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Vallecito Lake Hideaway

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Last updated: 08/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Vallecito Lake house description

If you're looking for the BEST VIEWS and TOTAL PRIVACY at Vallecito Lake, well then, it doesn't get any better than this!!
Perched at 8000 feet, where eagles stake their claim and humans get to see what they see - Big Sky, the Continental Divide, reach- out- and- touch stars, boats, sailing and horses grazing in the fields below.
Nature shows up every day just to blow your mind!!
The pics we posted for you tell the whole story- no cabins or houses right next door (right out of a clever camera shot), like all too many!!!!!.
We're at the very END OF THE ROAD with the back property line the San Juan National Forest! The Weminuche Wilderness is just up the hill! The retreat is what you would hope for in a mountain getaway. It is very secluded, pretty, warm, cozy and soothing; with wood paneling, aspen T+G vaulted ceilings.. with lots of windows to gaze out at God's handiwork. And of course there's the wrap-around deck with gazebo overlooking the lake with fields below providing you with Hallmark Views!

FISHING and FUN!: The fishing in the lake is great. If you want big trophy fish monster Pike are pulled out every year. We like to keep the freezer stocked with the Rainbow Trout and Kokanee Salmon that you don't need to be an expert angler to catch. The road goes all around the lake and there are plenty of good spots to fish from shore. There's also Doc's Marina to rent fishing boats and fun toys by the hour, or day. They also rent 'party barges' so everyone can go! There's also some 10 hiking trails that are nearby and easy. You can hike up either Vallecito Creek or the Los Pinos River into the Weminuche which begins at both trail heads. Best of all, there is a trail just above the house that takes you up into the Wilderness Area smacking you with a gorgous alpine meadow dressed with a stream, deer and elk. There are also ATVs for rent that will take you up forest roads and trails high up into the mountains right across the lake! For skiers Durango Mountain Resort and Wolf Creek Ski Area both boast some of the best powder anywhere with no long lift line. If you would like Michael to assist you in boating fun...give him a hollar at (970)903-0382.

FALL, THANKSGIVING and CHRISTMAS: FALL COLORS! Fall is a wonderful time to visit. The Aspens set the hills ablaze with color! There are several famous color tours you can do as day trips. Try the Million Dollar Highway over the passes through Silverton and Telluride- an easy and fabulous journey; a photographers dream. The summer visitors are gone, the fishing's at it's best and the marina will normally still be renting boats. This is also generally the most predictably finest weather of the year. Our Favorite Time at the Hideaway,for sure!

THANKSGIVING! What a wonderful place to give thanks with your loved ones for God's awesome creation!

CHRISTMAS......Well, who doesn't dream of a White Colorado Christmas? We put the tree up by Thanksgiving, string up the outside lights, dig out the Santas and nutcrackers, make sure the woodpile is bulging and then it's all up to you to let the magic begin. You just have to supply the milk and cookies (some sugarplums are nice, too!)

SKIING and HUNTING: SKIERS! We are right in between two awesome ski areas. Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory) and Wolf Creek Ski Area . You've probably heard about Purgatory but not Wolf Creek, which is known for the best and deepest powder in the country. Both have great and varied terrain for all skill levels and no long lift lines! Snowmobile rentals are available. Here at Lake Vallecito we have miles of groomed Nordic Ski Trails right across the lake.
If you want to just hang out in your own winter wonderland just stay home in front of our beautiful soapstone wood stove/fireplace. We have tons of wood - use all you want! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

HUNTERS! This is the ideal base camp! Just one mile up the trail from the house is Freeman Park, renowned for retreiving trophy Elk and Deer!! The entire area has good hunting including Wild Turkey.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Smoking Allowed:

            Smoking Outside Only - Ashtrays Provided...moreless

          • Limited Accessibility
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 3: 1 double


          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            27 inch HD TV with Directv...moreless

          • Full Bath 27 inch HDTV in Master BR 2nd BR - Queen 3rd BR - Double Pull out couch in Living Room sleeps 2 also. Memory foam mattress....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


          Other Amenities

              • Great place for family reunions...plenty of seating (and of course the views are awesome)..Also pets and children can be confined on wrap-around deck so parents don't have to worry loved ones are somewhere where they are not suppose to be. Vallecito Lake still has an old time setting...a quaint little village...but still close to the many attractions the 4 Corners has to offer....Sure beats a hotel atmosphere!!!...moreless


