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The Valley Victorian - Durango, CO

22 reviews
Max occupancy: 6 (5 adults) 2 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
3106 W 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301

Updated Victorian w/ deck, porch & yard - close to the river, trails & downtown!

The best of Durango will be at your fingertips in this three-bedroom Victorian home, a beautifully updated historic property with a private deck and porch, an expansive yard, and an outstanding location close to hiking trails, a beloved local bike path, and the banks of the Animas River.

This two-level home sits just two miles north of downtown Durango, which you can easily reach on the Animas River bike path only three blocks away. You'll be only one block from Main Avenue, three blocks from Memorial Park on the riverfront, four blocks from the Animas Mountain Trailhead, and 25 miles south of the ski slopes of Purgatory Resort.

Whether you're vacationing with your family or enjoying a couples' getaway, the thoughtful furnishings, high ceilings, and bright rooms will make you feel at home. Recuperate from an invigorating morning hike by reading the newspaper on the leather sofa, using the WiFi to post a few photos, and watching your favorite cable shows on the flatscreen TV.

Prepare homemade pancakes and scrambled eggs in the full kitchen, a welcoming space that blends charming country decor with sleek stainless steel appliances. Throw some strawberries and bananas in the blender, sip a cup of coffee in the breakfast nook, and set the six-person dining room table for breakfast in the light of the south-facing window.

Stack the plates in the dishwasher for easy cleanup and head outside to enjoy the Southwest Colorado sunshine. Bring along your bikes for a two-mile ride into downtown Durango, watch your children as they play tag in the yard, or get lost in a novel on the back deck. Come mealtime, you can flip burgers and hot dogs on the gas grill and gather for lunch around the patio table.

As the day comes to an end, throw your biking and hiking clothes in the private washer/dryer and take a seat on the front porch with a cold beer or a glass of wine. The kids can retreat to the den just off the dining room, where they'll find a comfortable couch and a second TV to watch a few family favorites.

With three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, this valley view home will accommodate as many as six guests. Head upstairs to find the master suite, which features a queen-size bed, a flatscreen TV, and an attached bathroom with a claw-foot tub and a hand-held showerhead. The two guest rooms offer a queen-size bed and a pair of twin beds, respectively, while the second bathroom adjacent to the kitchen has a stand-up shower.

Thanks to its ideal blend of valley views, close proximity to nature, and in-town convenience, this home is the perfect base for discovering the beauties of Durango. Head three blocks east to picnic on the shores of the Animas River in Memorial Park, or follow the waterfront bike path to peruse the shops, restaurants, and entertainment in the heart of downtown Durango.

Spend winter days on the slopes of Purgatory to the north, where you'll have 94 trails, five terrain parks, and an always-entertaining tubing hill to choose from. Head 20 miles east to go boating, fishing, or cross-country skiing at Vallecito Lake, or take an unforgettable trip back through time in the incredible cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park just 37 miles west.

Immerse yourself in the outdoor wonders of Southwest Colorado - make this Durango vacation rental your next home away from home!

