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Beautiful Animas Valley Home. The best location for your Durango vacation

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


About the property

Closer to the mountains and close to Durango

Hermosa is just North of the City of Durango in the Animas river valley and is the perfect location for a great vacation. Hot springs, a few restaurants, and a small grocery store are all nearby. The area has a rural neighborhood feel with houses scattered about and lots of open space, forest and farmland. Elk, deer, bear, and other wildlife are often seen in the area. We live next door to the Hermosa House and are available anytime if you need anything or have questions about the area, things to do, etc.

In 2015 we decided to turn this rental into a vacation rental and remodeled, putting in new carpet, paint, kitchen counters, and re-finishing the hardwood floors. A new stone patio was built out back for grilling and relaxing in the back yard. It is a roomy house with an open floor plan and a master bed/bath addition. It has large windows with great mountain views and a sunny enclosed porch. If you want a nice comfortable house for your vacation, this is the one. Cherries, peaches, apricots, apples, and plumbs are available to pick in season.

This house has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and can sleep up to 8 in beds. The master has a queen bed, walk in closet, and master bathroom. The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed and the 3rd has two twin beds. On the enclosed porch there is a twin day bed and trundle bed great for hanging out on in the day and sleeping at night. There is also a pac-n-play for the little ones.

The Hermosa House is located in the Animas river valley between Durango and Durango Mountain Resort, about 10 min from Durango and 15 from Purgatory.

Past the orchard and fields you will see the D&SNG Train pass by on its way to Silverton several times a day. The Hermosa House is just 2 miles from Trimble Hot Springs with pools, massage, and great outdoor space. Drive 2 miles North and you are at James Ranch where they serve one of the best burgers you will ever have! They also sell vegetables, meat, eggs, and cheese fresh off the farm. For breakfast or lunch the Hermosa Creek Cafe is just a short walk up the road. There is also a nice local grocery and a liquor store a few minutes away.

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 11-13 that love making new friends, playing soccer, hide and seek, tag and other outdoor fun on the property.

The Cider House Home Away # p385579 (VRBO # 385579) is next door and both can be rented together summer and holidays at discounted rates for larger groups.

More Details

Chris Hall
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017

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. Our oldest is 12 and our twins are 10. We love the outdoors and spend lots of time hiking, camping, rafting, etc. The winter brings skiing and hockey.

Why Chris Hall chose Southwestern Colorado

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.

What makes this house unique

This is a well built 1940's house that used to sit on North Main Ave where the KFC is now. We moved it, gutted it down to the studs, and almost doubled the square footage with a master bedroom and bath, kitchen and laundry room addition. This year (2014) we added a new deck on the east side, new countertops, new beds and furniture, new carpet, and we refinished oak floors that had been covered with carpet and tile. It has great views of the mountains and a pear tree and raspberry patch in the yard.


Durango House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Enclosed porch - 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom has a queen bed, master bathroom, and walk in closet. Bedroom two has a queen bed, and bedroom three has 2 twin beds. There is also a day bed and trundle on the enclosed porch.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Animas Valley Home. The best location for your Durango vacation
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Our Colorado Vacation Fall of 2016

  • 5 of 5

Hermosa House was very comfortable and clean. We had everything we needed. The beds were comfortable. The two bathrooms were both a nice size and clean. The kitchen was well appointed with top notch appliances. The views of the surrounding mountains were gorgeous!!! And the apple trees were just loaded with ripe apples which we enjoyed snacking on. We made a delicious fresh apple pie as well. The location was perfect as our home base for our Colorado vacation! It was close to Durango and close enough for longer drives to Monument Valley and the Four Corners Monument. We would definitely recommend Hermosa House to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Nice and friendly place where to stay. Closed to the mountains and Durango in the charming community of Hermosa. House is spacious with an outdoor deck in the back very pleasant. Owners very collaborative ones as well as others neighbors. We spent a very nice month feeling as we were at home.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hermosa Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We rented both the Hermasa and Cider houses for our extended family. It's a great spot with fun for the little ones and relaxation for the parents. The homes have everything you could possibly ask for. The owner lives on the property also and is a nice guy. I'd stay here again in a minute.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great home!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great home for our family. It is very close to town! Plenty of room inside and out for the kids and family to spread out and enjoy themselves. The home is very close to town and stores. The owner is very accommodating! We would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Hermosa house. The owners were very responsive, helpful and friendly. The house was immaculate, comfortable and spacious. Our daughter enjoyed playing outside on the swings and feeding the chickens. A quick 10 minute drive into Durango made the location perfect. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with our family!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glenwood Springs, CO

Delight oasis

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful, fully functional 3 bedroom house on rural property. Free range chickens and their fresh eggs were an unexpected treat

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Rates & Availability

Durango House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring discount
Apr 1 2017 - May 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 12 2017 - May 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $165
Refundable damage deposit $375
Tax Rate 6.8%

Rates do not include additional parking for RV's, campers, or tents. Please contact us for information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Ken & Sue's
"Great food, atmosphere, and prices. Best $5 kids menu in town!"
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum
"Always a great day trip. Up and back can get a little long, especially for the kidos. Cons..."
Maria's Bookshop
"Great local bookstore!"
The Palace Restaurant
"Always good food, but service can be slow. Great to watch the trains from the patio."
Oscar's Cafe
"It's been here forever. Best greasy spoon for breakfast in town."
Trimble Hot Springs
"Just down the road from our rentals, the Cider House and Hermosa House. Great lawns to hang..."
James Ranch Artisan Cheese
"Close to our vacation rentals, the Cider House and Hermosa House, this family farm that rais..."
Himalayan Kitchen
"Great food and lunch buffet."
HomeSlice Pizza
"Best Pizza in town!"
Chapman Hill Ice Rink
"Great fun for the family"
Durango Discovery Kids
"Fun for the whole family. They have done a great job putting this together for the kids."
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
La Plata County
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Dalton Ranch
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Dalton Ranch
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Hermosa Creek Grill
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Durango Mountain Resort

Trimble Hot Springs is just 2 min away. The world famous Hermosa Creek Trail is just up the road and is the best single track mountain bike ride anywhere. Great for hiking too. The Colorado trail starts in Durango as well or can be accessed from Little Molas lake, about 20 min drive north into the high country.


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