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Red Cliff Guest House. Families, Ski, Or Corporate Retreat

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 4,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Main House & or Guest Unit. 3-7 Bedrooms, 6-16 Guests

Look No Further. Red Cliff Guest House is a recently opened unique property providing 3,4 or 7 bedrooms. The beautiful 4900 sq ft Main House sleeps up to 10 people. This property is perfect for a large family gathering, corporate retreat, wedding party, golf outing, or ski vacation. The home is beautifully furnished with all new furniture. The Main House 1st floor features a family room with a gas fireplace, a large LCD television and DVD player, a large sectional leather couch, and a table for cards and board games. The game room is adjacent to the family room and has a bar area, a foosball table, and a ping pong/ air hockey/ pool combination table. The 2nd floor has a fully equipped gourmet kitchen with a wrap around bar that is the perfect spot to socialize as it is adjacent to an expansive living room and deck. Large skylights brighten the living room area. Another large LCD television with DVD provides for a second entertainment area. The beautiful library is ideal for relaxing and reading a book at the end of a busy day. The 3rd floor houses a King Master Suite with fireplace and Jacuzzi. The Guest Unit accommodates up to 6 additional guests for larger groups or it can be rented alone for smaller groups. This three bedroom Guest Unit is a short walk up the driveway, or in the summer along path that leads to the Main House. Each house has one bedroom with twin or trundle beds that would accommodate children and an infant Play Yard is available. Each house has a laundry. There are multiple decks for morning coffee or late afternoon cocktails or just relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the Red Cliffs of the Animas Valley. The views are amazing and the location is the best - about halfway between town and Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory to the locals). Pets may be allowed - Please inquire. You will be located minutes away from fantastic golf at Dalton Ranch. Rafting, biking, hiking, hot springs, casual to fine dining are all a short drive away. As a guest at the Red Cliff House, you will be eligible for discounts on ski and snowboard rentals, and Trimble Hot Springs. This property has the perfect Colorado atmosphere. You will feel right at home as soon as you walk thru the front door. Sleeps up to 16 guests. RENT EITHER HOUSE OR THE ENTIRE PROPERTY. CALL FOR AVAILABILITY

Keywords: Ski or Golf Retreat. Family or Corporate Retreat. Weddings. Accommodates 16 guests.

More Details

Property Manager
John Ryan
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

About John Ryan

I am a 25 year Durango local. I feel I know the area very well and I know what guests are looking for when they come to Durango. I know who to rent ski/snowboard gear from. Discounts on ski/snowboard rentals available. Also group discount at Trimble Hot Springs and Rapp's Guide Service on horseback and sleigh rides. Who to raft with, horseback ride with and great golf spots. If you are looking for a casual dining spot or a nice dinner for you and you spouse I know where to go. I have traveled all over the country and you really cannot find a better spot than Durango.

Why John Ryan chose Durango

The homes are really set up perfectly for a vacation. The gameroom is a perfect addition to house so there is plenty to do while relaxing at houses. The guest house is just perfect for the larger groups. And the location is the crowning jewel. No neighbors next door. Incredible views and short drive to town and to ski resort. HOMES CAN BE RENTED SEPERATLY

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our wedding here at Red Cliff Guest House couldn't have been more perfect. This spot will forever hold a special place in all our hearts. Thank you so much for everything!
May 2014
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Durango House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2), Trundle Bed In Main House & Guest House
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Large main house with the detached guest house that is just perfect for large groups. Room to spread out and relax.


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Red Cliff Guest House. Families, Ski, Or Corporate Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Red Cliff Guest House - Spring Break Ski Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Awesome location and only minutes from Purgatory Ski Resort & Durango. There's a grocery/liquor store just down the road 5 minutes away. The directions to the cabin and procedure to access the houses were precise & accurate - no issues accessing either house. We had a large group of 15 and everyone was very comfortable...plenty of room!! The kitchen in the main house was outstanding and well stocked with everything that you would need to cook for a large group. The kids really enjoyed the game room downstairs which made it very quiet & relaxing for the adults upstairs. Beds were very comfy and there were plenty of towels in the bathrooms along with plenty of hot water...don't believe we ever ran out. John with the property management company was friendly, courteous, and most helpful during our stay. Overall.....a great find!! Very relaxing, quiet, and peaceful. I look forward to returning on our next ski vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Red Cliff Guest House

