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Member since: 2003
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Speaks English, limited spanish

Romantic Cottage on Private Acreage 5 min. to Downtown-Hot Tub, Incredible Views

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Southwestern Colorado - Guesthouse/cottage

- 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4-6

This private, cozy cottage is nestled on a 19 acre parcel in the East Animas Valley, just a couple of miles north of the Durango city limits. You will enter the property through an electronic gate and continue on a 500 foot private road towards the Red Hermosa Cliffs. Beyond the cliffs is nothing but picturesque forest service land for hundreds of miles. On the property there is a private, covered tennis court for your personal use and high speed internet!

This secluded property, only 2 miles from Durango, is in a beautiful river valley abundant with tall Ponderosa Pines and enormous oaks. At 6500 feet in elevation there are great views of the La Plata Mountains with a perfect combination of warm winter days and cool summer nights. Plus you are only a 25 minute drive to the Durango Mountain Ski Resort.

This home is beautifully furnished with antiques and art. The main floor has vaulted ceilings and large windows to show off mother nature's beauty, and also contains a comfortable queen size sofa sleeper. The master bedroom and bath are on the first floor, and a second bedroom with private bath is on the second floor. The granite countertop kitchen is fully equipped for your cooking needs, or you can barbeque on the west covered porch with the gas grill.

After a long day exploring this wonderful area, relax in the luxurious Caldera Kauai hot tub and enjoy dinner on the large southern deck. Only 30 minutes away, visit the astonishing cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lana (Property Manager)
Member since: 2003
Call Manager
Speaks English, limited spanish

Guestbook comments from the manager


You have done a wonderful job decorating and equiping the "Cottage" for your guests! We were very comfortable and really enjoyed our stay.

So much to do and see in the Durango area. Looks like a wonderful place to live!

We'll be back!
Aug 2007
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based on 35 holidaymaker reviews

Romantic Cottage on Private Acreage 5 min. to Downtown-Hot Tub, Incredible Views
average rating of 4.8285713 based on 52 reviews
Spring, Texas

Superb place to get away from it all!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I could go on and on about how much we enjoyed staying in this Durango home last summer! As Harley riders from Texas, this property doesn't get any better! You are in the heart of fantastic rides and can come back to soak in the hot tub in beautiful weather. The home feels miles away from it all, but was still close enough to everything you wanted to do. The privacy of the property is a plus, as is the tennis courts and plenty of space for horseshoes. The owners are very hands-on without being intrusive and are so wonderful to share this piece of heaven with others! Trust me, you won't be disappointed! We're already planning our next trip!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2007
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Leander, Tx

Truly relaxing getaway - Great value!

  • 5 of 5

Four of us decided to rent a house on this visit to Durango versus staying in hotels, as we've done in the past. What a great decision on our part. The greatest part? We rented a 'home", not just a house. Everything we need to relax was in that house. Nicely appointed and reasonably priced. Dollar for dollar - I recommend renting a house versus a hotel. The deck was great and allowed us to enjoy the beautiful evenings. There was a washer/dryer which was convenient and enabled us to bring less luggage. The grounds were beautiful and a very short drive to downtown Durango. We met Lana who was a gracious host. I can highly recommend this house and will look forward to staying in one of her other beautiful homes in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Leander, Tx

Perfect and affordable get-away!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I chose this lovely cottage as our home away from home while in Durango. Our only hope, at the time, was to experience cool weather and beautiful scenery. We opted, for the first time, to rent a home versus a hotel room. Great decision on our part. This home was comfortable, affordable, and offered us all the comforts of our own home in Austin, TX. The kitchen was completely stocked and gave us the opportunity to have some of our meals at home. The grounds are so beautiful and private and we enjoyed each evening on the deck - where we could relax and think about each other. Really loved it! Looking forward to our next stay in one of Lana's properties. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dennis for the great review on the Cottage. I look forward to welcoming you and Tony back to the Cottage or one of our other homes in the near future! All the best! Lana
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Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here four nights and found the property in tip top condition, and equipped with everything needed, from well appointed rooms, to a kitchen with all the necessaries, even a gas grill outside. Enjoyed the nice hot tub almost every night. Very quiet here, and a quick ride into Durango. Lana is very accessible and attentive. We even found rackets and balls on the tennis court. Hope to get back there sometime soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us Mickey! Thanks for being a great guest, we look forward to having you back in the not too distant future!! All the best, Lana
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Diamond of Durango

