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New Green Home-Mountain Views-Huge Yard/Orchard-Close to Town & Hot Springs

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Last updated: 09/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Hermosa house description

I built the Cider House in 2011. It is a custom two-story home located a few miles North of Durango. It sits on our 6.5 acre orchard property along with our house, the Hermosa House vacation rental, and the original farmhouse built in 1902.

This house is surrounded by fruit trees and the covered porch opens to a huge yard and orchard. Past the orchard and fields you will see the D&SNG Train pass by on its way to Silverton. There are beautiful red cliff and mountain views in every direction from the house. Folks love to relax on the covered porch, sit under the trees, and play horse shoes or ping pong in the yard.

Our chickens roam the open areas and orchards and 1dz farm fresh eggs will be in the fridge for your breakfast. Cherries, peaches, apricots, apples, and plumbs are available in season.

The master bedroom has a luxurious pillow top king size bed and master bath. Also upstairs there is another full bathroom, the 2nd bedroom with a queen bed, and the 3rd bedroom that can sleep up to five with two full beds (bunk) and a pull out twin trundle bed. This beautifully furnished smoke free house has a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops and bar, custom cabinets, high end appliances, coffee-maker, micro, toaster, large gas bar-b-q, etc. etc. It has everything you need to make a great meal.

The house can sleep up to 9 in beds. There is a fold out couch in the TV room and we have 2 pac-n-plays available for the little ones.

The Cider House has an open floor plan, new furniture leather couches, a large HD flat screen, and a TV room that can be closed off via pocket doors from the living room if desired.

We offer Wi-Fi Internet and a large library of 250+ movies as well as an HD TV with HD cable. The shelves are also stocked with area maps, guide books on hiking, biking, and area activities and historical books on the train and Durango history. There are games for the kids, pac-n-plays for the little ones, horse shoes, ping pong, and a slide outside.

We are in the perfect location for outdoor fun and just short drive to Durango. Close to the Cider House are hot springs, hiking and biking trails, a grocery store, pizza place, gas station and liquor store.

This is a net zero energy use home built with quality materials. A high efficiency boiler provides In floor heat throughout the house. Additional bathroom heaters and south facing windows make this a very warm, bright and comfortable home. The solar panels on the roof replace all the electricity this house uses from the grid. Recycling bins are provided.

We are local owners that live just a few houses away so you can be sure if you need anything or have any problems, we can be there for whatever you need. We have 3 boys ages 9-11 that love making new friends and showing kids around the property.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum age is 25 for renters....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Lots of room for the kids to run and explore in the orchards....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Due to the free roaming chickens on the property. ...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

          • Master: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 2 double, 1 twin/ single

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          • TV Room: 2 sleep sofa /futon

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          • The third bedroom has a double size bunk bed and twin trundle bed so you can sleep up to 5 kids or adults in that room. The TV room has a pull out queen sofa bed and pocket doors to close it off from the living room. There are also 2 pac-n-plays available to set up for the little ones....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Fresh free range eggs can be provided. House sits next to an orchard with large apple, cherry, peach, plum, and apricot trees. This is a green home that is almost a net zero energy home. It has a large solar panel array that offsets all the electricity it uses. In-floor heat is provided by a high 95% boiler. A very comfortable well insulated home. A shuttle to the top of Hermosa Creek trail can be arranged. Ride back to the Cider House from DMR on one of the top 10 single track trails in the country....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Toys
              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                A full bookshelf full of over 250 movies. Kids movies, classics, etc. It's like having your own video rental store....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Family
              • Spa
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Forests
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Museums
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Waterfalls

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain:

                Mountain views surround the house....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Great views of the red cliffs and mountains of the Animas valley....moreless

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              sports and adventure activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Ice Skating
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Rock Climbing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Table seats 6 and counter 3. Also a table on the covered porch seats 6....moreless

              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 9 people

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Basic Soaps
              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer:

                New gas dryer....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                In floor heating and bathroom heaters....moreless

              • Internet:

                High speed wi-fi...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking:

                Parking for 2-3 vehicles. ...moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Shampoo
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Brand new high efficiency washer....moreless

              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                New pots, pans and dishes....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Setting for 10. Lots of cookware, baking dishes, spices, and everything you need to make a great meal....moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                New Bosch stainless dishwasher....moreless

              • Freezer
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                New high end appliances....moreless

              • Microwave:

                New large microwave with fan....moreless

              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Spices, cooking oil, baking soda, flour, sugar, etc....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Brand new side by side with ice maker...moreless

              • Stove:

                Gas 5 burner stove....moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Larger Gas Grill with warmer....moreless

              • Patio
              • Porch / Veranda:

