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Dalton Ranch Home w/ Yard, 10 Min. to Downtown, 20 Min. to Purgatory Ski Resort

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom+Loft/2.5 Bath Sleeps 8

The Horse Thief House

Elevation 6,557 Feet

2,280 Square Feet


This beautiful home is conveniently located at Dalton Ranch Golf Club. Close to the Animas River, only 10 minutes to town, and 20 minutes to ski, this home is a great place to spend your next Durango vacation. This spacious home features a full living room with large flat panel TV. An array of games and puzzles are stocked to keep the kids entertained and there is also a desk in case you need to get some work done. The separate dining room features a dining table for 6. You will find everything you need in the well-stocked kitchen to prepare wonderful meals during your stay. The master suite has a King bed and with a private full bath featuring a luxurious jetted soaking tub, large separate shower, double vanity and large closet. It also has its own private fenced yard and small patio. Upstairs on the second floor you will find two bedrooms both with Queen beds. There are 4 Twin beds in the loft for additional sleeping options. Enjoy the fresh mountain air and views of the spacious yard while sitting on the back deck. A garage is available for one vehicle and there is plenty of room in the driveway for more.

*Excludes Christmas/New Years/Spring Break

More Details

Property Manager
Durango Red Cliff Properties
Member since: 2001
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Durango Red Cliff Properties



Dalton Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bath - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Common Space - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Plus Twin Trundle in Loft
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Dalton Ranch Home w/ Yard, 10 Min. to Downtown, 20 Min. to Purgatory Ski Resort
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful house, pictures dont do it justice.

  • 3 of 5

Experience was great, stay was lovely. Had a restful sleep every night, beautiful neighborhood took a nice walk in the morning to the river and back. Only a few things could make it better: Cleaning fee should be non existent or minimized to $50. Might want to get someone to check the bottom floor for bugs. There were a lot found by the back door, and a few found on kitchen counter and in the downstairs bathroom. I do not know if they mop the floors prior to someone else’s stay, but there was pee in the corner by the back door. We just avoided those areas and were perfectly fine. Very cozy fireplace where we spent the most of our time playing uno and some of the other games they had.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As we mentioned about the bugs, they are called Box Elders and they are all over the Durango area. They are completely harmless. As far as the cleaning fee we have to clean the home after your stay. I am sure you want to come into a clean home, as do other guests after you leave. It takes at least 8 hours to clean a home of this size, so the cleaning fee is completely reasonable. I am not sure if you are referring to a spot outside, but the floors inside the home were completely clean and it was checked the day of your arrival and there was nothing on the floors inside the home. If the spot was outside we cannot control where other people let their pets make a mess.
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Perfect place to stay. Close to town and wildlife

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed the Horse Thief House. Traveling with two adults and four kids the house fit us perfectly. The kitchen was well kept and stocked with all of the essentials (cups, plates, pots, pans, some spices and more).

Saw wildlife right in the backyard! Quite the place. Thanks for letting us stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Great property

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Details details

  • 4 of 5

Nice house in a nice location. It was close enough to hear the Durango Silverton train whistle but not overly so. Quiet and comfy. We saw the local deer wandering around! Easy to book and arrange with the owner, reasonable rates. We had a great weekend there, being minutes from town in one direction, and the wonderful roads for motorcycling in the other. We noticed several discrepancies that the owner needs to take up with their management company: burnt out lightbulbs, screen door repaired with tape, a dead mouse in a trap (expected though), lamps with no on/off knobs necessitating unplugging to turn off, and a few dishes returned to the cupboard with stains. Small details are what kept this review from being excellent to merely good.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We checked all the lamps at the home and found 2 lamps, one on the desk and one in the living room that have broken switches. They do work just fine and all other lamps in the home are fully functional and there are multiple other light sources than the 2 lamps with broken switches. We keep our property managers information in the home and had we received a call we could have pointed you to the back up supply of light bulbs. We do apologize that you found a mouse in a trap in the garage but being that we are in a mountain environment mice are something we have to deal with in all of our properties which is why we place traps. Our water in the area is also quite hard, which is why even though dishes are clean they can look very spotty.
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Houston, TX

Summer in Durango!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to stay in this house, first time in 2013. It's our cycling team's annual mountainbike trip, this time two adults and six teenagers ranging from 15-18. The location is perfect, on most days we rode our bikes to local trails that are within 10 miles from the house. We cooked breakfast every day and dinner most nights, adequate facilities and gadgets for that. We just had one van, the garage was roomy for our bikes and their daily maintenance. Having laundry on site is also huge as we all went through both cycling togs and street clothes every day.

Durango is full of cool local eateries and bike shops, big grocery store 7 miles away and smaller one just outside the subdivision entrance. The boys all enjoyed jumping into the ice cold Animas River at nearby Bakers Bridge swimming hole each day after riding. This house suits the size of our group and our specific needs very well, expect we'll be back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our 3 generation family ski vacation in Durango. Plenty of room, well stocked with towels and kitchen items. The house was tastefully decorated and well-maintained. Great to have a garage for the vehicle in the cold weather and a washing machine/dryer. Quiet neighborhood with great access to the main road for trips into town or to the mountain.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Durango La Plata County Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Dalton Ranch Golf Club
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Public Course - Dalton Ranch
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
US Highway 550
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Dalton Ranch Golf Club
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Purgatory/DMR Ski Resort
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional