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Downtown: Bucking Mule 500 Sf. Studio- Japanese Soaking Tub!

52 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Durango Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, 1 Bedroom, 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 2)

City of Durango Permit #08-060

Bucking Mule Guest House is a clean modern 500 sf. studio located in Durango Colorado. Only six blocks from Downtown Durango, and one block from the Horse Gulch trail system, our guesthouse is in the perfect location if you like to walk or bike around town. Our guesthouse has an 800 sf. private courtyard with patio furnishings, BBQ, and beautiful outdoor eating table. Securely fenced it is ideal for pets and children. Fully landscaped and very private. There is also a locked shed for bike storage available for your use.

The guest house has a Japanese soaking tub with custom spa 'bath room'; walk-in travertine shower. In the Japanese bath tradition, the toilet room is separate from the bath room. There are bath sheets and robes provided.

Stained concrete floors have in-floor heat for cozy winter comfort . Contemporary design with a western flair, we call our decorating style zen cowboy. There is a super comfortable Tempurpedic style bed complete with Ralph Lauren linens and a down comforter. Also, in the same room, is a very comfortable queen sized leather pull out couch.

Durango Natural Foods, our local natural foods store is just across the street. Walk to breakfast at College Drive Cafe (the best breakfast in town) or Durango Joes coffee house, both located within a block of our guest house. Home Slice Pizza, Raider Ridge Cafe, CJ's Diner and 8th Ave Tavern are all within a block or two.

This is a green built studio with a Solar electric power system. Feel good about staying here and reducing your carbon footprint while relaxing.

Flat screen TV with DVD and free WiFi making it ideal for business travelers. Pets and children are welcome.

The guest house is located next to the best trail system in Durango: Horse Gulch Trails. If you hike or bike you will be in Georgia O'Keefe heaven.

If the Bucking Mule Studio does not have what you are looking for please check out our other houses in Durango:

Garden Home Guesthouse: 3 Bed 3 Bath, Downtown Durango

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Saint Francis House: 2 Bed 1 Bath, Downtown Durango

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Wild Horse Guesthouse: 2 Bed 1 Bath, Downtown Durango

vrbo 425631

Urban Homestead: 2 Bed 1 Bath, Downtown Durango

vrbo 772925

Sun Mesa House: 1 Bed 1 Bath 9 miles south of Durango.

vrbo 559866

Please call me with any questions you may have about the houses or Durango and the surrounding area, or for last minute reservations!

All the best,

Holly Jason

Keywords: Studio

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Holly Jason
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About Holly Jason

We have been renting houses in Durango for over 20 years. It fits my personality well as I do love to make everyone happy.

Holly Jason purchased this studio in 2004

Why Holly Jason chose Southwestern Colorado

We built this property just as a vacation rental. Everything you need to have a fabulous time in Durango.

What makes this studio unique

Japanese soaking tub, pet friendly, private courtyard, and super close to restaurants, shopping and trails.


based on 52 traveler reviews

Downtown: Bucking Mule 500 Sf. Studio- Japanese Soaking Tub!
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 52 reviews

Bucking Mule rental

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, comfortable, felt like being at home. Close to downtown shopping areas. The listing was spot on in description, property is well maintained, well supplied. Holly really cared about us for our stay and was very accessible via texting or phone, even when this dumb okie couldn't figure out the sink,,!!!. We would highly recommend this property for a single or couple staying in Durango. Holly left a welcome book there and it listed several really good restaurants. We did not eat out that often during our week there, we visited very good friends in Cortez and was never in Durango for the noon meals. The apartment was close to the Durango-Silverton train station, which we highly recommend riding. We mostly did day trips and this was the perfect place for us.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little place in Durango

  • 4 of 5

This place was great for an individual or a couple looking to stay close to downtown Durango. Super cozy place, very nice decor, the yard and patio were perfect for the cool Fall weather, and the amenities were everything I could've asked for and more. I had a wonderful stay and will surely be back.

- Ian

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and convenient

  • 4 of 5

I so enjoyed my stay at Bucking Mule! Holly is a wonderful hostess, very accommodating and helpful. Very clean and new. The bed is wonderful! Everything you need is at your fingertips, all details accounted for! I walked everywhere from here, it is close to everything. I look forward to being able to stay again soon, thanks Holly!

Just wish the weather was a little nicer, the outdoor space is awesome!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for these kind words about my little Bucking Mule Studio.
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Comfortable, convenient, and classy!

  • 5 of 5

Holly and Andrea were most accommodating in making recommendations on what to do while in Durango, and in providing directions/instructions for our arrival. As soon as we opened the gate to the Bucking Mule Studio, we knew we had found a very special place. The outdoor patio area we had to ourselves was used right away. The studio has extremely tasteful decor, high-quality design, and the bed was so comfortable we are thinking of getting the same style mattress! We took advantage of everything we could, including the soaking tub - which was a challenge to get in and out of, but still worth it!

We blew a fuse when running the coffee maker, microwave, and kitchen lights at the same time, but were able to remedy easily when we found the breaker box in the laundry room.

We walked to a couple of local spots for breakfast and groceries and were very pleased with the convenient locations nearby, not to mention the closeness to downtown Durango.

We will definitely make the Bucking Mule Studio our 'go-to' place whenever we return.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was great. Thank you.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Clean and cozy, nice walk to downtown, natural grocery coop on corner

  • 4 of 5

Clean and cozy property. Easy access to downtown and main bypass/highway. Restaurants, grocery store and gas station close.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Barpub
8th Ave Tavern
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
College Drive Cafe
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory)
Nearest Point of Interest
Durango Natural Foods
Nearest Point of Interest
Trail to Horse Gulch
Nearest Point of Interest
Joes Coffee
Nearest Point of Interest
College Drive Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Train Depot
Nearest Point of Interest
Gaspacho's New Mexican Restaurant
Car: not necessary

Camping, Hot Springs, Mesa Verdi National Park, Salmon Ruins, Chimney Rock National Monument, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, Horse Gulch Trail System, Animas River, Famous Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Rail Road, Glider Rides


Rates & Availability

Durango Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 16 2016 - Nov 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
Late Fall: Ski Season!
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/ New Years
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Ski Season!
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 5 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.8%

With the weekly rates you get a weekend night free!

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Durango Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The Japanese Soaking Tub and shower are in one room and the toilet is in another small room. Just the way the Japanese intended.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The outdoor room is 800 sf. private courtyard, privacy fence, landscaping, patio furnishings.

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