SCENIC CABIN 35AC PEACE&QUIET CREEK PETS HIKING 35MIN-MESAVERDE, 5MIN-SANDCANYON

Bernard

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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SCENIC CABIN 35AC PEACE&QUIET CREEK PETS HIKING 35MIN-MESAVERDE, 5MIN-SANDCANYON

Cortez Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Comfortable 2BR 2FullBath Lightpine paneled 2100sf in red rock canyon (Sleeps 6)

The cabin is located in the heart of the Four Corners area. If you like exploring red rock canyons, have an interest in the ancient peoples of the Southwest or just want to get away to a stunningly beautiful area to enjoy the peace and quiet while relaxing in the space of 35 acres just off a paved road in canyon country, this cabin will fill your needs. Make this your private getaway to a land filled with history and ancient mystery. This cabin feels remote but is only a 1/4 mile down a well maintained gravel road from a paved road and provides a base for taking advantage of all that the four corners has to offer. It lies exactly midway between Mesa Verde and Hovenweep and 5 min from great hiking at the Sand Canyon entrance to Canyons for the Ancients.

Situated along the year-round creek in the midst of the red rock cliff section of historic McElmo canyon, the cabin sits a shady elm grove, next to red rock cliffs and a Macintosh & Jonathan apple orchard. Long since abandoned by the 'Anazasi' who lived in the surrounding countryside from its mesa tops to its canyon bottoms; this canyon was once home to the ancestors of the Pueblo peoples of New Mexico. Their legacy remains visible today as is illustrated by the cliff dwellings across the creek seen from the cabin front porch and the pottery sherds surfacing as the rains and winds uncover buried layers of of an earlier civilization in the surrounding fields.

One of our neighbors,a professionally trained archaeologist, roams the surrounding landscape and is often available to guide hikes to nearby sites in the Canyons of the Ancients. Once home to Mormon settlers and farmers scattered along the stage coach road by the creek, the canyon is still home to cowboys and ranchers alongside the farmers, archaeologists, artists, stone carvers, horses, cows, sheep, donkeys, foxes, deer, grape growers, wine makers and the very rare occasional mountain lion.

Keywords: Cabin, large shaded porch, redrock canyon views, creek, hiking.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a wonderful time at your cabin and, after finding it easily from your directions, found it very clean and comfortable, with beautifully maintained grounds. Our stay coincided with the last day of the Perseid meteor showers and we saw many amazing shooting stars. My husband also took a cool time lapsed star trail photo off the back of the porch! We enjoyed spending time in the living room area in the evening, with the kids falling asleep on the couches while we waited for the meteors, as well as hanging out in the early morning on the porch and in the yard, too.



Thank you again for allowing us to stay for just the one night. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect spot!
Aug 2013
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Bernard

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The owner and his Grand-kids. For many years I have had an interest in Archaeoastronomy, a blend of both archeology and astronomy. I have made numerous trips to the Andes in Peru to investigate Inca ruins with my neighbors. The Anasazi people of the Four Corners region of the Southwest hold that same allure for me - only they lived right in my back yard! There are kivas, stone towers, petroglyphs and sun spirals within easy reach and lots of educational opportunity to learn about it nearby. We felt blessed to find this vacation cabin in the heart of the Anasazi country with plenty of opportunity to explore and to study the ancient peoples and their knowledge of practical astronomy. We hope you will enjoy the area as much as we have.

Bernard purchased this cabin in 2003

This property has McElmo Creek running through it the red rock sandstone canyon all year long, an apple orchard, spectacular views and borders on the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Our neighbors are friendly, knowledgeable and handy folks: horse riders, healers, Andean & Southwest explorers, farmers, wine makers, fruit growers, and creative people. With sunny Colorado skies only 10 miles from great bars and restaurants in a real four corners small town with that out west county beat, a natural park, and wonderful hiking to Anasazi ruins just out the back door, but far enough from the city lights that the skies are dark and the entire sky is available for viewing.

Perfect views from the front porch swing of the red cliff rock section of McElmo canyon. The incredibly dark views of the night sky in the dry desert air, the solitude of being away from town, the slow and peaceful lifestyle, spectacular scenery, finding a new pot shard in the yard, watching the deer and fox, all the apples we can eat, good wine tasting just up the road - these are some of the things that make our Cabin in McElmo Canyon special.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay nights

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4.5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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SCENIC CABIN 35Ac Peace&Quiet Creek Pets Hiking 35min-MesaVerde, 5min-SandCanyon
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 13 reviews
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SCENIC CABIN 35Ac Peace&Quiet Creek Pets Hiking 35min-MesaVerde, 5min-SandCanyon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306896vb
(720) 841 5326 (Colorado, USA)
Cortez Southwestern Colorado
New Mexico
5

NICE PLACE, HOUSE NOT A "CABIN"

Nice place, house not a "cabin"
  • 5 of 5
I really recommend this cabin/house. It has a nice property, is right on the canyon floor of McElmo Canyon/Creek and you can even see ruins right from the back porch. It's VERY well equipped and you'll love it! Did I mention the sweet back porch and the views?
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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SCENIC CABIN 35Ac Peace&Quiet Creek Pets Hiking 35min-MesaVerde, 5min-SandCanyon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306896vb
(720) 841 5326 (Colorado, USA)
Cortez Southwestern Colorado
5

