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The Stables Guest House

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Living space with sliding barn door into bedroom.

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Last updated: 09/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Private Homes cabin description

The Stables Guest House is perfect for two!
It features a large living space, bedroom and bath. Stay with us as long as you like. It is fully equipped with everything you'll need from linens and kitchen needs to washer/dryer to a warm and comfortable space washed in light. It is filled with our twist of southwestern decor. Here you are minutes away from adventure and surrounded by mountain quiet.
The majority of our reviews are not on this site. Here is a sampling of what people who have stayed with us have said:

Beautiful mountain retreat
My husband and I stayed at The Stables for a week and it was truly a home away from home. Russ and Linda were delightful hosts, and gave great recommendations for specifics on what we were interested in doing. We rode the train, did a 4X4 mountain tour, rode ATVs, toured Mesa Verde National Park, hiked and relaxed. The kitchen and grill were perfect since we love to cook. The country was peaceful and great to take an after-dinner or morning walk. I would recommend The Stables to any couple coming to this area - it is well worth it! We are now inspired to build our own cabin back home someday.
Oklahoma

Here's a peaceful wooded retreat that you won't want to leave! We were the first to spend a month at The Stables--wish it could have been longer! Linda and Russ did so much to make our stay delightful;? they couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. The Stables, designed by the Heatons themselves, is gorgeous and just the right size for two. It has all the comforts of home. We loved relaxing on the front porch in the evening, enjoying the quiet surroundings and observing the wildlife that abounds in the area. The location is ideal: whether you wish to spend a day shopping in Durango, fly fishing the San Juan, or exploring Mesa Verde, you'll find everything within a reasonable distance.?? We hope to return to The Stables some day.
Encinitas, CA

A welcome retreat
Beginning with Linda's personal and friendly emails to the consideration to detail on the cottage, it's clear the Heatons are dedicated to the enjoyment of their guests' stay at The Stables. Although the 25 minute drive to their property from Durango makes it slightly inconvenient, the excitement of driving 'home' in the evenings and counting up to 100 mule deer along the way makes it all worthwhile. Day trips to Mesa Verde, Pagosa Springs, and passage on the narrow gauge railroad to Silverton are easy and recommended. We thoroughly enjoyed being on the Heaton's beautiful property and only wished we had had more days to enjoy it rather than running off to see the sights each day during our limited stay.
Kauai, Hawaii

Colorado Getaway
Wow - what a great experience we had on our week 'getaway' from the Texas heat in August. The facilities were much nicer than we anticipated and Linda/Russ were terrific. Everything was in pristine condition and fit our needs to a tee. The casual atmosphere Linda & Russ created was perfect for us.
Whitney, TX

Wonderful hospitality, great vacation!
The Stables is a perfect place for those wanting to have a relaxing, quiet place to stay, yet be close enough to Durango to enjoy all it has to offer. The Heatons are fantastic hosts, and know a lot about the area and its history. The cabin is extremely comfortable and roomy. We have been to this region many times and this visit was one of our best trips we've ever had. We would love to return and stay for a longer time!
El Paso, TX

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cabin
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Not Suitable For Children:

            As we have only 1 queen bed this is suitable for only 1 or 2 people....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Heated floors make this room warm and cozy. Good ventilation and light. Very comfortable queen bed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            We supply good coffee, olive oil, basic spices, paper goods, tablecloth, placemats, napkins, candles... If we have forgotten something we live next door so come borrow....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            The kitchen is complete for most cooking needs. As we live next door, you can borrow the rare missing piece....moreless

          • Dining:

            Kitchen, living and dining are in one large well lit room. We tried to bring the outside in....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            All dishes, glasses, cooking pots and pans and utensils are stocked....moreless

          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room seats 6:

            We have no TV but do have a DVD player with an assortment of movies. There is a docking station for iPhone or iPod for music....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Good quality sheets, towels, hand towels and kitchen/dining linens....moreless

          • Parking:

            Parking is right next to the guest house....moreless

          • Heating:

            In-floor radiant heat, 2 heat zones...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • The Stables is at 7600' elevation. We are in Ponderosa forest close to wildlife. We are happy to answer questions at anytime...a benefit of staying with locals. You might also check our website. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Books and pamphlets related to local interests....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Video Library

              Communications

              Outdoor Features

              • Ski & Snowboard:

                Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory) is where we ski. It takes us 45 minutes to get there and it's a beautiful drive. Wolf Creek Ski Area gets the most snow in CO and is 1.5hr away....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                I kayak regularly at Lemon Reservoir. It is glorious! But we also have first class river kayaking in Durango....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                We xeriscape so it is more of a rock garden....moreless

