Cortez for the month of October and we still didn't get to see everything. Ranch is central to both mountains and desert. Local towns are small and welcoming. Surrounded by acres of well maintained ranch land. Great day trips to Durango, Pagosa hot springs, Telluride and Ouray for mineral baths.
We put over 1,500 miles on our motorcycle just driving around, loving it all.
Hostess Lisa provided a helpful and thorough binder of house info including recommended day trips and restaurants. Overall - four stars for peace and quiet and great view of the San Juan Mountains!