We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Durango!  It actually worked out well that the house in Estes Park had a fire as 3 nights in Durango wouldn't have been enough.  We loved making a huge fire in the evening.  The men caught some fish and had a ball.  Us women brought down lunch for all to enjoy around the fire pit.  We had trout and eggs for breakfast one morning.  Since we're only 3.5 hours from Durango, we hope to visit at least 2 times per year.  The amenities in both the houses were exceptional.  The linens were very good quality.  Thanks for thinking of all the little details to make our stay wonderful. 
Sincerely, Vicki
Albuquerque, NM


My family and I greatly enjoyed our week at Gabriel's Cabin.  It was everything we had hoped for.  The setting was quiet and peaceful, with the river running right behind the cabin.  The cabin itself had everything we needed!  If we are ever in the Durango area, you can bet we will stay there again!
D. McAdams
Fairfield, TX


Dear Angels -
We can't tell you how much we enjoyed our stay this summer.  Everything about your home and property was perfect.  The weather in Durango was warm during our stay, so we really appreciated the new central air conditioning system.  Our dog, Beau, didn't really care, as he loved the fresh breezes off the river when he hung out on the front porch! We'll be back!

Paige, Bobby, Dustin and Beau
Portland, Oregon


We wanted to tell you that we had a wonderful time at Ariel's Nest in Durango! The weather was perfect as the first cold front moved through the area and providing a nice nip in the air! Although we didn't see any deer on site, we did encounter one of the "pet" skunks one evening, but he slinked away and caused no trouble. :) We also left a few new fire pit skewers so future guests may enjoy roasting marshmallows or hotdogs over a campfire. Again, we enjoyed our stay and hope to visit again someday!
Bob & Melissa
Flower Mound, TX


What a great place!   Our kids had so much fun at their own 'beach', the washers pit, climbing up the hill behind the house, swinging on the hammocks, fishing in the little pools on the nature trail...we could hardly tear them away to do the things you're supposed to do when you go to Durango! If it were up to Sofie and Josh, we'd never go anywhere else on vacation.
Thanks for a great family trip!
Georgia and Matt
Sofie and Josh
San Diego, CA

We stayed in Gabriel's cabin recently and had a WONDERFUL time.  The cabin is actually much larger than what the pictures might give the impression of.  My family of 5 + my in-laws + my brother in law and his 2 children all stayed very comfortably.  Everything was so sparkling clean down to the beautiful dishes and cookware provided in the kitchen.  Our visit was in mid-June and coming to Durango in early summer (where we wore jackets most of the time) from Louisiana (where it was already 100+ degrees) was heaven!!  We did whitewater rafting and the "Soaring" zip-line course during our stay (both of which were tons of fun).  My husband and his brother & father did some trout fishing in the Animas right beside the cabin and had a great time.  We loved that while at the cabin you feel like you are really away from civilization (it is so quiet)... yet you're only about 1/2 mile from Walmart and the rest of downtown Durango!!  The landscaping around the cabin was beautiful, too -- there was definitely attention to detail here... We will be  back!
Kim
Benton, LA


Dear Rio Angels - Our summer stay with you was once again peaceful and relaxing!  It just went too fast! I am already looking forward to our next trip. Take care and be well!
Christine & Dennis
Scottsdale, AZ


We can't thank you enough for such a fabulous escape.  We've been on safaris in Africa, shooting trips in Europe, and hunting leases throughout  north and south America, and our stay at Gabriel's cabin matched them all.  The linens were luxurious, the rustic decor charming (we loved Bob the Bear, Elbert the Elk and Melvin the Moose!)   The property is magnificent.  We started every morning of our 7 days with coffee on the deck, enjoying the river view, and ended each day around a fire at the picnic area, listening to the river  and enjoying the quiet of the surrounding woods.
Our only complaint is that because the kitchen was so well equipped, the guys made us cook one of the dinners while we were there.  Thank goodness the 5-star restaurants in Durango were only 5 minutes away, and JBo's delivers the best barbeque in the world!
We'll be booking soon for next spring,
Barbara and Becky
Madison, NJ

We had a great time at Ariel's Nest. We love Durango. It is a wonderful place to run away to. Believe me, it was a much needed break in our busy lives.
We'll think of you guys the next time we are headed to Durango.
Thanks,
Deanna
Las Cruces, NM


We had a great time last year!  We stayed in your new cabin the day it became available.
Steve & Amy
Cary, NC