I can't recall how I found this B&B, but I'm glad I did. My boyfriend and I booked a stay here for five nights, and we received a room on the top floor. It was actually the one pictured in the current thumbnail image for the Gable House above. Overall, we were thoroughly happy with our stay.
This is a true B&B. I say "true" because I've stayed in a few where you certainly get the homey feel, but you may see the owners only once when you check in and again when you leave.
Each morning we chatted with Heather and Michael during breakfast, which was expertly cooked. I know it's something special when my boyfriend, who rarely eats breakfast (and didn't much care whether it was included or not) actually began looking forward to it each day. He actually pouted when I once suggested trying a place in town for brunch. I'm sure it was partly due to Heather being nice enough to cater to his vegetarian diet. That isn't to say she served him bland fruits and veggies. During our stay we had (in no particular order) a fritatta, French toast, yogurt with fresh fruit and rhubarb from her garden, scrambled eggs and black bean burritos, and Mexican spoon bread with green chile. All of it was delicious.
As for the house itself, I honestly felt as though I was staying with an auntie or relative -- it was that familiar and comforting. I never felt unsafe, and everything was tidy and clean when we arrived. I enjoyed meeting the other guests, and we frequently shared stories and ideas for nearby trails (biking and hiking). Heather and Michael also offered their suggestions as residents for good trails, and we weren't disappointed following their advice. She was even kind enough to lend us a book on the Durango-Silverton train ride the day we rode it.
The location is just a few blocks from Main Street and all the cute shops, which is nice if you plan on buying a lot of souvenirs. That also means it's near the main train station, but far enough away that you hear the train's whistle without feeling like it's outside your window. The neighborhood is fairly quiet, although you may get a few partiers out late at night during the weekends. We preferred to leave our windows open at night to let the cool air in (there was no visible air conditioning that I saw), but it was never loud enough to disrupt our sleep for more than a minute or two.
Should we visit Durango again, I'd have no problem staying here again. Thank you Heather and Michael for the delightful stay.