                Large covered porch with table that seats 6 offers views of the orchard, red cliffs, and D&SNG Train. A perfect place to hang out on summer ...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Fall Colors and Apple Harvest
                      Sep 15 - Dec 15
                      2 night min stay
                      $245
                      $1,610 $4,350
                      Christmas-New Years
                      Dec 19 - Jan 5
                      5 night min stay
                      $325
                      $2,135
                      Spring Break
                      Mar 12 - Mar 30, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $315
                      $2,205
                      April-May
                      Apr 1 - May 22
                      2 night min stay
                      $245
                      $1,575 $4,350
                      Memorial Day
                      May 23 - May 28
                      3 night min stay
                      $315
                      Independence day
                      Jul 1 - Jul 6, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $325
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $290
                      $1,900 $5,850
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $375
                      • Cleaning $160
                      • Tax Rate 7.9%

                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 09/12/2014
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                      Location

                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      DRO - Durango
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Dalton Ranch
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Dalton Ranch
                      12 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      D&SNG
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Highway 550
                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Mama's Boy
                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Durango Mountain Resort Purgatory

                      Car: Recommended

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2011

                      About the owner: I grew up in Durango and moved back in 2000. It's a great place to live and raise our 3 boys. We love the outdoors and spend lots of time hiking, camping, rafting, etc. The winter brings skiing and hockey.

                      Why the Owner Chose Hermosa:
                      This 6.5 acre property was once a much bigger farm with the main farmhouse built around 1902. Despite the growth in this area it still retains a rural feel while being just 10 minutes away from Durango. There are dozens of mature fruit trees on the property including apple, pear, peach, plum, apricot, and cherry and lots of space for the kids to run around. We built our house in the north orchard in 2004 and I built the Cider House in the South orchard in 2011.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      I built this home in 2011 using quality materials to create a comfortable and modern energy efficient house. In floor heating in stained concrete floors and good insulation keep the house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. All new appliances, furniture, beds, etc.. It is sunny and bright and it is just a comfortable house. The covered porch is so great for sitting, eating, and looking out at the trees, the mountains, and the steam train chugging by in the distance.


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                      • The Cider House

                        The Cider House

                      • Open floor plan downstairs. Lots of movies, books, maps, and area guides.

                        Open floor plan downstairs. Lots of movies, books, maps, and area guides.

                      • Master Bedroom with new pillow top king bed and down comforter.

                        Master Bedroom with new pillow top king bed and down comforter.

                      • 2 double and a twin trundle bed pulls out. Great for the kids.

                        2 double and a twin trundle bed pulls out. Great for the kids.

                      • A large porch to relax and look out at the apple trees blossoming in the spring.

                        A large porch to relax and look out at the apple trees blossoming in the spring.

                      • Horse shoes, ping pong, a kids slide, and table and chairs in the large yard.

                        Horse shoes, ping pong, a kids slide, and table and chairs in the large yard.

                      • Master shower.

                        Master shower.

                      • The morning view from the porch in November

                        The morning view from the porch in November

                      • Winter at the Cider House

                        Winter at the Cider House

                      • Ek herds winter in the valley. You can often see them on the drive to Durango.

                        Ek herds winter in the valley. You can often see them on the drive to Durango.

                      • Haviland lake just 5 min away from the house.

                        Haviland lake just 5 min away from the house.

                      • The large yard and orchard with the ping pong table.

                        The large yard and orchard with the ping pong table.

                      • The kitchen with new appliances and granite countertop has everything you need.

                        The kitchen with new appliances and granite countertop has everything you need.

                      • A bright living room with comfy leather couches.

                        A bright living room with comfy leather couches.

                      • Queen bedroom

                        Queen bedroom

                      • The large front porch and yard.  Great for sipping coffee and relaxing.

                        The large front porch and yard. Great for sipping coffee and relaxing.

                      • The large Bar-B-Q grill on the covered porch cooks up a lot of food.

                        The large Bar-B-Q grill on the covered porch cooks up a lot of food.

                      • TV room with HD flat screen TV, VCR, DVD, and cable. Queen sofa bed.

                        TV room with HD flat screen TV, VCR, DVD, and cable. Queen sofa bed.

                      • View of the sunset on the red cliffs from the Cider House.

                        View of the sunset on the red cliffs from the Cider House.

                      • Located 8 miles from Durango at the base of the mountains. DMR is 15 min North.

                        Located 8 miles from Durango at the base of the mountains. DMR is 15 min North.

                      • The orchard in the winter.

                        The orchard in the winter.

                      • If you are lucky you might see a bear in Sept or Oct.

                        If you are lucky you might see a bear in Sept or Oct.

                      • Little Molas lake is a beautiful 30 min drive from the Cider House.

                        Little Molas lake is a beautiful 30 min drive from the Cider House.

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, September 13, 2014

                      $245 - $325 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

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