ENJOY THE SIMPLICITY OF RANCH LIFE, FREE RANGE EGGS AND MORE..

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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ENJOY THE SIMPLICITY OF RANCH LIFE, FREE RANGE EGGS AND MORE..

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Country House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

If you have ever long for a place to stay in the Four-Corners area and don’t want to stay at noisy hotel, our Canyon of the Ancients Guest Ranch & Vacation Rental will be the very right place for you to rest your hearts and souls while exploring thousand years of ancient ruins and savoring the simplicity of life! It is not a Bed & Breakfast, but a private home that we want to share our passion for history, archeology and the beauty of Southwestern Colorado.

The Ranch is located at the peaceful and quaint McElmo Canyon, a quasi-Sedona setting in the Southwest of Colorado. It was once owned by a legendary cowboy, Elden Zwicker, in the Canyon. The road leads to the Ranch was called “Mormon Road” where the early Mormons migrated through to Utah. The road is also nicknamed “Robber’s Path”, it was said that Butch Cassidy had hid his fortune in the Canyon, and old timers here knew that someone had discovered a bag of gold in the 40s.

There are over 5000 documented archeological sites in this beautiful area waiting for you to explore. The Canyon of the Ancients National Monument is the key archeological landmark at McElmo Canyon.

The Ranch is in close proximity to worldly renown tourist attractions such as Mesa Verde, Durango, Canyon of the Ancients, Hovenweep National Monument, Monument Valley, Mexican Hat, Pagosa Springs and Telluride. It is a perfect place for your Southwestern Colorado adventure!

Rental:

Elden Stone House -It is a historical house that the old Zwicker family lived and has been restored and renovated to offer you a comfort stay which is great for your family to experience Southwest ranch and cowboy lifestyle. The Elden Stone House comes with 2 bedrooms, a living room with a stone fireplace, comfy/ranch style sofa, flat-screen TV/VCR, a full kitchen with oven, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, and a laundry room with washer & dryer as well as laundry detergent. It can comfortably accommodate 4 to 6 people. There is an old-style ranch BBQ at the porch. A gazebo under the ancient Locust tree provides you a place to chill out in the hot summer day.

Activities:

There are many different things that you can do at/around the ranch. If you like hiking, climbing up to the unknown hills at the property is a great way to exercise your muscles.

If archeology is your favorite, then the nearby ruins and petroglyphs will be your best be. It will take you at least several days to explore few of them. We have Petroglyph Photo Tour that you can sign up to find and photo interesting petroglyph panels. Please contact us for details.

Horse-back riding is an option for those who love riding. You can either bring your own horses or join the guided tour. Our neighbor “Canyon Trail Ranch” offer half-day , full-day or overnight camp-out trip.

If you just want to have a restful vacation, you can do nothing but to appreciate the green pastures along the cottonwood groves, marvel at 400 year old the cedar pines on the mesas, enjoy the fabulous sunsets that changes everyday, listening to the birds singing and watch thousand of stars during the night.

Nearby attractions like Canyon of The Ancients Monument, Mesa Verde, Mancos Stagecoach ride, Durango Steam Train, Monument Valley or Mexican Hat are all very close within 1.5 hour drive. The famous sky resort Telluride is 2 hours away. By staying here, you will be able to explore major attractions around the Four Corners region.

We look forward to providing a unique vacation experience.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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It seemed to be our destiny to settle here after we got married. Garry came to visit Mesa Verde when he was 6 and since then he was fascinated with native Indian culture and architecture. More interesting is that I found a piece of pottery at my sister-in-law's house in town with my Chinese last name on. It made me speechless!!

We love it here and the history of this place. Since we moved here, we have been making a lot of efforts to preserve the old history of this ranch. We restored the Elden Stone House, renovated the Cowboy Log Cabin and the Pioneer Barn House. We grow organic vegetables, raise grass-fed beef and our chickens are very happy roaming around our pastures.

Even though we are not farmers by trade, it is the simplicity and freedom of life we treasure. We enjoy meeting people around the world and hope to make this place more self-sufficient and a place that our guests will come back again and again...

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2006

You will be able to experience the authentic farm life here at our place. It is a working ranch with livestock happily walking around, our 30+ chickens are pretty happy playing around the coop and pastures. You are welcome to pick up fresh free-ranch eggs and organic vegetable for your meal. It's a place to relax and rejuvenate your mind and soul....

