Red Cliff Guest House
Durango, Colorado

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The following are comments, impressions, and recommendations from individuals who have stayed at the Red Cliff Guest House.

March 24, 2017
Spring Break Ski Vacation
Awesome location and only minutes from Purgatory Ski Resort & Durango. There's a grocery/liquor store just down the road 5 minutes away. The directions to the cabin and procedure to access the houses were precise & accurate - no issues accessing either house. We had a large group of 15 and everyone was very comfortable... Plenty of room!! The kitchen in the main house was outstanding and well stocked with everything that you would need to cook for a large group. The kids really enjoyed the game room downstairs which made it very quiet & relaxing for the adults upstairs. Beds were very comfortable and there were plenty of towels in the bathrooms along with plenty of hot water...don't believe we ever ran out. John with the property management company was friendly, courteous, and most helpful during our stay. Overall.....a great find!! Very relaxing, quiet, and peaceful. I look forward to returning on our next ski vacation.
Bud S.
February 7, 2017
Wonderful Spot!
Houses are clean, plenty of room for everyone! The kitchen was well stocked with pots and pans... The game room area is spectacular!! Overall... A great find!! Plus the renter is friendly, helpful and very quick to respond and answer questions!
Rosalie C.
January 10, 2017
Holiday / Ski Vacation
Wow, what a fantastic time our family had at the Red Cliff Guest House. The property had everything we needed for a fun family vacation. Plenty of room to spread out after some incredible ski/snowboard days on the slopes. As advertised property is right between town and ski resort so some of our family could head to the slopes and some could head to town easily. The game room with the gas fireplace was perfect for family games at night and the kitchen had plenty of space and everything we needed for our family meals. The views are incredible & John, the property manager was very easy to work with. Want to come back and also rent a smaller guest house so we can bring more people!!
Fredricksbury, VA
December 26, 2016
Christmas Family Getaway
What a wonderful place for a large family vacation. Beautiful mountain views in 2 lovely homes. This was the perfect accommodations for our family gathering close to ski resorts & downtown fun. Clean, spacious & very cozy. The owner was extremely helpful & friendly with the entire rental process. Would recommend for any getaway.
David M.
June 29, 2016
Grateful Durango Friends Reunion
We could not have found a better place to hold our reunion! Rented both houses for 5 days, awesome 360 degree views. Large gathering spaces, the game room entertained the children, decks were the place to gather in the mornings and evenings. The houses were beautiful! I love the Red Cliff Guest House, we stayed in the Master and the view is incredible. I'm ready to take up residence at the Red Cliff House. John was great to work with. I still have a big smile. It could not have been better.
June 6, 2016
The Height of Luxury
It was in this spacious and luxuriously appointed home that I hosted a weekend birthday party for my husband. Using both the main house and the guest house we had ample room for 12 adults and 5 children. All of our guests raved about how beautiful, clean and well equipped this site was. The game room was a big hit with the young adults; the kitchen had everything we needed to prepare and eat all of our meals right there; the beds super comfortable and the laundry rooms were clean and well equipped. Since the dining room only seats 8, I was a little concerned about seating everyone, but John set up tables and chairs in the adjacent room and we used the dining room table for a buffet table. It worked out perfectly. While there may be homes having a similar standard of luxury, I'm sure there are none that are located in a spot as beautiful as this one. Situated high on a cliff, it overlooks a verdant valley and the mountains across from it. The house is built in such a way that every window and the multiple decks enable its guests to drink in the magnificent views. It is the most peaceful place imaginable. One's desire for quiet will only be disturbed by the singing of the birds and the haunting sound of the whistle of the steam train as it travels through the valley. Our grandchildren, four year old city boys, loved playing in the dirt under the deck and hiding out in the surrounding wooded area. When it was time to leave, they cried. John, the property manager, was wonderful to work with. He tolerated my almost daily list of questions and responded immediately. He was so helpful in acquiring additional high chairs and cribs needed for the three infants. Last but not least, we have rented homes in this area before for family gatherings, but this was the first house in which we did not run out of water or have a serious plumbing problem. That is HUGE!
Betty W.

