NEW GREEN HOME-MOUNTAIN VIEWS-HUGE YARD/ORCHARD-CLOSE TO TOWN & HOT SPRINGS

Chris Hall

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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NEW GREEN HOME-MOUNTAIN VIEWS-HUGE YARD/ORCHARD-CLOSE TO TOWN & HOT SPRINGS

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Beautiful 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 1/2 bath. Great outside space w/ mountain views

Built in 2011 the Cider House is a custom two-story green home located just North of Durango in the Animas river valley. It sits on our 6.5 acre orchard property that has numerous fruit trees and beautiful mountain and cliff views. It can be rented with the Hermosa House vacation rental also on the property.

The large covered porch with bar-b-q grill and seating opens to a huge yard and orchard. In the yard you will find a horse shoe pit, a ping pong table, and a slide for the kids. Past the orchard and fields you will see the D&SNG Train pass by on its way to Silverton several times a day. There are beautiful red cliff and mountain views in every direction. A short walk away (1/4 mile) is the Hermosa Creek Grill and a convenience/liquor store. PJ’s grocery store and Trimble Hot Springs are 2 miles South.

Our chickens roam the open areas and orchards and 1dz farm fresh eggs will be in the fridge for your breakfast. Cherries, peaches, apricots, apples, and plumbs are available in season.

The master bedroom has a luxurious pillow top king size bed and master bath. Also upstairs there is another full bathroom, the 2nd bedroom with a queen bed, and the 3rd bedroom that can sleep up to five with two full beds (bunk) and a pull out twin trundle bed. This beautifully furnished smoke free house has a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops and bar, custom cabinets, high end appliances, coffee-maker, micro, toaster, large gas bar-b-q, etc. etc. It has everything you need to make a great meal.

The house can sleep up to 9 in beds. There is queen sofa bed in the TV room that can be closed off via pocket doors from the living room if desired and a pac-n-play for the little ones.

The Cider House has an open floor plan, new furniture, high speed (20mbs) Wi-Fi Internet and a large library of 200+ movies as well as an HD TV with cable. The shelves are stocked with area maps, guide books on hiking, biking, and area activities and historical books on the train and Durango history.

We are in the perfect location for outdoor fun and just short drive to Durango. Close to the Cider House are hot springs, hiking and biking trails, a grocery store, pizza place, gas station and liquor store.

This is a net zero energy use home built with quality materials. A high efficiency boiler provides In floor heat throughout the house. Additional bathroom heaters and south facing windows make this a very warm, bright and comfortable home. The solar panels on the roof replace all the electricity this house uses from the grid. Recycling bins are provided.

We are local owners that live on the property a few houses away so you can be sure if you need anything or have any problems, we can accommodate your needs. We have 3 boys ages 10-12 that love making new friends, playing soccer, hide and seek, tag and other outdoor fun on the property.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chris Hall (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Chris Hall

I grew up in Durango and moved back in 2000. It's a great place to live and raise our 3 boys. We love the outdoors and spend lots of time hiking, camping, rafting, etc. The winter brings skiing and hockey.

Chris Hall purchased this house in 2011

Why Chris Hall chose Durango

This 6.5 acre property was once a much bigger farm with the main farmhouse built around 1902. Despite the growth in this area it still retains a rural feel while being just 10 minutes away from Durango. There are dozens of mature fruit trees on the property including apple, pear, peach, plum, apricot, and cherry and lots of space for the kids to run around. We built our house in the north orchard in 2004 and I built the Cider House in the South orchard in 2011.

What makes this house unique

I built this home in 2011 using quality materials to create a comfortable and modern energy efficient house. In floor heating in stained concrete floors and good insulation keep the house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. All new appliances, furniture, beds, etc.. It is sunny and bright and it is just a comfortable house. The covered porch is so great for sitting, eating, and looking out at the trees, the mountains, and the steam train chugging by in the distance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Chris- just wanted to tell you how much fun we've had! Your place is

most excellent. We cooked many meals, ate apples until we were full, chased

chickens, enjoyed the bucks in yard, played in the "little rivers" in front

and loved it! I considered making my amazing apple crisp (we are from prime

apple country) but eh, who wants to buy all that stuff and cook on

vacation?

