Hideaway River Cabin

The Quintessential Riverfront Cabin 20 Minutes from Durango

  6 guests
  2 bedrooms
  2 full bathrooms
  1200 sq. ft.

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Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 King
Bedroom 2
1 Queen, 2 Twins


This private residence has its own exterior entrance, with no-contact check-in, helping guests retain separation and social distancing practices.

Hideaway River Cabin vacation rental home in Durango, Colorado

Enjoy end-of-the-road privacy in this quintessential Colorado river cabin located within a 20 minute drive from Durango. In the mountains and on the Florida river, this is a great location as "base camp" while enjoying all that the Durango area has to offer.

It’s all about the riverfront location!  Outside, the wraparound deck is a great place to enjoy morning coffee, relax in the rocking chairs or fish, and it’s a great place to view the starry night skies.  Fall foliage is spectacular with aspen and other seasonal trees surrounding the home, and winter snow creates a unique mountain getaway at this home.

The cabin layout includes the main level with kitchen, living room, dining room and the large deck at river's edge, with both a covered section containing rocking chairs and benches, and an open area with picnic table, BBQ grill chiminea fireplace and steps leading to the lawn and riverbank beyond.  The open living area and deck make a fine gathering place for friends and family. 

Also on the main level is the cozy and private master bedroom with king-size bed, large TV and 3/4 bath. In the living room, a gas-burning iron stove adds heat and ambience to the cabin.  A full-size washer and dryer are conveniently located on the ground level as well.

Upstairs, is a newly remodeled private bedroom with queen-size bed and reading nook, plus full bath with shower/tub combo.  A separate loft area containing a daybed with trundle and an additional twin bed makes for a great cabin ‘hideout’ area overlooking the living room below.

Technology conveniences include WiFi, boosted cell phone reception but cell service is still not good, and TVs in the living room and master bedroom with Roku on-demand internet TV, in leu of traditional satellite or cable service.

The sound of a Rocky Mountain river can be heard year-round from everywhere in and around this home.  The Florida River (Flor-ee-da) flows all seasons immediately next to this home, and it is no exaggeration to say that a person can look straight down from the deck and see running water. The river waters can be seen from the deck, lawn, living room and upper loft inside the home.

Catch-and-release fishing is accessible at the home, from the deck and riverbank as well as wading (at your own risk), and fly fishing can be exceptional during certain times of year.

Visiting this home begins with a beautiful drive from either Durango or Bayfield, Colorado, through scenic river valleys with postcard-quality views of Rocky Mountain foothills, pastures and river bridges.

Outside, parking for 2-3 vehicles right at the cabin door makes for easy load-in and out at any time of year.  The neighborhood roads are well-maintained, relatively flat, gravel single lanes which are easily navigated in all passenger vehicles.  While the roads are regularly snow-plowed in winter, guests should be aware that all-wheel-drive vehicles are required in winter.

Concerning the home’s location, the drive to and from downtown Durango is about 20 minutes through the beautiful, picturesque Florida River Valley.  In town, guests will experience excellent restaurants, shopping, art galleries, and great gear for both the summer and winter mountain adventurer.  The famous Durango Train Depot and Museum are right downtown at the corner of Main Avenue and 5th Street.

The Vallecito Lake Marina is about a 30-minute drive away, with boat ramp, slips, boat rentals and more.  Lemon Reservoir, a picturesque non-motorized mountain lake is less than a ten-minute drive, and is a great spot for canoeing, kayaking and more fishing options.

Purgatory Resort, Durango’s main ski resort, is approximately a 50 minute drive away.  The town of Bayfield, Colorado is about a 30-minute drive and LePlatt’s Pond wedding and event center, a very popular venue for family and group events, is close by, near the town of Bayfield.

Mesa Verde National Park, a World Heritage Site, is about an hour drive, with downtown Durango between the Park and this cabin.

Cozy, comfortable, private and woods-y are just a few of the words that accurately describe this true mountain cabin at the river’s edge.  Please contact us with any questions to help you decide that this is an excellent vacation home for your group.

