

For those interested in learning more about the fish population in this area, a stop at the Durango State Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum is a must! Dating back to 1893, this fish hatchery and museum plays a vital role in raising four types of trout species including rainbow, brown, Snake River cutthroat, and Colorado River cutthroat. The hatchery also raises Kokanee salmon. Visitors to the hatchery are invited to stroll the grounds, feed the trout, and view the ponds as well.

Shop Historic Downtown Durango

When you’ve had your fill of outdoor adventure and you could stand to spend some time indulging in retail therapy, historic downtown Durango really is a one-stop resource for just about everything you could be looking for. This area is packed with vintage stores, art galleries, souvenir shops, and clothing boutiques that make it simple to find exactly what you had in mind. There are several book stores and jewelry stores in this area as well as a collection of pottery and wood-carving specialty shops that are great for finding one-of-a-kind souvenirs to take back home and remember your adventure in Durango by.

Places to Eat in Durango, CO

Every amazing summer or fall trip deserves to include a few savory stops along the way. Fortunately, when you set your travel sights on Durango, Colorado, there is no shortage of eateries to choose from that promise to be a treat for the palate. Among them is definitely Ken and Sue’s. Located at 636 Main Avenue, Ken and Sue’s has long been a well-loved favorite bistro in the area where visitors are invited to take a seat indoors where a dark-wood aesthetic adds a cozy touch to the dining experience. Guests can just as easily choose to sit on the spacious outdoor patio and pair their savory plate with a vibrant downtown vibe. Either way, service is known to be wonderfully friendly at Ken and Sue’s and the menu is made to match. This stop serves up Asian-inspired fare, seafood, and steak alongside a wide variety of decadent dessert options that guarantee everyone dining here will end their experience on a super sweet note!

When you’re more in the mood for a quick and delicious bite in less of a sit-down atmosphere, swinging by Michel’s Corner Crepes is always a good idea in Durango. Situated at 598 Main Avenue, this charming crepe stand offers up a variety of sweet and savory crepe options that can be paired with a selection of beer and wine upon request. Once you’ve ordered, take a seat at the outdoor dining area, and enjoy a crepe in French style right in the heart of Durango!

Where to Stay in Durango, CO

While a trip to Durango is sure to inspire thoughts of adventure and exploration, knowing you have accommodations booked in the area that keep you close to the fun and pair the adventure with style, luxury, and convenience can make the experience that much more fulfilling! When it’s time to transition travel plans into a reality, partnering up with the property professionals at Durango Colorado Vacations is a great way to find yourself in a home away from home that speaks to customized preferences at every turn.

rentals in Durango

The team at Durango Colorado Vacation offers guests access to a portfolio of rental property options that span varying styles, designs, and aesthetics made to meet traveler needs and exceed expectations at every turn. While features like tasteful furnishings, open concept floor plans, and bright and airy spaces come standard, guests can pick and choose elevated and customized extras that take personal preference into account in a welcoming way!

From mountain resort properties that provide access to scenic mountain trails to rentals that feature fantastic hot tubs, and pet-friendly amenities, no request is too big or too small for this vacation rental company to handle.

Whether it’s a mountain view rental that would make the difference or a lake view rental that would elevate your stay, Durango Colorado Vacation’s portfolio of options includes the chic cabins, cozy abodes, and luxurious residences that guests crave when they’re head to Durango and far from home. Reach out today to learn more and to book your stay!

Getting out of town and enjoying an exciting and scenic vacation in 2021 has never sounded better than after a year of staying home and staying in throughout 2020. With the 4th of July just around the corner, picking an exciting and scenic destination in which to celebrate is key to an amazing holiday! When you have your travel sights set on Durango, Colorado, there’s much waiting for you in the way of Independence Day fun. The following are just a few of the activities and events you won’t want to leave off of your holiday itinerary when you’ve packed your suitcase and you’re ready to hit the road or skies in pursuit of an amazing time in Durango!

Independence Day Fireworks in Durango

If you’re the type of Independence Day traveler that just can’t imagine a 4th of July getaway without fireworks included, your trip for Durango 4th of July 2021 will enjoy the return of the annual fireworks display! After a 2020 hiatus, 2021 promises to be a welcome 4th of July in Durango with fireworks being set off from Greenmount Cemetery beginning when the sun goes down at approximately 9:15 pm. It is important to note that drought conditions could affect the fireworks schedule so be sure to check in on the city event calendar regularly leading up to the 4th to make sure everything is moving forward safely and according to plan. Hopefully, this will be the return of a family-friendly Durango 4th of July event that’s made to remember!

