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Beautiful Estate Home! Unbelievable Views.1 Mile N. of Durango with Hot Tub!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,850 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Summer is full! Come spend August or fall in the Beautiful Animas Valley!

You'll be Living the Dream in this Beautiful Executive Estate home located just 1 Mile north of Durango!

This is not a typical rental, but "Our Personal Home" which We love to share with others when we are not there. It has that feel of warmth and charm plus the comfort of a 5 star hotel! The main house is 4 bedrooms & 3 1/2 baths, which sleeps 8.

There's an 'Optional Guest House', with Queen Sleeper Sofa + 2 twin beds, and a Full Bath! The Guest house is $149.00 per night and must coincide with the main house rental.

With the guest house it’s a total of 5 bedrooms & 4 1/2 baths.

Breathtaking Animas Valley views from inside the home and its decks. Start your day with a steaming cup of brew overlooking the beauty of the valley. Since the home is just 5 minutes from downtown Durango, you can spend your days exploring Durango (take the Trolley into town); or hike our 42 wooded acres.

When evening comes, you can kick back on the expansive decks or in the hot tub, in awe of the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of the Animas Valley, Red Cliffs and the Needles Mountains. Enjoy the romance of the steam train as it chugs by in the distance, with the mountains as your backdrop.

This amazing open floor plan is perfect for 8 people in the main house with 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, 3 fireplaces, and baseboard heating (Nest theromstats, five-zones so everyone is happy). Lets not forget the Hot Tub with incredible mountain views. The Master bedroom boast its own private deck and gas fireplace! Also the 2nd Master bedroom on the main level has its own fireplace, patio and private entrance! The furniture, and all furnishing in our home are new or less than 6 yrs. old. There is a new full bath on the main level and 1/2 bath that has just been remodeled.

We know you and your family/guests will enjoy the vaulted ceilings, wire brushed knotty pine doors, hardwood floors, complete sound system, temperature controlled wine cooler and all the amenities (even a high efficiency washer and 2 dryers) . For our winter guests, our 2 car garage is heated.

Those 42 acres back up to 1275 acres of BLM land, and if you’re into rock climbing, they include elevation changes of 1,000 feet with some sheer rock faces. Bring your helmets and life jackets please (required!). You can also enjoy family game night with an Foosball table, Air Hockey table, Ping pong table, poker table top and many other games.

Be prepared to enjoy every aspect of Durango from this perfect location! .

More Details

Dennis. (owner operator)
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2018

About Dennis. (owner operator)

My first trip to Durango was in 1994, and I fell in love with it. I returned every year for a week, and in the summer of 2011 my family and I stayed for 3 weeks. I decided to purchase a home here in February 2012 . We wanted the views, the mountains, land to hike and explore on, and Durango's downtown spirit. Luckily we found it! Durango and our home provide all the things we love to do, in one beautiful area; hiking, skiing, fishing, mountain biking, white water rafting, soaring, great restaurants, children's activities, great music, and least we forget the Steam Train.


Dennis. (owner operator) purchased this estate in 2012

Why Dennis. (owner operator) chose Durango

Close to town 1 Mile! With amazing views in all directions. 42 acres of private mountain property that backs up to BLM land.

You can walk to the trolley called the 'T', and go to downtown Durango.

Trimble Hot Springs & Spa is just 4 miles away and also has an Olympic size swimming pool.

Snow skiing just 15 minutes north at Purgatory. They have wonderful activities during the summer such as Mountain Biking, Alpine Slide, Zip Line, Ropes course,

Mountain Putt-Putt golf, Padddleboarding. Kayaking, and more...

What makes this estate unique


We provide Heavenly Beds, as well as the finest Sheets/Linens, Towels. Hand Soap, dishwasher soap, dish soap and Paper Towels. There is a Pack & Play for infants and toddlers as well as an Iron ant Ironing board. Laundry soap and Dryer sheets are also provided. There is a wine cellar, Picnic gear & coolers, children games & more.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Durango, Colorado

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 40
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No Smoking in our Home or on this Property! No pets are allowed period. These rules are strictly enforced.
  • We "Do Not" allow weddings, receptions, graduations, or parties of any kind. This is our personal home. Thank you for understanding.
  • The main house is limited to 8 Adults and 1 child. If guest house is rented then the maximum allowed is 12.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Large Garden Tub, Mountain view
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Sink
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Totally new 3rd Bathroom with 6 ft walk in shower!
  • 3 1/2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Gas Fireplace, sofa and private deck.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Electric Fireplace, lounge chair, and deck.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Beautiful mountain and valley views!
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Main House Sleeps 8 "Optional" Guest House Sleeps 4. Main House 2 King size beds, 1 Queen size Bed, 2 Twin Beds, 1 Baby Crib. "Optional" Guest House $149.00 per night Queen Sleeper and 2 Twin Beds All Bedrooms have fans
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding, Fly Fishing, Kayaking, Cycling, Rafting, Golf, Mountain Biking, Hunting, Hiking, Swimming, Snowmobiling, Sight Seeing, Horseback Riding, Rock Climbing, Antiquing, Sledding, Cinemas, Restaurants, Live Theater, Museums, Shopping, Parasailing, Miniature Golf, Racquetball, Wildlife Viewing.


