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THE BUNKER AT BATTLE ROCK

Susan Thomas

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Susan Thomas

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
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THE BUNKER AT BATTLE ROCK

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Cortez Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom (sleeps 2 in twins or king), 1 Bath

Stunning views—grand but intimate—with miles of hiking/biking/riding trails.

Out the back gate, you step into 165,000 acres within Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Temperate high desert climate, vineyards, orchards and irrigated farmland set among red rock hoodoos in McElmo Canyon. Close to SE Utah (12 miles), Four Corners Monument (55 miles), Cortez (15 miles), Durango (60 miles), Telluride (90 miles), with striking expanses of Ute Mountain Ute and Navajo Nation reservation lands nearby. Heart of the Four Corners area -peaceful, challenging, and waiting for you.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Susan Thomas (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Susan Thomas

Born in NYC, I grew up in Cleveland and heard family stories about the West from childhood. Indian baskets and pots, photos, tall tales about Western adventures filled our house. When it came time for college, I chose Prescott College, a mile high in the Pinyon Juniper country of Western Arizona. The Four Corners got me in its grip, and never let me go.

Susan Thomas purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Susan Thomas chose Cortez

McElmo Canyon has been a special place since the days of Butch Cassidy's gang, who wintered in a local cave and rode up to Dolores for their favorite home cooking (Mrs. Hall's cafe). The canyon's micro-climate supports orchards, truck gardens and grapes, with intriguing side canyons, hoodoos, and monoliths like Battle Rock, dominant and majestic. To our back is Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, we look south at Sleeping Ute Mountain, Battle Rock, Sutcliffe Vineyards, Mesa Verde National Park to the east - and red rock and native Fremont cottonwoods everywhere.

What makes this apartment unique

No need to get back in the car: hike, bike, ride your horse on sandstone trails throughout Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, out our back gate. A grand but intimate view - splendid, protected and private. Relax in the quiet sunny Bunker with flagstone patio, full amenities, a step away from an ancient and sacred place.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

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The Bunker At Battle Rock
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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The Bunker At Battle Rock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439606vb
-(970) 739-3158
Cortez Southwestern Colorado
Afton, Virginia
5

Told ya I'd be back!

Told ya I'd be back!
  • 5 of 5
My husband and I were here in July, 2013 and had it on our to-do list to return. We got our wish and returned in September, 2014 for another extended stay. This place is just so wonderful. All of the many amenities have been well-maintained and it was as fresh and comfortable as last year. This time we used it as a jumping off place for a trek to Zion and Bryce in Utah, a visit to northern New Mexico and even attended a Navajo rug auction in New Mexico (we came home with new possessions) as well as other activities. And still we could plan many more adventures.

The Bunker is a perfect place to make it your home-away-from-home and Susan, the host, is full of wonderful suggestions and knowledge of the area. She supplied us with a terrific National Geographic geo-tourism map which was quite helpful in guiding some of our itinerary and just was so enthusiastic about what the area has to offer.

I don't want to sound too gushing but this is the definitive vacation destination for making the Four Corners area your own. I'd like to say (again) we'll be back.
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
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The Bunker At Battle Rock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439606vb
-(970) 739-3158
Cortez Southwestern Colorado
Stuarts Draft, Virginia
5

Unbelievably Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
The Bunker is fantastic. Views are stunning. The apartment has all the features a vacationer could want. The host's dogs are very friendly and the property is very well maintained. Kitchen, washer & dryer, separate entrance, internet, living room with a view are all super amenities that should not be missed. Enjoy the Valley of the Ancients and Mesa Verde. Can't wait to go back.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
The Bunker At Battle Rock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439606vb
-(970) 739-3158
Cortez Southwestern Colorado
5

Fantastic Stay!

