A Farm Stay in a quaint 2 bedroom on an old trout farm and nursery. The property is on 20 fenced acres about 8 miles south of Durango.
The apartment has a full kitchen, one queen bed and one double bed and one bath with a shower. The apartment is comfortably suited for 4.
You have a beautiful view of the mountains from your front porch and deck. We are surrounded by 90 yr. old cottonwoods, about 500 fruit trees, large vegetable gardens, numerous ponds and a small stream that runs through.
Spend a few days or more on a small farm in a beautiful location with plenty of space to relax. Ponds, cows, sheep / lambs, goats, chickens, a dog and 2 cats. We even have a horse barn with 3 stalls. It's like living in a park only better. Just 15-20 minutes to downtown Durango and all it has to offer: great restaurant, galleries, Durango Art Center, theaters and much more.
Due to so many requests to bring well behaved dogs we are now accepting them but please ask so that we can discuss it.
Our guests have access to all 20 acres including 2 fire pits, outside eating / grilling area, a tire swing and hammock and beautiful views from their front porch.
Interaction with Guests
We are a working farm so we are on property most of the time. Our guests may interact with us or not....whichever they choose
Very quiet neighborhood in a rural setting but not far from Durango.
Being in a rural setting 15 minutes from town our guest will need their own transportation.
Other Things to Note
Due to so many requests to bring well behaved dogs we are now accepting them but please ask. There is a $10.00 per night fee.
We expect our guests to come and relax and enjoy their stay at The Farm while always being considerate of others.
Great retreat and great host! Our boys loved exploring the farm. Our family enjoyed staying here very much!
We stayed at the Bunky, just separate from Vana and Doug's house. It was beautiful! Stunning scenery and a well stocked, pretty cabin to stay in - complete with gas BBQ outside and large living spaces to relax in. It was an ideal base to get to Mesa Verde around 50 mins away by car (a beautiful drive). We loved our stay here!
Vana and Doug made us feel so welcome on their beautiful farm. My son enjoyed all the animals and picking vegetables. The apartment was furnished with everything we needed. If we are back in the area, this will be our first choice for accommodations!
Our stay at the Old Trout Farm was perfect in every way! The apartment was clean, comfortable, completely equipped with everything we could possibly have needed, and it had CHARM written all over it. Vana and Doug were also the perfect hosts. They warmly welcomed us and made us feel completely at home. We were in Durango for the weekend for a nephew's wedding and they gave us permission to have some of the family come out to the farm on Sunday where we all had a very relaxing and enjoyable day. Our family members who stayed at other places were all envious.
We had a great family reunion in Durango and much of that was due to the hospitality Vana and Doug showed us. If you're looking for a really nice place to stay in Durango at a terrific rate, look no further.
We enjoyed meeting Vana and her husband. The place we stayed in was lovely, comfortable, and quiet for sleeping. The grounds were nice and facility was clean. They supplied all we needed to make our stay enjoyable. We hope to go back soon! Caroline
We stayed for 4 days and it was very pleasant.
We loved the living environment and the atmosphere of the house.
Thank you Vana for your warm welcome.
The Old Trout Farm was a very beautiful and relaxing place to stay. We loved our separate apartment and found everything we needed. Vana and Doug were very welcoming, and yet they gave us plenty of privacy. Everything was very clean but not fussy, just comfortable.
Our granddaughter loved the tire swing, the hammock and the dogs. We all enjoyed the porch swing and the private porch. Having a view of the various animals in the distance was soothing and fun. We all had a great time feeding the chickens!
We almost regretted going off one whole day to Mesa Verde and missing out on the farm experience.
It was a wonderful stay.
I grew up in Utah but have lived most of my life in Colorado. My husband and I retired in 2009 from the nursery business he started in 1983. We are both very active first with the farm and then with traveling the world in the winter months. I love biking, hiking, running and yoga. I have a passion for interior design and visual presentation. Before joining my husband in the nursery business I had 8 great years at Polo Ralph Lauren in the Creative Services department.
Because we travel so often to so many different countries we appreciate hospitality and great customer service. France is one of our favorite places to visit and can dispel the rumor the French are rude. Quite the contrary we have found them to be very friendly and have gone out of their way to be helpful.
We travel very freely with not a lot of plans or reservations. We love being spontaneous. Because of our style of travel I think you will find us very easy to get along with and will enjoy your Farm Stay with us. It you are the type who needs something to do you can always help in the gardens.