Michael Shobe or Dixie Watson

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Bedrooms 3
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VALLECITO LAKE HIDEAWAY

Vallecito Lake House Rental Photos and Description

Single Family w/ 3 Bedrooms - 2 Bathrooms - Sleeps 8

If you're looking for the BEST VIEWS and TOTAL PRIVACY at Vallecito Lake, well then, it doesn't get any better than this!!

Perched at 8000 feet, where eagles stake their claim and humans get to see what they see - Big Sky, the Continental Divide, reach- out- and- touch stars, boats, sailing and horses grazing in the fields below.

Nature shows up every day just to blow your mind!!

The pics we posted for you tell the whole story- no cabins or houses right next door (right out of a clever camera shot), like all too many!!!!!.

We're at the very END OF THE ROAD with the back property line the San Juan National Forest! The Weminuche Wilderness is just up the hill! The retreat is what you would hope for in a mountain getaway. It is very secluded, pretty, warm, cozy and soothing; with wood paneling, aspen T+G vaulted ceilings.. with lots of windows to gaze out at God's handiwork. And of course there's the wrap-around deck with gazebo overlooking the lake with fields below providing you with Hallmark Views!

FISHING and FUN!: The fishing in the lake is great. If you want big trophy fish monster Pike are pulled out every year. We like to keep the freezer stocked with the Rainbow Trout and Kokanee Salmon that you don't need to be an expert angler to catch. The road goes all around the lake and there are plenty of good spots to fish from shore. There's also Doc's Marina to rent fishing boats and fun toys by the hour, or day. They also rent 'party barges' so everyone can go! There's also some 10 hiking trails that are nearby and easy. You can hike up either Vallecito Creek or the Los Pinos River into the Weminuche which begins at both trail heads. Best of all, there is a trail just above the house that takes you up into the Wilderness Area smacking you with a gorgous alpine meadow dressed with a stream, deer and elk. There are also ATVs for rent that will take you up forest roads and trails high up into the mountains right across the lake! For skiers Durango Mountain Resort and Wolf Creek Ski Area both boast some of the best powder anywhere with no long lift line. If you would like Michael to assist you in boating fun...give him a hollar at (970)903-0382.

FALL, THANKSGIVING and CHRISTMAS: FALL COLORS! Fall is a wonderful time to visit. The Aspens set the hills ablaze with color! There are several famous color tours you can do as day trips. Try the Million Dollar Highway over the passes through Silverton and Telluride- an easy and fabulous journey; a photographers dream. The summer visitors are gone, the fishing's at it's best and the marina will normally still be renting boats. This is also generally the most predictably finest weather of the year. Our Favorite Time at the Hideaway,for sure!

THANKSGIVING! What a wonderful place to give thanks with your loved ones for God's awesome creation!

CHRISTMAS......Well, who doesn't dream of a White Colorado Christmas? We put the tree up by Thanksgiving, string up the outside lights, dig out the Santas and nutcrackers, make sure the woodpile is bulging and then it's all up to you to let the magic begin. You just have to supply the milk and cookies (some sugarplums are nice, too!)

SKIING and HUNTING: SKIERS! We are right in between two awesome ski areas. Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory) and Wolf Creek Ski Area . You've probably heard about Purgatory but not Wolf Creek, which is known for the best and deepest powder in the country. Both have great and varied terrain for all skill levels and no long lift lines! Snowmobile rentals are available. Here at Lake Vallecito we have miles of groomed Nordic Ski Trails right across the lake.

If you want to just hang out in your own winter wonderland just stay home in front of our beautiful soapstone wood stove/fireplace. We have tons of wood - use all you want! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

HUNTERS! This is the ideal base camp! Just one mile up the trail from the house is Freeman Park, renowned for retreiving trophy Elk and Deer!! The entire area has good hunting including Wild Turkey.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Michael Shobe or Dixie Watson (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Vallecito Lake Hideaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Vallecito Lake Hideaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p221134
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Vallecito Lake Southwestern Colorado
5

Peaceful and beautiful

  • 5 of 5
The house is just as described. It was clean and comfortable. We spent much of our time on the deck overlooking the lake and the mountains. I would definitely recommend the house to a friend. It would provide a good retreat for a writer, musician, or artist looking for solitude to work on a project or (as was our case) a small family reunion.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you loved it. Yes, a perfect retreat for solitude and inspiration!
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Vallecito Lake Hideaway
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Vallecito Lake Southwestern Colorado
Melissa, Texas
5

Texans escaping the heat.

