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For over 18 years, visitors to Durango, Colorado have trusted Durango Colorado Vacations to host their families’ exciting vacation getaways. Our exclusive selection of vacation rentals offers a variety of options from which to choose. Book small with a private condo or live it up in a luxury vacation cabin located just outside of town. No matter what you desire, the selection at Durango Vacations can ensure your stay in Durango is the best one possible. Take a look at what sets us apart from our competitors.

Exclusive Rental Properties

It never hurts having the best selection of vacation rental properties in Durango, and that is exactly what we have! Our vacation rentals are privately owned homes that offer a variety of top-quality amenities and home features. You can find the perfect vacation rental on any budget. Frequent guests of ours love the ability to stay with their family or a group of friends under one roof. Once you have booked a property with us, you will never want to stay in a hotel again!

Luxury Amenities

The size and location of your rental home is not the only important factor when choosing a vacation rental. Each of our properties comes with select amenities that will help you relax and make the most of your vacation in Durango. Luxury properties features resort-like amenities such as hot tubs, fireplaces, and game rooms. Expect complimentary Wi-Fi and flat screen TVs in each of our properties. The beautiful Rocky Mountains will be the perfect backdrop to wake up to every morning. Our pet-friendly rentals even allow you to bring your canine companion from home with you too. We guarantee we will find the perfect rental for you!

Full-Service Property Management

Some vacation Durango rental organizations simply list their properties and hope for the best. However, at Durango Colorado Vacations, we offer full-service management for all of our rental properties. Each site is meticulously cleaned and inspected before and after each arrival. Our rental property owners will have a peace of mind knowing their home is being taken care of properly. We continue to be one of the most respected businesses in Durango since we first opened in 2005. Simply give us a call and we will be happy to share all of our positive feedback from our vacation rental owners so you too can trust Durango Colorado Vacations.

Meet The Team


Lorie Somermeyer

Lorie Somermeyer is inhabited by multiple personalities. As a real estate broker, entrepreneur, business strategist, world traveler, and mom, she combines real-world business experience with creative problem solving (what else would you expect from someone who single-handedly raised 3 kids while running a full-time business?). She almost always wears black, but she thinks in Technicolor. Lorie has been living in Durango full time for 16 years, soaking up the beauty of Colorado.

Martini: Lemon Drop
Beach: Playa Ancon, Trinidad, Cuba
Animal: Fuzzy Kittens


Jen Peterson

Vacation Specialist / Guest Relations

jen@vacationdurango.com 970-247-4292

As a local business owner for 19 years in Durango, Colorado, Jen brings to Durango Colorado Vacations bath savvy and marketing smarts. “Make it happen” is her middle name (not hyphenated). Ask her any question about Durango and she knows the answer or where to get it. Jen gets outstanding reviews from our guests for her ability to understand what they need and her willingness to go the extra mile.

Local Hike: Castle Rock
Lunch Food: The Chris and Jen Wrap from RGP’s
Mountain Bike Trail: Skyline


Chris Naylor

Vacation Specialist / Guest Relations

chris@vacationdurango.com 970.247.4292

A strong love of Colorado and all things Durango, Chris delivers to the table a way of making everything better. Whether it’s finding the perfect accommodations for a discerning guest or a solution to an unusual challenge -he brings his outstanding customer service skills to make our great work even greater. With a lot of heart and even more ambition you can count on him to deliver and always with a smile.

Fishing Hole: Lime Creek
Best Friend: His Dog, Rocky
Speakeasy: Bookcase and the Barber


Chyrch Mendoza

Vacation Specialist / Guest Relations

chyrch@vacationdurango.com 970.247.4292

As the newest member of the Durango Colorado Vacations team, Chyrch brings a worldwide vision of hospitality expertise. He was born and raised in the Philippines and is passionate about his family, especially his 2-year-old daughter Chryxler. He is collector of exotic reptiles, snakes, and spiders. On his impressive resume, he counts over 10 years in the hospitality industry and is a trained chef in pan-Asian cuisine. Chyrch believes that Durango, CO is not only a slice of nirvana, but a place where everyone deserves to make lasting mountain memories. Equal parts enthusiasm and a passion to elevate every guest’s vacation experience, you can count on him to always be smiling.

Food: Filipino Classsic Sisig
Reptile: Albino Python
Sport: Mixed Martial Arts

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