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AMENITIES

Features

Washer/dryer : Private

Kitchen

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet

Cable

Netflix streaming

TV

Wireless router

Outdoor

Gas grill : Private

Deck

22 reviews

Miguel G. Jul 2019
Very clean and functional for a few people. Only one shower. Pricey but I guess all of Durango that way.
Joan N. Jul 2019
This house was perfect for us. Great kitchen with everything you could possibly need. 2 nice sitting rooms which was great for everyone to spread out. The house is really neat because it has so much character due to its age - lots of books & crannies. The location was also great - just a few minutes from town & next to a great taco place.
Steve M. May 2019
Thought it would be closer to downtown, once we figured out
the trolley bus that that take you there, it was better. Nice river park across the street.
Judy T. Sep 2018
Close to river & walking path, grocery store, as well as downtown.
James E. Sep 2018
The House was great. Loved everything about but the location. We wish it was closer to Main Street downtown. I would still highly recommend it.
Henry D. Sep 2018
Nicely equipped kitchen. Upstairs windows need work--be careful when opening & closing them. Nice patio and grill.
Michelle S. Aug 2018
This house was a great place to use as a home base for exploring the area. We are a family of 5 and everyone slept comfortably.
The kitchen had everything we needed. We enjoyed Mesa Verde, Purgatory Ski resort, Silverton, Ouray, Alpine Loop and kayaking. We love the area and plan to return.
Doreen E. Jul 2018
Charming old house in great location! Enjoyed walking to the coffee shop down the street in the morning. Also, the Mexican restaurant next to the coffee shop was amazing too! Only complaint was how hot it was sleeping upstairs at night but cannot control the weather. Loved this cute house and Durango too!
Liz K. Jun 2018
Our family of 5 with a teen, a pre-teen, and my mother in law we’re all able to enjoy the spaciousness and amenities at the Valley Victorian! It is conveniently located and easy to get to! It’s is a little run down (as any old house would be) and the living room carpet is stained, but it was clean and way more comfortable than renting numerous hotel rooms! We would definitely rent again!
Caroline H. Jun 2018
We did love this house with all of its historic charm. It is spacious and the kitchen had all we needed. The back porch with the giant old cherry tree is so relaxing. Much of the house is updated in keeping with the period of the house with some nice modern upgrades like the granite countertops. Some of the House could use more updating, especially upstairs. Our one complaint is that the floors -specifically the carpet- did not appear or feel clean. They need to be shampooed or replaced. The carpet upstairs is white but it is almost black around the trim. Downstairs it is stained and somewhat matted. I wanted to vacuum and the vacuum cleaner was filled to the brim with dirt. No wonder the carpet felt dirty. A vacuum works better when the bag or canister is empty. Otherwise we really lived this house and did not mind that the shower was downstairs. The downstairs bathroom is charming. We had a nice time.
Manager response:
We have shampooed the carpets and replaced the vacuum cleaner. Thank you!
Anna B. Mar 2018
We loved the house-it is clean and close to town but not in the middle of all the action (just a bus ride or a short car ride to the town center); it is also just across the street from a grocery store and several small restaurants/stores. It is perfect for a family with kids; it has a great kitchen and washer/dryer to do laundry.
Elizabeth P. Jan 2018
The house is a charming, newly renovated Victorian home. It was very clean with an extremely well equipped kitchen. Nice bedding, towels, and toiletries. It is worth noting that while there are two full baths, one is downstairs off the kitchen and the other is upstairs in the master bedroom with a tub but no shower. You have to walk through the master bedroom to access the upstairs bath. Overall, we had a lovely stay and felt very at-home. We even added an extra night.
Peter B. Oct 2017
We really enjoyed staying at the house. We had a wonderful time!!!!!!
Jon H. Jul 2017
Wonderfully appointed and cozy home.
Ann M. Jul 2017
We loved this sweet home for our vacation. The deer walked down the middle of the road in the morning.We are from the Front Range and met our son from California in Durango for the weekend. The spot was perfect, with hiking, river play, yummy coffee, beer, and food close by. The living room was a pleasant place to relax, and we all slept well in the upstairs bedrooms. The fans were key to keeping cool at night.
Tasha C. May 2017
