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Apple Orchard Inn
Ranked #7 of 12 Durango B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Over Priced”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

The Apple Orchard Inn was a great spot years ago. It sold 4 years ago. We stayed there last month and were disappointed. The grounds are still charming but are in need of some tender loving care and elbow grease. The one room cabin was in serious need of refurbishment. The 13" 15 year old TV did not work properly; the towels were mismatched and tattered. The carpet needed a good vaccuum - dust all around the corners of the room. The mattress had to have been at least 10 years old as were the mismatched linens. With a little investment, this place could be great but as it stands now, it is below average. It appears to be run on a shoestring.

The breakfast was very nice in the morning, but there were no "snacks" in the afternoon and the one glass of box wine was not good. For $250 a night, it was a disappointment.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

We have stayed here 4 times and it continues to be a lovely place to stay. The grounds are a selling point. The accommodations include individual cottages or generously sized rooms in the main house. Wine is served in the afternoon. Breakfast is quite good. It is a relaxing, peaceful place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Kathi was a wonderful hostess, providing helpful sightseeing advice and securing dinner reservations. Delicious homecooked breakfasts, and there were apricots, cherries, and plums to snack on right off the trees. Great beer and snacks at happy hour, too! The property is gorgeous; the sounds of trickling water and the breeze through the leaves of the aspen trees are quite relaxing. Nice road running with great views if you head up 203 to 201. You'll be delighted you stayed here!

  • Stayed July 2012
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2012

We just returned from a two-night stay at the Apple Orchard Inn in July 2012. The property is located ~10 miles north of Durango. The property is spread out, with a main house and a few cabins scattered around a pond and small irrigation streams that flow throughout. Without doubt, the strength of this B&B is its grounds. The water running through the property, along with flowers and plants everywhere and the mountains to the west, make for a gorgeous setting. Probably the most enjoyable part of staying there was sitting in the swing on the front porch reading a book, surrounded by the flowing water and beautiful grounds. We stayed in the Wolf River cabin, and found it to be plenty nice. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was adequate. The breakfast was good, but not spectacular. Kathy provides some baked goods and fruit, and a rotating hot dish every morning. All things considered, it was a nice stay, worth the price and the distance from town.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Canon City, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights at the Apple Orchard Inn. It is in a beautiful setting and the room was great! Kathi does a wonderful job of making you feel welcome and her breakfasts are delicious. We were disappointed there were no homemade cookies as advertised in the brochure and the book in the room.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Redlands, California
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2012

This property is absolutely beautiful! So serene and relaxing. We loved it the moment we arrived. Kathy has done a wonderful job making sure you feel welcome.

Our room was perfect. We slept great for the most part. The feather bed topper was like sleeping on a cloud. We just were not use to the feathers poking through when you changed position. I tend to do that when I sleep so that was different, although my hubby doesn't move around as much and didn't notice it. It was wonderful to sleep with the windows open and only hear the wind rustling the leaves. There is a brook that runs throughout the property and I can imagine you can hear it should you stay in one one of the cabins. That is, if you like sleeping with your windows open.

Breakfast was very nice, sort of family style with the seating. We shared a table with a couple from Ridgeway, CO and a couple from Denver. Everyone was really nice and it was great to get to meet new people and hear what adventures they had had, or were planning while in Durango.

I was surprised to find out that Kathy has a couple of dogs - I am usually sensitive to animals but I got the impression they stayed pretty much in her residence. The only reason I found out is I heard a bark during breakfast and asked her. She let me meet Diesel, her beautiful Burmese Mountain dog - a breed I love! He was so well behaved and loving. I could have pet him all day.

We really liked it there. The only thing is we wished it was a little closer to town. Other then that, it's great!

Room Tip: The cabins are about the same price as a room in the house. Had I paid attention I would have chosen...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Beaverton, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2012

A 2-night stay here was great and wished we could have stayed longer on our trip Durango. We stayed in the Rome Beauty room and it was great - large room, wonderful bed, large stone fireplace, several windows, ceiling fan and huge bathroom.

We were able to see the other 3 rooms in the main house as they weren't busy when we stayed, and they all looked equally great. They are on the top floor so no noise from above! The cottages looked quite nice. The main house is more modern than the Country Sunshine, if you are comparison shopping.

Kathi is a great cook and her breakfasts were divine. Afternoon happy hour consisted of local beers, cookies, and wine (from a box, not great).

One tip: the B&B does get some traffic noise from 550, despite being set well back from the road. If you keep your windows open at night, you might be bothered by this in the mornings or late afternoons. Traffic does die down at night.

There is a gourmet market - PJs, a short drive away, for picnic supplies, desserts, drinks, etc - highly recommended.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Apple Orchard Inn
Address: 7758 County Road 203, Durango, CO 81301-3797
Location: United States > Colorado > Durango
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Ranked #7 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Durango
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Apple Orchard Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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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