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Gorgeous Home with Creek in Yard, 10 Min. to Town/20 Min. to Ski, Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7-10)

The Hermosa Cliffs House

Elevation 6,639 Feet

2,300 Square Feet


An easy 10 minute drive north of historic Durango in a quiet community, this charming creekside home offers mountain views backing up to the San Juan National Forest. This tranquil escape in the heart of the Animas River Valley features a bright and open great room with vaulted ceilings, comfortable seating, and an expanse of windows looking out to the spectacular backyard. This home is situated perfectly to enjoy all that Durango has to offer, with the many outdoor activities of southwestern Colorado at your doorstep. The great room features seating for parties of all sizes, satellite TV and DVD player, and a Wii. The dining area seats 8-10, with a view of the beautiful garden. The fully stocked kitchen has all the equipment you could think of. Located off the great room is the private home office with desk in case you need to work during your getaway. Games, puzzles, books, and children's toys are also available to keep the little ones busy. The private master suite has a luxurious king bed, large bath with double vanity, and a flatscreen TV and DVD player. Two additional bedrooms include a quiet room with a queen bed and a cheerful children's room featuring a bunkbed and cozy twin. Outside there is patio seating for 8, including a comfortable dining area and Adirondack chairs to relax in and enjoy the view. Follow the garden footpaths and wooden bridges over the small waterways that lead to the San Juan National Forest. Or relax, grill, and dine on the large back deck- a wonderful spot to enjoy the seasonal flower garden, frequent wildlife sightings, and breathtaking mountain scenery.

This home is pet friendly. Approved Pets are allowed with a non-refundable fee based on size/type.

Please let us know about your pet when inquiring.

Located right next door to our sister property the Creekside Bungalow. Please contact us for more information on renting these properties together.

*Excluding Christmas/New Years/Spring Break

More Details

Property Manager
Durango Red Cliff Properties
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

About Durango Red Cliff Properties


Guestbook comments from the manager

If your looking for quiet family time, romance or just a grand shopping spree, you would do your trip and stay in Durango justice by staying with Durango Red Cliffs Properties. We have never had such a warm experience. Gwen was sincerely concerned with our needs and provided the best accomodations to fit our family. We had an excellant family get together thanks to her. We wish her all God's Blessings and can't find the words to express our thanks. *Reviews are submitted from our guest book."
Sep 2011
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Durango House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Half Bath - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Gorgeous Home with Creek in Yard, 10 Min. to Town/20 Min. to Ski, Pet Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here! The home was very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Gwen and Kevin were very helpful with suggestions for restaurants and other activities in the area. The backyard is like a park with two small streams and nice sitting areas. We also enjoyed hiking on the open space immediately adjacent to the home. Durango has a very good selection of restaurants and other activities. We hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay. Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

The house was fantastic. We were welcomed by Gwen and later Kevin (the property managers) and they were wonderful as well. Got to participate in a monthly neighborhood pot luck right behind the house and met some great people. I'd highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, cool and a Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband, Dennis, and I drove with our dog to this beautiful location looking for some relief from the Arizona heat and some green. We got it all in this lovely and well kept home. The backyard and garden reminded us of an English garden. The pictures do not do it justice. Just beyond the backyard, the stream, and over a charming bridge is a sweet little community park. We enjoyed lovely cool evenings on the deck while friendly neighbors stopped by to say hello! A fabulous 5 days!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't wait to come back!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this property with our daughter, son-in-law and 2 young grand children.

We have used VRBO multiple times and this property definitely is one of the best. The flower beds were gorgeous. The backyard was awesome. Our 2 grandchildren, ages 3 and 5,

were able to make stick boats and float them down the brook between the bridges, right behind the back deck. They also were able to wade and play in it, to cool off from the

hot weather. All this while the parents were able to relax while watching them from the beautiful new deck. The view from the back deck overlooks forested BLM land and gives this property a wonderful secluded feel. The inside of the property was beautifully finished and was stocked with everything you would need to enjoy your stay. The kids enjoyed all the toys and the adults even joined in playing Mario Kart on the Wii. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to cook our meals. While there we took our family on the Durango-Silverton Train. You see parts of our beautiful Colorado that you could not see any other way. We also enjoyed the Trimble Hot Springs, just a 2 to 3 minute drive from the house. Our daughter and husband enjoyed Durango's Zip-line, set in a beautiful forested canyon just outside of Durango. We enjoyed taking the grandchildren to see the bee's working at Honeyville. So many wonderful products there made from Colorado honey. We particularly enjoyed the meade. The care takers Gwen and Kevin, were extremely friendly and helpful. They made us feel right at home. When they saw our grandchildren playing in the brook, Gwen even brought over a basket of outdoor toys for them to play with. We would highly recommend this property to anyone. As for us, we can’t wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect place this rental was for our reunion! Eight of us slept comfortably in the house but it was the gathering spot for the 17 of us for many of the evening meals and making our picnic lunches. The kitchen was well supplied with all equipment and dishes. The accommodations were above any expectations we had. The house is very user-friendly for all ages with a Wii console and an area inside for very young children. With 4 teenagers and a six year old the outside was great for the cousins to spend time. The flower gardens were beautiful and well maintained. It was a pleasure sitting outside in the evenings. We also went to Purgatory for a day of the activities, hiked to Spud Lake and Adrenaline Falls, a day at Silverton and the hot springs in Ouray, horseback riding and, of course, shopping in Durango. We would have loved to spend another week in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy everyone enjoyed the home and all it has to offer. We hope you can visit us again soon!
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Magical Stay

  • 5 of 5

I have been visiting Durango for over 30 years and taking my own children for the last 10. This was by far the best lodging experience I have had there. This home was the perfect location- close to town but with a country feel in beautiful scenery. The house had everything we needed and much more. It had plenty of room for our group of 8. The property management attends to every detail and the cleanliness exceeded my expectations. The favorite part of our trip was just relaxing in this beautiful backyard. There is a short hike just behind the home. We did it every morning even with our young children. When adults needed some down time there were plenty of games, movies and even a Wii to keep kids entertained. I am so thankful we chose this home and that my children were able to experience the beauty of Durango that I have always loved.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very glad that you enjoyed the home and we hope you can come and visit us again!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Durango La Plata County Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Dalton Ranch Golf Club
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Public Course - Dalton Ranch
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US Highway 550
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Hermosa Creek Grill
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Purgatory/DMR Ski Resort
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional