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Romantic Cottage on Private Acreage 5 min. to Downtown-Hot Tub, Incredible Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

- 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, limited spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager


You have done a wonderful job decorating and equiping the "Cottage" for your guests! We were very comfortable and really enjoyed our stay.

So much to do and see in the Durango area. Looks like a wonderful place to live!

We'll be back!
Aug 2007
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Durango Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen bed sofa sleeper
  • Queen bed sofa sleeper in living area
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Hi Speed Internet, 1 king, 1 double, 1 sleeper sofa. Hot Tub; Tennis Court; Seasonal Pond; Private Short Hikes on the property. Jogging/walking, biking on the country road. Deer, elk seen frequently on the property and nearby. Nice pasture to run the pets in. Dog run next to house. Gas Fireplace.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Romantic Cottage on Private Acreage 5 min. to Downtown-Hot Tub, Incredible Views
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 55 reviews
Spring, Texas

Superb place to get away from it all!!!!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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 :(

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Houston, TX

Best Summer!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Relaxing stay at The Cottage

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Leander, Tx

Truly relaxing getaway - Great value!

  • 5 of 5

Four of us decided to rent a house on this visit to Durango versus staying in hotels, as we've done in the past. What a great decision on our part. The greatest part? We rented a 'home", not just a house. Everything we need to relax was in that house. Nicely appointed and reasonably priced. Dollar for dollar - I recommend renting a house versus a hotel. The deck was great and allowed us to enjoy the beautiful evenings. There was a washer/dryer which was convenient and enabled us to bring less luggage. The grounds were beautiful and a very short drive to downtown Durango. We met Lana who was a gracious host. I can highly recommend this house and will look forward to staying in one of her other beautiful homes in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice review Dennis! Thanks!
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Leander, Tx

Perfect and affordable get-away!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I chose this lovely cottage as our home away from home while in Durango. Our only hope, at the time, was to experience cool weather and beautiful scenery. We opted, for the first time, to rent a home versus a hotel room. Great decision on our part. This home was comfortable, affordable, and offered us all the comforts of our own home in Austin, TX. The kitchen was completely stocked and gave us the opportunity to have some of our meals at home. The grounds are so beautiful and private and we enjoyed each evening on the deck - where we could relax and think about each other. Really loved it! Looking forward to our next stay in one of Lana's properties. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dennis for the great review on the Cottage. I look forward to welcoming you and Tony back to the Cottage or one of our other homes in the near future! All the best! Lana
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Car: recommended

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

Durango Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
peak season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
off season
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 6.8%

$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

Payment due 30 days before arrival. $350 deposit due when reservation is made.

Manager'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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