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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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

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 Durango

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:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Absolutely no outdoor fires allowed. All dog poop must be picked up. 4WD required in Winter.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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
  • Music Library
  • 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 36 reviews

A Beautiful Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This home is by far the most beautiful place we have stayed in, when visiting the Durango area. Our entire family was able to stay comfortably, and besides groceries, everything you would need, or want was available. One of the most beautiful Christmas mornings to wake up to. To walk the property and look out over the mountains, and actually see local wildlife, was breathtaking. You feel like you are worlds away from everything but a short drive into town puts you right in the middle of so much to do and see. It was truly an unforgettable week, and Mrs Jane made sure it was stress free for us as well. She was just a phone call away if we had a question, or a silly problem, such as ten adults in the house and no one thought to grab a house key on the way out. Thank you Mrs Jane for being so gracious and making us feel at home.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was a perfect place for our family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The home is lovely and has all the necessities for a family week together. The kids loved their own special area and the adults could relax and visit or just hang out. It was easy to fix some meals at the house or have some meals in town. The owners were very accommodating and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ray and Joan: We know we are doing something right when we have return guests like yourselves. I am glad you and your family enjoyed your time in Durango. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope to have you again sometime in the future! Jane
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Beautiful Home-Great Location

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect Colorado home for our Family Vacation !! Wilderness feel yet close to town!! Close to tons of family adventures-zip line, rafting,kayaking, hiking, train ride to Silverton, fishing...3 lakes close...large home..beautifully kept with all the conveniences!! We will be back !!!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rebecca - It sounds like your family really enjoyed Durango and took advantage of all the wonderful outdoor activities that are available. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I hope you will be back again soon! Jane
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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: December 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: December 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: July 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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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
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $300
Tax Rate 4.9%

Owner'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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