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Beautiful Home - Mountain Views - Big Sitting Porch - Orchard - Near Hot Springs

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

New, open & bright 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath. Great indoor and outdoor space.

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, restaurants, grocery, etc. are all nearby and Purgatory ski resort is 15 miles to the North. The area has a rural neighborhood feel with houses scattered about and lots of open space, forest and farmland. We live in a house on the North side of the 6.5 acre property and are available anytime if you need anything.

The Cider House is a custom net-zero energy home that generates all the energy it uses. It was built with green and low VOC materials and paint throughout. The master bedroom has a luxurious pillow top king size bed and is connected to a master bathroom. Also upstairs there is another full bathroom, the 2nd bedroom with a queen bed, and the 3rd bedroom that can sleep up to five with two full beds (bunk) and a pull out twin trundle bed. This beautifully furnished smoke free house has a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops and bar, custom cabinets, high end appliances, coffee-maker, grinder, french press, micro, toaster, crock pot, stainless pots and pans, large bar-b-q, etc. etc. The kitchen has everything you need to make a great meal. A high efficiency boiler provides In floor heat throughout the house. Additional bathroom heaters and south facing windows make this a warm, bright and comfortable home.

The house has a large yard/orchard with beautiful mountain and cliff views. The covered porch with bar-b-q grill and seating opens to a large yard and orchard. In the yard you will find a horse shoe pit and ping pong table and chairs to sit under the trees. Cherries, peaches, apricots, apples, and plumbs are available to pick in season.

Past the orchard and fields you will see the D&SNG Train pass by on its way to Silverton several times a day. The Cider 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, the #1 rated restaurant in the area where you can also buy vegetables, meat, eggs, and cheese fresh off the farm. For breakfast or lunch the Hermosa Creek Cafe is just a short walk away. There is also a nice local grocery and a liquor store a few minutes away.

The house can sleep up to 9 in beds. There is queen sofa bed in the TV room that can be closed off via pocket doors from the living room if desired and a pac-n-play for the little ones. We often stay in vacation rentals and strive to make ours one of the best.

The Cider House has an open floor plan, new furniture, high speed Wi-Fi Internet and a large library of 200+ movies. The shelves are stocked with area maps, guide books on hiking, biking, and area activities and historical books on the train and Durango history. It is the perfect location for outdoor fun and just short drive to Durango or Purgatory.

We do not allow pets.

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 12-14 that love making new friends, playing soccer, hide and seek, tag and other outdoor fun on the property.

More Details

Owner
Chris Hall
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 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. Michelle and I love the outdoors and spend lots of time hiking, camping, rafting, etc. The winter brings skiing and hockey.

Chris Hall purchased this house in 2011

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 a few 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 and I built the Cider House in the South orchard in 2011.

What makes this house unique

I built this home in 2011 using quality materials to create a comfortable and modern energy efficient house. In floor heating in stained concrete floors and good insulation keep the house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. All new appliances, furniture, beds, etc.. It is sunny and bright and it is just a comfortable house. The covered porch is so great for sitting, eating, and looking out at the trees, the mountains, and the steam train chugging by in the distance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Chris- just wanted to tell you how much fun we've had! Your place is

most excellent. We cooked many meals, ate apples until we were full, chased

chickens, enjoyed the bucks in yard, played in the "little rivers" in front

and loved it! I considered making my amazing apple crisp (we are from prime

apple country) but eh, who wants to buy all that stuff and cook on

vacation?

I'm attach in one picture of my youngest up to her knees in the stream in

front. It was idyllic!



Laurel and family (Davida, Josh, Mercury and Greer)
Aug 2014
  • 1 of 4

Amenities

Durango House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The third bedroom has a double size bunk bed and twin trundle bed so you can sleep up to 5 kids or adults in that room. There is a pac-n-plays available to set up for the little one.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Home - Mountain Views - Big Sitting Porch - Orchard - Near Hot Springs
average rating of 4.821429 based on 32 reviews
5

