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Orion's View Brings Family and Friends Together - Making Memories...

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Gorgeous Mountain Views - Breath Taking Sunsets

Built by respected log home builder - Larry Barnes - this wonderful Colorado custom log home enjoys peace and tranquility with majestic La Plata Mountain Views. Driving up to the house with its Silverton Eureka Rock driveway easily accommodates multiple cars and convenient in-and-out access. This great Colorado log home is located minutes to shopping/restaurants in Historic Downtown Durango as well as 3 major ski areas. Walk up the slate-tiled steps to the covered porch and enter this lovely home through the double glass doors. The home immediately opens to a huge western facing bay of windows in the living/dining room perfectly positioned to take in the grand mountain views. Located to the left of the entryway is the kitchen equipped with granite tile countertops, slate tile floors and stainless steel appliances. Birch cabinets and drawers filled with everything you will need to make your vacation feel like home. A breakfast bar for 3-4 people is made from a large piece of dimension lumber which further enriches the log home feel. A spiral staircase leads up to the loft area which looks out over the living/dining area and enjoys the same massive bay windows as the living room. This room has a queen futon. The living/dining room's high vaulted ceiling is complimented by solid log cross beams. A two-sided wood burning fireplace with river rock surround offers the romantic ambiance of an evening fire to both the living room and the master suite. An elk antler chandelier overhanging the dining area adds a touch of Colorado flair. The master suite has its own patio access and a master bathroom that will surely satisfy. An oversized Jacuzzi tub sits in the corner of the room supported by a travertine surround. Relax in a warm jet bath and enjoy the mount views through the window next to the tub! The bathroom also has a walk-in shower with travertine tile and dual sinks with stylish oval vanity mirrors. Don't forget about the dual-sided fireplace to keep you warm on those colder evenings!

For convenience, a laundry room with washer & dryer is suitably located adjacent to the master suite and the living room. Extreme La Plata Mountain views will be enjoyed from this spacious concrete patio spanning the width of the home. This area will produce many memorable barbeques with friends and family. Canned overhead lighting is fixed into the exterior eaves and provides a nice lighting element for the evening time. Privately located on the other side of the home, the 2nd master suite with a full walk-thru bathroom and individual access to the patio. This 2nd suite offers a full bathtub and shower complimented by a glass block wall at the far end of the tub. This home comfortably sleeps 6. There is a 1-car garage at the top of the driveway to park a small vehicle, ATV or any other entertainment equipment. This home is located on 5 acres with beautiful mountain views and breathtaking sunsets! CO Sales Tax ID #26868580-0000

More Details

Renee M. Waldeck
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were going to sign the guest book, but ran out of time. However, I wanted to send you a note and tell you how fabulous the "cabin" is and how much we enjoyed our stay! It was "classy" - and comfortable -- you didn't overlook anything! And plenty of hangers, too!!! The location was perfect, and everything we needed was there! Thank you so very much! What a wonderful time! We couldn't have asked for more! Much more than I ever expected!! Feel free to use us as a reference if necessary. We would be delighted! Our phone number is: 505-867-4368.
Jun 2014
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Durango House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Keep the property and all furnishings in good order.
  • Please review Guest Handbook located at property for further rental rules.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi Tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft Sleeps Queen Futon
  • Bedroom 1 has king bed with double-sided fireplace, Jacuzzi tub, walk-in shower as well as desk and private access to patio. Bedroom 2 has king bed with private full bath and shower as well as private access to patio. Bedroom 3 is a loft with queen futon sleeper. All have fabulous view of La Plata Mountains.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(10 traveler reviews)

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Orion's View Brings Family and Friends Together - Making Memories...
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this house and setting. It's a beautiful secluded home that is fully stocked with everything you would need to relax, cook your meals and view the stars. The garage was a great addition to put our motorcycles in at night and the property/house is spectacular. We had a great time and expect we'll be back before long.


Thanks for your hospitality. You are very sweet.

Mark Smith

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a beautiful cabin this is! Excellent views and very private.

  • 5 of 5

This was one of our best vacations! The cabin is centrally located to the city, mountains, and other attractions. We were able to cook most of our meals in the beautiful kitchen which saved us money and we were able to sit on the patio to watch the sunset. The owner gave great recommendations for sites and attractions in town and beyond. She was dead on with her suggestions! We would love to go back to see the cabin in the winter and will gladly stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceptional Stay In Durango

  • 5 of 5

The house was five star all around with everything you would

expect if you were home.....The owners are more than over the top

to insure you are comfortable and have everything you need.....They

even had a happy Birthday Baloon waiting for my wife upon arrival.....

Very personable indeed....and just one more thing....I hope you are fortunate

enough to see the sunsets....I took some of the most awesome pictures from the

back porch of the most beautiful sunsets.....ever.....

Please visit if you are in Durango...its only 15 min or so to downtown....

You will not be disappointed

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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log cabin retreat

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our visit here in July. Beautiful log cabin with 2 spacious rooms and a cozy loft. The master had a fireplace, jacuzzi, shower and a walk in closet. We really liked the exposed log beams on the interior. It was cozy and all the amenities of home.

We chose this location due to the fires just north of Durango. The property is close to the airport and just 10 mins from south Durango. A great getaway in the foothills.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome house

  • 5 of 5

This was a great house. It has everything you need. Renee is very serious about being a great host. Will definitely try and stay here the next time I’m in Durango!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Break Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent our Spring Break in this beautiful home! This home more than enough to accomadate our small family and its very warm and inviting. The views are breathtaking!! We loved the outdoor patio and waking up to the beautiful sunrise over the mountains. This home is not very far from town which is very convenient. Renee was amazing!! She was very thorough with providing our family with everything we could possibly need. She was very easy to get a hold of if we had any questions. She also provided us with information pertaining to Durango and the most common visited areas and restaurants. I would highly recommend this home to families vacationing, sightseeing, or having romantic getaways. Thanks again Renee for sharing your beautiful home with our family and we look forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Durango La Plata Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Ska Brewery
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Hillcreast Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
U.S. Highway 160
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
The Palace (Durango Train Station)
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory)

Travelers will enjoy being so close to Durango (airport only 10 minutes away) and all that it has to offer but having the comforts of home to stay at will be the best of all. A must do is the train ride from Durango to Silverton in the spring/summer and skiing at one of the three major ski areas nearby Durango Mountain Resort/Wolf Creek/Silverton.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $200
Refundable Damage Deposit $350

CO Sales Tax ID #26868580-0000. Save 5-10% by paying by check. Payment due in full 30 days prior to arrival date. Deposit due at time of booking. Deposit is returned within 30 days of departure as long as no damage or excessive cleaning is needed. PETS - There is a $200.00 non-refundable deposit in addition to the normal deposit rules stated above. This is per pet staying at the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.