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Linda and Don Earnhart_Dancing Bear_Web

Hi, we’re Linda & Don Earnhart

Owners and hosts at Dancing Bear Retreat.

My first experience of Pagosa Springs was hiking in the San Juan mountains and Weminuche wilderness with a friend. We fell in love with the region and returned several years in a row, before my husband Don and I started to take the children (now grown) there to ski. We had skied most places in Colorado, but we especially liked the laid back attitude and lack of crowds in Pagosa.

From hiking to skiing, my love of horse riding became the spur to buy a property in Pagosa Springs. Growing up in Texas, I had always owned horses and loved to ride in the mountains. When an opportunity came to have a horse here, I took it and spent much of one summer riding there. After that, I was smitten and It didn’t take us long to decide to buy property and build a house in Pagosa.

The house was really my baby. I put a great deal of time and effort into selecting the artwork and decor. I have met so many nice people over the years of renting and it’s a wonderful feeling when I’m told how fabulous and comfortable the house is. I like nothing better than to sit on the deck and watch the deer come in each afternoon.

It’s our slice of heaven, in which we look forward to welcoming you soon!