THE BUNKER AT BATTLE ROCK

Susan Thomas

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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THE BUNKER AT BATTLE ROCK

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
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

Susan Thomas

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
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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

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.

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.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
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The Bunker At Battle Rock
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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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
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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

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
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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
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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
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The Bunker At Battle Rock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439606vb
(970) 739-3158
Cortez Southwestern Colorado
Flagstaff, Arizona
5

Superb residential & recreational experience in an exquisite location!

Superb residential & recreational experience in an exquisite location!
  • 5 of 5
My stay at the Bunker at Battle Rock was delightful: the facility itself is new (completed summer of 2011), clean, and charming; the natural surroundings are distinct and striking; and the owner is accommodating and easy to communicate with.

The Bunker facility is a separate downstairs apartment with two exits/entrances. The main living area itself has LOTS of natural light and looks out upon a stunning view of McElmo Canyon, including Battle Rock, Sutcliffe Vineyards, and Sleeping Ute Mountain (nearly 10,000 feet in elevation). The living area is also charmingly furnished, with an accessible, user-friendly kitchen (complete with full refrigerator, gas range and oven, two-bay steel sink, and dishwasher) and dining area just off the living area.

The full bathroom, featuring a large, luxurious shower and a granite vanity, is comfortable and convenient, and the laundry room is also easy to use. (There is a clothesline available for those guests who prefer to hang laundry.)

I did not need to utilize the office space during my stay, but there is a good work space for any guests who want or need to keep up with work during their stay; the Bunker does feature WiFi.

Finally, the bedroom is spacious in its own right and features a large closet that could easily accommodate an ample traveling wardrobe -- riding gear, ski/winter clothing, etc.

That is the description of the facility itself. Perhaps more enticing still is the area surrounding the Bunker at Battle Rock. This region, at the heart of the Four Corners, is accessible and fun year round, with numerous activities in any season. Guests at the Bunker are within easy range of local wine tasting, hiking, horseback riding, cross country and downhill skiing, national parks, mountain biking, river rafting (on the Dolores or San Juan Rivers), and the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. And, if guests prefer simply to relax and read or soak up the sun, the Bunker lends itself well to that, too. In short, the opportunities for recreation and relaxation abound, and the Bunker at Battle Rock is a great base from which to enjoy them.
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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The Bunker At Battle Rock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439606vb
(970) 739-3158
Cortez Southwestern Colorado
Nogal, NM
5

A Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5
I have stayed multiple times at the Bunker -- always with my horses. It is a perfect spot. Great location; VERY clean and comfortable accommodations; and pleasant, knowledgeable hosts. The Bunker really is like a home-away-from-home. There is much to do immediate to the property (unlimited hiking/riding in Canyon of the Ancients Monument -- right out the back gate; a terrific winery directly across the road; and loads of world-class tourist sites within a short drive). The Bunker is quiet and very well-equipped. Climate is mild year round. Because the Bunker features a fully-equipped kitchen, I suggest you consider picking up groceries on your way in, and prepare your meals right there (good dining is available about 12 miles away in Cortez). I highly recommend the Bunker as a peaceful destination, and as a terrific base for exploring the region's almost unlimited attractions in beautiful scenery. Everything is convenient -- from ancient Indian sites (the highest density anywhere), the fun tourist attractions of Durango; to the alpine splendor of Telluride!
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cortez, Colorado
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
US Highway 160
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Cortez, CO
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Telluride
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Cortez
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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Cortez Apartment Rental Rates

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Winter
Jan 7 - Apr 1
2 night minimum stay
$100
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$100
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$625
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
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$150
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:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
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 ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
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