  • 5 of 5

The town of Durango and surrounding four corners area gives you many choices of things to do, things to see, and places to dine. Although due to the comfort and relaxing atmosphere that Lana has created at the cottage it makes it difficult to want to get out. We did make it out though and enjoyed morning walks, snowshoeing at Purgatory, Trimble Hot Springs, and enjoyed being downtown shopping and dining. While going and doing was great we were still anxious to get back to the cottage for a relaxing evening in the hot tub. Truly all the comforts of home and some. We have stayed at the Farmhouse also and were equally impressed. We just returned home from seven days at the cottage and are already discussing and looking forward to our next visit to Durango. Thank you Lana for sharing your wonderful homes with us.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kirk & Tammi for the beautiful review on the Cottage. I'll look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Until then....All the best! Lana
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Wonderful time at the "Cottage" in Durango

  • 5 of 5

We traveled across country to find this beautiful "Cottage"!! It was the perfect spot to relax and enjoy our gorgeous surroundings. The hostess was so gracious and helpful with all the directions one would need to travel the area!! The Cottage was well stocked with everything one would need to just relax and stay home! This was the second time we stayed with Lana!! BTW don't miss breakfast downtown at the Durango Diner. Mesa Verde is a short drive as are so many other nearby places to visit!!! We will be returning in the future!

Benjie and Gayle

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the lovely review on the Cottage. Wow, this is the second home of ours that you have stayed in. Four more to go!! Thanks for thinking about us as your travels bring you back to Durango. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. All the best! Lana
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Car: recommended

Talk about the perfect location! Your backyard is the acclaimed Red Hermosa Cliffs where numerous Red Tail Hawk nests thrive. Your front yard is pasture land overlooking the Animas River where herds of elk can be seen on numerous days. On the quiet county road you will see many bicycle riders, runners, and walkers. Enjoy the private, covered tennis court and luxurious Caldera Kauai hot tub.

Take a hike behind the cottage and be rewarded with magnificent views of the city of Durango and the river valley. Don't forget to ride the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad!

This is truly the perfect location in Durango! You are close to everything while still in a private, cozy setting. The bakery is three minutes away; great restaurants within five to ten minutes; gamble at the Ute Mountain Casino 20 minutes away; the supermarket is six minutes away and the Durango Mountain Ski Resort is 25 minutes away. Don't forget to visit the spectacular cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Durango, Southwestern Colorado

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
peak season
1 Jun 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
off season
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £11 + Tax
Cleaning Fee £95 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £267
Tax Rate 6.8%

$225-$265/night, $1350-$1545/week (6 nights)
THESE RATES ARE FOR 2 PEOPLE ONLY please inquire for the rates for additional people
Off season rates October 1-February 28
Peak season rates June-September
Please inquire for shoulder season rates March, April, May, October
Holiday weeks are higher, please inquire
$125 cleaning fee, $15/night/pet

Payment due 30 days before arrival. $350 deposit due when reservation is made.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Southwestern Colorado in Colorado

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Mountain View
  • river
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , queen bed sofa sleeper
  • Queen bed sofa sleeper in living area
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Hi Speed Internet, 1 king, 1 double, 1 sleeper sofa. Hot Tub; Tennis Court; Seasonal Pond; Private Short Hikes on the property. Jogging/walking, biking on the country road. Deer, elk seen frequently on the property and nearby. Nice pasture to run the pets in. Dog run next to house. Gas Fireplace.

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