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Relaxing, Serene Getaway, Durango, Colorado"""

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
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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Chris Buckman
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Chris Buckman

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.

Chris Buckman purchased this house in 2002

Why Chris Buckman chose Durango

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
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , In bedroom 2
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Across the hall from bedroom 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen futon with memory foam
  • Queen size Beds (2), Futons (1) queen sized Futon
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Patio Heater, Outdoor fireplace, several decks and patio, single level home


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

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Relaxing, Serene Getaway, Durango, Colorado
average rating of 4.918919 based on 42 reviews

We loved the house, property, and wildlife,....can't wait to stay there again!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, and our 2 dogs, stayed in this beautiful home July 30th - August 4th. The view was fantastic, and the sunsets were gorgeous. The home was very comfortable and the numerous windows allowed us to get a cool breeze, night and day. Coming from Texas, that was important to us. Our mornings and evenings spent outside were quiet and peaceful. And it was great to see the different types of wildlife everyday (deer, turkeys, geese, eagles, and a tree full of hummingbirds). It was everything that we were looking for in a Durango vacation home.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely place for a small family reunion. We enjoyed the hot tub and the house six of us comfortab

  • 5 of 5

The owners were great communicaters a Bob was on the property almost every day! Beautiful home and away from hustle and bustle of the tourists in Durango, yet close enough to go for attractions and restaurants! Saw deer every day and a family of turkeys on the back porch with 12 chicks! Wonderful overall experience and home for our family of six reunion. Thank you for a memorable vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Peaceful Home Stunning Views

  • 5 of 5

Hope to return here every year had a wonderful time. Bob was very helpful and knowledgeable of the area. Highly recommend this place to anyone looking or a peaceful getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 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: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Car: necessary


Great wildlife, bird and star watching



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 6.8%

There is a $250 reservation deposit which later becomes the security deposit.
Cancellations: The deposit will be returned in full if reservation is cancelled 14 days prior to stay .
All funds received, except the reservation deposit will be returned if after 14 days prior to stay.
Your $250 damage deposit will be returned within a week after your stay.

Booking direct with me is an option, but I only accept personal checks.
Please note that if you book through vrbo with a credit card, they will charge an additional 3%

Contact owner for details

If you have any further questions, please let me know.

Long term rentals available Nov to May $3000/month

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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