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ATTN: MTN & ROAD BIKERS, ARTISTS, SENIORS:THIS IS THE PLACE

Durango Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

A PLACE at JAMES RANCH is a one of a kind vacation rental nestled in the beautiful, north Animas River Valley among the spectacular views of the San Juan Mountains, overlooking the gorgeous pastures of the James Ranch.

This unique Place is furnished exquisitely with charming antiques, cozy furniture and an inviting fireplace. The kitchen is fully equipped, and for an additional charge*, can be stocked with farm fresh, organic products largely produced on the James Ranch.

Centrally located, A Place at James Ranch is:

**Moments to the James Ranch Market and the Harvest Grill and Greens where you can get the freshest, local, organic food in the Southwest

• 15 min to the historic, charming downtown Durango

• 15 min to the slopes of Durango Mountain Resort

• 15 and half mins to the awesome Dgo Nordic Center

• 5 min to the wonderful, relaxing Trimble Hot Springs & Spa

• 5 min to the newly built PJ’s Gourmet Market/Bakery/Deli

• Moments from Honeyville, world famous honey store

• Surrounded by hiking trails, mtn bike trails, and ideal road bike routes

• 20 min to Fort Lewis College, featuring the Concert Hall and the Center for SW Studies

*$60 / one-time additional charge for pre-stocked organic eggs, cheese, butter, jam, fruit and bread (enough for at least two sittings for two people). For pre-stocking of meats and other James Ranch products, please request a price list.

Features and Amenities:

•625 sq ft.

•fast! wireless internet

•Direct TV and DVD player with small collection of classic DVDs

•a full kitchen (French press coffee maker, rice cooker, crock pot, toaster oven,…)

•refrigerator stocked with organic items from the James Ranch (optional, an additional fee, ask for price list)

•queen bed with foam topper/ feather comforter/ cotton sheets

•double sleeper sofa with cotton sheets

•thermostatically controlled fireplace

•custom tiled, walk-in shower with rain head and hand wand

•antiques & original photographs of ranch animals

•local, custom milled, wide-plank, pine flooring

•locally-milled aspen ceiling

•loads of natural light from the two expansive, picture windows

•bamboo and cotton towels

•organic cotton robes and slippers

•private patio with grill

•new washer/ dryer

•directions to all the local hiking trails, mountain bike trails, road bike routes and alpine and nordic ski info.

• covered patio for bikes, and skis

No smoking

No pets

Because the James Ranch is a working ranch there is no public access; guests will receive complete information about specific access on the ranch.

•Visit the James Ranch Market where you can shop for organic beef, pork, cheese, vegetables, eggs and fruit - all grown on the James Ranch, AND eat a delicious James Ranch hamburger, grilled cheese, or fresh salad at the Harvest Grill and Greens.

Keywords: views, cozy, one of a kind, antiques, studio,

romantic getaway, working family ranch

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
So glad I came back. It is beautiful here in June! big difference from January. Again the view is just stunning and our tour of the ranch was great - we learned a lot and got some great photos! Also got to go to the Burger and Band nite - very enjoyable and great band! We had a wonderful breakfast every morning with your products.

Hope to come back again!
Jun 2014
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Your host, Julie , was raised on the James Ranch in Durango, CO, left the paradise of the Animas Valley for six years to travel and complete a degree at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. John, a native of SW Colorado and a geologist with a degree from Fort Lewis College came into her life soon after arriving back to Durango. They quickly realized The James Ranch and the wholesome community of Durango was the place for them to live and raise a family.

The Owner purchased this studio in 1993
Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay nights

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Attn: Mtn & Road Bikers, Artists, Seniors:This is the Place
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
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Attn: Mtn & Road Bikers, Artists, Seniors:This is the Place
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p335610vb
(970) 385-7498
Durango Southwestern Colorado
5

A STEP INTO THE PAST TO REFRESH YOU FROM TODAY'S FAST PACE !

A step into the past to refresh you from today's fast pace !
  • 5 of 5
As we open the old wooden gate we enter into our "secret garden home away from home" ! A refreshment of peace comes over us and we savor all that is to come from the wonderful James Ranch Market ! Grass fed Beef and Pork, Artesan Cheese, Farm Fresh eggs and wonderful Fresh Garden vegetables and flowers available daily in the Summer and Fall to nourish our cravings for healthy living!! As well as Cynthia's Harvest Grill for a relaxing meal under the sky !

