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SCENIC CABIN 35Ac Peace&Quiet Creek Pets Hiking 35min-MesaVerde, 5min-SandCanyon

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Comfortable 2BR 2FullBath Lightpine paneled 2100sf in red rock canyon (Sleeps 6)

The cabin is located in the heart of the Four Corners area. If you like exploring red rock canyons, have an interest in the ancient peoples of the Southwest or just want to get away to a stunningly beautiful area to enjoy the peace and quiet while relaxing in the space of 35 acres just off a paved road in canyon country, this cabin will fill your needs. Make this your private getaway to a land filled with history and ancient mystery. This cabin feels remote but is only a 1/4 mile down a well maintained gravel road from a paved road and provides a base for taking advantage of all that the four corners has to offer. It lies exactly midway between Mesa Verde and Hovenweep and 5 min from great hiking at the Sand Canyon entrance to Canyons for the Ancients.

Situated along the year-round creek in the midst of the red rock cliff section of historic McElmo canyon, the cabin sits a shady elm grove, next to red rock cliffs and a Macintosh & Jonathan apple orchard. Long since abandoned by the 'Anazasi' who lived in the surrounding countryside from its mesa tops to its canyon bottoms; this canyon was once home to the ancestors of the Pueblo peoples of New Mexico. Their legacy remains visible today as is illustrated by the cliff dwellings across the creek seen from the cabin front porch and the pottery sherds surfacing as the rains and winds uncover buried layers of of an earlier civilization in the surrounding fields.

One of our neighbors,a professionally trained archaeologist, roams the surrounding landscape and is often available to guide hikes to nearby sites in the Canyons of the Ancients. Once home to Mormon settlers and farmers scattered along the stage coach road by the creek, the canyon is still home to cowboys and ranchers alongside the farmers, archaeologists, artists, stone carvers, horses, cows, sheep, donkeys, foxes, deer, grape growers, wine makers and the very rare occasional mountain lion.

Keywords: Cabin, large shaded porch, redrock canyon views, creek, hiking.

More Details

Owner
Bernard
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

About Bernard

The owner and his Grand-kids. For many years I have had an interest in Archaeoastronomy, a blend of archeology and astronomy. I have made numerous trips to the Andes in Peru to investigate Inca ruins with my neighbors. The Anasazi people of the Four Corners region of the Southwest hold that same allure for me - only they lived right in my back yard! There are kivas, stone towers, petroglyphs and sun spirals within easy reach and lots of educational opportunity to learn about it nearby. We felt blessed to find this vacation cabin in the heart of the Anasazi country with plenty of opportunity to explore and to study the ancient peoples and their knowledge of practical astronomy. We hope you will enjoy the area as much as we have.

Bernard purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Bernard chose Southwestern Colorado

This property has McElmo Creek running through it the red rock sandstone canyon all year long, an apple orchard, spectacular views and borders on the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Our neighbors are friendly, knowledgeable and handy folks: horse riders, healers, Andean & Southwest explorers, farmers, wine makers, fruit growers, and creative people. With sunny Colorado skies only 10 miles from great bars and restaurants in a real four corners small town with that out west county beat, a natural park, and wonderful hiking to Anasazi ruins just out the back door, but far enough from the city lights that the skies are dark and the entire sky is available for viewing.

What makes this cabin unique

Perfect views from the front porch swing of the red cliff rock section of McElmo canyon. The incredibly dark views of the night sky in the dry desert air, the solitude of being away from town, the slow and peaceful lifestyle, spectacular scenery, finding a new pot shard in the yard, watching the deer and fox, all the apples we can eat, good wine tasting just up the road - these are some of the things that make our Cabin in McElmo Canyon special.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at your cabin and, after finding it easily from your directions, found it very clean and comfortable, with beautifully maintained grounds. Our stay coincided with the last day of the Perseid meteor showers and we saw many amazing shooting stars. My husband also took a cool time lapsed star trail photo off the back of the porch! We enjoyed spending time in the living room area in the evening, with the kids falling asleep on the couches while we waited for the meteors, as well as hanging out in the early morning on the porch and in the yard, too.



Thank you again for allowing us to stay for just the one night. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect spot!
Aug 2013
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Amenities

Cortez Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Separate shower and soaking tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Separate shower & tub
  • Bathrooms are large. They are pine paneled and sink, counter, tub, shower, toilet, closet and wall heater for extra warmth.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king , Private bath with soaking tub
    Second BR - 1 queen , Also has full bath
    Extra Beds - 1 queen , 1 double , Inflatable air bed with built-in electric pump
  • Master- King with private bath. Second-Queen with private door to hall bath Extra - Queen and Double Automatic Airbeds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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SCENIC CABIN 35Ac Peace&Quiet Creek Pets Hiking 35min-MesaVerde, 5min-SandCanyon
average rating of 4.388889 based on 58 reviews
St louis
3

Great location but not clean

  • 3 of 5

Loved the location and quiet. Would return but the living room and kitchen was actually disgusting.

