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Chicken Creek Rental, Family Friendly with No cleaning fees.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

We offer 2 guest rooms (1 queen bed, 1 full bed), 1 full bath, living & kitchen. Blow up mattress is also available, with linens.

We no longer welcome pets. Sorry about this. We have just had too many bad experiences with pet owners not respecting the house rules when it comes to their pets.

We offer a private & fully equipped kitchen with microwave, coffee maker, tea pot, stove with oven, toaster, refrigerator, dishes, pots & pans, silverware. There is a guest living area with couch and coffee table, Dining area that seats 4 and breakfast bar that seats 3.

There is also a private deck with an outdoor dining area and grill.

Access To upper deck with sitting areas. Beach towels for sun bathing and board games available for guests as well. We have ample parking- trailers and boat parking available.

More Details

Bob and Ursula Clarridge
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Bob and Ursula Clarridge

Allow us to introduce ourselves. We are Bob and Ursula. We would like to warmly welcome you into our home! We have three lovable dogs named Georgia, Wilma and Samantha. We live on the main floor of the house. You and your family would be renting the entire lower level of the house- its like an apartment or condo.

Bob and Ursula Clarridge purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Bob and Ursula Clarridge chose Mancos

Children, families, and singles welcome! We have access to Chicken Creek, where you can wade, lay out or just play in the water. With a variety of offerings to choose from, we're sure you'll be happy staying with us.

What makes this apartment unique

We are located nearby Durango, Dolores, Telluride, Cortez, Farmington. San Juan National Forest, Mesa Verde National Park, Hovenweep National Monument, McPhee Resevior, Summit Lake, Colorado State Park- Transfer, Four Corners Monument and Sand Canyon National Monument. You would be minutes away from skiing, hiking, river rafting, biking, four-wheeling, camping, fishing, kayaking, dining, water skiing, boating, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, vineyards, desert country, high desert terrain as well as high elevation mountains.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had about 15 people stay at the rental. There was plenty of room, lots of outdoor space, beautiful gardens, lawns, out door seating. We had a great time & would love to come back! Thanks!
Jun 2014
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Mancos Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Turn off lights and fans when not in use.
  • Close screen doors to keep bugs out.
  • Open a window if it's hot, don't use a fan when it's cool outside! We are in the mountains, we have cool nights- if you're hot, open the windows!
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 1 full bath, show tub combination.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1),Air mattress also available for guest use with linens/pillows included at no extra cost.
  • Game Room
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Chicken Creek Rental, Family Friendly with No cleaning fees.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Broomfield, CO

Relaxing and homey

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at Chicken Creek. It was a great place for our families to relax and visit with each other. Our kids had a ball playing outside and playing fetch with the friendly dogs. The accommodations were very clean and comfortable. The only thing we were wishing it had was a dishwasher.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and property! We hope to stay here again the next time we come to Mesa Verde.

  • 5 of 5

The property is just amazing. It has gorgeous views of the mountains with a rushing creek running through it. The craftsmanship of the home is remarkable. The owner and builder is a skilled stonemason and carpenter. The detailed woodwork in the interior is intricate and beautiful. The rooms are furnished with antiques that in and of themselves are prized pieces of art. There is beauty to behold on all fronts inside and out! Our children enjoyed exploring the creek, climbing the treehouse, and throwing the ball for the resident dog. We even got a friendly visit from the horses next door. The accommodations were clean and luxurious. The only thing we missed was a laundry machine. The stay was safe, comfortable, relaxing, and friendly. We hope to come again.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We are having fun at this house and the host is so kind and friendly. We will come back for sure :)

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the July 4th weekend here and had a wonderful time. We loved the large back porch that overlooked chicken creek and while you are out relaxing on the porch, you can see sheep and horses grazing. Bob and Ursula were very welcoming and filled is in on activities in the area and drives to take. The weather was great when we were there and at night it was very quiet. We would definitely stay there again and have thought about renting out all of the rooms for a family reunion!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Excellent Rental Plus Two Additional B&B Rooms

