Comfortable 2BR 2FullBath Lightpine paneled 2100sf in red rock canyon (Sleeps 6)
The owner and his Grand-kids. For many years I have had an interest in Archaeoastronomy, a blend of archeology and astronomy. I have made numerous trips to the Andes in Peru to investigate Inca ruins with my neighbors. The Anasazi people of the Four Corners region of the Southwest hold that same allure for me - only they lived right in my back yard! There are kivas, stone towers, petroglyphs and sun spirals within easy reach and lots of educational opportunity to learn about it nearby. We felt blessed to find this vacation cabin in the heart of the Anasazi country with plenty of opportunity to explore and to study the ancient peoples and their knowledge of practical astronomy. We hope you will enjoy the area as much as we have.
Bernard purchased this Cabin in 2003
Why Bernard chose Cortez
This property has McElmo Creek running through it the red rock sandstone canyon all year long, an apple orchard, spectacular views and borders on the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Our neighbors are friendly, knowledgeable and handy folks: horse riders, healers, Andean & Southwest explorers, farmers, wine makers, fruit growers, and creative people. With sunny Colorado skies only 10 miles from great bars and restaurants in a real four corners small town with that out west county beat, a natural park, and wonderful hiking to Anasazi ruins just out the back door, but far enough from the city lights that the skies are dark and the entire sky is available for viewing.
What makes this Cabin unique
Perfect views from the front porch swing of the red cliff rock section of McElmo canyon. The incredibly dark views of the night sky in the dry desert air, the solitude of being away from town, the slow and peaceful lifestyle, spectacular scenery, finding a new pot shard in the yard, watching the deer and fox, all the apples we can eat, good wine tasting just up the road - these are some of the things that make our Cabin in McElmo Canyon special.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Two fenced yards off of outbuilding.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Love this cabin! Awesome location!
Large and comfortable, this well-stocked cabin had everything we needed. We loved watching the dozens of hummingbirds come to the porch feeders. The location is a fantastic jumping off spot for Sand Canyon Trail, Mesa Verde National Park and lots of other cool places. The town of Cortez has lots of great restaurants.
If it were sale we'd buy now!!
Visiting this property was easy and delightful. It was not our first VRBO, at all, and we feel our standards are high. We don't look for perfection, but honesty. The space was open, the views fantastic and very Southwest Colorado views, the kitchen was complete and open. The property felt open and remote, suitable for those who dislike cities and crave rural. (us) A fenced yard provides space for your small dogs to run safely. If you have dogs that bark while playing fetch be aware that neighboring large Grand Pyrenees dogs (3), wlll announce their arrival and soon visit. One of ours was OK while the other was nervous. A small prairie dog village and visiting foxes also intrigued our two.
The drive into Cortez was easy, the drive west to hiking trails into the Ancients was also easy. I spent hours in the backyard watching hummingbirds and sunsets.
Would I return. You bet. Would I move here -- in a heartbeat.
The views are amazing, the land is amazing. Quiet, calm and far enough to have a quiet weekend but not isolated so there’s neighbors around in case of an emergency. Everything was just as pictured worth the experience. Very stocked up and provides everything you might need, very clean.
Great place to decompress
Property was in an extremely peaceful setting with amazing views. Get up for the sunrises! Great place to relax yet within driving distance of many national parks/monuments. The house is roomy with all the modern conveniences including high speed internet. Highly recommend the property for relaxing or a good home base to visit 4 corners sites.
Great get away!!!
Everything was great, just as advertised.
Great Property/ No Access Info
Had to call VRBO and tell 2 different people why I wanted my money back before they were able to tell me how to access the property. Then the wife of the owner called me and said the access info was on the website, but it was NOT.. So..... after 25 minutes of hassle on the phone we really enjoyed our stay at this place. Quiet, excellent beds, wildlife on the property and the dogs had plenty of room to enjoy the outdoors. Bring some good food to prepare in the very well-stocked kitchen. Lots of good reading material.
Property abuts Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and is 5 min from the main entrance at Sand Canyon. It is nearby Mesa Verde (35min), Mancos Canyon, Goodman Point, Hovenweep, Anasazi Heritage Center, Crow Canyon Archeological Center, Ute Mountain Tribal Park, Lowry Indian Ruins, Cortez Cultural Center, Ute Mountain Casino at Towaoc, Guy Drew & Sutcliff Wineries, Mancos Staqecoach ride, Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Train, Million Dollar Highway, Rico Mining town, Durango Mountain Ski Resort, Telluride Ski Resort, Moab, Canyonlands and Arches National Parks.