About the property
- Studio650 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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.
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
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,…)
• 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 children under the age of 12
No smoking - inside or outside on the patio, thank you.
Because the James Ranch is a working ranch there is limited 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.
Colorado License Number: 2504353-000
Keywords: views, cozy, one of a kind, antiques, studio, girlfriend getaway,
romantic getaway, working family ranch
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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. All three of their boys are very interested in staying in agriculture, with the eldest son, back to work the ranch with his family.
Julie purchased this Studio in 1993
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We can't wait to return to James Ranch!
This comfortable cottage exceeded our expectations. This rental provided everything we needed. We enjoyed spending much of our time enjoying the views from the property and watching Freya, Bella and Xena down below. Julie and family are very friendly and accommodating. The food we purchased from their store was delicious! I don't think we will be able to have chorizo from anywhere else again, nothing comes close to taste and texture of their fresh meat and eggs. Thank you for everything!
Great studio with amazing view
This is our second time staying at A Place on James Ranch and we loved it just as much as the first. The studio is big enough for our family and has everything necessary to make meals, relax, and enjoy the north valley. We are looking forward to another visit in the future.
Awesome cottage on a beautiful ranch!
We loved our stay at the James ranch! awesome little cottage with a beautiful view. Getting up having breakfast with the fresh eggs looking out over the peaceful pasture started each of our days off perfect. Loved coming back to our little cottage at end of a day of sightseeing etc. So very relaxing.
I couldn’t say enough wonderful things about A Place At James Ranch. It was exactly what we wanted! What a blessing this property is and it’s special owners!
Beautiful suite, view, and location
Stunning ranch location. Peaceful with access to the on-site grill which offers great burgers, soups and salads (salads so fresh it's like eating in the field)
We loved our stay at A Place at James Ranch! The views from the big windows are amazing, the food at the nearby Harvest Grill is great, and the location is close enough to Durango to enjoy the town when desired but far enough away to have a wonderful ranch! This was a great location for hiking trails in the area. The owners were great to meet and get to know. Thanks for helping us celebrate our 10 year anniversary!
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.