Queen Room Suite Upstairs in Main Home with Grand Mesa Verde Views
Rhonda and Dennis
About Rhonda and Dennis
Rhonda (The Artist) and Dennis (The Jokester) have lived in Durango and the Mesa Verde National Park region for 30 & 45 years respectively. We happily enjoy sharing the history and local stories that will enhance your stay and will steer you in the right direction to make the most of your stay. Dennis will show you where to find the best mountain bike and jeeping/4wheel trails while Rhonda can guide you to the best trails for touring ancient ruins and artistic sites to photograph, paint or journal. We love enjoying local music, dancing and creative special events and will help you find the best restaurants, shows and events to make your visit memorable. Private Plein Air Painting Classes with Rhonda (Award Winning Artist) as your guide and instructor are available with prior arrival arrangements and separate fees. A truly special way to experience beautiful Colorado and have special art you create and take home with you! *Rhonda's painting "Spirits' View - from inside Long House Ruin" was featured on Mesa Verde National Park's Centennial website in 2006. This painting was only possible with special permission from the Park and a Ranger Guide as a work specially created for the Centennial Celebrations. Rhonda's dream opportunity!
Rhonda and Dennis purchased this House in 2018
Why Rhonda and Dennis chose Mancos
We bought our property with the emphasis to find the perfect retirement home with large acreage, beautiful views and easy travel distances for our family and friends to enjoy staying with us and create special memories for everyone! Our son who is a Property Brothers of Colorado / R1 realtor certainly found our dream home! We wanted a unique southwest style home with unique healthful sustainable attributes. Our contemporary Steel Post and Beam Adobe Straw-bale home with thick earthen walls and floors, stained concrete and fine Cherry Wood floors, fine Teak built in library and gorgeous marble and granite every where is sunny and bright, while gifting us with grand forever views! Our dream is to share our very special home and joy of where we live with all who visit us!
What makes this House unique
Enjoy the absolute gorgeous forever views of Mesa Verde, Mancos Valley, La Plata Mountains, Lone Cone and the Telluride mountain range! Wildlife and birds are abundant on this private secluded property which is just 5 minutes from the Mesa Verde National Park Visitor Center Entrance! Consider taking a day to Plein Air Paint with Award Winning Artist owner Rhonda, as your private guide and instructor with prior arrival arrangements and separate fees. Enjoy the grand views while swinging in our large veranda swing or soaking in the luxury Hot Tub. The dark sky starry nights and luminous moons are amazing! Grab a star and make your wish!!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 9:30 AM
Small group get togethers with prior arrangement.
NONE inside - Dispose cannabis and butts properly
Second Floor Suite with Fine Cherrywood
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Please no loud parties in Hot Tub after 10:00 PM. Privacy is an optimum and other guests and owners must be considered.
Sorry No Pets Allowed in our upstairs Mesa Verde Vista Queen Suite due to custom Cherry Wood floor. Owners have a dog and cats downstairs.
We are a NO SMOKING home and guest accommodations. Cannabis is allowed OUTDOORS and must be disposed properly.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Our experience here was fabulous I would recommend this house every day of the week
Thank you for enjoying our Luna Mesa! Providing a special place to relax while experiencing all that we have in our area is our intent and creating a family retreat for all to enjoy is why we share our Luna Mesa. We look forward to your return for fun with your family and sharing the memories made on the veranda!
Luna Mesa is fabulous
Luna Mesa is a fabulous place to stay. The house and room are beautiful and lovely flower garden. The straw bale architecture is very interesting. Mesa Verda National Park is just around the corner and Mancos has great places to eat. Looking forward to returning someday.
Our Luna Mesa straw bale architecture is unique, and we are glad you experienced the warm inviting spirit of the place at the doorstep of the ancient Puebloan people. The architect captured the special feeling of our southwest Colorado location wonderfully and we are happy to share Luna Mesa. So much more to see and do! More farm to table good restaurants to experience! We look forward to your return to experience more of Mesa Verde National Park and all our Four Corners area!
Wonderful Stay in Mesa Verde
From the time we checked in to the time we left, Rhonda and Dennis could not have been nicer. We felt like old friends coming to visit. The room was cozy and well laid out. Loved having a sitting room outside our bedroom for TV and conversation. We would call this more of a Bed and Breakfast instead of a VRBO. We got a coffeepot with coffee, a fridge with yogurt, bread, fruit. Everything we like for breakfast. The Jacuzzi was wonderful after a long day of hiking the national park and we loved star gazing from there. Our only dislike was the tub in the bathroom. Not being bath people, it was a bit of a struggle to get used to. There was a shower handle, but no water came out. Otherwise, we loved our stay and hope to go back again.
