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Beautiful Estate Home! Unbelievable Views.1 Mile N. of Durango with Hot Tub!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Labor Day Weekend is open! Come Spend fall in the Beautiful Animas Valley!

You'll be Living the Dream in this Beautiful Executive Estate home located just 1 Mile north of Durango!

This is not a typical rental, but "Our Personal Home" which We love to share with others when we are not there. It has that feel of warmth and charm plus the comfort of a 5 star hotel! The main house sleeps 8.

There's an 'Optional Guest House', with Queen Sleeper Sofa + 2 twin beds, and a Full Bath! See the rate chart for pricing.

Breathtaking Animas Valley views from inside the home and its decks. Start your day with a steaming cup of brew overlooking the beauty of the valley. Since the home is just 5 minutes from downtown Durango, you can spend your days exploring Durango (take the Trolley into town); or hike our 42 wooded acres.

When evening comes, you can kick back on the expansive decks or in the hot tub, in awe of the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of the Animas Valley, Red Cliffs and the Needles Mountains. Enjoy the romance of the steam train as it chugs by in the distance, with the mountains as your backdrop.

This amazing open floor plan is perfect for 8 people in the main house with 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, 3 fireplaces, and baseboard heating (Nest theromstats, five-zones so everyone is happy). Lets not forget the Hot Tub with incredible mountain views. The Master bedroom boast its own private deck and gas fireplace! Also the 2nd Master bedroom on the main level has its own fireplace, patio and private entrance! The furniture, and all furnishing in our home are new or less than 5 yrs. old. There is a new full bath (12/13) on the main level and 1/2 bath that has just been remodeled.

We know you and your family/guests will enjoy the vaulted ceilings, wire brushed knotty pine doors, hardwood floors, complete sound system, temperature controlled wine cooler and all the amenities (even a high efficiency washer and 2 dryers) . For our winter guests, our 2 car garage is heated.

Those 42 acres back up to 1275 acres of BLM land, and if you’re into rock climbing, they include elevation changes of 1,000 feet with some sheer rock faces. Bring your helmets and life jackets please (required!). You can also enjoy family game night with an Foosball table, Air Hockey table, Ping pong table, poker table top and many other games.

Be prepared to enjoy every aspect of Durango from this perfect location! .

More Details

Dennis. (owner operator)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Dennis. (owner operator)

My first trip to Durango was in 1994, and fell in love with it. I returned every year for a week, and in the summer of 2011 my family and I stayed for 3 weeks. I decided to purchase a home here in February 2012 . We wanted the views, the mountains, land to hike and explore on, and Durango's downtown spirit. Luckily we found it! Durango and our home provide all the things we love to do, in one beautiful area; hiking, skiing, fishing, mountain biking, white water rafting, soaring, great restaurants, children's activities, great music, and least we forget the Steam Train.


Dennis. (owner operator) purchased this estate in 2012

Why Dennis. (owner operator) chose Southwest

Close to town 1 Mile! With amazing views in all directions. 42 acres of private mountain property that backs up to BLM land.

You can walk to the trolley called the 'T', or ride one of 5 bikes to downtown Durango, Trimble Hot Springs, Hermosa and beyond!

Located just off CR 203 less than 1/2 mile from Hwy 550. Snow skiing just 15 minutes north at DMR.

What makes this estate unique


We provide the Heavenly Beds, as well as the finest Sheets/Linens, Towels. Hand Soap, dishwasher soap, dish soap and Paper Towels. Laundry soap and Dryer sheets are also provided. There is a wine cellar, Picnic gear & coolers, children games & more.


Durango Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 40
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No Smoking in our home or on this Property, No Pets are allowed period. These rules are strictly enforced. We do not allow parties of any kind.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Large Garden Tub, Mountain view
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Sink
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Totally new 3rd Bathroom with 6 ft walk in shower!
  • 3 1/2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Gas Fireplace, sofa and private deck.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Electric Fireplace, lounge chair, and deck.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Beautiful mountain and valley views!
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Main House Sleeps 8 "Optional" Guest House Sleeps 4 Main House King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) All Bedrooms have fans "Optional" Guest House $149.00 per night Queen Sleeper and 2 Twin Beds
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding, Fly Fishing, Kayaking, Cycling, Rafting, Golf, Mountain Biking, Hunting, Hiking, Swimming, Snowmobiling, Sight Seeing, Horseback Riding, Rock Climbing, Antiquing, Sledding, Cinemas, Restaurants, Live Theater, Museums, Shopping, Parasailing, Miniature Golf, Racquetball, Wildlife Viewing.


