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Five Star at the James Ranch, Hermosa

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Last updated: 06/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

A PLACE at JAMES RANCH is a one of a kind vacation rental nestled in the beautiful, north Animas River Valley among the spectacular views of the San Juan Mountains, overlooking the gorgeous pastures of the James Ranch.

This unique Place is furnished exquisitely with charming antiques, cozy furniture and an inviting fireplace. The kitchen is fully equipped.

Centrally located, A Place at James Ranch is:

**Moments to the James Ranch Market and the Harvest Grill and Greens where you can get the freshest, local, organic food in the Southwest
• 15 min to the historic, charming downtown Durango
• 15 min to the slopes of Durango Mountain Resort
• 15 and half mins to the awesome Dgo Nordic Center
• 5 min to the wonderful, relaxing Trimble Hot Springs & Spa
• 5 min to the newly built PJ’s Gourmet Market/Bakery/Deli
• Moments from Honeyville, world famous honey store
• Surrounded by hiking trails, mtn bike trails, and ideal road bike routes
• 20 min to Fort Lewis College, featuring the Concert Hall and the Center for SW Studies


Features and Amenities:

•625 sq ft.
•fast! wireless internet
•Direct TV and DVD player with small collection of classic DVDs
•a full kitchen (French press coffee maker, rice cooker, crock pot, toaster oven,…)
• queen bed with foam topper/ feather comforter/ cotton sheets
•double sleeper sofa with cotton sheets
•thermostatically controlled fireplace
•custom tiled, walk-in shower with rain head and hand wand
•antiques & original photographs of ranch animals
•local, custom milled, wide-plank, pine flooring
•locally-milled aspen ceiling
•loads of natural light from the two expansive, picture windows
•bamboo and cotton towels
•organic cotton robes and slippers
•private patio with grill
•new washer/ dryer
•directions to all the local hiking trails, mountain bike trails, road bike routes and alpine and Nordic ski info.
• covered patio for bikes, and skis
No children under the age of 12
No smoking - inside or outside on the patio, thank you.
No pets
Because the James Ranch is a working ranch there is limited access; guests will receive complete information about specific access on the ranch.

•Visit the James Ranch Market where you can shop for organic beef, pork, cheese, vegetables, eggs and fruit - all grown on the James Ranch, AND eat a delicious James Ranch hamburger, grilled cheese, or fresh salad at the Harvest Grill and Greens.







Keywords: views, cozy, one of a kind, antiques, studio, girlfriend getaway,
romantic getaway, working family ranch

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Property Type

  • Studio
  • 650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 21...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    NO smoking of any kind (yes, I know it's legal in CO) inside or outside the patio, thank you....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Not suitable for young children; children 8 and older should be fine....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    no stairs. walk in, locker style shower, but no hand rails in shower...moreless

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    pull out couch is a double bed...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) NEW mattress with foam topper - dreamy, (1) •New double sleeper sofa with cotton sheets and foam topper ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • custom tiled walk in shower with rain head and hand wand

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We provide local history, birding, hiking and nature books...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Small selection of board games...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Durango's quaint, yet sophisticated downtown is only 15 mins away....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Your view from the studio will be the pastures of the James Ranch in the gorgeous Animas River Valley and the iconic, granite carved Hermosa Cliffs...moreless

  • Resort:

    Durango Mountain Resort is only 20 mins north http://www.durangomountainresort.com...moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    NEW!...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Thermostatically adjusted gas fireplace...moreless

  • Internet:

    Quick WIFI...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    •queen bed with feather comforter and cotton sheets •bamboo and cotton towels •organic cotton robes and slippers ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    'self-catering' James Ranch organic products can be purchased and stocked in the freezer and refrigerator ...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    both drip and French press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty new, clean dishes and utensils for up to four people...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    •a full kitchen (both French press coffee maker and drip coffee maker, rice cooker, crock pot, toaster oven,…) ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    New - full sized...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We provide teas, coffee, local honey, sugar/natural sweetener packets, salt and pepper, olive oil and hot sauce...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New!...moreless

  • Stove:

    New, glass top...moreless

  • Toaster:

    toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    lattice work, flower beds, climbing roses, window flower box...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Trimble Hot Springs (historic hot springs in the Animas Valley) is just a few miles down the road from our ranch...moreless

Building Type

  • Cottage
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 21 - Oct 18, 2015
2 night min stay
$145
$750
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2015
4 night min stay
$170
$960 $2,200
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2016
4 night min stay
$170
$960 $2,200
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$115
$625 $2,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • One time cleaning fee $85
  • Tax Rate 6.8%

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Last updated: 06/01/2015
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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
La Plata County

Car: Necessary

Go on a self-guided tour of the James Ranch, watch the cows being milked in the open air dairy barn, buy your organic, fresh food at the James Ranch Market, have lunch at the Harvest Grill and Greens and enjoy the spectacular views while dining, experience the complete ranch tour hosted by one of the members of the James Ranch.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: Your host, Julie , was raised on the James Ranch in Durango, CO, left the paradise of the Animas Valley for six years to travel and complete a degree at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. John, a native of SW Colorado and a geologist with a degree from Fort Lewis College came into her life soon after arriving back to Durango. They quickly realized The James Ranch and the wholesome community of Durango was the place for them to live and raise a family.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Unsurpassed view!

    Unsurpassed view!

  • Courtyard entrance

    Courtyard entrance

  • Enjoy quality meals while drinking in incredible views

    Enjoy quality meals while drinking in incredible views

  • Oh, what a comfy bed!

    Oh, what a comfy bed!

  • Rain head and hand wand, custom tiled, walk-in shower

    Rain head and hand wand, custom tiled, walk-in shower

  • This is the pasture view from A Place at James Ranch

    This is the pasture view from A Place at James Ranch

  • So much fun on the terraces of the James Ranch eating delicious, healthy food.

    So much fun on the terraces of the James Ranch eating delicious, healthy food.

  • Spring time apple blossoms decorate the entrance to the patio.

    Spring time apple blossoms decorate the entrance to the patio.

  • WELCOME!

    WELCOME!

  • Gorgeous table settings and quality kitchen ware

    Gorgeous table settings and quality kitchen ware

  • One of the charming antiques

    One of the charming antiques

  • New pull out couch makes into a double bed

    New pull out couch makes into a double bed

  • Lots of rainbows during the afternoon showers of summer

    Lots of rainbows during the afternoon showers of summer

  • Xena, our guard burro for the pasture roaming chicken flock

    Xena, our guard burro for the pasture roaming chicken flock

  • James Ranch Harvest Grill Burger - voted Best Burger! by Edible Magazine readers

    James Ranch Harvest Grill Burger - voted Best Burger! by Edible Magazine readers

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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 06/01/2015
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