The sweet and clean decor says "slow down", welcome to our world won't you come on in and be rested mentally and physically ! We love the awesome view, better than any medicine and the resident yellow labs, Izzy and Bella along with Xena the donkey makes the scene complete !

We go twice a year Spring and Fall for a reminder of how it used to be when we lived there a "million" years ago ! We hope you find what you are looking for here at A PLACE AT JAMES RANCH in Durango, Colorado !
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Attn: Mtn & Road Bikers, Artists, Seniors:This is the Place
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p335610vb
(970) 385-7498
Durango Southwestern Colorado
Albuquerque
5

OVER THE TOP

  • 5 of 5
The Place is the best VRBO rental I have stayed at. The beautifully decorated and clean rental has a gorgeous view and I recommend ordering the James Ranch local foods, they are delicious, colorful and remind me of what food is supposed to be. Every detail for comfort has been thoughtfully provided from soft bath robes to a toaster oven, to tea bags and coffee grounds upon arrival.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Attn: Mtn & Road Bikers, Artists, Seniors:This is the Place
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p335610vb
(970) 385-7498
Durango Southwestern Colorado
Crestone, Colorado USA
5

THE REAL DEAL

  • 5 of 5
John and Julie are both southwest Colorado natives, both born and raised on beautiful places, very knowledgeable and kind. Their three boys are fully engaged in the ranch life. It's a great opportunity for anyone who want to see a successful working ranch in action. The bed is so soft and comfy. The kitchen has everything you need. Places like these are what makes VRBO such a great website for connecting travelers to fab accommodations.
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Attn: Mtn & Road Bikers, Artists, Seniors:This is the Place
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p335610vb
(970) 385-7498
Durango Southwestern Colorado
5

A PLACE AT JAMES RANCH-AWSOME

  • 5 of 5
our stay at a place at james ranch was the best. the photos and description was very accurate and the view was great! it looked like a pro had decorated it! very clean and very ecco-friendly. the owners were awsome, very helpful, returned any call right away, and could stock the frig. with their very yummy items.the studio was close to town and they suggested some very good places to eat. i would bring my friends and family back,and recommend it very highly. R.B.-Houston,TX
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Attn: Mtn & Road Bikers, Artists, Seniors:This is the Place
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p335610vb
(970) 385-7498
Durango Southwestern Colorado
5

PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5
We loved our December visit to A Place at James Ranch. Cozy, neat, clean and comfortable. Well-stocked kitchen. Everything you need.
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Attn: Mtn & Road Bikers, Artists, Seniors:This is the Place
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p335610vb
(970) 385-7498
Durango Southwestern Colorado
Chandler
5

LOVELY WARM LITTLE PLACE

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at James Ranch a couple of winters ago. Glad to see it as part of the offering still. I believe we were one of the first guest in the lovely little house. Perfect for our two kids and us. We had a wonderful time between skiing and visiting the town of Durango. Being in the middle between the ski resort and the town was great. Folks at James ranch are super nice. They even put away their dogs knowing that my wife is afraid of them. Not to mention all the organic food made right there at the ranch. We warmly recommend this cozy place for a young family. Anything you want or need just ask them and you will get it.
  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Go on a self-guided tour of the James Ranch, watch the cows being milked in the open air dairy barn, buy your organic, fresh food at the James Ranch Market, have lunch at the Harvest Grill and Greens and enjoy the spectacular views while dining, experience the complete ranch tour hosted by one of the members of the James Ranch.

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Durango Studio Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $115/nt
  • US Dollars
  • Two night minimum
  • Off peak (April, May, Oct, Nov): $115/night, $625/week
  • Peak Months (Jan-Mar & Jun-Sept, Dec) $145/night, $750/week
  • Holidays and Holiday weekends: $170/night, $960/week
  • Plus 6.8% sales tax, $85/one time cleaning fee
  • Monthly Rates: $2,200 (not available for monthly rental July, Aug and Sept)
  • $150 refundable damage deposit required at time of reservation

Amenities

Durango Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) NEW mattress with foam topper - dreamy, Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) •New double sleeper sofa with cotton sheets
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • cross country skiing
  • hiking
  • snowmobiling
  • kayaking
  • fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • tennis
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • snowboarding
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • rafting

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