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Beautiful Estate Home! Unbelievable Views.1 Mile N. of Durango with Hot Tub!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 54 reviews

We loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Would love to go back again sometime. Wouldn't stay anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Perfect retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Being from south Louisiana and Texas, we were ready for some cool weather and beautiful mountain views, and our stay at Dovey's did not disappoint. There was more than enough room for each of three sisters and our husbands. The hot tub was great, and the views of the mountains were stunning!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We really enjoyed having you all stay with us
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The perfect Durango mountain home for our 2 family vacation!

  • 4 of 5

This was a beautiful home, lots of space and gorgeous mountain vistas everywhere. The kitchen was well equipped, nice bathrooms and spacious common areas and decks/porches. Dennis (the owner) was so nice and got back with me promptly on questions, etc before and during our stay. The teenagers appreciated the Apple TV, foosball, ping pong, and air hockey in down times while the adults sat on the comfortable deck or soaked in the hot tub. The location was awesome...easy to get to everything from shopping to restaurants, to highway all while feeling completely secluded and private. We enjoyed downtown shopping (loved Tippy Canoe, Earthen Vessel pottery, Urban Market for shopping), trails- loved the views from the gorgeous trails on the Animas Mountain trail, and for eats: Oscars was a MUST for breakfast and dont miss Steamworks Brewery for a craft beer and delicious eats . We had a couple of issues with finding our way with switches, getting to blankets for the porch, not having towels where the manager directed us, but we improvised until the manager got back with us. We would all absolutely stay here again and appreciate Dennis sharing his home with our families. We fell in love with Durango during our stay....enjoyed every minute!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding Views & Beautiful Home!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home! It was clean & had all the amenities.

The beds were very comfortable!

I would definitely stay here again and refer it to anyone thinking of staying in Durango.

Very close to town as well.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope to see you all again soon.
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Beautiful home, Beautiful view, Beautiful vacation

  • 5 of 5

We visited Durango in January. Just enough snow, roads were clear and the train was on time. Dennis's home was near everything, just minutes away from downtown Durango and a short ride up to Molas Pass and then onto Silverton.

We were promptly greeted upon arrival and provided with a thorough tour of the house and all its features. The kitchen was well stocked, the downstairs and upstairs accommodations were very comfortable. Housekeeping was very clean.

Enjoyed the air hockey game, my wife is a pro. Foosball game was fun. The hot tub was great experience, especially when it snowed.

Restaurants were within a few minutes drive, as were several grocery stores. We visited Steamworks Brewing Company, Serious Texas BBQ, Oscars Cafe (breakfast) and Diamond Belle Saloon.

We traveled on the train to Cascade. Great scenery and experience, highly recommended.

We met Dennis and had a nice visit. He really cares and was very helpful in getting our vacation off to a great start.

Cannot go wrong here. We plan to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good space for two families.

  • 4 of 5

Overall, house was nice & well accommodated. Owner & property manager were very attentive. House is just north of the city limit towards purgatory, 20-25 min from the mountain. Driveway was steep, could definitely require 4x4 if the weather was bad. It snowed twice during our stay, however, the temperature was too warm for the driveway to freeze. Beautiful view from the deck & hot tub. Kitchen was well appointed for cooking. Living room had room for everyone around the fireplace & TV. Beds were comfortable & spacious. Would stay here again & recommend for others.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18.5 Miles
DRO Durango/LaPlata
Nearest Train
4.5 Miles
Durango Steam Train


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Deposit $350

The Guest House is: $149.00 per night. Cleaning fee $75.00
It has a Queen Sleeper Sofa, + 2 Twin Beds, Full bath,
and a 50 in. TV. and a 4 place dinette. It was New 4/2014.

Standard Weekly rate is $2765.00
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.