Durango 4th of July 2021 Breakfast at Rotary Park

When you’re looking to kick your Durango 4th of July 2021 festivities on a savory note, be sure to schedule a time to swing by Rotary Park and make the most of time enjoying the American Gourmet Breakfast that’s scheduled to be hosted between 7:30 am and 11:30 am this year. This mouthwatering event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Durango and tickets begin at $5 for children, $10 for adults, while children 4 and under eat breakfast for free! Once you have your tickets in hand, the only thing you’ll want to be sure to bring with you is a healthy appetite. This breakfast features everything from pancakes and eggs to fresh coffee, orange juice, and beyond. Do keep your eye on the Rotary Park event calendar if you’re planning to attend breakfast as plans are currently in the works for adding even more Independence Day events in this area which in the past have included a lineup of family-friendly activities and attractions.

Downtown Excitement and Dancing

While the annual 4th of July parade has been canceled in Durango for 2021, those with a passion for hitting the dance floor will want to head downtown on Independence Day between 5:00 pm and 9:30 pm to take part in the fun family-friendly street dance. This exciting and inviting event gives participants a chance to get their groove on in Transit Center while simultaneously enjoying access to the beer garden and live entertainment. No matter how long you dance, this is a downtown event you won’t want to miss out on.

Buckley Park Fun

When you’re on the hunt for 4th of July activities that everyone in the family can enjoy, the Buckley Park-based festivities are sure to please. Head this way on the 4th and you’ll find plenty of live entertainment, BBQ fare, kid’s activities, and a beer garden too. Independence Day events at Buckley Park are sponsored by the organization Building Homes for Heroes and will run from noon to 4:30 pm.

4th of July River Parade

Mild to Wild Rafting is proud to host a 4th of July River Parade in Durango this year for those looking forward to time on the water dressed up in their best Independence Day attire! This fun and competitive event has five distinct launch times and there are always prizes for the best dressed in the raft. The watery parade route runs through Durango following the lower Animas River. Seats are limited so you’ll want to be sure to book your spot in advance but not to worry, all kids get a fun souvenir to commemorate their float when it comes to an end!

Book Your Trip to Durango Today

There’s nothing more exciting than a trip to Durango. While this is certainly a year-round destination, when your travel plans bring you this way over the 4th of July, the team at Durango Colorado Vacations is ready and waiting to help you get settled in just the right rental. Let us take care of all the details of your Colorado home away from home so when you arrive, all that’s left to do is focus on the Independence Day fun. Reach out today to learn more about our many area properties and how we can help you start planning your one-of-a-kind trip.

Four-seasons Durango is waiting to give you a wonderful experience full of fun and memories to keep you coming back year after year no matter when you need a refreshing respite. Fresh mountain air, a winter sports enthusiast’s paradise, and amazing adventures to be had year-round are waiting to make your next getaway the best it can be. There are plenty of things to do and see that will keep everyone happy and busy throughout your stay and Durango tours that immerse you in everything.

Whitewater Rafting

There are several companies in the Durango area that offer whitewater rafting tours. Set out on a paddle adventure along the Animas River. You’ll negotiate Class I, II, and III rapids along the way for a fun and moderately difficult excursion that will have your adrenaline pumping. Be prepared to get wet, bring valuables in a dry bag, and plenty of sunscreen. Most companies require children to be at least 4 years old and 30 pounds to ride in the boat. Most trips are two or more hours long, and most boats seat six to eight people.


See the mountains and breathtaking scenery of Durango and the surrounding area from a bird’s perspective, with some added thrills. Durango Adventures and Zipline Tours offers a 12-zipline course through the San Juan Mountains near Durango. Navigate the course from treetop to treetop and choose how to finish the tour – capture your own photos from the Full Blast Adventure Center rooftop patio, or strap in for an adrenaline-pumping 40-foot free-fall from the center’s giant tower! Children must be at least 5 years old. All participants should have a moderate physical fitness level and weigh less than 230 pounds for safety reasons.

Horseback Ride

Gather your group and saddle up with San Juan Sky Outfitters. The six-hour horseback tour takes riders along the Cascade Creek Trail to the stunning waterfalls at the end of the trail. The horses are trained for the mountainous terrain, so you’ll be in for a smooth and relaxing ride. Pack your camera, sun protection, and other personal items. Lunch and a rain jacket for time near the falls are included in the tour fee.

