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Vallecito Lake - Heaven's View

Bayfield, CO, USA
  • House2300 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay3 nights

Single-Family 3 bedroom/3 bath w/Lake Views, Sleeps 8-10

Perched hundreds of feet above Lake Vallecito, this professionally managed, 2-story floor plan with two living areas opens up to the stunning views of the lake and mountain peaks. Looking through high windows, three sliding glass doors or sitting outside on one of the two decks provide aerial landscapes that will take your breath away!

CO Sales Tax #30377430

Wildlife abounds at your doorstep, with the chipmunks and deer at play. Hummingbirds buzz by the deck, while eagles and osprey soar above the lake. Vallecito Reservoir, sheltered in a mountain valley at 6,700 feet elevation, is one of the largest and most beautiful lakes in Colorado. The San Juan National Forest and Weminuche Wilderness, over 2.5 million acres of public land, surround Vallecito Lake and touch the north boundary of this spectacular mountain retreat. Families can hike or horseback directly to the wilderness area and the Continental Divide.

Three rock fireplaces provide warmth to the master bedroom and two living areas. Vaulted ceilings showcase the T&G wood ceiling and floor to ceiling windows. The house was recently furnished, freshly decorated and has all new bedding. The spacious kitchen and open floorplan is perfect for entertaining. The small kitchenette downstairs provides additional comforts for large families or two family stays. The two car garage and walk off 2nd story porch provides added comfort.

Summer or winter, this location is for those who want to experience the adrenaline of mountain lake experiences and skiing or just want to relax and enjoy the beauty of the wilderness and the star-filled skies at night.

Fall brings beautiful changing colors of the aspen and fishing opportunities in the two rivers that continually feed the lake. The house is situated above Vallecito Marina and timing the lake’s salmon run is a lasting event in itself. With over 50 miles of streams and numerous ‘hike in’ mountain lakes, the opportunities to catch rainbows, brookies, browns, and cutthroats are like the views, endless. Larger Pike, Rainbow and Brown Trout troll the lake. The adjacent wilderness area is Colorado's largest, and adventurers can hunt and hike on 500 miles of trails.

Winter snowmobiling and cross country skiing can be enhanced by short drives to Durango Mountain Resort/Purgatory and Wolf Creek. All-wheel or 4-wheel drive necessary to access the property during winter months.


Jennifer Miller

Member Since 2012
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within one day
Calendar last updated:
Mar 29, 2018
About Jennifer Miller

Mike and Jennifer Miller both have been in the real estate business for 25+ years and are looking forward to welcoming your family to their secluded, beautiful mountain lake house!

Jennifer Miller purchased this House in 2012

Why Jennifer Miller chose Bayfield

Our family has returned to Vallecito for decades, as lasting memories continue to memorialize the importance of reconnecting ourselves to our family, friends and nature. Take this opportunity to experience hospitality at a retreat known as Heaven’s View.

What makes this House unique

Situated on Vallecito mountain lake with close proximity to many activities and attractions such as Durango's DSNGRR (Durango/Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad) the vintage steam engine that travels up the Animas River through canyons up to Silverton, Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory) with both summer and winter activities and Durango offers a wide variety of dining options and shopping. In and around Vallecito, Heaven's View offers a romantic setting. For the adventurous, there are many acitivies to choose from: horseback riding, snowmobiling, skiing/snow boarding, boating/fishing/fly fishing, kayaking, water sports, hiking and sledding.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        3 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen sleeper sofa in lower living area; 2 day beds 3rd bedr
      • King size beds (1) Located in Master suite., Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Day Beds, 1 with trundle. Lower level Queen size pull-out sleeper sofa in living room.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • 3

      Location Type

        • Lake View
          Vallecito Lake is one of the largest mountain lakes in the southern Rockies
        • Mountain View
          Mountain peaks surround the house and can be see from inside and outside
        • Rural
          Four wheel or all-wheel drive necessary for road access during winter months.
        • Water View
          Views of the lake are some of the best of any house in the area


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Fireplace
                    • Garage
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Covered Parking
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      Drive provides additional parking
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      Native rock


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television


                                    • Balcony
                                      Extends length of house w/exceptional views
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Concrete rear covered deck provides similar views as 2nd story balcony
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Two outdoor grills; one combo smoker/grill that uses charcoal; the other is propane.


                                        • health/beauty spa
                                        • marina
                                        • recreation center
                                        • restaurants
                                        • ruins

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • bird watching
                                            • boating
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • photography
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • sledding
                                            • walking
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • mountain climbing
                                                    • cross country skiing
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • hunting
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • mountaineering
                                                    • rafting
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • ski lift privileges
                                                    • skiing
                                                    • snowboarding
                                                    • snowmobiling
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • water skiing
                                                    • water tubing
                                                    • whitewater rafting

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                      Check-out: 9:00 AM

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                      40 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Wonderful views, comfortable living.

                                                      Melanie P.

                                                      The property was clean and well appointed. Plenty of space and wonderful views. Definitely require a 4wd or all wheel drive in the winter.

                                                      What a place

                                                      Dewayne C.

                                                      The lake house is very nice and spacious

                                                      Plenty of room for 2 family’s

                                                      I would recommend this stay to anyone that needs to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

                                                      Totally refreshing

                                                      Awesome time as always!!

                                                      Jonathan O.

                                                      Great cabin second time coming here and probably won't be the last thanks!!

                                                      Beautiful house with breathtaking views of Vallecito Lake!

                                                      This house was absolutely perfect for our multi-family vacation! It was everything we dreamed of and more. The house was very well maintained, and everything was in place and working properly! It was very spacious and clean. There are a lot of great hiking and fishing places around the lake and it is only a 30 minute drive from Durango! I highly recommend this house! We will definitely be back!

                                                      Beautiful but neglected

                                                      Linda A.Cottonwood, Az. USA

                                                      The home is in a beautiful location! Gorgeous views! They home is very beautiful but seems neglected.

                                                      Sliding doors to deck all had broken screen doors. Some screens held together with duct tape! Large pile of old wood and old lawn chairs in front yard.

                                                      Carpet was badly stained on stairs and downstairs living area.

                                                      We were promised some amenities by the owner and it never happened. We tried to contact owner several times ( about home issues) but no response.

                                                      I would still recommend this property for the views alone!

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      We are glad your family loved the location, it took many years to find such a spectacular property. Due to us having just installed a brand new deck, the old wood had been laid to the side & waiting to be hauled. We strive to improve every aspect of our property, decks included! We installed new screen doors this year. I never received a text or call from you so very unsure on your comment. We always respond to renters timely. We are glad you enjoyed the river rafting trip we accommodated your family with. We spent considerable time setting it up. With so much beauty, wildlife and ability to bring families together, there are too many positive attributes of the home to list!

                                                      Great value

                                                      Ronald D.

                                                      Beautiful cabin. Stunning location. Cooperative and helpful owner!

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thanks so much for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you back again in the future.


                                                      Bayfield, CO, USA

                                                      The property is approximately 22 miles east of Durango. And is situated between Wolf Creek and Durango Mountain Resort/Purgatory.

                                                      Rates & Availability

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                                                      Payment method: Owner prefers to receive check or money order mailed.

                                                      40 Reviews
                                                      Wonderful 4.8/5
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                                                      Property # 432966