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The Cercos Mountain Retreat - Luxury Home 15 Minutes from Town

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,800 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Country House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

A beautiful 4,800 square foot custom home on 42 acres adjacent to National Forest and bordered by BLM, our house is surrounded by magnificent Ponderosa pine trees, wildlife paths, spectacular views and wonderful mountain air. Built in 2005, this home is the perfect getaway for your next family vacation, wedding, family reunion, business retreat, etc.

There are two large bedrooms downstairs (one is the master suite) each with a queen size bed, its own private bathroom, private patio/deck, and gorgeous views. The master bath has a luxurious soaking tub and separate shower.

There are two more large bedrooms upstairs each with double bed and window seat/bed nook. One of the upstairs bedrooms has its own private bathroom. The fourth bathroom is right across the hall from the other bedroom.

There is a large bunkroom upstairs with four twin beds, two loft beds and a window seat/bed nook. The bunk room is perfect for the kids with its own television, ping pong table and lots of games.

The fully equipped, modern kitchen with breakfast nook opens up to the large family room with stone fireplace and satellite HDTV. The dining room table accommodates large groups.

There is a quiet den off of the family room for reading and relaxing. The front porch and back deck increase the living area and offer the perfect place to relax.

Washer/dryer, dishwasher, double wall ovens, microwave, charcoal barbeque (Weber).

The house is equipped with everything you would need if you lived there full time.

We have an in floor heat system which is wonderful on bare feet and keeps the house toasty. There is a wood burning fireplace in the family room. With almost 5,000 square feet of living space, there is lots of room to spread out.

Colorado Sales Tax License Number 01581000-0000

Keywords: Mountains, Cabin, Secluded, Quiet, Country, Wildlife

More Details

Jane Hopper
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Jane Hopper

My husband and I purchased our property in Durango, Colorado in 1998. We look forward to our eventual retirement in Durango. We built our home there in 2004-2005, and try to visit as often as we can with family. We have four wonderful children, two loyal dogs, and three precious grandchildren.

Jane Hopper purchased this chateau / country house in 1998

Why Jane Hopper chose Southwest

Durango is beautiful and very diverse. There are plenty of things to do regardless of the season you visit. Our house is 11.5 miles east of the town of Durango. The house sits on a south facing slope above a beautiful valley. We have plenty of sunshine in the house all year long!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Although we have the peace and quiet of the country, we are close enough to town that grocery shopping, dinner out, or the movies are all easy. Durango has a variety of excellent restaurants and the Main Street shopping is great. There is also a mall with Pottery Barn, Sears, Bed, Bath & Beyond, etc. There is a Wal-Mart and a Home Depot. Mesa Verde National Park is an hour west of the house. Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory Ski area) is 40 minutes north. The Animas River has great fishing and rafting and runs right through town. There is a terrific river trail that goes through town for walking, jogging or biking. Durango has a great Community Center with workout equipment and a really fun indoor pool and climbing wall. The day fee is very reasonable and kids 9 and over can be dropped off.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our recent summer stay at this home was truly outstanding from the mountain views, to the well equipped kitchen, to the numerous places for family of 8 to sleep, to just about anything you could ask for in a vacation home. Even all the pre-arrangements were well thought out, easy to follow and made checking in and out a piece of cake. Location was great. Close enough to Durango to enjoy what the town had to offer and nestled in the mountains where we took hikes, visited lakes, did some fly-fishing, and even nearby horseback riding. We have many pictures to share for years to come. Many thanks for sharing it with us.
Aug 2011
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Durango Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bunk Area - 5 twin/ single , 2 child bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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The Cercos Mountain Retreat - Luxury Home 15 Minutes from Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

Beautiful mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful winter retreat. The setting is just perfect for the snow lover. My extended family of 10 has rented the Cercos Mountain Retreat 3 times for a winter ski trip and we have never been disappointed. The house is perfect for multi-families and the owners are wonderful to work with.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephanie: Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review! We were happy to have your family (we love return guests) over the last several years, and we are glad you have enjoyed our home. Take care. Jane
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Encinitas California USA

Amazing Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Great time in Durango!!! Beautiful home and very relaxing. Warm & Inviting. Has everything you would ever need. Kitchen was great for getting together making dinner. Property was Soulful! I will definitely be back. Amazing time! Owners were great!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Round Rock, Texas

Great home

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time staying at this home during our week in Durango. Very peaceful, relaxing and large enough for 12 of us to spread out and not feel on top of each other. The home had everything we needed and the owners were great to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christie: I want to thank you for taking the time to post your comments about our home in Durango! We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope you make it back again sometime in the near future! Take care. Jane
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Kansas City


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in June with the family. Very peaceful and relaxing. The house was lovely and had every thing we needed and some that we didn't expect. Loved that you had handicap items available for the bathroom.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review, Debbie! I am glad you and your family enjoyed your stay in Durango. We hope you can make it back again in the future. I'm happy to hear that you used the handicap items. We purchased them specifically for another guest, but I think they will get lots of use. Take care. Jane
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Oasis in the hills

  • 5 of 5

Two families stayed here with kids ages 10 to 14. The bunk room was a perfect hangout (ping pong was a big hit with the Dads as well)! They kids loved visiting Teddy's fort too. Spacious and comfortable, this was an ideal place for all of us. The teens had their own rooms although they stayed in the bunk room with the other 2 on some nights.

The big kids (parents) enjoyed the peace and quiet of the evenings nestled in the forest. The new hammock we had brought along was perfect! Everything at the property was well maintained, super clean with plenty of extra sheets and towels. Great to be in Durango in the summer for a change, with plenty to do. A perfect place to hang out and relax (or be active)!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Helen! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our home, and we hope to see you back sometime in the future! Jane Hopper Cercos Mountain Retreat 760-815-2515
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Phoenix, AZ

Wonderful Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Cercos Mountain Retreat for my Parent's 40th anniversary. The home was perfect for us and just lovely. There were 10 of us, 7 adults and three kids (ages 2, 9 and 16). There was plenty of space for everyone, with every adult getting a bedroom and the kids enjoying their own space in the bunkroom. The kids enjoyed watching TV, playing ping pong, and other games in their own space. The adults enjoyed having plenty of space to spread out and relax, read, talk and enjoy each others company. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed for cooking. We cooked every breakfast and most lunch and dinners. The house was very clean, as well as all the bedding and towels needed.

The location was situated perfectly to explore the area. We spent time in Durango, took a Jeep tour, road the Train from Silverton and traveled to Ouray.

The owners were great. They provided us a lot of information about the house and area that was very useful. They were also very responsive to questions we had before and during the trip. Also, unfortunately a couple of things broke while we were in the house and they were very reasonable in dealing with this and deciding on a fair amount to keep from our deposit to cover the damage.

Our family had a great time and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Durando Mountain Resort (Purgatory)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $500

50% due to reserve; balance and damage deposit due 30days prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.