Four story, 4300 Sq. ft. home (with an elevator) is absolutely breathtaking! Perched high above the ski resort, it cantilevers 22’ out over a 75’ rock shelf which provide unobstructed views of the nearly 14,000’ peaks of the Needles Mountains which appear like you could reach out and touch them.

This masterpiece of a home is located just a few hundred yards away from the New Purgatory Lodge and all the activities of the base area of the Durango Mountain Resort. As guests of the Cantilever Lodge, you will receive the unique and incredible benefit of the usage of two Private Clubs during your stay. Five minute walk to Purgatory Lodge you can enjoy the beautiful new fitness center, spa and heated outdoor pool. A quick drive down the canyon, you have access to an exclusive and luxurious mountain Country Club for golf, tennis, swimming and dining.

Guest Comments

Our guests are continually amazed at how incredible their stay at Cantilever truly is. Here's what some of them had to say about the Cantilever Lodge.

We have enjoyed the Cantilever Lodge in both winter and summer.  We were close in to all the Durango Mountain winter sports and social events and it's the ideal location for summer hiking, biking, sightseeing and dining.  The home is very spacious and perfect for multiple families...and the views are magnificent!.
Don & Debi Ianitelli


The Cantilever Lodge is without question one of the nicest homes in Durango. The setting and views are unmatched and the access to the ski runs is nearly at your front door. Designing and building this home was one of the highlights of my career. Anyone who appreciates craftsmanship and architecture will love this home!
Alix Kogan


My experience of traveling to Durango and staying in this beautiful lodge ranks right up there with one of the best trips I’ve ever experienced. The fact that the lodge is large and spacious, while exhibiting tremendous ambiance with the layout of the décor, makes it both very beautiful and very comfortable. My favorite part of the lodge was its balcony, where I would enjoy relaxing in the cool, crisp, mountainous air while taking in a view that can only be described as breathtaking.

My stay was during the fall season and each day was filled with plenty of exciting activities to participate in. While there I went white water rafting, hiking, golfing, and horseback riding amongst other things. I also found the town of Durango, which is a very pleasant car ride from the lodge, to be very enjoyable because of its history and the many great shops and restaurants it has to offer.

I would definitely recommend this place to anyone because of its tremendous beauty and the wide array of activities offered nearby.
Jason Beattie


Cantilever Lodge happens to be one of the most relaxing vacation rentals one could hope to find. I have traveled through 25 different countries and can honestly say at Cantilever one can forget about the rest of the world and truly recharge yourself during your stay. I have had the pleasure of visiting the “Lodge” during all four season changes and I am still amazed how one can sit on the suspended balconies overlooking the Needles Mountains and see something new every day. I was also very impressed with how friendly the people in the area are. The golf course at the Glacier Club is one of the most beautiful in the country! Even if you do not play golf, I still would recommend just riding through the course. The views are one of a kind!

My family and I cannot express just how much we have enjoyed the “Lodge” every time we have visited.
Robert O. Brown and family
Apopka, FL


What a beautiful home nestled up near the ski lifts!!. The unobstructed view of the 14,000 foot peaks from those huge windows in the back of the Cantilever Lodge is spectacular! Nothing better than sitting back in front of that massive fireplace with a roaring fire burning after a day of skiing with a glass of wine enjoying the “Alpine glow” off the Needles Mountains ! What an incredible spot on earth!! What great memories!!!

The “Lodge” is really set up for fun and relaxation, great expansive kitchen with all the amenities you could ask for all connected to the dining area and great room ….the elevator connecting the three main floors of the house is a great and practical feature for moving groceries and luggage as well as being perfect for the elderly or injured guests who want to avoid the stairs. The loft above the main room really gives the kids a place to go up and play their video games, watch the large screen TV or just chill out. The “Lodge” is so conveniently located and close to everything at the Mountain, but is so Private at the same time! Restaurants, Resort activities and the GREAT new clubhouse are an easy 5 minute walk away.

We had a FABULOUS stay at the Cantilever Lodge and cannot wait to come back again this winter!!
Tony Ristorcelli & family
Sanford, FL


Cantilever Lodge far exceeded our expectations. Having seen pictures ahead of time, we knew it would be nice, but were blown away after seeing it in person. From the breathtaking views in each room, to the natural look and feel of the architecture, to the fabulous spacious layout, to the sound system and lighting…no detail was overlooked. Immediately upon arriving we felt at home and as if we were part of nature, all the while enjoying the luxurious amenities the Lodge had to offer.

Not only did we have an amazing time at Cantilever Lodge itself, we had a great time exploring the area, as the Lodge sits in an ideal location. With hiking and skiing onsite, horseback riding across the street and the downtown Durango restaurants and shopping area a short drive away, we were never at a loss for things to do! And what better way to cap off a full day of activities than to return to the Lodge and relax with a nice glass of wine, listening to music on the balcony overlooking a tremendous view of the mountains.

We look forward to returning to Cantilever Lodge and highly recommend it to anyone considering a vacation to Durango!
Courtney Lewis


We had the most unbelievable vacation at the Cantilever Lodge on the top of Durango Mountain Resort! The house comfortably accommodated both of our families, 4 adults and 5 children. They took one floor and we took another. There is so much room in the home that most of the time we felt we had it all to ourselves.

We always had wonderful meals in the gourmet kitchen which I couldn't be happier about since I am a gourmet cook. All appliances are top of the line in the kitchen and it is so well laid out and easy to get around. And even though you are cooking, the family room is right there so you don't miss a beat with the rest of the family.

The espresso machine is addictive and fun to wake up to and just hit the brew button as you sit down and browse your e-mail in the kitchen via the Lodge’s wireless network. All resort activities are close by, so we were comfortable letting the kids go off on their own....swimming, bungee jumping, game hall, hiking.

You couldn't ask for a better place to be for vacation any season. The views are magnificent and it’s hard to believe, but you can sit on the deck gazing at the Needles peaks and at the same time watch 4-5 humming birds feed forever. Definitely a 5 star vacation…we will return!
Paula Redman
Cleveland, OH