Totally relaxing week-end. Fully equipped, cozy barn "condo" with gorgeous views. We loved walking the property, getting to know all the friendly barn animals and soaking in the hot tub under the stars! Looking forward to a return visit!
This is a beautiful location 30 minutes east of Durango, somewhat isolated, but by using our iPhone GPS we arrived with no problems. We regretted that we had not stocked up on groceries first, though! Gary is an excellent host. He met us when we arrived and explained everything we needed to know, in particular the use of the pot-bellied stove for warmth. Just as he told us, it kept the entire apartment toasty warm and it was a delightful fire during the evening. All the amenities are excellent. The kitchen and bathroom are well-equipped, with plenty of hot water, and the queen-size bed is very comfortable. The entire apartment is decorated very attractively. This is a great spot from which to spend a day at Mesa Verde!
This is the perfect place to get away. The barn cabin is beautiful, well stocked and has views to die for. We saw mule deer each evening from the bedroom patio. Gary and Lauretta are perfect hosts - made sure we were comfortable. The hot tub was the perfect ending to our evenings. We will be back!
We stayed here for four nights with our 6 month old and 2 year old daughters, and it was amazing! We loved having a kitchen to prepare breakfast and dinner, and the quiet of the location was perfect. We brought a pack and play for the baby, and the toddler enjoyed the fold-out couch or "camping" on the floor.
We really miss taking our girls "Up North", but staying here helped capture a little bit of that style of getaway. We had quiet, got away from the light pollution, walked on gravel roads, and just has some together time as a family. Our girls loved following around Gracie the Cat and watching Dakota the Horse. We also spent hours upon hours smelling the flowers outside the apartment, picking up pine cones, watching hummingbirds, and chasing insects. After the girls went to bed, it was nice to enjoy the moon from the hot tub on the deck, too.
While a more remote location, we were still able to easily take day trips to do things like the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde, etc.
All in all, we had a wonderful vacation. Thanks to Gary and Lauretta for sharing their place with us!
A darling cottage above a barn. Peaceful, beautiful with a hot tub. Off the beaten track. Lots of deer. Missed seeing horses and cattle at the ranch. Owners do not intrude. Have total privacy. Loved Durango. Lots of wonderful stores and restaurants but ranches, too.