Especially suited for rural country accommodations,situated on the Mesa, 12 miles east of Durango.
We are delighted to offer you special holiday rates for your vacation and travel in the Southwest . If you love wide open spaces with horses, cattle, and sheep, scenic vistas of the LaPlata and San Juan Mountains, peaceful star-filled nights on the outskirts of
Durango ,yet a short 12 mile/15 minute drive to the town center, then this charming guesthouse has everything you need for privacy, convenience and comfort.
Your Breakfast is at your fingertips in the fully stocked kitchen with cookware, utensils, silverware, dishes , toaster, blender, stove, microwave,and refrigerator/freezer. The Adobe offers you dining in possibilities " just like home." You will find condiments,spices, and a few staple items in the cupboards for the option of in house cooking.
Use of the tea kettle in the morning provides freshly brewed pekoe, green, or herbal teas. The drip coffee maker can be set to brew with a timer, or the french press is available for customized servings of coffee.
Even though Breakfast is SELF SERVE, we will provide light refreshment in the refrigerator for your continental breakfast- such as bread, bagels or muffins, juices, and fruit. We leave the breakfast decisions up to you!
The spacious bathroom has a walk-in shower and a dressing area with a roomy closet.(Iron, and ironing board are handy to freshen your clothes.) Dormers allow natural light, windows open to views of pasture and mountains. With so much space in the bath and dressing area, we added a comfortable chair and a lamp for quiet time apart from the main room.
Your queen sized bed has a pillow top memory foam mattress. Tom's custom made twin size daybed provides an optional sleeping area.
Enjoy a dvd from our guest library for viewing on a 32" flatscreen .(We do not have tv/satellite service).
If you'd like to sit outside and enjoy the beauty of the sunrise and sunsets on the Mesa, we have outdoor seating for you. A barbecue grill is available for your use as well.
In cooler weather, a cozy flame warms the room from the propane fireplace, adding a touch of convenience and ambiance, with thermostat control to regulate your temperatures.
CHOOSING WHAT TO DO...
There are beautiful places and scenery to enjoy on the back of a horse, and many events such as barrel racing and rodeo in this area. We also have public indoor arenas for winter riding.
Durango is well known for excellent fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, zip lining, jeep and atv tours, skiing, and even dog sled tours in the winter!!
The Historic town of Durango is 12 miles away,with amazing restaurants, festivals,live music and concerts, cultural events, and boutique shopping. Or, drive 15 miles over the border into New Mexico.. Would you like to visit Silverton, Telluride, or other mountain towns of Colorado? A one to two hour drive over the mountains makes a fantastic day trip.
You can ride the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Train, go rafting on the Animas River, or visit the area's Therapeutic Hot Springs.
Durango offers a warm welcome to all, and a wide variety of festive, western, and sporting activities.
Mesa Verde is 3/4 hr drive, the Arches of Utah are also within a few hours drive... Thinking about the Grand Canyon? 8 hours. How about Santa Fe? 4 hours..This is why the 4 Corners of America is so unique--lots of choices!
Durango- LaPlata Airport- 12 miles away. Albuquerque Sun port is 4 1/2 hours drive by car...we are easy to get to!
We must limit our guests to people and not pets. Although there are animals elsewhere on the property, we maintain a pet-free environment within the Adobe itself.
OTHER LODGING OPTIONS
We invite you to view our listing for the 2nd Wind Aspen Room - an affordable choice of lodging within the Main Ranch House on the same property, for parties of one or two.
A car is necessary for travel to town and exploring the sights and attractions in the area.
Interaction with Guests
Our interaction with guests varies according to our work schedules and their preferences for privacy...sometimes there is a gathering at the table, sometimes a quick meet and greet ..But always the hope that you will feel at home and able to ask for what you need for your stay.
We love the stars at night, the birds singing in the morning, and the wide open fields with horses and sometimes sheep along the Mesa. The road that we are situated on is conducive to a morning or evening stroll. Across the highway, there are county roads that lead down to the Animas River for serious runners or joggers!
We have plenty of onsite parking .You will need your own vehicle to explore the area. The Durango LaPlata Airport is 12 miles from site-with rentals from National, Alamo, Hertz, and Enterprise. A word of caution for guests who are considering Budget car rentals- this company is limited to a satellite location with shuttles to and from the airport.
