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Mountain Serenity-Vallecito Lake-Mountains-Trees-Trails-Rivers & Home Comforts

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Last updated: 09/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Vallecito Lake house description

Mountain Serenity - Near Vallecito Lake-Home Comforts in the Mountains! Come enjoy our cozy mountain retreat near the village of Vallecito, Colorado. Sit in front of the roaring fireplace or by the warm wood-burning stove while planning your choice of fun activities. Vallecito Lake is one of Colorado's largest and most beautiful lakes. Vallecito (pronounced 'vy-ya-see-toe') is only 23 miles northeast of Durango. The beautiful recreational area offers year-round enjoyment for the entire family.

The home is well furnished with delightful rustic mountain decor and charming antiques. The kitchen is modern and well equipped and there is a large dining table for great family meals. Games and puzzles are provided, as well as informational brochures about local points of interest and activities. There are 4 bedrooms with beds for 10 (1 king, 2 queens and 2 fulls) and 2 bathrooms. If you just can’t leave the modern world behind, high-speed wireless internet and Direct TV are provided free of charge. Cell phone coverage is strong.

Vallecito means “little valley”, and, as the name suggests, the village of Vallecito is nestled between two mountain ridges on the shores of Vallecito Lake. Vallecito has several eateries and small stores. The Pine (Piños) and Vallecito Rivers flow from the Weminuche Wilderness into Vallecito Lake.


The mountain and lake scenery is stunning. Grimes Creek and the Vallecito River are ¼ mile away from the house, and Vallecito Lake is a 1/2 mile to the south. Great fishing can be found at the lake, Pine (Pinos) River & Vallecito River, as well as many local streams. Access to the lake is free and open to recreation of all types. You can even rent a pontoon boat & fishing gear at one of the two local Marinas. Fishing is excellent with many game fish including Trout, Salmon, and Northern Pike.

If four-wheeling is your thing, there are miles & miles of off road trails to explore. You will find even more miles of hiking trails following our two rivers into the San Juan National Forest and the Weminuche Wilderness with over 2.5 million acres of public lands with many 13,000+ and 14,000+ peaks that you can explore.

Ride the '1880's' Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, or visit Mesa Verde Anasazi Ruins, visit Silverton’s Mining Town, or soak in the healing hot water in Pagosa Springs, shop or see a movie in historic Durango. Enjoy a day in the quaint town of Ouray, America’s Little Switzerland, or spend a relaxing summer evening at the Bar-D Chuckwagon supper and show. There are excellent golf courses, numerous museums and of course... the scenic million dollar highway.

There are just as many winter activities such as Snowmobiling, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing Downhill/Alpine/Nordic Skiing or a Dinner Sleigh Ride at Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory) and nearby ski areas. The house is not “ski-in/ski-out”. The house is about 1 hour from Durango Mountain Resort and 1 ½ hours from Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

We think our mountain home is a peaceful refuge from our busy world. We’re sure you’ll agree!
Keywords: cabin, retreat, mountain, hiking, skiing, cross country skiing

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television
          • Video Library

          Attractions

          • Cinemas
          • Museums
          • Restaurants

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Boating
          • Horseback Riding
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

              • Mountain View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Rafting
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Water Skiing

              Dining

                  • Dining Area

                  General

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace
                  • Wood Stove

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Large Crockpot, Blender, Mixer, 12-Cup Coffee Maker, Toaster, Toaster Oven, Electric Can Opener, Electric Griddle, Belgian Waffle Maker...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                   

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                  3 night min stay
                  $255

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                  Last updated: 09/19/2014
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                  Location

                  Mesa Verde National Park, Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory), Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad,

                  Guided Trout Fishing, Horseback Riding, ATV Rental

                   

                  Owner info

                  About the owner: We honeymooned in the Durango area 20 years ago and have been in love with the area every since. Our three kids love the mountains year round, too. We enjoy the winters with skiing and snowboarding by day and puzzles, hot chocolate and roaring fires by night! The summers are spent hiking, biking and enjoying the beauty of the mountains as much as possible!

                  Why the Owner Chose Vallecito Lake:
                  When we started looking for vacation homes in the area, this is the first house we looked at and it was love at first sight! The house has unique charm and character. In addition, the setting is so picturesque! Waking up to the beautiful mountains is an awesome way to start the day. We love that the hiking trails, rivers and lake are so close.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Staying here is peaceful and relaxing. The place doesn't feel like a rental - it feels like home. It is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of today's busy world!


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                  Speaks: english
                   

                  Photos

                  • Mountain Serenity - Summer Time

                    Mountain Serenity - Summer Time

                  • Winter Wonderland!

                    Winter Wonderland!

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • Den

                    Den

                  • Two Double Beds.

                    Two Double Beds.

                  • Bedroom with Queen Bed.

                    Bedroom with Queen Bed.

                  • Stairway to Bedrooms and Loft

                    Stairway to Bedrooms and Loft

                  • Upstairs Loft

                    Upstairs Loft

                  • Vallecito Creek near the Vallecito Trailhead to the Weminuche Wilderness.

                    Vallecito Creek near the Vallecito Trailhead to the Weminuche Wilderness.

                  • Fishing on Vallecito lake in the spring.

                    Fishing on Vallecito lake in the spring.

                  • Vallecito Reservoir mid-Spring.

                    Vallecito Reservoir mid-Spring.

                  • On the way into Vallecito and the Serenity Mountain home in winter.

                    On the way into Vallecito and the Serenity Mountain home in winter.

                  • Mountain Serenity!

                    Mountain Serenity!

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Den

                    Den

                  • Bedroom with King Size Bed

                    Bedroom with King Size Bed

                  • Bedroom with Queen Bed

                    Bedroom with Queen Bed

                  • Covered, back deck

                    Covered, back deck

                  • A view of Sheep Mountain from Middle Mountain in the spring.

                    A view of Sheep Mountain from Middle Mountain in the spring.

                  • Winter wonderland outside the Serenity Mountain home!

                    Winter wonderland outside the Serenity Mountain home!

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

                  $255 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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