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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Mountain Lodge, 3 Bedrms (2 Q's, 1 K, 1 bunk), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Big Savings over hotels!! Have your SUMMER FAMILY REUNIONS in our beautiful Colorado mountain home 'Tatanka Lodge" - nestled among tall old growth ponderosa pines on 35 private acres with a big wrap-around deck and views of the La Plata peaks. Just 10 mins. west from downtown Durango, 35mins. from Mesa Verde National Park and about 40 mins. from 'Purgatory' ski area. The main and upper floors are available for rental with private entrance from the deck.

The home is artfully decorated in mostly Southwestern decor. Living room focal points are a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and a log sofa with water buffalo hide cushions. The dining room has an heirloom French Provincial dining set. Master bedroom/bath is on the main floor with kitchen, dining room, and living room; two big bedrooms upstairs with full bath and walk-in closets. Total beds: 2 Queens, 1 King, 1 Bunk so it sleeps up to 8 with extra floor mats available for kids. There is wall-to-wall carpeting throughout the house, dishwasher, W/D, TV/DVD, plentiful bed, bath linens & kitchenware. Also BBQ grill and picnic set on the deck.

Relax on the deck to view the stars, the surrounding hills and La Plata peaks. Take an after dinner walk down the hill to a sweet little meadow and easy trails. For more vigorous adventures hike the miles of mountain trails in national forest lands, go for a horse ride at one of the stables, raft or fish the Animas River, ski Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory), take the Narrow Gauge Railway to Silverton or stroll down Main St. with its art galleries, clothing stores and various ethnic restaurants. Whether you take it slow or ride 'em cowboy there's always something to delight you in Durango.


* A ground floor apartment (with it's own entrance thru the garage) is occupied by quiet year round tenants with a dog. Guests occupy the main 2 floors of the lodge with the main entry and wrap-around deck.


Extra refundable Damage Deposit if you bring a dog: $150

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More Details

Florence Gaia
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 March, 2018

About Florence Gaia

I'm a enthusiastic transplant from MA. Born and raised in Rutherford, NJ just across from "the City", spent 30 yrs in MA happily living in Lexington and Plum Island, Newburyport in a beach house but the wild beauty of the Rocky Mtns of Colorado always called to me and I finally found my dream home here in Durango. Went to college @ Seton Hall University and Boston College. I'm happy to share my home when I'm OOT visiting family with guests who appreciate and love the mountains as I do.

Florence Gaia purchased this house in 2001

What makes this house unique

This is the perfect lodge for family reunions (sleeps 8) or quiet couple/family vacations. You have the beauty of the LaPlata vistas, whispering breezes through ponderosa pines, birds singing, an occasional deer or coyote wandering through the yard. Yet only 10 mins. from downtown Durango allows an easy trip for groceries, restaurants, movies, fishing or shopping.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay at Tatanka Lodge. It was a great place for the grandchildren. They also loved the dog from downstairs. We certainly would recommend the lodge our freinds. Thank you again for making the lodge available. We were all sad when we had to leave.
Aug 2004
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Durango West in Durango

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom off Master bedrm. - Toilet , Bath with Shower , double sink
    Upstairs - Toilet , Bath with Shower , double sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed , with full Bath
    Sunrise Rm. - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , with small balcony off bedrm.
    Buffalo Rm. - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , spacious, 3 dressers
    Floor mats - 2 Single Bed , To be placed on floor of 1 of bedrms
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Trash Service, bird feeders, Ceiling Fans in the kitchen, dining room, and master bedroom, at our elevation of 7500 feet Air Conditioning is NOT necessary, * NO SMOKING!


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average rating of 4.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Overall we did enjoy having the privacy in your home.

We were saddened because of flight cancelations we were not able to start enjoying until Sunday.

Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Horseback Riding or Pack Trips, Hot Springs, Jeep Tours, Four Wheeling, Scenic Drives, Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway, Animas River Kayaking or River Tubing, MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Durango West, Southwestern Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £38 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £178.82
Refundable Damage Deposit £250.35
Clean-Up £78.68
Tax Rate 6.8%

Guests occupy the main part of lodge: 1st & 2nd floor. Ground floor apartment occupied by quiet year round tenants.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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