February 3, 2014
Spectacular Views
I have just recently returned from a most pleasant sojourn at the Red Cliff Guest House. We were most impressed by the physical presence of the mountains. The location was ideal for scouting this particularly attractive corner of Colorado. The house was most comfortable and snug and afforded all the modern conveniences. We were greeted each morning with the glorious sight of the sun kissing the red cliffs on the west side of the valley and in the afternoon the sun sets on the red cliffs which abutted the back of the property. The location was perfect for access to nearby amenities both recreational and domestic. We were impressed at the restaurant variety in Durango as well the spectacular white mountains a short ride up the highway. We would certainly return and repeat our pleasant experience.
Ken    Inverness, Scotland

The Duke January 30, 2014
Home Away From Home
The pleasure of having family and friends, together for a great holiday, in a spectacular setting, in a most comfortable and beautiful accommodation will be filed indelibly in one’s memory. The view of the mountains and cliffs from the windows and porches of this house reminded me of movies I have seen before. I felt that John Wayne, on his horse, may pass by anytime, yet the modern conveniences around me, brings me to the present, Christmas 2013. The Red Cliff Guest House is definitely a beautiful home away from home.
Eden  Nokomis, FL

January 21,2014
I'm in love!!
My family had a FANTASTIC holiday at the Red Cliff Guest House. The property is gorgeous and the house very comfortable, well kept and beautifully decorated. As a Floridian, I was delightfully surprised to find the floors were toasty warm under my feet when I got up in the middle of the night to get a glass of water! We felt RIGHT at home as soon as we walked in the door and everyone enjoyed the beautiful views out of each bedroom window. Access to everything you want to see and do in the area is very easy to navigate as well as hassle free directions to- and from the airport. I highly recommend the Red Cliff Guest House to anyone looking to visit the area. It was a wonderful holiday experience and I can't wait to go back!
Minda F. Nokomis, FL

December 29, 2013
Perfect Christmas Holiday
We spent the Christmas holiday at the Red Cliff Guest House and enjoyed one of the best family vacations we have ever had. The property is gorgeous and close to many great spots. We have three young children and enjoyed hiking up the hills behind the home to look at the beautiful red cliffs. We also took the kids on a sleigh ride and to the Durango Mountain Resort for some terrific skiing. All of these places were only a short drive away. We also very much enjoyed the town of Durango. The town has great restaurants and shopping, and the Red Cliff Guest House offers discounts at many restaurants and bars. The home itself was spacious, very clean and beautifully furnished. I do not think the pictures in the ad do the home and the property justice. It is far more gorgeous than depicted in the photos. We had a wonderful holiday at the Red Cliff Guest House and we cannot wait to return.

Jessica W. -- Minden, NV

Red Cliff Banquet Table
August 26, 2013
Perfect Vacation Property
An organized a week long vacation for a group of 15 mountain bikers mostly from the front range area. This property was perfect for us, including the accommodations and location. We cooked at home almost every evening. The place was super clean and the property manager/landlord was great to work with. No fuss, helpful and communicative. Fantastic value for money. We hope to return one summer soon. Last but not least, this area provides some of the best mountain bike rides and hikes on the planet. Thank you John!

July 3, 2013
50th Wedding Anniversary/Family Reunion
We all agreed that staying at the Red Cliff House was awesome. Even though there were many of us, the place is so roomy we didn't feel crowded at all. We loved just hanging out, and yet it wasn't that far from the many activities in and around Durango. We loved it so much we have talked about coming back, so who knows, you may see us again in a couple of years! Marie -- Tempe, AZ

June 22, 2013
Family Get Together
What a wonderful time gathering here with family from Houston, Salt Lake City, and Grand Junction. We enjoyed relaxing, fishing, hiking and stargazing. Thank you so much for creating such a comfortable vacation home in a beautiful part of the country. Some days it was hard to leave because we were so comfortable.
Julie, Naomi, Will, Tess, Frank, Donna, Ester, and Don

March 20, 2013
Spring Break Ski Vacation
We had a wonderful Spring Break (Vacation) at the Red Cliff Guest House. It was so comfortable & pleasurable to call it home for a week. The location was great, midway between the ski resort and Durango.

March 20, 2013
Family Vacation
My family had a great time at the Red Cliff Guest House. It's a beautiful property and we really enjoyed ourselves.

Bride in the Snow January 3, 2013
Perfect Home for a Destination Wedding
We recently stayed at the Red Cliff House for our 20 year wedding vow renewals. We utilized one of the decks off the main house for the ceremony and it was breathtaking! The views of the snow covered mountains as a backdrop could not have been more gorgeous! We had all of our family and best friends stay on the property and between the main house and the guest house, we had more than ample room for all! In addition, the beautiful staircase in the main house was excellent for wedding photos! We could not have pulled off such an amazing ceremony without the ever present help of the property manager, John Ryan. He was a constant source of help in assuring the day was perfect for us! We would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a vacation rental and we would definitely utilize the property again without any hesitation! Very pleased!
SJ - Spring, Texas

