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Amazing Views & Solitude, 7 Miles from Downtown

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Last updated: 01/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:0
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Amazing Views & Solitude, 7 Miles from Downtown

To help offset some of the new VRBO fees, we lowered our nightly rates!

The Red Barn Retreat is located 7 miles from downtown Durango and 20 miles from Durango-La Plata County Airport. It sits at 7,333 feet on 35 acres of a 200 acre conservation easement offering amazing La Plata Mountain views, abundant wildlife and almost complete seclusion. Built in 2012, the Red Barn features rustic reclaimed barn wood and rusted metal roof to give a genuine barn feel just without the hay and cow pies! You can gaze for hours at Silver Mountain from the second story deck, the chair lift swing or the new stone fire pit*. Or lounge in a hammock in the Oak Room, a shady private oasis under a gambel oak grove located just to the east of the driveway.

Inside, the three level living space features charming shabby sheik decor. There is a bedroom with a queen bed, a fun loft accessed via ladder with a double bed and a bunk bed downstairs. The open concept kitchen includes a large refrigerator/freezer, dish washer, oven and cook top, microwave, coffee maker and seating for six. Living room adjoins the kitchen offering big views of the mountains and a wood burning stove the keeps you toasty warm in the winter. Bathroom has a tub and shower. There is Wifi to stay connected to the world and no TV to stay connected with each other! Lots of games and books when you're not spending time outdoors. Washer and dryer downstairs. No air conditioning.

*When visiting in the winter, we recommend that you have good snow tires and front wheel or four wheel drive (true for any Colorado winter driving!). The Red Barn is located just 1/4 mi off highway 160 but there is a bit of an incline at the beginning of the road which, when covered with snow could be tricky in a rear wheel drive vehicle. The road will be plowed whenever it snows.
**The tap water was tested in 2016 and is safe to drink but has a slight sulfur smell. We have plans to install a $15-20K treatment system in early 2017. The smell should dissipate a little after running the water for 30-60 seconds. A reverse osmosis filter system for drinking water is available in the kitchen.

Durango has much to offer including four nearby ski areas:
- Hesperus Ski Area (5.8 mi, small but fun)
- Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort (34 mi, excellent winter skiing and tons of fun summer activities too)
- Wolf Creek Ski Area (90 mi)
- Telluride Ski Resort (102 mi)

Durango is also famous for our Durango & Siverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (7 mi) and many bike races such as the annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic in May where bicyclists race the train from Durango to Silverton, a total of 47 miles and an altitude increase of 6,700 feet! There are also several themed train rides such as the Blues Train, Wine and Rails, Brew Train, Cowboy Poet Train and the very popular, very magical Polar Express train ride to the North Pole and back!

Between the Animas River, Haviland Lake, Vallecito Lake, Lemon Reservoir and the much anticipated opening of Lake Nighthorse there are plenty of rafting, paddling, tubing and fishing opportunities. Not to mention the hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails. Plus, Mesa Verde National Park (29 mi) offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years.

Music and theater lovers will enjoy a continuous supply of live entertainment at the Animas City Theatre, Henry Strater Theatre, Music in the Mountains and everywhere in between! Golfers can enjoy some of Durango's best views from any one of our three golf courses (Hillcrest 9.8 mi, Dalton Ranch 16 mi and Glacier Club Private Course 25 mi). We have world-class artists in Southwest Colorado and their best work is on display right here. Restaurants range from simple to absolutely gourmet. And if you have a college bound kid, don't forget to visit Durango's four year college, Fort Lewis University (8.8 mi).

For our over 21 guests, Durango has six micro breweries: Animas Brewing Company, Brew-Pub & Kitchen, Carver Brewing Co, Durango Brewing Company, Steamworks Brewing Company and Ska Brewing Co - all serve food and children are welcome. We also have a distillery (Durango Craft Spirits), a winery (Four Leaves Winery) and many recreational marijuana dispensaries.

If breathtaking views and solitude with easy access to an almost limitless supply of Colorado goodness is what you are looking for, look no further. Great for families. The Red Barn Retreat is a hidden gem you don't want to miss!

