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In the Shadow of Mesa Verde

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The perfect touchstone for touring the Four Corners.

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Last updated: 12/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Mancos studio description

Nestled beneath the magnificent Mesa Verde is this charming strawbale adobe studio with sleeping loft for two people. Luna Mesa is located just one mile east of the entrance to one of the most amazing of our country’s National Parks. You will be mesmerized by the vista of the La Plata Mountains and historic Mancos Valley to the east and Mesa Verde to the west.

The inviting, cozy 600 square foot studio with full kitchen and bath invites an aspiring writer seeking silence and inspiration, pilgrims exploring the magic of the prehistoric sites, or a couple wishing for a romantic retreat.

Luna Mesa is conveniently located off US 160, the Scenic Byway, and is easily accessible to innumerable Puebloan sites and natural wonders: Mesa Verde National Park with its new state of the art Visitor’s Center, The Anasazi Heritage Center, Hovenweep National Monument, Lowry Pueblo, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center and Canyon of the Ancients. Tour amazing Southwest Colorado from your vehicle to Durango, just 45 minutes drive through the beautiful San Juan Mountains, and board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge train which will take you through 45 miles of spectacular canyons and peaks to the historic town of Silverton. The old west comes alive as you wander through Durango with its many fine restaurants and galleries. And you need only drive less than 10 miles to enjoy our little historic town of Mancos, with its own fine restaurants, numerous galleries, coffee shop and natural food store. You may be beckoned by the LaSal mountains, just 2 hours drive to Moab, Utah, where you will be awed by the natural wonders of the Canyonlands and Arches National Parks.

Whether it is touring, rafting or hiking, skiing or fishing, Luna Mesa is accessible to it all. Enjoy the peace and beauty of this cozy guest house where you can drift off to sleep gazing into the starry skies outside your loft bedroom window. Awaken, knowing that your life is measured in the moments that take your breath away. Luna Mesa and its environs are sure to leave you breathless.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Studio
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Television
          • Video Library

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

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

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Gambling Casinos
          • Horseback Riding
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Downtown:

            Our historic town of Mancos is both interesting and charming; art galleries, restaurants, and even our own ice cream parlor!...moreless

          • Mountain View:

            Mesa Verde and the National Park are directly to our west. The LaPlata Mountain Range is to the east...with magnificent views...moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Hunting Big Game
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Mountaineering
          • Rafting
          • Rock Climbing
          • Skiing
          • Snowmobiling
          • Spelunking
          • Whitewater Rafting

          Dining

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 2 people

          General

          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating:

            propane gas stove...moreless

          • Internet
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Towels Provided

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Kitchen:

            full, spacious kitchen...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Deck / Patio
          • Lawn / Garden:

            Studio overlooks enclosed perennial garden...moreless

           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay
          $125 $125
          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
          $845 $3,120
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • One-time cleaning fee $50
          • Pet Fee $10
          • Taxes Not included

          Notes:

          Full payment due upon arrival. Cancellation policy: full refund 10 days in advance of arrival; 50% 5 days in advance.

          Cash or personal check only accepted.


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          Last updated: 12/01/2014
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          Location

          12 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Cortez, CO
          0.5 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          US 160
          5 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Millwood Restaurant, Olios
          83 Miles
          Nearest Ski
          Hesperus, CO, Telluride

          Car: Necessary

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2007

          About the owner: We moved from Indianapolis, IN in 2007 in order to live a more sustainable life-style. Drawn to the magnificent Mesa Verde, we purchased the 17 acres of land which literally backs up to the National Park. How could we resist the amazing view of the Mesa and the LaPlata Mountains? We built our strawbale 600 sq.ft studio/guest house in which we lived with 3 dogs and 1 cat for the 6 months our house...also strawbale and stucco was being built. Living so close to the project, we were actively involved in the entire design and building process. The contractor, crew and we all truly enjoyed the dynamics of creating such a work of art. Our home, the studio and the land are our spiritual haven. We are grateful to be living in such beauty and history.

          Why the Owner Chose Mancos:
          We were ready to retire and leave our home in the woods northwest of Indianapolis and to live a simpler lifestyle. Friends invited us to explore southwest Colorado and when we discovered a small ad in the Mancos Times for the 17 acres of land, we knew at once we'd found our homesite. The beauty of the mountains, the magic of Mesa Verde, the cobalt blue skies and the rhythm of the west called to us. The spaciousness of the night skies, void of city lights and sounds, the vastness and diversity of the landscape embraces us and fills us with gratitude.

          The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
          It was a gray, windy and cold January day when we first stepped foot on the land. Yet, we intuitively knew that the long drive would curve around the hill up toward the house, that the sun would shine 360 days of the year, that the slope down from the Mesa would be just the place to nestle a strawbale house. As we stood in the wind and faced the snow covered LaPlata Mountains, we knew this would be where our dream was coming true...to live more simply and to become respectful stewards of this sacred part of Mother Earth.


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          Speaks: english

           

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          • The perfect touchstone for touring the Four Corners.

            The perfect touchstone for touring the Four Corners.

          VRBO #457613

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          This listing was first published here in 2013.

          Date last modified - Saturday, December 20, 2014

          $125 per night (USD)
          8

          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 3

          View calendar: Updated 12/01/14
          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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          Member since: 2013
          Speaks: english
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          • Calendar last updated: 12/01/2014
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          Alternative number: 970.533.7463

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