At the Apple Orchard Inn, enjoy the best of both worlds -- the peace and quiet of the country and the convenience of being close to town and the mountains. The inn is a large farmhouse-style home and six quaint cottages located on five acres with award-winning landscaping, an old apple orchard, ponds and streams, flower gardens, and a patio and hot tub where you can enjoy mountain views in all directions. Watch the Durango & Silverton Train pass by, bird-watch, and enjoy the gardens while Celeste prepares a full hearty breakfast for you, complete with home-baked breads and pastries. Make the Apple Orchard Inn your home away from home!
5 on March 02, 2014
My husband and I stayed at Apple Orchard Inn for a Valentines getaway. It was great! The cottage was adorable and the service was great. We definitely plan on staying there again!
5 on February 26, 2014
The Apple Orchard Inn is a wonderful place to go and unwind. Breakfast is amazing and a healthy way to start the day. Such a comfortable and relaxing environment. Will do it again soon.
4.2 on February 25, 2014
Had a great overnight stay as a getaway, food was awesome, and so was Kathy!
4.4 on January 06, 2014
My only (very) minor complaint was the housekeeping. Not quite up to par compared to a business stay in a hotel. Otherwise, the breakfast was fabulous, the grounds were very nice, and the room was just plain awesome.
5 on January 05, 2014
Stayed in the Cortland Cabin. Has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Does not have a kitchen but who wants to cook on vacation! Has a very realistic open gas fireplace. The tub is about 6 inches wider than a standard tub, perhaps 6-8 inches longer and much deeper. Tub has jets but we did not use them. Tub can fit two people of average size - tight fit but not uncomfortable. Two sinks. Couch plus plenty of floor space and ample storage for clothing. Comfortable king bed. Radiant floor heating takes this place to the next level. The floor is always toasty warm. Vaulted ceiling gives small cabin spacious feeling. Kathy, the inn keeper and owner, is very nice and makes a mean breakfast. It's a classic comfort food breakfast. She makes basic meals but somehow takes them to the next level in quality and taste. Hopefully while you are there you will experience her pancakes and waffles. MMMMMMmmmm Really good bacon too. There are 6 cabins in total and the winter prices are very reasonable for what you get. Being north of town works well as you are closer to the great mountain hikes or skiing, but you are also still only 5 to 10 minutes from town. I would not have wanted to stay in town now that I have been there. Top notch stay and property! Only complaint if I had to make one would be that the inn keeper said she would wait until 7:00 pm for us to check in. Arrived at 6:50 pm and she was gone. It was not a problem at all because she just left the cabin open for us with the key. I will definitely book this place again when I return to Durango. Little tip: if you are traveling on 550 south from Montrose, you can stop into Orvis Hot Springs which is on the right 5 minutes north of Ouray. $14 for an all-day soak. Room Tip: All the cabins are awesome! You are near rt 550 but you can't hear it unless you are outside.
Mountains, Small town
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Mesa Verde National Park, Purgatory Ski at Durango Mountain Resort, Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Train, Picnic area, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Trimble Hot Springs, Tamarron Golf, Dalton Ranch Golf, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Whitewater Rafting
Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR
Private Patio, Loveseat Sleeper-Sofa, King size bed, Private bathroom
4 Dogs , ducks Others
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies
This has become a "Signature Dish" because returning guests always go to the ever-present cookie jar looking for them. Baked daily, these Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies aren't your run-of-the-mill cookies! They are filled with three kinds of chocolate, plus walnuts and pecans. Not exactly exciting, but they are baked at about 4 p.m. daily. When eaten straight out of the oven, it's heaven!