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Casa Cielo, Gateway to Outdoor Play or Meditative Retreat

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,475 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 2 baths, sleeps 6

Panoramic views of Montezuma Valley afford hours of leisurely rest on the wrap around porches and unparalleled sunsets. Our 40 acres have a meandering walking trial built by Phil of the famous Phil's World mountain biking course in Cortez, CO, which is a lovely way to start or end your days of exploration in the area. There is a shared hot tub for the most amazing star gazing and dreaming during your special vacation in this enchanted country...If you have a larger group than what the casa accommodates there is a small studio space with one bath, queen bed, microwave, toaster oven and mini fridge at extra pricing. Let us help you make this an enriched experience of the southwest!

Places of Interest: all within 1-4 hours drive

* Mesa Verde National World Heritage Park- ancient cliff dwellings & tours

* Ute Mountain Tribal Park - seasonal, personally guided tours

* Hovenweep National Monument- ancient towers & cliff dwellings

* Crow Canyon Archaeological Center- educational talks and experiential workshops about ancient peoples and dwellings in the entire southwestern states

* Dolores River Canyon- fly fishing, canoeing, hiking, picnics

* Telluride- skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, biking, fly fishing, 4-wheeling, fine dining, gallery walking, annual jazz & blues music, art & film, and culinary festivals

* Durango- skiing, snowmobiling, Trimble Hot Springs, Durango Narrow Gauge Railroad, hiking, mountain biking, rafting, fly fishing, brew pubs & dining, galleries, concerts & film festivals, Snow Down Festival, Music in the Mountains

* Pagosa Springs- hot springs, skiing Wolf Creek Pass, snowmobiling, hiking, fly fishing, horseback riding, 4-wheeling, blue grass festivals, meditation centers

* Moab and Canyon Lands, Arches National Park, Utah- technical rock climbing, hiking, slick rock biking, rafting, jeeping rallies, 4-wheeling, rafting

*Monument Valley - historic trading post and surreal rock formations

*Four Corners Monument - where the 4 states, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, intersect and you can be in all of them with a bit of body "gyrations"

* Northern New Mexico- pueblos & native cultures’ annual feast and festival days, Chaco Canyon, Canyon de Chelley, arts and cultural events of Taos, Abiquiui, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and local hot springs with massage and body therapies

Casa Cielo, The Dwelling

Located on 40 acres of high-desert pinon juniper terrain on an open canyon ridge, this retreat vacation home floats above the Montezuma Valley. Off the beaten path, the only noise you might hear is the occasional contented mooing of grazing cattle or the yipping of skittish coyotes on graceful moonlit nights.

Your separate dwelling features two bedrooms ( 2 queens), 2 baths, and an open kitchen-living area. The large expanse of encased windows let you contemplate the geologic intersection between valley, mesa and mountains. A sleeper couch in the upper-level open den which looks over the canyon from your front door can accommodate two additional people. A second building on the premises can be used for an additional dormitory or retreat space.

Personal guided fly-fishing trips with a resident master-fisherman and therapeutic massage sessions are available upon request. Enjoy our private hiking/mountain bike riding trail for those daily cardio workouts by stepping out your back door. The separate 400 square foot meeting hall can be used for secluded creative endeavors such as writing, music, meditation, yoga practice or other quiet activities.

The Locale

Need to escape your daily routines and hectic schedules? Get creative, get quiet, or get active with unparalleled, thrilling, year round, outdoor experiences in a locale that offers hiking, biking, skiing, 4-wheeling, fishing, canoeing and rafting as starters.

In a more northerly direction, only an hour and a half drive away, is the glamour and glitz of the transformed mining town and ski area of Telluride. This Victorian vintage-style village is world famous for its annual outdoor music, arts, culinary and wine events, and film festivals. A free gondola ride will put you on top of the world for views that will take your breath away...

Rich in First American cultures, we are within half a day’s drive to the pueblos of northern New Mexico and their festive feast days and unique artistic expressions in pottery, silver-smithing and upright loom weavings. Taos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque bring the colorful architectural and art influences of the old country of Spain and its more modern expressions through its mingling with southwestern traditions and landscapes.

More Details

Owner
Jeanne Cain
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2017

About Jeanne Cain

Leonard and Jeanne Cain were drawn to New Mexico and southwestern Colorado by the crystal clear skies, aspen and pine forests and rivers with their majestic red rock canyons. After working in rural health care clinics, they moved to the Cortez area where Leonard had a family medical practice. Mountain biking, backpacking, hiking, skiing, and fly fishing have been a few of their passions.

