This is truly an amazing property run by a couple of very attentive and charming inn keepers. They have only been at it about a year, but their attention to detail in every respect is impressive. We stayed in the Alpine which is a very large room for 3 or 4 people with a couple of comfy armchairs, a couch with table, a writing desk, and even a free standing gas fireplace! 2 Large queen beds with superior bedding helped create the feel of a luxury hotel.
Unlike so many motel rooms which would feel cramped with more than 2, this room allowed the 3 of us to stretch out. Views to the south across the small valley were stunning as the trees were changing colors. The very short drive to Durango is also a huge plus since many of their competitors are well out of town. And they are just over 30 minutes to Mesa Verde, one of the true wonders of America.
We also took advantage of the hot tub, even though it was in the 40's by the time we got in - invigorating!
Breakfast is cooked by Marvin who is good at cooking for larger groups. On our first day, we had scrambled eggs, bacon and a huge blueberry pancake that would put IHOP to shame. Amazing taste and great texture. Day 2 we had an excellent quiche with all the great coffee, tea or juice you can eat. Cookies and fruit are there to help sustain you through your activities later in the day.
Having stayed in many B&B's over the years, I would also say this one is excellent value. You get an awful lot for the money. October was also a great time to visit to avoid the crowds, and save some on offseason specials. Our weather was perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Resembling a country manor, Antlers on the Creek Bed and Breakfast's seven exquisite guest rooms with queen or king size beds and private baths are located in the farm house or the carriage house. Everything is renovated and ready for a new season. Come check out our new owner & her staff! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lightner Creek Hotel Durango