  • 5 of 5
This was off the main grid and part of the charm for sure! The perfect place to unpack for the week, cook our own meals and take advantage of the many options for day trips. Susan was the perfect hostess (there if needed and not at all intrusive) The horses, dogs and friendly cat were an additional plus for us, The house is so well equipped and nice we kidded after our first night that she might have to evict us. I sincerely hope we get another chance to visit. We are honored to have been guests.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
The Bunker At Battle Rock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439606vb
-(970) 739-3158
Cortez Southwestern Colorado
Afton, Virginia
5

You cannot do better than this, ever!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had a two-week stay here last month. Never have I felt more settled than at The Bunker. The other reviews describe this property to a T but can't really describe how much a "home" this place felt like. I kept thinking it was furnished exactly like I'd do it in my own house. Nothing "vacation-rental" about it and all our needs for comfort were met.
We used it as jumping-off place for a lot of day trips - to Arches NP in Utah, Hovenweep NM in Utah, Mesa Verde NP, Telluride and the San Juan Skyway, Durango, Cortez and the Notah-Dineh Trading Post, Dolores, Bluff, Utah and even a four-night away to the Grand Canyon, Sedona and Canyon de Chelly. When we drove back up to The Bunker, my husband commented, "It's good to be home." Susan and her critters couldn't have been more welcoming each and every day and provided a wealth of information on the area but if we didn't want to see another soul, that was fine too because we had such privacy and quiet. McElmo Canyon is a special place and The Bunker at Battle Rock is the icing. Read the other reviews for physical details which I won't repeat - all true - but know, this is the very best stay-away-from-home I've ever had and I've traveled a good bit. We WILL be back, Susan.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
The Bunker At Battle Rock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439606vb
-(970) 739-3158
Cortez Southwestern Colorado
Carefree, AZ
5

What a perfect place!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I love the Four Corners area and travel there frequently. This time, I found The Bunker and we were more than thrilled. The location and scenery surrounding it are perfect -- gorgeous views from every direction. The south side of the apartment is filled with floor to ceiling windows, affording you incredible views of Sleeping Ute Mountain and Battle Rock. On the north side of the property, a gate takes you right into Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, so we could hike from the property itself. The apartment itself is lovely and cozy, the kitchen is well-stocked, the bed super comfortable. We loved just sitting on the patio and enjoying the views, watching Susan's horses and playing with her 3 friendly dogs and 2 cats. We were close enough to Cortez for shopping and dining and to all of the wonderful sights (Mesa Verde, Ute Mountain Tribal Park, etc.) nearby but the location away from all the hustle and bustle of town living was perfect. Susan is a friendly and gracious host, making us feel right at home. We can't wait to come back -- hopefully, soon-- and maybe bring our own dog along as well.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
The Bunker At Battle Rock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439606vb
-(970) 739-3158
Cortez Southwestern Colorado
Fort Gratiot, MI
5

Outstanding home away from home!

  • 5 of 5
I was in town for a 3-week work assignment in Cortez. My employer provided this charming little abode during my stay.

I loved the winding, half hour drive through McElmo Canyon to and from work...so scenic! The owner, her daughter, the family dogs and I all got along very well together...they adopted me as "family" during my stay!

Every morning was magical with the different weather conditions providing an amazing variety of scenery . The place was always peaceful and quiet, although the dogs barked when someone came up the driveway (no big deal to me, a dog lover). At night your could see millions of stars due to no "light pollution". There was a full kitchen and a small outdoor gas grill, both of which I used often. I appreciated having a washer and dryer on the premises for more efficient use of my time.

From this location I was able to do day trips to Four Corners National Monument, Hovenweep National Monument, and Guy Drew Vineyards. I also shot up to Telluride for two days.

I am hopeful to return for more work assignments in the near future...if so, I plan to stay at The Bunker! Thanks for everything, Susan!
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cortez, Colorado
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Cortez, CO
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
US Highway 160
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Cortez
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Telluride
Car: necessary

We are close to Bluff, UT which has many events, ancients sites, a wonderful museum and trading post, restaurants, rafting and fabulous geography.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $100 Per night

Cortez Apartment Rental Rates

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Winter
Jan 7 - Apr 1
2 night minimum stay
$100
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Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$625
 
 
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2 night minimum stay
$150
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Fri,Sat,Sun
$750
 

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Amenities

Amenities

Cortez Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Roomy and comfortable, tub/shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Two twin beds can be made into a king.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing

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