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Centrally Located in Downtown Durango

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Studio apartment in Downtown Durango. Half a block from Main Avenue.

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.

George Schmidt
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

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.


Durango Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • A clawfoot tub and shower, and on demand hot water.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The studio has a king size tempurpedic mattress. The sofa is easily converted into a single bed by removing the back cushions.
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Centrally Located in Downtown Durango
average rating of 4.965517 based on 58 reviews

Our third time staying here! Love it more & more every time

  • 5 of 5

Such a cozy place to relax and unwind. Walkable to downtown Durango. We cherish our time here and will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, simple, cozy. Can’t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for in-town fun and access to all outdoor activities. The place is visually creative and extremely comfortable with everything you need. George and Amber had excellent suggestions for hiking, biking and restaurants. We highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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  • 5 of 5

This is a great place! Its cozy and nicely decorated and a great location. I will definitely book again. Salud!


  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Mountain View, CA

Our 4th stay at this awesome home

  • 5 of 5

As always, this home is immaculate and beautiful. Awesome communication with the owner, George. Fun an interesting furniture improves the experience even further. I continue to highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Awesome property!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! The place is beautifully designed and decorated, it was perfectly clean when we arrived, and the proximity to downtown shops and restaurants can't be beat. We will definitely be staying here when we make it back to Durango, and will be recommending this place to all of our friends. Thanks for the great weekend George!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Durango La Plata County Airport
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
Purgatory Mountain Resort
Car: recommended

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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