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Dolores Canyon Hideaway

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Upper Level Aptartment Sheltered by Old Cottonwoods with Fireplace and Spa Bath

Unique one bedroom consisting of the upper level of a turn-of-the-century home. In town solitude. Perfect for active people who enjoy hiking, biking and skiing. Short walk to local restaurants, grocery, brewery and tavern. Accessible by front deck and side deck spiral staircase, the apartment has views of Dolores canyon walls and wildlife (especially birds). The rental has cathedral and vaulted ceilings, a single bedroom with a queen bed and air conditioning as needed with a full kitchen. The living room features big screen satellite tv, a gas fireplace and french doors onto the balcony. A new entrance and sun deck added December of 2015. Discount for longer stays...

William Carta
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

About William Carta

We remodelled the upstairs, creating a master bedroom suite and plan to retire in this home. All furnishings and applicances are high quality. We currently live in New Castle, Co where and work for Colorado Mountain College.

William Carta purchased this apartment in 2005

Why William Carta chose Dolores

Dolores is a hidden gem. A beautiful and still small mountain town, which has a great microbrewery, a famous 'biker bar' and a gourmet, organic local grocery. Just at the edge of town are extensive mountain bike trails. Situated 1 hour from Telluride, 45mins from Durango, 1/2 hr from Mesa Verde and an hour from Canyon of the Ancients, there are numerous activitites to explore. Dolores River runs right through town with rafting opportunities. Fly fishing is also very good.

What makes this apartment unique

In Dolores, the seasons vary almost exactly when they should. All of the seasons are beautiful. The canyon wall provides endless opportunities to see bear, elk, deer, fox and mountain lions. Although the house is in town, a feeling of privacy and solitude is the normal experience there. Peaceful and totally Colorado.


Dolores Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large walk-in stone spa shower, no tub, see photos.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) high end serta pillowtop
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
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(7 traveler reviews)

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Dolores Canyon Hideaway
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Cozy apartment in Dolores, Colorado. Close to lots of outdoor activities, including Mesa Verde.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Bill's second floor apartment. The living area is just large enough, and the view from the north balcony is amazing. We could walk to local restaurants. Our favorite was the Dolores Brewery. We rode our bikes around town, and on local bike paths. We also spent many days at Mesa Verde, which is very close. We would highly recommend Bill's apartment.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Relax

  • 5 of 5

Apartment is in the trees , large deck overlooks town with canyon views, upscale furnishings makes for a pleasant stay

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The apartment was exactly as described and as shown in the pictures - lovely. While I don't recommend it for someone with great disability because of the spiral staircase, I have a moderate disability and was able to manage. The owner was quick and courteous in responding to our needs. I would highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lawrence, KS

Perfect Location

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying here! Everything was as it was represented. It was cozy, comfortable, and close to many of the area sites. The town of Dolores is small but has all the amenities you need - the organic grocery store is well stocked, the Dolores River Brewery has great wood fired pizza and there is a nice path along the river to walk it all off!

It was wonderful sitting out on the deck listening to the wind chimes in the evening. We would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to come to the Mesa Verde area but stay a bit off the beaten path.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buffalo, NY

Perfect Little Place !

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for 52 year old mom visiting her daughter. Cozy, clean, with high end finishes. Was a great place to come back to after a long day of sightseeing/hiking ! Love the little town of a Dolores too - great launching point for many day trips. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to others. Thanks Bill !

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks again for staying.
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Houston, MO

great place!

  • 5 of 5

We are a couple over 55 visiting relatives in the area. We had an enjoyable 5 night stay at this apartment. The description and photos were accurate. The accomodations were clean and well maintained with everything in good condition and working order. It was quiet and peaceful. Communication with the owner was always prompt and easy. Note that the kitchen is best for minimal cooking, which was fine with me. I would choose to stay here again and would recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Located near Mesa Verde between Durango and Telluride in the Dolores River Canyon by Lake McPhee the second largest resovoir in Colorado.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $79
weekly cleaning $75

Weekly maid service 75.00, 75.00 min a stay, security deposit refunded within two weeks, and damage insurance refunded for stays longer than 1 week. Damage insurance fee waived for return guests. Maid service discounted for stays over two weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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