IN THE SHADOW OF MESA VERDE

Nancy VanArsdall

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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IN THE SHADOW OF MESA VERDE

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1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Cozy, Peaceful Guest House 2-3 Sleeps

Nestled beneath the magnificent Mesa Verde is this charming strawbale adobe studio with sleeping loft for two people. Luna Mesa is located just one mile east of the entrance to one of the most amazing of our country’s National Parks. You will be mesmerized by the vista of the La Plata Mountains and historic Mancos Valley to the east and Mesa Verde to the west.

The inviting, cozy 600 square foot studio with full kitchen and bath invites an aspiring writer seeking silence and inspiration, pilgrims exploring the magic of the prehistoric sites, or a couple wishing for a romantic retreat.

Luna Mesa is conveniently located off US 160, the Scenic Byway, and is easily accessible to innumerable Puebloan sites and natural wonders: Mesa Verde National Park with its new state of the art Visitor’s Center, The Anasazi Heritage Center, Hovenweep National Monument, Lowry Pueblo, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center and Canyon of the Ancients. Tour amazing Southwest Colorado from your vehicle to Durango, just 45 minutes drive through the beautiful San Juan Mountains, and board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge train which will take you through 45 miles of spectacular canyons and peaks to the historic town of Silverton. The old west comes alive as you wander through Durango with its many fine restaurants and galleries. And you need only drive less than 10 miles to enjoy our little historic town of Mancos, with its own fine restaurants, numerous galleries, coffee shop and natural food store. You may be beckoned by the LaSal mountains, just 2 hours drive to Moab, Utah, where you will be awed by the natural wonders of the Canyonlands and Arches National Parks.

Whether it is touring, rafting or hiking, skiing or fishing, Luna Mesa is accessible to it all. Enjoy the peace and beauty of this cozy guest house where you can drift off to sleep gazing into the starry skies outside your loft bedroom window. Awaken, knowing that your life is measured in the moments that take your breath away. Luna Mesa and its environs are sure to leave you breathless.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Nancy VanArsdall

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We moved from Indianapolis, IN in 2007 in order to live a more sustainable life-style. Drawn to the magnificent Mesa Verde, we purchased the 17 acres of land which literally backs up to the National Park. How could we resist the amazing view of the Mesa and the LaPlata Mountains?

We built our strawbale 600 sq.ft studio/guest house in which we lived with 3 dogs and 1 cat for the 6 months our house...also strawbale and stucco was being built. Living so close to the project, we were actively involved in the entire design and building process. The contractor, crew and we all truly enjoyed the dynamics of creating such a work of art.

Our home, the studio and the land are our spiritual haven. We are grateful to be living in such beauty and history.

Nancy VanArsdall purchased this studio in 2007

We were ready to retire and leave our home in the woods northwest of Indianapolis and to live a simpler lifestyle. Friends invited us to explore southwest Colorado and when we discovered a small ad in the Mancos Times for the 17 acres of land, we knew at once we'd found our homesite. The beauty of the mountains, the magic of Mesa Verde, the cobalt blue skies and the rhythm of the west called to us. The spaciousness of the night skies, void of city lights and sounds, the vastness and diversity of the landscape embraces us and fills us with gratitude.

It was a gray, windy and cold January day when we first stepped foot on the land. Yet, we intuitively knew that the long drive would curve around the hill up toward the house, that the sun would shine 360 days of the year, that the slope down from the Mesa would be just the place to nestle a strawbale house. As we stood in the wind and faced the snow covered LaPlata Mountains, we knew this would be where our dream was coming true...to live more simply and to become respectful stewards of this sacred part of Mother Earth.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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5
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In The Shadow Of Mesa Verde
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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In The Shadow Of Mesa Verde
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p457613vb
Mesa Verde Southwestern Colorado
5

AMAZING PLACE TO STAY!

  • 5 of 5
We had such a wonderful time at Luna Mesa. The straw-bale house is absolutely beautiful and very comfortable. The views from the home are incredible with Mesa Verde right behind the property. There are so many fun activities within a short drive and it would be easy to spend weeks at this home. Nancy was a wonderful host and this was by far one of our favorite vacation rentals in the many years we have been traveling around the United States. We would love to return!
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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In The Shadow Of Mesa Verde
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Mesa Verde Southwestern Colorado
5

WONDERFULLY MAGICAL IN ALL RESPECTS

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful people greets us and shared their enthusiasm for the area. Luna Verde is situated in the most perfect spot and incredibly well appointed. A great place to stay
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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In The Shadow Of Mesa Verde
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Mesa Verde Southwestern Colorado
5

I WANT TO LIVE HERE!

  • 5 of 5
I visited over 6 months ago and I can't stop thinking about this place. This little straw bale adobe guest house was amazing! The views to the east looking at the La Plata mountains and behind looking at Mesa Verde were awesome. Our first night, there was lightning all night which was cozy from the loft sleeping area. You can see in all directions. This place was clean and met all of our needs and the owner was great to work with. There were 3 of us ladies and it was handy for visiting Mesa Verde. I now dream of building my own straw bale adobe house but of course I want those views!
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Emily, for your review. We do hope you'll return soon!
Nancy
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Mesa Verde Southwestern Colorado
Longmont, Colorado
5

QUIET, STARRY, STARRY NIGHTS

  • 5 of 5
This is a great place to stay! You can play hard all day hiking, skiing or biking in the mountains or exploring Mesa Verde then return and dream of your next adventure. The property was very clean, well-equipped, and the owners are very welcoming. This quiet, private space invites you to relax and rejuvenate. The view of the La Plata Mountains from the kitchen window and front door is unforgettable! Thank you for your hospitality!
  • Submitted: May 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Mesa Verde Southwestern Colorado
Illinois
5

WRITER'S RETREAT

Writer's Retreat
  • 5 of 5
A perfect place for a writer. Quiet and beautiful. I loved it. The sleeping loft offers a beautiful view of the night sky. Mornings brought a stunning view of the mountains while I made coffee. The kitchen is well stocked. I lacked for nothing. The bathroom was spacious and while it had no tub, there was a shower with good water pressure. The sitting room where I did my writing was a lovely spot with good lighting, comfy and warm. When I tired of writing, I took walks down surrounding country roads. No matter where I looked there was a stunning view. The cottage is exceptionally well maintained. The owners allowed me absolute privacy but were always available if I needed anything. I did no sightseeing while I was there because my purpose was to write, but the next time I will explore the area which is rich with interesting places and parks. And there will be a next time: I can hardly wait to return.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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In The Shadow Of Mesa Verde
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Mesa Verde Southwestern Colorado
Aurora, CO
5

LUNA MESA

  • 5 of 5
Luna Mesa was the perfect place for our family! The peaceful calm here gave us the presence of mind to appreciate the bird songs as we watched the way new sunlight greets the sky at dawn. Thank you for sharing this space with us.
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US 160
Nearest Ski
83 Miles
Hesperus, CO, Telluride
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Cortez, CO
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Millwood Restaurant, Olios
Car: necessary
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Mesa Verde Studio Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$125
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$3,120
 

Additional information about rental rates

Personal check for half the total amount will hold reservation and should be mailed to P.O.Box 578, Mancos, CO 81328. Final payment due upon arrival. Cancellation policy: full refund 10 days in advance of arrival; 50% 5 days in advance.
Cash or personal check only accepted.
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Amenities

Mesa Verde Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf
  • rafting
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
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