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Mineshaft, Creek front, Hot Tub, Close to Town, Ski Area 20 miles

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

The Durango Mine Shaft, a vacation rental in the Animas Valley in Durango, is the definition of a Colorado home. Nestled among some of the largest pines in the Animas Valley and bordered by a seasonal creek which can be viewed from the two decks or from the comfort of the hot tub, this home offers a true Southwest Colorado experience. Indoors, light a fire and make your gourmet meal in the kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Days filled with activities will have you sleeping well in this home, which sleeps 10. WI FI and cable tv mean you don't lose touch with the world, unless you choose to! For booking information, and information about additional activities available, contact Scott at number listed below.

This home is set back off the road, on a 2 acre property with an 8 ft privacy fence in the front. There is a hiking trail out the back door. The home backs up to 19 acres of green space. It is located a half mile from Trimble Hot Springs & Spa and 10 minutes to City Market.

Durango's Premier Sailing Adventure Company, Peaks and Tides, offers sailing charters for morning and sunset cruises, lessons, team building stay and sail packages and more with exclusive offers for Mineshaft guests. Visit or contact the owner for more information.

( Sales Tax ID # 25200381)

Keywords: House, Boat, Sailing, Skiing/Snowboarding, Hot Tub

More Details

Scott Frazer
Member since: 2007
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Scott Frazer

Durango Native of thirty five years. Ski guide, Raft guide, Fishing guide, USCG Capitan and Home Builder

Scott Frazer purchased this house in 2005

Why Scott Frazer chose Durango

The perfect balance and location in Durango. Close to all activities that abound in Durango.

What makes this house unique

New Flooring in downstairs bedrooms and bathroom! Leather couches! In house guides can offer you a sailing experience, river rafting, fishing from a Dory on the Animas River, private ski lessons, and more. Inquire within.


Durango House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1) located in loft, second queen located in loft, Day Bed (1), Baby Cribs (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Air mattresses available
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Hiking out the back door, Creek running in front of home, Across the highway from Dalton Ranch Golf Course. Ten minutes to downtown Durango, ten minutes from Durango Mountain Resort. One 1/2 mile from Trimble Hot Springs. Experience sailing with our in house USCG Capitan on a 33 foot sailboat on a Rocky Mountain Lake, or take a lesson in Basic Keelboat sailing lesson from an ASA Certified Sail Instructor. Take the family rafting on a 16' Cataraft down the Animas River with an in house raft guide. Spend some time fishing on a beautifully crafted wooden Dory with a Durango Native fishing guide. All services include free transportation and offered by your hosts. Please inquire within for more details!


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Mineshaft, Creek front, Hot Tub, Close to Town, Ski Area 20 miles
average rating of 4.7297297 based on 37 reviews

Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

4th time staying here. Will go back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing place to stay

  • 4 of 5

This is a very relaxing place to stay. Katie and Scott couldn't have been more hospitable. We were there with our children and grandchildren and ranged in age from 3 months to 72 yrs. The kitchen was large and well outfitted. The refrigerator was huge and appeared to be new. The hot tub and decks were enjoyed by all. Located behind the owners' home, away from the road, and against a wooded slope, it felt secluded. While those used to 5 star resorts might find it too rustic, we didn't at all and it was very clean with a comfortably furnished gathering room with a large flat screen TV. The Foosball in the loft was a big hit too! The only thing for our size group that would have made it a little easier would have been more than 2 baths, one of which you had to walk through the Master bedroom to get to. They had beds for us all (never even used the air mattresses) but an extra half bath off the loft would have been perfect. However, the price was fair and we would return again. It's a wonderful area to be in the outdoors and Mineshaft was very accommodating!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a great two night stay! Would stay here again. It had everything we needed. Close to shopping yet it felt private.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, comfortable, convenient place to stay during our trip to Durango. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for our mini family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time enjoying the Mine Shaft with lots of room to be together but not on top of one another. Scott and Katie are lovely hosts. Lots of fun and interesting things to do in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very disappointed!!

  • 1 of 5

I was very disappointment with the rental! I have rented many VRBO’s and this was by far the worst. Before we arrived I contacted them several times for the correct rental agreement and never received it. I had to send in someone else’s rental agreement and cross out their info and put mine in which was very unprofessional.

I was unaware that the owners live on site, I would not have rented this place if I knew that…it should definitely be mentioned in the ad. It’s shared parking with the owners and not much of it with a large group. It was advertised as dining for 12, which was not the case unless you bring in patio furniture. The air mattress had a hole and would not stay aired up at night. And there were dirty dishes in the cabinet. There were also a lot of ants, and several spiders in the upstairs bathroom and the downstairs showered had terrible water pressure. The kitchenware hardware is very old and the heater was extremely loud while trying to sleep. At one point during our stay, the owner came to our rental and was putting chemicals in the hot tub which was nice, but, he did this while we were there…maybe do it when we’re gone so we have our privacy without having to see the owners. The house feels like they put all their left over crap in it. It doesn’t seem like they care that much about the house or renters. The owners were very friendly but this house was not what we expected. The pictures are by far the best part, but it was nice they allow pets.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a shame that you are so disappointed in our rental home! This is the worst review we ever received- in 7 years! The property is a 4 acre property with the back 2 acres surrounded by an 8 foot fence. The front part is a parking lot with 9 vehicle spaces! On the front portion of the lot is another dwelling which houses the owners. Most guests comment that the home a great sense of privacy. The owners are on site to ensure the satisfaction of guests and that the hot tub is well maintained. This is especially important with big groups with children! That being said, had you let us known of the ants and spiders, we would have had our staff clear them out immediately. This is crucial in the spring - in the woods and on the water- as they are coming out in full force and require diligence. The sooner we find them , the sooner they relocate! Each room has a thermostat for electric heat. No need for the forced air unit. This was mentioned to you upon check in. The dishes are replaced frequently, though not necessarily with the latest patterns. We do ensure that there are plenty of matching place settings. Two chairs were just replaced, so only 10 were available.(Dirty dishes are a concern that I will address with the cleaning staff. We have selected our crew based on their thorough cleaning and attention to detail. This, I am positive, is not a regular occurrence. We also regret that you did not mention that one of the 4 air mattresses provided was leaky. Had you noted which one was defective, we could have promptly removed it from the closet so the next guest would be able to select one of the others that do hold air. We will be sure to remove them all and test which one does not work. Regarding the "unwanted crap" left in the home- are you speaking to the antique dictionary your father asked us to sell to him? We apologize that we were not interested selling the item, it is special to us and an interesting artifact that folks like your father enjoy to check out during their stay. Like the dictionary, many of the pieces displayed in the home are special- action shots of the owner dropping 20ft waterfalls in his kayak, paragliding in Bali, Sailing in the caribbean, antique snow shoes, antique fly rods, model sail boats, etc. The home is not cluttered, but also doesn't have a Target Store decor. Guests like it! We hope that our guests would feel welcome to address concerns with us during their stay so they can be comfortable.
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Dalton Ranch Golf Course Club House
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Dalton Ranch
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Train
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US HWY 550
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
Mounatin Madness Pizza
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Durango Mountain Resort


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 6.8%

A $300 Refundable Damage Deposit Required, Cancellation 2 months prior to your arrival with a $200 cancellation fee

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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