About this listing
Tucked away on a secluded 70 acres w/a stunning view of the La Plata mountains, our beloved 3-level getaway boasts oak beams throughout, stained concrete floors, wood burning stove + in floor heating, and clawfoot + jetted tubs. Located 20 min from Downtown Durango, 25 miles from Mesa Verde, home is close to quality fishing and hiking, with trails throughout property. Abundant wildlife and more stars than you can count make your stay restful and memorable. Tour: (URL HIDDEN)
Vista La Plata is our family’s personal getaway. It’s where Ruth is writing and painting for her first book. With both shopping/dining and majestic Colorado mountains and rivers nearby in Durango, this 70 acre is a quiet refuge with all the comforts of home.
The house has both a large deck in front, and in back. The front deck has four rocking chairs for you to catch view of the stars at night. The back deck has two six-ft long picnic tables for sunset dinners in view of the mountains.
The entrance leads to the living area, kitchen, dining area, and guest room and guest bath on the main level. The guest bath on this level has a beautiful 5 ft. cast iron tub, promising the most relaxing soak with view of the La Plata mountains. The guest room offers a queen sized bed with down bedding. It opens through french doors onto the front porch, and feels both breezy and luxurious.
The upper level is a master loft with a king size bed, decked out with plush down bedding and pillows. An office space is ready for any writing or work while you’re away. The master loft also has its own bathroom with walk in shower and a gorgeous view of the mountains and valley below. Please be advised, there is no door to the lofted master, and is open by staircase to the main area below.
The lower level has it’s own small living area with fold out sofa, one bedroom with a set of bunkbeds, and a large bedroom with two brand new twin mattresses and down bedding. There is an extra cot, air mattress, and portable crib for additional guests. The laundry room and additional full bath with jetted tub are also on the lower level.
The home is toasty in the wintertime with heated concrete flooring and wood-burning stove.
There is a gas grill on the back porch for use, and the kitchen comes fully stocked with all the essentials, pots and pans, a large crock pot, dutch oven, and rice cooker.
There are trails throughout the property and you can often spot wildlife when hiking. And of course…don’t forget to gaze at the stars at night…there are more than you can count.
Access granted to the main house. Garage and locked and/or stored away supplies in closets are for owner's personal use.
Interaction with guests
We are available via text and phone to answer any questions.
It is a quiet, agricultural area, with no traffic and no noise from neighbors. It's close enough to main roads, but remote enough to feel secluded.
Other things to note
Please be advised: There is no air conditioning in this home. At this elevation, air conditioning units are rare and it is usually cool in the morning and evenings and comfortable with windows open during summer months. In the hottest seasons, the home can be warm inside and may require use of fans.
We welcome you! In order for your stay to be safe and comfortable, we ask that you read through and adhere to all of our rules. Thank you!
Please treat our home as you would your own...we have taken great care to furnish and equip this home with new and carefully-chosen decor. We ask that you treat the home with respect.
No events or large gatherings without explicit approval.
No pets. No smoking anywhere on the property.
NO OUTDOOR FIRES PLEASE.
Children are welcome (we have six!) but please be advised that this home is not child-proof and will require supervision throughout. Our family's house rules also include no jumping on furniture, no eating in living areas and bedrooms, and no sliding down the bannister, and no whining. :)
Please use extra linens on fold out couch or leather sofa if using for sleeping arrangements.
Please take care to not leave food items inside or outside as to not entice critters.
The Cleaning Fee is for laundering linens and towels, and general dusting/cleaning. Please pick up after yourselves, wash any dishes used, and return home to the state you found it in. If there is extra cleaning required due to guest negligence, there will be a charge deducted out of the security deposit (depending on the time it takes to clean) at the rate of $30/hour.
If anyone staying in the space is behaving inappropriately or irresponsibly, we're authorized by Airbnb to request the immediate departure of your entire party. If this occurs, the customer has no right to ask for the return of your security deposit or prepaid reservation. You should also keep in mind that, when reserving a property, you accept the terms and conditions herein, and are expected to comply at all times. The person signing the contract is responsible for the appropriate and decent behavior of everyone in your party.
Accidents may occur but they are not included in the rate. Please inform us of any breakages and we will let you know the cost and deduct it from your security deposit. If the cost is in excess of your security deposit, you will be charged this amount.
Your security deposit fee will be returned to you via Airbnb soon after check-out once we have determined the home is in original condition and there are no damages or missing items.
In case of inappropriate behavior in the home, no deposit money will be returned.
To avoid any additional charges, please clean up the space and return to original condition. Thank you!
He's a classical education advocate and avid outdoorsman. She's an artist, writer, and internet entrepreneur. He loves meaningful conversation and live concerts. She loves to cook with friends, and chat into the night by open fire. Together, we've traveled to China, Spain, India, Chile, Zimbabwe, Mexico, Canada, England, Scotland, and South Korea, but our greatest adventure is still the six sons we get to raise. We split our time between Colorado and New Mexico, and love meeting new friends along the way through the seasons of life.