Their many years of zen study are reflected in the open quiet spaces they have built and the sculptural ceramic and fiber arts Jeanne currently pursues. After 35 years of living in the southwest, the family is eager to share their enchantment with this retreat setting and rich cultural crossroads of native american life, cattle ranching, and outdoor splendors.

What makes this house unique

This quiet setting allows you to contemplate expansive vistas of mesa and mountains or catch the migrations of elk and deer foraging on grasses up to your windows. A shared hot tub lets you take in even greater views on star lit nights of the Milky Way and orbiting planets. Early morning or evening walks on the private trail built by the creator of Phil's World, a nationally heralded biking park, is a soothing and easy amble through sage brush and pinon...

Amenities

Dolores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom is on an upper split level, off from the kitchen and is very private. Bedding is 100% cotton sheeting. Second bedroom uses a bath area for the entire home.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
We have another one double bedroom, one bath "tiny home" glamping space on the premises called The Moon Room you could reserve for additional persons in your party.

Reviews

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Casa Cielo, Gateway to Outdoor Play or Meditative Retreat
average rating of 4.9122806 based on 57 reviews
Kannapolis
5

Peaceful, Relaxation With A Beautiful View!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 13 nights at Casa Cielo and enjoyed every minute! We didn't want to leave! Jeanne has created a peaceful haven for those seeking adventure as well as for weary travelers! Casa Cielo is a great place to relax, take in the scenery, watch the wildlife and walk the trail on the property. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need to prepare a meal. We especially enjoyed making soup in the CrockPot and grilling on the grill. On the days you want to explore, you will find the location is centrally located to Mesa Verde, Hovenweep, Cortez, Mancos, Four Corners, Durango, San Juan/Million Dollar Hwy, etc. We did all of these things and more! Drop in for lunch and cookies at the Absolute Bakery in Mancos!

Another reviewer mentioned the small TV. The TV is small - 18 inches to be exact. This was not a problem for us because there was so much more to do!

We are hoping to stay at Casa Cielo again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hilton Head Island
5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean and well situated for touring Mesa Verde. It had everything we needed and more. Jeanne was super easy to work with.....check in and check out were completely hassle free. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Anchorage, Ak
5

It was a delightful house with a beautiful view. We saw deer almost every evening.

  • 5 of 5

I would definitely return. The location was good for visiting many of the Pueblo ruins in that area. The house was clean and comfortable. Jeanne was a wonderful hostess and most accommodating. It was in the country and so quiet, which was nice.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR
5

Beautiful, Quiet Home

  • 5 of 5

This comfortable home is situated remotely, giving us the most amazing view of the stars that we've seen in a long time! And it still only took us 25 minutes to reach Mesa Verde the next day. Very ideal. It was clean and the kitchen was very well equipped. The owner, Jeanne, was also very helpful in figuring out what to do when we realized we were coming before the cliff dwellings would be open for tours, suggesting we could also see Hovenweep, which was a great idea. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Casa Cielo is exquisite!

  • 5 of 5

For peace and tranquility, Casa Cielo is the perfect destination offering expansive landscapes that include a view of the sacred "Sleeping Ute" mountain. Casa Cielo offers all of the comforts of home while surrounded by absolute beauty. We saw bald eagles and a large herd of female elk from the large dining room windows and experienced the most amazing sunsets everyday of our stay. Mesa Verde is a short drive away as is Telluride & Durango ski areas, Utah's Canyonlands National Park or The Four Corners area. Great location and an amazing place. Our hostess Jeanne is a gem! I will certainly go back. Thanks Jeanne for your warm hospitality.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Scottsdale
5

Jeanne and the casa are exceptional.

  • 5 of 5

I lovely place with everything one needs for a wonderful peaceful stay. Sit and watch the Eagles and deer living throughout the land here

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
La Plata County Airport, Durango, CO
Car: necessary

Other Activities: snowboarding, snowmobiling, skiing, wildlife viewing, hiking and backpacking, cycling, health/beauty spa, boating, kayaking, rafting, fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, racquetball courts, basketball courts, tennis courts, city golf course

Guided tours of Mesa Verde National World Heritage Park and Ute Mountain Tribal Park

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Rates & Availability

Dolores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
May 1 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$210
$1,470
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cancellation- 1 month ahead, full refund less $100; less than 1 month ahead, full refund less $200

Check for monthly rates with owners.

Cancellation : 4-7 day rental full refund less $200 if 3 weeks from date and full refund less $400 if 2 weeks prior to dates; a 2-3 day rental is full refund less $100 upon any time cancelled.

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