This is a lovely B&B - great grounds, great rooms,lovely eating area. Too bad the hostess is so bad! Check is a late 4:00 and she will not allow any check-in prior to that. So, we got there at 4:15 and she was nowhere to be found; there is no reception area/desk. Went looking for her, found her 15 minutes later; most B&B owners are welcoming; Kathi IS NOT. We were looking forward to our happy hour beer/wine and "snacks;" snacks were old choc chip cookies and what appeared to be left over Halloween candy - neither what one would call an appropriate "snack" with beer and wine. And Kathi was more intent on playing with her family in the owners adjacent home than taking care of her guests. Breakfast was the worse B&B breakfast I have ever had. We had asked her the night before what she was serving, and her abrupt answer to us and another couple was "waffles." The other couple decided to go elsewhere for breakfast, we unfortunately decided to let her serve us. Mistake! Her waffle was the size of an Eggo waffle - and an Eggo would have been better. Her waffle was so soggy, it was near uneatable. She also offered sausage (links - were right out of frozen container) and bacon - served cold, greasy and again soggy, scrambled eggs (served cold and not sure how she could make them tasteless, and toast - she offered toast, we asked for toast, it never came. For what she charges for a room, horrid breakfast. The room was OK; we don't watch TV, but just in case you do, there is a 12 inch set in the room, and do hope you enjoy very, very soft mattresses. Spa was covered and not allowed to be used.
B&B are expensive, but usually worth the cost - Apple Orchard Inn is an exception; Jekyll for ground and rooms; Hyde for service and quality/variety of food.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located north of Durango and south of Durango Mountain Resort in the Animas Valley makes this AAA Four-Diamond luxury bed & breakfast a perfect home base for exploring Southwest Colorado. A main house with four guest rooms and six private cottages, all surrounded by lush gardens, ponds and beautiful mountain views. Enjoy excellent breakfasts each morning and a happy hour each evening with Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies and other snacks. AAA Four-Diamond since 2003 ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Apple Orchard Hotel Durango