About this listing
Rural location in ranch locale,12 mi east of Durango city limits,typical of LaPlata county's agricultural/animal husbandry community. You need a car to visit attractions and downtown Durango restaurants, shopping, and cultural events.
"Country Hospitality" is waiting for you as a guest in our rural home on the mesa, located OUTSIDE city limits and 12 mi. east of Historic downtown Durango, Colorado.
The Aspen Suite is located on the north end of the ranch house with a separate entrance. Included is a "kitchenette", with its own dining area.
The Aspen's side door porch entrance leads into a dining room, where continental breakfast table settings are ready for morning: BREAKFAST is self serve. We provide coffee/tea, toast, english muffins, or bagels for our guests. The dining room has a 3.3 cubic ft. refrigerator for storing your personal food items, a toaster, microwave, and electric kettle.The right side of the dining room enters into the family kitchen in the main house.
Durango is known for a wonderful array of cuisine, and fine to casual dining, but you are welcome to use the kitchen for light cooking by coordinating with your host family.
As you enter and turn to your left, sliding pocket doors open to a spacious room that includes a queen size bed and comfortable leather couch for relaxing and entertainment. By the east windows, you can catch up on paperwork at a table that has ample space for spreading out a laptop and enjoying coffee or tea .......(URL HIDDEN)
Sliding glass doors open to views of the mountains and the mesa. Your accommodations have a private half bath and separate shower suite,which are both within the main room.
An exit door at the east end of the dining room opens to a large deck for sunning, barbecue, and enjoying the outdoors. We really want you to be comfortable both indoors and out. Nightfall brings a canopy of stars that is simply awesome. Enjoy some time on the deck in the evening as the sun sets, painting the sky in rich colors.
Sit by the fire of the wood stove in the winter for a cozy evening, or relax and enjoy one of the dvds available for our guests.
Sorry, but we do not have cable or satellite television services.We do have internet service.
Popular activities in Durango and the surrounding area range from mountain biking, hunting, fishing, backpacking trips,snowmobile and jeep tours, rafting, skiing, hiking in the San Juans, horseback riding, rodeos, or a ride on the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Steam Train. Year 'round festivals include music, art, and Cowboy Gatherings.
Nearby, you will find Mesa Verde National Park, Trimble or Pagosa Hot Springs, Durango Mountain Resort, Lake Navajo, Lemon Lake, and Vallecito Reservoir, as well as excellent fly fishing on the Animas River. The Native American Cultural Center and Museum is just 15 minutes away..and Durango has a variety of galleries and historic landmarks for you to enjoy.
Fly in to Durango- LaPlata Airport, or Albuquerque Sunport, and begin a wonderful and scenic vacation in the Four Corners region of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado.You will find unique boutique shopping, restaurants, and events to suit every taste and interest-- western style!
There is ample parking onsite for your vehicle.We have wifi for your internet needs. We do not have cable tv, but do have a variety of great dvds for your viewing pleasure.
If your vacation choice requires extra privacy and your own full kitchen, please see our Airbnb listing for the 2nd Wind Adobe Guesthouse, which can accommodate 2-3 guests and has a day bed as well as a queen size bed, in a separate building on the same property.
Sorry, but we cannot accept reservations for guests with pets.
The dining room entrance to the Aspen Suite is just next to the kitchen of the main ranch house- the heart of our home- and available to share if you would like to cook something. Just let us know in advance, and also if you require extra refrigerator space . Please note: The courtesy of cleaning up after eating and cooking is a house rule. Your dishes can easily can go in the dishwasher or the kitchen sink.Thank you!
Interaction with Guests
We are a working family, with our young adult "kids" sharing the home, but separate from the Aspen Suite. We all do our best to offer you a quiet and private experience,and yet we are right there in the front of the house if you should need anything. Sometimes guests enjoy sharing a meal or conversation with us, sometimes our schedules do not allow for that. We always want you to feel at home, free to share common areas, and be an honored guest. Just let us know if there are any needs or requests that we can accommodate.
The rural environment makes it possible for you to take a stroll past pastures and farm animals. Our neighborhood is composed of those who live here, and not a through street, so it remains quiet, secure, and peaceful. Quick access to Highway 550 and Hwy 160 and 20 minute ride into Durango to restaurants, shopping, and attractions. Since Durango, though a small city, gets very, very busy -many guests find it is nice to be just outside of the hustle and bustle.
You will need a car for exploring the area.If you fly into Durango LaPlata Airport(DRO) rentals are available from National, Hertz. Enterprise, and Alamo. Word of caution: last minute rentals are not usually available, and booking online is highly recommended. Budget car rental has moved off site from the airport, and their shuttle service does not always operate. We have noticed that they may have very limited staffing and hours for their satellite location.
Other Things to Note
It is important to note that the Aspen Room is located within the main ranch house on the north end of the home. It is not a separate building,such as the 2nd Wind Adobe Guesthouse, our other listing on Airbnb. Guests who stay in the Aspen are more likely to have interaction with the family, and yet, privacy is mutually respected.
Absolutely no smoking- we are strictly smoke free.
There are pets on the property, but we cannot accept reservations for guests with pets.
Quiet hours after 11pm for the courtesy of all. If you are arriving late, please be aware of guests in the Adobe Guesthouse, and respect their privacy by parking your vehicle in the center of the horseshoe shaped driveway, near the front yard. Thank you!