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Cabin in the Country with Private Access to the Animas River

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Two bed, One bath, Remodeled Home on the River. Amazing Views & River Access

Recently Remodeled Cabin in the Country, located on the banks of the Animas River with private access. Approx. 1000 square foot, stand alone cabin with two bedrooms, one bath, kitchen, dining and living room. New hardwood flooring, including a remodeled kitchen and bath. A wood burning fireplace in the living room, 2nd Floor deck with amazing 360' views, private outdoor gas and private wood burning fire pits on the river. To access the living quarters there is one flight of stairs.

Three acres to roam with access to the San Juan National Forest one mile away. Road and Mountain Biking access are right outside your door. Fishing (catch and release) with a fishing license and access to the river is just a a short walk away. Golfing, skiiing, hiking and many other outdoor activities are only minutes away.

Durango is a mecca for folks who want a place to watch the sun set on the deck over the mountains, as well as shop, take the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge train, visit Mesa Verde, and participate in many arts, food, movie, brewery, sports events and festivals.

The cabin is located close to everything.

More Details

Kim Eisner
Member since: 2014
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Kim Eisner

We live in Durango, just up the road from this vacation rental so we are available and look forward to meeting you and introducing you to the home, Durango and all of the wonderful things there are to do here. We can answer any questions as we have lived here for 30 years and are working on retiring here as well - there is no where better we could move to!

Kim Eisner purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Kim Eisner chose Durango

We purchased this property for its unique, private location on the Animas River and only 3 miles to town and the best bakery around! Having lived in Durango for over 30 years we feel fortunate to have been able to purchase this cabin before it even went on the market.

What makes this cabin unique

The views from the cabin to the west are of the Animas River and cliffs, while to the north are the San Juan Mountains. The east are the red cliffs that tower above and to the south is wide open fields. This is a unique cabin that feels like home as soon as you enter and whether you choose to read on the deck or cuddle in front of the fireplace you will enjoy your stay!


Durango Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large shower with window and views of mountains!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • One Queen Sized Bed in each Bedroom with Storage and Views.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This cabin can be used as everything from a romantic getaway to a private meditation retreat. Located in the Animas Valley on the River where all outdoor activities are within a stones throw from biking, to hiking, to fishing, to skiing, to golfing, to canoeing to exploring the great Western, historic town of Durango and its surrounding amenities.


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Cabin in the Country with Private Access to the Animas River
average rating of 4.8285713 based on 35 reviews

Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

Very cute and clean home. Great views, close to town, but feels very far away. Owners are great and eager to make your stay comfortable. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cabin on the Animas River - beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is perfectly located along the Animas River. Our first night was NYE, so we were thrilled to have a fire right alongside the river, and the kids enjoyed s'mores. It was really cool to watch the deer come down to the property and graze. That is definitely something we don't get to see often in the desert. We were in Durango for a family snowboarding trip, so the location was ideal for us. Just about 20 minutes south of the resort. The host and hostess were very helpful and made themselves available, although we never needed to reach out. They had taken time to leave informational notes around the cabin for us, which answered any questions we had. I would not only highly recommend this cabin, but I'd love to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Close enough to town for convenince, yet just far enough away to feel like you're secluded. Excellent views and very clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful scenery from a lovely cabin/apartment

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was absolutely immaculate and had everything one would need. Great attention to details. The 2nd floor deck provided spectacular views of the river valley. Conveniently located, far enough from the city for peace and quiet yet close enough to run downtown for an evening meal. I would definitely choose the same rental again.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely bright apartment- great deck overlooking animus river and valley

  • 5 of 5

This was the super place to stay. Close enough to town to be convenient yet set out in the beautiful countryside overlooking the Animus River, valley and high bluffs on either side. Two bedrooms, and a sweet living room with fireplace, comfortable chairs, discrete TV, and that fabulous deck and view. Pretty, modern, light kitchen and bathroom. I nice linens, nice extras like scotch tape and sewing kit if you need it. Walk down to relax by the river. Friendly, gracious hosts. We really hope we will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay near Durango

  • 5 of 5

Place was very clean and was very nice place stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Durango, La Plata County Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Sports Bar or Swing @ Dalton Ranch or Machos
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Dalton Ranch
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 550
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Swing @ Dalton Ranch or Machos
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Durango Mountain Resort
Car: necessary

Durango is a destination located in the mountains with something for everyone! From the Durango/Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad to Mesa Verde, Anasazi Indian Ruins, to mountain and road biking to skiing. We have a fabulous public recreation center, state of the art library and both live drama and movie theaters for indoor activities. Durango Mountain Resort is located approx. 15 miles north with both downhill and cross country skiing, as well as horseback riding, sleigh rides and zip lines. During the summer Durango Mountain Resort hosts The Music in the Mountains, which features some of the best musicians from all over the world. There is a natural hot springs resort with both hot soaking pools as well as a cooler swimming pool with 3 miles from our property and Pagosa Springs is within 1 hour as well. The list of hiking and biking routes, trails and opportunities for both single and group rides is too long to list but the main loop for locals to train for the famous, local road bike race, the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, is the road our property lies on.

In town, Durango supports multiple local breweries and wineries as well as a distillery and over 100 restaurants with everything from authentic Mexican to Greek and Italian food offered. Fort Lewis College, a small liberal arts state college is located above the city on a mesa with views to both the mountains and New Mexico.

A town that offers so much for every season you will want to stay!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $250

Contact owner if you are traveling with a pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.