GREAT PRIVATE CABIN

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 6 stayed here for a week. It was a very nice cabin. There is a basement, washer/dryer, the master bedroom is really big and nice. The water does have its unique smell, but it was no problem to get bottled water, and there was some bottled water already there that we used and then replaced. Very private. Wifi was sometimes spotty, but we would turn the device off and on and then it worked fine. Directv. No cell service, but there was a phone for local calls.
  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Yes, there is a large basement with a High Efficiency Washer and Dryer. We do provide bottled water for drinking for those who don't like the well water. Cell service is spotty in McElmo Canyon. We use Verizon EVDO service with a booster for the internet as we do have line of site to the tower. If you search around you can usually find a spot to use your Verizon cell phone outside on the porch but it's not reliable in the house. There is a house phone for local calls and calling card is provided for long distance. The location is very private and the road is good. It takes 20 min to get into Cortez.
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SCENIC CABIN 35Ac Peace&Quiet Creek Pets Hiking 35min-MesaVerde, 5min-SandCanyon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306896vb
(720) 841 5326 (Colorado, USA)
Cortez Southwestern Colorado
4

NICE WEEKEND GETAWAY!

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed our stay at the cabin in McElmo Canyon. It is nice, spacious, and quiet. Far enough from town to be private, yet close enough to be convenient. The stars were amazing. We ended up buying bottled water for drinking. I am sure the water is safe to drink but we found the taste and smell to be unpleasant. We enjoyed the close proximity to the Canyons of the Ancients and there are plenty of things to do and see. Guy Drew's Winery nearby was a welcome surprise. We would stay there again if our travels take us to the area.
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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SCENIC CABIN 35Ac Peace&Quiet Creek Pets Hiking 35min-MesaVerde, 5min-SandCanyon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306896vb
(720) 841 5326 (Colorado, USA)
Cortez Southwestern Colorado
Blairstown, NJ USA
5

LOVED IT!

  • 5 of 5
Our family really enjoyed our stay and found the cabin to be clean and private, with a lovely porch and yard and comfortable furnishings. The owner was attentive, checking in with us a number of times before to ensure that we had all the information we needed, and after to follow up to make sure everything went well. Our visit coincided with the Perseides meteor showers and the location allowed us to see many shooting stars! We would definitely stay here again and will recommend it to our friends!
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
SCENIC CABIN 35Ac Peace&Quiet Creek Pets Hiking 35min-MesaVerde, 5min-SandCanyon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306896vb
(720) 841 5326 (Colorado, USA)
Cortez Southwestern Colorado
Phoenix
5

GREAT SETTING

  • 5 of 5
The location and view from this house of McElmo Canyon was perfect! Lot's of room inside with good furnishings and the price was right. I plan on going back next year.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
SCENIC CABIN 35Ac Peace&Quiet Creek Pets Hiking 35min-MesaVerde, 5min-SandCanyon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306896vb
(720) 841 5326 (Colorado, USA)
Cortez Southwestern Colorado
5

CABIN IN MCELMO CANYON

  • 5 of 5
The cabin is super clean and has a more than picturesque setting. I sat on the back porch and looked at the canyon for hours. The spaciousness of the cabin also allows the visitor to feel right at home. The county road, which the cabin sits of off, leads to a fascinating trailhead into the Canyon of the Ancients. Mesa Verde is a short drive down the road. The homeowner was accessible by phone and e mail and responded to all of my queries within hours. If you're looking to get out of the city and find a place with amazing views and history stay here.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Cortez Municipal (CEZ)
Nearest Train
56 Miles
Durango ( Narrow Gauge Scenic Railway )
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 160 & 491
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Main Street, Cortez
Nearest Ski
76 Miles
Telluride Colorado
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Cortez Municipal
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Many Available in Cortez

Property abuts Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and is 5 min from the main entrance at Sand Canyon. It is nearby Mesa Verde (35min), Mancos Canyon, Goodman Point, Hovenweep, Anasazi Heritage Center, Crow Canyon Archeological Center, Ute Mountain Tribal Park, Lowry Indian Ruins, Cortez Cultural Center, Ute Mountain Casino at Towaoc, Guy Drew Winery, Mancos Staqecoach ride, Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Train, Million Dollar Highway, Rico Mining town, Durango Mountain Ski Resort, Telluride Ski Resort, Moab, Canyonlands and Arches National Parks.

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Cortez Cabin Rental Rates

Notes

  • $150/nt
  • US Dollars
  • $150/night with a two night minimum.
  • $900 per week in season (spring-fall), $700 per week winter.
  • 5.25% lodging and sales tax not included.
  • $15 per pet per night.
  • Extended stays available - contact us with your requests.

Amenities

Cortez Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Separate shower and soaking tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Separate shower & tub
  • Bathrooms are large pine paneled with sink counter tub & shower toilet and closet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king , Private bath with soaking tub
    Second BR - 1 queen , Also has full bath
    Extra Beds - 1 queen , 1 double , Inflatable air bed with built-in electric pump
  • Master- King with private bath. Second-Queen with private door to hall bath Extra- Double blow up air bed with electric pump.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • library
  • recreation center
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • cross country skiing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • fly fishing
  • racquetball
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
  • golf
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • basketball court
  • mountain biking
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling

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