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Log Home on 80 Acres, MesaVerde, Hot Tub, Incredible Views, Privacy, HS Internet

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 BR, 2 BA, Sleeps 8 Max.

Hi-speed internet.This cozy log home is located on 80 acres of pristine private land with fantastic views of the Southwest Rocky Mountains and the sacred Sleeping Ute Mountain! This property is only 25 minutes from Mesa Verde and only 90 minutes from the Telluride Ski Area! It is only 50 minutes from Durango!

The great room has floor to ceiling windows facing south with nothing but trees and rolling canyons as far as the eye can see! The kitchen is fully equipped for your cooking needs, or you can barbeque on the east covered porch with the gas grill. Downstairs there are two cozy bedrooms with double antique beds and a full bath. Located upstairs is the large private master bedroom, which has a king-size bed upon a custom log frame. Connected to the master bedroom is the master bath with a beautiful tiled shower. Central air conditioning and heating will keep you comfortable during any season.

After a day of exploring the ancient cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde (only 25 min away), relax in the six person Olympia Caldera hot tub. If you look hard enough you will find pottery shards, arrowheads, possible kiva sites and other scattered remnants of this ancient culture on the 80 private acres the home sits on. Please do not remove or disturb any of these artifacts.

If you long for peace and quiet, this is the place. The fall weather is gorgeous, the winters are mild and snow country is only a short distance away. The home rests on the edge of a series of tree covered canyons leading up to a spectacular view of the sacred Sleeping Ute Mountain. Not one other human made structure can be seen from the south deck of the cabin to the Sleeping Ute in the distance.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, limited spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks for a wonderful stay. Your home was just perfect! We loved the solutide at the end of the day. Your hot tub was perfect at the end of a day of hiking. My grand daughter can not wait to get back and tell their friends. We had a perfect vacation.
Jun 2010
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Cortez Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
  • Large private bedroom w/ king bed and large private bath (2 sinks) upstairs. Your own satellite TV with your own programs in this bedroom.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
1 king, 2 double. Central Air Conditioning; Wrap-around Deck; Loft; Antique Clawfoot Bathtub; Antique Wood Stove (non-functional), 80 Acres of privacy with incredible views bordering a national monument of 164000 acres.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Log Home on 80 Acres, MesaVerde, Hot Tub, Incredible Views, Privacy, HS Internet
average rating of 4.769231 based on 62 reviews
Tyler, TX

Perfect Setting

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent one week at the cabin in early October. The location was perfect. Secluded but short drive to Cortez. We had been trying to stay in this cabin for two years and finally made it. It was worth the effort. The home is beautiful and very well furnished. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice review Barbara! Thanks so much and I'll look forward to your return! All the best, Lana
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Great family Christmas getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfect for a quite family Christmas! Upon entering the gate the short driveway winds through the tress which felt like a winter wonderland for us folks who come from where it never snows! The view from the deck is stunning. Soaking in the hot tub under the stars and marveling at the dark night sky was beautiful. Much to our delight we woke up Christmas morning to it snowing which was perfect for my grandkids who had never seem snow before. The kitchen was well equipped for preparing our Christmas dinner! The cabin was clean any very cozy and comfortable. We did a half day trip to Mesa Verde which I recommend as the ruins are impressive. We also took a beautiful less than two hour drive into Tellride which makes for a great day trip! I would recommend this property to anyone looking to get away and relax. We would love to stay here again if we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cindy for the very nice review on the Cabin and your experience in Colorado. Soo happy you got your "White Christmas"! I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you and your family back to the Cabin or one of my other homes in Durango during your future travels... All the best in 2017! Lana
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Difficulties in dealing with cabin owner

  • 1 of 5

Although this property has some attributes, such as the vast acreage, proximity to the local town, and overall landscape, it also contains several downfalls, including outdated and over-used beds furniture, slow drains and grime in the downstairs bathroom, slow internet connection, and complete lack of any check-ins with guests during their stay. However, dealing with the owner turned out to be the worst aspect of the cabin stay.

We were assured via email the day after our stay that the required large deposit would be returned. We received the deposit and a card from the owner 3 days later. However, the owner called us the next day (after another party stayed there for 5 days), apparently changed her mind, and cancelled the check for the return of the deposit due to “excessive cleaning.” She stated that the housekeeper found pet hair and parakeet waste on the floor. This is considering that we agreed to pay excessive additional cleaning fees and pet fees before staying at the cabin (which added up to even more than the deposit), even though the cabin contract does not stipulate anything about a pet fee. The owner also complained that we left the blankets with the bedsheets. We did so because expected that the housekeeper would wash the blankets after our stay. Perhaps they do not do so.

When we inquired why the whole deposit was being taken from us, the owner stated that part was for a pet fee for the parakeet (despite no pet fee stipulated in the contract) and the majority for additional cleaning, which she mentioned took the housekeeper 3-4 hours. This equals to more than a quarter grand in pet and cleaning fees.

