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Privacy + Hot Tub + Great Views = La Barranca!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4 Adults)

YEA!!! We did it. All the materials, contractors and furnishings showed up just as scheduled and we now have a newly decorated cottage. We hope you love it as much us :-)

Wake up to beautiful mountain views and the sound of a stream outside your window or beautiful drifts of untouched snow. After a day of skiing or hiking, enjoy our fabulous Jacuzzi hot tub or fire up one of several fire options while watching the sunset. Activities are numerous in both summer and winter and include world class skiing/snow boarding, cross country skiing, mountain biking, rafting and hiking right outside the door or just minutes down the road.

Our cottage is equipped with everything you might need to prepare a quick snack or a gourmet meal. Nice glassware, dishes, linen, cooking tools and serving pieces allow you to enjoy this get-away as much as you would your own home. There is also a Weber charcoal grill and a gas grill on the expansive deck that wraps the back of the house. With 2 fireplaces and a pleasing decor, get ready to relax and smile a lot. It is truly a special place.

Experience our wonderful mountain cottage. We know you will enjoy it as much as we do...

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Dawn Landau
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Dawn Landau

Avid skiers and outdoor enthusiasts, we love to play in the mountains during all times of the year. We own Environs Residential, a design/build construction company and spend most of our time in Atanta, GA. Terry, a native of Ohio, was a resident of Breckenridge for 18 years prior to moving east. Dawn, a native of Tennessee, has lived in Atlanta since 1988. We love to travel to exciting new places and always look for spots where we can enjoy the outdoors or city culture. In addition to playing outside, we love to cook, appreciate nice wine and entertain our friends and neighbors. Sharing our little slice of heaven in the mountains is especially enjoyable. We love the comments and photos our guests send us after their stay.

Dawn Landau purchased this house in 2006

Why Dawn Landau chose Breckenridge

It took us 5 minutes in the house to decide to purchase it. A long-time friend of Terry's with whom we were having a beer a the local pizza joint, Fatty's, told us about it and drove us out to the place. Loving the location and of course the stream, we immediatley called another friend and realtor, Stephanie Epps, who got us in to see it the next day. We ended up buying the house along with both lots on either side! We love Valley of the Blue and our quiet street high above Hwy 9. The neighbors are great and the stars at night are magical.

What makes this house unique

Our mountain cottage is only 6 miles down Hwy 9 from Breckenridge. Far enough to have privacy and close enough for a trip to town for dinner. We love the serenity of the mountains, the stars at night from the hot tub and the views of Quandry Mountain from the deck and living room. It's small enough so that a couple can enjoy it to themselves without breaking the bank :-)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi! This is Aubrey. I have a mom, dad, and brother. Thank you so much for letting us in your home. We had the BEST TIME EVER! We even bilt a snowman, slides, a little fort and we are so great time ever (we think Aubrey took a writing break here). We saw lots of birds and squrls. The blue one we named Pistachio, the white one is Snowflake, the white and black one is Pengeno. and The squrls name is Chubs. Oh, and did I mention that our snowmans name is Mr. Anthony. We loved your home so much!
Feb 2015
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Valley of the Blue House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Beautifully renovated!
  • There is no bathtub at La Barranca so it may not be appropriate for small children that require a tub. The new shower tower has a hand-held feature that is perfect for bathing toddlers and older children.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Other - 1 sleep sofa /futon , not a full size bed will do for a child
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Down comforter, TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Down comforter
  • Both bedrooms have luxurious bedding that will keep even the most hesitant snow bunny warm on a cold night. Extra blankets and throws are abundant. Closet and drawer space is plentiful for all the play gear. The queen bedroom has a new flat-screen TV with remote. Bedding for the sleeper is stored in a trunk in the living room.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(76 traveler reviews)

Privacy + Hot Tub + Great Views = La Barranca!
average rating of 4.9078946 based on 95 reviews

Absolutely loved it

  • 5 of 5

Great property with all the amenities you could want! Wish we could have stayed much longer. Would highly recommend to anyone year round.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Evan, we're so glad you enjoyed the house. Come back again soon!!
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winter in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at La Barranca. The property is nestled among beautiful old Ponderosa Pine and Spruce with a terrific view toward Hoosier pass. The gas fireplace provides wonderful ambiance and heat. The house is beautifully furnished with a spacious kitchen. We loved the covered entrance way where boots could be removed. We are hoping to return next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. It was great having your family at La Barranca and we would love to have you back!
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Great cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was beautiful and cozy.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all had a nice time and enjoyed the house! Come back sometime :-) dawn and terry
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Incredible! Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

La Baranca was the perfect place for the two of us couples. It was easy to find, clean and comfortable. Just far enough out of town to feel like your own private getaway, and a quick ride to Main Street and all of the ski and glory of Breckinridge. We had SO much fun and can't thank y'all enough for our incredible memories!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our house...come again!
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Birmingham, AL

Ideal cottage near Breckenridge for family of five

  • 5 of 5

This was an ideal cottage for my family of five while visiting Breckenridge. Having the gas fireplace made the living room cozy and wood burning fireplace was great in the large kitchen with terrific counter space and table which made family game nights special. I took Dawns advice and rented a 4WD and I'm so glad I did. It was necessary to get up to the house. We enjoyed the hot tub it soothed our aching muscles. The house is close to many winter activities, we went snowmobiling and tubing in addition to the obvious ski/snowboarding. We will plan on returning. Thank you Fawn and Terry!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the New Year holiday at La Barranca! Wishing the fantastic 2017 for you and your family :-)
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Comfortable Cottage with Amazing View

  • 4 of 5

This cottage was very comfortable and accommodating. The living was cozy with ample seating for relaxing after a day of adventure. The kitchen was stellar; it had everything we needed to fix meals. Ideal location since it's a short drive from Breckenridge and the view was amazing. Even though it's a pet friendly home, you would never know because the place was very clean. I would certainly stay at this home again and recommend it. This place felt like home away from home!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Melody! I just read your sweet note here at the house. Hopefully next time you visit we'll be a 5 because the cozy living room will also be stellar :-) We are installing all new flooring and furnishings this week!
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Rates & Availability

Valley of the Blue House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Break
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Late Ski
Mar 28 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
May Value
Apr 17 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Oct 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall Value
Oct 16 2017 - Nov 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Hot Tub Service $150
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 6.6%

Pet fee dependent on size and number of days. All reservations must be approved by owner prior to acceptance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships
"I love this event!"
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"Amazing hike up past old mines to crystal alpine lakes"
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Breckenridge Brewery
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Main Street Breckenridge
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Downtown Breckenridge
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Car: necessary

La Barranca is located in beautiful Valley of the Blue just 6 miles south of Main Street Breckenridge. Our guests have enjoyed the serene location and majestic views while being just a 10 minute drive to some of the best skiing, boarding and outdoor fun our country has to offer. There are 2 fourteeners to climb in the area, Mount Quandry being the most popular and best for non-experts. The trail head is just a mile away from the house. Continue south over Hoosier pass (go in the evening and see stars at the top like you have never seen them!) to Park County and the charming towns of Alma and Fairplay. I-70 and the town of Frisco are approximately 16 miles north where you have quick access to the Vail and Copper Mountain ski resorts. Keystone and Arapahoe Basin are just a few miles east via Swan Mountain Road off Hwy 9 at Farmer's Corner.

Other Activities: Hiking, Rafting, Kayaking


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