The 'Cider House' is a new custom built two-story home located 8 miles North of Durango in the beautiful Animas Valley. We are close to Trimble Hot Springs and 15 minutes from Purgatory Ski Area.
Originally large farms and orchards, this area is developing and has a rural neighborhood feel. We live on the 6 acre parcel and are available anytime if you need anything. There are also other vacation rentals on the property if you have a large party. Contact us for multiple rental discounts.
The house is surrounded by fruit trees and the covered porch opens to a huge yard and orchard. Past the orchard and fields you will see the D&SNG; Train pass by on its way to Silverton. There are beautiful red cliff and mountain views in every direction from the house. Folks love to relax on the covered porch, sit under the trees, and play horse shoes or ping pong in the yard.
The master bedroom has a luxurious pillow top king size bed and master bath. 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 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, coffe-maker, micro, toaster, large gas bar-b-q, etc. etc. It has everything you need to make a great meal.
The house sleeps up to 10: 9 in beds and 1 on the fold out couch. The Cider House has an open floor plan, new furniture and leather couches, a large HD flat screen, and a TV room that can be closed off via pocket doors from the living room if desired.
From the porch you will see our free range chickens and ducks roaming about. We include a dozen eggs from the chickens with your stay. You may also see deer, elk, bear, and fox.
We offer Cable, Wi-Fi Internet and a large library of 100+ movies. The shelves are also stocked with area maps, guide books on hiking, biking, and area activities and historical books on the train and Durango history. There are games for the kids; horse shoes, bocci ball and ping pong.
Chickens roam the open areas and orchards and 1dz farm fresh eggs will be in the fridge. Cherries, peaches, apricots, apples, and plumbs may also be available in season.
We are in the perfect location for outdoor fun and just short drive to Durango for “city' activities. Minutes from the Cider House are hot springs, hiking and biking trails in the San Juan National forest and skiing at Durango Mountain Ski Resort. Just up the road you will find a grocery store, pizza place, and liquor store.
Natural beauty abounds. High mountain peaks and ghost towns to the north, Mesa Verde and canyon country to the West.
Near Net Zero Green Home: A high efficiency boiler provides In floor heat throughout the house. Additional bathroom heaters and south facing windows make this a very warm, bright and comfortable home. The Solar panels on the roof replace all the electricity this house uses from the grid. Recycling bins are provided.
Cider House - Great Animas Valley Location Durango, Colorado
Additional Location Information
8 Miles north of Durango, the house sits with other houses and has a rural neighborhood feel, homes are not close like in a town, but there are homes in the area around the Cider House. It has a huge yard/orchard on the porch side. Trimble Hot springs is just down the road for swimming and soaking. Hiking, biking, lakes, rivers, etc. are just minutes away from the house.
More About This Location
Mountain nearby, Rural retreats
Nearest airport: Durango (DRO), 25 miles Car is recommended
Left on 03/23/2013 for a stay in September 2012 | TheGardinersReviewed Mar 23, 2013Stayed Sep 2012
We stayed at Cider House last fall - the location of Cider House is idyllic, the cliff walls of Hermosa, the amazing orchards of cherry, apple and pear trees, the peacefulness that can only be found a few miles out of town. Chris and Michelle are wonderful hosts and live next door providing on-site help while the placement of the property allows for privacy. The house is new, the finishes comfortable and top-notch and the beds are the highest quality and very comfortable. Our children loved the big bunk beds and being able to go out the back door into the orchard and seeing deer and the domestic ducks running around. If you're looking for a beautiful, peaceful and memorable stay while you're in the Durango area, this is the place for you!
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