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Privacy + Hot Tub + Great Views = La Barranca!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

So we've added a new Keurig with a carafe option for those old schoolers (Terry) who like a "pot of coffee". The hot tub is serviced and ready for winter. Reminder to winter guests AN ALL-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLE IS REQUIRED. Roads and driveway are serviced but snow storms are inevitable.

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...

More Details

Dawn Landau
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

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 Valley of the Blue

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
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 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


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Privacy + Hot Tub + Great Views = La Barranca!
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 111 reviews
New York City


  • 5 of 5

La Barranca was such an amazing place to stay. The view of the mountains, wrap around deck, hot tub, fireplace, being tucked away surrounded by pine trees - it was perfect! My wife and I stayed for a week and it was truly lovely. Only a 10 minute drive into town as well.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you loved the house and area....come back soon!!!
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Cozy bday weekend in the mountains

  • 4 of 5

Comfy, great kitchen to cook from, kids loved the electric blanket on their bed! Super cozy fireplaces (wood burning in dining room, gas in living room), cool coffee table books and fun family games. Hot tub was a perfect place to relax after a day on the slopes. Downsides are uncovered parking & very steep drive - we were stuck in snow storm - but they had sand and boughs which helped us dig out. Also it was freezing when we arrived, but I guess that'll happen between guests. No cell service in unit, but they did have great WiFi and a landline phone. Owners were extremely responsive and kind. Would recommend & consider staying again -- the wrap around porch should be enjoyed in spring/ summer/ fall!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Parker, Colorado

Cozy and private get-away with every amenity

  • 5 of 5

My adult daughter and I enjoyed this property for a ski weekend. We loved that it was close to Breckenridge, but in a quiet scenic area that afforded privacy. The hot tub on the wrap-around deck was the highlight of the weekend. This home is beautifully and comfortably decorated. Dawn provided every amenity including robes and slippers to lounge in after soaking in the hot tub, fragrant candles, and a well stocked kitchen. We loved the property in the winter setting and hope to return to enjoy it in the summer!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at La Barranca for Thanksgiving. The home has everything you need to relax and enjoy Colorado. We loved enjoying a cup of coffee in the mornings looking out the windows enjoying the beautiful scenery and relaxing in the hot tub in the evenings. We can't wait to schedule our next visit!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! It is truly heartwarming to share our little slice of heaven with others. Thank you for sharing your experience and come back SOON!
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Sherman Texas

The property was beautiful. The views are truly stunning.

  • 5 of 5

We had probably one of the most memorable trips we have ever had here. We wouldn't change a thing.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the stay at La Barranca! Come again soon :-) dawn & terry
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Mountain Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home hidden away on the mountain side, surrounded by trees. Quiet and peaceful with a very nice view of the surrounding mountainside from the deck. Great place to unwind and recharge.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you found exactly what you were looking for at La Barranca! We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank You and Continued Safe Travels, Dawn, Terry and Don
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Breckenridge Ski Resort
"Don't miss the new Peak 6 terrain, 6 Chair on Peak 8 and the T-bar."
Downstairs at Eric's
"My son loves this place. Great lunch and video games for the kids..."
Empire Burger
"Don't miss their burgers homemade chips and sweet potato fries..."
Fatty's Pizzeria
"Great apres ski or hike. This is where we were when we found out about the listing that beca..."
Daylight Donuts
"OMG..the only place for breakfast in Breck!"
"Very nice for a fancier, local cuisine dinner. "
"They just changed their menu or it would be a 5 star. Still a really good place for happy ho..."
Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships
"I love this event!"
Mowhawk Lakes
"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




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Hot Tub Service $150
Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $0
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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