LARGE, NEWLY COMPLETED FAMILY HOME ON TEN ACRES IN BEAUTIFUL ANIMAS VALLEY

Ann Leek, co-owner

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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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LARGE, NEWLY COMPLETED FAMILY HOME ON TEN ACRES IN BEAUTIFUL ANIMAS VALLEY

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6 bedrooms, 4 baths, including two master suites, sleeps 18

Animas Vista Lodge is located on County Road 250 in the Animas Valley about eight miles north of Durango, Colorado. The 4,500 sq. ft. house has six bedrooms and four baths, spectacular 360-degree panoramic views and lots of living space for both family activities and privacy. The warm, Southwestern interior has beautiful, quality furnishings and sleeps 18 comfortably. The home and property are tobacco free and pet free. Take in the sunset and the mountains as you lounge and dine on our expansive, 30 x 26 covered outdoor living porch with wood-burning fire place, propane gas grill and 14-foot custom dining table. Relax and play in our second floor 30 x 30 game room with 14-foot vaulted ceiling, nine-foot pool table, Foosball, large Sony flat-screen HDTV with 6-speaker surround sound and built-in wet bar with computer desk. The expansive main level great room/ dining/ kitchen takes in vaulted views of both the Animas Valley in one direction and the brilliant red Missionary Ridge behind the house in the opposite direction.

Outdoors: Take in the sunset and the mountains as you lounge, cook and dine on our expansive, 30 x 26 covered outdoor living porch with wood-burning fire place, propane gas grill and 14-foot custom dining table. On the opposite side of the house off the kitchen, a roomy back deck and play area take advantage of red cliff views. Our ten acres of open land allow plenty of room to roam, and CR 250 is the most popular biking byway through the valley. You are within 2-3 miles of the Bar D Chuckwagon and Western Stage Show; Dalton Ranch Golf Club and restaurant; an upscale shopping area and Trimble Hot Springs Spa. You are only ten minutes from the city of Durango to the south and all it has to offer; and about twenty minutes from Purgatory ski area and Durango Mountain Resort to the north.

First Floor: A large, airy great room (living/dining/kitchen) fills the entire center of the main level, with timber frame ceilings and striking views to the south (red cliffs) and north (Animas River, upper valley, Engineer Peak and more). The great room sitting area includes a comfortable queen sleeper sofa, gas log fireplace and flat-screen HDTV. The spacious, well-equipped kitchen is convenient to the front living porch and the back deck. Two king master bedroom suites (one with gas log fireplace) flank either end of the main level, each with HDTV, private decks and gorgeous views. Two queen bedrooms and a shared bath complete the first floor, along with an attached two-car garage.

Second Floor: Relax and play in our 30 x 30 game room with 14-foot vaulted tongue-in groove ceiling, pool table, Foosball, large Sony flat-screen HDTV with 6-speaker surround sound and built-in wet bar with computer desk. Large windows on three sides frame wide-open outdoor scenes, in particular, the stunning red cliffs. The media area includes plush curved sofa, two barrel swivel chairs, Blu-Ray DVD player and I-Pad docking station. A separate queen sleeper sofa completes the furnishings.

A third king bedroom and connecting bath is situated off the game room. The combination bunk room and exercise room has a twin-over-full bunk bed and futon. A Vision Fitness treadmill and elliptical machine flank two vaulted windows with a spectacular vista of the upper Animas Valley, Engineer Mountain and the peaks beyond. Four can sleep comfortably in the bunk room, which has a wall-mounted HDTV and hallway access to the bath located on this level. An additional stacked laundry set is nearby.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
You have a wonderful home. We loved the outdoor porch and the beautiful views. I found this place truly inspirational. Thank you for allowing us to stay.
Aug 2011
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Ann Leek, co-owner

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Speaks english
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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Large, Newly Completed Family Home on Ten Acres in Beautiful Animas Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Large, Newly Completed Family Home on Ten Acres in Beautiful Animas Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377718
(501) 804-7000 (Arkansas, USA)
Durango Southwestern Colorado
5

Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5
Our family had a lovely time staying in this home last week! It is a beautiful place with gorgeous views! My Dad especially liked being able to hear and see the Durango-Silverton train from there. It gave us all enough room to spread out yet be close as well (there were 12 of us). We enjoyed sitting out by the fire under the covered porch each night. Several of us got up early each morning to watch the deer pass by. We liked that it was somewhat secluded yet not too far from town. It was a very nice trip to celebrate my parent's 50th anniversary!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We, too, enjoy all the things that our guests appreciated about our Durango home!
The distant whistle of the Durango - Silverton train is your signal to look across the valley and find the train making its way north. The snow-capped mountains further up the valley are in contrast to the red-faced Missionary Ridge directly behind our property, which become snow-striped in winter months. All the views surrounding the house are a feast for the eyes and a blessing for the soul - nature in abundance!
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Large, Newly Completed Family Home on Ten Acres in Beautiful Animas Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377718
(501) 804-7000 (Arkansas, USA)
Durango Southwestern Colorado
5

Great vacation house

  • 5 of 5
This house is awesome, the best VRBO we have ever stayed in. The pictures do not do it justice. Beautiful setting, deer visiting every morning, a wonderful place for a family vacation. The kitchen has everything you could possible need, all kinds of spices, pots,
dishes etc. Ann was great to work with, such a nice lady. We left on Saturday and on Sunday our full deposit was returned. We loved Durango and if we ever return we will definitely stay here.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
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Large, Newly Completed Family Home on Ten Acres in Beautiful Animas Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377718
(501) 804-7000 (Arkansas, USA)
Durango Southwestern Colorado
5

Perfection!

