The Day House

3 Bed 3.5 Bath in Downtown Durango, Colorado with Animas River Access


Live lavishly and uncover the history of The Day House, your Downtown Durango Rental

Built in 1884, this famous Queen Anne home has a rich history and a special place in the hearts of Durango locals. Once the home of an honored Civil War veteran, the space has found new life as a modern luxury retreat. With over 100 years of fascinating (and checkered) history, The Day House is the premier spot to experience the best Durango has to offer.

With three stories and a spacious 3,500 sq ft of living space, you’ll have plenty of room for you and your family to relax, connect, work, and entertain. Featuring not one, but TWO luxurious bedroom suites with their own private bathrooms, plus an additional guest bedroom and bathroom, The Day House can comfortably host up to 6 people.


– First floor –
Private Queen bed
Full bath with spacious stand alone shower

– Second floor, Primary Suite –
California King bed
Ensuite bath with soaking tub and stand alone shower, double vanity
Additional half bath located in hallway near living spaces

– Third Floor, Secondary Suite –
Queen bed
Ensuite bath with spacious stand alone shower, one vanity

– Second floor –
Private office separate from living and bedroom spaces
Ergonomic chair

– Third floor –
Built-in desk in bedroom suite
Ergonomic chair


Downtown Durango Rental

– Roku TV
– Built-in sound system
– Propane BBQ grill
– Outdoor seating
– Two outdoor gas firepits
– Fully fenced in yard
– Animas River access
– EV charger with Tesla adapter
– Two separate offices / work stations
– Fully stocked kitchen with stainless steel appliances
– Sustainably sourced soaps that support local businesses
– Washer / Dryer
– Two built-in dog kennels



— Dalton Jones: Private Chef, Cooking Classes, Meal Prep —

Book a tailored culinary experience for individuals and families with Dalty Cooks!

Whether it’s for a special occasion or weekly meal planning, Dalton offers a convenient and personalized solution to those who value gourmet, restaurant-quality meals in the comfort of their own home (or home away from home).


— Joe Nelson: Ghost Walk Durango —

This Downtown Durango Rental is featured on Durango’s popular Ghost Walk tour!

Learn about the fascinating history of The Day House and the people who called Durango home when it was a wild west mining town. All stories you will hear have been researched and well documented, and may have been experienced by your guide personally. Folklore and legends have been carefully preserved by generations of local storytellers. 


Downtown Durango Rental

— 1st FLOOR —
Upon entering the ground floor, you’ll find a stylish and spacious entertainment room complete with a leather sofa, an 84in Roku TV, and a stunning wine wall. To complement your entertainment experience, have a glass of your favorite bubbly, which you can store in our Sub-Zero, 42 bottle, 2 zone wine cooler.

On this floor, you’ll also find a guest bathroom, one private bedroom with queen bed, a laundry room with washer/dryer, and cozy built-in kennels for your furry friends. In the laundry room, make sure to say “Hi” to Mr. Day, the home’s original inhabitant, whose photo is displayed to recognize his heritage of fighting for freedom as a solider in the Civil War.


— 2nd FLOOR —
Travel up one flight of stairs and you’ve reached the heart of The Day House. Open floor plan kitchen, living, and dining flow seamlessly. Plenty of windows give you a wonderful view of the backyard and Animas River. From here you’ll access to a spacious porch and the backyard via French doors.

The fully equipped kitchen has everything you need to make gourmet meals, brew coffee and tea, blend up a healthy smoothie, you name it! Wolf brand stove and oven ensures the highest quality cooking experience. For the grillmaster of the group, there’s a gas powered BBQ grill just outside the kitchen.

Our dining table seats 6 and provides plenty of space for family meals or game nights. Bar seating along the divide between the kitchen and living spaces adds room to entertain.

A private office sits just to the side of the living/dining spaces and offers an amazing view of the backyard as you buckle in and focus on work tasks in a quiet, peaceful setting.

Here you’ll also find the private primary bedroom suite. Complete with a California king bed and an elegant, plush sitting area around a gas powered fireplace. Cozy up by the fire on those crisp mountain mornings while listening to your choice of music (speakers conveniently hardwired into the ceiling).


— 3rd FLOOR —
On the top level, you’ll find another bedroom suite complete with a queen bed, private bathroom, and spacious built-in desk. Here you’ll find the crown jewel of the space, the Victorian style turret, thoughtfully turned into the perfect plush reading nook. Relax in the coziest corner of the home.


Sitting on the banks of the Animas River, you can enjoy your own serene slice of greenery. Follow the footpath to discover cozy seating areas, firepits, amazing views, and direct access to the Animas River.

Get front row seats to the picturesque Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train as it passes over the bridge, giving a whistle and blowing steam before disappearing into the distance.

Propane grill on our spacious porch is perfect for cooking up meals while enjoying the beautiful Colorado weather.


Downtown Durango Rental

Located within walking distance to Main Ave eateries, shopping, and nightlife; you can be in the center of it all while still enjoying your own private oasis on the Animas River. An outdoor enthusiast’s dream, The Day House is in a prime location to access outdoor sports and activities all year long!

With river access just past the backyard, there are plenty of opportunities for kayaking, paddle boarding, and tubing. Nearby access to the Animas River Trail, a paved trail that spans over 7 miles along the scenic river, is perfect for walking, running, or biking. Explore the plethora of nearby trails for mountain biking and hiking. Purgatory Resort is a quick 30 minute drive with skiing and snowboarding.

Other Info

Downtown Durango Rental

  • Rented on a monthly basis
  • Rates vary by season
  • Proof of insurance required to book
  • Twice monthly housekeeping required
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