Mesa Verde National Park Tour

Take a full-day guided tour of Mesa Verde National Park. There are several tour companies that take you through the desert environment of the park is home to 5,000 archaeological sites! Explore the UNESCO-listed archaeological preserve and national park with stops at sights like Mesa Verde National Park, Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center, Cliff Palace, Chapin Mesa Archaeological Museum, Balcony House, and others. Make sure to pack your sun protection and camera! Trips are nine hours in length and include transportation to Mesa Verde National Park, water, snacks, lunch, and admission fees at all locations on the tour.

La Plata Mountains Off-Road Durango Tours

Go where hiking, biking, and your rental vehicle can’t take you. Enjoy a guided 4×4 private tour for you and your group. The open-air vehicle takes you through La Plata Canyon for 14 miles while giving you access to breathtaking views from Kennebec Pass and other vistas at more than 12,000 feet in elevation. Your guide is a wealth of information about the canyon’s mining history, geology, flora, fauna, the native Ute people, and more about the San Juan Mountains as you make your way through the San Juan National Forest and along the Colorado Trail. Half-day excursions have morning and afternoon departure times.

Fishing Tour

Make fishing a part of your tour of Durango. There are several companies that offer guided fishing experiences in the San Juan River. Anglers of all ages and ability levels are welcome. Fishing poles and tackle are included in the trip, and wading gear and other rentals are available. Full-day excursions include lunch and may include multiple locations. You will need to obtain the proper fishing license before the trip.

Plan Your Durango Getaway

To create a stay as unique as you and your loved ones, make sure the first thing on your planning to-do list is to book a vacation rental home with Vacation Durango. After you’ve enjoyed a day of sights and experiences, you can prepare a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Relax in a private bedroom or on a comfortable couch and watch a movie or TV show or play a game together. Relax and unwind in outdoor spaces like expansive decks, patios, and balconies. For a cozy stay, choose a one-bedroom unit for you and your sweetheart or small family, or plan a family or group reunion and book a sprawling six-bedroom unit! Upgrade to a premium unit for luxury perks and features like a private hot tub, sport court, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat-screen TVs and much more!

Contact us today to book your Durango tours-filled getaway!

Alpenglow at Purgatory is a 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom Durango vacation home with room for up to eight guests. From the moment you step in, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into your home away from home while being close to all the Durango area fun and attractions you came to experience.

Restful Relaxation in Durango

Guest looking for a fun and exciting yet relaxing stay in Durango will find all they desire in Alpenglow at Purgatory. Beautiful and stylish furnishings and finishes can be found at every turn, in the living areas as well as bedrooms. Alpenglow at Purgatory is just moments away from everything you want to see and do. Enjoy exciting activities, bars, shops, and countless other attractions to keep you busy during your stay.

Exterior Features

Pull up to Alpenglow at Purgatory and feel the relaxation and serenity of the mountain environment. Take a breath of fresh mountain air with your morning coffee or watch the sunset over the mountains on the balcony on the front of the Durango vacation home. A provided grill and outdoor furniture also make this balcony great for a summer cookout. At the rear of the home is beautiful mountain scenery, including a natural waterfall only steps from the home. The master bedroom on the second floor has its own balcony, and the bedrooms on the third floor have shared access to a third-floor balcony for sitting and soaking up the sun.

Interior Amenities

A staircase leads up to the front door, where you’ll step into mountain calm. The living area boasts plenty of comfortable furnishings to sink into after a long day on the slopes or out on the town for other activities. Curl up on the couch and warm up by the fire or watch a movie or TV show on the wall-hung flat screen TV over the fireplace. Floor to ceiling windows, including two sliding glass doors leading to the front balcony, let in plenty of natural light. The chefs in the group will appreciate stainless steel appliances, plenty of cupboard storage space, and a fully equipped kitchen for making delicious home-cooked meals. A large kitchen island holds a sink, plenty of prep area, and a raised bar with seating for four. Enjoy the meal at the large wood dining table spotlighted by a contemporary chandelier and seats six. For a different vibe, take some time on the third-floor loft. Sit in the comfortable furnishings and something on the wall-mounted flat screen TV or play some games together.

