Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)
About Kimberly Mackey
I, Kimberly, came to Durago in 1993 to recuperate from a car accident at my high school friend's bed and breakfast. I had plans to return to the corporate life in FL but fell in love with this darling mountain town and lifestyle. I bought a Deli at Purgatory Ski Resort in 1995. This was a quite an adventure for me since my background was in business and healthcare. But a great decision since I met my future husband "Mac" Mackey. He was retired and was living his dream as ski instructor. We both had years of working and playing at this wonderful ski resort. Eventually, we started our vacation rental property management company and at times managed up to 27 properties. We have semi retired now and just manage our own properties. We are enjoying our "backyard" of incredible beauty and the historic and wonderful Durango. After big city living (Chicago for Mac and Miami and San Francisco for me) - we think we are in paradise!
Why Kimberly Mackey chose Durango
We purchased this cute log cabin approx 20 years ago. This was one of those hard to find log cabins in the woods. Its location in the the beautiful north county area was perfect. We both dreamed of a log cabin in Colorado mountains. This is it!
What makes this Cabin unique
The Mackey Log Cabin is a perfect 4 season property. Only 6 miles from the ski resort - it offers a winter wonderland. In summer, the 5 minute drive (or 20 minute hike) to beautiful Electra Lake makes it ideal. While only 20 minutes from downtown Durango, it is often 8-10 degrees cooler than downtown and is surround by beautiful woods and scenic mountains.
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Excellent log cabin home in the perfect near-Durango location
Our stay in Kimberley's log cabin home outside of Durango was more than perfect. Located about half way between Durango and Silverton, our daily excursions were easy to get to. Especially Trimble hot springs which we enjoyed twice. Her 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home was extra roomy for my family of 4. Such cute cabin decor, comfy beds and sitting area. The kitchen was well stocked with basics (coffee, filters, condiments) which were so helpful for our 4-night stay. However, I can't speak enough about the quietness of the home's location in the San Juan National Forest. Gorgeous mountain and forest views from all sides. My husband and I really enjoyed morning coffee out on the front deck watching the birds. In the evenings we all loved sitting in the hot tub watching the stars and listening to forest sounds. Lake Electra is a very short drive from the cabin and worth hanging out at. There is a canoe included that we didn't have the time to enjoy. Lake Haviland is also a very short drive. I highly recommend the horse stables there for a nature horse ride with a guide. A 45 minute drive to Silverton and the Old Hundred Gold Mine. A 20 minute drive to Durango. Also close enough to go to Mesa Verde National Park. Very close to Purgatory Ski Resort. Kimberley was so helpful in giving ideas of what to do and where to eat and grocery shop prior to our arrival. She is a true hostess and one I wouldn't hesitate to rent from again. Her Durango cabin made our road trip to New Mexico and Colorado just perfect. It was the highlight for all of us! Note that the cabin is located in a very hilly area with gravel roads. They were easy to drive in during the summer with our small SUV.
Not as Expected
We had expected a cabin that was more private, however it is located just above a fork in the road so you have a road on either side of the property. And you couldn't really hike to Electra Lake legally, as the faint trail that we could find was not clearly marked and required trespassing on someone else's property. Unfortunately, the cabin was also smaller than expected so it felt kind of cramped, especially the upstairs shower. (Maybe less furniture would help.) It would have been helpful to know that there would not be any Aluminum foil or plastic wrap/bags so we could have brought our own and that the dishwasher needed to be rolled over to the kitchen sink to be used as that was kind of a pain. The cabin could use some updating (like replacing the chipped dishes, adding a Bluetooth speaker system and room-darkening blinds) but it did have a great location, close to Purgatory ski area which was really fun even in the summer.
Comfortable home near Purgatory
The Mackey Cabin was a cozy spot just a few miles from Purgatory Resort. It made a great bad for our time exploring Durango and Mesa Verde. The cabin Is in a secluded neighborhood at 8500’+ surrounded by the beautiful San Juan Forest, giving it true mountain getaway feeling. Kitchen was well equipped, Internet was fast, and communication with the owner was thorough. My kids enjoyed the bunk bed and hot tub.
We enjoyed our stay!
A very nice area..good location for activities near and far..just wish the lake was opened, we saw it and didn't understand why it was closed..plenty of water for a canoe..the hot tub was enjoyable...the owner was helpful and pleasant
Relaxed, Peaceful & Beautiful
A beautiful cabin in a beautiful setting. A perfect place to stay while visiting the most beautiful place in Colorado.
Snowshoeing, Hot Springs, Narrow Gauge Railroad Rides, Mesa Verde National Park