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Mountain Serenity - In the Heart of the Vallecito-Mountains-Lake-River-Nostalgic

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House with mountain & nostalgic decor, 4 Bedrms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10), 3000 sqft

Mountain Serenity - Near Vallecito Lake-Home Comforts in the Mountains! The calendar is kept up-to-date, so choose your time to come enjoy our peaceful mountain retreat in the mountain valley on the north side of Vallecito lake near Vallecito Creek and the village of Vallecito, Colorado. Plenty of room with 3,000 square feet. Sit in front of the roaring fireplace or by the warm wood-burning stove while planning your choice of fun activities. Vallecito Lake is one of Colorado's largest and most beautiful lakes. Vallecito (pronounced 'vy-ya-see-toe') is only 23 miles northeast of Durango. The beautiful recreational area offers year-round enjoyment for the entire family.

The home is well furnished with delightful rustic mountain decor and charming antiques. The kitchen is modern and well equipped and there is a large dining table for great family meals. Games and puzzles are provided, as well as informational brochures about local points of interest and activities. There are 4 bedrooms with beds for 10 (1 king, 2 queens and 2 fulls) and 2 bathrooms. If you just can’t leave the modern world behind, high-speed wireless internet and Direct TV are provided free of charge. Cell phone coverage is strong.

Vallecito means “little valley”, and, as the name suggests, the village of Vallecito is nestled between two mountain ridges on the shores of Vallecito Lake. Vallecito has several eateries and small stores. The Pine (Piños) and Vallecito Rivers flow from the Weminuche Wilderness into Vallecito Lake.

The mountain and lake scenery is stunning. Grimes Creek and the Vallecito River are ¼ mile away from the house, and Vallecito Lake is a 1/2 mile to the south. Great fishing can be found at the lake, Pine (Pinos) River & Vallecito River, as well as many local streams. Access to the lake is free and open to recreation of all types. You can even rent a pontoon boat & fishing gear at one of the two local Marinas. Fishing is excellent with many game fish including Trout, Salmon, and Northern Pike.

If four-wheeling is your thing, there are miles & miles of off road trails to explore. You will find even more miles of hiking trails following our two rivers into the San Juan National Forest and the Weminuche Wilderness with over 2.5 million acres of public lands with many 13,000+ and 14,000+ peaks that you can explore.

Ride the '1880's' Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, or visit Mesa Verde Anasazi Ruins, visit Silverton’s Mining Town, or soak in the healing hot water in Pagosa Springs, shop or see a movie in historic Durango. Enjoy a day in the quaint town of Ouray, America’s Little Switzerland, or spend a relaxing summer evening at the Bar-D Chuckwagon supper and show. There are excellent golf courses, numerous museums and of course... the scenic million dollar highway.

There are just as many winter activities such as Snowmobiling, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing Downhill/Alpine/Nordic Skiing or a Dinner Sleigh Ride at Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory) and nearby ski areas. The house is not “ski-in/ski-out”. The house is about 1 hour from Durango Mountain Resort and 1 ½ hours from Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

We think our mountain home is a peaceful refuge from our busy world. We’re sure you’ll agree!

Keywords: cabin, retreat, mountain, hiking, skiing, cross country skiing

More Details

Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About The Owner

We honeymooned in the Durango area 20 years ago and have been in love with the area every since. Our three kids love the mountains year round, too. We enjoy the winters with skiing and snowboarding by day and puzzles, hot chocolate and roaring fires by night! The summers are spent hiking, biking and enjoying the beauty of the mountains as much as possible!

Why The Owner chose Bayfield

When we started looking for vacation homes in the area, this is the first house we looked at and it was love at first sight! The house has unique charm and character. In addition, the setting is so picturesque! Waking up to the beautiful mountains is an awesome way to start the day. We love that the hiking trails, rivers and lake are so close.

What makes this house unique

Staying here is peaceful and relaxing. The property does not feel like a rental - it feels like home. It is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of today's busy world! Plus, with 3,000 sqft, there is plenty of room to relax and enjoy your surroundings.


Bayfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • In addition to the 2 bathrooms, one of the bedrooms includes a sink, countertop, and mirror.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Mountain Serenity - In the Heart of the Vallecito-Mountains-Lake-River-Nostalgic
average rating of 4.909091 based on 44 reviews

Lovely mountain home

  • 4 of 5

Very well-maintained mountain home! It was especially sweet to find it decorated for Christmas. Kent was great to work with.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

There's really not much I can add to the many other 5-star reviews. My family and I greatly enjoyed the week that we spent in this terrific mountain home. The owners are great to work with, and everything in the house was as advertised.

It is not too far from Durango if you need to get into town. But most days, we just went on hikes in the area and cooked our own dinners at the house. I would say that the only disappointment for the week, was that after all of the warnings, my wife and kids were sorry that they didn't see a bear!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We had a really great time and everything was just like they said it was just like home. Really enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely loved it!!!! Looking to go back

  • 5 of 5

Mountain Serenity worked out great for my family and I. The house was very spacious and well equipped. The wild life and area were amazing. Never have I seen so many huge deer in one area that were not in captivity. Not to mention the few bears in the area that liked to stroll through. Kent and Anita were very prompt and returning any questions I had and provided really good directions and instructions for the rental. We are already starting to plan our trip back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Comfy home perfect for 2 families!

  • 5 of 5

This was perfect for our 2 families coming out for a little R and R! The kids enjoyed playing the games, and we loved the fact that there were two living rooms for kids to be in one and adults in the other. The kitchen was well stocked with all the basic necessities of home for cooking meals and the large dining table was perfect for our large group to all eat dinner together. And as we saw in the pictures, the back porch was amazing! We appreciated how clean the entire house was too! Kent, Anita and Kay were all wonderful to work with as well!! Thank you for everything!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time

  • 4 of 5

Very nice property, plenty of space inside and out!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

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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