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Crosshouse Cabin on Vallecito Creek

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Two story 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Come relax and play among the southern mountains of Colorado. This 3 bedroom/2 bath cabin sleeps up to seven people and offers a great home base for your vacation plans. Enjoy the sound of nature from our deck or explore the nearby hiking trails, horseback riding, fishing and boating, or go into Durango for shopping, white water rafting, zip-lining or swimming. Maybe take a day trip to the Durango Mountain Resort, ride on the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, see the ruins at Mesa Verde National Park, or relax in the steamy pools at Pagosa Springs. With so many options, you are sure to please every family member.

In winter months, cross country ski throughout the neighborhood and trails around Lake Vallecito. For alpine skiing, our cabin is less than an hour to Durango Mountain Resort and 1.5 hours to Wolf Creek Ski Area.

Note: strong cell phone reception

More Details

Joan Searcy
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Joan Searcy

We are a multi-generational family from Texas who has owned the neighboring property for over 15 years. During the summer months, there is almost always a family member on site.

Joan Searcy purchased this house in 2009

Why Joan Searcy chose Southwest

The location cannot be beat for getting away from it all yet having access to it ALL!

What makes this house unique

Wild raspberries can be found between the house and the creek for the adventurous forager! Warning: kids fall in love with the great outdoors here and never want to leave :)


Bayfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - queen bed sleeps 2 located downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - bunkbed w/full on bottom, twin on top...sleeps 3
    Bedroom 2 - twin bed w/pull-out trundle bed...sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Crosshouse Cabin on Vallecito Creek
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

This is a very cozy and comfortable home.

  • 5 of 5

We were very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very nice. quiet. off the beaten path. we will stay again

  • 5 of 5

our family history goes back a long way. Our stay was a sort of sibling reunion. The cabin was very nice and well equipped. All we needed was our food and clothes. Everything worked. There were no problems. Our week was enhanced by the owners being across the street while we were there. We became acquainted and found them to be friendly, kind, much like our Arkansas heritage relatives.We got to see what we went there for and could return to a really comfortable home at happy hour. We will use their home again when we go back to Colorado. Robert Dale Sun city West, Az

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth

A little slice of heaven....

  • 5 of 5

I have been visiting the Vallecito area since the 70's back when my grandparent's lived on the Florida river. 40 yrs later I have made the trip almost every summer, sometimes twice, as my personal get away. In years past I have been very loyal to another local business but as their nightly rates went up, their service declined. Crosshouse Cabin IS my new Vallecito destination for years to come. Their beautiful, picturesque property is set up perfectly for couples, families or just a friends get away. Joan and Tom are VERY accommodating and gracious hosts. The property is very close to hiking, great fishing at beautiful Vallecito Lake and just minutes from the general store and shops on the main drag on the east side of the lake. You will not be disappointed!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A week on Vallecito Creek

  • 5 of 5

We spent the week at the house on Vallecito Creek. We prepared most of our meals in the kitchen and used the house as our base for local activities. The house was wonderful. The trail heads for the Vallecito Creek trail and others are very close. We did some hiking in the area, rode the train, and went rafting. The kids played in the creek almost every day we were there, the property is on the creek so it was a very short walk. We even saw a black bear walking along the creek one day!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice clean cabin. One if the upstairs bedroom had a full bed with twin bunk bed overhead.

  • 5 of 5

Room to park two boats w trailers. Nice place to stay!!.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

I had never booked a vacation locale thru VRBO, so was somewhat apprehensive about doing so. I needed a comfortable place for five family members including one child. We were bowled over the minute we walked into the home. I say home, not house, because that is what it felt like. The location, next to a wonderful creek, in a quiet area, yet close to all the fun vacation things we wanted to do, could not have been better. The home was immaculate, and very well stocked, from the kitchen, to the laundry room, to the two very nice bathrooms. It was way beyond our expectations. We all loved the creek, and spent many hours wading, looking for rocks and gold, and fishing. Our 6 year old granddaughter loved it and wanted to spend every moment at the creek when we were at the cabin. Vallecito Lake is beautiful and there were many fun things to do there, including reasonable boat rental, ATV tours, etc. Plenty of nearby restaurants and small grocery stores. We saw deer every evening at the cabin, as well as many playful chipmunks. I highly recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a vacation stay. The owners are to be commended for their ease of dealing with, timely communications, and VERY reasonable price. The value was outstanding for what we received.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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