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Your home away from home is located 2 miles north of Cortez on 3 acres. We live on site but the vacation home is very private from the main home with it's own private entrance. Since we are on the property we are available to help in any way we can to make your visit the most enjoyable it can be. This home has been a three year labor of love with many special touches including hickory floors and tasteful furnishings and decorations. You enter the 1200 square foot home through a sun porch with it's own gas fireplace. This is the perfect place to have your morning coffee while enjoying the views. The great room is beautifully decorated and also has a gas fireplace and flat screen television. The kitchen is a gourmet cook's delight equipped with everything you need to prepare a great meal. There is eating space at the granite topped island in the kitchen as well as a dining table overlooking the view to the south and west. The Master bedroom with a king bed is spacious and has a private bath. The second bedroom has a queen bed. Both bedrooms have flat screen televisions and a deck accessible by French doors. The second bath is equipped with a jetted tub.
The inside is so beautiful that you won't want to leave, however the outdoors here in Southwestern Colorado have magnificent sunsets and mountain views that you won't want to miss.
There is a hot tub and fire pit in the backyard and covered parking. Nice landscaping if you just want to sit on the porch and enjoy the outdoors.
We added nice little touches such as a Keurig coffee maker with complimentary assorted coffees, a spice rack, fresh flowers on your table and laundry detergent and softener to use in the front loading washer and dryer. There is also an Ipod/Ipad dock and we supply soft terry robes for lounging or as a warm cover up to and from the hot tub.
In the summer of 2011 we completed a 26 foot geodesic dome greenhouse that is full of flowers and vegetables. It is a perfect place to read a book or eat a meal. It is a 4 season greenhouse, so it can be enjoyed even when there is snow on the ground.
We have a roof top observation terrace with spectacular views and a great place to star gaze. A view finder will help you see up close. Also a great place to work on your tan during the day.
Ken and Lou Anne have owned the San Juan Dental Clinic since 1978, where Ken is a dentist and Lou Anne is a hygienist. They have 3 grown children and enjoy traveling, mostly in an RV. We began building the vacation home about three years ago and just recently completed it. Since we have lived here for 32 years we are very familiar with the area. Cortez is a great place to stay since it is centrally located to many of our favorite places such as Moab, Durango, Telluride and three National Parks, Mesa Verde, Arches and Canyonlands. There are also many Native American sights to see within a few miles of here such as Hovenweep and the Anasazi Heritage Center.# Map shows Co Rd N which is( County Road N ) Street sign says MC RD N (Montezuma County Road N) Wanted to clear up any confusion, they are the same road
Lou Anne purchased this house in 2010
Because we live here and built it on our existing property.
It is quiet, safe, peaceful and at night you can see the stars and have a great view of the lights of town. The hot tub and hammock are very relaxing as you listen to the sounds of nature.
We hated to leave! This is a beautiful and spotless vacation rental. The setting is gorgeous. I loved my morning view of meadows and Mesa Verde in the distance; a pair of deer would hang out across the little creek that runs by the house. When I build my dream house, I am going to copy this kitchen. Very well laid out and equipped and there's a gas grill outside as well. And they pay attention to detail with fresh water bottles, fresh flowers in the bedroom and even have s'more sticks at their outdoor firepit! We loved the hammock, never did use the hot tub, but should have. Their rooftop deck is another great hangout place. I hate to review it in case it's taken the next time we come and we will definitely be back!
Carlson House was more than we expected. Spacious and clean. Provided a variety of things to do at the house(TV, Movies, Books). After a long drive it was relaxing to sit in the hot tub outside and use the spa tub inside. Just a short drive into town. The kitchen was equipped with anything you might need. Enjoyed eating on the patio and watching the deer graze in the pasture across the creek. Observation deck gave us a great view of the surrounding area, especially with the telescope. Lou Anne and Ken were close by if we needed anything, but far enough away to give us privacy. We would definitely recommend Carlson House to friends and would love to come back again.
When we rented the Carlson House our first consideration was a convenient location near Mesa Verde National Park. When we arrived we were astounded by the quiet surroundings and the comfortable elegance of the home. The Carlsons have thought of everything and haven't scrimped anywhere! The only negative is we didn't have enough time to spend at the house enjoying the amenities there! We left after breakfast and didn't return until dinner time or after most days. We'll have to come back to lounge in the hot tub and nap in the hammock! You'll love this place. The online photos don't do it justice! Lou Anne is great - doesn't hover, but is available if you have questions or need a recommendation for dinner. We'd definitely book Carlson House again if we're in the area.
We always try to stay in condos or vacation homes when we travel, so we have stayed in many over the past few years. This home is exceptional. There is absolutely nothing they haven't thought to include. The home was immaculate, completely stocked with every appliance you could need. The bedrooms were spacious and the beds were very comfortable. We did not have wonderful weather when we were visiting so we spent more time at the house than we normally would have done and loved it! Ken and LouAnne are very gracious hosts. I highly recommend their home and will gladly stay again in the future.
We always try to stay in private homes on our vacations and this was one of the best. Impeccably decorated and in beautiful shape. Great location near Cortez and Mesa Verde National Park in a quiet location. Everything needed for a great stay is included. And to top it off, the owners are extremely nice and helpful. If we return to the area in the future, we will be sure to stay here again.
This house is beautiful, fully equipped with everything you need. When I saw the grocery store loyalty cards in the kitchen drawer, I knew Lou Anne had spent time really thinking about the details.
The beds were comfortable, the bathrooms are large with space to store belongings. We were able to cook one dinner and all our breakfasts there, and to pack lunches for our day trips. I can't think of anything that was missing. It was pretty hot and sunny when we were there, but we were able to keep the house at a very comfortable temperature. We stayed with another couple and there was plenty of space.
The best part was being out in the country, but still close to Cortez, Mesa Verde, and Durango. Check out the cute quilt shop in Cortez while you are there.
Lou Anne and Ken were both welcoming and helpful when you wanted that but also respected our privacy when we were outside. I highly recommend this house if you are looking for something besides a hotel.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Cancellation policy, If you cancel after you have paid the full amount we will refund one half of the final payment back to you. Check in 4:00 P.M. Check out noon
We ask for $100 non refundable deposit when booking with the balance due one week prior to your arrival.