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Perfect Vacation Getaway in Scenic Durango Hills

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

A unique and cozy home perfect for vacations, retreats, and sabbaticals.


Escape to the tranquility of this gorgeous 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath modern Colorado retreat. You will enjoy spectacular views for miles in every direction and from every room in the house or while sitting outside on one of three outdoor decks.

The Space

High in the Durango Hills neighborhood adjacent to the San Juan National Forest, you will immersed in the surrounding forestland yet be just a short drive to Durango.

This 2,600 sq. ft. home will sleep about 8 adults with no kids OR up to 6 adults and 4-6 kids. The house has one bedroom on each floor, plus a fold-out sofa bed in the living room, a sectional day bed in the movie room (a great sleeping area for an older kid), a crib, and an air mattress. - Pak-n-play crib with changing table that can be moved into any room. - A high chair and booster chair for meals. -Some toys, books, and puzzles (best for ages 5 and under).

We have several kid-friendly amenities including: a) small kids "project table" with 2 benches for drawing or doing puzzles, b) two kids' sleds, an enclosed "kinder shuttle" sled with adult harness, and one pair of kids' snowshoes, c) a treehouse with zipline, d) movie room with video projector and giant pull down screen, and d) a large hammock on the front porch for inducing naps!

The house stays cool in the the summer (due to gentle mountain breezes) and warm in the winter (due to three gas-burning stoves, 1 wood burning stove, and a 2-story solarium 'wall of windows').

Guest Access

Guests to this retreat will have full access to the entire house and 3 acre property (including forested area and meadow), basketball hoop and paved play area, kid's tree house with zipline, and walking access to nearby U.S. Forest Service hiking and biking trails.

Getting around

This house is perfect for enjoying all that Durango area has to offer: spend an afternoon or evening in downtown Durango (15-minute drive), or day trips to Lake Vallecito or Durango Mountain Resort (both a 45 minute drive).

NOTE: The house is a 30-minute drive from the airport. The last 3 miles are on a gravel road with several turns and grade changes. Any car or truck can navigate the road during the non-winter months. But all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive is ESSENTIAL in the winter months, and snow tires are HIGHLY recommended.

More Details

Jeremy Nelson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything was great. We had a wonderful time staying in your beautiful house. It's gorgeous!
Jan 2018
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Durango Hills Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 2-person shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , This half bath is located in the foyer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed can be 2 single beds or convert to 1 large bed.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , CalKing bed sleeps 2 adults.
    Bed 6 - 1 twin/ single , A twin air mattress with electric pump sleeps 1.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Sturdy cots with mattress are best for children or teens.
    Bed 4 - 1 queen , The couch on the main level is a sleeper bed that sleeps 2.
    Bed 5 - 1 twin/ single , The daybed in the lower-level den sleeps 1 comfortably.
    Bed 7 - 1 baby crib , Pak-n-Play crib accommodates babies up to 35 lbs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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(19 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Absolutely awesome

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have enjoyed our time any more than we did. House is nestled in the hills and was an absolute winter wonderland! Got to sled and snowshoe around the neighborhood. House easily accommodated 4 adults and 2 kids. If in winter definitely need snow driving ability, snow tires, chains, etc. Street goes straight uphill. Host is fantastic and made sure to check in with us and had great local suggestions on resources. Already trying to plan a trip back.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A belated thanks for your review Heather. Come back and stay with us anytime!
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A Gem!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment our family arrived at Jeremy's lovely cabin, we felt home. The house is well appointed with gorgeous views in every direction. Jeremy was available and responsive to any questions we had. The movie projector was great for the kiddos! We would recommend this home to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Durango.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the positive review. Hope your family will come back again.
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Houston, Texas

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house is great! It's got great light, beautiful location and all the amenities you could want. Jeremy was easy to contact... the keys box was easy to use.... the only warning is that the road leading to the house is a bit rough... glad we had A4M x 4... overall we loved it

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A belated thank you for your positive review. You and your family are welcome to stay again anytime.
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Gilbert, AZ

Fun Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our three children had a great time in the Durango Hills. The property was spacious and clean. The property had plenty of space for the kids to explore. The tree house and zip line were a huge hit with the kids. Jeremy was very responsive to any questions we had. He was a great host! We would recommend the property to families with kids for sure.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Theron. Glad you and your kids had a fun visit.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico

Beautiful home and setting!

  • 5 of 5

We stay at vacation rentals frequently - this one definitely stood out. The home itself is beautiful, wonderfully laid out. And the setting was truly enchanting. We hope to stay here again next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jessie, we appreciate the positive review. You and you're family are welcome to stay again anytime.
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Colorado Springs

Serene getaway.

  • 5 of 5

My wife, our two dogs and I had a fantastic time during our stay. We spent a lot of time just relaxing, taking in the mountain scenery and watching the stars from the patio. We can't wait to visit again. Thanks again Jeremy!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The stars are amazing up there at 8500' elevation. Come back anytime...
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Maintenance $195
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $75

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Rates are negotiable depending on seasonal demand- please ask!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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