I'm attach in one picture of my youngest up to her knees in the stream in

front. It was idyllic!



Laurel and family (Davida, Josh, Mercury and Greer)
Aug 2014
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 16 traveler reviews

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New Green Home-Mountain Views-Huge Yard/Orchard-Close to Town & Hot Springs
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
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Durango Southwestern Colorado
Houston, TX
5

Cozy home with a family feel

  • 5 of 5
Two families with young children stayed very comfortably in this well furnished house. There were many extras which made it feel more like home - iPod speaker, lots of movies, bocce ball, ping pong. These little things make a huge difference when you just want to hang out, grill, and let kids go nuts in the large yard. Watching them chase chickens was an added bonus.

Distance into town was a quick 15 min and there is a grocery store 5 min away. The house is updated and very comfortable. The lack of a/c was easy to overcome by leaving windows open at night. In fact mornings in July were cold and we made use of the high quality bedding.

The owner Chris is awesome and he treated us like family. Very responsive and accommodating.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Durango Southwestern Colorado
5

Modern, clean, spacious, great views, equipped

  • 5 of 5
Lovely, well furnished home, with modern kitchen and large dining area. Very clean and well maintained. Can easily accommodate 6 or more people. Large bathrooms, great beds/sleeping arrangements. TV and wifi work well. Fun outdoor area, good gas grill and plenty of property to explore. Good parking. Walking distance to convenience store with wine/liquor. Excellent food shopping a mile away. Only 12 minutes to downtown Durango, with great restaurants(our favorite is El Moro) and stores. Hot Springs/Spa are two minutes away. Durango Mountain Ski Resort about 15 minutes away.

Owners Chris and Michelle live next door and are eager to help.

Would not hesitate to recommend to friends and relatives!
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Durango Southwestern Colorado
Australia
5

We loved Cider House!

  • 5 of 5
Cider House was the cleanest, best maintained Home Away home we have ever stayed at (and we have stayed in quite a few in US and Europe) ! Even took pictures inside just in case we ever build a home ourselves ! We stayed for a week with 5 children, location fantastic for sightseeing the area, was nice just staying at home too! Very kid friendly,kids had a great time in in the orchard with all their great new mates, and were very sad to leave! Thank you Chris and family for a terrific stay in Colorado ! Anne from Australia
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Durango Southwestern Colorado
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a crowded setting in a poor location

  • 1 of 5
I take credit in not being more suspicious when there was just one, angled exterior view of the house in the listing. The reason: it is very close to some very sketchy houses with old cars, poorly kept up, etc. We walked in and walked out directly to a hotel. No ac, opening the windows yielded dead and live flying bugs in the sill. I was refunded the damage deposit and cleaning deposit, offered to pay for the first night but the owner charged me the entire 5 night stay despite no reservation listed after our departure. The property is overpriced, there are much better values in better locations in this area.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I received a message from Marty that said the house had no AC and they were leaving. I called them back within the hour to discuss any issues and he never returned my call. I visited the house that evening and it was warm, 74 degrees inside, as it had been shut for a few days, I opened the windows and the evening breeze quickly cooled the house into the mid 60's. This is common practice here as very few houses need or have AC. Our neighbors did have an old jeep he was fixing up in his driveway, but this if a family with young kids, not sketchy at all.

