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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,850 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Spring rates as low as $375.00 Check out March / April.

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:
March 21, 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', and go to downtown Durango.

Trimble Hot Springs & Spa is just 4 miles away and also has an Olympic size swimming pool.

Snow skiing just 15 minutes north at Purgatory. They have wonderful activities during the summer such as Mountain Biking, Alpine Slide, Zip Line, Ropes course,

Mountain Putt-Putt golf, Padddleboarding. Kayaking, and more...

What makes this estate unique


We provide Heavenly Beds, as well as the finest Sheets/Linens, Towels. Hand Soap, dishwasher soap, dish soap and Paper Towels. There is a Pack & Play for infants and toddlers as well as an Iron ant Ironing board. 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
Floor Area:
  • 2850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 40
  • Children welcome
  • 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 weddings, receptions, graduations, or parties of any kind. This is our personal home. Thank you for understanding.
  • The main house is limited to 8 Adults and 1 child. If guest house is rented then the maximum allowed is 12.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 2 King size beds, 1 Queen size Bed, 2 Twin Beds, 1 Baby Crib. "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 4.826087 based on 69 reviews

Fantastic place to start your adventure

  • 5 of 5

This home was absolutely everything we had hoped for, and easily the best VRBO rental we had ever had. It was spacious enough for the six of us, and handled an additional five family members for dinners. There was nothing we needed that wasn’t there. The kitchen was well equipped and very modern both in its decor and in the appliances.

The owner, Dennis, and property manager, Rachel, were not only friendly, but very proactive, and responsive to every need or inquiry. I spoke with Dennis several times both before the vacation, and during, and every time it was like talking with an old friend.

I highly recommend this home as a starting point for any adventure in the Durango area.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, thank you! We feel the same way and it was our pleasure. Life is about relationships and sharing. We are looking forward to having you all back soon. Best, Dennis
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Terrific family get-away

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family get away this past week in Durango. We were met by the property manager, Rachel, and shown all the aspects of the house - from the thermostat information to how the TV works. Rachel also suggested several things to do around town. The house was exactly as portrayed in the listing -- wonderful! We had 10 adults and 2 children ... so we also rented the guest house. It was perfect for our needs. Just minutes from downtown, it was very easy to get out and explore. Many of the adults went skiing/snowboarding for several days at Purgatory Mountain. With the house being on the north side of town, it was just a short drive (appx 30 min) to the mountain. Dennis (the owner) was terrific to work with -- very pleasant and accommodating. Even with some glitches using the VRBO site, Dennis was very helpful in getting everything worked out. While there we took the children on the Durango train. What a terrific experience. Our 3 yr old grandson LOVED it. I would definitely recommend the train ride. We also enjoyed eating at several local favorites - Steamworks, Cuckoos, and Zia Taqueria. Zia is terrific for lunch or dinner. Their food was great ... we actually ate there twice. We love Durango -- have been there several times now. We will definitely book this house again. Thanks, Dennis, for everything! The Robertson's

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and feedback. We look forward to having you all again soon.
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Won’t Hesitate to Stay Here Again!

  • 5 of 5

From booking to check out, everything went perfectly. Dennis was very responsive and it is obvious how much care goes into every aspect of the home.

We traveled with our two children, aged 9 and 5. We have stayed at many VRBOs, and my daughter asserted that this was “the best” of all the properties we’ve been to. This house is very warm and comfortable, and you immediately feel welcomed and at home. The beds were all VERY comfortable (and I’m really picky about beds).

It was also a really nice touch to be able to park in the heated garage. With overnight lows in the single digits it was so nice to not have to scrape ice and heat up the car every morning.

Overall this home was a wonderful place. Our whole family agrees that we would love to return to Durango just to stay here!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to having you all back again soon. Dennis
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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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Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum
Ken & Sue's
Highly recommened!
Zia Taqueria
Serious Texas Barbeque
Oscar's Cafe
Great Breakfast brunch diner.
Trimble Hot Springs
Durango Mountain Resort
Fun in Winter and Summer!
The Kennebec
Great food and romantic! Call to make sure there open. Get reservations for dinner. Worth th...
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 + Tax
Down payment SD $350
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.