3BR at Vallecito Lake Sleeps 10-Stunning Lake and Mountain Views-Pet Friendly

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The Eagles Nest with spectacular lake views


Last updated: 10/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Elevation 7,939 Feet
3 Bedroom/2 Bath
1,425 Square feet

Eagles Nest: Luxury in the Rustic. An 8000 feet high. Breathtaking mountain, Lake, and Valley views

All of the photos you see in this listing were taken off the deck and on the premises of the property.

You are perched on a cliff at 8,000 feet above sea level:
Eagles’ Nest is a secluded, cozy, rustic cabin, completely remodeled by its new owners – all newly furnished: from floors to light fixtures to furniture and furnishings. It has 3 bedrooms, two refurbished baths, a spacious open furnished living room with panoramic views, state of the art audio visual system with two large flat screen HD TVs. Satellite service is provided along with High speed internet and local phone service. Your smart phone should be able to afford Wi-Fi calling as well. It has fully equipped modern kitchen, with all new appliances: large double convection oven, a built in microwave, utensils, cookware, and dishware. As a special touch we have added a coffee bar, with an Espresso machine, a milk frother, a burr coffee mill, a Keurig K cup coffee maker, a regular drip coffee maker, and other conveniences. A laundry room with a full size washer and dryer is available for our guests. Radio devices are provided, so the hikers can communicate with each other, or with home base. We have endeavored to retain the rustic, and yet provide a bit of an eclectic feel as well.

The “Nest” can accommodate 10 guests.

Nestled on a private wooded lot, literally bordering the San Juan National Forrest, and 500,000 acres of the Weminuche Wilderness. The woodsmen, and the outdoors person will find an endless choice of activities such as: hunting, fishing hiking, horseback riding, ATV activities, and four wheeling. The lake and marina are right below down the main road. The marina offers boat rentals for cruising, water skiing, and fishing. Lake Vallecito is famous for its choice catch of various Trout, Pike and, Kokanee Salmon. Fly fishing is available on the Pine River.

The Vallecito Conservation and Sports Association (VCSA) has launched a new marina, boating and fishing facilities in June 2015, it is now operational and running. A general store is located a few hundred feet below for your grocery needs. The focal point undoubtedly will be the secured gated deck, and the gazebo wrapped around the exterior perimeter perched at cliff’s edge. We suspect most of your time will be spent on it admiring god’s ever-changing canvas of nature and beauty. Sip a glass of wine, bask in the fresh cool air, or enjoy a delicious BBQ on the new gas grill provided.

If you wish for privacy, seclusion, a romantic getaway, or a family reunion- you have arrived, if you desire to escape the sweltering heat of summer, smog or pollution - come on UP. One of our guests best described Eagles Nest as a place for “healing of the soul”.

It is hard to put into words the visual sensations one experiences. Almost too much beauty to absorb at a glance… yet, the views are mystifying, hypnotizing: To your left, the Continental Divide towers over with its 14,000 feet peaks. Right below, you can see tall Ponderosa Pines, Fir, Aspen, and Spruce, lush green meadows, shimmering mountain streams, and livestock grazing. To your right, breathtaking views of the Little Valley “Vallecito”, its mountains surrounding the lake, reflecting in the clear waters. At night, the stars big and bright hang so low against a dark backdrop they seem to cling to the roof top. The silence, the majesty, the unfathomable beauty are mesmerizing. All the photos used for this presentation were taken directly from the deck. Some say even the photos don’t the scenery justice.

A winter person will enjoy ice fishing, Nordic track skiing, snowshoeing or
snowmobiling. World class skiing is available at Durango Mountain Resort, and Wolf Creek, about an hour’s drive away. If you like city life dazzle, Durango is a short 20 miles away. It offers plenty of entertainment: art galleries, gourmet dining, natural food markets, or boutique shopping while strolling through historic down town Durango. If you love sightseeing, one is an easy driving distance from Pagosa Springs. Take a ride on the Million Dollar Highway (550) traverse one of the most scenic routes in the country to Silverton, and on to Ouray. Explore the many archaeological sites and, the ancient Anasazi cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde. Take a day trip to Monument Valley and the Four Corners where Colorado Arizona, New Mexico and Utah converge.

The range of activities is unlimited, fun for everyone: little ones, adults, and the young at heart. Don’t forget to hop on the Durango Silverton narrow gauge steam engine on a day’s excursion to Silverton. South West Colorado offers year round activities. The “Nest” can be reached by driving, or flying into La Plata county airport. It is served by American Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, and Frontier Airlines - flying directly from Dallas Ft. Worth, Denver or, Phoenix. Another choice would be flying into Albuquerque, NM, an easy drive, 3 hours, 200 miles away – a direct flight destination from all major US cities, and North America.

The stunning redesigns of Eagles Nest are the product of the very creative talents of Gwen Buscher, and her great management team of Red Cliff properties in Durango CO.

Keywords: 3 bedroom, three bedroom, vallecito, lake, lake view, durango, bayfield, sleeps 10, pet friendly

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1425 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Please let us know the size/breed of dog when inquiring. Non-Refundable Fees Apply. A dog crate is provided for guest use....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower



  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


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


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View:

    Gorgeous views of Vallecito Lake...moreless

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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Hi-Speed Internet-No Data Limits...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Telephone Available for Local Calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee Bar - Espresso Machine, Kuerig K Cup, plus Regular Drip Machine...moreless

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


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Plus Telescope for enjoying the stars...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 21 - Jan 2, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Exit Cleaning Fee $135
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 6.8%


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We require 50% of the total amount due upon booking.

Final balance is due 30 days prior to arrival (60 days holidays).

Reservations booked within 30 days of arrival (60 days holidays) full balance is due upon booking.

Reservations booked within 7 days of arrival must pay by credit card.

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Last updated: 10/04/2016
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34 Miles
Nearest Airport
Durango La Plata County Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Lake House
26 Miles
Nearest Golf
Public Course - Hillcrest
57 Miles
Nearest Train
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Lake House
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Purgatory/Durango Mountain Resort

Car: Recommended


Manager info

Durango Red Cliff Properties

About: We are David and Sharon Ash, very proud new owners of Eagles Nest perched on a cliff above Vallecito Lake. We live in Arlington, Texas, and have been frequenting Lake Vallecito since the early 90’s. We fell in love with the very unique topography of SW Colorado, its beauty, its temperate climate, and best of all its friendly warm, welcoming people. Making the trek up to Colorado with a carload of adults and pets is a highly anticipated tradition in our household.

Why Bayfield, CO, USA:
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.

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  • The Eagles Nest with spectacular lake views

    The Eagles Nest with spectacular lake views

  • Wood Stove, Large Flat Panel TV

    Wood Stove, Large Flat Panel TV

  • Living Room and Open Kitchen

    Living Room and Open Kitchen

  • Fully Stocked Kitchen

    Fully Stocked Kitchen

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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