Remodeled 1926 School House

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Incredibly unique 1926 country schoolhouse 40 minutes from Durango, Colorado, remodeled to include a kitchenette and bathroom. Enjoy a cozy stay with the brightest stars around! Situated beneath a huge tree, complete with tree swing, school bell, picnic table, grill and wood stove!

Built: 1926
Sleeps: 4
Rate*: $89/night
Pets**: Yes

The original Cherry Vale School House. Built in 1926, this one-room school house served Cherry Creek Valley children for nearly 20 years. Its largest class was just 15 students.

The cabin sits a stone’s throw from Cherry Creek, and the creek sounds through the open windows at night will lull you into a peaceful nights sleep.

The School has been completely renovated into a quaint 1-room rustic country cottage that sleeps up to 4 comfortably with a queen bed and full futon. It features a wood burning fireplace, a complete kitchenette with cook stove/oven, refrigerator, wash sink, microwave, and coffee maker. A new addition of a modern bathroom with shower has recently replaced the old Outhouse. The cabin also has a DVD player and several movies.

The Cabin Includes:

  • Kitchenette (includes pots and pans, utensils, coffee pot, etc)
  • Essentials: Sheets, Blankets, Towels, Shampoo, Conditioner
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Heating
  • Free Parking
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Family/Kid friendly
  • Wood burning Fireplace
  • 24 Hour Check-in
  • Hair Dryer
  • Gas Grill/Picnic Table
  • Fire pit 
  • Tree Swing

There is not a phone or television installed in the cabin.

Sleeping Arrangements:

Common Area:

​1 queen bed & 1 full sofa bed

​The Space

This cabin was built by settlers almost 100 years ago for their children's education. Not only is it cozy and quaint, but it is also history rich. This cabin is a favorite among honeymooners.

The wood burning stove will keep you nice and toasty if there is a chill in the air, or you can choose the electric heater if fires aren't your thing. If it is warm outside, open the windows and listening to the creek just beyond the cabin.

The kitchen includes basic cooking tools, a mini-fridge, a sink and a gas range and oven. There isn't running water in the kitchen, but the bathroom has a hose attached to the side of the sink for any water you may need.

Parking is right out front. There is a gas grill, fire pit, and tree swing you are welcome to use.

The couch/sofa can fit two adults if you like to cuddle. It is more suitable for two children or one adult, but has been used by two adults for up to a week at a time as long as they like each other! 😉

Guest Access

480 acres of private hiking are available on the ranch! There are other families living on the ranch, so please respect the privacy of the buildings, but other than that, roam as you like! If you are interested in the best hiking spots, just ask.

Interaction with Guests

Jessica, the cabin manager, lives just across the road from the school house and is available for any questions or needs you might have. If you wish to be private, you don't have to see her at all!

Getting Around

You will need your own car. Be prepared for mud if it is raining, the road into the ranch and the roads on the ranch are dirt.

Other Things to Note

If you are planning on doing any cooking, it is advised to bring groceries in from either Durango or Farmington as they have better prices and variety.

Phone service is extremely limited. On the ranch we use wi-fi calls on our iPhones if you need phone service. Other options are available if you Google wifi calling.

Our accommodations are also available during all hunting seasons.

*Rate details: $139/night plus tax and a $60 cleaning fee (one-time).

**Dogs: Dogs may not be left unattended in cabins unless crated. Dog sitting or kennels may be available. Call for more information. A $75 damage deposit is required for bookings that include dogs. Deposit is refundable after checkout if there is no damage, excessive dirt or wear caused by pets.

Reservation Policy: First night due at booking

Cancellation Policy: For full refund, reservation must be cancelled at least 14 days prior to scheduled arrival date. Cancellations made less than 14 days prior to arrival date will forfeit their deposit.