*Seasonal fire bans may apply
**All distances are from the Red Barn Retreat

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish, We speak basic spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/21/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 680 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25+ years to rent...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    You are welcome smoke outside as long as you safely dispose of your cigarette butts....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We love pets but they must be approved. $15/night one pet, $20/night two pets. Must kennel pets when left alone (large kennel provided, bring bedding). Extra $100 refundable security deposit will be added. The 35 acre property does not have a fence and note that coyotes are common....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Memory foam mattress pad...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 bunk bed

    Sleeps two children...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Small loft area accessed via ladder...moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Relax out back on your second story deck with long views of Silver Mountiain, Barn Roof and more....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living room is part of open floor plan and adjoins kitchen. Offers sliding glass door that opens onto deck with a view of Silver Mountain....moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 26 - May 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$218
4th of July
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2017
4 night min stay
$218
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2017
4 night min stay
$218
Thanksgiving
Nov 17 - Nov 27, 2017
4 night min stay
$250
Christmas & New Years
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
4 night min stay
$250
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$159
$3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Pet Fee $15 + tax
  • Cleaning fee $110
  • Tax Rate 6.8%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 01/21/2017
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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Durango Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
160 West
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5.8 Miles
Nearest Ski
Hesperus Ski Area

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2016

About the owner: After almost two years of searching, Eleanor, her daughter, Diane and husband Anthony bought the Red Barn Retreat in June of 2016. "We just couldn't get over the view...The plan is to build a home together, raise a few chickens, garden and soak in the landscape" They should break ground in the early spring of 2017. "It will be so nice to live on site because we will be able to provide so many more personal touches" And thanks to a large gamble oak between the Red Barn Retreat and the new build site, the two buildings will be hidden from each other. Eleanor and Diane are from Chicago originally and Anthony is a Durango native. Diane and Anthony met in college and, together, found their way back to Durango in 2009. Eleanor currently lives outside Nashville but has visited Durango several times and is looking forward to building her dream home. "It is such a lovely place and we love sharing it with the people that stay with us."

Why the Owner Chose Durango West, Durango, CO, USA:
You are so close to town (10 min highway drive to town - no stop lights!) and yet feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. There are daily wildlife sightings of hawks, eagles, owls, turkeys, coyotes, deer and elk (surprisingly no bears or mountain lions).

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
You can sit around large fire pit in the 20 acre 'back yard' and roast marshmallows or relax on the second story deck sipping any one of the many local libations. The loft is a favorite among older kids, teens and adventurous adults. At night, enjoy the wood burning stove and more stars than you can count.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, We speak basic spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/21/2017

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Photos

  • Dawn

    Dawn

  • Welcome to the Red Barn Retreat!

    Welcome to the Red Barn Retreat!

  • Dining area and family room

    Dining area and family room

  • Bedroom with queen bed

    Bedroom with queen bed

  • Downstairs bunk room showing game closet and stairs leading to main living area

    Downstairs bunk room showing game closet and stairs leading to main living area

  • One of the views from the deck

    One of the views from the deck

  • Cross country skiing

    Cross country skiing

  • Moonrise

    Moonrise

  • Kitchen with a view into bedroom, bathroom and loft

    Kitchen with a view into bedroom, bathroom and loft

  • Family room with amazing view of Silver Mountain and wood burning stove

    Family room with amazing view of Silver Mountain and wood burning stove

  • Loft with double bed, accessed via ladder

    Loft with double bed, accessed via ladder

  • Downstairs bunk room with access to chair lift swing and fire pit

    Downstairs bunk room with access to chair lift swing and fire pit

  • Books, games and camp chairs

    Books, games and camp chairs

  • Deck off family room with a grill, propane included!

    Deck off family room with a grill, propane included!

  • Chair lift swing below back deck, accessible from downstairs bunk room

    Chair lift swing below back deck, accessible from downstairs bunk room

  • Fire pit and back yard

    Fire pit and back yard

  • View of back deck and fire pit

    View of back deck and fire pit

  • Around the fire under a full moon

    Around the fire under a full moon

VRBO #600066

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, January 21, 2017

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