We had the most wonderful stay at an adorable historic Victorian home located in the valley of Durango, Colorado. It is quiet, private with tall pines in front and a quaint porch on the back. It is located just a short distance from downtown, across from the grocery store and just up the road from the bike path, that runs along the river which leads directly to downtown Durango. I thoroughly enjoyed jogging and riding my bike on the path. There is also Anamas Brewery that is conveniently located along the river that one may stumble upon while exploring the bike path. There is a hiking trail on Anamas Mountain just a short walk from the house up the road. Everything you need is just outside your door if your up for exploring and adventure, this is your place. The house itself is clean, spotless and charming with large picture windows that frame every inch odd Durango's spectacular views. There is a mudroom perfect spot for after your outdoor adventure with a washer and dryer. The kitchen has all new appliances and a sweet little nook with a round copper table for dining. There is a family den perfect for games or watching tv with a pull out bed. The great room is perfect for turning on the tv while you entertain in the spacious dining room. The dining room table extends when needed with a lovely buffet that houses all your glassware and linens. All the additional bedrooms upstairs are large and there is one on suite bath that is a perfect place for a quiet bath. The bath is a classic clawfoot tub, which was a wonderful surprise and overlooks the backyard and mountain landscape. You can't go wrong if you're considering a stay at this lovely little gem. It's a true hidden treasure. We look forward to our next visit. Tasha Carver
Joel S. May 2017
I spent Memorial weekend in Durango with old friends at the Valley Victorian. Believed to have been built in the 1880's this charming Victorian was more than comfortable. With all the the creaks and crags of a house that's been around 130 plus years it is warm and inviting and recently renovated with all the modern amenities. It's a West facing house, and basking in the afternoon glow of light streaming in through the large living room window, it's an easy spot to sit down in the nice leather sofa with a bourbon or glass of wine (I did both), as I relaxed after the days activities. I also quite enjoyed a stroll around the spacious grounds. Sitting on the back porch under the old cherry tree was quite enjoyable too! I stayed in the master bedroom and was very happy with the comfortable Queen bed, large closet and ensuite bathroom. If you like to hike or mountain bike, Animas Mtn. Is literally out your front door and possibly one of the best hikes in Durango! It's a 6 mile round trip depending on how you do it, with views of town, the mesa, the Laplatas and the Needle mountains north towards Silverton. If you are a big hiker I believe that Trail system even connects to the junction creek trail and onto the Colorado trail. I loved having North City Market across the street for all my supplies, but the true gem was being right behind the coffee shop "81301" for an excellent cup of Joe and "Zia Taqueria" for excellent Mexican food! I loved walking along the Animas river into downtown and having the train right there as it passed... talk about a scene out of a movie! I hope you stay and have the wonderful experience I had. I had the best time and I rate this 5 stars! I will be back, hopefully soon! Sincerely, Joel Shutty
Kay L. Mar 2017
I recently had the pleasure of staying in this charming Victorian home, and it was one of the best ‘get aways’ ever. Conveniently located to the many fine restaurants downtown, fantastic hiking, on a quiet street - this home has everything we needed!! And only one block away, we found a great coffee shop, 81301, and a Mexican restaurant, Zia Taqueria. We were within walking distance to the trolley to take us downtown for shopping and dining, and also a short walk took us to the trail head for a beautiful hike on the Animas Mountain. If you’re not up to a slightly hilly walk, you can do the river walk which is just as nice. Really enjoyed the hot springs nearby after our hike! Nicely furnished and has a lovely, private back yard with beautiful old trees. We were out and about during the day and were able to relax in the evenings. All in all - a great place to get to know the great town of Durango. We’ll be back!!!
Louise M. Nov 2016
I rented this charming home in Durango (my first time visiting there!) for 5 days last November, and 6 of us lived there comfortably the entire time. Location wise, we couldn’t have been more pleased. We were minutes away from Downtown Durango and also from the mountain hikes we took each morning. I liked that we were able to catch a trolley to/from downtown Durango just a few blocks from the home for those days we didn’t feel like driving. Very convenient. Property wise, the house had the rustic mountain feel we were looking for yet there were enough modern updates to keep us in our comfort zone. The kitchen was spacious and allowed for several cooks in the kitchen at one time, and we had newer stainless steel appliances to work from. There was a cozy little breakfast nook overlooking the back yard where we had our morning breakfasts, as well as a larger dining room table which accommodated us for larger meals at dinner. I found the entire home to be elegantly furnished and especially loved the upstairs bathroom with its quaint little bathtub -- perfect for an evening bubble bath with a glass of wine after a long day of hiking. Or if you preferred to unwind on the deck or porch, we had that as well. All of us commented on how comfortable the beds were in each of our rooms, and how quiet and still the evenings were. There was no outdoor traffic to interrupt our sleep. I haven’t slept as peacefully since the trip! If you are looking for a southwest Colorado vacation home nestled in the mountains of Durango, I highly recommend this house for both its comfort and location.