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Heiden’s Hideaway. Private Community. 30 Min to Durango/Vallecito

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)

Heiden’s Hideaway, located outside Bayfield, CO in the majestic San Juan Mountains, is the perfect getaway for any season of the year. This 2-story cabin was built ten years ago on 2 acres of serene wilderness, surrounded by tall pine trees in the beautiful community of Forest Lakes, Colorado. Within this community we have Lake Simpatico, a private 25 acre lake that is stocked with fish waiting to bite and does not require a fishing license. It is located 6 miles north of Bayfield where you can find amenities such as grocery stores, movie rentals and several restaurants for your added convenience. (Four wheel drive and/or chains necessary during winter months).

The cabin is also located only 20 miles south of Vallecito Lake, one of the largest lakes in Colorado where you can enjoy endless activities such as, hiking, boating, fishing, horseback riding, jet skiing in the summer, ice fishing, skiing, tubing and snow shoeing in the winter. You can also easily enjoy the superb shopping and dining in the historic city of Durango, only 30 miles away.

The cabin is available all year and throughout the hunting season and is located near over a half million acres of public land and big game habitat and is a top pick for hunting Elk, Mule Deer and Turkey. Guided hunting trips are available.

Whether you want to get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy some truly quiet time to rejuvenate or if you are an outdoors enthusiast and have an adventurous spirit, our home away from home has access to it all.

The cabin is nicely furnished and has all modern conveniences and features a beautiful covered front porch which is a favorite place to enjoy a morning coffee, take in the beautiful surroundings and watch the wildlife meandering by including deer, elk and if you are real lucky a bear. (Please keep your food indoors and trash in designated containers). Enjoy high ceilings, lots of natural light, two bedrooms and 1 full bathroom. On the first floor you will also find a fully equipped kitchen, a cozy living room with comfy recliners and chairs, ceiling fan, and 47” HD TV. A dining area with a large 8 person dining table is the perfect place to enjoy dinner or play games with your friends and family. Downstairs you will also find a bedroom with full size bed and large sliding doors to a patio where you could enjoy the scenery. The full bathroom which includes a bathtub and a shower is also located on the first floor. Upstairs you will find a loft bedroom with a king size bed, a futon couch/bed and a desk with DSL internet access and a flat screen HD TV including Direct TV. Should you need extra sleeping space you will find 2 inflatables hiding in the downstairs closet. An electric outdoor BBQ and a separate smoker are included. Also, a washer and dryer are also available for your convenience.

Heiden’s Hideaway is the perfect place for you, your family and friends to enjoy all that southwestern Colorado has to offer. The perfect area for capturing it all, including the spectacular fall foliage, hiking, fishing, hunting, river rafting, snowshoeing or just relaxing, you are sure to want to come back year after year.

Located approximately 8,000 feet in elevation, the summers tend to be dry and mild with temperatures ranging in the 60’s to the 80’s and the winters are cold and snowy. Please be advised that 4WD is a necessity in the winter months.

Manager is located in Forest Lakes Complex so any unforeseen problems can be dealt with efficiently.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Keywords: 2 acres, Gorgeous view, Quiet and Serene, Fishing (no license required), 20 min to Vallecito Lake, Durango

More Details

Owner
Mary Jo Heiden
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About Mary Jo Heiden

Ten years ago my husband and I built this home as a second home for us to enjoy during our retirement. Since his passing, I have decided that sharing this property and its surrounding beauty with others would be far more rewarding than selling it.

Mary Jo Heiden purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Mary Jo Heiden chose Bayfield

Truly the perfect place to relax and enjoy all the serenity and natural beauty that southwest Colorado has to offer or if you are an outdoors enthusiast you can enjoy each season to its fullest. The property is private, yet not far from the town of Bayfield where you have access to many amenities.

What makes this cabin unique

Close to amenities such as grocery stores, movie rentals and restaurants. A short 30 minute drive to amazing shopping and dining at historic Durango. Fishing at our communities stocked, 25 acre private lake. (no fishing license required). All kinds of lake activities at nearby Vallecito Lake including fishing, boating, jet skiing and ice fishing and over 500 miles of hiking and hunting trails.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I wanted to get away from it all for a few days and this was just perfect. The cabin is very clean and well stocked with everything. The highlight was seeing the deer every day from the porch.
May 2014
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Amenities

Forest Lakes Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bath towels, hand towels and wash cloth's Toilet paper and facial tissue Hair dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Upstairs there is a Kingsize bed, HD TV, Direct TV, DVD's and books. sleeps 2, Double Beds (1) In Downstairs Bedroom. sleeps 2 Extra inflatable mattresses can be found in the closet for extra guests., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon bed and DSL workstation in upstairs loft. sleeps 2.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Bayfield has a small grocery store and deli. We do suggest that tenants may want to do any big grocery shopping in Durango because our store is small and a bit more expensive. Bayfield also has 2 liquor stores. Within the community is a 25 Acre Fishing Lake (no fishing license required)

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Heiden’s Hideaway. Private Community. 30 Min to Durango/Vallecito
average rating of 4.7352943 based on 35 reviews
3

Nice but a bit overpriced

  • 3 of 5

The cabin was very clean, setting is pretty and it was fun to have access to Lake Simpatico. The cabin is a little small as advertised for up to 8 people. The kitchenware (pots/pans) were in need of replacement. We stayed for a short period (3 days) and due to misunderstanding and/or miscommunication with owner, ended up paying an extra $50 per night. Unfortunately, that was not resolved to our satisfaction.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great weekend

  • 4 of 5

We had a great trip & loved the area and the cabin. Cabin had everything we needed, hope to come back soon

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Secluded yet comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Too bad the lake was frozen during our stay it could have been perfect for fishing. But the view was breathtaking. The roads weren't icy, and the snow was a lot of fun for my kid and the family pet to play in during the afternoon. The cabin and scenery truely are for all ages!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy mountain retreat in the pines!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy little cabin in the woods! Enjoyed our time there. Lots of wildlife to watch. Very comfortable, all you need is your toiletteries and you're good to go!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Loved it

  • 4 of 5

My family and I loved the house. Kitchen was stocked. Beds were comfy. Outside was nice too. Quiet surroundings. We loved fishing and walking around the lake in the community. Next time hope to have paddles and use canoes.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our 11 day stay at Heiden's Hideaway! The cabin was spotless, the porch was a wonderful place for us to relax and watch the birds. So many species, such a variety we saw and heard. Molly was extremely helpful, answered our questions via text so quickly. We fished Lake Simpatico, a short drive from the cabin, caught Rainbow Trout that we ate for dinner. We used the outside grill to cook out. Everyone that we met, mostly at the lake, was so friendly and informative . The location was very convenient to all the areas that we explored. We had a very fun, relaxing stay. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Forest Lakes Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$110
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$130
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & RestockingFee $150
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 6.8%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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