About the property
- House2300 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Single-Family 3 bedroom/3 bath w/Lake Views, Sleeps 8-10
Perched hundreds of feet above Lake Vallecito, this professionally managed, 2-story floor plan with two living areas opens up to the stunning views of the lake and mountain peaks. Looking through high windows, three sliding glass doors or sitting outside on one of the two decks provide aerial landscapes that will take your breath away!
CO Sales Tax #30377430
Wildlife abounds at your doorstep, with the chipmunks and deer at play. Hummingbirds buzz by the deck, while eagles and osprey soar above the lake. Vallecito Reservoir, sheltered in a mountain valley at 6,700 feet elevation, is one of the largest and most beautiful lakes in Colorado. The San Juan National Forest and Weminuche Wilderness, over 2.5 million acres of public land, surround Vallecito Lake and touch the north boundary of this spectacular mountain retreat. Families can hike or horseback directly to the wilderness area and the Continental Divide.
Three rock fireplaces provide warmth to the master bedroom and two living areas. Vaulted ceilings showcase the T&G wood ceiling and floor to ceiling windows. The house was recently furnished, freshly decorated and has all new bedding. The spacious kitchen and open floorplan is perfect for entertaining. The small kitchenette downstairs provides additional comforts for large families or two family stays. The two car garage and walk off 2nd story porch provides added comfort.
Summer or winter, this location is for those who want to experience the adrenaline of mountain lake experiences and skiing or just want to relax and enjoy the beauty of the wilderness and the star-filled skies at night.
Fall brings beautiful changing colors of the aspen and fishing opportunities in the two rivers that continually feed the lake. The house is situated above Vallecito Marina and timing the lake’s salmon run is a lasting event in itself. With over 50 miles of streams and numerous ‘hike in’ mountain lakes, the opportunities to catch rainbows, brookies, browns, and cutthroats are like the views, endless. Larger Pike, Rainbow and Brown Trout troll the lake. The adjacent wilderness area is Colorado's largest, and adventurers can hunt and hike on 500 miles of trails.
Winter snowmobiling and cross country skiing can be enhanced by short drives to Durango Mountain Resort/Purgatory and Wolf Creek. All-wheel or 4-wheel drive necessary to access the property during winter months.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 25, 2018
About Jennifer Miller
Mike and Jennifer Miller both have been in the real estate business for 25+ years and are looking forward to welcoming your family to their secluded, beautiful mountain lake house!
Jennifer Miller purchased this House in 2012
Why Jennifer Miller chose Bayfield
Our family has returned to Vallecito for decades, as lasting memories continue to memorialize the importance of reconnecting ourselves to our family, friends and nature. Take this opportunity to experience hospitality at a retreat known as Heaven’s View.
What makes this House unique
Situated on Vallecito mountain lake with close proximity to many activities and attractions such as Durango's DSNGRR (Durango/Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad) the vintage steam engine that travels up the Animas River through canyons up to Silverton, Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory) with both summer and winter activities and Durango offers a wide variety of dining options and shopping. In and around Vallecito, Heaven's View offers a romantic setting. For the adventurous, there are many acitivies to choose from: horseback riding, snowmobiling, skiing/snow boarding, boating/fishing/fly fishing, kayaking, water sports, hiking and sledding.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We stayed at this house and we had such an awesome experience. It was big and spacious. The view's were unbelievable. We went down to the lake one day to rent a boat and fish, and went into durango another day to white water raft and tour the town. It only took about 35 minutes to get to durango, and about another 30-45 minutes to get to mesa verde. We absolutely loved this place and will definitely choose to stay at this house if we could back this way. I would (and have) highly recommend this house to anyone looking for the perfect vacation.
Thank you for your review! This is a new property for us so we do appreciate your patience while a couple of appliances needed repair! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and the wonderful views, and look forward to your family visiting again!
Wonderful views, comfortable living.
The property was clean and well appointed. Plenty of space and wonderful views. Definitely require a 4wd or all wheel drive in the winter.
What a place
The lake house is very nice and spacious
Plenty of room for 2 family’s
I would recommend this stay to anyone that needs to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Awesome time as always!!
Great cabin second time coming here and probably won't be the last thanks!!
Beautiful house with breathtaking views of Vallecito Lake!
This house was absolutely perfect for our multi-family vacation! It was everything we dreamed of and more. The house was very well maintained, and everything was in place and working properly! It was very spacious and clean. There are a lot of great hiking and fishing places around the lake and it is only a 30 minute drive from Durango! I highly recommend this house! We will definitely be back!
Home away from home, only better!
We converged a family of 10 from age 4 to 82 and stayed for a week. It was fabulous! We loved all of the space, especially the large kitchen and kitchen table and all the cooking utensils we needed for family meals. There was plenty of sleeping space and common area for everyone and we were quite comfortable. It was wonderful to have all the amenities of home since we stayed for a whole week (full kitchen, garage, washer/dryer, internet).
The view from the deck is amazing at anytime, but especially sunrise. We had a camp fire, took advantage of the lake and hiking around Lake Vallecito and really enjoyed the community, too.
The owner was super helpful in recommending activities in the area and helped us enjoy our vacation even more.
Thank you for your review! We were glad that you enjoyed the space and amenities of the house and its views. We look forward to having your family enjoy our mountain get-a-way again in the future!
The property is approximately 22 miles east of Durango. And is situated between Wolf Creek and Durango Mountain Resort/Purgatory.
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Payment method: Owner prefers to receive check or money order mailed.