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Cabin at Vallecito Lake with Stunning Lake and Mountain Views, Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,425 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom/2 Bath Sleeps 10

The Eagles Nest Cabin

Elevation 7,939 Feet

1,425 Square Feet

There are several great rentals to choose from at the Vallecito vacation rental market. Many share similar amenities. NONE enjoy the most unique location, and breathtaking views. It is unequivocally one of a kind like no other. Eagles Nest has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and is about 1,425 square feet. It can accommodate 10 guests comfortably. The “Nest” is a rustic, secluded and private cabin at the top of the hill, at the end of the road, perched high on a cliff at 8,000 feet above sea level - a few hundred feet above the valley floor. Our guests enjoy endless unobstructed views of snowcapped peaks, the Continental Divide, a green valley with shimmering streams right below, and beautiful views of Lake Vallecito. The Little Valley has its own microclimate – an ever changing canvas of mesmerizing colors sights and sounds. Eagles Nest was professionally redesigned and redone by its owners. We like to call it “Neo Rustic”. The exterior look was transformed by an artisan, a Hollywood western movies set designer into a 200 year old cabin in the mountains, giving it a very unique frontier look and feel. Inside, it affords new furnishings, art work, and a modern kitchen which consists of new appliances, a coffee and espresso bar, and gas fired BBQ grill, plus state of the art audio visual system, a movie library, games for young and adults, a horse shoe game set, Wi-Fi, local phone service and Satellite TV. A full size washer and dryer is available as well. A good part of your time will be spent under the gazebo on the large gated deck- nature or star gazing. All photos in the display were taken from the deck or on the premises without enhancements. Some say even the pictures don't do it justice. At night, the dark skies hang so low, millions of stars hover above the roof top. It seems one could reach up and pluck one right off its heavenly seat. The countless acres of the Weminuche wilderness and the San Juan national park share a common border with the property – just walk up to the trail. Vallecito offers entertainment and fun for all ages - adults, the young, and young at heart - fun activities such as cycling, horseback riding, boating (the marina is located a short distance from the cabin) hiking, ATV and four wheeling, fly fishing and hunting just to name a few. The shoreline is dotted with some lovely restaurants at waters edge. Durango with all that it has to offer is just 25 miles away. Come on up and stop chasing....... escape the mundane, the hustle, the summer heat, smog, noise and pollution. Give your body and soul an Eagles Nest rest.

This home is pet friendly. Approved Pets are allowed with a non-refundable fee based on size/type.

Please let us know about your pet when inquiring or making your reservation.

Ask us about our returning guest discount!


*Excludes Christmas/New Years/Spring Break

More Details

Property Manager
Durango Red Cliff Properties
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Durango Red Cliff Properties


Why Durango Red Cliff Properties chose Southwest

Our long time experience as summer renters as well as real estate

practitioners, has given us the motivation to acquire this most unique

place, turn it into a labor of love, and embellish our own experiences as

renters into this beautiful rustic cabin. We have totally updated its

design, appearance, and décor. We replaced all appliances, and added

new entertainment technology. Still, we have endeavored to preserve

its rustic mountain appeal. We want to accommodate the guests at our

home in every possible way. Our goal is to make your stay at Eagles

Nest a memorable and lasting experience with many happy returns.


Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Durango La Plata County Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Lake House
Nearest Golf
26 Miles
Public Course - Hillcrest
Nearest Train
57 Miles
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Lake House
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Purgatory/DMR Ski Resort
Car: recommended


Bayfield Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 1425 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Two Twin Bunks
  • Queen Sofa Sleeper in Living Room
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Cabin at Vallecito Lake with Stunning Lake and Mountain Views, Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Majestic Views!

