USA Colorado San Juan Mountains Bayfield Listing #48380

Cowan Cabin - Bayfield, CO

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7 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 1 dog max  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Experience the outdoorsman's paradise of southern Colorado at 'The Cowan Cabin,' a three-bedroom, two-bathroom vacation rental in Bayfield! This newly remodeled home is ideal for families vacationing together or hunters/anglers looking for accommodations in a stunning mountain setting. Located just minutes from Vallecito Lake and 21 miles from Durango, this spacious home for eight guests is perfect for those looking for serenity amongst nature.

The property:
Main Bedroom: King bed | Second bedroom: Queen bed | Third bedroom: Bunk room

At the end of the day, relax in the spacious living room with a movie, board games, or simply enjoy the company of family and friends. You'll be just steps from the fully equipped kitchen with all the amenities you’d need including an eat-in kitchen with seating for up to eight. After dinner, head out to one of the two furnished decks and enjoy your natural surroundings. Nestled under towering ponderosa pines, these decks - complete with a gas grill and eight-person table - are the perfect place to gather with your loved ones. The home also comes with a washer and dryer and complimentary laundry essentials for your convenience.

The main bedroom boasts a flatscreen TV, a plush king bed, and a desk workspace for all your remote office or schooling needs. The bunk room is sure to be a hit with your whole crew! The rustic wooden bunk beds and decor gives the feel of bringing the outdoors inside.

Traveling with your dog? No problem! They are welcome too. There is even a small fenced-in yard just off the laundry room for convenient access.

The location:
When you're looking to beat the heat, head down the road to Vallecito Lake and make a splash. Whether you choose to rent a boat from Vallecito Marina, swim, or camp, you'll be surrounded by the gorgeous San Juan National Forest during your time at the lake.

If you prefer rivers to lakes, you're also in luck! With private access to the Los Pinos River, you'll be a quick drive from gold medal fly fishing. No matter how experienced a fisherman you are, you're sure to catch a rainbow, brookie, brown, or cutthroat in the Los Pinos.

Grab your hiking shoes and explore some of the area's beautiful wilderness. Sitting within minutes of the cabin the Vallecito Creek Trail allows hikers to enjoy the sounds of the creek as they climb 1,512 feet in elevation.

For a unique Colorado experience, be sure to explore the quaint town of Durango located down the road. Boasting opportunities to ski, shop, hike, and eat delicious Southwestern fare, Durango is a town that is sure to steal your heart.

Thanks to this cabin's Bayfield location, you'll also be a quick drive from all the Southwest Colorado has to offer!

* Please note that this home has an active Nest security doorbell camera that is facing away from the home at the front door.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

House rules


Kitchen & dining






Internet : Suddenlink



Wireless router

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

Golf nearby


Gas grill : Private



Boat rental available

7 reviews

Carie M. Dec 2022
Loved our stay at Cowan Cabin! Great finishings. Loved the radiant floor heating! Loved that there was snow on the ground even though there wasn’t any snow in Bayfield or Durango.
David P. May 2022
The house was cozy
Jordan M. Jan 2022
Home was gorgeous and had enough space for everyone who went including our furry friend. The snow looked like it would be a challenge to get in the drive way but it was plowed daily allowing for our 4x4’s to access it with ease! Overall a wonderful time! Only suggestion would be to leave the access code in the check in instructions to watch Netflix or Hulu outside of the pg rated movies as this was an entire group of adults that went. Limited service area for cell phone but the WiFi was great! Hope to visit again!
Jennifer C. Sep 2021
Very cozy place to stay! Very peaceful and relaxing retreat! The outside deck is a delight to relax on.
Marti S. Jul 2021
We loved this nice big living room with plenty of seating. It was great to had a fenced dog yard. The kitchen was well equipped. The master bed was comfortable. The master bath was roomy. Nice having a garage if needed.
The stairs to the front door are not disability friendly so that leaves the garage stairs to enter the house. 13 stairs from garage to main floor and a narrow staircase. The dog yard had 20+ piles of old dog poop in it so I cleaned up all that when we got there.
Manager response:
Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Marty. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the spaciousness and coziness of this home! However, we do regret that the accessibility of this home did not suitably meet your needs. We attempt to be as transparent with our listings as possible and provide accurate and current photos, amenities lists, and descriptions so guests can make an informed choice about what they are paying for and make the right decision for their needs. On, you can filter your search to see vacation rentals with step-free access, an accessible bathroom, and/or wide clearance. These options will appear in the search filters if you’re browsing homes in a market where one or more properties have those features. We sincerely apologize that the yard was in this condition upon your arrival - please know that this is not the usual grade of presentation we provide. We would have been happy to address this issue during your stay had we been notified. We hope to have the opportunity to impress you in the future!
Cindy P. Jul 2021
Very nice and well cared for cabin set in quiet, peaceful location. It had everything we needed for our visit.
Suzanne C. Jun 2021
Nice floorplan