My family of six frequently stays at houses in order to give us room to spread out and while the houses are usually nice they can often feel a bit sterile with a forced personality. Casa Cielo is very homey and eclectic. Staying here is like visiting Aunt Jeanne and Cousin Ian. From the personable phone calls and email communications to the hugs we received in greetings, we were made to feel completely welcome and relaxed. Near the towns of Dolores and Cortez and 20 minutes from the entrance to Mesa Verde Natl Park, Casa Cielo was a perfect base camp for us. We have children ranging in ages from 3-12, but everyone was able to stay happy. A hiking trail on site, mule deer and prairie dogs frequently spotted out of the generous back windows, cool evening breezes in the summer- truly an enjoyable experience!