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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 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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(5 traveler reviews)

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Orion's View Brings Family and Friends Together - Making Memories...
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Pettus, Tx

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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Great Base Camp

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in this beautiful home for 2 weeks in Aug 2016. We had a different couple of friends stay with us on separate weeks. All of us loved the home. We used it as our base camp to see the sights of southwestern Colorado - Chimney Rock, Mesa Verde, Durango/Silverton RR, Vallecito and Haviland Lakes, Historic Downtown Durango, the Animas River and more. The home had everything we needed. Kitchen was fully operational, not just a few pots and pans. Great BBQ pit and beds were comfortable. Each couple had their own private suite. Loved both porches. Saw deer. rabbits, scrub jays, doves, woodpeckers and black chinned and broad tailed hummers. Renee provided feeders for the hummers and the other birds. The owners manual was very complete so we never had problems figuring out how things like dishwasher, disposal, fans, washing machine, etc worked. Best of all Renee was very responsive and gave us great recommendations on what to see, where to eat, etc. When she learned it was my wife's birthday, she even arranged to have fresh flowers there to greet us.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay....Again

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2nd stay at Orion's View. The home is very well kept and fully loaded with everything you will need for a perfect stay. We brought our motorcycles up for the week and Renee made sure we had the entire garage to securely store our bikes when we were not riding them all over beautiful Colorado. There were a lot of deer outside the home daily as we sat and watched from the two great patios. We will certainly stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise all seasons!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our Golden Retriever have stayed at Orion’s View 4 times over the last year and a half (two winter visits, one spring, and one long summer). We have also had numerous guests stay with us at various times. All of our stays have been amazing, delightful experiences and from the first time we ever went, we always felt right at home. The cabin itself is spacious, comfortable and beautifully decorated. There was ample room for guests (with their own large bathroom) and plenty of storage space, a large nicely laid out and well equipped kitchen, a spacious western facing deck perfect for cocktail sunset viewing or star gazing, and nice large jacuzzi/soaking tub in the master suite to melt away achy, tired muscles post hiking or apres ski. There is also an abundance of wildlife around the house to photograph or just sit and quietly enjoy. My husband and I like to visit the local farmer’s market and cook together. So, the kitchen and the availability of kitchen pots/pans, cookware, preparation gadgets and dishes was especially important to us and we were able to prepare and enjoy numerous home cooked meals featuring local ingredients. Orion’s View is conveniently located only 15 minutes into Durango, and also has quick, easy access to Bayfield, the airport and Ignacio Casino, Vallecito Lake, Pagosa Springs, and Mesa Verde. Getting to the ski resorts is an easy day trip. The owner and the house caretakers could not have been more professional and responsive. We never had to worry about anything and each time we arrived, there was always a hand-written note with some yummy home baked item or fresh flowers to welcome us. After each visit we returned home relaxed, reenergized and calm and eagerly counting the days until we could return! It is paradise.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed Orion's View and that it had become like a second home to you both. We take pride in Orion's View and our goal is to make folks feel at home and be able to enjoy their destination to the fullest. It was a joy to have such wonderful guests who cared for our property as if it was their own. Orion's View is truly Paradise!
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What a beautiful and family-friendly home!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our week at Orion's View. This is the 1st VRBO home we've rented where the house is even better than the pictures! The house is very stocked (kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, etc.) and not a thing was overlooked. The view was amazing, and the deer were right outside our windows at night. We are looking forward to staying here again the next time we are in Durango!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • 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
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.