Worst of all, the owner was condescending and derogatory in regards to the way she referred to us, such as via insinuating that our cleanliness at home is sub-par. She even admitted that she was never actually present to see the state of the cabin after we left, but that her information was based solely on the report of the housekeeper. Based on the observations of the 4 individuals that resided at the cabin, the required cleaning after our departure was in no way excessive. All of us are responsible adults and professionals in our field, including a psychologist, pharmacist, engineer, and lawyer. Our family has visited various cabins throughout the United States 1-2 times yearly for over 20 years. We have never encountered any complaints after out stays and were all very shocked to be treated with such disrespect by the owner.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have been renting this home as well as five other homes for the last 13 years. Guests from all over the world have had the pleasure of staying in our Cabin and enjoying the many things to do and see in the Four Corners. I have many repeat guests and many referrals from guests who have loved our homes. The reviews speak for themselves, STERLING!!!! 4-5 stars!!!!!!!! My housekeeper for the last 13 years at the Cabin is a wonderful , caring, woman named Tanya. She and I are very dedicated to keeping the Cabin in perfect order for our guests. She was completely shocked when she opened the door after your departure.....she described it this way, "Completely trashed, looks like a very BIG teenage party has been going on". A normal cleaning takes approximately 3-4 hours.Tanya spent 9 hours the first day and 3 additional hours the next day. This does not include carpet cleaning and the dry cleaning of all bedding. All pets coming to my properties must be approved and paid for ( $15 per day ). You did pay for the two dogs you brought along, but made no mention of a bird that was coming..... I have never allowed any guest to bring a bird, especially a bird that is allowed to fly freely throughout the house. This was a large bird, NOT a parakeet! Tracking molting feathers, bird seed and bird droppings throughout the house made for a very difficult clean-up, especially on the slate floors and grout after a 12 -day stay. The additional cleaning was $240, pet fee $180 ( for 12 days ) plus the carpet cleaning and dry cleaning charges. I think you owe me some money? Your claim to homeaway for the refund of your security deposit ( $350 ) was denied July 2016 and homeaway sent me a email saying, "Case Closed"!!!!
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Festus, MO

Perfect home base!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home was the perfect home base for our Cortez adventures. We spent ten days exploring, hiking and mountain biking in the area. After hiking Sand Canyon and biking Phil's World and Boggy Draw, we looked forward to the hot tub and comfortable master bedroom. We loved the kitchen. It had everything we needed to fix our breakfasts and dinners each day. Sometimes we even made it back in time to enjoy the beautiful sunsets. If not, viewing the stars from the hot tub was spectacular! This is a great property that I would highly recommend. Lots of privacy, beautiful views and a very clean, comfortable home. Hope to visit again soon!!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kathy & David for the wonderful review on the Cabin. It is truly a very special place... glad you were able to experience our little piece of heaven! Take care, we hope to be able to welcome you back for your next Colorado vacation! Until then....all the best! Lana
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I absolutely loved this cabin! It was so quiet and relaxing, but close enough to town to find something to do. Mesa Verde, Telluride, Four Corners, Silverton are just a few places we visited. But we always looked forward to getting back to the cabin!

The view from the deck was beautiful! I loved sitting on the deck with my cup of coffee every morning.

Accommodations of the cabin were amazing! We didn't want to leave!

This was the perfect spot for a truly relaxing vacation! We will be coming back!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Amy for the nice review on the Cabin. It is a pretty special place and I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope to be able to welcome you back in the not too distant future! All the best, Lana
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Wonderful and quiet escape

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful home a few days prior to Christmas. After first it was a bit tricky to find, but we came across a neighbor in the area who pointed us in the right direction. This hidden gem was perfect for our short escape from the city. The views were absolutely amazing! We drove around the area and saw lots of deer in the snow, which was such a serene sight. The home was comfortable and roomy for a family. We had such a wonderful time in the winter there, that I would love to see how beautiful the summer is around that area. This home came with everything you would need in the comfort of a home. The only recommendation I would add would be to have a non-stick pan. It may have been our lack of skill with the pans provided, but we ended up buying a cheap non-stick pan at Wal-Mart to use after our first unsuccessful attempt. Thank you for extending your home to others and allowing us the escape from everyday life.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beautiful review Andrea! Thanks! I hope you'll come back and stay with us in the future! Best, Lana
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Durango and Silverton
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Telluride, Durango Mountain Resort
Car: necessary

There is great hiking on the 80 private acres or drive a few minutes to the head of Sand Canyon and hike into 164,000 acres of public land. This area contains the highest known archaeological density in the United States. Portions of this undeveloped monument have more than 100 cultural sites per square mile-some individual sites cover 10 acres or more. From this location you can go east to Mesa Verde National Park 19 miles away or keep going to Durango 53 miles away. In Durango ride the narrow gauge train to Silverton or have an evening meal at the Bar D Chuckwagon [reservations required]. Travel north out of Durango to Durango Ski Resort, or keep going over the Million Dollar Highway to Silverton and Ouray. Next head to Telluride and ski down the beautiful snow packed slopes at Telluride Ski Resort. You can go south and gamble at the Ute Mountain Casino about 15 miles away. Visit the Ute Mountain Tribal Park where they give guided tours through their Indian ruins.


Rates & Availability

Cortez Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off Season
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.2%

$225/night to $265/ night... $1350/week to $1545/week
Peak Season June to September
Off season November to February
Please inquire for shoulder season rates March, April, May, October
Holiday weeks are higher, please inquire
$125 cleaning fee, $15 per night per pet
The weekly rate includes six nights

Payment due 30 days ptior to arrival. Deposit due when the reservation is made.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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