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Southwest Colorado's Premier Vacation Retreat

Bedrooms 8
Space 6,500 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Estate, 7 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths. Guesthouse also rentable for 4

Rincon Lodge is located just east of historic Durango, Colorado (approx 15-20 min) where you can enjoy countless seasonal activities such as golfing, horseback riding, river rafting, shopping, dining, and world-class hunting & fishing. Also nearby are Mesa Verde National Park, the Durango-Silverton narrow gauge railroad, two ski areas (Durango Mountain Resort and Wolf Creek Ski Area), and natural healing hot spring spas.

Built in 1995-1996, the lodge itself is a magnificent 6,500 square foot custom log home with expansive wrap-around decks offering views of the majestic La Plata Mountains, the Florida Mesa, and abundant wildlife. Open floor plans, cathedral ceilings, and soaring windows provide views of deer, elk, and wild turkey seen almost daily year-round. Inside the lodge, seven bedrooms will accommodate up to 20 guests with room for more upon request.

The main floor has three full-size sofas as well as additional seating for comfortable relaxation and is situated around a floor to ceiling wood burning river rock fireplace with satellite television and a DVD/VCR. Several entryways provide access to covered decks with panoramic views. Private bedrooms include shared full baths and another half bath with shower just around the corner. The dining area and kitchen on the main floor feature a teak dining table easily seating ten people with additional leafs for expansion. A massive elk antler chandelier adorns the area.

The custom kitchen and center island features solid granite countertops, a six burner gas range, double ovens, and everything else even the most discerning gourmet cook will appreciate. The center island provides casual seating. The mudroom offers a full-size washer and dryer, a full upright freezer, and a large open pantry.

The lower living area also has a full-size sofa and chair seating around a second river rock fireplace and a big screen satellite television with DVD/VCR. It hosts four private bedrooms including a kids "Camp Room" and one shared full bath. Two entryways provide access to covered patios.

Take the log staircase to the upper level and you will find the master suite complete with a rustic aspen log frame king-size bed and two private decks with views that will take your breath away. The master bath has a Jacuzzi tub, separate shower, double vanity, and a spacious walk-in closet that includes an extra sleeping area with futon, a ping pong table, or a secluded place to just be alone with your thoughts and relax.

Accommodations total two king-size beds, two queen-size beds, one full-size bed, 2 twin beds, 2 sets of bunk bed, and futon sleepers. Radiant in-floor heating is accented by oak hardwoods, carpet, slate, and saltillo tile. There are ceiling fans and portable fans in every room. This house was designed without central air, because of it's alititude!

In conjunction with the Lodge for larger parties, the Guesthouse will sleep 4 comfortably. Situated as a studio apartment or 'mother-in-law' quarters above the 3 car garage, it offers the same stupendous views and peaceful settings as the Lodge, located approximately 60 yards directly north. The Guesthouse rents separately from the Lodge at $900 week or $130 per night plus tax/cleaning. It has a king and queen bed, sofa, tv, full kitchen, shower, washer/dryer. IF you do not need to rent the guesthouse based on a smaller group, we will not rent it to another family during your stay! It will just remain closed. No one will be on the property but your party during your stay.

Located at 7487', the fully fenced 76 acres of ponderosa and juniper pine covered ground around the Lodge offer endless nature trail hiking, snowshoeing, snow sledding, mountain biking, picnicking, barbecuing, horseshoes, and a ski run in the winter months to keep busy during your stay.

Complimentary wireless internet throughout the property.

RINCON LODGE has something for everyone! With its spaciousness, unmatched beauty and peaceful surroundings, it is an ideal vacation spot for family and school reunions, or executive corporate retreats and even small weddings. For more information, please contact us at 303-362-0964 or e-mail!

Keywords: Lodge, Estate, Acreage, Large Groups, Privacy, Peaceful

More Details

Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Kimberly

My husband, Marty, built this lovely log home in 1996. We had a son in 2000 and thought it would be nice to raise our son near Marty's parents, so we relocated to the suburbs of Denver. That is when we turned the Lodge into a Vacation Rental. Over the years, we have had wonderful repeat guests and made memories with our family and friends at the Lodge. Our caretakers are located near the property should you ever need anything while renting. We also have someone to plow the driveway should the snow becomes over 6 inches. You will NEED 4 wheel drive vehicles or chained tires for winter months (Nov-April) to get up to the Lodge! The driveway is a gentle switchback to the top. Great for sledding!

Kimberly purchased this estate in 1996

Why Kimberly chose Rincon Ridge

Everyone loves this property!

Why? The Lodge itself, the views, the land around the property to hike or sled, the amenities and space within the lodge, the seclusion and tranquility, the authenticity of living in a log cabin in the mountains!

What makes this estate unique

A true Log Cabin nestled atop a ridge, that is totally secluded to the outside world. At it's elevation of approximately 7500 ft above sea level, the wind blows through the night allowing for a roaring fire sometimes in the middle of summer. The views can only truly be explained by being there. This fenced 76 acre property will allow your entire party to roam safely without getting lost in the mountains of Durango. All the comforts of home in a large 3 story cabin with radiant heated floors, lots of space and where the only sounds you hear at night are deer walking through leaves or a wolf howling at the moon.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family recently gathered from 7 states and loved staying at this wonderful lodge. It was even nicer than we expected. The view from the wrap around porch was wonderful. The entire place is very well furnished. We have never stayed anywhere before with such a well equipped kitchen. There is a very nice pantry/utility room area which has lots of storage shelves and extra large kettles. We found the attached garage area and storage very handy also. We all agreed that this wonderful location was a real plus toward making this our best reunion yet.