DRIVING TIMES (approximate):

Durango, Colorado - 20 minutes
Bayfield, Colorado - 30 minutes
Vallecito Lake Marina - 30 minutes
Mesa Verde National Park - 60 minutes
Durango Train Depot - 20 minutes
Purgatory Ski Resort - 50 minutes
Silverton, Colorado - 90 minutes (fantastic, scenic drive)
Fort Lewis College - 20 minutes
National Forest hiking trails - 10 minutes
ATV trails - 30 minutes
LePlatt’s Pond wedding and events - 30 minutes
Closest Gas - 15 minutes
Closest Grocery Store - 20 minutes
Closest Liquor Store (Helen’s)- 5 minutes
Trimble Hot Springs and Spa - 25 minutes


  Two bedrooms, King bed in downstairs bedroom,
queen bed in upstairs bedroom and a daybed with trundle in loft.

  Two full bathrooms, 3/4 bath with shower,   combination tub/shower
  Full kitchen   Drip coffee maker
         Dining table, seats 6
  Washer & Dryer
  Gas fueled stove heats up whole cabin with the click of a button
  TVs in the living room and master bedroom   Streaming TV service
  Outdoor grill (summer only)   Internet
 Wrap around deck overlooking the river   Fishing
  No Pets       
  Outdoor furniture   No air-conditioning
  No outdoor fires   Non-smoking
  4 wheel or AWD drive vehicle highly recommended in winter, November through April.   There is not good cell service at the home. Can use WiFi calling.
  No events, parties or large gatherings of people. No trailer parking allowed









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Eustace, US
Reviewed: Apr 17, 2021
Property Manager
very helpful
Reviewed: Jan 13, 2021
Mineola, US
Reviewed: Oct 29, 2019
Weatherford, US
Reviewed: Oct 25, 2019
Property Manager
This management group was the best we have ever worked with. They were always available to answer and respond to every need!
West Plains, US
Reviewed: Oct 7, 2019
Property Manager
Very easy transaction
We enjoyed our stay and the accommodations were perfect.
Scottsdale, US
Reviewed: Sep 30, 2019
Queen Creek, US
Reviewed: Jul 8, 2019
Reviewed: May 30, 2019
Property Manager
everything went smoothly
Beyond our expectations
Reviewed: May 1, 2019
Loved the beauty and serenity of the home. Felt like I was back at grandmas!!
Dallas, US
Reviewed: Jan 7, 2019
Midland, US
Reviewed: Jan 3, 2019
Property Manager
Very good
Very good. Neighbors dog come over barking at us when we go outside
oklahoma city, US
Reviewed: Aug 16, 2018
Property Manager
Email information sent to me was spot one and my one phone call for information was answered immediately.
Great place for small family /group to enjoy nature in CO, even heard from neighbor there was a mother bear and cub around.
Reviewed: Apr 25, 2018
Property Manager
The team was VERY responsive and so accommodating. We even accidentally packed up a spare key and they gave me no trouble about just mailing it back.
Albuquerque, US
Reviewed: Jan 17, 2018
Property Manager
The staff was super helpful and super quick to answer my questions.
Our stay on this property was exactly what we needed a weekend getaway away from the noise of the city, somthing quiet and cozy.
Maddisonville, US
Reviewed: Oct 29, 2017
Property Manager
Very informative and pleasant to talk with
Very happy with our stay at the cabin; the only complaint is the second floor shower which needs more pressure
Gilbert, US
Reviewed: Sep 7, 2017
I could not figure it how to turn on the fireplace.
Gilbert, US
Reviewed: Jul 21, 2017
Property Manager
Nice work
Nice work
Reviewed: Jul 5, 2017


A deposit on 25% is due at booking and the balance is due 30 days prior to your arrival date. If you are booking inside of 30 days prior to arrival then the total amount is due at booking.

Check in is at 4pm and check out is at 10am.

Colorado sales and lodging tax account number 02866655-0001.

Consistent with most Colorado mountain resorts, the home does not offer air-conditioning. Home is equipped with either a ceiling fan, box fan and at least one opening window to assist with climate control.

The neighborhood speed limit is 10mph. Please do not exceed the speed limit there are children, pets and people walking on the roads.

There is not cell service at the home but you can use WiFi calling.

In winter (November through April), It is Highly recommended that you have a four-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive vehicle, vehicles with medium to high clearance and winter/snow tires.  Although the roads and driveway are well-maintained, they will be snow packed and slick.

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