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Modern Home in Cortez, Great Views with Easy Access to Activities

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cortez is the perfect base for exploring the Southwest and Four Corners Region. The house is just miles from Mesa Verde National Park, Canyon of the Ancients Monument, Dolores, and Mancos. Situated on a plateau with beautiful views of the valley and the La Plata Range of the San Juan Mountains aka the Southwestern range of the Rockies.

This 1800 square foot home built in 2016 has all the necessities of a relaxing vacation house. The 3 bedrooms are spacious with surplus of closet space. The modern kitchen has all amenities for enjoying your vacation. The views outside the house are simply stunning of the La Plata Mountains and Mesa Verde. There are daily wildlife visits with deer literally at the backdoor.

Located only 45 minutes from Durango, it is convenient for day trips for activities such as rafting, riding the Narrow Gauge Railroad, and shopping. The Four Corners Monument is 45 minutes away, the only location to stand in four states at once. Our area offers, mountain biking from beginner to expert on world class trails including Phil's World, Boggy Draw and McElmo Canyon. Road cyclists also have options on multiple roads in the area. The San Juan National Forest offers plentiful trails for horseback riding, hiking, ATV riding, and areas for hunting. Fishing and boating on the numerous lakes including the second largest lake in Colorado, McPhee. Boat and paddle boards are available to rent at Doc's Marina McPhee as well as paddleboards in town at Kokopelli Bikes. The Dolores River is excellent for River sports. The nearest golf course is within 5 miles. Winter activities also abound. There is skiing in Durango and Telluride as well as cross country skiing, sledding, and snowshoeing.

Anywhere between 15 minutes and 2.5 hours you can be in any one of these fascinating natural wonders and/or authentic southwestern towns:

Trimble Hot Springs

Mesa Verde


Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad


Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Arches Nat'l Park

Moab, UT,

Monument Valley, AZ S

San Juan National Forest

Hovenweep Monument Valley

Sand Canyon

The Moki Dugway

Hesperus Ski Area

The West Mancos Canyon

Jackson Gulch Reservoir

Dolores River

San Juan River

Mcphee Reservoir

More Details

Pam W
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, minimal spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Pam W

We are a family of four who enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle.

Pam W purchased this house in 2017

Why Pam W chose Cortez

We choose this property after multiple vacation / trips to visit family that live in the area. The availability of year-round outdoor activities, the friendly and welcoming people, the low-key vibe, wonderful food/drink and great historical attractions are hard to beat.


Cortez House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please do not bring outdoor equipment, such as bikes, ski's, etc. into the house. Please use the porch for storage of these items.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Modern Home in Cortez, Great Views with Easy Access to Activities
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Great Home Base for CO & Utah Adventures

  • 5 of 5

We were able to spend time at Mesa Verde NP, Arches NP and Cayonlands NP. Also the San Juan Skyway is beautiful - Telluride and Silverton have lots of Jeep roads. Very nice and clean house. The view is awesome.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home!

  • 4 of 5

Home is new and clean. Only complaint was there isn’t enough hot water for more than one shower. There isn’t cable so bring movies, and if the internet is working your Netflix account information.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and the information about the water. We had never had any issues with hot water so we asked the contractor to investigate. He determined that the hot water heater was set to a below normal temperature and changed it to normal/slightly higher so that this should not continue to happen. Additionally, your feedback made us realize that the master shower has a heat limiting handle and we should provide directions so that users understand that they need to push in the button to make the water in that shower hotter than the pre-set normal. The internet service provider, TDS, replaced the main line while you were there because the construction company cut the line up stream from the house. They have also modified the settings on the distribution box to hopefully avoid problems in the future. They determined there is nothing wrong once the signal gets to the house. We appreciate you working with us on it during your stay.
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Daniel, WY

The Modern Home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our visit to Cortez and this house definitely helped. It's new, well furnished, and very clean. The kitchen is incredibly well stocked and the linens are of high quality. The patio is private and there is a lovely view. There are many new houses being built nearby, one right next to this rental, and yet we didn't notice any construction noise. We would definitely stay in this house again.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great home

  • 5 of 5

Very clean. Great location. We would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jackson Hole, WY


  • 5 of 5

The home was wonderful, amazing views. Worked so well for 2 couples and a toddler. We would watch the sunrises and sunsets and then head out for our days adventures. Definitely improved our visit to the area parks.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Beautiful location, Relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed staying at the Modern Home in Cortez. The home felt brand new with great quality fixtures. It was the perfect size for my family plus our extended family who lived locally to come over for us to entertain. I loved waking up in the morning and looking out of the many windows at the amazing view, simply breath taking! Pam was a great host and we'd love to stay again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Anasazi Heritage Center
Fabulous museum with in-depth history of the area. A short walk to the top will also reveal...
Four Corners Monument
A must stop if you are in the area. Nowhere else can you be in 4 states at once. Local ven...
Petroglyph Point Trail
A great hike with the goal being to see the largest petroglyph's in the area. The trail is ...
Spruce Tree House
An amazing ruin that highlights how life in the past was successful in the area.
Mesa Verde National Park
What to say?? The Rangers in the park are helpful and have an enormous wealth of knowledge;...
Dolores Food Market
An eclectic stop to purchase a snack or pick up your next meal.
McPhee Reservoir
This body of water allows for boating, jet ski's, paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing. Easy ...
Dolores River Brewery


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 9.35%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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