Historic Log Cabin, Incredible Lake Views, Pet Friendly!

1800 ft² House

Overview

4 bedrooms
8 guests max.
House
1800 ft²
2 bathrooms
Pet-friendly

Amenities

Pet-friendly
Dishwasher
Washing machine
TV
WiFi
Fireplace
Microwave
No smoking
Kitchen
Family-friendly
Grill
Hairdryer
Coffee machine
Toaster
Heating
Fridge
Dryer
DVD player
Lake view
Mountain view
Parking
Suitable for events
Games
Queen-size bed
King-size bed
Books available
Patio
Water view
Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide detector
Bed linen
Towels

Safety and hygiene measures

Contactless check-in/-out
Disinfected between stays
Use of highly effective cleaning agents to sanitize surfaces

What's nearby

Fishing
200 yd to water
Rooms
1 bedroom
1 large double bed
1 couch
2 bedrooms
1 king size bed
1 bedroom
1 twin bed
Additional rooms
2 bathrooms
Description

Nestled high in the San Juan National Forest, overlooking peaceful Lemon Lake, you'll find this 100-year-old vintage log cabin with all the modern amenities to welcome you.

Hidden from the road on 35 quiet acres this charming, quintessential Colorado mountain log cabin has 3 bedrooms + sleeping loft, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms + stunning lake views and access to hiking trails + lake and/or stream fishing. Lemon Lake Log Cabin is a scenic & mellow 25 minute drive from Durango and offers all the quiet, and outdoor access you could want, while not being too far out to enjoy the fun that Durango has to offer. The cabin, along with neighboring Big Barn (available to rent separately or together for larger parties) are the only 2 properties with lake views along the south end of the lake…bonus: no other visible neighbors!

The kitchen is fully stocked with all the cooking tools you'll need and the wood burning fireplace will keep you cozy on cool nights. Downstairs, you can open the French doors (with phantom screens to keep the critters out) and enjoy the Colorado air. Fire up the grill outside and enjoy eating on the deck overlooking the lake - perhaps you'll even see the Bald eagles that roost just down by the lake flying about.2 (cable) TV's and DVD player, board games, books and a 10-year collection of National Geographics can entertain you on days spent inside, but even better, head outside to the lake for fly fishing or hiking. Beds have new Cocoon or Saatva mattresses and luxury down pillows and duvets. Kitchens are stocked with Keurig & Breville espresso machines, French-presses (for tea and coffee), Calphalon and Lodge cookware.

The home is now equipped with Ultra High-Speed Starlink internet.

Note: This home can be rented in conjunction with another home that resides on the same property. The additional home sleeps 4 people. The two are 100+ yards away from each other and are visually separated by trees. If interested please ask for additional info.

Bed Configuration:
Open loft - Queen Bed + Full Size Sleeper Sofa (Upper Level)
2nd Bedroom - King Bed (Main Level)
3rd Bedroom - Twin Bed (Main Level)
4th Bedroom - King Bed (Lower Level)

For any stays over two weeks a mid stay clean will be required.

Admit it, wouldn't you rather be here?

This property is pet friendly, the pet fee is $25/per day, each pet. We allow up to 2 dogs per stay. The maximum pet fee is $200 per dog and will be added to your reservation after you book.

4 wheel drive mandatory in the winter

Please be thoughtful about your water usage, water is a precious resource up here, and comes directly from our captured spring. The cabin is also on a whole-house water filtration system.

NO Smoking anywhere on the premises.

Guests will be sent a vacation rental agreement by Durango Colorado Vacations (the property manager) to e-sign at the time of booking.

Note: This home does not have Air Conditioning. Most homes do come equipped with box and ceiling fans.

A friendly reminder before you book your stay, is to remember we are trusted to manage independent and family-owned homes. We simply ask that you treat these homes and properties with the same respect that you would expect one to treat yours. Due to a recent uptick in unauthorized guest, pets and gatherings. We are implementing a strict "one strike" policy for any guest that are found having any unauthorized gatherings, pets, or guest with them in the home. Failure to disclose any of the stated above will result in immediate termination of stay with no refund being issued for unused nights.

Please note that most properties are outfitted with outdoor security cameras.

Cancellation Policy:
If your arrival date is within 30 days of booking, payment in full is required at the time of booking. Cancellations or changes that are made more than thirty (30) days in advance of your arrival will receive a 100% refund minus a $250 cancellation fee. Between (29) days and fifteen (15) days before arrival, guest will be refunded 50% of the reservation amount. (14) days or less to arrival, no refunds given.
For reservations that are at least thirty (30) nights, the cancellation policy increases to sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date to receive a 100% refund minus a $250 cancellation fee Cancellations made between thirty-one (31) days in advance of your arrival and (59) days will receive a 50% refund.

Trip insurance is available for purchase and is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

Property policy: the primary guest must be at least 25 years old

House rules
Pet-friendly
Smoking not allowed
Host
The offer is provided by a professional host. This host has committed to providing products or services that comply with the applicable rules of Union law.

