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Beautiful Home - Mountain Views - Big Sitting Porch - Orchard - Near Hot Springs

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

New, open & bright 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath. Great indoor and outdoor space.

Hermosa is just North of the City of Durango in the Animas river valley and is the perfect location for a great vacation. Hot springs, restaurants, grocery, etc. are all nearby and Purgatory ski resort is 15 miles to the North. The area has a rural neighborhood feel with houses scattered about and lots of open space, forest and farmland. We live in a house on the North side of the 6.5 acre property and are available anytime if you need anything.

The Cider House is a custom net-zero energy home that generates all the energy it uses. It was built with green and low VOC materials and paint throughout. The master bedroom has a luxurious pillow top king size bed and is connected to a master bathroom. 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, grinder, french press, micro, toaster, crock pot, stainless pots and pans, large bar-b-q, etc. etc. The kitchen has everything you need to make a great meal. A high efficiency boiler provides In floor heat throughout the house. Additional bathroom heaters and south facing windows make this a warm, bright and comfortable home.

The house has a large yard/orchard with beautiful mountain and cliff views. The covered porch with bar-b-q grill and seating opens to a large yard and orchard. In the yard you will find a horse shoe pit and ping pong table and chairs to sit under the trees. Cherries, peaches, apricots, apples, and plumbs are available to pick in season.

Past the orchard and fields you will see the D&SNG Train pass by on its way to Silverton several times a day. The Cider House is just 2 miles from Trimble Hot Springs with pools, massage, and great outdoor space. Drive 2 miles North and you are at James Ranch, the #1 rated restaurant in the area where you can also buy vegetables, meat, eggs, and cheese fresh off the farm. For breakfast or lunch the Hermosa Creek Cafe is just a short walk away. There is also a nice local grocery and a liquor store a few minutes away.

The house can sleep up to 9 in beds. There is queen sofa bed in the TV room that can be closed off via pocket doors from the living room if desired and a pac-n-play for the little ones. We often stay in vacation rentals and strive to make ours one of the best.

The Cider House has an open floor plan, new furniture, high speed Wi-Fi Internet and a large library of 200+ movies. The shelves are stocked with area maps, guide books on hiking, biking, and area activities and historical books on the train and Durango history. It is the perfect location for outdoor fun and just short drive to Durango or Purgatory.

We do not allow pets.

We are local owners that live on the property a few houses away so you can be sure if you need anything or have any problems, we can accommodate your needs. We have 3 boys ages 12-14 that love making new friends, playing soccer, hide and seek, tag and other outdoor fun on the property.
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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • 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, play in the little irrigation ditches floating boats, etc.....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

  • Master: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 double, 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • 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. There is a pac-n-plays available to set up for the little one....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

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 VHS 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

Local Services & Businesses

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

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

Sports & 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 4....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 9 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    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. More parking can be arranged if you need it....moreless

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

    high efficiency washer....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    up to 60mbs...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip and french press with coffee bean grinder....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Lots of 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:

    Bosch stainless dishwasher....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked with stainless pots and pans, coffee maker, coffee grinder, french press, toaster, micro, etc. If you need anything more just let us know and we should be able to get it for you....moreless

  • Microwave:

    large microwave with fan....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side with ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas 5 burner stove....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Ask. We have a couple adult and a couple kids bikes you can borrow....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Ask. We have a canoe you can rent....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