  • 4 of 5

A friend and I had a week of sun AND snow! We enjoyed almost all of our meals sitting on the deck watching eagles soar over the lake surrounded by pines and aspens. A beautiful wrap around deck gives plenty of sitting/ reading areas in the sun or under the gazebo. Any kind of weather will bring out the beauty of this place. Very peaceful location remote enough to relax but close enough to a good meal out and easy access to a fun day exploring Durango. We cooked a lot of our own meals and I enjoyed settling into the fully equipped kitchen with plenty of space. Highly recommended to experience the beauty of the mountains and a peaceful escape.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A hidden gem.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently stayed at Eagle's Nest. If you are seeking a tranquil, majestic view getaway, this is it! The cabin is cozy, comfortable, clean, with lots of character; it is not far from charming Durango. The cabin has an incredible view, surrounded by 13,000 feet high mountains and directly above Lake Vallecito. Eagle's Nest is a nugget of a property. We will definitely plan a return visit and recommend it to our friends. Richard

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wife and I drove up from Dallas to this cabin. We read some of the previous guests reviews before booking. It is hard to capture in words the magical feeling one feels up there. Aside from the beautifully appointed interior, the artwork, the updated kitchen, the fantastic surround sound system, and the coffee bar ...The fantastic views make it all worth your while. Each morning we sat on the huge deck having our morning coffee and absorbing the views of valleys, snow peaks, and lake. Management even provided us with a supply of K cups and Espresso capsules. Was still a bit cold in April to venture out short of short hikes. The old pioneer looking cabin has a unique charm to it ( we were told by management that it was recently customized to make it look that way). The cabin is totally secluded, no one around, and total privacy. Its really hard to explain the beauty and oneness with nature we experienced. The eagles above kept us good company. The cabin was clean, well stocked... "first class rustic". Many thanks to Gwen Buscher and her management team at Red Cliff - truly outstanding. We loved it so much have decided to book it again for the fall colors change.

D Aizen

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Trinidad, Texas

Girls week-end trip the end of October

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home with my best friend, daughter, granddaughter & their 2 best friends. It was a perfect place for a girls time together. It is a warm, cozy, welcoming & inviting home and a place to enjoy some of the best scenery nature has to offer in Colorado. We read, played cards, cooked, rallied the Cubs & Cowboys on the big screen tv, star gazed, enjoyed the great tranquility of nature & just being together.

The home is well stocked with deluxe amenities - a large living area, 2 wonderful eating areas, a gourmet kitchen, coffee bar, a deck outside the home for star gazing, deluxe beds & bedrooms, bathrooms - all equipped & extra clean. Loved all the artwork, paintings, pictures of moose, deer, elk, bears, decorated to perfection for anyone that loves Colorado, nature, the southwest, the best of the USA! We wish we'd had more time to stay. Many places near for food or Durango near by for shopping & eating, but really we didn't want to leave our home away from home. we definitely will return. Again , thank you for making it a special time for my family, friends & myself. We can't wait to come back!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

So happy and thankful that we were included in an escape to this incredible place with friends. It is a fabulous "neo-cabin" ; the owners have thought of everything. All the amenities of an upscale hotel with the warmth and peace of home. Loved the open concept that brings everyone and eveything together and the wrap around deck has lots of seating so morning, noon or night, you can sit and enjoy the spectacular scenery this cabin affords. If you want to stop the world, relax and enjoy all that is important in life, look no further, Eagles Nest has it all.

It's tucked away in its own little alcove of privacy but just a quick jaunt down the hill to a general store(fresh veggies, deli meats, beer, wine, etc.) and to several, one of a kind, really good local restaurants. If you want more, a few additional minutes and you can be in downtown Durango: a wonderful place to walk, shop, eat and talk-whatever your preference!

Wifi and cell phone coverage for checking back in on reality; nice choice of television channels, plus board games and cards. The best of the Rockies and enjoying everything imaginable about Colorado, perfectly set right here.

We will be back!!!]

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A dream holiday for grandparents!

  • 5 of 5

After a long flight from Israel , we met with our daughter her husband and their three kids for a family holiday in this wonderful Eagles Nest Cabin.

We found a clean, cozy cabin that had a beautiful view to the wild nature of Colorado with its forests and lakes! Fully equipped kitchen were we cooked healthy fresh meals after long walks in the nature.

I warmly and highly recommend Eagles Nest for anybody who loves nature and likes to stay in a pampering cabin!

Yaacov and Estelle Flakowicz

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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