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
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
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!
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.
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.