About the property
- House1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
- 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4-6
This private, cozy cottage is nestled on a 19 acre parcel in the East Animas Valley, just a couple of miles north of the Durango city limits. You will enter the property through an electronic gate and continue on a 500 foot private road towards the Red Hermosa Cliffs. Beyond the cliffs is nothing but picturesque forest service land for hundreds of miles. On the property there is a private, covered tennis court for your personal use and high speed internet!
This secluded property, only 2 miles from Durango, is in a beautiful river valley abundant with tall Ponderosa Pines and enormous oaks. At 6500 feet in elevation there are great views of the La Plata Mountains with a perfect combination of warm winter days and cool summer nights. Plus you are only a 25 minute drive to the Durango Mountain Ski Resort.
This home is beautifully furnished with antiques and art. The main floor has vaulted ceilings and large windows to show off mother nature's beauty, and also contains a comfortable queen size sofa sleeper. The master bedroom and bath are on the first floor, and a second bedroom with private bath is on the second floor. The granite countertop kitchen is fully equipped for your cooking needs, or you can barbeque on the west covered porch with the gas grill.
After a long day exploring this wonderful area, relax in the luxurious Caldera Kauai hot tub and enjoy dinner on the large southern deck. Only 30 minutes away, visit the astonishing cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, limited spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Superb place to get away from it all!!!!
I could go on and on about how much we enjoyed staying in this Durango home last summer! As Harley riders from Texas, this property doesn't get any better! You are in the heart of fantastic rides and can come back to soak in the hot tub in beautiful weather. The home feels miles away from it all, but was still close enough to everything you wanted to do. The privacy of the property is a plus, as is the tennis courts and plenty of space for horseshoes. The owners are very hands-on without being intrusive and are so wonderful to share this piece of heaven with others! Trust me, you won't be disappointed! We're already planning our next trip!!
Great location, fantastic property!
My family and I had a perfect time in Durango and will be coming back for a summer trip soon. The Cottage was located perfectly to give you the feel of being in the Colorado country but it was just 3 miles from town. We loved driving by the large horse stable on the way in everyday.
Lana was very accommodating through out the whole process. There was a college football game me and my son wanted to watch, but the channel wasn't subscribed to. I called Lana, she answered immediately and within an hour we were watching the game. The hot tub was a perfect end to every day and the cottage was stocked with everything you could possibly need. I am a neat freak and Lana's house keeper, Jessica, had the house absolutely spotless. You will not be disappointed!
What a very nice review on the Cottage Neil. Thanks so much! You and your family were terrific guests and I'll look forward to welcoming you back this summer!
All the best,
Christmas family vacation
Nice home and property. Not really big enough for 6 people but we made due. Could of used more bath towels, there were 4 and there was 6 of us. Thankfully there were towels for the hot tub that we used for showers
Saw deer this morning as we we're loading up. No snow so all of our plans were cancelled. Not the owners fault mother nature's.
Thanks for the very nice review Donnita! I'm glad you and your family had a great time despite the lack of snow..we've had a crazy year of weather...
There were tons of extra towels in the master closet, sorry you missed them. I hope you'll come and see us again sometime soon. Thanks for being great guests!
All the best in the coming year!
One of the best, if not the best VRBO I've been to. Beautiful setting, and perfect location; privacy and yet only minutes from downtown Durango. The owner did a wonderful job with little signs everywhere so you become quickly acclimated to your "new home". Hated to leave :(
Fantastic review on the Cottage Pete! Thanks! I hope to be able to welcome you back to the Cottage or one of our other homes in the not too distant future. Until then....all the best! Lana
Everything was exactly as shown in the web pictures. All new kitchen and bathrooms with everything we needed. The porch was actually an extra room for us as we ate outdoors each evening as the sun set. We like this home because we are far enough out of town to have our solitude but in 10 minutes or less we can be at any activity in Durango. There was so much to do that our days were filled with fishing, hiking, bike rides, rafting and of course the train to Silverton! The owners live close by so immediately available should we have had any problems. My family enjoyed "The Cottage" so much this year we will be returning next summer.
Lovely review on the Cottage. Thank you Susan! I look forward to welcoming you and Tom back next year. July 2017 will be here before we know it! Until then.... All the best! Lana
Relaxing stay at The Cottage
This is the second of Lana's properties that we have stayed at. Both The cottage and The Barn which we stayed in four years ago are very clean, comfortable and extremely well equipped. On this visit we especially enjoyed the hot tub! Lana is extremely responsive and helpful. If we were to return to Durango again we would certainly choose one of her properties again.
Thanks Sam & Martin for coming all the way from the UK to stay in our Cottage and Barn over the last few years. I'm happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll come back and stay with us again in the not too distant future! Until then..all the best, Lana
Talk about the perfect location! Your backyard is the acclaimed Red Hermosa Cliffs where numerous Red Tail Hawk nests thrive. Your front yard is pasture land overlooking the Animas River where herds of elk can be seen on numerous days. On the quiet county road you will see many bicycle riders, runners, and walkers. Enjoy the private, covered tennis court and luxurious Caldera Kauai hot tub.
Take a hike behind the cottage and be rewarded with magnificent views of the city of Durango and the river valley. Don't forget to ride the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad!
This is truly the perfect location in Durango! You are close to everything while still in a private, cozy setting. The bakery is three minutes away; great restaurants within five to ten minutes; gamble at the Ute Mountain Casino 20 minutes away; the supermarket is six minutes away and the Durango Mountain Ski Resort is 25 minutes away. Don't forget to visit the spectacular cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$225-$265/night, $1350-$1545/week (6 nights) THESE RATES ARE FOR 2 PEOPLE ONLY please inquire for the rates for additional people Off season rates October 1-February 28 Peak season rates June-September Please inquire for shoulder season rates March, April, May, October Holiday weeks are higher, please inquire $125 cleaning fee, $15/night/pet