Hideaway River Cabin vacation rental home in Durango, Colorado.
Enjoy end-of-the-road privacy in this quintessential Colorado river cabin located within a 20 minute drive from Durango. In the mountains and on the Florida river, this is a great location as "base camp" while enjoying all that the Durango area has to offer.
It’s all about the riverfront location! Outside, the wraparound deck is a great place to enjoy morning coffee, relax in the rocking chairs or fish, and it’s a great place to view the starry night skies. Fall foliage is spectacular with aspen and other seasonal trees surrounding the home, and winter snow creates a unique mountain getaway at this home.
The cabin layout includes the main level with kitchen, living room, dining room and the large deck at river's edge, with both a covered section containing rocking chairs and benches, and an open area with picnic table, BBQ grill chiminea fireplace and steps leading to the lawn and riverbank beyond. The open living area and deck make a fine gathering place for friends and family.
Also on the main level is the cozy and private master bedroom with king-size bed, large TV and 3/4 bath. In the living room, a gas-burning iron stove adds heat and ambience to the cabin. A full-size washer and dryer are conveniently located on the ground level as well.
Upstairs, is a newly remodeled private bedroom with queen-size bed and reading nook, plus full bath with shower/tub combo. A separate loft area containing a daybed with trundle and an additional twin bed makes for a great cabin ‘hideout’ area overlooking the living room below.
Technology conveniences include WiFi, boosted cell phone reception, and TVs in the living room and master bedroom with Roku on-demand internet TV, in leu of traditional satellite or cable service.
The sound of a Rocky Mountain river can be heard year-round from everywhere in and around this home. The Florida River (Flor-ee-da) flows all seasons immediately next to this home, and it is no exaggeration to say that a person can look straight down from the deck and see running water. The river waters can be seen from the deck, lawn, living room and upper loft inside the home.
Catch-and-release fishing is accessible at the home, from the deck and riverbank as well as wading (at your own risk), and fly fishing can be exceptional during certain times of year.
Visiting this home begins with a beautiful drive from either Durango or Bayfield, Colorado, through scenic river valleys with postcard-quality views of Rocky Mountain foothills, pastures and river bridges.
Outside, parking for 2-3 vehicles right at the cabin door makes for easy load-in and out at any time of year. The neighborhood roads are well-maintained, relatively flat, gravel single lanes which are easily navigated in all passenger vehicles. While the roads are regularly snow-plowed in winter, guests should be aware that all-wheel-drive vehicles are required in winter.
Concerning the home’s location, the drive to and from downtown Durango is about 20 minutes through the beautiful, picturesque Florida River Valley. In town, guests will experience excellent restaurants, shopping, art galleries, and great gear for both the summer and winter mountain adventurer. The famous Durango Train Depot and Museum are right downtown at the corner of Main Avenue and 5th Street.
The Vallecito Lake Marina is about a 30-minute drive away, with boat ramp, slips, boat rentals and more. Lemon Reservoir, a picturesque non-motorized mountain lake is less than a ten-minute drive, and is a great spot for canoeing, kayaking and more fishing options.
Purgatory Resort, Durango’s main ski resort, is approximately a 50 minute drive away. The town of Bayfield, Colorado is about a 30-minute drive and LePlatt’s Pond wedding and event center, a very popular venue for family and group events, is close by, near the town of Bayfield.
Mesa Verde National Park, a World Heritage Site, is about an hour drive, with downtown Durango between the Park and this cabin.
Cozy, comfortable, private and woods-y are just a few of the words that accurately describe this true mountain cabin at the river’s edge. Please contact us with any questions to help you decide that this is an excellent vacation home for your group.
DRIVING TIMES (approximate):
Durango, Colorado - 20 minutes
Bayfield, Colorado - 30 minutes
Vallecito Lake Marina - 30 minutes
Mesa Verde National Park - 60 minutes
Durango Train Depot - 20 minutes
Purgatory Ski Resort - 50 minutes
Silverton, Colorado - 90 minutes (fantastic, scenic drive)
Fort Lewis College - 20 minutes
National Forest hiking trails - 10 minutes
ATV trails - 30 minutes
LePlatt’s Pond wedding and events - 30 minutes
Closest Gas - 15 minutes
Closest Grocery Store - 20 minutes
Closest Liquor Store (Helen’s)- 5 minutes
Trimble Hot Springs and Spa - 25 minutes