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Large Family Home with Acreage in Beautiful Animas Valley [CO Lic. 02872172-000]

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

6 bedrooms, 4 baths, including two master suites, sleeps 18. No weddings, etc.

PLEASE NOTE: OUR HOME IS PET FREE AND SMOKE FREE.

WE DO NOT ACCOMMODATE SPECIAL EVENTS, WEDDINGS. ETC.

Animas Vista Lodge is located on County Road 250 in the Animas Valley, about eight miles north of Durango, Colorado. The 4,500 sq. ft. house has six bedrooms and four baths, spectacular 360-degree panoramic views and lots of living space for both family activities and privacy. The warm, Southwestern interior has beautiful, quality furnishings and sleeps 18 comfortably. The home and property are tobacco free and pet free. Take in the sunset and the mountains as you lounge and dine on our expansive, 30 x 26 covered outdoor living porch with wood-burning fire place, propane gas grill and 14-foot custom dining table. Relax and play in our second floor 30 x 30 game room with 14-foot vaulted ceiling, nine-foot pool table, Foosball, large Sony flat-screen HDTV with 6-speaker surround sound and built-in wet bar with computer desk. The expansive main level great room/ dining/ kitchen takes in vaulted views of both the Animas Valley in one direction and the brilliant red Missionary Ridge behind the house in the opposite direction.

Outdoors: Take in the sunset and the mountains as you lounge, cook and dine on our expansive, 30 x 26 covered outdoor living porch with wood-burning fire place, propane gas grill and 14-foot custom dining table. On the opposite side of the house off the kitchen, a roomy back deck and play area take advantage of red cliff views. Our location, CR 250, is the most popular biking byway through the valley. You are within 2-3 miles of the Bar D Chuckwagon and Western Stage Show; Dalton Ranch Golf Club and restaurant; an upscale shopping area and Trimble Hot Springs Spa. You are only ten minutes from the city of Durango to the south and all it has to offer; and about twenty minutes from Purgatory ski area and Durango Mountain Resort to the north.

First Floor: A large, airy great room (living/dining/kitchen) fills the entire center of the main level, with timber frame ceilings and striking views to the south (red cliffs) and north (Animas River, upper valley, Engineer Peak and more). The great room sitting area includes a comfortable queen sleeper sofa, gas log fireplace and flat-screen HDTV. The spacious, well-equipped kitchen is convenient to the front living porch and the back deck. Two king master bedroom suites (one with gas log fireplace) flank either end of the main level, each with HDTV, private decks and gorgeous views. Two queen bedrooms and a shared bath complete the first floor, along with an attached two-car garage.

Second Floor: Relax and play in our 30 x 30 game room with 14-foot vaulted tongue-in groove ceiling, pool table, Foosball, large Sony flat-screen HDTV with 6-speaker surround sound and built-in wet bar with computer desk. Large windows on three sides frame wide-open outdoor scenes, in particular, the stunning red cliffs. The media area includes plush curved sofa, two barrel swivel chairs, Blu-Ray DVD player and I-Pad docking station. A separate queen sleeper sofa completes the furnishings.

A third king bedroom and connecting bath is situated off the game room. The combination bunk room and exercise room has a twin-over-full bunk bed and futon. A Vision Fitness treadmill and elliptical machine flank two vaulted windows with a spectacular vista of the upper Animas Valley, Engineer Mountain and the peaks beyond. Four can sleep comfortably in the bunk room, which has a wall-mounted HDTV and hallway access to the bath located on this level. An additional stacked laundry set is nearby.

