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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin


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

Mary Jo Heiden
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

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 Forest Lakes

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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Forest Lakes Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bath towels, hand towels and wash cloth's Toilet paper and facial tissue Hair dryer
  • 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, Also 2 roll a way twin beds are available in closet, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon bed and DSL workstation in upstairs loft. sleeps 2.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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
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)


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Heiden’s Hideaway. Private Community. 30 Min to Durango/Vallecito
average rating of 4.72093 based on 44 reviews

Cute warm and cozy

  • 4 of 5

Very spacious and wildlife everywhere. Only complaints WiFi password wouldn’t work and no blinds on back bedroom sliding glass door.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Just the right size

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was outstanding and the right size for 3 adult males using the cabin as our base camp with all our gear for our hunting trip. Thanks for letting us use your cabin. I would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay for three guys to hunt in nearby BLM and National Forest. The cabin was perfect for our needs with good beds, all the kitchen appliances we needed, and a great location. The tv and wifi kept us in touch with the world while still giving us a remote atmosphere. Molly answered a couple of questions we had promptly and accurately.She was delight to work with. We had everything we expected and more. We hope to go back,

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stayed her for the weekend

  • 5 of 5

We spend two nights here and it was great. The place is very cozy and well stock with all the basics. Molly was great and responded to my email very quickly. It is super cozy and clean, exactly what I expected!!

Sedeqa from Centennial, CO.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute property in the mountains.

  • 4 of 5

Nice little property near Durango and Bayfield. All amenities you need are at the house. Be aware of Bears! Road leading to property in subdivision are tricky. Overall great place!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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By far, the best spot to get away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

First off, the owner and property manager were top notch. Both were quick to respond to all of my questions. My family and I were looking to get away from it all while still having access to everything. The cabin is situated between Pagosa Springs and Durango. You could go either direction for your activities. The cabin is well stocked with everything you need. It is also deceptively roomier than the pictures. And yes, there are plenty of deer to spot from the porch and windows. If you are looking to get away, this is the spot!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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