  • 5 of 5

We had nine people stay in the vacation rental plus the two extra B&B bedrooms. We had a family reunion at Mancos Days which turned out great, especially since my mom, Shirley Whipple, was the Mancos Days Queen! Bob and Ursula were very nice and provided everything we needed. The accommodations were great with our own full kitchen. The view off the top deck was excellent for watching the morning sun and fireworks over the Mancos valley. We had a great time running, biking and hiking in the mountains and took many pictures.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westminster, CO

Chicken Creek B & B

  • 5 of 5

Five of us stayed here for four nights and had a wonderful time. We spent most of our time at Mesa Verde and Hovenweep but had plenty of time to visit with Bob and Ursula. Their house is off the main drag with a stream below and a very nice deck to sit on in the evenings. The house was clean and we were provided with many towels, and lots of extras. If you like being off the beaten path after a long day of sightseeing, I highly recommend this home. I would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Durango and Cortez
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Columbine Bar/ Millwood Bar
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 160 and 491
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Durango Ski Resort
Car: recommended

Chicken Creek Rental is centrally located in Southwestern Colorado. We are located one mile outside of Historic Mancos, Colorado. In Mancos, you will find restaurants, art galleries, boutiques, beauty salons, a day spa, library, city park, stagecoach rides, downtown business district, post office, health food store, grocery store, farmer's market, liquor stores, a gas station, motorcycle repair shop, automotive repair shop, antique stores. Just to mention a few things our little town has to offer! We would gladly recommend places to eat and other things to do while you visit. Check out the Chamber of Commerce website for Mancos to view city events and find out local news.

We are located 7 minutes from the entrance to the Mesa Verde National Park. Visit Ancient Anasazi ruins, hike, visit the museum and see magnificent views of the area.

Durango, Colorado is a short 30 minute drive. You will find plenty to do there. From riding the Durango Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad to river rafting, mountain biking, shopping or eat & drink at the local breweries.

We are minutes from Chicken Creek Cross Country Ski & Recreation Area. In the winter you can snowshoe or cross country ski. In other seasons you can hike, walk, bird watch or mountain bike.

Mancos State Park is 10 minutes away- you will find hiking, walking trails, fishing and beautiful views of La Plata Mountain Range. If you drive a little further, about 15 minutes, you will land in the San Juan National Forest. This outdoor area offers many options: mountain biking, hiking, horse back riding, ATV trails and hunting. Just to name a few of the wonderful, exciting things the area has to offer.

We are 17 minutes from Cortez, Colorado where you will find bigger shopping stores, banks, restaurants, cultural center, downtown area, trading posts, antiques, and grocery stores. We are 20 minutes from Dolores, Colorado. Where you will find many local festivals, town celebrations, flea markets and eateries.

We are loacted in the heart of the four corners, you can drive one direction and be in New Mexico where you might want to see Chaco Canyon, Bitzi Wilderness, or Navajo Lake. You may like to head to Utah where you wmight see the Goose Neck's State Park, Moab, Canyonlands, Newspaper Rock- just to name a few places that are within less than a days' drive from Mancos. If you'd rather head to Arizona you will easily make it to Canyon De Chelly National Park, visit the Navajo Indian Reservation, Monument Valley, Navajo Code Talkers museum, visit the Navajo Nation capital at Window Rock.

We are also located near the four corners monument, Navajo Indian Reservation, Ute Indian Reservation and Casino. We are a 3 hour drive from Chaco Canyon, 1 hour drive from Hovenweep National Monument, 3.5 hour drive to Canyon De Chelly and 3 hours from Lake Powell. We are 3 hours from the famous must see Monument Valley.

In Colorado we 1.5 hours from Silverton. 1.5 hours from Pagosa Springs.

If you are wondering about air travel- there is an airport in Cortez, Durango, Farmington, and Albuquerque (4.5 hour dive); which is the closest, biggest airport in the area.

If you are wondering what to do in the area- just ask! We are glad to give directions and recommend things to do!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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