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Mountain Cottage w/Stunning Views & Private Hot Tub!

78 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


Valley of the Blue Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

New this year...Summit Stage stop at Quandry plow turn around. You have to leave early but no worries about parking at the mountain!

Coming SOON! Fall 2016 New floors and living room décor from West Elm. Wood floors in kitchen and living rooms. New carpet in bedrooms.

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 new 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 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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  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Dawn Landau
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2016
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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.

(Photo taken as we embark on a trip up to the top of Baldy Mountain)

Dawn Landau purchased this cottage 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 cottage 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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Mountain Cottage w/Stunning Views & Private Hot Tub!
average rating of 4.9102564 based on 97 reviews

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
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The house was so cozy and comfortable! Very quiet and romantic!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage and the kitchen and grill were perfect to cook your own meals. The hot tub was amazing after a full day of activities to wind down and relax and look at the stars. The view is gorgeous! Location was perfect and the water was so hot which we like for showers! Definitely a great place to stay for one couple or two!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love looking at the starry nights from the hot tub too. Being a bit away from the lights of Breckenridge makes for a spectacular view! We are so glad you enjoyed the house. Come back again soon...
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Wonderful stay at this cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great few days at this cottage. We really enjoyed the deck with the beautiful views and the sounds of running streams in the background. The owners made everything simple and were very thorough with instructions so everything was very easy. It was wonderful and we will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed the cottage! You were there during one of the best times of year when it's sweltering most everywhere else in the country :-)
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Charming Mountain Home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at this cozy, well kept cottage. The home was well maintained and the furnishings and decor were very comfortable and charming. It rained most of the time we were in Breckenridge, but we were able to enjoy the home's amenities and beautiful view. We would stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mary and Kevin. It was a pleasure having you as our guests and we look forward to your next visit. Next time we will see if we can do better on the weather, ha ha.
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Great long weekend away

  • 5 of 5

The home was very nice, clean and had a beautiful view. The owner was very nice to work with and communicated well. We would love to come back during the Summer & enjoy the outside space.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Cozy Snowy Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a decent time for our 5 days there. The altitude kind of got to us so there were some headaches. We also got slightly injured on the slopes. But luckily this place had an awesome hot tub. It snowed while we were here and this cabin really is the perfect little mountain cabin. The view from the hot tub is great. The fireplace kept us warm and the TV entertained. It's very well done, obviously they've been doing this a long time. They had lots of 'things to do' books and magazines, the house was labeled for us, and the kitchen was really fun to use.

I also think it was a perfect distance from Breck. We wanted to be private in the mountains but close enough that we could easily get into town. This was about 10-12 min away, and that's perfect.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Valley of the Blue Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning/Hot Tub Service $125
Tax Rate 6.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Valley of the Blue Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
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 , Newly 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 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Down comforter, heated matress pad
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Handmade quilt
    Other - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 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
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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:

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