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Private 8 acre Riverfront Retreat only 5 minutes to downtown Durango!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

** 2 Bedrooms + 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Please email us for more information:

House on 8 private acres of Riverfront, just 5 minutes to Downtown Durango, 25 Minutes to Ski Area, 20 minutes to airport or land your own plane a mile away!

CHECK OUT VIDEOS OF RIO ANGELS RETREAT UNDER THE "AMENITIES" SECTION BELOW! Please contact us for availability as the online calendar limits bookings to one home (with 2 homes available, we are usually able to accommodate you).

Welcome to Rio Angels private estate! Relax to the roar of the beautiful Animas River right off the many decks of this fabulous 2 bedroom, 2 bath house. Soaring ceilings and expansive 2-story windows face the river where you’ll enjoy 1600 feet of your own private fishing, rafting or swimming paradise. This extraordinary riverfront property is located just 3 miles from downtown Durango, yet you will feel like you’re truly on a country vacation, surrounded by huge trees, abundant wildlife, and spectacular mountains.

Fish from your own private nature trail alongside the river with its white sandy beaches and huge boulders. Share a meal with loved ones at the riverside picnic area. Relax in the hammock, play horseshoes, or drive golf balls on the lawn during the day...enjoy the warmth of the fire from the outdoor fire pit overlooking the river, and marvel at the starry night beneath the magnificent firs and cottonwoods.

This fabulous house sleeps 4 - 6, with two master bedrooms, one down and one upstairs. Each bedroom sleeps two in grand comfort and features a seating area, its own full bath, and opens on to a furnished deck from where you can enjoy the river breezes and cool mountain air.

There is also a sleeper sofa in the large 2-story living area to accommodate up to 6 guests. The fully furnished kitchen and dining area open to the wooded back yard and also look out onto the beautiful river. There is a laundry room with washer and dryer, big screen TV with satellite, and hi speed wireless internet.

This open, high-ceilinged aerie provides the perfect vacation hideaway. We promise you will want to come back again and again to enjoy the charms of living on the river in the woods while being so close to shopping, skiing and hiking the beautiful Durango area.

This great property is available year round, so plan now to host your own winter hunting group or that guys’ fishing vacation!

A charming 3 bedroom 3 bath home on the property is also available for rent and sleeps 6 - 8. It features the same amenities, and all the extras like a riverside seating area, outdoor firepit, wood burning stove and much more. It stands just far enough away for privacy, yet the two houses together are perfect for two families or groups sharing a vacation.

With its beautiful acreage on the Animas River and two fabulous houses, this private estate is also perfect for weddings, retreats, corporate gatherings, family reunions, etc. Catering and event planning is available locally to fit all your needs.

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More Details

Property Manager
Whitney Brandon
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018


Durango House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Available on request at no charge, Sleep Sofa (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Prime riverfront property with riverside trail for walking or fly fishing. Great fishing, rafting, hiking on the property, accessible only by guests. Access to various golf courses, rec center with climbing wall and pools, Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory) is only 25 minutes away. Private airpark with hanger space is only 5 minutes away.


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Private 8 acre Riverfront Retreat only 5 minutes to downtown Durango!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
Richmond, TX

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Gabriel,s Cabin. Very nice place for our group. Proximity to Durango is excellent. We fished the river below the house and caught fish. Balcony, Fire pit and Porch are great in the evening. For our group we share the cost. It is actually less expensive to stay here than the Hampton. It's nice to have our own temporary home.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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gatesville, TX

7 days in durango

  • 5 of 5

Great property. The house was very nice, and clean. The large windows and over abundant porch and balcony space made us feel we were outside all of the time. actually we were out side and active most of the time - and the location of the property was perfect for all of our activities from horse back riding to rafting to fishing on various parts of the Animas, to enjoying the historic district. management was professional and easy to work with. Had a great time - and if ever back in the Durango area, will certainly stay at Rio Angels.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We lived Gabriel's cabin !!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at Gabriel's cabin & we loved every minute !!!! Very close to downtown- we biked there & walked out dogs on the river walk . Took a day trip to silver ton & ouray for a fabulous jeep tour. Went to Durango mountain to do the alpine slide . Only problem was not staying long enough - next time will stay a month !!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love Gabriel's cabin!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Gabriel's cabin & loved every minute of it !!! We walked our dogs on the trail by the river & rode bikes into town . Everything is very close to town . An easy day drive to silverton & ouray for a beautiful jeep tour . Went to Durango mountain for the alpine slide . Very comfortable cabin ! Only problem is not staying long enough . Next time we're staying a month !!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My daughter's family and I made a trip from Tucson, AZ as a40th Birthday surprise for my daughter who lives in Durango. While looking for a place to stay the four nights we were there, I found this property among others that would have fit our needs. I'm so glad this was the one we booked! The pictures do not do it justice! Not only was it clean and well stocked the space inside and out are great. We made good use of the well appointed kitchen, bar-Bab-que, outside tables, and evenings around the fire pit. I loved sitting by the river and listening to the birds when not occupied with my kids and grand kids. Before we headed home I told my family I want to come back with the "whole clan" when I celebrate the beginning of my next decade!

Special Thank You to Whitney for all her help in making our trip special!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dallas, Texas

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Oh my! What a perfect and cozy cabin this was! It was close to everything! We were close to downtown to all the fun restaurants. We were only a quick drive to the slopes as well. The cabin was comfy, cozy, and perfect for a fun getaway! We couldn't have asked for a better place! :)

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
La Plata County Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Downtown Durango
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Hillcrest, Dalton Ranch, Tamarron
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US 550
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Many 5-star in Durango
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Purgatory, Wolf Creek, Hesperus
Car: recommended

We offer complimentary day passes for our guests to the fabulous Durango Recreation Center with climbing wall, hot tub, leisure pool, splash pad, gym, workout room & much more - AND drop off child care is offered for guests while they enjoy the facilities!

Ask for recommendations on guided fishing and rafting trips, horseback riding, bungee trampoline course and tree-top ropes course available, glider rides, hot air balloon rides, much more! The Animas Airpark is located within minutes of the property, and has hangar space and jet fuel for those wanting to arrive by private plane.

Rio Angels Estate is located just 5 minutes from downtown Durango, and has two luxurious houses available on its extensive river front property. Three ski resorts are located close by, making Rio Angels the perfect base for winter sports. Purgatory (Durango Mountain Resort) is 30 minutes, Wolf Creek is an hour away, and Hesperus (Lighted night skiing) is less than 20 minutes by car!

Durango is well known for its myriad year-round activities...including great snow skiing, fishing, cycling, hunting, golf...all in a climate which boasts 325 days of sunshine per year! Durango also has a lively cultural scene, numerous five-star restaurants and wonderful boutique shopping.

Golf: Dalton Ranch



Ski: Incredible skiing within short driving distances are a major attraction for guests of Rio Angels Estate.

Please contact us for details on the following:

Purgatory (Durango Family Resort) 25 minutes away by car;

Wolf Creek - 60 minutes by car;

Hesperus Ski Area (lighted night skiing) 15 minutes by car;

Telluride - 2 hours by car

Chapman Hill (fun sledding for the kids) - 5 minutes by car


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $350
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 6.8%

* Prices based on 4 person occupancy. Additional guests (2 maximum) - $25 per person per night.
10% Discount for stays of 7 nights or more.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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