Amazing Views & Solitude, 7 Miles from Downtown

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Last updated: 10/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.

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

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 680 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25+ years to rent...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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


  • Books
  • Games


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • 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

  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • 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 Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • 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


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


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.5
from 28 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 18 - Nov 28, 2016
4 night min stay
Christmas & New Years
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2017
4 night min stay
Memorial Day
May 26 - May 30, 2017
4 night min stay
4th of July
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2017
4 night min stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2017
4 night min stay
Nov 17 - Nov 27, 2017
4 night min stay
Christmas & New Years
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $120
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • 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: 10/06/2016
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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

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Speaks: english



  • Fall Colors

    Fall Colors

  • Downstairs Bedroom

    Downstairs Bedroom

  • Off to the Mountains!

    Off to the Mountains!

  • Front Yard Skate Track

    Front Yard Skate Track

  • Silver Mountain

    Silver Mountain

  • Bath


  • The Yard!

    The Yard!

VRBO #600066

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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