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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Ask about a mountain bike shuttle to ride Hermosa Creek trail back to the house.

The Hermosa House is our family run vacation rental. We have 2 vacation rental homes in addition to our house on our 6.5 acre property. Originally orchards and a larger farm, the property retains a rural character with close proximity to locally run markets, farm stands, restaurants, and hot springs. Cherries, peaches, apricots, apples, and plumbs are available to pick from the trees around the house in season. It is just 10 minutes from Durango and 15 minutes drive up the mountain for wildflower viewing, mountain trails, lakes, mountain biking, etc. The autumn colors are amazing.

The Hermosa House has an open floor plan with beautiful views inside and out, high speed Wi-Fi Internet, cable TV, board games, and great outdoor space. The shelves are stocked with area maps, guide books on hiking, biking, and area activities. The stone patio gets the morning sun and is perfect for enjoying your cup of coffee. It is shaded in the afternoon so you can enjoy a drink, bar-b-q and watch the sun set on the red cliffs. It is the perfect location for outdoor fun and just short drive to Durango or Purgatory.

Hermosa is just North of the City of Durango in the Animas river valley. Elk, deer, bear, and other wildlife are often seen in the area. We live on the property and we hope you find our place as amazing as we do. We are available anytime if you need anything or have questions about the area, things to do, etc.

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.

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 Grill is just a short walk up the road. There is also a nice local grocery and a liquor store a few minutes away.

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

Owner
Chris Hall
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 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. We love the outdoors and spend lots of time hiking, camping, mountain biking, 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 just love living here.

What makes this house unique

It has great views of the mountains and a pear tree, wild roses and raspberry patch in the yard surrounding the house. The rest of the property is orchards among the house.

Amenities

Durango House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Animas Valley Home. The best location for your Durango vacation
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 9 reviews
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Disappointed in what the property really was!

  • 1 of 5

The property was not what was described on the VRBO website, showers in both bathrooms did not work when we first got there, the owner had to come the next day and get them to work. It would have been nice to know this, we had traveled a long way and a hot shower would have been nice., property was overgrown and cluttered. Next time I will do a better job of researching before I rent a house.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wichita, KS
5

Very clean with everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Owner was friendly and helpful even though I called him when he was on vacation. Plenty of room, comfortable furniture, and some friendly cats! I so wanted to let them in but my husband and son are allergic. Just know you have to pull HARD on the nozzles to start both showers! Very lovely house and very easy to get on the highway to go to Durango or purgatory.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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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MADRID, SPAIN
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VERY ATTRACTIVE AND CONVENIENCE PLACE

  • 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
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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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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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Rates & Availability

Durango House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2017-07-24 - 2017-07-30
Jul 24 2017 - Jul 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$262
From
$293
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-07-31 - 2017-08-06
Jul 31 2017 - Aug 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$254
From
$295
Thu,Fri,Sun
 
 
2017-08-07 - 2017-08-13
Aug 7 2017 - Aug 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
$282
From
$252
Sun
 
 
2017-08-14 - 2017-08-20
Aug 14 2017 - Aug 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$216
From
$254
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-08-21 - 2017-08-27
Aug 21 2017 - Aug 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$292
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$280
 
 
2017-09-04 - 2017-09-10
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$214
From
$263
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-09-11 - 2017-09-17
Sep 11 2017 - Sep 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$202
From
$225
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-09-18 - 2017-09-24
Sep 18 2017 - Sep 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$196
From
$218
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-09-25 - 2017-10-01
Sep 25 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$204
From
$237
Fri
 
 
2017-10-02 - 2017-10-08
Oct 2 2017 - Oct 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$203
From
$246
Thu,Fri
 
 
2017-10-09 - 2017-10-15
Oct 9 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$182
From
$203
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-10-16 - 2017-10-22
Oct 16 2017 - Oct 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$178
From
$200
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-10-23 - 2017-10-29
Oct 23 2017 - Oct 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$176
From
$197
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-10-30 - 2017-11-05
Oct 30 2017 - Nov 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$197
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-11-06 - 2017-11-12
Nov 6 2017 - Nov 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$198
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-11-13 - 2017-11-19
Nov 13 2017 - Nov 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$186
From
$199
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-11-20 - 2017-11-26
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$189
From
$207
Thu
 
 
2017-11-27 - 2017-12-03
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$177
From
$206
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-12-04 - 2017-12-10
Dec 4 2017 - Dec 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$212
From
$191
Thu
 
 
2017-12-11 - 2017-12-17
Dec 11 2017 - Dec 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$198
Thu
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
$345
 
 
Winter
Jan 7 2018 - Jan 11 2018
2 night minimum stay
$180
 
 
MLK
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
$265
 
 
Winter2
Jan 15 2018 - Feb 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat
 
 
MLK
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
$255
 
 
Spring
Feb 19 2018 - Mar 9 2018
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 10 2018 - Mar 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
$275
From
$285
Fri,Sat
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2018 - May 10 2018
1 night minimum stay
$190
From
$225
Fri,Sat
 
 
Mothers Day
May 11 2018 - May 13 2018
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Memorial Day
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$310
 
 
Independence
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 8 2018
4 night minimum stay
$335
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$260
From
$280
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $375
Cleaning $150
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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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