There is really no validity in the rest of the comments. I suspect something else may have been going on as I never heard back from him, only this bad review.
We love staying in VRBO's as a family and do our best to make sure our house is everything it should be for our guests. We live close by and can quickly take care of any needs or requests. We are very reasonable people and always willing to work with folks if they communicate with us.
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Durango Southwestern Colorado
Gilbert, Arizona
5

Can't wait to return -

Can't wait to return -
  • 5 of 5
My husband and I were lucky to get a few midweek days on an impromptu basis, slipping in between long-standing reservations. We can't wait to return for a longer visit. The house is beautifully and comfortably furnished, and the kitchen is surprisingly well equipped - something very unusual in most VRBO rentals. I was able to invite local friends over for a home cooked dinner; no issues with dull knives, or no cutting board, or a lack of pots, pans and mixing bowls. Appliances are top of the line and the owner/builder has thoughtfully put the laundry upstairs, and provided supplies to use it! The house is spotless and linens are top of the line.
The photos of the property show the beauty of the setting - but cannot convey the charm of trees loaded with fruit, lush lawns, mountain breezes, and chickens running across the back of the property (and they are confined in their chicken house until mid morning so there is no problem with being awakened by a "dawn call").
The Durango area has plenty to see and do - but it was just as tempting to lounge around this very comfortable, relaxing house; truly, a home away from home!
(Try the happy hour at the Office lounge at the Strater, the patio at Old Timers, clamchowder at the Red Snapper, and the buffet at Himalayan Kitchen. For stocking the kitchen, City Market on the north end of town is great).
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the review.
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Durango Southwestern Colorado
5

Durango Gem

  • 5 of 5
We loved this house and the fact that it is solar. We did not have any issues regarding a lack of hot water, or anything else that might be related to a solar powered house. We were a party of 7- 2 families with 4 adults and 3 kids. The kids loved the chickens and the trees for climbing and the large yard for running around. The back patio was great for eating dinner outside every night. The BBQ was an asset, as were the washer and dryer. The beds were super comfy, the house quiet and there was plenty of room for us to spread out. The neighbors we met were friendly and respectful of the space and kept a low profile. We enjoyed the hot springs just down the road. Groceries are a short drive away - no need to go all the way into the city proper. I would definitely recommend this property to a friend or relative and would love to stay here again should my travels bring me back.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
DRO - Durango
Nearest Train
12 Miles
D&SNG
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 550
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Dalton Ranch
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Durango Mountain Resort Purgatory
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Dalton Ranch
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Mama's Boy
Car: recommended

Skiing, mountain biking, single track, hiking, jeep, four wheeling, cycling, iron horse, train, narrow gauge, rafting, golf, horseback riding, music, festival, lake, boating, mesa verde, ruins, art, Indian art, canyon lands, southwest, orchard, farm, mountains, ice climbing, bluegrass.

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, health/beauty spa

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Durango House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas-New Years
Dec 19 - Jan 5
5 night minimum stay
$325
$2,135
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 12 2015 - Mar 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$315
$2,205
 
 
Memorial Day
May 21 2015 - May 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$315
 
 
June
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$290
$1,985
 
 
Independence day
Jun 29 2015 - Jul 7 2015
4 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Summer
Jul 8 2015 - Sep 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$290
$1,985
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$180
From
$195
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $375
Cleaning $160
Tax Rate 7.9%

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Durango House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Spa
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single
    TV Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • The third bedroom has a double size bunk bed and twin trundle bed so you can sleep up to 5 kids or adults in that room. The TV room has a pull out queen sofa bed and pocket doors to close it off from the living room. There are also 2 pac-n-plays available to set up for the little ones.
Entertainment:
  • Toys
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • museums
  • waterfalls
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • hunting
  • whitewater rafting
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
Fresh free range eggs can be provided. House sits next to an orchard with large apple, cherry, peach, plum, and apricot trees. This is a green home that is almost a net zero energy home. It has a large solar panel array that offsets all the electricity it uses. In-floor heat is provided by a high 95% boiler. A very comfortable well insulated home. A shuttle to the top of Hermosa Creek trail can be arranged. Ride back to the Cider House from DMR on one of the top 10 single track trails in the country.
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