What We Love
- A suite stay at a high-end villa with a fire pit, on several thousand acres of Colorado wilderness
- Staying in an elegantly refined, individually decorated suite
- Warming up in the sauna or by the crackling African-inspired fire pit
- Exploring the great outdoors of the American Southwest
What To Know
- The property serves as a popular destination for weddings
- The stay is popular among outdoor enthusiasts
- WiFi is available; fees may apply
From the minute you walk into Keyah Grande’s private villa and encounter
the specially commissioned Chihuly glass sculpture in the foyer, you’ll
see that this hideaway is far more than your typical Southwestern
lodge. The private home in Colorado’s Pagosa Springs is an elevated
escape, the kind of place where you can follow up a sauna session with a
billiards game or a tasting at a 3,000-bottle wine cellar. There’s an
African-inspired fire pit, and when you’d prefer to explore the scenery
that has helped make this region so iconic, the surrounding private
ranch calls you outdoors.
It’s likely you’ll be doing a whole lot
of the latter – if past guests are any indication, your main pursuit
here will be charting as much of these 4,000 acres of Colorado
wilderness as possible. In the warmer months, you may hike,
horseback-ride, skeet-shoot or fish, while winter brings beautiful
snowshoeing and cross-country skiing conditions. Year-round, you can
drive beyond the property limits to bathe in steaming hot springs, or
stick around to watch for red-tailed hawks, deer, elk and even a black
bear (if you’re extra-lucky). Ain’t life grande? When you’re this
immersed in nature, yes, it certainly is.
The suites at Keyah Grande are individually themed,
to evoke the cultures of different nations around the world, and are
located on either the ground floor or second floor. You may be placed in
the America, China, England, France, Santa Fe or Japan suites, each
featuring such comforts as a jetted bathtub and a walk-in closet.
the property’s massage and facial facility to complement your outdoor
adventures with some first-rate pampering. There’s also a sauna, perfect
for helping you continue your restorative escape.
Grande’s 4,000 Pagosa Springs acres invite you to spend your days
spying for their wildlife – including hawks, elk, deer and even some
mountain lions and black bears – and enjoying the terrain. In warmer
months, hike, bike or horseback-ride; when it’s cold, snowshoe or
cross-country ski (downhill skiing is available at Wolf Creek Ski Area
and Durango Mountain Resort, an hour off the property). You can fish or
visit the professional skeet-and-trap facility or sporting clay field,
and some offsite hot springs open year-round.
How to Get There
I rented the home for my family and guests for my son's wedding at a nearby bed-and-breakfast. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the property, which was beautiful and well-maintained. The views were gorgeous. It was a real treat to stay in such an lovely property. Management was very responsive to every need. The guesthouse was comfortable and elegant at the same time.
We hosted our family and wedding party at Keyah Grande and all had a magical time. The scenery, facilities and staff are incomparable. Professionals from Durango know the Keyah Grande reputation and are more than happy to help make your event divine. Thanks for making all our wedding dreams come true!
We had our daughter's wedding at KG June 26-29 and "magical" is the only way to describe the entire event. Jenny was more than accommodating throughout the entire process. The house was "ours" for the duration and we hated to leave! The house accommodated lodging for our family, wedding party and their guests, and our vendors. It was wonderful to arrive, unpack and not have to leave the property for anything! The spectacular views allow for different locations for the various events. The welcome party on the patio Thursday, the rehearsal dinner around the fire pit Friday, the bridesmaid luncheon in the Zuber room, the groomsmen hangout in the game room, the wedding around the firepit, cocktail party at the overlook and hot tub area, reception throughout the house and dancing under the stars on the patio! Decorations are a minimum because the house IS the decoration! Our guests wondered why we were having our wedding in Pagosa Springs, but "got it" once they arrived! We received multiple notes of thanks and praise for a "wonderful, memorable, best wedding ever" for months after the wedding! When our guests speak of the wedding with others, they start off with, "that wedding was the best we've ever been to!" Many of our guests want to have a reunion at KG, just to enjoy the house and property! KG is the best kept secret in wedding planning!
its really not possible to write a bad review for this fine property. It is so unique and fitted out so beautifully. The landscape is magnificent. Having spent a week here, you can really checkout of the hustle and bustle of new York. Not a direct flight but well worth the connection. Totally recommend this home for a family vacation, wedding or gathering!
We hosted a family reunion and wedding at Keya Grande October 2 - 5 and it was spectaular. Everyone loved the views, the decor, the ambiance, etc. The staff was attentive and so very helpful. We already want to plan another reunion there, but we'll have to wait for another special occasion. We will hopefully be back! I woke up every morning looking out at the scenery with a huge smile on my face. My favorite thing about this place is that we had the free rein to customize our event to fit exactly what we wanted. We loved every moment. I highly recommend this venue.