September 18, 2012
Second Great Stay
Our stay was with family this trip. Our visit was planned at the last minute, but proved to be a perfect getaway with almost perfect timing for the fall aspen colors. Even when our flight got us there 7 hrs. Later, John (Property Manager) was there to get us checked in and re-oriented to the property. The house was immaculate. We were so comfortable and again really felt at home. We enjoyed a couple new restaurants this trip. Although we heard deer, elk and bears were abundant in the valley, we only spied deer on the property this year. We threatened a winter return at our last visit, but will definitely try harder to get back early in 2013.
RL -- Tallahassee, FL

August 12, 2012
Wonderful Experience!
My son and daughter-in-law chose Red Cliff Guest House as their wedding venue. It was a great choice. We made a family vacation out of the event. The management was so helpful and friendly. They did everything possible to meet all of our needs. The Houses are comfortable and spacious. The setting is relaxing and beautiful. All and all it was a Wonderful Experience. I hope we get a chance to visit again soon!
Wedding First Dance

Red Cliff Wedding

 August 8, 2012
The Perfect Spot for a Wedding
The guesthouse was the site for my daughter's wedding in August, and we couldn't have been more pleased. The two extended families of the bride and groom got to vacation while we attended the wedding. The cliffs and the panoramic views were the perfect backdrop for the ceremony, and we had the reception in a tent on the grounds. The lodge was spacious and everything was provided. John, the manager, went the "extra mile" to arrange for wedding parking and all the other small changes we wished to make to accommodate the wedding party. I highly recommend this property for any type of family get together.

Peggy -- S. Charleston, OH  

July 9, 2012
4th of July Getaway
Wonderful and amazing house with plenty of space to run, play and explore.  Our whole family was here and we had a great time.
Emi -- Seattle, WA

June 24, 2012
Family Reunion Gang
Wonderful house, very well appointed.  Guest unit so nice for our big family -- 15 people.  Very restful.  Trimble pool was great for the kids.
Suzon -- Albuquerque, NM

June 15, 2012
We stayed for a week and had an amazing time.  The house was perfect for our family and extended family (10 total).  Thank you for a great vacation.
Amber -- Albuquerque, NM

January 16, 2012
Our family had a Christmas in January get together planned and we wound up with 9 people in our group. We had a very wide age group from the late 50's to pre-schoolers and the accommodations were perfect for everyone. Everyone had their own space for quiet times and the bedrooms were situated so that you could retire early if you wished and not be disturbed. The family areas( the kitchen and main living room) allowed for preparing meals with everyone close by and the dining area comfortably sat us all. The lower level had a game room with an air hockey game (which got a great deal of use) and a foosball game along with a sectional couch, fireplace, and a flat screen TV. The property is convenient to downtown Durango, Trimble Hot Springs and the ski area at Durango Mountain Resort. The manager of the property was very helpful in getting us settled in and while we had no issues while we were there, we felt confident that he would have done anything in his power to resolve any problems we might have had.
Alan -- Valparaiso, Indiana

July 23, 2011
Just to let you know what a delightful time we enjoyed at your Red Cliff home.  I was originally attracted by the unique architecture but soon discovered that unique applies to the entire property.  The unequaled views, the surprise visits by a doe and a bull elk, and even the echoing of the great country and western band from the Bar D Chuckwagon all added to the memories.  I trust this will not be out last visit to Durango and, most especially, to Red Cliff.
Chuck  -- Iron River, Michigan

July 19, 2011
A wooded, high-sky paradise! We gazed up at the dazzling blue adorned with luminous white clouds, looked across a ripe meadow to watch an old steam engine train chugging up the narrow gauge line. We thrilled to the bounty of birds and the sightings of elk and deer hardly fazed by our watching. The main house is expansive yet intimate -- no mean architectural feat! Everything you could want is here -- inside and out. We're so happy we came.
JP -- Ellijay, GA

July 15, 2011
We had what turned into a great "first tenant" experience. My wife and I had the pleasure to host friends in Durango this past week at the Red Cliff Guest House. We were forewarned that we might find glitches in our stay since we were the first group in this new vacation rental -- not the case at all. We had only one glitch and that was with the Wi-Fi, but John (property manager) was on the phone with the technician and the issue was promptly resolved. The house was immaculate. I’m not sure the pictures on the web have done the house justice. The furnishings were new and very comfortable. The floor plan gave us all our own space and privacy to do what we desired. Large porches off the living room and the library made our morning coffee and evening happy hours wonderful experiences. Although we only cooked 4 meals there during our stay, the kitchen was fully equipped as advertised – better than any vacation rental any of us have experienced previously. Every detail seemed to be thought of. We loved the variety of activities and opportunities in the Durango area. Our group has already started talking about our return visit to Red Cliff Guest House this winter. This is a real jewel!!
RL -- Tallahassee, FL