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful spot! Houses are clean, plenty of room for everyone! The kitchen was well stocked with pots and pans...The game room area is spectacular!! Overall ... a great find!! Plus the renter is friendly, helpful and very quick to respond and answer questions!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holiday / Ski Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a fantastic time our family had at the Red Cliff Guest House. Property had everything we needed for a fun family vacation. Plenty of room to spread out after some incredible ski/snowboard days on the slopes. As advertised property is right between town and ski resort so some of our family could head to the slopes and some could head to town easily. The game room with the gas fireplace was perfect for family games at night and kitchen had plenty of space and everything we needed for our family meals. Views are incredible & John the property manager was very easy to work with. Want to come back and also rent smaller guest house so we can bring more people!!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas Family getaway.....Madrid/Piro

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place for a large family vacation. Beautiful mountain views in 2 lovely homes. This was the perfect accommodations for our family gathering close to ski resorts & downtown fun. Clean spacious & very cozy. The owner was extremely helpful & friendly with the entire rental process. Would recommend for any getaway.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grateful Durango Friends Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We could not have found a better place to hold our reunion! Rented both houses for 5 days, Awesome 360 degree views. Large gathering spaces, the game room entertained the children, decks were the place to gather in the mornings & evenings. The houses were beautiful! I love the Red Cliff Guest House, we stayed in the Master and the view is incredible. I'm ready to take up residence at the Red Cliff House. John was great to work with. I still have a big could not have been better!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Height of Luxury

  • 5 of 5

It was in this spacious and luxuriously appointed home that I hosted a weekend birthday party for my husband. Using both the main house and the guest house we had ample room for 12 adults and 5 children.

All of our guests raved about how beautiful, clean and well equipped this site was. The game room was a big hit with the young adults; the kitchen had everything we needed to prepare and eat all of our meals right there.; the beds super comfortable and the laundry rooms were clean and well equipped. Since the dining room only seats 8, I was a little concerned about seating everyone but John set up tables and chairs in the adjacent room and we used the dining room table for a buffet table. It worked out perfectly.

While there may be homes having a similar standard of luxury, I'm sure there are none that are located in a spot as beautiful as this one. Situated high on a cliff, it overlooks a verdant valley and the mountains across from it. The house is built in such a way that every window and the multiple decks enable it's guests to drink in the magnificent views. It is the most peaceful place imaginable. One's desire for quiet will only be disturbed by the singing of the birds and the haunting sound of the whistle of the steam train as it travels through the valley.

Our grandchildren, four year old city boys, loved playing in the dirt under the deck and hiding out in the surrounding wooded area. When it was time to leave, they cried.

John, the property manager, was wonderful to work with. He tolerated my almost daily list of questions and responded immediately. He was so helpful in acquiring additional high chairs and cribs needed for the three infants.

Last but not least, we have rented homes in this area before for family gatherings but this was the first house in which we did not run out of water or have a serious plumbing problem. That is HUGE!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Tax Rate 6.8%

All year round. If a booking shows on the calendar, we rec MAIN HOUSE - MAY-SEPT $450/NT $2825/WK OCT-APR $375/NT $2350/WK 3 night min Dec 20th-Jan 4th $625/NT $3925/WK (4 Night Min) GUEST HOUSE - MAY-SEPT $315/NT $1950/WK OCT-APR $260/NT $1600/WK 3 night min Dec 20th-Jan 4th $375/NT $2350/WK (4 night min) BOTH HOUSES - MAY-SEPT $725/NT $4500/WK OCT-APR $600/NT $3750/WK 3 night min Dec 20th-Jan 4th $950/NT $5950/WK (4 night min) Other Holiday Rates - $315 - $950/NT Call for rates 4 night min CLEANING FEE - $150 PER HOUSE OR $300 FOR BOTH HOUSES $425/nt-$900/nt or $2675/wk-$5700/wk.

Manager'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.