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Beautiful Estate Home! Unbelievable Views.1 Mile N. of Durango with Hot Tub!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 72 reviews

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Dennis is a great owner and has an awesome piece of property that we have stayed at twice now. He also is very easy to deal with and always responds quickly. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great vacation. The house has plenty of room and the guest house is perfect as well if you would like some privacy.

  • Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chattanooga TN

Breathtaking views!

  • 5 of 5

The views from this home show case God’s Glory. We really enjoyed the deck every morning at sunrise drinking our coffee. The home’s beds were very comfortable and kitchen nice and well stocked for the meals we ate there. The location was sweet!! We were close to everything we cared about! Downtown for shopping, great food, or to trails for hiking and only about 30 + minutes from airport. The owner so easy to work with and his property manager wonderful. Hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Retreat for a Family Event

  • 5 of 5

We just spent the weekend (4 nights) in Durango to celebrate our daughter's graduation so reserved this home as our "home base" where we could all stay overnight in one place and enjoy meals and time together. It worked perfectly. The home and setting is beautiful and had everything we needed. We enjoyed the game tables, hot tub, decks (every day and night!), and fire pit, and played games in the family room late into the evenings. It allowed for family time yet had peaceful rooms or decks to retreat to when you wanted a little quiet time. This was our first time using a VRBO and based on this experience, we'd return in a minute. Thank you, Dennis, for opening your home to us. It helped to make a perfect weekend!

  • Submitted: 3-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place to start your adventure

  • 5 of 5

This home was absolutely everything we had hoped for, and easily the best VRBO rental we had ever had. It was spacious enough for the six of us, and handled an additional five family members for dinners. There was nothing we needed that wasn’t there. The kitchen was well equipped and very modern both in its decor and in the appliances.

The owner, Dennis, and property manager, Rachel, were not only friendly, but very proactive, and responsive to every need or inquiry. I spoke with Dennis several times both before the vacation, and during, and every time it was like talking with an old friend.

I highly recommend this home as a starting point for any adventure in the Durango area.

  • Submitted: 24-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, thank you! We feel the same way and it was our pleasure. Life is about relationships and sharing. We are looking forward to having you all back soon. Best, Dennis
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Tampa, FL area

Terrific family get-away

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family get away this past week in Durango. We were met by the property manager, Rachel, and shown all the aspects of the house - from the thermostat information to how the TV works. Rachel also suggested several things to do around town. The house was exactly as portrayed in the listing -- wonderful! We had 10 adults and 2 children ... so we also rented the guest house. It was perfect for our needs. Just minutes from downtown, it was very easy to get out and explore. Many of the adults went skiing/snowboarding for several days at Purgatory Mountain. With the house being on the north side of town, it was just a short drive (appx 30 min) to the mountain. Dennis (the owner) was terrific to work with -- very pleasant and accommodating. Even with some glitches using the VRBO site, Dennis was very helpful in getting everything worked out. While there we took the children on the Durango train. What a terrific experience. Our 3 yr old grandson LOVED it. I would definitely recommend the train ride. We also enjoyed eating at several local favorites - Steamworks, Cuckoos, and Zia Taqueria. Zia is terrific for lunch or dinner. Their food was great ... we actually ate there twice. We love Durango -- have been there several times now. We will definitely book this house again. Thanks, Dennis, for everything! The Robertson's

  • Submitted: 6-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and feedback. We look forward to having you all again soon.
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Won’t Hesitate to Stay Here Again!

  • 5 of 5

From booking to check out, everything went perfectly. Dennis was very responsive and it is obvious how much care goes into every aspect of the home.

We traveled with our two children, aged 9 and 5. We have stayed at many VRBOs, and my daughter asserted that this was “the best” of all the properties we’ve been to. This house is very warm and comfortable, and you immediately feel welcomed and at home. The beds were all VERY comfortable (and I’m really picky about beds).

It was also a really nice touch to be able to park in the heated garage. With overnight lows in the single digits it was so nice to not have to scrape ice and heat up the car every morning.

Overall this home was a wonderful place. Our whole family agrees that we would love to return to Durango just to stay here!

  • Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to having you all back again soon. Dennis
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Nearest Airport
18.5 Miles
DRO Durango/LaPlata
Nearest Train
4.5 Miles
Durango Steam Train


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Durango, Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season
May 31 2018 - Sep 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 7 2018 - Oct 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early November
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nov 16 2018 - Nov 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018
Dec 17 2018 - Dec 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 28 2018 - Jan 7 2019
7 night minimum stay
Jan 8 2019 - Jan 31 2019
4 night minimum stay
Feb 1 2019 - Feb 28 2019
4 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 1 2019 - Mar 18 2019
5 night minimum stay
April 2019
Apr 1 2019 - Apr 17 2019
2 night minimum stay
Apr 18 2019 - Apr 25 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Down payment SD C$454.05
Cleaning FEE C$389.19 + Tax

The Guest House is: $149.00 per night. Cleaning fee $75.00
It has a Queen Sleeper Sofa, + 2 Twin Beds, Full bath,
and a 50 in. TV. and a 4 place dinette. It was New 4/2014.

Any 2 night stay will result in a $75.00 per night surcharge.

Standard Weekly rate is $2765.00
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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