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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 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Winter rates as low as $349.00

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 is 4 bedrooms & 3 1/2 baths, which sleeps 8.

There's an 'Optional Guest House', with Queen Sleeper Sofa + 2 twin beds, and a Full Bath! The Guest house is $149.00 per night and must coincide with the main house rental.

With the guest house it’s a total of 5 bedrooms & 4 1/2 baths.

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 6 yrs. old. There is a new full bath 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:
January 18, 2018

About Dennis. (owner operator)

My first trip to Durango was in 1994, and I 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 Durango

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: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 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) "Optional" Guest House $149.00 per night Queen Sleeper and 2 Twin Beds All Bedrooms have fans
  • 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 4.818182 based on 66 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Super comfy house, great location, thanks Dennis!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation Destination

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (6 adults, 2 boys ages 7 & 9) had a great time staying at the "Animas Cliffs" vacation rental. Whether we stayed at home all day or used it as our jumping off point for local adventures, everything we needed was provided in the house. Ping pong, foos ball, bicycles, hot tub, fireplaces, fire pit/table on the deck, hot tub, etc. were all in excellent condition. The WiFi worked great which was important since we had one of the adults taking a working vacation who needed a good internet connection. The gas grill out on the deck is the best working, evenly cooking grill I have used in the past 5 years of vacation rentals. We like to grill a lot so that was a very pleasant surprise. The beds were very comfortable and everyone slept well. The house is only 10 to 15 minutes to the south end of Main Street (the train depot).

Thank You to Dennis (owner) and Robin (property manager) for checking up on us during our stay to make sure we had everything we needed. We highly recommend this vacation rental to anyone looking to visit Durango and we plan on renting it again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us, and for your wonderful review. We hope to see you all again soon.
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  • 5 of 5

This house is great! The location is superb and the home is beautiful!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous views and great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great time,great property!!! Hope to return soon!!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! Great home with amazing views and close to downtown Durango!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 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

Down payment SD $350
Cleaning FEE $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.8%

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.

Any 2 night stay will result in a $75.00 per night surcharge.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.