  • 5 of 5
This home is unbelievably wonderful.
There was enough room for our 50th anniversary reunion of 5 families to spread out when desired but also to gather together. The house accommodated all ages in our group ranging from 1 year - 70 years old. The views, the outdoor covered deck with beautiful furniture, huge table and fireplace, the first-class furnishings throughout, the cook-friendly kitchen, the outdoor grassy areas that were conducive to playing games etc etc made our get-together perfect. This home was an integral part of what turned out to be a 50th anniversary celebration to remember. We thank the owners for sharing their home.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
business
Large, Newly Completed Family Home on Ten Acres in Beautiful Animas Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377718
(501) 804-7000 (Arkansas, USA)
Durango Southwestern Colorado
5

Wonderful !

  • 5 of 5
An amazing property in a beautiful location, we did not want to leave ! This family home exceeded all our expectations and we would not hesitate to recommend to others who are thinking of visiting Durango. Ann, the owner was very helpful.
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are glad that others enjoy our place as much as we do ourselves!
business
Large, Newly Completed Family Home on Ten Acres in Beautiful Animas Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377718
(501) 804-7000 (Arkansas, USA)
Durango Southwestern Colorado
Margate NJ
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5
This house is absolutely stunning! We had a family reunion with 16 people ranging in age from 7 to 73 and it was perfect for our needs. The kids loved the game room and entertained themselves endlessly with the pool table, foos ball and big screen TV with big comfy couches. The adults' favorite spot was the outdoor living area which is spectacular. The house is sited perfectly and some strategically placed trees hide any nearby houses so all you see is the amazing view. We enjoyed watching the Durango Silverton train climbing up the mountain in the mornings and the hummingbirds in the evenings. We also loved the outdoor fireplace.
The house is fully stocked; there was literally nothing that we needed that we didn't have. The kitchen has everything. It even had 2 coffee makers so we could make regular and decaf. Two grills, gas and charcoal.
We really enjoyed our stay and I kept getting complimented since I was the one who "found" the house. Ann was a pleasure to deal with and answered any inquiries promptly and courteously. We all want to come back!
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large, Newly Completed Family Home on Ten Acres in Beautiful Animas Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377718
(501) 804-7000 (Arkansas, USA)
Durango Southwestern Colorado
United States
5

Great property for large families

  • 5 of 5
We met our 3 children and their families after Christmas for six wonderful days in this beautiful home. We were 17 people (8 adults, 9 children from 13-2yrs old.) The bedding and space was more than we had hoped for. The pool table and Foosball table kept the men happy. The several large flatscreen TVs were all used. But the best was the space around the house that the children could explore--even with snow on the ground. And access to Durango and to the ski slopes was terrific. The house was just perfect for us and very comfortable.
We had some trouble getting up the driveway because of ice upon arrival, but the local liasion went out of his way to help us. Our stay could not have been more perfect for a winter retreat. I'm sure it would be great in spring or summer as well. We recommend this property without any reservation. It exceeded our expectations.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
La Plata Regional Airport
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
County Road 250 and Trimble Crossing
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Purgatory Ski Resort
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Dalton Ranch Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Durango north
Car: recommended

Our ten acres of open land allow plenty of room to roam, and CR 250 is the most popular biking byway through the valley. You are within 2-3 miles of the Bar D Chuckwagon and Western Stage Show; Dalton Ranch Golf Club and restaurant; an upscale shopping area and Trimble Hot Springs Spa. You are only ten minutes from the city of Durango to the south and all it has to offer; and about twenty minutes from Purgatory ski area and Durango Mountain Resort to the north.You're just minutes away from all that the Durango area has to offer. Outdoor diversions abound: hiking, rafting, biking, terrain parks, golf, horseback riding and the ever-popular Silverton Railroad. Purgatory and Durango Mountain, just twenty miles to the north, provide a variety of winter snow sports and fun. The charming town of Durango , ten minutes to the south, is full of interests for everyone, with a large variety of shops, galleries, quality restaurants, brew pubs and much more.

Other Activities: kayaking, snowboarding, wildlife viewing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, rock climbing, shopping, horseshoes

Golf: Dalton Ranch Golf Club is about two miles away.

Ski: Durango Mountain and Purgatory Ski Resort are 18 miles north.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Durango House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer2014
May 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$740
$4,950
 
 
Fall 2014
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$640
$4,249
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$690
$4,585
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$440
$2,926
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.8%
Notes Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Refer to seasonal nightly and weekly rates.
We do not accommodate weddings or special events.
A week equals seven (7) nights. Reservations that include major holiday are $740/ night; $4,950 per week: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day.
A 50% deposit and completed rental agreement required to complete a reservation. Rental and cleaning fees subject to applicable sales taxes. Damage deposit refunded within 5 business days of departure.
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Amenities

Amenities

Durango House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Split-System Heating
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Ducted Heating
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Alarm System
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Heating ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath No. One - toilet , shower , Double lavatories
    Master Bath No. Two - toilet , shower , Double lavatories
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall/ connecting
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Hall/ connecting
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Living Area - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa
    Game Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa
    Master Suite No. One - 1 king , Main level, private deck, Fire Place
    Master Suite No. Two - 1 king , Main level, private deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Second level, connecting bath with shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Main level, connecting bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Main level, shares full bath across hall with Bedroom 4
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Second floor bedroom with twin over full bunk plus futon
  • New, quality mattresses throughout. Bed and bath linens furnished.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • hunting
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • golf privileges optional
Notes:
Other Amenities: Quality Vision Fitness elliptical trainer and treadmill. Five Sony flat-screen HDTVs. Ceiling fans. Tile baths. Nine-foot regulation pool table, Foosball, 60' TV and wet bar in game room. New icemaker fridge in garage. Bar fridge, bar sink and microwave in game room.
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