Other Things to Note
It is our hope that if you use the kitchen for cooking, you will show us the courtesy of cleaning your own dishes and putting away or disposing of food. We are doing our best to keep costs low, and avoid cleaning fees for guests. Thanks for doing your part, we really appreciate that!
Quiet hours after 11pm ... for the courtesy of other guests and residents.
The Adobe is strictly "pet free" -
sorry, but we cannot accept guests with pets.
There are horses, a dog and cats on the property, but never in the Adobe!
We maintain a SMOKE FREE environment .
Absolutely no indoor smoking of any kind permitted.
Help us to conserve energy- please shut off interior and exterior lights, heat or a/c when not in use.
Recycling is encouraged- feel free to separate your items that are recyclable from other trash. We'll take care of getting it to the recycling center.
Tom and Gail were cordial and welcoming. Their home is located in the beautiful farm meadow and mesa area just outside Durango. On arrival the details were thoroughly covered concerning the guest house. The adobe provides all amenities a guest would need. Attractive design with a full kitchen. The bath is fully stocked with plush towels and quality products. The hosts were very accommodating and clearly strive to make your stay enjoyable. Truly a special retreat!
The Adobe cottage is right out of House Beautiful on the interior! Luxury bath with all the details covered (an extendable shaving mirror! A separate light in the custom-tiled shower! ), handmade bed, full kitchen with everything you need - I can't say enough to praise this place. Gail is a delightful person, she wholeheartedly welcomed us and we really enjoyed chatting with her. The stars were gorgeous, the location is peaceful rural countryside yet within an easy drive to town, the beds were comfy, the fireplace was delightful, everything was spotlessly clean...seriously, I could go on and on. I would go out of my way to stay here again! Highest recommendations!
Our hosts Gail and Tom were warm and welcoming.
The kitchen was furnished to meet our every need. There was a warm cozy fireplace and food in the fridge. The beds were very comfortable. The bathroom/shower was amazing!
This was a lovely place. We only stayed one night, and weren't there for long, since we arrived in the evening and left the next morning, but it was comfortable and welcoming and we enjoyed being there. It was about 10 minutes drive from town, with views of the mountains and horses in the back yard. We were met by Gail and Tom's daughter and a friendly dog, who welcomed us, and met Gail later when we got back from dinner, when she brought over supplies for breakfast. The apartment is surprisingly spacious and very well decorated. We had a great stay and would return for longer next time we are in the area.
At the risk of sounding overly enthusiastic, Tom and Gail's adobe casita was a little piece of heaven away from home. The beds were comfy, the kitchen well stocked, and the heating nice and warm. Gail made us feel especially welcome, even lending us a beautiful marimba for our baby to play with.
They made sure we were provided with shampoo, conditioner, soaps, lotions, and towels for showering. We loved staying with them, and we'd love to do so again in the future.
Great place! We enjoyed the cozy guest house. It was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. Our host Gail left us a massage table with some great body butter as an extra treat. Great way to relax after a long day of travel!!
We had a lovely retreat at Gail & Tom's guesthouse. It was neat, tidy and welcoming. Gail was a great hostess and made sure we had fresh breakfast items and coffee. We would definitely recommend this place for anyone traveling through Durango.
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Originally from the Hudson River/Shawangunk region of New York State, Tom and Gail re-located to Colorado in 2006 to explore the amazing southwest culture.Through Airbnb, we enjoy opening our home and hospitality to people from, so far, over 27 countries.A guest from Belgium once said she was trying to determine if she wanted to be a desert or a mountain dweller- here in the "4 corners " of the United States, we have ready access for both choices.All seasons have their beauty,and are easy to adapt to thanks to a moderate climate.
Tom is a craftsman who can build or fix anything! His warm personality and smile is his trademark, and his Irish roots are part of his love for sharing stories, ideas, and conversation. Tom is great at noticing your need and offering his assistance. He loves to ride "the orange carrot" his road bicycle, and explore the natural scenic beauty of the area.
Gail has been everything from a cook, to a singer, to her current work for United Airlines at Durango-La Plata Airport. She is also a very "hands on" type of person-with landscaping, homeschooling, and massage therapy, in her background.
We appreciate the heritage spirit of the Southwest, the scenic beauty, and laid back Western style of Durango, with friendly people and a strong sense of community, culture, and connection with the outdoors.