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017-04-25 - 2017-04-30
Apr 25 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$180 $265
Fri, Sat
2017-05-01 - 2017-05-07
May 1 - May 7, 2017
2 night min stay
$203 $232
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
2017-05-08 - 2017-05-14
May 8 - May 14, 2017
2 night min stay
$224 $300
Sat, Sun
2017-05-15 - 2017-05-21
May 15 - May 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$220 $246
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
2017-05-22 - 2017-05-28
May 22 - May 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$252 $389
Fri, Sat, Sun
2017-05-29 - 2017-06-04
May 29 - Jun 4, 2017
2 night min stay
$274 $279
Fri, Sat, Sun
2017-06-05 - 2017-06-11
Jun 5 - Jun 11, 2017
2 night min stay
$273 $306
Sun
2017-06-12 - 2017-06-18
Jun 12 - Jun 18, 2017
2 night min stay
$349 $279
Sun
2017-06-19 - 2017-06-25
Jun 19 - Jun 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$307 $338
Thu, Sat
2017-06-26 - 2017-07-02
Jun 26 - Jul 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$295 $397
Sat, Sun
2017-07-03 - 2017-07-09
Jul 3 - Jul 9, 2017
2 night min stay
$377 $325
Fri, Sat, Sun
2017-07-10 - 2017-07-16
Jul 10 - Jul 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$341 $301
Thu, Sun
2017-07-17 - 2017-07-23
Jul 17 - Jul 23, 2017
2 night min stay
$285 $342
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
2017-07-24 - 2017-07-30
Jul 24 - Jul 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$315 $343
Thu
2017-07-31 - 2017-08-06
Jul 31 - Aug 6, 2017
2 night min stay
$311 $334
Thu, Sun
2017-08-07 - 2017-08-13
Aug 7 - Aug 13, 2017
2 night min stay
$279 $308
Fri, Sat
2017-08-14 - 2017-08-20
Aug 14 - Aug 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$287 $343
Thu
2017-08-21 - 2017-08-27
Aug 21 - Aug 27, 2017
2 night min stay
$264 $290
Fri, Sat
2017-08-28 - 2017-09-03
Aug 28 - Sep 3, 2017
2 night min stay
$256 $281
Fri, Sat
2017-09-04 - 2017-09-10
Sep 4 - Sep 10, 2017
2 night min stay
$258 $313
Sat
2017-09-11 - 2017-09-17
Sep 11 - Sep 17, 2017
2 night min stay
$240 $264
Fri, Sat
2017-09-18 - 2017-09-24
Sep 18 - Sep 24, 2017
2 night min stay
$233 $256
Fri, Sat
2017-09-25 - 2017-10-01
Sep 25 - Oct 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$241 $249
Fri, Sat
2017-10-02 - 2017-10-08
Oct 2 - Oct 8, 2017
2 night min stay
$271 $233
Sat, Sun
2017-10-09 - 2017-10-15
Oct 9 - Oct 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$264 $288
Sat
2017-10-16 - 2017-10-22
Oct 16 - Oct 22, 2017
2 night min stay
$226 $217
Thu, Sun
2017-10-23 - 2017-10-29
Oct 23 - Oct 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$207 $230
Fri, Sat
2017-10-30 - 2017-11-05
Oct 30 - Nov 5, 2017
2 night min stay
$206 $229
Fri, Sat
2017-11-06 - 2017-11-12
Nov 6 - Nov 12, 2017
2 night min stay
$206 $229
Fri, Sat
2017-11-13 - 2017-11-19
Nov 13 - Nov 19, 2017
2 night min stay
$217 $282
Thu
2017-11-20 - 2017-11-26
Nov 20 - Nov 26, 2017
2 night min stay
$243 $267
Fri
2017-11-27 - 2017-12-03
Nov 27 - Dec 3, 2017
2 night min stay
$213 $285
Sat, Sun
2017-12-04 - 2017-12-10
Dec 4 - Dec 10, 2017
2 night min stay
$299 $359
Sat, Sun
2017-12-11 - 2017-12-17
Dec 11 - Dec 17, 2017
2 night min stay
$365 $343
Sat, Sun
2017-12-18 - 2017-12-24
Dec 18 - Dec 24, 2017
2 night min stay
$337 $411
Thu
2017-12-25 - 2017-12-31
Dec 25 - Dec 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$434 $507
Thu, Fri
2018-01-01 - 2018-01-07
Jan 1 - Jan 7, 2018
2 night min stay
$361 $240
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
2018-01-08 - 2018-01-14
Jan 8 - Jan 14, 2018
2 night min stay
$216 $236
Fri, Sat
2018-01-15 - 2018-01-21
Jan 15 - Jan 21, 2018
2 night min stay
$247 $227
Fri, Sat
2018-01-22 - 2018-01-28
Jan 22 - Jan 28, 2018
2 night min stay
$239 $288
Thu, Fri
2018-01-29 - 2018-02-04
Jan 29 - Feb 4, 2018
2 night min stay
$254 $306
Thu, Fri
2018-02-05 - 2018-02-11
Feb 5 - Feb 11, 2018
2 night min stay
$260 $246
Fri, Sat
2018-02-12 - 2018-02-18
Feb 12 - Feb 18, 2018
2 night min stay
$323 $251
Fri, Sat
2018-02-19 - 2018-02-25
Feb 19 - Feb 25, 2018
2 night min stay
$224 $250
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
2018-02-26 - 2018-03-04
Feb 26 - Mar 4, 2018
2 night min stay
$274 $453
Thu
2018-03-05 - 2018-03-11
Mar 5 - Mar 11, 2018
2 night min stay
$283 $382
Thu
2018-03-12 - 2018-03-18
Mar 12 - Mar 18, 2018
2 night min stay
$246 $273
Fri, Sat
2018-03-19 - 2018-03-25
Mar 19 - Mar 25, 2018
2 night min stay
$248 $387
Sat, Sun
2018-03-26 - 2018-04-01
Mar 26 - Apr 1, 2018
2 night min stay
$238 $263
Fri, Sat
2018-04-02 - 2018-04-08
Apr 2 - Apr 8, 2018
2 night min stay
$233 $257
Fri, Sat
2018-04-09 - 2018-04-09
Apr 9 - Apr 9, 2018
2 night min stay
$227
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$240

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $160 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 6.9%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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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
Hermosa Grill
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Durango Mountain Resort Purgatory

Car: Recommended

Skiing, mountain biking, single track, hiking, jeep, four wheeling, cycling, iron horse, train, narrow gauge, rafting, golf, horseback riding, music, festival, lake, boating, mesa verde, ruins, art, Indian art, canyon lands, southwest, orchard, farm, mountains, ice climbing, bluegrass.

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, health/beauty spa

 

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. Michelle and I love the outdoors and spend lots of time hiking, camping, rafting, etc. The winter brings skiing and hockey.

Why the Owner Chose Durango, CO, USA:
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 a few 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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Photos

  • Cider House

    Cider House

  • A bright living room with comfy leather couches.

    A bright living room with comfy leather couches.

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

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

  • TV room with sofa bed.

    TV room with sofa bed.

  • Elk in the valley near the house.

    Elk in the valley near the house.

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

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

  • Queen bedroom

    Queen bedroom

  • Potato lake is a great family hike near Purgatory.

    Potato lake is a great family hike near Purgatory.

  • Master shower.

    Master shower.

  • Picking up apples and kids to make cider.

    Picking up apples and kids to make cider.

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

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

  • Picture perfect view from the sitting porch.

    Picture perfect view from the sitting porch.

  • Great hikes are all around the area.

    Great hikes are all around the area.

  • Plumbs off the front porch.

    Plumbs off the front porch.

  • The orchard in the winter.

    The orchard in the winter.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • bath

    bath

  • Rafting the Animas river in Durango.

    Rafting the Animas river in Durango.

  • The cider press.

    The cider press.

  • HA p3720318 (VRBO 3720318ha) is also on the property and can be rented together.

    HA p3720318 (VRBO 3720318ha) is also on the property and can be rented together.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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