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

Property Reviews

Enjoy the Simplicity of Ranch Life, Free Range Eggs and More..
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
business
Enjoy the Simplicity of Ranch Life, Free Range Eggs and More..
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p176850vb
(970) 565-4288 (Colorado, USA)
Cortez Southwestern Colorado
Maryland
5

What a wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
My kids and I stayed at the Elden Stone House and it was great--very spacious (much bigger than the pictures suggest), great Western decorating, and an incredibly beautiful setting! We had fresh eggs and nothing beats the steaks from the ranch. Ming and Gary were very gracious hosts, and even brought us to places to see petroglyphs! I have rented many places through VRBO and this one by far was the best! I highly recommend it for families with kids, or adults who want to get away from everything.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Enjoy the Simplicity of Ranch Life, Free Range Eggs and More..
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p176850vb
(970) 565-4288 (Colorado, USA)
Cortez Southwestern Colorado
Haslett, MI USA
5

Love to get away

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 19, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
What a PERFECT place to go and unwind and enjoy just being alive. We planned to hit all of the National sites in the area and once there decided to just enjoy this very special place instead. Ming and Garry are awesome and made our time at their ranch very special. We can't wait to return and will stay longer than the two nights we had this trip. We were in the Elden Stone House but checked out all of their cabins and would stay in any of them...all were very clean and decorated perfectly.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Enjoy the Simplicity of Ranch Life, Free Range Eggs and More..
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p176850vb
(970) 565-4288 (Colorado, USA)
Cortez Southwestern Colorado
Denver
5

I didn't want to leave

I didn't want to leave
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
Canyon of the Ancients Ranch is gracefully situated in the canyon, with lovely fencing and stonework that follow the curve of the river with indigenous colors and textures. Gary and Ming welcome you to participate in the goings on at the ranch, as much or as little as you want to. The accommodations are generous, with several guest houses - each containing comfortable sleeping, bathing, relaxing, cooking, and eating space, as well as lovely outdoor sitting areas. I especially appreciated the ecological awareness of the hosts. It was evident in everything from the products they use to their land and livestock management. I look forward to going back when I can help in the garden and cook up some fresh organic meals. If you love hiking and kicking along the same trails as the ancients, you'll love this beautiful place and all who live there. I had to get back to the city too soon, but the Cortez airport made it easy.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Enjoy the Simplicity of Ranch Life, Free Range Eggs and More..
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p176850vb
(970) 565-4288 (Colorado, USA)
Cortez Southwestern Colorado
Colorado
5

Bonanza!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
This is one of the few remaining "working ranches" left, and the properties available to rent are the old cabins, houses and barns from the late 1800s. But the proprietors have completely restored these lovely places by hand with all new kitchens, bathrooms, dog runs, al fresco dining, with adventures everyday into the hidden worlds of cave drawings from times in the past, to milking the goats, to jumping into streams and swinging on ropes over the irrigation ditch. A wonderful respite from modern life, but with all of the amenities should you really need them including wifi and satellite TV. Star-ladden night skies you have never seen!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Enjoy the Simplicity of Ranch Life, Free Range Eggs and More..
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p176850vb
(970) 565-4288 (Colorado, USA)
Cortez Southwestern Colorado
Queen Creek, AZ
5

Lovely stop on our busy, cross-country drive

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
This was a charming place to stay and experience a taste of the Old West in comfort. Our son was able to explore the farm, catch a lizard, and swim in the pond. It was a relaxing, quiet and interesting place to stay. Our hosts were charming, as well. We only wish we could have stayed longer and explore the area more.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2

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Availability & Rates

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Cortez Cabin Rental Rates

Notes

  • $260/nt+tax
  • US Dollars
  • $260/night+tax (minimum 2 nights).
  • Please inquire for longer term rate.
  • 50% advanced deposit will be required for guaranteed booking.
  • Additional person (when exceed 5): $15/day/person. Maximum capacity 6.
  • Cancellation policy: 2 weeks prior to arrival date.
  • Call or email us for other available guesthouses at our ranch

Amenities

Cortez Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1) A daybed is available for extra guest., Baby Cribs (1) Upon request
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • rafting
  • hunting
  • basketball court
  • tennis
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • snowboarding
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • cross country skiing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
Notes:
Daily organic free-range chicken eggs are provided for our guests. We also grow our vegetables organically, you are welcome to pick up whatever available in the garden for your meal (seasonal). Our all natural grassfed beef or lamb is available for purchase.

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