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Bear Hollow Cabin provides perfect mountain escape from urban life near Purgatory Ski Resort

By Courtney Constable


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In the countryside areas of Durango, Colorado, a stunning woodland escape called Bear Hollow Cabin has been given a facelift in order to make a fantastic new escape near the infamous Purgatory Ski Resort.

Although the cabin might comfortably be used all year round, it’s more popular as a cozy getaway in the coldest months of the year, when the area surrounding it becomes a sort of winter wonderland. Bear Hollow Cabin is built like a traditional log cabin, offering guests a quiet escape to sit by a roaring fireplace or take a warm soak in the outdoor hot tub on a private deck.

Although the cabin is quite close to the resort and its town, it is also afforded the perfect amount of seclusion for total relaxation. Nestled deep in the rockies, the cabin is also surrounded by somewhat dense forest, meaning it can’t be seen from the street leading into the area. In reality, the busy ski resort is only three miles down the road!

In terms of its actual structure, the cabin is two spacious storeys made from thick logs on all walls. It might have been recently updated, but the overall atmosphere still has a preserved sense of its original mountain getaway vibe from previous to its reconstruction.

The cabin is built right into the slope, making it blends quite well into the surrounding landscape, similarly to the way the wood logs appears as a complementary feature. From its raised vantage point, Bear Hollow Cabin offers amazing views of the forest, which includes everygreen and aspen trees. Previous guests maintain that the very best view to appreciate is the one you’ll see from the hot tub, out on the expansive raised deck!

Inside the cabin, the space is comfortable and just about as homey as a cabin can get. It is spacious, featuring two separate comfort and living areas, three large bedrooms, and two-and-a-half bathrooms. The cabin also features a fully functional kitchen and a family dining area, both of which are situated behind the main living room in a sort of open concept format.

Another central aspect of the way the house was built was an open focus on cozy common spaces that can be used either socially, for things like having friends over for game night, or for relaxing solo activities, like curling up with a good book. On warmer days, the wrap around deck that also features the hot tub is a fantastic place for outdoor dining with the kids.

Outside the lovely woodsy cabin itself, the surrounding area of Durango has a lot to offer as well. Hiking trails wind throughout the woods and mountains the cabin is settled in and Electra Lake, which lies just a few minutes away, is a fantastic place for all types of fishing.

Photographs courtesy of Vacasa


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About Courtney Constable

Courtney has over five years experience as a writer, editor and consultant who specializes in architecture and home interiors. She has contributed content to HomeDSGN since 2018 and her work has also appeared on MyDomaine, Archilovers and Apartment Therapy. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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