Built in 2004, we have one of the newer homes in the neighborhood. Our open concept kitchen/living room is great for entertaining, and the large master bedroom with jacuzzi tub in the master bath is the perfect way to ease sore muscles after a long bike or day skiing. Families will love this layout, as kiddos can sneak away upstairs into the large "bonus" room with wide screen TV, toys, and pull out sleeper sofa. The main floor master has a beautiful iron queen bed, while upstairs there is a bedroom with a queen bed and a second bedroom with a twin trundle. Plenty of space for 6-8 for sleeping. A dreamy quieter neighborhood just a few miles south of Purgatory Ski Resort, with great hiking just out the door. Dog friendly.
- House2300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights
3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Private Mountain Home with Spectacular Cliff Views
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 16, 2018
About Valerie Mehaffie
I moved to Durango shortly after college to pursue life as a ski bum. I then met my wonderful husband and we have "grown up" in Durango together. Grad school, a wedding, and two kiddos later and we are so happy to call Durango Home. This was our home, built to our specs for a family and for entertaining, and has several upgrades including beautiful wood floors, large windows to take advantage of the sun and views, and lovely masonry. As the kiddos have grown, we found living closer to their schools and activities more ideal, and have thus moved to the Hermosa Valley. I can be found at Purgatory a couple of days a week working as a Ski Patroller (adult version of ski bum), volunteering at the nearby elementary school, or working in town at my "real job" as a Physician Assistant.
Valerie Mehaffie purchased this House in 2004
Why Valerie Mehaffie chose Durango
This quiet neighborhood is nestled upon a mesa with easy access to hiking trails right out our back door. The property itself is easy to use, as you pull into the driveway and are at the main level of the house. Breathtaking views of the Hermosa Cliffs, proximity to Purgatory, and easy access to hiking/biking/skiing/boating make our home a dream come true. We love hosting family and friends in our home, and know that they feel the same sense of peace and gratitude that comes from being around such stunning natural beauty.
What makes this House unique
Dream kitchen for entertaining (my husband is chef/owner of the Sow's Ear Restaurant), details including hardwood floors, stone masonry, a relaxing jacuzzi tub in the master bath, a nicely grassed in flat front yard for playing, a generously sized south facing deck, and hiking from the back door down to Electra Lake (official entry through E. Lake Gatehouse 1/4 down our road--for fishing/boating). Special bonus room kids will love for watching a movie or playing with toys
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great Spring Break!
Perfect rental! Comfortably accommodated our two families (4 adults + 4 young boys). Toy room upstairs, well stocked with games, toys, movies. The kitchen could easily handle a a full-blown holiday meal as it had everything! Separate mudroom was perfect for all our ski/snow gear. Toasty warm and lots of firewood on hand. Val was super quick to respond to a few silly questions we had throughout the week. Awesome dinner at Sow's Ear just up the street. Exactly a 10 min drive from the house to Purgatory parking lot. One of our best rentals to date. Loved it and will definitely try to stay here again!!
Thanks so much Erin and family for visiting and taking such nice care of our home! Come back any time!
The pictures don't do this home justice!
What an amazing home. It had everything we needed for our Memorial Day Weekend trip to Durango. Valerie could not have been easier to work with. The home is spacious and beautiful. It's orientation on the property makes you forget anyone else is even around. Great deck for the summer months. We look forward to coming back soon.
Wow, thanks Derek! We appreciate how well you cared for our house during your stay!!
Beautiful home privately tucked away in a very beautiful area of the mountain
This house is very beautiful, very comfy, and has everything you need accesible to you.. Our family totally enjoyed it, if we didn’t have anything planned we could of literally just hung around the house or outdoor property and enjoyed our trip just as much... We totally recommend this property and just as an added note the pictures listed do not give the house justice.., it is way more beautiful in person... The few times I needed to reach out to Val she was very prompt in responding and had a resolution...We hope to be able to stay here again in the future... Thank you very much for everything we really enjoyed your home...
Wow, thanks for such a kind review, and for taking care of our home. It is an amazing area and we love sharing it with our renters! Come on back!
Another great experience!!
This was our second Christmas in this beautiful home. Val always makes the experience great!! We didn’t have hot water the first night, but after informing George and Val that night, the water was fixed early the next morning. They always go out of their way to make things right!! I definitely recommend this amazing home. You won’t regret it!!
A Wonderful Thanksgiving!
Loaded up the kids and dogs and all the Thanksgiving fixins, headed to Durango for the holiday! SO excited to find that our VRBO ‘house in the mountains’ was beyond our expectations! Val’s kitchen was more than adequately stocked with everything needed to prepare and serve a complete Thanksgiving meal!
The house is beautiful and very functional. We loved the wood burning stove in the kitchen. The beds were all quite comfortable and the whole house is decorated very nicely. We took walks with our dogs through the beautiful neighborhood. Our son works at the ski resort, which was a short 4 mile drive away, so we were able to maximize our time with him.
We also enjoyed sitting out on the deck in the morning and watching the sun on the beautiful mountain view and walking around the property through the beautiful pines. This is a beautiful place and we hope to return again for another visit. Val was always a quick text away for any questions. Thanks for sharing your lovely home, Val!
We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Cancellations less than 2 weeks from arrival date will forfeit 100% of the rent, unless we are able to rebook the home. Cancellations between more than 2 weeks out but less than 1 month out will be returned 50% of their rent paid, while cancellations greater than 4 weeks out will forfeit 400$ unless we are able to rent the home for the cancelled dates. A pet fee of $25.00 per stay per dog will be deducted from damage deposit, if applicable