We really enjoy sharing our Luna Mesa and are very happy to be able to help with suggestions for your explorations. Providing breakfast items for you in your suite is our way to help start your day with good energy for the fun adventures. Our 'Hot Springs' hot tub is for soothing the body after a full day with hikes and tours and so glad you enjoyed and took full advantage of the dark sky stars! Our Victorian clawfoot tub does take some getting use to but, it's meant to give you an experience of stepping back into time when Mesa Verde National Park was created in 1906. The tub's Moen handheld shower isn't like a full force standing shower and takes some getting use to as well. The Mesa Verde Vista Queen Suite is an opportunity to feel like you've stepped back in time and to experience full relaxation after spending a day in the land of the ancients. So happy you enjoyed our Luna Mesa and looking forward to your next visit!
Not what we expected. It was so much better!
Honestly, we expected a room. Period. Instead we found a warm home with wonderful hosts that made us feel like one of the family. Rhonda and Dennis are incredible people. We had so much fun that we had to extend our stay by a day. We didn't want to leave. Looking forward to going back another time.
We are very happy to surprise you with providing our whole upstairs as your suite. Sharing our Luna Mesa home is our joy and gives us opportunities to help create special memories. Your enjoyment is ours and adding another night to your stay with us, is the ultimate compliment for what we try to create here at our Luna Mesa. Thank you for appreciating Luna Mesa, it's peaceful location and all we do to make your experience special! The best thing about having our Luna Mesa available for guests is making new friends and we look forward to your visiting us again!
Wonderful stay at Luna Mesa!
Beauty, peace, relaxation. Our hosts were the best. Rhonda is a gourmet chef. Be sure to take them up on their breakfasts. She is an amazing artist, working in a variety of mediums and offers classes. Dennis is fun and informative. Their home is amazing and we enjoyed sitting on the veranda looking at their garden and views.
They are 1 mile from Mesa Verde, central to Durango and ski areas. We plan to come back and stay linger.
Sharing our Luna Mesa home with our guests/friends gives us the opportunities to help them experience a truly special place which should be shared. We always hope the beauty that surrounds us, and the peaceful setting of our home and its gardens will enhance your southwest Colorado experience.
I'm happy to start your day with a special breakfast to keep you energized or to direct you to our favorite local cafe for a delicious fun experience. My creative gifts and talents are more for me to share and I'm happy to help you create extra special memories in artistic ways with private classes or group workshops you may join. Let's plan a special tour and painting day!
Our Luna Mesa is our gift to share and we are happy to be able to give you an experience to remember. Sitting on the veranda with you enjoying your delights of the day and the reminiscences that are created adds more special memories for us as well. Thank you for staying with us! We hope you'll be back to make more memories!
Loved our short trip! This is a great place and would highly recommend to family and friends.
Happy to have been able to provide a special place to stay while making a quick vacation trip to explore Mesa Verde National Park. Our Luna Mesa property is convenient for a quick trip into Mesa Verde or for longer stays to explore all that the Four Corners region of Southwest Colorado has to offer! Glad you enjoyed the stay and look forward to your next visit!
Mesa Verde National Park Visitor Center & Entrance is just 5 minutes away! Plan on spending a whole day touring the ancient ruins within the magnificent park!
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train is just 35 minutes away. Go online to choose your travel options for 1/2 day and all-day excursions to the historic mining town of Silverton. While there you may want to enjoy the Gold Mine Tour.
Phil's World Mountain Bike Trail Park is only six miles away. Wonderful biking, hiking and four wheeling trails all within short distances of our Luna Mesa! Hike ancient ruin trails in deep slick rock Canyon of the Ancients just 30 minutes away.
Arrange a Hosted Mountain Bike Trail excursion with Dennis. A Picnic Lunch or Energy Snacks can be included in your excursion price just ask.
Arrange a Private Plein Air Painting Class or Photo Shooting Tour with Rhonda. (Beautiful Ancient Ruin Sites to view and photograph or paint.) *Create a special sketch journal of your trip in the Southwest. Picnic Lunch can be included in your excursion price just ask.
A Photographer’s or Artist’s portfolio of works can be done within just a few miles.
Bring your rod as there are many lakes, rivers and streams! Prearrange a hosted fly-fishing excursion.
Kyak & Canoe rentals, Jeep Tours, mine tours, Skiing and Nordic trails are within easy distances.
Enjoy local breweries and wineries, wonderful restaurants and live entertainment! The Bar D a great dinner and western entertainment show is just an hour away! Take in a live show at the Strater Hotel Theater in Durango just 35 minutes away!
There are always special events the year round in our Mesa Verde, Mancos, Cortez and Durango area! The emphasis here is ENJOY LIFE in COLORADO at its BEST!!