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Vallecito Lake - Heaven's View

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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 massive lake and mountain peaks. Looking through grand 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 flutter at the deck, while eagles soar above the boaters on the lake. Vallecito Lake, sheltered in a mountain valley 8,000 feet above the sea, 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 colors and fishing opportunities in the two rivers that continually feed the lake. The house is situated above Doc’s 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. The changing of the season provides a unique panoramic view of trees in color. This 1 acre property will provide a base camp to exceed expectations.

Winter snowmobiling and cross country skiing at the lake 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.

More Details

Jennifer Miller
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

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 Southwestern Colorado

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.


Bayfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) Located in Master suite., Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) Bunk bed twin on top and full on bottom. Third bedroom also contains a Day Bed. Lower level Queen size pull-out sleeper sofa in living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Vallecito Lake - Heaven's View
average rating of 4.827586 based on 29 reviews

Weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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  • 3 of 5

The issue I had was not being warned that you need a 4x4 vehicle to get to the property. Had to get vehicle towed in and out which was not a very good experience or added expense. Not to mention not having phone service to get help with getting the vehicle towed it was quite inconvenient and I wouldn't have booked the place if had known this in advance. We had a newborn and it was just very difficult and unpleasant to not be able to leave the property once towed in because we Were not told about the driving conditions and didn't have the proper vehicle.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and relaxing! Perfect views!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a relaxing get away and this house was perfect! Close enough to facilities if we needed something small from the general store or a quick bite to eat at the little restaurant. Perfect view of the lake and not far from the house when we wanted to go fish. Deer were in the yard pretty much every day. So fun to watch! We were there with another couple and the layout of the house was perfect! Had a nice cozy fire in the fireplace on a rainy night. It was absolutely fabulous. Would go again and would recommend to others!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly what we needed for our family. Enjoyed the hummingbirds and deer everyday in the yard. Loved the view! Cant wait to stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 generations of family traveling to Vallecito for a backpacking trip. This place is perfect for families with many people (we had 9) because of the 2 levels. Half can be upstairs and half can be downstairs and you don't feel like you are crawling all over one another. With the balconies on both front and rear of the property, we were able to spread out and find little nooks for reading and enjoying the view. Heaven's View it is! We were very worried about the heat as the home has no A/C but the breeze comes right through and cools the home down. The bottom living area was down right no issues at all with the lack of A/C.

Sometimes it's hard to "rate" because everyone's expectations are different. My 5-star review is one of a semi-rustic cabin in the woods overlooking a gorgeous lake. There are of course items that could be improved. The towels used for showering seemed very well worn and the beds (at least in the downstairs area) were not very comfortable. The kitchen is very well stocked with everything you would need for cooking and they graciously told us to use whatever was in the cabinets (olive oil, hot chocolate, spices to name a few). We left contributions as well that we could not take with us.

We've stayed in a half dozen places in and around the Vallecito lake area and this property ranks up there as one of our favorites that we would not hesitate to rent again. Thanks for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Terrific place. If anything the pictures don't do it justice. I would definitely be a repeat customer.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
La Plata County Airport
Car: necessary

The property is approximately 22 miles east of Durango. And is situated between Wolf Creek and Durango Mountain Resort/Purgatory.


Rates & Availability

Bayfield House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Rates
May 1 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Rates
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & NY's
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Nonrefundable Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $130 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.9%

Payment method: Owner prefers to receive check or money order mailed.

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.
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