Kathi seems well-intentioned enough but has not really stepped up to be a good inn-keeper. First off, there was a dog gate at the bottom of the stairs and we were told her dogs will jump on all the furniture and beds when given the opportunity. Not a good start when my boyfriend has pet allergies. Second, when showing us our room, which overlooked her dog yard, she let us know that the dogs will bark during the wee hours at bears but "that we would go right back to sleep". Her dogs may be her babies, but they barked periodically ALL NIGHT and we had a terrible night's sleep. Third, when taking a shower, the cold water tap doesn't work properly (keeps spinning) and I went from being scorched with hot water to having ice cold water hit me. After complaining about the dogs barking, Kathi did keep them inside until about 7am (I guess you're not expected to sleep any later) when they were barking once again. I agree with the previous review about the lack of overall care. The bed mattress was old and lumpy and things were mismatched. The china used for breakfast had a number of chips as well. The breakfast itself was disappointing. The hot breakfast consisted of something that was easily thrown together and not very hearty or tasty. The hours given for breakfast are 8:00-9:15 and then you would have to wait since everyone was there at the same time. I thought the hours were more about the convenience of the owner than the guests. Overall, the experience wasn't horrible but also wasn't that great for the $$. Although the property was nice (but it is noisy backed up to the main road), I would not recommend this place under it's current owner.
- 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