  • 5 of 5
We were looking for a quiet place to relax and enjoy nature in the cool Colorado Mountains. This home was ideally situated at the end of the road overlooking the pretty side of the lake (no buildings, docks, or obstructions). Neighbors are not far down the road, but hidden by the trees. Not like in a subdivision where they are litterally beside you. No traffic passing the house to disturb you. The deck is where you spend your time, overlooking the lake, horse meadow, and beautiful mountain Vistas. The deck has gates to keep your pets and children contained. Nothing to bother you but the occasional barking of a dog at the horse stables in the valley below. Lots of deck furniture, kitchen well stocked with necessities, and an easy to use gas grill for cookouts. Everything is on one level, so no stairs to deal with once you step onto the deck/porch, which was great for our disabled son. Our children loved it and did not want to leave. My youngest wanted to stay. Said the only reason to go home was to see his cat. He is ready to move to the mountains. The only complaints the teenagers had were that they missed their memory foam mattress toppers (they are spoiled) and the taller height toilets in our house back home. The home has a huge living/dining area where the family can gather for activities, which you will only want to do if the occasional storm is passing through; otherwise, you will be on the large deck enjoying nature. Met the owners on our last day there. Wish we had spoken to him on the first. He knows all of the great spots on the lake and other activities. Make sure you get with him upon arrival, especially if you plan on renting a boat.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p221134
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Vallecito Lake Southwestern Colorado
Pagosa Spring, CO
5

Wonderful Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5
Three retired couples had a wonderful visit to your Lake Vallecito Hideaway. The home was very comfortable and well stocked. We could have spent all our time on the beautiful deck but we had a short excursion to Durango and hiked a few trails outside the cabin door and at the Vallecito campground. We also had a wonderful steak dinner at Virginia's Steakhouse just up the road. The colors were just beginning to change so that made our visit even more enjoyable. The owners are most accomodating and friendly. We hope to visit again!
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Vallecito Lake Southwestern Colorado
new york, ny
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5
We have found renting vacation homes to be the best, most affordable option for our annual escape, but have always been wary-it's a big decision and you can't always be sure what you're getting.
Vallecito has been our favorite for years. The previous summer we rented a cabin right on the lake. The pictures and description looked great, but we were disappointed to find other cabins in close proximity not shown in the photos. This turned out to be pretty much the norm for lakefront properties here. We were not very happy campers!
So when we saw the "Hideaway" online we called the owner, Kari. She was so nice and allayed all our fears, answering all our questions and assuring us that what we saw was what we'd get! She even offered to greet us on arrival and show us where everything was and answer last minute questions. That made us feel so welcome!
We were rewarded for our "leap of faith" with an adorable home with complete privacy, all the amenities, and awesome views of the lake AND mountains! We really didn't even need to go anywhere, it was so relaxing, but of course we did plenty of playing around, the area has so much to offer. We really like the trail right up from the house into the Wilderness Area.
This place is just perfect for us. No more searching, we will be back year after year!
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Howdy Folks!
We're so happy you love our Hideaway. Everyone does and wishes they had found us earlier! It was great meeting you all and we look forward to seeing you again this June. Hopefully you'll pull in even more and bigger Rainbows out of our lake than last year! Now that you're spending even more time this visit we can show you a few more special spots. We'll put aside the mints for your pillows!

Your Friends,

Mike and Kari
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Vallecito Lake Southwestern Colorado
Bayfield, CO
5

Finally Paradise

  • 5 of 5
I finally got a great vacation with no tricks (invalid photos), complete privacy and awsome views. The hosts were extremely attentive to our needs. Home was very clean and well maintained. Great fishing and conveniently located to the wilderness area and local amenitites such as the "General Store", resturant and horse back riding. Watching the fireworks over the lake at eye level was unimaginable. Great deal for family vacation or to get together and explore the outdoors.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Barpub
Vallecito Lake
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Wyndham at Pagosa Springs
Nearest Restaurant
Lake Valecito has Mexican, American, Steak houses
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Wolf Creek and Durango Ski
Car: recommended

Being in the four corners area within several hours we can be in so many exciting places. Here's a few wonders that we like to visit that are so diverse, yet close at hand: Mesa Verde- we always take visitors there for the day to see the Anasazi cliff dwellings, only an hour away. Canyon lands National Park is 3 hrs away in the Moab, Utah area and a whole different world. There's also the Durango-Silverton Narrow Guage train ride. A vintage steam engine takes you through the Animas River canyon to the old mining town of Silverton and back. Many visitors consider this a must do day adventure. If you want whitewater there are many rafting outfitters in Durango that do full or 1/2

day trips on the Animas or Piedra Rivers nearby. They also rent 1 or 2 person inflatable kayaks that you can take by yourself. But you really don't need to leave our valley. There are two general stores close by for groceries, liquor, fishing and hunting licenses, tackle, etc. Just kick back and be alive!!!

Other Activities: hunting, wildlife viewing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, beach, boating, shopping, dining, kayaking

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Vallecito Lake House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $125
Tax Rate 6.8%
Notes No Refund OF Deposits
If you cancel your reservations less than 30 days of reservation and we are not able to re-book the property there will be NO refunds
Note: We strongly advise that Winter rentals have an AWD or 4 wheel drive vehicle. The roads are plowed on a regular basis as needed, however weather is a factor here at Vallecito Lake, Colorado, but it's worth it for the ultimate CO

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Amenities

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Vallecito Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 27 inch HD TV with Directv
  • Full Bath 27 inch HDTV in Master BR 2nd BR - Queen 3rd BR - Double Pull out couch in Living Room sleeps 2 also. Memory foam mattress.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 9 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Great place for family reunions...plenty of seating (and of course the views are awesome)..Also pets and children can be confined on wrap-around deck so parents don't have to worry loved ones are somewhere where they are not suppose to be. Vallecito Lake still has an old time setting...a quaint little village...but still close to the many attractions the 4 Corners has to offer....Sure beats a hotel atmosphere!!!
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