Lakehouse log cabin with pinon privacy Fall foliage with lake reflections and magnificent mountains Bungalow cabin living room with vintage furniture and South Eye window Cozy privacy corner in bungalow log cabin on lake Hot tub for two with seating over Willowtail Springs private lake Successful release of adolescent golden eagle through the CO Division of Wildlife Garden Cottage cabin master bedroom with views to private gardens Gorgeous iris gardens leading to Garden Cottage cabin in spring Sunrise over private Willowtail Springs lake and background forests of pinon, ponderosa, cedar Lakehouse cabin living room and chaise lounge overlooking lake and mountains Pathways to Willowtail Springs adventures and beautiful views Lush pathways with wrought iron steps leading to Lakehouse and Bungalow Aspen in fall in San Juan mountains very close to Willowtail Springs Your hosts, Peggy and Lee, on Lakehouse deck with pastel painting

The Garden Cottage

Charming & Secluded, Right Out of a Fairytale


 Ideal for 1 – 4 people

The Garden Cottage is a wonderful surprise in a private setting! Nestled by itself amid lush gardens and wildlife, this charming log cabin has a peek-a-boo view looking East to the private lake and the La Plata Mountains.

"It is not often that something exceeds our expectaions and the Garden Cottage
so far exceeded ours that we were amazed. Rustic ambiance is never sacrificed
for modern convenience and contemporary comfort.
Every detail is worthy of quiet contemplation."
–Gary and Wendy, Tuscon AZ

Indulge yourself or your family in a private holiday retreat where you can rest, paint, read a book, write a poem or take a class.

On the covered deck ... languish in overstuffed furniture, drink fresh coffee or watch the joyous antics of birds. Contemplate a thought, a book or a loved one in the morning light, the immensity of stars, the brilliance of moonrise or the exquisite beauty of rainbows reflecting in water. Eat toast and cherry/raspberry jam. Do a Tai Chi form or some Yoga.

"You could advertise that you have one of the top ten places on earth,
the cushioned chair on the front porch about any sunny morning."
–Donald, Seattle, WA

Snuggle with your sweetheart on a couch in front of the cozy fireplace or on the deck. Feel the gardens thick with the scents of flowers and the blur of hummingbirds. Thrill to delicious fall air, autumn color or huge winter snowflakes followed by sparkling sun.
"An amazing surprise tucked away in Colorado.
The Garden Cottage is like something out of a storybook.
P. S. We caught 53 fish."
–Bob, Oro Valley, AZ

Take your child on an adventure. Go fishing, take a hike, a boat ride. Adventure out to nearby Mesa Verde National Park, take a stagecoach ride in the Mancos Valley or horseback riding in the mountains with "real" cowboys. Study the area's fascinating Indian Culture at the Anasazi Heritage Museum, Hovenweep, Canyon of the Ancients or the Ute Mountain Tribal Park. Learn more about local activities on our Things To Do page. Special vacation rental rates apply to seven night stays.

"What a great spot! As expected, we've come to the end of our stay and the boys
do NOT want to leave. Either we leave them here with you to fish on the lake everyday
or I have to dig a bass pond at home...."
–Brian and Family, Rochester, MN
"What a wonderful place.  As soon as we walked into the Garden Cottage we were smitten."
–Elaine and Bob, Briarcliff Manor, NY

"The Garden Cottage is without a doubt the best cabin we have ever stayed in!!!"
–Marna, Irving, TX         

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Cottage Amenities

Amenities specific for the Garden Cottage

The lovely bedroom has a queen pillow top bed that faces a large bay window bringing in scenes of the private garden. In the living room, a comfy day bed doubles as a sunny reading nook and a "pop-up" underneath makes up to a king or two twin beds. A single futon can be used on the deck, on the living room floor or as a cozy spot in front of the fireplace for sleeping or lounging.

A full private bath faces south to the garden with tub, tall shower, long sink counter and hand painted floor. Savor the lovely bath products in a warm tub or an invigorating shower.

The kitchen faces West to the pine and cedar woods. The walnut and pine floors, shelves and molding were collected from the artist's family home in Michigan give warmth to the interior atmosphere. Complete with antique quilts, hand hooked rugs, whimsical furniture and original art. Books, magazines and games provide fun and peaceful hours.

Additional Luxury Amenities available upon request, click for more info

View the Garden Cottage floorplan.


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