Our White Christmas at Cider House

  • 5 of 5

I loved Cider House in Durango. The owner was very nice & personal. He also told us not to hesitate to call him if we needed anything. The house is very comfortable. We are a family of eight. The kitchen has everything you need. All appliances are top quality & all worked great. The floor heating works really well & we were totally Nieve about it. It was easy. We watched the deer come up to the house every morning & evening. Multiple birds also visited including the comical magpies. I would like to go back when the orchard is blooming. I know it's beautiful. I recommend staying at Cider House if you're in Durango. Cider House is a home away from home. I teared up when we departed.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Chris's house is gorgeous and well-appointed. It is a very convenient drive to Durango and it was fun to hear the train going by in the morning and afternoon. The house is beautiful--new and perfectly clean. The woodwork is fantastic and everything was even more lovely than in the pictures. We had a great stay and Chris was very helpful with recommendations. We stayed a week and ate at the nearby Hermosa Creek Cafe and James Ranch and enjoyed both. Hermosa Creek Trail was very close and a great place to walk the dog. The house was fully stocked with dishes and appliances and books and DVDs. What a great base for Durango adventures!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Another great visit!

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented this home for a second time, and again we were very pleased. It is a cute and quaint home, very clean, well appointed kitchen, beds are very comfortable with nice linens. We shared it with another family and there was plenty of room. Backyard is beautiful and a great place for kids to play. It is a newer home, granite countertops, etc, nice furnishings that are very comfortable. My only complaint is that window coverings in bedrooms are lightweight, so you will be woken by sunshine early morning...fine for some people, we just prefer a darker room esp when you hope to have kids sleep in a bit :). But overall we love this home and would recommend it!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and suggestion regarding the sunlight in the bedrooms. We have added dark window blinds to the small windows in all the bedrooms and darker curtains in the kids room. I think this will help. Thanks again and see you next time.
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Colorado
5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Cider House while visiting Ft. Lewis College with my son. We also skied while in the area. The house is a great location for both of those places.

The house is well stocked with kitchen items. The beds are comfy (minus the pull-out couch-- but, are those things ever comfy?!?), the bathrooms are newly updated, clean and have shampoo and body wash provided, the towels are soft and the house feels cozy. Our party of 10 fit well.

If we are in the area, we would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is a Yes!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for our family. The location was half way between the town and the ski slopes. We would rent the place again.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale, AZ
5

Ideal family getaway in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this home for a spring break ski vacation. We found it to be an ideal location between the town of Durango and Purgatory Resort, with easy access to both in about 20 min. A gourmet grocery is 5 min down the road and supplied most of our basic needs. The house was nicely decorated and very well appointed, with everything we needed to prepare our multi-family breakfasts and dinners, as well as plenty of seating at the table and counter. The kids enjoyed the family room with its large selection of DVDs and VHS (!) tapes, the bunk room, and the space to run around outside on our days with warm weather. We really appreciated the full size washer/dryer, comfortable beds, and fully stocked bathrooms. We had a little difficulty finding the house initially (our drive took longer than expected), so I would highly recommend arriving for the first time during daylight hours. Chris answered our questions very promptly from start to finish. We hope to come back again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Rates & Availability

Durango House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2017-03-23 - 2017-03-26
Mar 23 2017 - Mar 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$177
From
$265
Thu
 
 
2017-03-27 - 2017-04-02
Mar 27 2017 - Apr 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$207
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-04-03 - 2017-04-09
Apr 3 2017 - Apr 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$191
From
$209
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-04-10 - 2017-04-16
Apr 10 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$190
From
$208
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-04-17 - 2017-04-23
Apr 17 2017 - Apr 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$191
From
$210
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-04-24 - 2017-04-30
Apr 24 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$192
From
$218
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-05-01 - 2017-05-07
May 1 2017 - May 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$193
From
$211
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-05-08 - 2017-05-14
May 8 2017 - May 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$202
From
$244
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-05-15 - 2017-05-21
May 15 2017 - May 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$202
From
$222
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-05-22 - 2017-05-28
May 22 2017 - May 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$212
From
$312
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-05-29 - 2017-06-04
May 29 2017 - Jun 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$226
From
$303
Thu,Sat
 
 
2017-06-05 - 2017-06-11
Jun 5 2017 - Jun 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
$227
From
$258
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-06-12 - 2017-06-18
Jun 12 2017 - Jun 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$269
From
$291
Thu
 
