The “Marotta Place” is one of the earliest homesteads established in the beautiful Dolores, Colorado countryside. Our rustic family-friendly cabin, originally built in 1929 but updated with modern amenities, is a 25-acre wooded retreat at the hub of all that Southwest Colorado has to offer. Whether your idea of a vacation is mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, touring the ancient ruins, …. all are within just minutes of this truly unique vacation getaway.
This 1300 square foot cabin sleeps 6-8 and features two bedrooms, one and a half baths, a full kitchen, a living and dining area, and the original enclosed “sleeping porch.”
Inside amenities include:
Kitchen - a fully furnished kitchen including a refrigerator, stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, pots and pans, dinnerware. A spacious dining area seats 6 to 8 with plenty of elbow room. ( You can pick up groceries local markets in Cortez or Dolores, which have lots of locally grown produce.)
Bedrooms - the master bedroom has two twin 12” memory foam mattresses that join together to make a king size bed or pull them apart for separate sleeping. The second bedroom has bunk beds with a twin on top and full size mattress on the bottom. A queen size sofa sleeper in the living room provides additional sleeping space. All bed linens and blankets are provided.
Living room - sleeper sofa and reclining loveseats make it cozy relaxing place to watch TV, the DVD player, or use the available Wi-Fi.
Bathrooms - the master bathroom has a full shower/tub, with a second half bath off the kitchen. Towels and tissue supplies are provided.
Mud room - this secure entry way into the kitchen allows ease of loading and unloading, storing ice chests, skis, backpacks, within easy access. A washer and dryer saves trips to the laundromat while you're on vacation.
Sleeping porch - original to the house, this screened/ enclosed area allows those who enjoy sleeping in the cool Mountain Air without mosquitoes.
Outside amenities include:
Garage - a separate 2 car garage allows you to safely and easily secure your kayaks, bikes, and other four wheel toys when you head out for a day of sightseeing.
26 Acres of wooded property - allows a space to enjoy and explore the outdoors and view the local wildlife, such as deer, squirrels, and the occasional bald eagle.
Mountain bike trail - suitable for beginners but offers a downhill challenge for more experienced riders (A warm-up for Phil’s World)
Grilling - barbecue
Beautiful views of the San Juan mountains to the east, the Sleeping Ute and Mesa Verde to the West
Activities in the Area
Mountain biking - Trails on the property or warm up for Phil's world, a mountain bike park 15 minutes away in Cortez. Boggy Draw on the mesa above Dolores holds miles and miles of forested trails. For advanced riders, Telluride offers downhill mountain biking on the ski slopes in summer. A free gondola ride takes bike riders back to the top.
Kayaking - Less than a mile away, McPhee Reservoir offers relaxed paddling. for the more adventurous, the Dolores River which feeds into McPhee, offers lots of possibilities.
Fishing - Alta Lakes and Trout Lake offer high mountain fishing, the Dolores River has fly fishing, and McPhee Reservoir. (Non-resident fishing license and equipment is available in Dolores.)
Exploring ancient ruins - Mesa Verde and hovenweep are within very short drive
Durango - Famous Durango-Silverton Train is less than an hour away
Antiquing - Downtown Dolores, Telluride, Durango