2680 County Rd 243

81301 Durango, CO, United States

Kathleen
5.0
Outstanding
"Spectacular view of Lemon Lake off the deck. Great place to relax. Rustic cabin but very comfortable."
Reviewed on 10/22/2023
Diane
5.0
Outstanding
"An excellent option if you are wanting to be a little secluded but still 20 min from downtown Durango."
Reviewed on 08/22/2023
Marissa
4.0
Very good
"Scenery is gorgeous, it's right off the lake. Hosts were very responsive."
Reviewed on 07/19/2023
Sandra
5.0
Outstanding
"This cabin is a DREAM for gatherings of friends and family. Comfort. Charm. Peaceful and remote yet close enough to town for errands and fun. We loved our spa day at Durango Hot Springs! Every time I come to Lemon Lake Log Cabin, I find something more to love, another view to claim as favorite. Every detail is lovely. Beds are cozy and comfortable. Kitchen is beyond well-stocked with every dish and tool you’ll need to enjoy your espresso while someone whips up enough breakfast for the whole crew. It’s not often we find somewhere that’s gets it so right we really don’t want to leave the property. We walked down along the creek to the reservoir, watched wild turkeys roaming from the giant deck, and laughed together and made again the kind of memories you don’t forget. We’ll be back!"
Reviewed on 06/22/2023
Stacy
5.0
Outstanding
"I could have camped out at this beautiful log cabin for months. It sits above the reservoir amidst the Colorado Aspens. Hearing the rushing water from the creek on property was music to my ears. It was the perfect respite from our busy Los Angeles life. The cabin has all the amenities, including a Breville espresso machine. The beds were cozy, and the trap door to the living space downstairs was a huge surprise. This cabin comfortably slept a handful of women for our Mother's Day weekend getaway. I spent a morning walking along the water's edge on the reservoir. Admired wild turkeys parading outside. Cozy naps. And a day trip to Durango Hot Springs about 30 minutes away. It was perfect!"
Reviewed on 06/04/2023
Susan
5.0
Outstanding
"I loved my recent stay at Lemon Lake Lodge. I stayed with friends in the Barn. It was the perfect setting for a ladies' reconnection weekend, and I immediately felt so at home (literally, I felt like I lived there, and it thus seemed very wrong to have to leave a few days later!). The interior was perfect—everything was comfortable and aesthetically pleasing (the owners obviously have great taste), from the furnishings to the kitchen appliances to tableware. The common area invited thoughtful reflection, soulful conversation, reading, napping. The second floor consisted of a big spacious open room with a queen bed and two cute singles (plus, more bedding available for additional guests, and a bathroom). The view from the second floor window was beautiful--what a way to wake up! In the outskirts of Durango, the property is remote and feels incredibly serene. We saw wild turkeys roaming about, as well as what I think was a badger. Downtown Durango and the amazing Durango Hot Springs is just a (gorgeous) 30 minute or so drive away. It was a dreamy and rejuvenating stay. Can't wait to go back one day!"
Reviewed on 05/31/2023
Kim
5.0
Outstanding
"I recently spent 3 nights in the Barn as part of a girls trip and it far exceeded my expectations. No detail was left out! Quiet and secluded with just a short 30 minute drive to town. Foodies and coffee lovers rejoice - all the cooking gear you need plus beautiful ceramic plates and glasses. There was more than enough comfortable space to hang out inside and out. Even the small fold out beds are comfortable which really surprised and delighted me. Tons of extra towels and blankets. I will absolutely be back."
Reviewed on 05/25/2023
Jaime
5.0
Outstanding
"This log cabin in the woods was even better than I thought it was going to be...and I had high expectations. First, the location is perfect...great views, easy lake access, lots of great hiking trails, but still close enough to all the sights of Durango to give you way too many choices. Second, the cabin to cozy and rustic with a great vibe, but surprisingly large...six of us stayed in the cabin and had more than enough room (could easily accommodate more). Both bathrooms were well appointed and the laundry room was a huge plus. Third, I often select out of the way locations for our family get-togethers and never have high expectations for the wifi and connectivity, but this place was great. Easy to connect and it allowed several of us to stream on our screens at the same time...not that we did much streaming because there was just so much to do! My favorite part was just sitting out on the large deck, with a glass of wine, enjoying the views and the silence. Absolute perfection!"
Reviewed on 05/12/2023
Genevieve
5.0
Outstanding
"We absolutely LOVED spending time a the Lemon Lake Log Cabin. These hosts have thought of everything. It's fully stocked and easy to find the things you need (or in our case forgot!). We really appreciated being able to enjoy espressos every morning and cozy around a game or two every eve. It's so peaceful and the views are stunning! We never wanted to leave, but when we did, it was super easy and quick to get into town. Highly recommend this for a family or girls trip!"
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