When the day is done or you need a quick nap before another adventure, retreat to a private bedroom. The master bedroom is on the opposite side of the second floor from the living area and features a king bed. A small sitting area is a great place to read and relax or watch your favorite TV show on the flat screen TV. For cold winter evenings, the gas log fireplace will add extra warmth and light, but when the weather’s nice you’ll want to step outside and enjoy the patio. Getting ready in the morning is a breeze in the decadent master bathroom. You’ll enjoy getting ready in the beautiful frameless shower stall, or relaxing tired muscles in the separate soaking tub. A double-sink vanity means each person has their own space to get ready, and the separate toilet room means the other facilities are available at the same time. Both guest bedrooms feature queen beds and en suite bathrooms with tub/shower combo and single-sink vanities. These bedrooms also share access to the balcony from their own sliding glass door entrance. There’s a space for everyone when the sleeper sofa in the loft area of the third floor is converted to a full-size bed!

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No matter when or how long you plan to stay in Durango, Alpenglow at Purgatory is the perfect rental to turn into your home base! Contact us today to book this home for yourself.

As the early summer months roll in, travelers from near and far begin pondering the exciting adventures that await. When you’re an adventurer that has a heart for the great outdoors and can’t wait to dive into nature and fun at every turn, there’s no better place to find yourself this year than Durango, Colorado. When it’s time to put the finishing touches on your early summer itinerary, the following options should definitely top your list of must-do Durango Summer activities!

Try Ziplining with Durango Adventures

Sometimes, all it takes is a new perspective to elevate your Southwestern Colorado experience to a new level of fun. Your early summer adventure to Durango is a great chance to give world-class ziplining a try! Durango Adventures is your ultimate getaway partner when you’re excited to indulge in some adrenaline-pumping fun. This one-stop-shop for adventure is located just a mile from downtown and offers guests a chance to experience not one, but 12 fast ziplines strung between timber towers. From any one of these lines, visitors can enjoy sweeping views of the San Juan Mountains. Follow up the scenic fun with a trip up the official on-site adventure tower which promises to be a thrilling highlight of your visit.

Enjoy Horseback Riding

The San Juan Mountains are a must-see from that sky-high advantage point with Durango Adventures, but there’s something breathtaking about getting into the mountains via horseback. You don’t have to be an expert equestrian to enjoy this excursion during your early summer getaway to Durango. In fact, Durango is home to a number of dude ranches where guests can give horseback riding a try for the first time or make the most of more experienced trail rides if it’s an activity you’ve long been drawn to. Taking to the trails alongside a knowledgeable guide is not only a great way to see the early summer landscape up close, but it fits in well with Durango’s old west vibe. Access your inner cowboy or cowgirl and get ready for the fun when you book a horseback riding adventure during your stay.

Make the Most of Rock Climbing Adventures

The dynamic terrain that makes up Durango, Colorado is known and loved by those in the climbing community for its challenges that prove to be irresistible. If you’re up for some rock climbing fun, early summer is just the right time to indulge your sense of adventure thanks to milder temperatures that allow for longer excursions. Both X Rock and East Animas Crag are popular climbing stops for those who are more experienced in the sport and up for something new and exciting. If you’re rather new to climbing and could use some guidance along the way, consider partnering up with Turtle Lake Bouldering which provides access to a climbing gym as well as guided climbs for more intermediate athletes.

Cast a Line and Go Fishing

The lush terrain and rushing waterways that constitute Durango’s landscape have long been known amongst anglers as a must-visit destination when it comes to fantastic fishing. Trout fishing in particular is a favorite pastime in this area that’s earned a reputation for Gold Medal waters. The Animas River is a particularly appealing destination, especially for fly fishing. When you’re looking to turn a day of fishing into an entire vacation of casting lines, consider stops at the Vallecito Reservoir, Electra Lake, and Lake Nighthorse too! Before you head out, make sure to swing by The San Juan Angler at 600 Main Street to grab any last minutes supplies you may have left behind when packing. The team at Rio Epic is waiting for your reservation if you’re more the type of angler that could use some insight and guidance along the way. Enjoy a half-day or full-day experience with these guides depending on your skill level and scheduling preferences.

Experience the Best of White Water Rafting

Getting out on the water is a must when you visit Durango during the early summer months. When you’re looking to enjoy the best of white water rafting adventures, the team at Rivertrippers and Adventure Tours has the options you’ve been looking for. Class I, II, and III rapids are waiting for you when you book a trip alongside your guide and enjoy time on the water in a raft or inflatable kayak. Whether you book a few hours on the water or make it a half-day excursion, you’re sure to make memories that last a lifetime.