More Details

Owner
Ann Leek, co-owner
Member since: 2011
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:
90%
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

You have a wonderful home. We loved the outdoor porch and the beautiful views. I found this place truly inspirational. Thank you for allowing us to stay.
Aug 2011
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Amenities

Durango House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Departure rules: Dishes and other kitchenware are to be cleaned and put away. All trash and bags are to placed in trash carts upon departure.
  • Front porch rule: 10:00 p.m. curfew for activities on front porch and front lawn.
  • THE USE OF ANY AND ALL FIREARMS, FLAMMABLES OR FIREWORKS OF ANY TYPE IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED ANYWHERE ON OWNERS’ PROPERTY AND/OR NEIGHBORING PROPERTIES
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath No. One - toilet , shower , Double lavatories
    Master Bath No. Two - toilet , shower , Double lavatories
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall/ connecting
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Hall/ connecting
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Living Area - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa
    Game Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa
    Master Suite No. One - 1 king , Main level, private deck, Fire Place
    Master Suite No. Two - 1 king , Main level, private deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Second level, connecting bath with shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Main level, connecting bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Main level, shares full bath across hall with Bedroom 4
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Second floor bedroom with twin over full bunk plus futon
  • New, quality mattresses throughout. Bed and bath linens furnished.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Other Amenities: Quality Vision Fitness elliptical trainer and treadmill. Five Sony flat-screen HDTVs. Ceiling fans. Tile baths. Nine-foot regulation pool table, Foosball, 60' TV and wet bar in game room. New icemaker fridge in garage. Bar fridge, bar sink and microwave in game room.

Reviews

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Large Family Home with Acreage in Beautiful Animas Valley [CO Lic. 02872172-000]
average rating of 4.96875 based on 36 reviews
5

The house is beautiful. The scenery is amazing! Our renters made our stay very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience. The home is gorgeous with an amazing view! We enjoyed the fire place on the huge patio. The beds are comfortable and there was plenty of room for everyone ( our group consisted of 17 people total) The renters were pleasant and informative. Overall, we had an amazing stay! We would definitely rent this home again!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful house for our family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

This large house was very accommodating to our family. The views were spectacular and the amenities suited our every need .

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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5

Amazing !!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! There was plenty of room for our family for thanksgiving !! An amazing home!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Ann for allowing our group to share and experience their wonderful cabin in Durango. We were a big group from Phoenix and this home had something for everyone on our group. The spacious open house theme, large patios and big game room with spectacular views blended very well to make our holiday memorable! We will surely be looking forward to return sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque
5

Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

I loved all the accolades my family gave me for finding this beautiful home for our Annual mountain trip;) The place was perfect for us. We enjoyed a wonderful hike on Stevens Creek Trail in the back of the house and then lots of relaxing on both porches. Ann was great and I give this property my highest recommendation!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Rapid City, SD
4

Beautiful spot for family reunion gathering

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed some great weather for 4 days in late October with 16 family members from around the country. Comfortable accomodations, wonderful living spaces and gathering around the outdoor fireplace nightly was perfect. We loved the property and amazing views - hope to return again in the summer!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
La Plata Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Dalton Ranch Country Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
County Road 250 and Trimble Crossing
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Durango north
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Purgatory Ski Resort
Car: recommended

CR 250 is the most popular biking byway through the valley. You are within 2-3 miles of the Bar D Chuckwagon and Western Stage Show; Dalton Ranch Golf Club and restaurant; an upscale shopping area and Trimble Hot Springs Spa. You are only ten minutes from the city of Durango to the south and all it has to offer; and about twenty minutes from Purgatory ski area and Durango Mountain Resort to the north.You're just minutes away from all that the Durango area has to offer. Outdoor diversions abound: hiking, rafting, biking, terrain parks, golf, horseback riding and the ever-popular Silverton Railroad. Purgatory and Durango Mountain, just twenty miles to the north, provide a variety of winter snow sports and fun. The charming town of Durango , ten minutes to the south, is full of interests for everyone, with a large variety of shops, galleries, quality restaurants, brew pubs and much more.

Other Activities: kayaking, snowboarding, wildlife viewing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, rock climbing, shopping, horseshoes

Golf: Dalton Ranch Golf Club is about two miles away.

Ski: Durango Mountain and Purgatory Ski Resort are 18 miles north.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $190 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.8%

Note: A completed rental is required; it will be provided by Owner and must be returned for review before reservation is accepted.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Refer to seasonal nightly and weekly rates.
Reservations that include a major holiday will be charged the summer rate.
WE DO NOT PERMIT WEDDINGS, PARTIES OR OTHER SORTS OF SPECIAL EVENTS. See details in Owner's rental agreement..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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