Beautiful Adobe Home, Sweet old dog
We are newly retired and eager to travel. We love all there is to do in Durango: hike around the house and in the San Juan national forest, road bike, mountain bike, river raft, ride the Ironhorse narrow gauge train, visit nearby Mesa Verde National park and so much more! In the winter months, Purgatory Ski Resort is only an hour away along with endless backcountry/cross country trails and other winter sports activities.
Our Home & Location
Our NON-SMOKING home is about 10 miles East of Durango (4 miles by mountain bike or hiking) at 7,500' elevation. The lovely hidden valley where we live is called Horse Gulch, although now, only 2 horses live here (not ours). The house is a double wall adobe earth block home that stays at a wonderful 72 degrees summer and winter and is nearly zero energy. It is filled with colorful Mexican tile and has warm earth plaster walls which along with the 24' thick walls, make the home incredibly quiet and comfortable. You can see the house being built at durangoadobe.blogspot.com. We have basic Wifi and Netflix. We have wonderful neighbors but none are closer than 1/4 mile away. There are lots of wildlife and birds. There is a beautiful enclosed courtyard with flower garden perfect for outdoor dining and enjoying Colorado blue skies. We have so little light pollution that you can see the Milky Way almost any night! Spring and Fall are cool with sunny skies, summer is warm (rarely hot) again with sunny skies and cool nights. Winter, we normally can get nice snows for snowshoeing or skiing right from the door or downhill skiing at nearby Purgatory resort, Hesperus Hill, or Wolf Creek Pass Ski Resort.
Responsibilities & Pets
Our sweet elderly dog, Raider, is a Burnese/Aussie mix and needs a twice daily short slow walk and to be let out to pee another time during the day and before bed. He needs to always have fresh water. He is fed in the morning and evening. He has no obvious health problems, but is getting a bit deaf and slowing way down. He has a very sweet, affectionate personality and loves all people.