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Scenic Cabin 35ac Peace&Quiet Creek Pets Hiking 35min-Mesaverde, 5min-Sandcanyon

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Cabin has big covered porch for welcoming the sunrise with stunning canyon views

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The cabin is located in the heart of the Four Corners area. If you like exploring red rock canyons, have an interest in the ancient peoples of the Southwest or just want to get away to a stunningly beautiful area to enjoy the peace and quiet while relaxing in the space of 35 acres just off a paved road in canyon country, this cabin will fill your needs. Make this your private getaway to a land filled with history and ancient mystery. This cabin feels remote but is only a 1/4 mile down a well maintained gravel road from a paved road and provides a base for taking advantage of all that the four corners has to offer. It lies exactly midway between Mesa Verde and Hovenweep and 5 min from great hiking at the Sand Canyon entrance to Canyons for the Ancients.

Situated along the year-round creek in the midst of the red rock cliff section of historic McElmo canyon, the cabin sits a shady elm grove, next to red rock cliffs and a Macintosh & Jonathan apple orchard. Long since abandoned by the 'Anazasi' who lived in the surrounding countryside from its mesa tops to its canyon bottoms; this canyon was once home to the ancestors of the Pueblo peoples of New Mexico. Their legacy remains visible today as is illustrated by the cliff dwellings across the creek seen from the cabin front porch and the pottery sherds surfacing as the rains and winds uncover buried layers of of an earlier civilization in the surrounding fields.

One of our neighbors,a professionally trained archaeologist, roams the surrounding landscape and is often available to guide hikes to nearby sites in the Canyons of the Ancients. Once home to Mormon settlers and farmers scattered along the stage coach road by the creek, the canyon is still home to cowboys and ranchers alongside the farmers, archaeologists, artists, stone carvers, horses, cows, sheep, donkeys, foxes, deer, grape growers, wine makers and the very rare occasional mountain lion.






Keywords: Cabin, large shaded porch, redrock canyon views, creek, hiking.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Two fenced yards off of outbuilding....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Master: 1 king

    Private bath with soaking tub...moreless

  • Second BR: 1 queen

    Also has full bath...moreless

  • Extra Beds: 1 queen, 1 double

    Inflatable air bed with built-in electric pump...moreless

  • Master- King with private bath. Second-Queen with private door to hall bath Extra- Double blow up air bed with electric pump. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Separate shower and soaking tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

    Separate shower & tub...moreless

  • Bathrooms are large pine paneled with sink counter tub & shower toilet and closet...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Area handbooks & historical books Misc fiction...moreless

  • CD Player

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Sleeping Ute Mountain to South, Canyons of the Ancients to the North....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Gorgeous views: red rock sandstone in McElmo Canyon and sacred Sleeping Ute Mountain. Dark skies for sky watching....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Evaporative Cooler & A/C window unit....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Yes....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New HE front loader in basement....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Carport for two cars/trucks, additional bay for compacts or motorcycles....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Parking without hookups...moreless

  • Telephone:

    local only calling card available...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    New HE Front loader in basement....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WIFI in house....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you need is provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gas stove top & oven, Microwave, toaster, coffee maker, refrigerator, dishwasher, dual sink. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large covered front porch with glider, picnic table and great canyon view. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Cortez...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
 

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$150/night with a two night minimum.  
$900 per week in season (spring-fall), $700 per week winter.
5.25% lodging and sales tax not included.
$15 per pet per night.
Extended stays available - contact us with your requests.

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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Location

9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cortez Municipal (CEZ)
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Main Street, Cortez
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cortez Municipal
56 Miles
Nearest Train
Durango ( Narrow Gauge Scenic Railway )
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 160 & 491
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many Available in Cortez
76 Miles
Nearest Ski
Telluride Colorado

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 Winery, 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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: The owner and his Grand-kids. For many years I have had an interest in Archaeoastronomy, a blend of both 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.

Why the Owner 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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Cabin has big covered porch for welcoming the sunrise with stunning canyon views

    Cabin has big covered porch for welcoming the sunrise with stunning canyon views

  • Moki Point Ruins in foreground & Apple & Elm trees, Cabin, and red rock in back

    Moki Point Ruins in foreground & Apple & Elm trees, Cabin, and red rock in back

  • Private Master Bath has soaking tub and separate shower.

    Private Master Bath has soaking tub and separate shower.

  • Full second bath has private door to second bedroom and another to the hall

    Full second bath has private door to second bedroom and another to the hall

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Sitting area has view up the canyon or the entertainment center.

    Sitting area has view up the canyon or the entertainment center.

  • View over garden from porch-perfect spot for coffee & early morning sunshine

    View over garden from porch-perfect spot for coffee & early morning sunshine

  • Marvelous evidence of ancient peoples in alcove on the property

    Marvelous evidence of ancient peoples in alcove on the property

  • Start you day with a Sand Canyon Hike - less than 5 min away!

    Start you day with a Sand Canyon Hike - less than 5 min away!

  • Amazing cliff dwellings-1 mile from Sand Canyon Trailhead 5min from cabin.

    Amazing cliff dwellings-1 mile from Sand Canyon Trailhead 5min from cabin.

  • Four Corners Monument is about one hour drive

    Four Corners Monument is about one hour drive

  • Anasazi cliff climber:= New visitor center at Mesa Verde National Park is 35min

    Anasazi cliff climber:= New visitor center at Mesa Verde National Park is 35min

  • Cabin in Elm grove in Spring time.

    Cabin in Elm grove in Spring time.

  • Master BR has king bed, two dresser, twin closets and a full private bath.

    Master BR has king bed, two dresser, twin closets and a full private bath.

  • Second bedroom has queen bed and single closet and door to full bath

    Second bedroom has queen bed and single closet and door to full bath

  • Fully outfitted kitchen with island, gas stove & oven, microwave, crock pot, etc

    Fully outfitted kitchen with island, gas stove & oven, microwave, crock pot, etc

  • Great room panarama:  bulletin board on right wall contains info on things to do

    Great room panarama: bulletin board on right wall contains info on things to do

  • Leather reclining loveseats,SatTV cabinet, window view of redrock canyon & ruins

    Leather reclining loveseats,SatTV cabinet, window view of redrock canyon & ruins

  • Front Porch Visitors

    Front Porch Visitors

  • Panorama view of McElmo Canyon & Sleeping Ute Mountain

    Panorama view of McElmo Canyon & Sleeping Ute Mountain

  • 1/2 mile along Sand Canyon trail - trailhead is 5min from cabin

    1/2 mile along Sand Canyon trail - trailhead is 5min from cabin

  • Sleeping Ute Mountain View along Sand Canyon Trail

    Sleeping Ute Mountain View along Sand Canyon Trail

  • April dusting of snow: Looking North=Canyon of the Ancients was gone by midday.

    April dusting of snow: Looking North=Canyon of the Ancients was gone by midday.

  • Spruce Tree House Cliff Dwelling. Mesa Verde National Park is 35 min drive.

    Spruce Tree House Cliff Dwelling. Mesa Verde National Park is 35 min drive.

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  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Cabin
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/22/2015
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(720) 841 5326 (Colorado, USA)
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