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Secluded Animas River View Retreat

Dining Room opens up into the kitchen with a nice kitchen island and stove top.
5 reviews
Dining Room opens up into the kitchen with a nice kitchen island and stove top.
River side view of Dwelling
Old Hwy 550 Bridge '1939 Montgomery Wards'
Dining Room
Living room - 'Great Room' 24' cathedral ceiling.
Main Level Bathroom with nice marble floors and a restored antique claw foot bathtub.
Living Room with large 42 iinch TV
Master Bedroom Bathroom
Lower level Bedroom - full size bed
Kitchen view with front entry door in background
Basement Game Room - high end 8 ball pool table.
Animas River View from the Deck
Animas River View for the large Living Room window
Lower level Exercise Room w. sink.
Covered Loft Balcony - Redwood Deck
Lower level Bathroom
Lower level Shower
Distant view of the home from the river below.
Front Redwood Deck
Front entry into the home
Front landscaping and walkway into home
Loft Study
Dining room opens into the kitchen.
Front entry - marble flooring throughout.
Very nice Elliott Queen Bed at lower level
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Very nice Elliott Queen bed on hardwood floors in the loft.
Very nice Elliott Queen bed in the master bedroom.
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 13
Durango, Colorado
A beautiful custom built home with massive log vegas and a huge large deck overlooking the Animas River and the "Old" original Hwy 550 bridge installed in 1939 by Montgomery Wards. This home is extremely private and situated far from the paved county access road thus giving you complete privacy and quietness. The home was built with 12 inch concrete walls and I must say, "I think you can hear a needle strike the ground." It is so quiet. And you will experience awesome views from each & every window. The sunsets are incredible while sitting on the riverside deck. That is how I built it! The home is only 5 miles from the NM/CO state line. It is only 30 minutes away from Farmington, NM or 30 minutes from Durango, CO and/or the Durango Airport located near Ignacio, CO. You will not regret this stay, I can assure... Read more
About the Owner, Gary W
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 6 days ago
Listed since : Sep 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 5 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
I am only a phone call away in the event our guests have any questions. I personally built the home in 1998 and I am a lifelong resident of this area. I have a wealth of information for the adventuresome and know a little bit about the palate. Please feel free to give me a call.
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English first
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1 review
Reviewed January 1, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

Stayed the week after Christmas thru New Years 2017 ! Perfect for family of 9 of our 3 families ! Beautiful place tucked away to a beautiful setting ! The pictures are nice but even better in person ! Home was well equipped with towels, linens, kitchen fully equipped with great pots and pans , dishes (minimal), silverware , even...

Henning W
1 review
Reviewed September 4, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Properly described home with many lovingly prepared details. Ideal anchor point for touring southern Colorado. Very well suited for active children.

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed January 7, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We spent Christmas here with extended family. The well-equipped kitchen, the deck, large family room and 4 bed/3 bath combo were just right for us. The house was bigger and better than even the photos show. And, as other travelers have said, the view from nearly any window is almost unbelievable. The gorgeous and lazy looking Animas river is right...

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Porch
  • Queen Beds:(3)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Dec 19, 2017
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Jan 1, 2018
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  • Pet fee: $60 / stay - Fee
  • Cleaning fee: $165 / stay - Fee
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About the neighborhood
The home is situated near the NM/CO state line. There is a paved county road to the home front entrance. The fabulous Quality Waters fishing of the San Juan River is only 30 minutes away. If you are a mountain bike enthusiast, the famous "Alien" mountain bike trail is only 10 minutes away. And you have the great Indian ruins; Mesa Verde, Aztec Ruins, Salmon Ruins, and Chaco Canyon, all within reach. And if you snow ski, water raft or wish to simply enjoy a train ride to Silverton, CO, Durango is just 25 minutes away. Or if you simply want to veg and hang out at the place, we have had many guests that have left us feedback, that is just what they did and compliment the place for its peace and tranquility.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Durango Airport: 18.6 mi
The home is only 30 minutes from the Durango Airport or only 30 minutes from Downtown Durango. The home is situated on 3 1/2 acres and there is plenty of parking available.
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