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Unique Feature: Only 2 in your group? Use only the top level master suite for a reduced rate. Bringing the whole clan? We will open up the entire Casa so there is ample room for everyone! Call for details.
Casa Verde is located 5 minutes north of historic Durango Colorado in the Animas River Valley. From our front deck you can enjoy spectacular views of Durango's famous red cliffs and fourteen thousand foot peaks or watch as the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge train travels north through the valley. With TWO living rooms, a big backyard, hiking trails nearby and biking right out the front door it might be hard to leave the house! A 2007 Caldera Waterfall series hot tub with 42 jets will help you relax from all your activities.
This split level family home has a spacious open floor plan, fully equipped kitchen, and dining area that is perfect for groups and gatherings. The upstairs living area invites you to relax in our reclining leather couches in front of a crackling fire or enjoy our large flat screen TV. Downstairs you will find a second living area/den with more couches, a second TV with PS2, movies and games, a perfect relaxing or playing.
The spacious master suite is upstairs and has a beautiful handmade king size aspen log bed, travertine two person shower, walk in closet, and a small private deck overlooking the back yard. There is also a single futon and a couch you can sleep on if the kids want to stay close.
There are four well appointed bedrooms downstairs, three with queen beds and one with bunk beds. The middle bathroom has a recessed soaking tub in front of a picture window. The downstairs entrance has a large mudroom for gear and boots.
A deluxe seven person hot tub is out on the back patio. Durango Mountain Resort is only a 20 minute drive away and 5 minutes down the road is Trimble Hot Springs and Day Spa with an Olympic sized pool. There is ample parking in front for large vehicles.
The upstairs master suite has a king bed, single futon bed and large comfy couch that can sleep one. Three bedrooms downstairs have queen beds. One bedroom downstairs has bunk beds with a double on the bottom and a single on top. We also have a queen air mattress....moreless
Master bathroom has a 2 person walk in shower...moreless
Bathroom 3: toilet, shower
Downstairs bath very small with toilet, small shower and w/d...moreless
Master bath has large 2 person walk in shower. Middle level bath has a large soaking tub with a hand held shower. The downstairs bathroom is small with a small stall shower. The washer/dryer is in the downstairs bathroom....moreless
Beautiful views of Animas Valley, red cliffs, sailplane park, and the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad passes the house. Ten minutes from historic downtown Durango, five minutes from the supermarket, five minutes from Trimble Hot Springs and Day Spa. Less than thirty minutes to Durango Mountain Resort / Purgatory Ski Area. 90 min to Mesa Verde National Park, Wolf Creek Ski Area. 2 Hrs from Telluride. It really can't be beat!...moreless
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Durango is an amazing place and it is hard to list all the fun outdoor activities available within a short distance. Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Rail Road, Mesa Verde National Park, Durango Mountain Resort, Sky Ute Casino, Gold Medal fly fishing, golf, skiing, Jeep tours, mild to wild rafting, hunting, kayaking, historic district, world class mountain and road biking, scenic tours, motorcycle touring.
Other Activities: kayaking, boating, snowboarding, snowmobiling, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, racquetball, basketball, miniature golf
Year Purchased: 2002
About: Shona and Forrest came to Durango to attend Fort Lewis College, in 1990. We have tried to leave, and spent about 4 years in San Francisco, but the Animas Valley has drawn us both back to stay. We love Durango and all the natural beauty and vibrant community it has to offer.
Why Private Homes: When we bought this house it was in rough shape, but was in our price range! We felt it would be a great place to start and raise our family. We love the property because it is surrounded by beauty and nature. The irrigation creek in the back gives the sound of water flowing all summer and waters the apple and cherry trees in the huge back yard. After a few years of work making it beautiful, we decided to start renting it to families who could enjoy it. This house is not a 'luxury' vacation home. It is very comfortable and perfect for large groups of friends or families with kids and well behaved pets who want to have fun and be comfortable in a relaxed and welcoming environment and enjoy all that Durango has to offer.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Casa Verde, is about as close to town as you can get, and feel like you are in the country. The house is on one of the best road bike loops in the area and minutes away from great mountain biking. As 25 year Durango locals, we live just a few miles away and are available with great ideas and advice on how to make the most of your vacation. We have always loved living in Durango, and look forward to being back in Casa Verde one day.