Where is Blue Spruce BnB?

Blue Spruce BnB is located just outside Durango, Colorado. We are between Durango and Lemon Reservoir and only a few short minutes from Vallecito Reservoir.
How do I get to Blue Spruce BnB?

There are two ways to get up the mountain. One is a direct path yet steep; one is less steep but a few more turns. If taking the direct route (NOT recommended in snowy or icy conditions): Turn onto Trew Creek Road from CR 240. You'll pass between two rock columns as you enter our neighborhood. Take the first left onto Sierra Drive. Follow Sierra Drive until you get to Blue Spruce BnB (959 Sierra Drive). The property will be above you from the road.

If taking the back way (HIGHLY recommended during snowy or icy conditions): Turn onto Trew Creek Road from CR 240 between the rock columns for Aspen Trails neighborhood. Take Trew Creek Road until you cross over Trew Creek, and the road then becomes Bear Run. At the first Y-intersection, stay to the left (the right is a private driveway).
At the T-intersection, take a left to stay on Bear Run. At the next T-intersection, take a right on Sierra Drive and continue on Sierra Drive until you get to Blue Spruce. We are at 959 Sierra Drive with a flagpole by the driveway. (Small note: Sierra Drive and Elk Lane split at the top of the mountain. If you find yourself on Elk Lane, you will see Blue Spruce below you on the right. Our driveway cuts through our property, so you can take a right and park in front of the garage.)
Where do I park?

Park in front of the garage and walk up the stone steps on the right side of the house. You'll see a sliding glass door - come on in!
What are the driving conditions ?

Blue Spruce is at the top of a mountain and accessed by gravel roads. When travelling in the summer, 4-Wheel or All-Wheel Drive is recommended. In the winter, 4-Wheel or All-Wheel Drive is necessary and tire chains are highly recommended. The roads get extremely icy in the winter. Parking is available in front of the garage on site.
What is there to do in your area?

Blue Spruce is in the optimal location: We are just minutes from Lemon and Vallecito Reservoirs and within 30 minutes of Lake Nighthorse. Just a short drive into Durango, and you have access to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, historic downtown shops and restaurants, and the Animas River. We are located within 1.5 hours of Pagosa Springs and Silverton where you can sightsee, shop, dip in the hot springs, and experience delicious treats. We are also within an hour of two different ski areas (Purgatory & Hesperus) and two hours from Silverton and Wolfe Creek. Skiing not your thing? We are only two hours from the famous Four Corners where you can stand on one spot and be in four different states at the same time (Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and of course - Colorado!). On your way back from the Four Corners, stop by Mesa Verde National Park where you can experience the Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings.
Do the hosts live on site?

Yes. Will and Shelli live on-site and are available to help you during your stay.
What time is check-in?

Check-in Monday through Saturday is after 3:00 PM Mountain Time.
Check-in on Sunday is 4:00 PM Mountain Time.
If you will be arriving after 8:30 PM Mountain Time, please text or call 832-954-5159 to ensure access to the property.
What time is check-out?

Check-out is 11:00 AM Mountain Time. If you would like to request a late check-out of 1:00 PM, text or call 832-954-5159. Any departure after the arranged check-out time will incur a $25 charge.
What is your cancellation policy?

A $25 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking. That amount will be applied to your balance. The remainder of your balance will be charged 14 days in advance of check-in. No refund within 14 days of arrival. You may cancel anytime before then, and you will only forfeit the $25.
Do you allow pets?

We do not accept pets. We follow ADA guidelines regarding Service Animals. Documentation must be emailed to stay@durangobnb.com prior to check-in. Emotional Support Animals do not qualify.
Do you allow children?

Children 10 and over are welcome at Blue Spruce. Due to the nature of the property and the mountainside terrain, we do not allow children 9 and under to stay on the property.
Is smoking allowed?

For the safety and comfort of our guests, we do not allow smoking, fireworks, candles, or incense burning in Blue Spruce or on the grounds. Guests violating this policy will be charged a minimum of $250 plus any damages and may forfeit the remainder of their stay.
Are open fires or outdoor grilling allowed?

Weather permitting, we may have a fire pit available in the evenings; however, we ask that guests do not start their own fires. THIS IS TO PROTECT OUR FOREST.
Do you provide breakfast?

We serve a warm breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings. Weekday mornings is a continental breakfast of homemade baked breakfast breads, yogurt, granola, and fresh fruit. Coffee, tea, milk, and juice is available. Each room also has a private Keurig with a variety of coffees.
Do you have air conditioning?

We do have window air conditioning units in our guest suites; however, there is no central air conditioning in Blue Spruce BnB. Our average high temperatures for June, July, and August range from 82-87 degrees (F) with lows in the 40s and 50s. The house stays cool throughout the day, and we have fans available upon request. Guests are welcome to open the windows and enjoy the fresh air.
Are you wheelchair accessible?

No. Aspen Retreat is accessed by stairs. There is no elevator access. 
Do you provide bathroom amenities?

We provide bath towels, hand towels and washcloths. We also provide shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, and a hair dryer.
How should I pack?

Comfortable shoes are a good idea for hiking since the property is 1.5 acres and backs up to the San Juan National Forest. A light jacket may be appropriate even in the summer. Bring any personal items that you will need for your stay.
Do you provide drinks?

There is a Keurig coffee maker in Aspen Retreat, and we provide a variety of coffees and creamers. We also provide bottled water and jug water for drinking. We are on a well, and occasionally minerals like iron are heavier in the water. While the water is safe to use, we recommend bottled water for drinking.
Do you charge a cleaning fee?

Yes. We charge a one-time cleaning fee of $50. 
Do you provide any discounts?

Yes, we offer a 10% discount to military and law enforcement that will be applied upon proof of service. If booking over the phone, mention this discount. Send proof to stay@durangobnb.com prior to arrival.