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.
[Please carefully review the Amenities offered: we cannot accommodate guest's pets, small children, and laundry or kitchen privileges beyond basic refrigeration.]
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! 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 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.
Had a short but wonderful stay at Our Ranch. Jeremiah was very accommodating and made me feel welcome in his home. The bedroom was clean and the bathroom was directly across the hall- very convenient. I enjoyed Zeek, as he was very friendly four legged bonus to staying here! The property is beautiful and you really get a sense for just how much land they have when you drive down the 1/2 mile driveway. The ranch is beautiful and perfect for spying on some cool wildlife. Even though prairie dogs are a nuisance, it was col to see them up close- we don't have them here in Boston! I would hands down stay here again and highly recommend Our Ranch!
Jeremiah hat uns sehr freundlich und offen empfangen. Er hat uns bestens mit der Ranch und Hund Zeek bekannt gemacht und wir haben uns sehr nett unterhalten. Alles war wie auf AirBnb beschrieben, Zimmer und Bad waren sauber. Am Morgen gab es Bagels und Kaffee - alles bestens. Wir würden uns wieder die Ranch von Ginger und Jeremiah entscheiden. Vielen Dank!
This visit met and exceeded all of our expectations. Ginger and Jeremiah were excellent hosts, and it was a real treat to stay at their place. Jeremiah, a former park ranger, provided a bunch of tips for our visits to Mesa Verde and Great Sand Dunes, and Ginger made sure we had plenty for breakfast. We'd highly recommend this Airbnb!
Ginger and Jeremiah were the perfects hosts in an idyllic, peaceful location. The property has breath-taking views and while quiet and removed from hustle-bustle, is easily accessible within minutes from Durango. I couldn't recommend Ginger and Jeremiah's "Our Ranch" enough and will stay there again if my business takes me back to SW Colorado.
Had a great stay at Jeremiah and Ginger's. Both very hospitable.
The grounds are fantastic and the house is gorgeous. We commented to ourselves that it was the most refreshing sleep we had in a long time.
Zeke was great, checked in on us as needed and never in the way.
This was our first experience with AirBnB. It was a great one!
Thank you, Jeremiah and Ginger.
We had a bit of trouble finding the house, but once we did it was worth the drive. The room has floor to ceiling windows which brought a gorgeous golden light into the room at dawn. We had to leave very early the next morning, but after a wonderful nights sleep we awoke to bagels and delicious coffee in the kitchen, overlooking the sunrise. Ginger and Jeremiah are the kindest and most generous couple.
We loved our stay with Ginger and Jeremiah. Our only disappointment --- not their fault! -- was that no wildlife triggered the motion detector lights outside our floor to ceiling windows. They more than made up for it by letting us tag along to the back pasture to meet horses Sam and Tango and goat Webster. Zeke the lab really is the perfect dog. Thanks you guys for everything.
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!