House, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
About Francie Olson
I am a 69 year old woman who has been training horses and teaching horse back riding for 40 years now. I have this ranch for the love of horses and the beauty of Colorado. I am an avid hiker and also breed Black and Tan Coonhounds who love to share their love for the many guests that come and visit. I thank every guest who comes and visits and have met so many wonderful people! I am so ever grateful.
Francie Olson purchased this House in 2005
Why Francie Olson chose Hesperus
If you want a very unusual getaway and enjoy the beauty of this area with 360 degrees views of the mountains and mesas plus view much wildlife and of course the beautiful horses eating in pastures.
What makes this House unique
Everyone has told me that the guest house is much better than the pictures. You have your own deck to view the wildlife and a hot tub to watch the stars. Inside it is warm and inviting to relax. Everyone says they have never relaxed more than when they are here. Many enjoy walking the ranch and enjoying the views and horses.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Smoking is allowed outside the guest house
It is a working horse ranch
Infants under one are free
Minimum age of primary renter:21
The nightly rate is for two guests and a small charge for each guest over the two guests.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We experienced a wonderful getaway on a horse ranch outside of Durango, which was just what we wanted. The guest house was cozy, comfortable, and very private. It was like "little house on the prairie" with modern amenities. Would have liked to have spent more time with Francie, who was out of town during most of our stay. But her ranch foreman, Chris, was delightful and very helpful, answering our questions and offering any assistance we might need.
Great location!! We traveled around quite a bit, but loved the ranch and the guest house. It was such a great place to come back to after a long day!
We got in late our first night and the night sky was insanely beautiful. I wish we would have realized the moon would be out more on other nights, but getting a glimpse of the Milky Way was quite a welcome. We would 100% stay again!
Thank you for your lovely review and so glad you had a great visit. The stars are amazing, aren't they. Best. Francie
We really enjoyed our stay. The cabin is very nice and the location was perfect for our stay in SW Colorado.
Horse Ranch Heaven
Such an amazing place!! Beautiful views, peaceful star filled evenings, just unbelievable. Loved it!!
It was great to meet you both and wish you had stayed longer. Have fun on the rest of your trip!
Horse Farm in the Country
I felt like a cowboy living the county life. How could you not staying on a 127 acre horse farm!
Nice time I will get you on a horse!
Great tranquil Property
Wonderful property just outside Durango.
Thank you Heather and your family for staying at HD Ranch on your vacation. My pleasure to meet you and have you as guests, Best, Francie
The ranch is located just 14 miles from Durango and the famous Durango Silverton train and many outdoor activities ie. rafting, fishing, hiking, walking, skiing, rock climbing, jeep tours, cross country skiing, cycling both mountain and road. Only 35 miles away is Mesa Verde National Park and you can also visit the four corners monument. From the ranch you can drive the Million dollar highway that takes you from Durango to Silverton to Ouray to Telluride and back to the ranch. I am an avid hike so I can inform you of many of the great trails in this beautiful mountain range. Also great shopping and dining in the quaint old town of Durango.