Minden, Nebraska
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Rincon Ridge Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24 ...
  • Max. adults: 24
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Please drive slowly on the dirt road to the Lodge. Secluded, private residential road and there are others who may be driving past or wildlife.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 5
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 8 - 1 king , 1 queen , Guesthouse, add on rental if party needs extra space
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , 5 twin/ single , Camp room (kids themed) sleeps 6
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 futons , 4 sofas, additional blow up mattresses
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Bed Sets (2)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
RINCON LODGE has something for everyone! With its spaciousness, unmatched beauty and peaceful surroundings, it is an ideal vacation spot for weddings, family and school reunions, or executive corporate retreats. For more information, please contact us at 303-362-0964 or e-mail. Please note the Guesthouse is a separate rental. If you chose to add it, it rents additionally from The Lodge. It sleeps 4. Wildlife abounds. Views. Privacy. Peace.


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Southwest Colorado's Premier Vacation Retreat
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 104 reviews

Texas-Arizona family reunion, June,2018

  • 5 of 5

June 11-16, 2018 our family had a retreat to this property. The location and accessibility to adventures was remarkable. The lodge and grounds were better than advertised and all of us had a great vacation at this lodge. The communication with Kimberly during the booking process was excellent. Prompt response to questions and very respectful of our wishes. I highly recommend this lodge for anyone seeking a great getaway with family or friends. We would do this again!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, Thank you so much for the lovely review! Thrilled that you loved it. Please do come again anytime, we'd love to have you back! Until then, all the best and safe travels! Kimberly
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  • 5 of 5

This place is beautiful and amazing! The Lodge has everything. The floor plan is perfect and provides plenty of space for everyone. The kitchen has every pot, pan, baking sheet, and utensil one could possibly need. The owner has thought of everything from the washer and dryer to the 2 refrigerators. We had family from 4 different parts of the country, and we all felt right at home here. This place allows you to have true quality family time that you would not be able to get staying at a hotel. Not only that, but the views from the house are spectacular day and night. We will definitely be booking the Rincon Ridge Lodge for our next trip to Durango.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angie, Thank you for choosing Rincon Lodge for your stay and also for the lovely review! You were a pleasure to work with and thank you for taking such good care of the place. We very much look forward to having you and your family return someday soon. Until then, safe travels! Very Best, Kimberly
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Rincon Lodge is Top Notch

  • 5 of 5

Had the pleasure of staying here with a group of 20 golfers and it was fantastic! Kim K. is a wonderful host and I would highly recommend this property! Incredible views and accommodations - The best of Durango!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for a family get away.

  • 5 of 5

there was no screen door upstairs and it was rather warm for family sleeping up there. Also one of the fans downstairs didn’t work. Overall great accommodation and our family loved the house.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Kathy for your 5-star review! I will have the caretaker check on the fan and screen. Your comfort is our top priority! Many thanks to you for choosing our property and please consider booking with us again. We would love to have you back! Sincerely, Kimberly
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Cibolo, TX

Beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for my family reunion.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale AZ

Heaven on a hill top

  • 5 of 5

It was such an incredible experience being in this beautiful home in the middle of 80 acres and a little slice of heaven. The house was clean and had every amenity imaginable . We will come back every year to this perfect place.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura, Thank you for your lovely words. It has been my pleasure to work with you and your crew. We would absolutely love to host you and your company every year! Please do come back to see us. Until then, safe travels. Very best, Kimberly
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
La Plata County
Nearest Barpub
19 Miles
Steamworks Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Hillcrest Golf Club
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
US 160/CR 234
Nearest Restaurant
17 Miles
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Durango Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Animas River
Car: recommended

Ski: Durango Mountain Resort and Wolf Creek Ski Area

This is a rural property just outside of Durango city limits which sits atop a mountainous ridge. You will NEED 4 wheel drive in the winter or chains. There is a good chance you will encounter wild life, small and large. You may see mice, chipmunks, rabbits, turkey, coyotes, deer, elk, mountain lions and bears! Also, the Lodge is equipped with ceiling fans and portable fans in every room for summer, not air conditioning. Generally, the wind at this altitude can be cool enough to burn fires at the Lodge in the summer nights. If any of these things mentioned here bother you or are a cause of concern we may not be a perfect fit, and ultimately we want you to have a wonderful experience. Kindest regards, Rincon Lodge


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $275
Refundable damage deposit $500

Pets are allowed with $500 Refundable pet deposit, per pet. Pet cleaning fees are $50. per pet.
CANCELLATION POLICY: The time factor is critical in vacation rentals and your reservation will hold this property off the market. If you cancel for any reason after we have mailed your executed contract, your rent cannot be refunded unless the Lodge or guesthouse is re-rented (less a $100.00 administrative fee).
Smoking is allowed OUTSIDE the lodge. No inside smoking. Four Wheel Drive Vehicles or chained tires required in winter season! You are in the mountains and may encounter snakes, mice, chipmunks, rabbits, turkey, deer, elk, mountains and bears. If you are uncomfortable with anything mentioned, this may not be the perfect place for you.

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.