Book Your Durango Adventure Today

Deciding to make your way to Durango is a great choice. Knowing you’re booked into top-of-the-line rental accommodations only elevates the experience from start to finish! Reach out to Durango Colorado Vacations today to learn more about our many property options in the area and to begin planning your one-of-a-kind trip! We can’t wait to see you in beautiful Colorado soon.

The beautiful four-seasons environment of Colorado makes it the perfect destination no matter what time of year you need to get away. The decision to head to Colorado may be easy, but you’ll need to plan where to go, the fun you’ll have with family and friends, and where to stay. Durango, Colorado is a unique gem that will leave you with unforgettable memories. When you search for the perfect place to stay, you’ll want something that exudes the fun, excitement, and relaxation you look forward to during your stay.

Cabin Fever is a 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom Colorado home rental with room for up to eight guests. From the moment you walk in you’ll feel as if you’ve come home, while also being close to all the shops, restaurants, attractions, and Durango to come to experience.


• Lake View
• Master Bedroom (King) + full bath w/standalone tub
• Unique Double-A frame design
• Outdoor living
• Close to historic Silverton, CO

Stylish Relaxation

Guest looking to relax in style and luxury during a trip to Durango will find everything they need in Cabin Fever. Stylish furnishings and finishes can be found at every turn, in bedrooms and living spaces. Surrounding by natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes, Cabin Fever is just a few steps away from the lake. Enjoy exciting activities, nearby bars, shops, and countless other attractions to keep you busy during your stay.

Exterior Features

The beautiful double-A frame Colorado home rental is situated perfectly among mature trees. Its dark brown color is contrasted with pops of bold red trim. Enjoy the crisp Colorado air and views of the lake from outdoor living spaces. A spacious deck in a color that blends with the rest of the home boasts outdoor furnishing including Adirondack chairs in red accompany a large grill and a charming bench. Another set of metal outdoor furnishing is available to accommodate the whole group for outdoor activity.

Interior Amenities

Open French doors onto a small entry space with a tiled floor that handles snow and ice without needing a floor mat. A closet and set of wall hooks as well as a coat tree can handle all of your outdoor gear after a day of fun. Move past the entryway into the living space and be greeted by the open kitchen. The entryway tile continues in the kitchen that is outfitted like a chef’s dream with all stainless steel appliances and all the equipment and utensils needed to prepare and serve a fabulous home-cooked meal. A wood-paneled island offers plenty of prep space along with a raised bar with stool seating for four helpers. A skylight-style window sheds natural light into the room and the exposed beam work on the ceiling is painted white. Enjoy the meal in the dining space featuring a large wood table spotlighted by an antler chandelier. The table seats eight comfortably.

When the meal is done or you just want to relax and keep warm, get comfortable in the living area. A large wood-burning stone fireplace is the focal point for comfortable couches and chairs in neutral colors and mountain patterns. You can also watch your favorite movie or show on the wall-mounted flat-screen TV in the corner. A colorful area rug spotlights dark hardwood floors. Floor to ceiling glass offers a spectacular view, including a glass sliding door that opens out onto the deck. The A-frame structure of the home is showcased. The walls and beams painted white contrast against the natural wood color of the ceiling and door.

When the day is done or you need a recharging nap between activities, choose one of the private bedrooms. The first floor boasts a king bed with a natural wood color frame that matches the dressers and nightstands, the ceiling, and three walls. A white wall with feature painting matches the white beams. The other bedroom on the first level offers a full-size bed with the same natural wood tone you find in the other bedroom. A white feature wall boasts a winter scene painting and matches the tone of the overhead beams. The two bedrooms on the floor share the downstairs bathroom with the guest bedroom on the second floor. Natural wood surrounds you on the ceiling and the remaining walls.

Head upstairs where you’ll find a loft area where you’ll find comfortable seating, a flat-screen TV, and a rolling wood coffee table set up with a chessboard. A barn door hides an alcove with a chest of drawers and a nature-themed lamp. The second floor hosts the master bedroom. Walk into the luxury of a king bed. All the walls are painted white, and the A-frame beams are painted in a contrasting beige for a bit of color without distracting from the relaxing feel of the room. A sliding door provides access to a balcony. Step into the master bathroom full of luxury. A large frameless shower boasts a rain head as well as a handheld sprayer. A luxurious vanity has plenty of storage for your toiletries and double sinks. A separate bathtub is showcased by a unique feature wall and chandelier and is perfect for relaxing tired muscles. There’s a perfect place for everyone to relax and unwind.

