About this listing
Come enjoy our quiet oasis nestled in the pinon-juniper forest of SW Colorado! Located just 8 miles N of the airport and 9 miles E of Durango, we’re close enough to enjoy Durango’s nightlife, but far enough out of town to get a restful night's sleep.
***Every space on Airbnb is unique; please carefully review the AMENITIES section (click the red-colored + More link) to see what is offered and what is not offered. We do not provide laundry or kitchen privileges beyond small-volume refrigeration nor can we accommodate guest's pets or small children.***
Our closest neighbor is 1/2 mile away so the view from every window is that of mountains, fields and forests. The sunny, south-facing bedroom windows are nearly floor to ceiling, so don’t be surprised if you awake to a deer or bunny peeking in at you! We have plenty of space for parking multiple vehicles including trailers with easy turn-around access.
The main irrigation canal runs right through our property where we have 3 ponds and several miles of private trails weaving through the woods. During a morning or evening stroll you might spot hawks, mallards, great blue herons, great horned owls, deer, elk, raccoon or coyote. The trails are great for walks, runs, horseback rides or mountain biking. For the avid mountain biker we’re only a couple of miles from a public trailhead that leads to endless miles of riding. These same trails are open to horses, so if you’re here to ride, we're where you want to be!
We have the world's friendliest yellow lab, named Zeke. He doesn’t bark, growl, jump up, lick or beg--yes, he’s the perfect dog--and never met an airbnb guest he didn't love! But since this is his home, we do not allow guests to bring their own dogs.
Horses are welcome for an extra charge of $25 per horse per night (summer only): We have two, large irrigated pastures each with a pond and trees. We have easy trailer access and parking. We have a round pen, so your horse is ready for a quick get-away in the morning. I do a lot of local riding in the mountains so you are welcome to join me or I can give you directions to many different trails.
Your bedroom is located on the first floor and equipped with a super-comfy, queen-size futon-bed, a desk for your laptop (fast wi-fi included) and plenty of shelf and hanging closet space for your belongings. Across the hall from your room is a full, private bath. The kitchen, breakfast bar, dining area and living room are open for your enjoyment and relaxation. Privacy is enhanced by the host's bedroom and bath being on the second floor. The room/bed accommodates two; we do not accept small children.
Interaction with Guests
My husband and I are world travelers and enjoy meeting new people. We can be outgoing and interactive or respect your privacy, whichever you prefer. We're fluent in English, but can communicate in Spanish and Portuguese.
We’ve lived in Durango for 38 years, so we can offer ideas and directions for anywhere in the Four Corners area that you’d like to go. We’re avid outdoor enthusiasts and graduates of Durango's Fort Lewis College who love to share our extensive local knowledge.
Jeremiah spent years working as a Park Ranger at Mesa Verde, Hovenweep and Canyonlands National Parks, so if you're interested in visiting any of our nearby, world-class parks (and who wouldn't be?) he can answer any of your questions.
We're situated half-way between the DRO airport and downtown Durango. Driving time to either destination is 15 minutes, all on paved roads. Durango is full of great restaurants.
There's no public transit from our location into town, but you can ride your bike to a bus-stop a couple of miles down the road (the bus carries bicycles or you can lock it up there). Taxis are available from the DRO airport to our place ($27), but you'll have to use your airbnb-provided directions to find us.
Distances from Our Ranch to:
* La Plata County Airport (DRO) - 8 m
* Durango-Silverton Train Station & downtown Durango - 9 m
* Fort Lewis College - 9 m
* Trimble Hot Springs - 17 m
* Durango Mountain Resort (aka Purgatory Ski Area) - 36 m
* Mesa Verde National Park Entrance - 43 m
* Pagosa Hot Springs - 53 m
* Wolf Creek Ski Area - 77 m
* Ouray Hot Springs - 80 m
* Four Corners Monument (CO/UT/AZ/NM) - 92 m
Other Things to Note
We pride ourselves on being an environmentally friendly household. Our modern home’s passive solar design keeps us cozy in the winter and cool in the summer. Our solar showers are heated by rooftop hot-water panels which also provide in-floor space heating. If you’re staying with us in the winter, your feet will appreciate the warm tile! We’re connected to the electrical grid (so there’s no need to worry about running out of juice), but all of our power comes from clean, renewable energy. If you’re interested in learning more about solar design, Jeremiah loves to share his knowledge. We practice the 5 R's: Reduce - Reuse - Repurpose - Recycle - Rot (compost).
