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Coal Basin Cattle Company

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Sleeps 2+

This is a secluded and private one-bedroom, barn-loft apartment with a full kitchen, private hot tub, large windows, and balcony deck with gas grill set on a 58-acre private ranch in the ponderosa pines at an elevation of almost 8,000 feet. To the west of the barn is a beautiful cottage-style garden, hot tub on the lower south-end deck, vineyard and veggie garden on the north-east of the barn, and livestock corrals on the east side of the barn. Equestrians welcome!

Sales tax license number 04051673-0000

More Details

Gary & Lauretta Neff
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2017


Bayfield Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

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Coal Basin Cattle Company
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Perfect County Quiet Get-Away - Close to Durango and Pagosa Springs

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over Thanksgiving weekend and it was perfect. Our daughter loved the horse, Dakota, and running around with our dog who stayed there with us. The kitchen was so well equipped that I was able to cook our entire Thanksgiving dinner without any issues. The wood burning pot-belly fireplace was the perfect touch to this private country get-away. And I might add, that the hot-tub under the starry sky was unbelievable.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Gary and Lauretta's barn loft for our September birthdays, which was the perfect size for just the wife and I and our two dogs. Yes, there was horses and cattle (and their dogs and a cat), and no, there was no awful smell. We also specifically wanted a place with a hot tub, and theirs was clean and in perfect working order. The loft itself was clean, had everything we needed, and had great views. Gary and Lauretta were very friendly when they came around to tend to their barn and livestock tasks, and in no way did that ever feel like any kind of intrusion.

Their barn has a peaceful, remote feel, but is still in a good enough location to drive into Durango for dinner or other activities in the area (such as the Durango-Silverton train).

Overall a great place to stay and highly recommended. Thanks from the both of us.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful stay in a magical barn!

  • 5 of 5

This place was even better than the pictures indicate. It was spotless and better equipped than my home. Everything you need is provided, and if anything is missing, you only need to ask. The bed is comfortable and the shower is great. We loved looking at the stars from the hot tub, which is extremely easy to operate. We saw deer and wild turkeys, and loved playing with Gracy the cat and the dogs Rock and Spooky. We greeted Dakota the horse each morning. While there are stairs, they're easy to navigate and though there's no air conditioner, open windows provide a wonderful breeze. It is in the middle of nowhere, yet strangely convenient to both Bayfield and Durango. We have stayed in dozens of VRBO rentals across the U S and Canada, and this is one of the best. We enjoyed meeting Gary and always felt secure knowing the owners were just up the hill. I can't wait to return, hopefully next September to see the fall foliage. I can't give enough praise for the "barn." I can think of nothing negative to say about it. This is a special place owned by special people.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply the Best!

  • 5 of 5

We don't even know where to begin! We awakened each day to a view of the meadow with the forest behind where deer were grazing. Stunning! The peaceful surroundings were PERFECT for a get away. Durango had all sorts of excitement from zip-lining to white water rafting to the Silverton Train. And Gary was an excellent host. So kind and friendly. The barn loft was exceptionally clean as well as adorable. We had a wonderful time. We will go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, roomy get-away

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable property with spacious living area and a nice deck. On the downside: Owner did not clean refrigerator prior to arrival, and said we were welcome to whatever was in it. The refrigerator smelled bad. Also lots of old stuff in the pantry. Clean it up before each visit, please -- customers will expect it, as they would of any lodging for hire.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're sorry you were disappointed. This is the second negative review from this individual. We draw the line with obsessive negative comments after we have already politely addressed the same comments with a previous review from this individual. Many guests have requested the refrigerator contain some food items because they arrive late at night and we do our best to accommodate their needs.
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Beautiful get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

The perfect home base to come home to after experiencing all the area has to offer. Can honestly say we didn't want to leave. Paul and Lauretta are wonderful. Only complaint is that they could do nothing about the moon being so bright and covering some of the stars. I guess we'll have to come back to get the full effect! If you have dogs, look no further. Our boys are still sleeping from all the exercise they got. Truly a special place!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh yes! Forgot to mention how bright our full moon can be. It washes the Milky Way away! Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for choosing our little ranch in the woods for your getaway. We appreciate that you and your dogs took such good care of our place.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.