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Secluded Mountain Meadow Home - Vallecito Lake, Durango

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

4BR/2.5BA Sleeps 6-8

This spectacular 2100 square foot, vacation rental home is nestled in a beautiful and secluded mountain meadow. The home sits on 11 acres surrounded by the San Juan National Forest and features a large pond, several streams, open fields of wildflowers and forests of aspens and spruce. Located only five miles from Vallecito Lake, it's a perfect place for an unforgettable, 'get-away-from-it-all' vacation where you can relax on a covered deck, paddle a canoe on your own glassy pond, play a game of horseshoes, gaze into an endless starry night, and enjoy the crystal clear water and cool fresh air of Colorado mountain living. The two-story house features four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, along with a comfortable living room with an incredible floor-to-ceiling rock fireplace. A large deck wraps around the home with a covered, shaded sitting area looking out over the pond, meadow and trees.


Sales Tax License: 01294255-0000

More Details

Greg or Jan Phillips
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We so enjoyed our stay. We watched a mother duck and her ducklings on the pond. I am sure you know how fortunate you are - you have a wonderful treasure. Thanks so much for sharing it with out family.
Jul 2008
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Bayfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Basic Soaps
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Secluded Mountain Meadow Home - Vallecito Lake, Durango
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 23 reviews

Quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic four nights way up in the mountains, off the grid, above Vallecito. Went for a wedding and met friends for a reunion. Great time hiking, reading, relaxing. Kids had a blast too. Not super easy to get to . . . but a perfect retreat from busy.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly as Described!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures and descriptions only tell the beginning. This place is absolutely beautiful. My family of 4, including 2 teenagers and 2 dogs, absolutely loved our stay here. The kitchen is fully stocked, the beds comfortable and the views are fantastic. We did all the tourist activities in the Durango/Vallecito area, but our favorite thing to do was getting back to the cabin. Hikes on the many trails or walking the property, playing horseshoes and running the dogs until they were exhausted was the highlight of our days. Evenings were spent on the porch and then inside next to the fireplace. We kept so busy playing and talking that we never even thought about the lack of a T.V. (Please don't ever add one) We had a truck so the last mile and half was never an issue for us, but I'm not sure if I would attempt to bring a car up the last part of the road to the house. The owners answered all of our questions (even the silly ones) and mailed our deposit back the day after we left. Thanks again Greg and Jan, can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Secluded Mountain Getaway for Some Great Rest & Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with our 3 dogs and one of our good friends stayed at the cabin over the Memorial Day week 2014. The cabin was perfectly secluded so we could all relax in peace and get away from our daily 9-5 jobs... no cell or internet service until you're on Middle Mountain Road leading to/from the cabin! The cabin sits atop a pretty steep driveway so 4WD was a must for us due to the recent rains. The Phillip's keep a very clean cabin. It was appropriately furnished/stocked with all the major items (fully furnished kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, living areas) along with a variety of outdoor/indoor games (although we only played cards and attempted the puzzle on the few days it rained...maybe an easier puzzle would be a good idea for those rainy days unless you're a whiz at puzzles!). There was plenty of dry, cut firewood for the cold nights. The pond on the property was ideal for our dogs who could go swimming after our long, hot day hikes in the nearby San Juan National Forest, Weiminuche Wilderness Area, Vallecito Lake or Durango. There are tons of hiking, sightseeing, fishing, etc. possibilities in the nearby areas! The drives to/from town are easy and certainly have beautiful views. Overall, we would highly recommend the Phillip's Middle Mountain Road Cabin to anyone looking for a secluded place in the mountains to get a little R&R!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque, NM


  • 5 of 5

Our family had the most wonderful time at this cabin. It is so secluded and so relaxing. Our kids wanted the camping experience so we set up a tent for them in front of the cabin to stay in while the adults slept comfortably inside the cabin in beds. It was a win win for everyone. I highly recommend this place - it brought our family closer together spending quality time in a super relaxing setting.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weslaco, Texas

Bit of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

The mountain cabin was great! Just as stated, the place was extremely secluded and peaceful. The accomodations were superb. We had lots of time to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. If you want to get away from it all and your main goal is to JUST RELAX, this is your place.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dove Creek Co

Great Time

  • 5 of 5

My Family and I had such a great time at the cabin. Wish we would have had a few more day to stay. We will for sure be going back when we find time. Everything was super. Thanks for letting us stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Car: necessary

Located 35 miles NE of Durango, Vallecito Lake is a quiet, scenic spot sheltered in a mountain valley 8,000 feet above the sea. The lake is surrounded by the San Juan National Forest and Weminuche Wilderness, over 2.5 million acres of public land.

Other Activities: canoeing


Rates & Availability

Bayfield House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Fall Season
Sep 15 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 6.8%

50% of total rental payment is due upon reservation along with a signed agreement.
Balance due 30 days prior to arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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