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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, minimal spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 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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average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home that was perfectly furnished for our family vacation to Mesa Verde National Park. Very quite location and the home was very clean. We would recommend this home to anyone that is looking for a modern home that is well maintained. Made our family vacation more relaxing by having a great place to come back to every night.!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot, new construction

  • 4 of 5

We arrived in the dark and definitely could have used better directions as it’s new construction mapping software did not put it in the right spot- the last house at the end of the dark road. There are really no visible numbers on the other homes, and when we finally found it, the light was on and it did have numbers but it took a few. Found the lock box as described and found the home beautiful and clean inside. But no toilet paper!! We searched in every closet, cabinet, but no luck leaving us running out late at night to the thankfully open shopping area nearby.

Upon waking in the morning, we found the beautiful views out the back windows of the master and living room- really stunning.

Everything was in working order and there were the right odds and ends in the kitchen to start- sugar salt and some condiments, which is always helpful.

The master BR has a huge new memory foam bed and sprawling size with no furniture. A dresser or something could help. In the bathroom w the fabulous shower is a large walk-in closet with place to unpack.

While the shower was amazing, one normal shower took all the hot water. With four of us, it was unfortunate that we didn’t know that ahead of time.

Laundry room had great new washer and dryer and there was detergent, much appreciated!!

In the second bedroom w the queen bed, the mattress sunk in the middle and our friends found that one very uncomfortable.

The patient in the back looked out over the Mesas in the distance. While we didn’t plan on being outside after hiking all day, there wasn’t really furniture there, we didn’t mind but worth noting.

They disclose up front that there is a camera that is turned off when renting- front door and LR, but it was a little creepy seeing it looking over us in the LR even so.

Summary: *great* place! I would certainly go back. Just a few glitches.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Home was perfect for our family! Highly recommend for anyone visiting 4 Corners area. Mesa Verde is only a few miles away. View from patio is amazing. Accommodations were exactly what we were hoping for!!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend! We loved our stay and hope to re-visit in the future.

  • 5 of 5

The house has a modern, open layout with large windows that overlook a valley with views of the LaPlata mountains and Mesa Verde. Everything we could need (or want) was provided: central location, off-street parking, tasteful furnishings, comfortable beds, fully equipped kitchen, ample seating and storage, and a laundry room.

Owner was very attentive and quickly responded to all communication.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, very clean, great design and great views!

  • 5 of 5

We shared space with a total of 5 adults very comfortably. Our visit to Mesa Verde was made easy as the start and end of the day was spent leisurely with home cooked meals enjoyed with the outstanding view of the mountains and a memorable sunset.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $100

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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