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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Durango, Colorado

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Blt64
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A peaceful, quiet and lovely place to stay.”
Reviewed 1 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

A darling cottage above a barn. Peaceful, beautiful with a hot tub. Off the beaten track. Lots of deer. Missed seeing horses and cattle at the ranch. Owners do not intrude. Have total privacy. Loved Durango. Lots of wonderful stores and restaurants but ranches, too.

Your age range 65+
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William J
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“GREAT Escape !!”
Reviewed 3 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017
2
people found this review helpful

My wife & I found "Coal Basin" to be exactly what we were looking for. It is far enough out of the city to get the true Colorado experience, but close enough to enjoy what Durango, Vallecito Lake, & Bayfield have to offer. Lauretta was very good with pre trip preparation text's & Gary was also excellent with getting settled & area info. Our hosts insured our privacy during our stay, but were available if needed. Everything was very clean & well taken care of, & we would stay at Gary & Lauretta's place again in a heartbeat if the opportunity presents!!
We were even able to enjoy a bit of animal connection (Rocky & Spooky the dogs, & of course Gracie the kitty) who must have known we were going through furry withdrawl. Overall, two thumbs up !!

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originalb...
Fort Myers, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
214 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 416 helpful votes
“Very nice accommodations. Quiet setting. Needs attention to room readiness.”
Reviewed 4 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

I completely enjoyed my stay here. The room is spacious, the bed comfortable, the setting private -- a great place to relax. Two caveats: The owner doesn't clean the refrigerator or pantry after guests leave, and my wife was really turned off by the bad smell in the refrigerator. Also, there is no TV service, and the DVD library is like a limited selection of bargain-bin clearance items -- bring something to watch.

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Management Response
5 Jun 2017
We're sorry you had some disappointments, especially with the refrigerator; we try to keep/maintain certain food items available for guests who arrive late at night and did not have time to get their first supply of groceries or coffee. We have not had sufficient interest in the TV to purchase Direct TV, perhaps if we do receive more interest we'll purchase satellite TV...99% of our guests desire to relax and enjoy our wonderful location (the mountains, forest, hiking) rather than watch TV as if they were at home. Our collection of classic movies and videos has so far been perfect for our guests.
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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“We would stay again in a heartbeat.”
Reviewed 12 May 2017 for a stay in March 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We live rural and vacation that way too. The location and the property were perfect for us. It is down a lot of dirt roads, but they are well maintained and not bad on dust. Sun starts going down and looking out the back window we see a heard of about 20 elk one evening. Great picture moment. We used navigation on the phone and had a hard time believing we could be at our day destination in such a short time. Our dogs loved the large open area in back and romping through snow patches for the first time. We were proud of them as they were not interest in hassling the horses or the two cows. Otherwise they would have been on a leash. Love it when things just work out and we get to truly enjoy ourselves. The rental was clean inside when we arrived and we left it that way. Overall we think we got a good value for our money.

Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
13 May 2017
Thank you for choosing our place to get away to with your pups. We enjoyed meeting you and hope you return again. Thank you for the review.
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Edward S
1 review
“Great weekend”
Reviewed 26 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

The place was amazing with plenty of great views. Within a short drive to pagosa springs and Durango. Overall great time!

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Management Response
13 May 2017
Thank you for your review! And thank you for choosing our little slice of heaven for your get-away. We hope you get to come back!
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Hamlet77
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Place! ”
Reviewed 7 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

The area and property are great! We loved every minute of our vacation. Lauretta and Gary are extremely sweet and helpful! Truly one of the best vacations we've ever had! If you need to disconnect and connect with nature this is the place to go! The stary nights, beautiful open land, cozy "postcard-ish" barn/cabin and gorgeous horses were truly beautiful! We will come again!

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Management Response
8 Jan 2017
We're so glad that you were able to unplug from town to connect with country and nature. And pleased that you chose our place for this opportunity. We look forward to having you stay again. Cheers!
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Lolly V
Thailand
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Unplugged Vacay”
Reviewed 19 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016
1
person found this review helpful

My husband and I were on home leave from our job in Thailand and looking for a getaway trip from Texas, before we returned to SE Asia. Chose Durango, so we could fly fish and hike and also, it was a quick nonstop flight out of Dallas. Found Lauretta's property on Flipkey and it was exactly as described and better. We loved the remoteness from town, but close enough to scoot in and out for dinner, shopping, etc. We stocked up on groceries so we could relax and cook at their lovely barn apartment. We loved watching them feed the animals and seeing their dogs helping out. Every night we soaked our tired bones in the hot tub and were amazed at the clarity of the stars. Lauretta and Gary were very personable and interesting folks to talk with, but gave us total privacy. Gary was in the same fraternity as my husband, so it was meant to be to meet them! The barn loft is completely private from the main house on the hill, fully stocked with everything you could possibly need and something I would love to have! In fact, we are now torn between where to retire in a couple of years. Durango is now on the top of our list or at least for part of the year!

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Liked least: Couldn't stay longer!
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Management Response
19 Nov 2016
We loved meeting Lolly and Ron and were honored to host you at our little ranch haven. We're so glad that our barn apartment accommodated your needs. Stay in touch! We would welcome you as fun additions to our Durango community.
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