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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 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

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 Durango

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • 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


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A Special Log Home On 3 Acres. Peace and Privacy, fantastic views,easy access
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 18 reviews

Our second stay at Xanadu was as perfect as our first!

  • 5 of 5

Just a perfect house and perfect location. We've stayed here twice and wouldn't stay anywhere else in the Durango area. Being just a little north of Durango, Hermosa is a great location to get to great hiking and fishing. The views from the house are just beautiful and the house is incredible. Spotlessly clean and has all amenities we could ask for. We enjoyed the hot tub every night after our days' activities. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful home with us - we already can't wait to come back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic mountain home!

  • 5 of 5

This is truly a special home. From the moment we arrived at the front gate, we knew that Xanadu was going to be a winner. It is one of our all-time favorite vacation properties. It is well laid out and spacious with several living areas to accommodate a good-sized group. The property is well-maintained and it feels like a home rather than an impersonal rental. And the views! We spent a lot of time on the deck enjoying the spectacular mountains and the lovely garden. One thing I really loved -- sappy I know but a very personal touch -- was the vase of flowers picked from the yard that greeted us in the kitchen. Xanadu is a winner and we can't wait to return to this beautiful part of Colorado and to this secluded, magical home.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing mountain retreat

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this lovely house in the middle of summer, and it was a very pleasant retreat from our everyday lives (we live in hot and dry NM). The space was welcoming and plenty large enough for my family - there were 4 adults and 2 kids, which was very comfortable with bedroom space, and we didn't even use all the common hangout areas. The house has everything you could possibly need for a longer stay, grill, games, books, hot tub with extra towels, etc. And the outdoor space was amazing!

My only two, small issues: the house is pretty dangerous for babies, lots of stairs with no good gate options on the main stairwell right next to the kitchen. And there's no air conditioning, so even with fans the upstairs was a little hot by the afternoon (downstairs was super comfy though). Despite this, we had a great time and would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and property,great views from the decks.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: September 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: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ken & Sue's
One of our favorite restaurants in Durango. Great food, reasonable prices and a great back ...
Himalayan Kitchen
A great lunch buffet. You cannot go wrong. Reasonable pricing.
Powerhouse Science Center
A great hands on science museum for kids, especially on a rainy day.
Eolus Bar & Dining
Another of our favorite restaurants . $$$ But great roof top deck and Happy Hour food and d...
Duranglers Flies and Supplies
Best fly shop in town for gear and local knowledge.
Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar
Another fun restaurant for Cajun themed food. Best place for oysters on the half shell. Op...
Community Concert Hall
A 600 seat concert hall with a wide variety of acts. Watch the local paper for events.
Animas Urgent Care
Hope you never need it, but it is the closest mediical ; facility and always open.
The Premier train ride in the U,S.A. Who doesn't want a spectacular ride on a steam locomot...
Purgatory At Durango Mountain Resort
Tuned in for family skiing and only 20 minutes from the house til you are on the lift. We h...
Dalton Ranch Golf Club
Very nice golf course and restaurant just one mile down the road.
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The favorite Public course for locals.
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
La Plata/Durango airport
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 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.




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