We look forward to hosting your visit to Our Ranch in beautiful Durango, Colorado!
Please send us a text message on or before your check-in day with your approximate time of arrival. Check-in after 3 PM, Check-out by 10 AM.
We're very easy going, but don't permit smoking (inside or outside), heavy drinking, late-night partying or any other inconsiderate behavior.
Absolutely no illegal drugs of any kind are permitted in the home or on the property.
Eating is permitted at the dining table, the picnic table, or the breakfast bar. No consuming of food/drinks (except water) in the bedroom.
Please do not flush anything other than toilet paper down the toilet. No feminine products, diapers, napkins, rags, etc. should be flushed at any time. Please no food down the sink drain; discard all food in the compost bin.
INDEMNIFICATION: Landlord/Owner shall not be liable for any damage or injury of or to the Renter/Guest, Renter/Guest's family, invitees, agents or employees or to any person entering the Premises or the building of which the Premises are a part or to goods or equipment, or in the structure or equipment of the structure of which the Premises are a part, and Renter/Guests hereby agrees to indemnify, defend and hold Landlord/Owner harmless from any and all claims or assertions of every kind and nature.
My trip was shortened and my time there was limited, however it was a pleasure. Jeremiah (and Zeke) greeted me. Jeremiah built his house on the ranch and entertained all of my questions. A beautiful home. Everything was exactly as advertised. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom across the hall and very clean and quiet. I fell asleep immediately. I would stay here again.
Ginger graciously gave us a last minute room after our other host did not answer. The Ranch has a nice room with a bath across the hall, and she gave us coffee and bagels for breakfast. We were very pleased with our stay! She also gave an excellent suggestion for a restaurant for dinner. Thanks Ginger!
We had a very enjoyable time visiting with Ginger and Jeremiah. They are cordial hosts and comfortable to be around. Ginger keeps an immaculate home and her gracious personality immediately puts you at ease. Their home is in a beautiful spot well removed from any neighbors. Perfect for star gazing. Jeremiah once worked for the National Park Service and was a wealth of insider information that helped us explore the Mesa Verde National Park (Put this on your must do list.). We had one of our most enjoyable times in Colorado visiting with Ginger and Jeremiah. We highly recommend them and hope to visit again in the future when we return to explore the Four Corners region.
Beautiful ranch with a cozy, pretty room and private bath across the hall. The bed was so comfortable and the southwestern decor was charming. Ginger left coffee, bagels, and cream cheese/jam out both mornings and we enjoyed our breakfast while looking at the amazing landscape out their windows. A great place to make yourself at home and enjoy Durango.
Their place is divine. Heaven. Comfortable and oh so quiet. And I can't begin to tell you how much I like Ginger and Jeremiah. Love comes to mind.. Really truly special people. Thank you for sharing your incredible space!
Fantastic stay with Ginger and Jeremiah. Their home is very trnquil, and the setting, ammenities, and location were perfect! If you are needing a place to stay in Durango--or even a reason to go--this is it! VERY convenient if you are flying in/out of the Durango airport. Closest place you can stay. Be sure and say hi to Zeke!
Our host made us feel at home and was very quick to respond to our request to stay, which really helped us with our traveling plans. We saw mule eared deers and jack a lopes on the drive back to their home which was really enjoyable. We would visit again. It was comfortable and private. Ginger was very helpful and interesting to talk with
About the Host, Ginger & Jeremiah
We're avid world travelers who love to explore new places and meet the people who live there.
Ginger’s been working with children her entire professional life. She started at a boarding school outside of Sedona, AZ and from there went on to N California to work at a residential treatment facility for teenagers--introducing them to wilderness. She worked for the Student Conservation Association in the Ansel Adams Wilderness doing trail work and for the past 20 years has been teaching elementary school in Aztec, NM. She loves nearly every outdoor activity, including running, hiking, canoeing, backpacking, bicycling and horseback riding.
Jeremiah spent years as a national park ranger and whitewater raft guide before starting an outdoor clothing company, here in Durango. These days he spends much of his time traveling around the world on his adventure motorcycle and pursuing his passion for writing and photography. From climbing to diving, spelunking to paragliding, he loves to be outside!