              • Boat:

                Boating is nearby at Vallecito Reservoir....moreless

              • Golf:

                There are 3 courses in Durango....moreless

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Adventure

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    Our home is 'in' the mountains, in the woods. Mountains views are not immediate, but everywhere you drive....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Golf
                  • Rafting
                  • Medical Services
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Library
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Ruins
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Sledding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Hunting
                  • Rock Climbing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $125
                  $788

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                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  10% discount for a week's stay and 20% discount for a month's stay

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                  Last updated: 09/13/2014
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                  Location

                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Durango-La Plata County Airport
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Durango-Silverton Narrow-gauge
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Hwy 160
                  43 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Durango Mountain Resort / Pugatory
                  16 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Downtown Durango

                  Car: Necessary

                  The attractions to this area are historic, environmental and active; always surrounded by the beauty of the southwest. We are near Mesa Verde, the Durango-Silverton Narrow-gauge Railroad, 2 ski areas, historic downtown Durango, and endless hiking, fishing, biking, kayaking, skiing and general wandering in a beautiful part of the country that has 300+ days of sun a year.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  About the owner: Linda and Russ retired to Colorado in 2002. For 10 years they remodeled the main house and recently built the guest house. The guest house is their ode to long term healthcare (hopefully not too soon!), but in the meantime they maintain it as a short term rental.

                  Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
                  The Stables Guest House is all about peace and quiet and nature. The Heatons had horses log the land for the wood and then a portable sawmill brought in to saw the lumber. They tried when possible to use low impact construction. If you appreciate a cozy retreat, this is it!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                  This is not mainstream lodging. If you appreciate something a bit unique then by all means The Stables is a treat. Russ and Linda have created a warm, artistic and creative treat for you. Nestled in the woods and away from crowds, it is a retreat both close to adventure and far from city lights.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english
                   

                  Photos

                  • Living space with sliding barn door into bedroom.

                    Living space with sliding barn door into bedroom.

                  • Dining table looking out to 'the old Homestead' circa 1920

                    Dining table looking out to 'the old Homestead' circa 1920

                  • Bathroom

                    Bathroom

                  • Gas grill (summer) & prep table and outdoor picnic area.

                    Gas grill (summer) & prep table and outdoor picnic area.

                  • Covered porch for sitting. Read, watch the deer and soak in our peace.

                    Covered porch for sitting. Read, watch the deer and soak in our peace.

                  • This is our home which is next to The Stables Guest House.

                    This is our home which is next to The Stables Guest House.

                  • The winding road leading to The Stable Guest House.

                    The winding road leading to The Stable Guest House.

                  • Whether you want x-country or snow shoeing...it is all nearby!

                    Whether you want x-country or snow shoeing...it is all nearby!

                  • A fall view of the ski area.

                    A fall view of the ski area.

                  • The hills surrounding Silverton are amazing. All in a day's ride!

                    The hills surrounding Silverton are amazing. All in a day's ride!

                  • The ride into Durango is lovely.

                    The ride into Durango is lovely.

                  • Linda and Russ /owners

                    Linda and Russ /owners

                  • Kitchen / Living / Dining
Kitchen is fully stocked.

                    Kitchen / Living / Dining Kitchen is fully stocked.

                  • Bathroom with Tadelakt shower (an ancient Moroccan technique)

                    Bathroom with Tadelakt shower (an ancient Moroccan technique)

                  • Bedroom has queen bed and morning sun.

                    Bedroom has queen bed and morning sun.

                  • Parking area with light sensitive outdoor lighting.

                    Parking area with light sensitive outdoor lighting.

                  • The first snow of the year.

                    The first snow of the year.

                  • This is the original Homestead of the property circa 1920.

                    This is the original Homestead of the property circa 1920.

                  • Come to the city of Durango (pop. 17,000) as seen from college hill.

                    Come to the city of Durango (pop. 17,000) as seen from college hill.

                  • We have water to kayak, fish and boat.

                    We have water to kayak, fish and boat.

                  • I call this 'seasonal confusion'!

                    I call this 'seasonal confusion'!

                  • The Durango-Silverton Narrow-gauge Railroad is a big draw.

                    The Durango-Silverton Narrow-gauge Railroad is a big draw.

                  • Our signature look...

                    Our signature look...

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

                  $125 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

                  View calendar: Updated 09/13/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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