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.