              • Television:

                46' Sony HD with Directv in Livingroom 27' Samsung HD with Directv in Master BR...moreless

              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Books For Adults
              • Satellite / Cable


              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Adventure
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Restaurants
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Forests
              • Marina
              • Churches
              • Ruins
              • Live Theater

              Leisure Activities

              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Paddle Boating
              • Bird Watching
              • Sledding

              local services and businesses

              • Massage Therapist
              • Groceries

              Location Type

              • Lake View
              • Mountain View
              • Water View
              • Mountain
              • Lake

              sports and adventure activities

              • Snowmobiling
              • Kayaking
              • Parasailing
              • Water Tubing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Sailing
              • Mountaineering
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Hunting
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Hiking
              • Rafting
              • Whitewater Rafting

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining:

                    One Farm Table that seats 6 and One Round Tiled Table seating 4 , with seating of 2 at the Stove Island...moreless

                  • Seating for 12 people


                  • Heating
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Living Room:

                    Flat screen TV, Cable in Living room and Master bedroom ...moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    All linens provided...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Laundry soap provided...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Dryer sheets provided...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Bath and kitchen ...moreless

                  • Wood Stove
                  • Shampoo
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Parking


                  • Dishwasher
                  • Microwave
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Freezer
                  • Oven
                  • Grill
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Blender
                  • Stove
                  • 4 Ring Stove


                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Propane provided...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Boat:

                    Contact owner for boat ride info...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Contact owner for info. ...moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Contact owner for info. ...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Gazebo
                  • Lanai / Gazebo


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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Tax Rate 6.8%


                  No Refund OF Deposits

                  If you cancel your reservations less than 30 days of reservation and we are not able to re-book the property there will be NO refunds

                  Note: We strongly advise that Winter rentals have an AWD or 4 wheel drive vehicle. The roads are plowed on a regular basis as needed, however weather is a factor here at Vallecito Lake, Colorado, but it's worth it for the ultimate CO

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                  Last updated: 08/16/2014
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                  Vallecito Lake
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Vallecito Lake
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Wolf Creek and Durango Ski
                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Wyndham at Pagosa Springs
                  Vallecito Lake
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Lake Valecito has Mexican, American, Steak houses

                  Car: Recommended

                  Being in the four corners area within several hours we can be in so many exciting places. Here's a few wonders that we like to visit that are so diverse, yet close at hand: Mesa Verde- we always take visitors there for the day to see the Anasazi cliff dwellings, only an hour away. Canyon lands National Park is 3 hrs away in the Moab, Utah area and a whole different world. There's also the Durango-Silverton Narrow Guage train ride. A vintage steam engine takes you through the Animas River canyon to the old mining town of Silverton and back. Many visitors consider this a must do day adventure. If you want whitewater there are many rafting outfitters in Durango that do full or 1/2

                  day trips on the Animas or Piedra Rivers nearby. They also rent 1 or 2 person inflatable kayaks that you can take by yourself. But you really don't need to leave our valley. There are two general stores close by for groceries, liquor, fishing and hunting licenses, tackle, etc. Just kick back and be alive!!!

                  Other Activities: hunting, wildlife viewing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, beach, boating, shopping, dining, kayaking


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                  • San Juan National Forest boundary

                    San Juan National Forest boundary

                  • View north from deck

                    View north from deck

                  • Mellow hangout

                    Mellow hangout

                  • Walking-in


                  • deck


                  • Down driveway

                    Down driveway

                  • To end of road

                    To end of road

                  • Vallecito Lake

                    Vallecito Lake

                  • National Forest

                    National Forest

                  • View across valley

                    View across valley

                  • Fields, ponds and horses below

                    Fields, ponds and horses below

                  • Walk out to this!

                    Walk out to this!

                  • Entertaining and dining room

                    Entertaining and dining room

                  • Feast Central

                    Feast Central

                  • Deck and Lake

                    Deck and Lake

                  • Great BBQ

                    Great BBQ

                  • The Divide

                    The Divide

                  • Flowers Galore!

                    Flowers Galore!

                  • Lake to left

                    Lake to left

                  • Cozy Fireplace

                    Cozy Fireplace

                  • Seating for eight

                    Seating for eight

                  VRBO #349419

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, August 10, 2014

                  $250 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 08/16/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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