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A Special Log Home On 3 Acres. Peace and Privacy, fantastic views,easy access

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom With Mountain And Valley View, a real Western Experience

This beautiful home of over 3000 sq ft of living space is a retreat of privacy and serenity in a convenient accessible Hermosa location. This custom hand peeled log home is located on the hill side with Ponderosa Pines, a manicured lawn for family gatherings, flower beds with unobstructed views of the Animas Valley and the Red Cliffs through floor to ceiling windows in the great room/living room and front deck. The home has three bedrooms and three full bathrooms with beautiful tile, wood and carpeted floors, a river-stone fireplace, oriental rugs and stunning artwork by local artists. The home has a modern kitchen with granite counter tops, Bosch dish washer and black appliances. A laundry room with a front loading washing machine and clothes dryer. High speed cable, WI-FI, 60' flat screen Vizio TV, DVD, VCR, stereo system with I pod connection and games are available for your indoor entertainment. Enjoy the view from the deck while you barbecue on the gas grill. Take advantage of the generous lawn for family gatherings. 10 minutes to town, 20 minutes to Purgatory Ski area. 'Xanadu' is the perfect home, with a perfect location and the ambiance that makes it special.

Property Manager
Richard Nobman
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Richard Nobman

I lived in Durango for 34 years, and I can be a wealth of knowledge for all outdoor activities and entertainment and dining.

Why Richard Nobman chose Southwest

A real log home with exceptional views and privacy

What makes this house unique

Gated and private with a open valley view

Guestbook comments from the manager

Came for my birthday with a bunch of friends and had a blast. The house is so beautiful and the view is amazing. Golfed Dalton Ranch and Glacier Club and those were the two most beautiful golf coursed I'vee ever seen. Thanks again.
Aug 2014
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Durango House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master suite - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , On main level with full access for main living area
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , On lower level with access for the two bedrooms
    Bathroom 4 - Twin Bedroom has its own sink as they do in Europe
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Master - 1 king , insuite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sleep sofa with full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Handy vanity with sink in room
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • 6 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

A Special Log Home On 3 Acres. Peace and Privacy, fantastic views,easy access
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 14 reviews

Very private home

  • 4 of 5

The home was just as described. It's very beautiful and it has fantastic view. I would have changed some things if it were my house. Overall, it was a great experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful spot!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a beautiful home, comfortable rooms and gorgeous views while we were in Durango! I would recommend this to anyone who wants a relaxing, peaceful getaway to CO in the summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

The view from the main living room and deck of Xanadu was simply breathtaking. The kitchen was very well stocked and provided ample room for us to prepare and cook together as a family. The office room upstairs allowed the grown ups to play games and relax together while the little ones slept. The outdoor space was immaculately kept, the hot tub was so relaxing, and the owners were incredibly responsive to any needs we had. We didn't want to come home!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Quinta Ca.

Best rental in Durango!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough wonderful things about how well prepared this home was as a VRBO. There was not one thing that we needed, that it did not provide. The house was super clean. The kitchen had everything in it to pull off a delicious breakfast, great dinner or a fabulous cocktail party. The patio had enough seating for a large gatherings in and around the whole place. Each room was designed to make you feel warm and comfortable. The views from this property were amazing. From the patio, see the beautiful red rock cliffs to the narrow landscape towards downtown Durango. At night you see the glimmering lights of the country houses to the city. Most nights you can enjoy the stars and all the evening sky's glory. The best part of each day was hearing the whistles of the Durango/Silverton Narrow Gauge train that passes by at the base of the mountain several times in the morning and evening. We elected to rent this house for a couple of reasons. First, we are very familiar with the Hermosa Creek area and new that this would be an ideal place to stay. Second, we did our research and found that this house offered everything that we wanted and more. It may be a few extra minutes drive to downtown Durango, but it is so worth it! On a last note, the rental agent was extremely good about getting back with us on any questions or concerns that we had. We are looking forward to coming back to Xanadu.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank your for the excellent review for Xanadu! It was a pleasure accommodating your family's Durango vacation. We would love to have you back!
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Ideal for multi-generation family vacations

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home was perfect for our family vacation. The great room and deck were perfect for family gatherings. The separated bedrooms and dens provided comfortable spaces for privacy and quiet conversations. The yard was perfect for our 2 year old grandson to run and play. The photos provided by owner speak for themselves - beautiful surroundings & quality home. Manager was accessible prior to our arrival and during our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review of Xanadu! We are so glad that we accommodate your party, and that your little one got to enjoy the beauty of the garden and green-space outside (it is one of our favorite parts of the property as well!). If you find yourselves in Durango again, we would love to have you back!
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Durango, Colorado

Family Reunion for Daughter's Graduation

  • 5 of 5

We had a large family reunion to celebrate my granddaughter's graduation from high school, and this beautiful house set the scene and acted as our headquarters. We had an absolutely wonderful weekend of cooking and eating meals together, enjoying the spectacular view, playing on the grass, napping, and listening to the birds. The kitchen was very well equipped with excellent, new appliances. The abundant presence of wood and art throughout the house created an atmosphere of beauty, warmth, peacefulness, and solidity that I have rarely experienced in a home. If I could imagine a dream home, this would be the one. It was the perfect setting for our graduation party, and such a pleasure to everyone who came. We had to move the party inside due to weather, (originally planned to be out in the gorgeous yard), but there was plenty of room. Bedrooms, Bathrooms, and multiple livingrooms were all filled with unique touches and features too numerous to mention. I highly recommend this house to anyone who wants a special place to stay - just being there is a wonderful experience. The short drive to the store and town is very easy and one of the most scenic stretches in the area. Even on the holiday weekend we were there, traffic was never a problem.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
La Plata/Durango airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Dalton Ranch Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Historic Durango/Silverton Narrow Guage Train
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 550
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Durango Mountain Resort
Car: necessary

Located in Hermosa, this custom log home is less than ten miles from historic Durango and a mile from Trimble Hot Springs and Spa and Dalton Ranch Golf Club, which makes it a perfect place for a Southwest Colorado getaway. Ponderosa pines, Aspen and a manicured landscape makes this Colorado log home an unique place to spend your vacation in the Animas Valley in Colorado. The Durango Mountain resort with many outdoor activities is only 15 miles north. The historic mining town of Silverton is only 45 minutes away by car or take the historic Durango-Silverton narrow guage train. The town of Ouray (Switzerland of America), has Hot Springs and the drive on the scenic Million Dollar Highway will take your breath away. There's plenty of parking available. The home is appoximately 45 minutes from the LaPlata/Durango airport with shuttle service and car rental available at the airport.


Rates & Availability

Durango House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cancellation Fee $200
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 6.8%

The tenant shall be responsible for any damage or theft to the property and tenant will be notified within 7 days of any damage charge and monies will be charged to Renter’s credit card. Smoking is not permitted on this property nor are any pets allowed. Check-in is 4:00 pm on arrival date and check-out is 10:00 am on departure date.
• Cancellation 1 (one) months or more before rental date will result in the return of the Tenant's deposit less a $200 booking fee.
• Cancellation of reservation less than 30 days prior to reservation will result in the forfeiture of the Tenant's entire deposit.


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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