Contact Us to Book a Colorado Home Rental

No matter how long you plan to stay in Durango, Cabin Fever promises to give you all the rest, relaxation, and fun you’re looking for. Contact us today to book a memorable stay that will have you coming back for years to come!

Easter is a meaningful holiday for families across the world, but in 2021, it’s hard not to feel it’s an even more important time for family and friends to enjoy. With 2020 firmly behind us, it’s refreshing to think that this year, there’s more opportunity to spend holiday time together, rather than apart.

It’s not surprising that many people are tired of time cooped up at home and are looking forward to time away from the confines they know so well this Easter holiday season. Easter is a celebration of hope and for many, that feeling can be conjured up alongside the excitement of packing a suitcase and heading somewhere new alongside those you love.

In 2021, consider taking your Easter plans somewhere equally scenic and inviting by setting your travel sights on Durango, Colorado. Between the captivating scenery, sensational options for fun, and mountain fresh air, you might find yourself lingering longer than you ever imagined. When your plans for the Easter holiday in Durango are best enjoyed, the following are just a few of many options for maximizing the meaningful and well-deserved fun!

Make the Most of Hiking Adventures

Rising temperatures in Durango around the Easter holiday mean that those with a passion for putting on their hiking boots and hitting the trails will be endlessly inspired by the possibilities. Durango is blessed with a maze of hiking trails to discover but this time of year, the Castle Rock via Elbert Creek trail is particularly inviting. You’ll still want to layer as temperatures tend to fluctuate with elevation, but overall, it’s a trail that promises to be welcoming at every turn. Running through the San Juan National Forest, this trail is 5.3 miles total and if you’re an experienced hiker hitting the route, you’ll want to set aside about 3 hours to complete the entire path. Dogs and horses alike are welcome on this out and back trail which is most popular to traverse between March and October and enjoys elevation gains of 1,666 feet.

Try Horseback Riding

Durango, Colorado is a breathtaking destination known for offering up visitors some sensational and truly unforgettable views. While taking it all in on foot is one thing, there’s something special about enjoying the scenery from a vantage point on horseback. That’s where booking time with Over the Hill Outfitters is sure to please. This local ranch and riding company provides guests with options to book private and group trail rides that accommodate experience levels of all types. As you follow your guide through the San Juan National Forest, you’ll enjoy seeing new buds on the trees and plants that indicate summer is just around the corner.

Visit Hillcrest Golf Club

If your idea of the ideal Easter trip away involves plenty of time on the greens, booking a round or two at Hillcrest Golf Club is bound to be a highlight of your holiday. This welcoming and pristine public golf club features fantastic scenery, opportunities to book lessons, and even an indoor golf simulator to get your practice in before you put your skills to the test. This 18-hold course is wonderfully situated on top of a scenic mesa providing unsurpassed views of Durango below.

Book a Property That Showcases the Best of Your Easter Holiday in Durango

When you’re planning an Easter enjoyed away from home in scenic Durango, having the accommodations in place to elevate the experience from start to finish is key to fun! At Durango Colorado Vacations, we’ve long been in the business of helping guests create customized stays in the area no matter what time of year they arrive.

Those who book with us this Easter will enjoy spacious, bright, and welcoming accommodations that are ideal for solo travelers, couples, and large groups of family and friends alike. Make the most of your Easter getaway by booking a property that includes access to a full kitchen when you can’t imagine this trip without your traditional Easter dinner included! Traveling chefs will enjoy access to spacious countertops, modern appliances, and cookware that make it simple to please everyone’s palate during a stay.

Booking a Durango Easter rental that includes access to Wi-Fi is another way to enjoy your getaway further. This allows guests to stream their favorite Easter holiday movies, share photos with loved ones back home or keep up with Easter services online.

Many of our properties also highlight amazing views that can be enjoyed from private patios, balconies, or decks. Wake up each day of your Easter stay with a vista waiting to greet you that’s truly one of a kind.

Enjoy the Durango Journey

No matter when you arrive in Durango, the team at Durango Colorado Vacation is here to help take care of the rental details so you can focus on the fun. Reach out today to learn more and to start planning your next amazing adventure!