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Vallecito Lake - Heaven's View

(29 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

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 massive lake and mountain peaks. Looking through grand 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 flutter at the deck, while eagles soar above the boaters on the lake. Vallecito Lake, sheltered in a mountain valley 8,000 feet above the sea, 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 colors and fishing opportunities in the two rivers that continually feed the lake. The house is situated above Doc’s 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. The changing of the season provides a unique panoramic view of trees in color. This 1 acre property will provide a base camp to exceed expectations.

Winter snowmobiling and cross country skiing at the lake 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.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    $100.00 non-refundable pet fee....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • King size beds (1) Located in Master suite., Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) Bunk bed twin on top and full on bottom. Third bedroom also contains a Day Bed. Lower level Queen size pull-out sleeper sofa in living room....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


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


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


  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Vallecito Lake is one of the largest mountain lakes in the southern Rockies...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Mountain peaks surround the house and can be see from inside and outside...moreless

  • Rural:

    Four wheel or all-wheel drive necessary for road access during winter months....moreless

  • Water View:

    Views of the lake are some of the best of any house in the area...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage:


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Drive provides additional parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Native rock...moreless


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


  • Balcony:

    Extends length of house w/exceptional views...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Concrete rear covered deck provides similar views as 2nd story balcony...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Two outdoor grills; one combo smoker/grill that uses charcoal; the other is propane....moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 29 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Rates
May 1 - Sep 10, 2017
3 night min stay
Thanksgiving Rates
Nov 18 - Nov 28, 2017
3 night min stay
Christmas & NY's
Dec 15 - Jan 6, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Nonrefundable Cleaning Fee $175 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $130 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6.9%


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

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
La Plata County Airport

Car: Necessary

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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Bayfield, CO, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

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  • Lakeside view on a calm summer day

    Lakeside view on a calm summer day

  • South end view

    South end view

  • Main kitchen

    Main kitchen

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Master bedroom king bed

    Master bedroom king bed

  • Master bath with walk-in closet

    Master bath with walk-in closet

  • Downstairs living room w/fireplace & kitchenette

    Downstairs living room w/fireplace & kitchenette

  • 3rd Bedroom with day bed and bunk beds

    3rd Bedroom with day bed and bunk beds

  • Mountain views from the lake with storm coming

    Mountain views from the lake with storm coming

  • For the holidays!

    For the holidays!

  • Majestic setting

    Majestic setting

  • View from deck of sail boat

    View from deck of sail boat

  • Main kitchen

    Main kitchen

  • View of lake from kitchen table

    View of lake from kitchen table

  • Fireplace in master bedroom

    Fireplace in master bedroom

  • Queen bed 2nd bedroom.
Bottom living area has Queen size sleeper sofa.

    Queen bed 2nd bedroom. Bottom living area has Queen size sleeper sofa.

  • Downstairs living area different angle

    Downstairs living area different angle

  • Summer enjoyment tubing

    Summer enjoyment tubing

  • Winter snowmobiling for the girls

    Winter snowmobiling for the girls

  • Mr. Bear wears many hats as he welcomes you!

    Mr. Bear wears many hats as he welcomes you!

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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