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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

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:
September 24, 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 4.806452 based on 62 reviews


  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 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: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family, ages 2 to 70 had an incredible time at the house. First, Dennis was the perfect host. Calling before the trip multiple times to provide info and ask how he could help. He touched base while we were there to make sure all was well. Robin, the property manager, welcomed us when we arrived and provided a tour of the house.

The views from the kitchen, decks and bedrooms are all beautiful. The location is a short drive into town and equally close to incredible hikes which we did every day.

The house is super equipped with everything you could need and feels like you've moved into a home where someone lives. The pantry is stocked with anything you could need to finish of any recipe and the spice cabinet was overflowing with anything my spice-heavy family could want.

In the house my wife did yoga on the deck, my son and I played ping pong and foosball against my Mom and brother, we ate smores by the fire, cooked, relaxed in the hot tub after a nice hike and had amazing rest with the windows open and fans going to bring in the cool air.

Durango, the home, the hosts were all best of the best!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Scott, Thank you so much. We really enjoyed having you and your family. It's what life is all about and I'm blessed be able to have it to share with wonderful guest like you all. Dennis
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Great location! Great floor plan for family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The home is located just outside the town of Durango and felt very private. The living space and deck were perfect for a family gathering. Dennis and his property manager were very responsive to anything we needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cynthia for staying with us. We hope to see you again next year!
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Fifth time's a charm!

  • 5 of 5

This summer marked our fifth consecutive time to visit this lovely home in Durango. We use it to host a big family get-together with multiple households. We keep coming back each summer because it's just a perfect setup for us. The house is large and spacious, with plenty of rooms and beds to accommodate us (especially with the use of the adjacent guest house) and a large kitchen and family room. The wrap-around deck is great because we can have all the kids eat their meals out there which really helps with the clean-up. The kids love Durango. We spend our days hiking, kayaking in the Animas River or at one of the nearby lakes, visiting the Rec Center with its mini water park, and going to see the train. The owner, Dennis, has been great and has always been immediately available for questions, etc. We'd give this place 6 stars if it was an option!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home, situated at the perfect location, with breathtaking views and all the comforts of your own home plus more. We loved the hot tub, air hockey, ping pong and foosball in the evenings and the convienent location to everything we wanted to do in Colorado during the day. I would highly recommend this home if you are looking for an amazing place to stay. Plenty of beds and bathrooms also. Great deck for grilling and relaxing. The owner made sure our stay was unforgettable and extremely responsive to us. The best service ever. Look no further, book it now, you won't regret it!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, 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.