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Relaxing, Serene Getaway, Durango, Colorado

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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Our home is viewed by all who visit as a peaceful and calming place to relax and enjoy the lush landscape and nature during the summers and the cozy fireplaces (4) during the winters. Most of our guests spend their time right here, just reading, visiting, hiking and fishing. This houses’ open concept living area is perfect for visiting with friends and family! It is also a perfect place to use as a home base after spending the days and nights seeing the sights of Southwest Colorado. Within a 5 minute walk through our meadow, down to the river, will land you at the trophy trout section of the Animas River where secluded fly fishing is abundant. Our 2200 square foot single level house has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 fireplaces inside and an open cozy floor plan perfect for gatherings. There is an outdoor kitchen area with Barbeque, fireplace and furnished perfectly for outdoor relaxation and fun. The property is on 3 acres, with 2 ponds surrounded by green grass, several gardens, and trees. The wildlife (deer, wild turkeys, eagles, geese),.are part of our daily views.

Click the link below to see additional photos of the Durango house and it's surroundings.

The house is located less than 15 minutes south of Durango, so it is close enough to enjoy all that the town offers. As well the access to ski areas (Alpine and Nordic), hiking and biking are all less than an hour away. If you’re looking for a getaway to relax, this house is the serene escape you’ll love as much as we do!

Keywords: Private Home, Animas River, Durango,

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About The Owner

My wife and I loved the location of this piece of property and the abundant water rights that comes with it. However when we first purchased the home, it and the land needed allot of work. We spent 6 years renovating it to the relaxing house it is today. We are very proud of the changes we have made, especially the landscaping and timber frame accents throughout the house. We are both retired and enjoy woodworking, renovating homes and the outdoors – especially gardening and flyfishing.

The Owner purchased this house in 2002

Why The Owner chose Southwest

We love Southwest Colorado but particularly this property, because of the proximity to the river and the location here in the South Animas River Valley. We want others to experience the peace and contentment that comes with this house and hope to share it with others that will appreciate it.

What makes this house unique

The house is located less than 15 minutes south of Durango, so it is close enough to enjoy all that the town offers. As well the access to ski areas (Alpine and Nordic) hiking and biking are all less than an hour away. The wildlife (deer, wild turkeys, eagles, geese),.are part of our daily views. Although southwest Colorado s known for its dry climate and vegetation, this house is unique in that it has lush vegetation, giving it a cool and peaceful atmosphere in the summer. Being located in the South Animas River Valley gives us “banana belt” weather during the winter, meaning we have slightly warmer temperatures than the homes on the mesas, prairies and in the forested areas.

Guestbook comments from the owner

HI Chris,

Everything is great and the setting is beautiful.

Well, none of us wants to leave tomorrow. I think I could sit forever and look at your magnificent view.

I'm sure we'll be back again.

Martha and Kirk and Kendra
Jul 2013
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Durango House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double sized Futon
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
Patio Heater, Outdoor fireplace, several decks and patio, single level home


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Relaxing, Serene Getaway, Durango, Colorado
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 39 reviews

Beautiful home!

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying here. You are close enough to town and all the sights but still away from the hustle and bustle. The view was beautiful and we loved spending time on the patio. Plenty of space for our 2 German Shepherds to run and a kennel to leave them the day we rode the train to Siverton. The house was beautiful and had plenty of room. We loved all the little seating areas where we could relax and read during down times. We would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the Durango area.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolute Perfection!!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our time on Rainbow Rd. It was the perfect home base for our family of 5 and our lab. We enjoyed many hours relaxing & spending time together on the back patio, and the yard was large enough for the boys to play whiffle ball & football. We loved our daily visits from the neighboring horse & llamas, and could not have asked for a better setting for our vacation. Thank you Chris & Bob for sharing your home with us!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Larkspur, CO

Happiness on Rainbow Road

  • 5 of 5

As soon as you drive up to the beautiful adobe style front entrance you can just feel the love this house offers. This is a beautiful home that is filled with unique designs and artistry. Chris & Bob's passion for creativity is hard to miss. We so enjoyed our relaxing visit. We had everything we needed from kitchen to bath. The location is perfect, close enough to town and central enough for day trips to Hovenweep, Telluride and Canyon de Chelly. I hope we are fortunate to come back again and again! Thank you for allowing us to share your home.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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tucson az

Just Perfect on Rainbow road

  • 5 of 5

We were immediately impressed with the beauty of and the care for this idyllic property. The place accommodated a family of 6 and 2 spirited canines comfortably. Bob and Chris's hospitality was unparalleled and the house was well stocked for the chef even down to sharp knives!

The " back road" into Durango on the 213 is scenic and easy with less traffic.

Sadly, the fireflies had moved on.

Thanks for sharing these delightful accommodations.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded our Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home – it far exceeded our expectations. The craftsmanship and esthetic décor was wonderful, we had a great time and your home was an amazing place to come home to at the end of a day enjoying the Durango area.

We especially enjoyed all the outdoor decks and the many hummingbirds that came to the birdfeeders.

We would highly recommend your home to anyone looking for a place to stay in the Durango area

Thank you so much.

The Benkovich family

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale, AZ

Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Durango for years and this is the first time we stayed south of town. We loved it! The location was far enough that it was really quiet and peaceful and close enough that it wasn't a big deal to head into town. The house was perfect for our six year old daughter and our two dogs, in fact I'm not sure who had more fun. Between the decks, the patio and the yard, we spent very little time indoors. If you like being outside and enjoying wildlife- this is the place for you.

As far as the house goes, the setup they have outside can't be beat. Multiple outdoor spaces to sit and play games or enjoy a meal or morning coffee. It seems like they get more types of birds visiting their feeders than we could count. We are outside playing all the time and want a place that is comfortable, clean, cozy, well-stocked, and off the beaten path and this definitely fit the bill for that. Kitchen was well stocked and we cooked a lot of our meals there. When it got warm in the evenings, we cranked up the attic fan and it cooled things down quite nicely. We used the outdoor fireplace many times for roasting marshmallows in the evenings.

The homeowners could not have been more welcoming or accommodating, making sure that we knew their field filled with lightening bugs every night around 9:30-10p. Our daughter got to witness them for the first time and this was really special. We will be staying her again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great wildlife, bird and star watching



Rates & Availability

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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Long term rentals available Nov to May $3000/month
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$250 reservation/damage deposit secured by personal check immediately to reserve the house
Full Rental amount + cleaning fee- due 14 days prior to arrival
Cancellations must be provided by 14 days prior to arrival for reservation refund


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