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Are these really the best views in all of Durango?

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Magnificent views, remote location, only 5 miles from town!

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Magnificent views, remote location, only 5 miles from town! 2 bedrooms,(king/king), 1 bath guest house on large estate bordering Perin's Peak.

A hiker's dream - the surrounding Perin's Peak National Forest offers numerous hiking with absolutely stunning 360° views. A full kitchen that has been recently updated with all new granite countertops, vaulted living room with wood burning stove, gas BBQ, high speed internet, satellite TV, BluRay DVD with Netflix and parking are included. The bathroom was also recently updated with a beautiful new ceramic/porcelain tile tub/shower combo. Absolutely No Smoking Allowed.

Shopping, and restaurants in downtown Durango are only 5 miles away.  Looking for hike?  The trailhead for the 500 mile Colorado Trail is just 1.5 miles away!

Pets are considered on a case-by-case basis, and 4 wheel drive is required in the winter..

Admit it, wouldn't you rather be here?

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Lorie Naylor
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Lorie Naylor

Durango Colorado Vacations is your guide to dream vacations for the entire family. We offer luxury and mid price lodging with year around discounted activities in the majestic, breathtaking Rocky Mountains.

Contact us for help finding the perfect lodging accomodations (including pet friendly lodging), travel planning ideas, as well as for discounts on the Durango Silverton Railroad, lift tickets, ski rentals (winter) and raft trips, horseback riding, bike rentals. and jeep tours (summer).

Ask us about our (famous) stay for 7, pay for 6 promotion!

If you have a passion for the great outdoors, we think you will agree that a Durango, Colorado vacation should be at the top of your list.

Please feel free to call upon us to assist you with any part of your vacation plans.

The Reservation Team @ Durango Colorado Vacations


Durango House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main bathroom is shared between master bedroom and 2nd
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , The master bedroom has a king bed with luxury linens, and a
    2nd Bedroom - 1 king , The second bedroom has a brand new king bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Are these really the best views in all of Durango?
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week here with our 3.5YO twins and everybody loved it. Property is very clean and beds are comfy. They also provide more creature comforts than other rentals we've stayed at. The owners of the property were very nice and helpful but definitely gave you privacy. The boys loved feeding the horses each day and hunting for chipmunks. Views were amazing and just a short 10-12 min drive into town. Our previous stays in Durango were much further from town (closer to Purgatory) so we could enjoy the peace and quiet and have views. The CO trail is also just at the bottom of the hill. We just did a short portion with the boys but it was lovely and follows a creek. Something all ages and mobility can enjoy. I look forward to coming back here again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! What a great spot for your kiddos to explore and experience Colorado. We hope you will come back again and visit us! Thanks, Durango Colorado Vacations
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Colorado Dream Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Mountain Memories was outstanding in EVERY way!! We couldn't have asked for a better location, high atop a mountain with truly the BEST views in Durango, yet close to downtown and surrounding outdoor activities. Bill & Bonnie were fabulous hosts - friendly, welcoming and generous. The guest house was immaculate and well equipped with all the comforts of home. Having the opportunity to feed and pet their 2 friendly horses was icing on the cake for us and our horse-loving 12-year-old daughter. We consider it a privilege to have experience a piece of this mountain paradise and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for the quintessential Colorado get away. Many, many thanks to Bill & Bonnie!! We are now back in Austin, 'Colorado Dreamin' of the next time we can head to the mountains!

The Campbells

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled to know you had such a wonderful vacation! We would have to agree with you in every way that Mountain Memories is amazing! We hope that you will come back and visit us again soon! Durango Colorado Vacations
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  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place, both inside the property and outside. Well stocked kitchen, large bathroom and bedrooms, and extremely friendly dogs and horses! Hiking trails right on the property, with neither neighbors nor traffic to interfere with the beauty of the area. It is only a few minutes from town, including the Durango train station, restaurants, and groceries. The owner is very welcoming, and just up the drive. So much better than a cramped hotel. This is an amazing place!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled to hear you loved your stay! This truly is a special property- close to town but out just far enough to enjoy the peace and quiet of Colorado! We hope you will find time to visit us again! Thanks, Durango Colorado Vacations
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Wonderful property if you're looking for a peaceful setting!

  • 5 of 5

The property located above a barn has spectacular views of not only the town of Durango but surrounding mesas and mountains. We stayed 7 nights and were comfortable with the furniture, kitchen and amenities. Great place to stay if you're looking for a quiet stay in the country away from everyone. We enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

With two boys, one of them only 4, we drove up the driveway to our house with a mixture of exhilaration and fear, as it appeared we might be living on a cliff with a spectacular view of downtown Durango. Luckily, we crested the hill and saw our cute little place down below, in the middle of a pasture with the same view as from the top of the hill. We were greeted by Bill and Bonnie's huge, sweet dogs, which we felt good having around in the quiet wilderness. The apartment is upstairs, above the barn, Which allows for air movement and amazing views. Very cozy and perfect for our family. The horses were friendly and liked being fed. Bill and Bonnie were great hosts - we will stay with them for sure the next time we're back in Durango.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Property

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for a week at New Year's and had a blast. The house was comfortable and the views were amazing. Our girls had (and us adults) had a blast sledding down the driveway. The only I can knock is that driveway ... 4-wheel drive is required and a tight turning radius helps with nerves as you must navigate a few switchbacks to get to the property ... I've lived in warm weather climates for the last 20 years and was not accustomed to driving on snow covered switchbacks so that proved scary although I'm sure we were safe. Those accustomed to driving in snow should have no issues. The owner was fantastic and made sure we were well cared for.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20.5 Miles
Durango-La Plata County Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Main Street-wonderful restaurants, bars, and shopping.
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Dalton Ranch Golf Club
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 550
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Main Street-wonderful restaurants, bars, and shopping.
Nearest Ski
29.9 Miles
Purgatory Resort
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended


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