 
2017-06-19 - 2017-06-25
Jun 19 2017 - Jun 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$248
From
$311
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-06-26 - 2017-07-02
Jun 26 2017 - Jul 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$268
From
$341
Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-07-03 - 2017-07-09
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$328
From
$300
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-07-10 - 2017-07-16
Jul 10 2017 - Jul 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$334
From
$286
Sun
 
 
2017-07-17 - 2017-07-23
Jul 17 2017 - Jul 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$287
From
$386
Sat
 
 
2017-07-24 - 2017-07-30
Jul 24 2017 - Jul 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$288
From
$380
Sat
 
 
2017-07-31 - 2017-08-06
Jul 31 2017 - Aug 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$290
From
$361
Sat
 
 
2017-08-07 - 2017-08-13
Aug 7 2017 - Aug 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
$274
From
$296
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-08-14 - 2017-08-20
Aug 14 2017 - Aug 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$265
From
$298
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-08-21 - 2017-08-27
Aug 21 2017 - Aug 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$268
 
 
2017-08-28 - 2017-09-03
Aug 28 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$248
From
$268
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-09-04 - 2017-09-10
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$255
From
$266
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-09-11 - 2017-09-17
Sep 11 2017 - Sep 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$263
From
$300
Thu
 
 
2017-09-18 - 2017-09-24
Sep 18 2017 - Sep 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$237
From
$258
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-09-25 - 2017-10-01
Sep 25 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$231
From
$249
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-10-02 - 2017-10-08
Oct 2 2017 - Oct 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$224
From
$242
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-10-09 - 2017-10-15
Oct 9 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$216
From
$233
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-10-16 - 2017-10-22
Oct 16 2017 - Oct 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$211
From
$228
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-10-23 - 2017-10-29
Oct 23 2017 - Oct 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$205
From
$223
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-10-30 - 2017-11-05
Oct 30 2017 - Nov 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$209
From
$222
Sat
 
 
2017-11-06 - 2017-11-12
Nov 6 2017 - Nov 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$221
From
$209
Thu,Sun
 
 
2017-11-13 - 2017-11-19
Nov 13 2017 - Nov 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$211
From
$224
Fri
 
 
2017-11-20 - 2017-11-26
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$205
From
$225
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-11-27 - 2017-12-03
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$203
From
$222
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-12-04 - 2017-12-10
Dec 4 2017 - Dec 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$207
From
$228
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-12-11 - 2017-12-17
Dec 11 2017 - Dec 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$214
From
$237
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-12-18 - 2017-12-24
Dec 18 2017 - Dec 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$226
From
$296
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-12-25 - 2017-12-31
Dec 25 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$368
From
$433
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-01-01 - 2018-01-07
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
$266
From
$259
Thu,Sun
 
 
2018-01-08 - 2018-01-14
Jan 8 2018 - Jan 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
$243
From
$262
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-01-15 - 2018-01-21
Jan 15 2018 - Jan 21 2018
2 night minimum stay
$238
From
$259
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-01-22 - 2018-01-28
Jan 22 2018 - Jan 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$236
From
$285
Sat,Sun
 
 
2018-01-29 - 2018-02-04
Jan 29 2018 - Feb 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
$342
From
$352
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2018-02-05 - 2018-02-11
Feb 5 2018 - Feb 11 2018
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$271
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2018-02-12 - 2018-02-18
Feb 12 2018 - Feb 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
$228
From
$251
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-02-19 - 2018-02-25
Feb 19 2018 - Feb 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$245
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2018-02-26 - 2018-03-04
Feb 26 2018 - Mar 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
$232
From
$255
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-03-05 - 2018-03-05
Mar 5 2018 - Mar 5 2018
2 night minimum stay
$230
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$232
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $160 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 6.9%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
DRO - Durango
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Dalton Ranch
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Dalton Ranch
Nearest Train
12 Miles
D&SNG
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 550
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Hermosa Grill
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Durango Mountain Resort Purgatory
Car: recommended

Skiing, mountain biking, single track, hiking, jeep, four wheeling, cycling, iron horse, train, narrow gauge, rafting, golf, horseback riding, music, festival, lake, boating, mesa verde, ruins, art, Indian art, canyon lands, southwest, orchard, farm, mountains, ice climbing, bluegrass.

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, health/beauty spa

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