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Advice for hotel location

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Advice for hotel location

Hello,

I'm planning to stay 3 nights in Durango in August but unfortunately I found the hotels to be some how expensive:(

I found "TownePlace Suites by Marriott Farmington" in Farmington and I want is the location for the the hotel is good for the tours and attractions??

thanks

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WestSlope,CO
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1. Re: Advice for hotel location

No, Farmington is a little too far away. I have friends there and visit fairly often. It is a nice town--we stay at LaQuinta there--but Farmington is too far to visit Durango and Mesa Verde conveniently.

With the six of you, you might find a condo or cabin that would be better priced than a suite hotel. Look around Lake Vallecito. And it seems like there's a condo complex that one of our visitors found last summer. I'll see if I can find the thread where it was mentioned.

Edited: 1:15 pm, February 22, 2014
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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2. Re: Advice for hotel location

Thank you very much

I will be happy if you could help with that

Thanks

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3. Re: Advice for hotel location

What is your budget? Farmington is an hour drive to Durango and Mesa Verde might be a bit further. Farmington is more desert like, with distant views of mountains. Maybe look at Cortez CO.

In Durango look at Iron Horse Inn which is on the northern edge of Durango. It is more of a budget property but has larger family rooms. http://www.ironhorseinndurango.com/

WestSlope,CO
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4. Re: Advice for hotel location

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Ferringway condos is the place I remember reading about. It gets mixed reviews, mainly due to difficulties with their cancellation policy, it seems. There are also a variety of other vacation rentals--in town, at Durango Mountain Resort, and at Bayfield/Lake Vallecito.

tripadvisor.com/VacationRentals-g33397-Revie…

http://eaglesnestcabinsandhomes.com/

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tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g33397-d564469-…

http://www.vallecitolakechamber.com/

http://www.durangomountainresort.com/lodging/

Kuwait City, Kuwait
posts: 540
5. Re: Advice for hotel location

thanks a lot for all replies

I really like Ferringway condos and may be I will stay there but the largest condo they have has only 2 bedrooms and I need one with 3 bedrooms so I want to ask if cascade village resort in the link below has a good location or it is far from the attractions. please advise .

http://www.cascadevillagehotel.com/

thanks

WestSlope,CO
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6. Re: Advice for hotel location

Cascade Village is at the ski resort,Durango Mountain Resort (also known as Purgatory), about 25 miles north of Durango in the mountains. This link will give you more information about activities and amenities available at the resort...just click on the sunshine icon at the top of the page for summer information.

http://summer.durangomountainresort.com/

For a three bedroom home, you may want to check VRBO, Vacation Rentals By Owner.

vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/…

Some visitors prefer to stay in the mountains; others prefer being in town, others like staying in the mountains at the lake (Vallecito Reservoir), which is about 25 miles to the northeast of downtown. There's also some lodging toward the west. It takes longer to drive to Lake Vallecito (close to an hour) because the road is more curvy; the drive to Durango Mountain Resort is a straight shot along Highway 550.

Most of your restaurants, shopping, river walk, and the train ride are in town, but being up in the mountains is very nice and usually a few degrees cooler in the summer...and not very far away.

Edited: 8:58 am, February 24, 2014
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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7. Re: Advice for hotel location

Thank you very much

Infact I like staying near the lake or on the moutain but I didn't find a good apartments close to the lake and I think Ferringway condominium resort is located on the moutain

Do you mean that the apartment I've mentioned in cascade village is not a good option for the summer??

Thanks

Durango, Colorado
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8. Re: Advice for hotel location

Try Ferringway Condos. We used to stay there regularly before we moved to Durango. They are near the college and you can walk to town if you like long walks, but it's uphill going home. There is also a new Homewood Suites (Hilton) in town, plus a Marriott Suites (older) that give you some more room and a kitchen. You might also check VRBO for a vacation rental - a lot of people rent homes that might suite your situation.

Ferringway is in Durango proper. Cascade Village and other Purgatory condos are at the ski area which is a good 1/2 hour north of town. So if you want to see Durango proper, town is a better place to start. It's also easier to get to places like Mesa Verde (30 minutes west of Durango) from in-town.

Edited: 5:56 pm, April 04, 2014
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9. Re: Advice for hotel location

Look on VRBO and check out Tamarron. You'll be close to hiking trails adn Havilland Lake. It is closer to town than Durango Mt Resort and Cascade Village. Good Luck!

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