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Cider House - Great Animas Valley Location

8 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
9 guests
1 night minimum
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The Cider House is a new home with a sunny open floor plan, high speed Wi-Fi Internet, cable TV, board games, outdoor games, Ping Pong, and a 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. We have several adult and kid mountain bikes and a canoe available for guest use. 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. Hot springs, restaurants, grocery, etc. are all nearby. 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 avail...The Cider House is a new home with a sunny open floor plan, high speed Wi-Fi Internet, cable TV, board games, outdoor games, Ping Pong, and a 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. We have several adult and kid mountain bikes and a canoe available for guest use. 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. Hot springs, restaurants, grocery, etc. are all nearby. 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, micro, toaster, large gas bar-b-q, etc. etc. It 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 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. More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Stereo System
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

Very nice house, could have used ceiling fans in upstairs bedrooms (no A/C). Owner was fast to address any and all our concerns (plumbing leak was fixed the same day we called). Lovely quiet neighborhood, unfortunately we had to leave a day early because of...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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Christo1010, VR Owner at Cider House - Great Animas Valley Location, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Thank you for the review. Normally, as the temperatures drop into the 50's at night, we open the windows and the cool evening breeze keeps the house quite comfortable. Unfortunately because of the drifting smoke windows had to be kept closed at night. This fire...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

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Date of stay: May 2017
Christo1010, VR Owner at Cider House - Great Animas Valley Location, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

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Reviewed 29 July 2015

We stayed four days in this lovely rental home located near Durango and close to attractions in the area, including a hot springs pool down the road. It was nicely furnished with comfortable beds, large bathrooms, nice kitchen and good laundry facilities. Part of the...More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank aealex
Reviewed 19 May 2015

I am from Albuquerque, NM and I had friends (two couples) visiting from Minnesota and Nebraska who wanted to visit Durango and Mesa Verde. I decided to reserve a 3-bed room cottage and my search came across the Cider House in Durango with excellent reviews....More

Date of stay: May 2015
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TheGardiners
CO
Reviewed 23 March 2013

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Date of stay: September 2012
About the Owner
Christopher H
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2011
Interaction with guests
We live on the property and are happy to help you any way we can. We know the area, trails, parks, restaurants, etc. Just ask if you need anything at all.
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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.
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