Country Sunshine Bed & Breakfast

35130 Highway 550 North , Durango, CO 81301 USA (Show map)


Nestled among ponderosa pines and scrub oaks, on four wooded acres overlooking the Animas River Valley, Country Sunshine is your unforgettable secluded getaway. Conveniently located twelve minutes North of downtown Durango, we are the closest Bed and Breakfast to Purgatory Ski Area at Durango Mountain Resort.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Best Place Ever

5 on June 13, 2015

The hospitality is outstanding and Walter and Jodi make you feel right at home. The food was amazing. The location was beautiful. Complimentary beverages (beer and wine) and snacks. Always have coffee available. Extremely accommodating. I'm already ready to go back.

Best ever!

5 on May 29, 2015

This was the most relaxing place to stay and the innkeepers are wonderful. The views and wildlife are wonderful. Can't wait to return.

No Other B&B Compares!

5 on July 12, 2014

Walter and Jodi are true 24 hour hosts that fuss over each guest as if we are all treasured visiting members of their family! Endless home-made goodies, beverages, and personal service! Nothing is missing, Nothing is broken, Beds are great, plenty of hot water and water pressure..... We had to stay at another, more expensive B&B in Hermosa on our return trip through Durango because Country Sunshine was booked. This other place featured 2-hour hospitality and lacking amenities....Dreadful! We will only stay with Country Sunshine in the future or we'll just skip Durango! It's THAT GOOD!

The best B&B ever!!!!

5 on June 25, 2014

We have been visiting Country Sunshine for about ten years now and it never disappoints! The hosts, Jodi and Walter, are so friendly and helpful and just plain excellent at making you feel at home yet without any of the chores you would have at home like cooking, cleaning, etc. LOL The house is wonderful. The rooms are wonderful. The grounds are... you guessed it... wonderful. One night when we were there last month, Walter built us a great fire out in the fire pit and we spent a lovely evening sitting around it with friends just like the good old camping days but with the luxuriousness (sp?) of a great B&B just up the hill. Breakfasts are terrific! And every evening Walter serves up a scrumptious desert just because he can. You will not find a better B&B anywhere! And I am NOT being paid for this review! :-D


4.6 on November 21, 2013

Away from town and well named,Country Sunshine. We love hummingbirds and were surrounded by them as well as many other species of birds. The hosts were extremely pleasant. The whole experience was worth the price.

Awesome place!

4.8 on October 10, 2013

This place is the best. We stayed for 5 days the summer of 2013. Walter and Jodie are great hosts and make you feel so at home. The breakfasts and the desserts were outstanding! We loved it so much that we are going back for Christmas 2013. Felt like home!

Exceptional relaxing place

4.8 on October 09, 2013

This is our third stay and we feel like regulars, even tho we know of others that have stayed many more times. there is ample property to roam, hot tub is great as told by others staying here. Walters breakfasts are a delight and evening desserts are rich and sooooooo good. Our stay has been always in September, so we have near perfect weather on our stays. Hard to say anything better than those who have given Jodi and Walter such good reviews that are so deserved we feel. We will stay again on our next trip back to this beautiful country.

Hillary's Wedding

5 on September 30, 2013

We stayed here due to close proximity to my daughter's residence prior tk her wedding, and for it's beautiful grounds and peaceful atmosphere. We had a very enjoyable stay, with excellent breakfast out on the deck by Walter, free wine and beer, hot tub, chocolate chip cookies and a dessert every evening. Jody and Walter are very hospitable, friendly, while respecting your privacy.

Outstanding B&B

4.6 on September 29, 2013

We stayed at the Country Sunshine B&B Inn only for one night. All was fine. Hospitality and cleanliness are very good. Wifi worked well. The B&B is a 10 minutes drive away from Durango. But a very lovely place in the middle of the countryside. Drinks (water, beer, wine) are offered for free. They have a very nice cat and dog. So cute. All in all we would highly recommend this house and would like to come again.

Simply the best!

5 on September 25, 2013

Outstanding in every way, Country Sunshine is the perfect place to enjoy mountain views, wonderful breakfasts and killer desserts, pleasant company, and comfortable, attractive rooms. The hosts make it all perfect for their guests - and the birdwatching from the deck is an added plus. Try them once, and you'll be anxious for your next visit with Jodi and Walter at Country Sunshine.

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Hiking/Mountain Biking through National Forest, Jeep/Hummer Tours, River Rafting/Kayaking, Durango Mountain Ski Resort, Dog Sled Rides, Snowshoeing, Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park, Performing Theater, Rodeo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos , Outdoor Firepit

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Snowmobile Rides, Tree Top Soaring, Mountain climbing, Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides, Glider Rides, Stagecoach Rides, Shopping, Snow shoe trails, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 4-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 10.30 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Peak Season may require a 2 night minimum
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: All reservations require a credit card deposit of one night's stay. Holiday reservations may be subject to 50% of the total reservation.
  • Cancellations: An advance deposit of one night's stay is required at the time of booking. If cancellation occurs two weeks prior to your arrival date, a full deposit, less $15 cancellation fee, will be refunded. If cancellation occurs within two weeks of your arrival date, a gift certificate will be issued in the amount of the deposit, minus $15 cancellation fee. Our gift certificates are fully transferable with no expiration date.
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Walter & Jodi Hammerle

Languages spoken

English, German

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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  • Time Served: 8am-10am
  • Serving Location: Outside Deck, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Low Carb, Vegan

Signature Dish

Old Fashioned German Potato Pancakes
Authentic pan-fried potato pancakes cooked to perfection - golden brown and crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. Accompanied by a side of applesauce and apple butter, a grilled chicken-apple sausage completes the meal.


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