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Pet-friendly cabin 7 Mi. from downtown Durango, surrounded by National Forest

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

400 Sq Ft Cabin, Queen-Size Bed, Full Bath, Kitchenette, Satellite TV, WiFi

Constructed in 2014, the Barn Star Guest Cabin is tucked on the edge of an expansive valley and surrounded by National Forest and the Falls Creek Archeological/Recreational Area. Thousands of acres of the San Juan National Forest surround the property. "Hidden Valley" offers Summer and Winter recreational activities like hiking, biking, show-shoeing and cross-country skiing. And at night, a beautiful dark sky full of stars, owls and coyote calls.

The cabin is cheerfully appointed with fun colors, updated vintage touches and art & accessories from the owner's own collections. There is a hotel quality queen size bed with down comforter and cotton-sateen sheets. The kitchenette is generously outfitted with quality appliances, cookware, utensils and a full-sized refrigerator. And there are 3 ways to make your morning brew -- French press, espresso or the old fashion drip method. The full bath has tub/shower combination, a marble-topped vanity and terrific views. There is a Smart TV & dedicated Wi-Fi & satellite for the cabin only. And in the winter, the propane cast-iron stove provides your heat and added ambiance.

The rental portion of the cabin is the top floor - the downstairs portion is not occupied and accessed via a separate entry. The main room comfortably houses the Queen-sized bed, dresser, cozy upholstered chair & rocker, dining table, propane cast-iron stove (for heating) and the kitchenette. There is a hallway area with pantry and storage and a separate full bathroom.

Outside there is a seating area that invites you to enjoy the views and the peace & quiet. It's not unusual to see elk, deer and coyote in the meadow. And if you're a bird-watcher you'll see hawks, vultures and eagles soaring along the ridge-lines to the east and west. A short hike takes you to an overlook of the Animas River and valley.

***PLEASE NOTE, TO EXPEDITE RESERVATIONS, ALL QUOTES INCLUDE THE EXTRA CLEANING FEE FOR PETS. IF YOU ARE NOT TRAVELING WITH A PET, PLEASE CONTACT ME PRIOR TO SUBMITTING YOUR PAYMENT AND I WILL REVISE QUOTE TO EXCLUDE THE FEE***Dogs are welcome at the Barn Star. Visiting dogs should be kept on leash when on property. Directly across the road are hundreds of acres where your furry friend can run free. Dogs may not be left loose and unaccompanied in the cabin when their owners are away. A loaner crate is available. Crate, bowls, towels, brush, cookies and waste bags are provided.

Ample recreational activities await nearby from hiking, biking and fishing to the famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway, shopping and fine eating establishments. Mesa Verde is a great day-trip as well as Pagosa Springs. The famous ski town of Telluride is a beautiful 2 hour trip through some of the best Aspen stands in the state. If you are visiting in the fall season, the colors there will not disappoint. In the winter, cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing are out your front door. And Purgatory Ski Resort is 30 minutes up the highway.

Colorado Sales/Lodging Tax ID# 30719982-0000

More Details

Heidi Miller
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017


Nearest Airport
21.1 Miles
Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO)
Nearest Golf
9.5 Miles
Hillcrest Golf Club
Nearest Train
7.2 Miles
Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway
Nearest Ski
30.9 Miles
Purgatory Resort
Car: recommended

Situated in a small valley not far from downtown Durango you will have easy access to hiking and biking trails and the southern end of the famed Colorado Trail. Our property is 5 miles off highway 550, aka "The Million Dollar Highway" and a short 15 minute drive to downtown with it's many unique shopping and dining possibilites as well as the famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway, one of the area's most popular attractions.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Durango, Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 29 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Rate
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 29 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Rate
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
Oct 16 2017 - Nov 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Rate
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Rate
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$66
Cleaning Fee C$66
Refundable Damage Deposit C$659
Tax Rate 6.8%

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
If you are traveling with your dog, check the "pet" box for an accurate quote. 2 dogs maximum, same fee. You agree to the pet terms as stated in the property description when you check the box.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Durango, Colorado

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • children not allowed
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Check in time 4:00pm. Check out 10:30 am. Call owner for possible early check in if needed.