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Vista View Ranch- Awesome Views in Every Direction

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,580 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Mancos Colorado vacation rental home known as Vista View Ranch.

The peaceful setting and convenient location are just the beginning of the appointments of this wonderful, custom home sitting atop a hill on 37 acres with grand views of the La Plata Mountains, Mesa Verde National Park to the West and Sleeping Ute Mountain beyond Mesa Verde.

The spacious back deck and wrap-around porch not only offer these panoramic mountain views, but also the enjoyment of frequent Colorado blue skies, fresh Rocky Mountain air, and a comfortable spot to retreat to after the day’s activities.

The entrance and Visitor Center of Mesa Verde National Park is a twelve minute, 12 mile drive, and many options for area activities are found nearby (see driving times and distances below).

Inside, the three bedroom, three bath home guests will find well-appointed bedrooms, baths and kitchen along with a gas fireplace in the living room and surround sound audio throughout the house, plus a family room den on the upper level.

On the main, ground level, is the living room with gas fireplace and doors that open to the covered porch, the fully-equipped kitchen dining room and breakfast room. All three bedrooms are on this ground level including the master bedroom with king size bed, large private bath and french doors that open onto a deck with magnificent views of the La Plata Mountains to the north.

Two additional bedrooms on the main level with queen size beds share a full bath, and upstairs, a large family room den with queen sleeper sofa includes a flat screen TV and entertainment system with surround sound. A three-quarter bath services this bonus room and extra bedroom.

Adjacent to the kitchen are the formal dining room that seats six and breakfast room which seat four more diners. The laundry room with full size washer and dryer is also on the main level.

Outside, parking for vehicles and trailers is easy and convenient, so this is a good home for those who travel with ATVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles and other motorized toys. The master bedroom deck and wrap-around porch provide ample outdoor living spaces, and the views from this home are sure to leave a memorable impression.

Access to the hilltop home is directly off the paved highway, via 1/2 mile of well-maintained private road and driveway. This road is navigable by all passenger vehicles in summer, and some motorcycle riders find the hard-packed gravel fine to ride on at slow speeds. Garage parking for passenger cars, motorcycles and bicycle storage is available at the home. Please contact us should you need more details.

The home is located about 1/2 mile from the famous San Juan Scenic Skyway, including a section known as the Million Dollar Highway, which is an incredibly picturesque driving loop that connects Durango, Mancos, Mesa Verde National Park, Telluride, Ouray, Silverton and Purgatory Resort, as well as many fantastic trails for hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing and other Rocky Mountain adventures.

Visitors can enjoy the shops, restaurants, galleries and the Durango Train within about a 30 minute drive, with skiing and summer mountain activities at Purgatory Resort a beautifully scenic, one hour drive to the north.

Ski Hesperus, the little ski hill near Durango, is an excellent way to experience lighted, night skiing, and is only about a 12 minute drive towards Durango from this home.

Wildlife sightings are common at this comfortable and private home and there are a couple of hiking/biking trails within minutes from the home. Fall color viewing is spectacular from this home with open views to high mountain aspen forests.

The comfortable Vista View Ranch home offers much to the traveler seeking a truly special place to call home during their visit to Southwest Colorado. Contact us with any questions regarding your stay at this cozy and charming getaway.

Driving times (approximate):

Downtown Mancos - 6 minutes, 4 miles

Groceries, Mancos - 6 minutes, 4 miles

Closest Gasoline, Mancos - 6 minutes, 4 miles

Mesa Verde National Park - 12 minutes, 12 miles

Chicken Creek nordic skiing trails - 12 minutes, 6 miles

Ski Hesperus - 13 minutes, 12 miles

Kennebec Cafe, Hesperus - 13 minutes, 12 miles

Blue Lake Ranch Events Center - 20 miles, 21 minutes

National Forest Access, La Plata Mountains - 20 minutes, 17 miles

National Forest Access, Transfer Campground - 25 minutes, 20 miles

Phil’s World mountain biking trails - 24 minutes, 20 miles

Dolores, CO - 26 minutes, 22 miles

Cortez, CO - 26 minutes, 22 miles

Downtown Durango - 29 minutes, 24 miles

Durango Train Depot - 30 minutes, 24 miles

Purgatory Ski Resort - 60 minutes, 50 miles

Telluride, CO - 1 hour 46 minutes, 87 miles

Please be aware that although the road and driveway to the home are plowed and maintained in winter a 4 wheel or all wheel drive vehicle will be necessary.

Colorado sales and lodging tax account number 02866655-0002.

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More Details

Property Manager
Marie-Vacation Accommodations of Durango
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2018


Mancos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2580 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , In Upstairs Family Room
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sleeper
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Vista View Ranch- Awesome Views in Every Direction
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

Spectacular views, lovely home, attentive host

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated a family milestone birthday with 9 people- all comfortable and had a great time. Nearby Mesa Verde was fantastic. We could have stayed longer and hiked more!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Time in Mancos

  • 5 of 5

We loved the centrally located house as we explored Cortez, Durango and Mancos, especially the Bakery in town. The front porch was-enjoyed on more than one occasion watching the sunset over Sleeping Ute and Mesa Verde. The stars and meteorites were beautiful! The fresh air and cool breezes were enjoyed by our readers. It was all so wonderful. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful visit. We cooked most of our meals at the home and everything we needed was there for us to use.

The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 was that the wifi was extremely slow.

Beautiful view and comfortable home.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific house

  • 5 of 5

Great views, lovely deck and house

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque, New Mexico

Beautiful Views- Great Location

  • 4 of 5

This home fit our needs perfectly. The beautiful panoramic views made us feel like we really had a getaway vacation. The location was great for us to take in the sights at Mesa Verde and have some fun in Durango. It was easy to find. The beds were in good shape. We enjoyed using the barbecue grill and many spices/staples were already at the house. Go to the Bar D Chuckwagon in Durango! It was a hoot and all of us enjoyed it- from age 23-56!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and the owner was extremely gracious and courteous! The views are gorgeous and the house was very comfortable and well-stocked. We had everything we needed. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolute Bakery & Cafe
"Great lunch and wonderful pastries!"
Mancos Valley Distillery
Hamburger Haven
The Kennebec
"Great food!"
Mesa Verde National Park
"A must see when visiting SW Colorado and a noted World Heritage Site, Mesa Verde is one of t..."
McPhee Reservoir
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum
"Great fun for the entire family!"
Hesperus Ski Area
"Offers night skiing"
Columbine Bar
Rimrock Outfitters
Durango Dog Ranch
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Durango La Plata
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Hillcrest Golf Course
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge
Nearest Restaurant
17 Miles
Kennebec Cafe
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Hesperus Ski Hill
Car: recommended

We have space for your horses.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $185
Tax Rate 8.2%

Dogs allowed with prior approval. Dogs must be crated when left alone, do not leave them unattended and loose in the home.

Over 8 people additional guest charge 25.00 per person per night.

Starting Jan. monthly rental $4000.00 per month with a 3 month minimum.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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