The Stonehouse Studio is located in an historic stone building a half block off of Main Avenue in downtown Durango. You can walk to all the shops, restaurants, galleries and bars in minutes from this centrally located apartment. A king size bed, clawfoot tub and shower, and well equipped kitchen provide you with the comforts and conveniences of home. Close to mountain biking, hiking, the river and the Durango Silverton Narrow gauge railway. This property puts you close to everything Durango has to offer. (DURANGO VACATION RENTAL PERMIT #15-088) ...There is off-street parking for one medium-sized or small car.
Studio apartment in Downtown Durango. Half a block from Main Avenue.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 15, 2019
About George Schmidt
I moved to Durango right out of high school in 1991. I waited tables at a restaurant for three months before deciding I needed to do more. I went to college, and then lived and worked in NYC for twenty years before finally making it back to Durango in 2010. I'm an Artist, and a builder, and the Stonehouse gave me the opportunity to bring these two skills together. A gut renovation that I began in 2010 left the historic vibe of the building intact, while allowing me to totally update all the mechanical systems. I love mountain biking on the trails around town, hiking, backpacking, rafting, and exploring the deserts and mountains with my partner Amber Johnson, a Durango Native (that rare breed!) that i'm lucky enough to share my adventures with.
George Schmidt purchased this Apartment in 2010
Why George Schmidt chose Durango
The Stonehouse Studio is a unique downtown property that is super close to Main Street, but provides a remarkable feeling of seclusion, even in the heart of busy downtown Durango. A Durango landmark, it was built in the 1890's making it one of the oldest buildings in town. After completion of a major renovation in 2010-12, I completely updated all the systems of the building while retaining the charming vibe of the nineteenth century stone building. There is a large private backyard, which is tucked away behind a fence and deck, but that offers views of the large trees in Buckley Park, right across the street. From the Stonehouse Studio you can walk anywhere you might want to go in downtown Durango. All the best restaurants and shops, galleries, bars and grocery stores are just minutes away on foot. All of the Mountain Biking Trailheads are easily accessed from downtown, and are there are literally hundreds of miles of trails you can access directly from the driveway in just a few minutes ride.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A great home base in a great town
What to say about the Stone House? It is in a wonderful location downtown, walking distance from stores, shops, restaurants. It has all the amenities we needed - a well stocked kitchen, washer/dryer, very comfortable bed. George, the host, was very quick to respond and very helpful. The best part however, were the artistic and thoughtful details found everywhere in this perfect little studio. We will definitely look for availability at the Stone House next time we are in town.
Great, cozy location in Durango, CO.
We loved this location. My husband had a one day job in Durango and since it was our 33rd anniversary we decided to stay longer. This studio was perfect for us. It was within walking distance to everything: coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, train station and shops. It was nice to feel safe while out walking too. I loved the huge Christmas tree right across the street and being able to see it snow through the skylights. Even though the pictures made it look more "industrial" than we normally like, it was perfect. It was warm, comfortable, quiet, and extremely well equipped with everything we needed. The natural soaps, no microwave or tv, and the laid back feeling were wonderful for us. We hope to come back and have told our family and friends about it.
Perfect place for two
Have stayed here twice, loved it each time.
Wonderful and cozy home close to all of Durango's best! Awesome owners. Will definitely stay here again!
Perfect studio apartment extremely close to downtown!
George was an extremely responsive host, and a very thoughtful one (thanks for the bottle of wine!! :) ). The apartment was the perfect size for two people, very clean, with great amenities. The location is extremely convenient to downtown- a very easy short walk to many shops, restaurants, and breweries. We will definitely stay here again!
Third visit speaks for itself
Beautiful comfortable gracious accommodations. Great hosts and location. Best place to be rained in, too!
The Stonehouse Studio is conveniently located right in the heart of downtown Durango. It is one half block off of Main Avenue. Durango is a city of 18,000 that definitely punches above its weight. Main Avenue is lined with cafes, boutiques, bars, and restaurants offering a wide range of shopping, dining and entertainment options. All Durango has to offer is within easy walking distance of the Stonehouse Studio. Nestled in the Animas River Valley, and surrounded by the 2,936 square mile San Juan National Forest, the city of Durango offers an exceptional opportunity to enjoy everything that this historic, naturally beautiful and culturally vibrant corner of southwest Colorado has to offer. Its no secret that this part of southwest Colorado offers some of the most incredible outdoor recreation opportunities in the country. Mountain Biking, Skiing, Hiking, Fishing, Rafting or simply enjoying the limitless depth of the blue sky on a cool summer evening at 6,500ft, the area is an outdoor enthusiasts paradise. A mountain biking destination for decades, Durango offers an extensive network of trails that wind throughout the hills surrounding town. From the central location at the Stonehouse Studio its a quick ride to challenging single track in Horse Gulch, Overend Mountain Park, and the Twin Buttes trail networks. As the terminus of the Colorado Trail, Durango is an excellent place for hikers, mountain bikers, and backpackers to access the high country. Many peaks in the southern San Juan and La Plata mountains are easily ascended as day hikes using Durango as your base camp. Durango is also home to the historic Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway. Durango Mountain Resort, 20 miles north of Durango, and roughly half an hour from the Stonehouse Studio has 1,200 acres of skiable terrain. Durango-La Plata county airport has daily flights connecting the region to Denver, Dallas, and Phoenix. Nearby to the west, and within reach for a day trip the visitor will find Mesa Verde National Park, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, Yucca House National Monument, and Hovenweep National Monument. These parks and monuments preserve and offer access to thousands of acres of wilderness and hundreds of ancient native american cliff dwellings and sites.
The Stonehouse Studio is officially Permitted as a vacation rental by the City of Durango. PERMIT # 15-088