Living room: We had to move one of the couches and underneath it was a lot of trash - so that means the carpet has not been vacuumed. Underneath the carpet mat in the middle of the room had a wet spot and who knows what it was from. So not sure when it was actually steam cleaned. New carpets might be better.

Kitchen: There was so much "crap" in the drawers and cabinets. They should be cleaned out. Like partially empty boxes, trash, really old spices and other items. It was scary opening them.

Bedrooms and bathrooms were okay.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rough Country Cabin

  • 3 of 5

We arrived after dark; and , the property looked a bit unkempt as it was under construction.

The cabin itself was large, roomy; but a bit unkempt. We felt that the personal items and food items that were around should have been placed in a locked "owners closet".

We would not stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for the Occassion

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property for family/friends to stay for my wedding. It was absolutely perfect. Bernard was a pleasure to work with and was responsive to my every request. The view from the porch is breathtaking. The price is right and the accommodations are so much better than the Kelly Place located just a bit further down the road. (I rented both, so I know). My bridesmaids and I used this residence to prepare for the wedding so it will always have a special place in my heart.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not sure what this area is for!
4

Cortez cabin stay in September 2017

  • 4 of 5

This is a wonderful, quite property. Has everything you need in a home. No cell service for Verizon or AT & T, even with a cell booster. Stayed 2 nights while visiting Mesa Verde National Park. We did have a problem with our second night, arriving after being at Mesa Verde all day, and that was no water! Turns out the well pump went bad. Owner did give us a refund for the second night. Wish we could have stayed longer to explore the 35 acres. I would have given 5 stars, but for the water issue.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you round the property wonderful and supplied with everthing you needed. Yes, cell service in the canyon is spotty - it has been improving over the years as new towers are added. We do have a the best Wilson 4G booster available. It does normally boosts both Verizon and AT&T 4G signals to usable levels - text is always better than voice which can sometimes be pretty poor to unusable. I can't explain when or why. This is the best available solution for our canyon location. The well pump did go out suddenly and it took a couple of days to get a new one installed. That was done and we have returned to good water pressure. I do have 20 gallons of water stored in the basement for emergency cooking & toilets. I apologize for the inconvenience. We did give a refund for the second night due the lack of running water.
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Spacious, well-maintained cabin

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was great! We are a family of five and the cabin was the perfect size to accommodate us. Having two full bathrooms was a definite plus as well! The kitchen and bathrooms were stocked with all the basic supplies we needed and after spending all day hiking and exploring Mesa Verde, Cortez, the Four Corners, etc. it was so nice to come back to the cabin to relax. We enjoyed the peacock, the hummingbirds and the quiet, beautiful surroundings. If we have a chance to make a return visit we will definitely come here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place. queit and peacefull!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 4 of 5

we had a great time and it was very peacefull. please let the next people know about the door code . thanks

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Cortez Municipal (CEZ)
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Main Street, Cortez
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Cortez Municipal
Nearest Train
56 Miles
Durango ( Narrow Gauge Scenic Railway )
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 160 & 491
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Many Available in Cortez
Nearest Ski
76 Miles
Telluride Colorado

Property abuts Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and is 5 min from the main entrance at Sand Canyon. It is nearby Mesa Verde (35min), Mancos Canyon, Goodman Point, Hovenweep, Anasazi Heritage Center, Crow Canyon Archeological Center, Ute Mountain Tribal Park, Lowry Indian Ruins, Cortez Cultural Center, Ute Mountain Casino at Towaoc, Guy Drew Winery, Mancos Staqecoach ride, Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Train, Million Dollar Highway, Rico Mining town, Durango Mountain Ski Resort, Telluride Ski Resort, Moab, Canyonlands and Arches National Parks.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

5GB WIFI Unused Refunded $50
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $30
Tax Rate 5.2%

The cabin provides high speed WIFI via a Verizon MIFI and a roof mounted Wilson 4G Cell Booster and antenna. The cost is passed on as follows: A $50 WIFI Data DEPOSIT is required. This covers 50GB of WIFI data. More {or less} data used during your stay will be charged {or refunded} at $10/GB.

Owner'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.