The SpaceGreetings, Guests!
We are delighted to offer you special winter holiday rates for your vacation and travel in the Southwest . If you love wide open spaces with horses, cattle, and sheep, scenic vistas of the LaPlata and San Juan Mountains, peaceful star-filled nights, and prefer to remain outside of Durango city limits, then 2nd Wind is a great choice for you! We are on the outskirts of
Durango, yet a short 12 mile/ 20 minute drive to the town center.
This charming, studio style guesthouse has everything you need for privacy, convenience and comfort, but you will need a car to access area attractions.
The Adobe offers you dining in possibilities " just like home!" The fully stocked kitchen includes cookware, utensils, silverware, dishes, toaster, blender, stove, microwave,electric kettle, and a full size refrigerator/freezer. " You will also find condiments,spices, and a few staple items in the cupboards for the option of preparing your own meals.
Our guests are also provided with ingredients for a self serve Continental Breakfast... Morning beverage choices include pekoe, green, or herbal teas. The drip coffee maker can be set to brew, or the french press is available for customized servings of coffee.
Breakfast is SELF SERVE. We will provide light refreshment in the refrigerator for your continental breakfast- such as bread, bagels or English muffins, cream cheese, butter, and jam.
The spacious bathroom has a walk-in shower and dressing area with a roomy closet. (Iron and ironing board are handy to freshen your clothes.) Dormers allow natural light, windows open to views of pasture and mountains. With so much space in the bath and dressing area, we added a comfortable chair and a lamp for quiet time apart from the main room.
Your queen sized bed has a pillow top memory foam mattress. Tom's custom made twin size daybed provides an additional sleeping area.
Enjoy a dvd from our guest library for viewing on a 32" flat screen .(We do NOT have tv /satellite service).
In cooler weather, a cozy flame warms the room from the propane fireplace, adding a touch of convenience and ambiance, with thermostat settings for a comfortable temperature.
If you'd like to sit outside and enjoy the beauty of sunrise and sunsets on the Mesa, we have outdoor seating for you right behind the Guesthouse. A barbecue grill is available for your use, by request.
CHOOSING WHAT TO DO...
There are beautiful places and scenery to enjoy on foot, motorcycle, a bicycle, or the back of a horse, and many events such as barrel racing and rodeo in this area. (We also have public indoor arenas for winter equestrian activities.)
Durango is well known for excellent fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, zip lining, jeep and atv tours, skiing, and even dog sled tours in the winter!! And don't miss Snowdown in January,the Silverton SkiJoring event in February, Durango's Celtic Festival in March, Fairground Rodeos , Music in the Mountains, and Street Festivals in the summer, and the Cowboy Gathering in October!
The Historic town of Durango is 12 miles away,with amazing restaurants, festivals,live music and concerts,cultural events, and boutique shopping.Check out their website for a calendar of events. Would you like to visit Silverton, Telluride, or other mountain towns of Colorado? A one to two hour drive over the mountains makes a fantastic day trip.
You can ride the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Train, go rafting on the Animas River, or visit the area's Therapeutic Hot Springs.
Durango offers a warm welcome to all, and a wide variety of festive, western, and sporting activities.
Mesa Verde National Park - a 45 minute drive to the 5000 acre park entrance. Moab, and the Arches of Utah are also within a few hours drive. Thinking about the Grand Canyon? 8 hours. How about Santa Fe or Taos? 4-5 hours..This is why the "4 Corners" of America is so unique--lots of choices!
Durango LaPlata Airport- 12 miles away. Albuquerque Sun port is 4 1/2 hours drive by car...we are easy to get to!
The Adobe Guesthouse is a one room studio style accommodation, with sleeping and dining area sharing the living space. Our main goal is comfortable for sleeping, and convenient for cooking. PLEASE NOTE:
We must limit our guests to people and not pets. Although there are animals elsewhere on the property, we maintain a pet-free environment within the Adobe itself.
NOTE ABOUT WIFI AND CELL RECEPTION IN THE 4 CORNERS:
Cell reception has sometimes been described as "spotty" by guests who are enroute to various locations. Wifi may seem slow to visitors from urban areas..this is part of the "technical environment" of visitng and living in mountain and desert areas. People plan ahead when they are passing through wilderness areas, and sometimes, even here on site, internet runs slower than desired. If you are having any problems that we can help with, just let us know.
OTHER LODGING OPTIONS
We invite you to view our listing for the 2nd Wind Aspen Suite - an affordable choice of lodging within the Main Ranch House on the same property, for parties of one or two. Guest AccessA car is necessary for travel to town, and exploring the sights and attractions in the area. Interaction with Guests2ndWind Guesthouse is located in between the barn and the main ranch house. There is a 20' wide driveway that separates the guesthouse from the side porch entrance to our other listing,the Aspen Suite.
Our interaction with guests varies according to our work schedules, which are full time , and whatever your preferences are for privacy...sometimes there is a gathering at the table, sometimes a quick meet and greet. in passing, but always the hope that you will feel at home and comfortable. Because of our outside work, we may not be here when you arrive. We offer you a flexible "self check in" option, which is described in the welcome email sent to all of our guests. The NeighborhoodWe love the stars at night, the birds singing in the morning, and the wide open fields with horses and sometimes sheep along the Mesa. The road that we are situated on is conducive to a morning or evening stroll. Across the highway, there are county roads that lead down to the Animas River for serious runners or joggers! We also recommend the River Trail that follows the Animas River on both sides of Durango for about 9 miles, is paved, and user friendly for bicycles, joggers, and foot traffic. The River Trail has many access points throughout Durango, and also from the Santa Rita Park and Visitor Center.
For delicious deli, bakery and natural food "grab and go" choices for your outdoor excursions, we recommend "Nature's Oasis" on Camino Del Rio, just alongside HWY 160 on your right as you approach the Santa Rita Park and Visitor Center. For Indoor dining, there is a restaurant guide in your accommodations to review menus, prices, and locations of our many local restaurants.Some feature ordering online to go- such as "Serious Texas BBQ", with locations at the north and south end of town. Getting AroundWe have plenty of onsite parking . You will need your own vehicle to explore the area. The Durango LaPlata Airport is 15 miles from the Guesthouse-with rentals from National, Alamo, Hertz, and Enterprise. Other Things to NoteIt is our hope that if you use the kitchen for cooking, you will show us the courtesy of cleaning your own dishes and putting away or disposing of food.Please wipe up grease or spills. Aluminum foil is in the cupboard to line pans for easier clean up of broiler pans and baking sheets.
Recycling is encouraged- feel free to separate your items of glass, plastic, and cans that are recyclable from other trash. We'll take care of getting it to the recycling center. There is a smaller waste basket under the kitchen sink that is especially for recycling. It is important to RINSE before putting recyclables in the basket.We are doing our best to keep costs low, and avoid cleaning fees for guests. Thanks for doing your part, we really appreciate that.