|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
If you are looking for a place to rest your hearts and souls, our Canyon of the Ancients Guest Ranch & Vacation Rental will be the very right place for you. 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.
Our goal at this 400 acres land is to respect & resture the history/culture, enrich the landand and build a self-sufficient lifestyle. We grow organic grass-fed beef/lamb, free-range chicken eggs and organic vegetables, you would enjoy our fresh farm eggs and vegetables (in season) when staying with us.
It is your home away from home in the southwest Colorado.
The ranch was beyond our expectations. Beautiful, peaceful, well-situated for access to Mesa Verde, Hovenweep, and a lot of rugged and beatiful Colorado and Utah country. We stayed at the Pioneer House for 3 days and nights. The accomodations were fantastic, exactly as described and pictured. We loved having all the friendly animals around - longhorns, horses, goats, dogs and cats...and those chickens with the wonderful farm fresh eggs we plucked each morning while still warm. There is so much to do in the area...including hiking, horseback riding, sighseeing. But it is also nice to sit on the patio overlooking beautiful pastures and do absolutely nothing. You could easily spend a couple days and not leave the ranch. Also don't miss Sutcliffe winery right down the road.
Gary and Ming are interesting, warm and special people, as are Terry and Rebecca and family who help take care of the ranch. If you have never stayed at a guest farm or ranch, you should try it, and this would be the place to start. We have rented many properties through VRBO/Home Away, most have been very good. Canyon of the Ancients Guest Ranch is exceptional.
I usually don't stay at nice places such as this, however my girlfriend thought it would be a nicer place to stay than camping out in the back of the truck in the middle of winter. Reluctantly I agreed, and as it turned out, the stay was above my expectations. On our initial drive to the ranch, we witnessed the most colorful sunset I've ever experienced.
The cabin was as advertised, and as clean and comfortable as it appeared in the pictures. The heater worked extremely well, and the water was cold, fresh, and clean straight from the tap. So bring your Nalgene bottles and eliminate the plastic shrouded water from your vacation!
The kitchenette was rather small to cook a large meal in, but big enough for two people. There was plenty of dishes, eating utensils, and cleaning rags to use. There was also some oil, spices, half and half, coffee, among other staples in the kitchen to use, most of these items were organic which is a bonus.
The owners, Garry and Ming, were really friendly and walked us around showing us the ranch and answering any questions we had about living on the ranch. They are also a great resource for Indian ruins, rock art, and trails in the area and have many pictures of their explorations.
The ranch is located close enough to Cortez, but also just far enough to be able to see almost every star in the sky. We will stay there again as a jumping-off point to our excursions and explorations in the Four Corners Area when we get some more time off. Thank you Garry and Ming for a nice, quiet place to escape!
Our place 'Canyon of the Ancients Guest Ranch & Vacation Rental' is located at the peaceful and quaint McElmo Canyon. The road leads to the Ranch was called “Mormon Road” where the early Mormons migrated to Utah through the Canyon. It is also nicknamed “Robber’s Path”. People 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 30s on our property.
Over 5,000 documented archeological sites in the area waiting for you to explore. The Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is the key archeological landmark here at McElmo Canyon. A wonderful vineyard, Sutcliffe Vineyards is across the entrance of the Monument.
The Ranch is in close proximity to famous tourist attractions like Mesa Verde National Park, Durango, Telluride, Monument Valley, Valley of the Gods, Canyons of the Ancients, and Hovenweep National Monument. It is a perfect place for your Southwestern Colorado adventure
Other Activities: Ruins, petroglyph (rock art)
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
USD150 per night plus tax.
Cancellation policy 2 weeks prior to arrival.
Require 50% of room rate as deposit to confirm booking.
50% of room rate as deposit to secure booking, balance (including tax) is due upon arrival.
Cancellation policy is 2 weeks prior to arrival date, no refund on early departure or now show.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.