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Gable House Bed and Breakfast

The Gable House Bed and Breakfast is located in Durango, Colorado. There are four guest accommodations on the property, each of which is unique in its furnishings and décor—which primarily consist of antiques. A couple of the rooms even have clawfooted tub-and-showers. The goal of the bed and breakfast is to provide a private relaxing environment. Guests can relax in their rooms, the parlor, or in the property's private gardens and trees. Breakfast is served each morning and has a rotating menu with a variety of dishes. The bed and breakfast has a two-night minimum stay policy. Durango, the relatively small city surrounding the property, has a comprehensive list of outdoor activities, music venues, and many mountains and canyons.


Gable House Bed and Breakfast is located on four city lots and is a four-minute walk from the downtown historic district. The house is listed on the National & State Historical Register and is surrounded by gardens and trees. It is a Queen Anne Victorian building that was constructed in 1892 with unique architecture. The Gable House Bed and Breakfast's goal is to provide guests with a relaxing and quiet atmosphere. The house is located on the corner and has a private yard setting, with gardens and trees.

There are four rooms available for guests at the bed and breakfast, namely Ochsner's Room, Schutt's Room, Helen's Room, and the Marie & Ruth Room. Ochsner's Room is a large room with a king bed and a private bathroom complete with a claw foot tub and shower. In contrast, Schutt's Room has a queen bed, a private bathroom, and a balcony. Helen's Room is similar to the Schutt's Room with a queen bed and a private bath. The Marie & Ruth Room offers guests the view of the property's garden, with a double bed and a 3/4 bed, a private bathroom—also complete with a clawfoot tub and a shower. Each room is unique in its decorations and furnishings, which consist primarily of antique furnishings. Visitors have access to WiFi and a private entrance, regardless of the guest accommodations they are staying in. It should be noted that two-night minimum stays are required for booking at Gable House Bed and Breakfast.

Besides their own rooms, guests are welcome to spend time relaxing in the parlor. The owner, Heather Bryson, serves a hot breakfast every morning. Breakfast is served on fine china and silver, and Heather prioritizes switching up breakfast every morning. If guests are staying three or four nights, she makes sure to rotate through different menu items, ensuring variety. Guests will notice various sweet and savory meals being served during their time at the Gable House.

Guests can enjoy a variety of restaurants and activities while in the area. The owner suggests numerous local restaurants, including Eolus Bar & Dining and Ken & Sue's. Eolus Bar & Dining is an upscale restaurant that serves prime rib, grilled pork chop, sushi rolls, lobster burgers, and more. Ken & Sue's Restaurant serves American bistro, seafood, Asian dishes, steak, desserts, and more. Activities in the area include hiking, biking, jeeping, and walking the scenic river walk, a short four-minute walk from the Gable House. June through September tends to be the most popular time for guests to visit the area and the Gable House Bed and Breakfast.


The owner, Heather Bryson, says that staying at the Gable House is like "taking a step back in time." Guests often comment on the beautiful gardens and how pristine the property is kept. One such guest, in particular, said, "I felt like a Queen in the Queen Anne Victorian Gable House. From the time Ms. Heather opened the door, I felt welcome." Providing guests with the experience they are looking for is one of Heather's top priorities. Another guest review reads, "Gable House is literally the hidden jewel of Durango. It is a large home, yet at the same time a small, elegant and very well-run B&B."

Durango, Colorado, is known for being a college town and brings a young and exciting environment to the town. Fort Lewis College is a liberal arts college that focuses on entrepreneurship, leadership, and creativity. As a result of the young college town environment, Durango has a variety of popular music venues. Hiking, biking, and jeeping are other popular activities in the area. However, Heather mentions the area has a moderate climate and elevation, perhaps making it convenient for visitors of any age.


Gable House Bed and Breakfast is a Queen Anne Victorian house that was built in 1892. Heather Bryson has owned and lived on the property since 1970. She decided to start a bed and breakfast once her children were grown. It seemed like a good fit for her, and she wanted to share her beautiful house with others. The Gable House Bed and Breakfast has, at one time, been on the National and State Historic Register.

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805 E. 5th Ave.
Durango, Colorado 81301
United States


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