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Historic, Very Unique, Secluded House on 35 Acres.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Anasazi Dreamin' Secluded w/ View

Welcome to Magic Rock. This unique house is set in the middle of 35 acres and is not visible from the road. You are one mile from Main St. Cortez, but feel like you are far from the city. This is the perfect place to do lots of interesting day trips of hiking, biking, fishing, rafting, hunting and exploring canyons for Anasazi ruins. You can see beautiful views of Mesa Verde and the La Platas Mountains while relaxing on the couch in the living room, or sitting out on the deck. The property has lots of historical and prehistorical sites of interest. Please feel free to explore around the property but do not take any pot shards, or other historical artifacts, or dig for them. We would like to keep it as untouched as possible for the next guests. The cold spring on the property was the first source of water for the town of Cortez. There are many Anasazi sites and some rock art on a large rock in the canyon, east of the house. Be careful getting down to see it. The eastern edge of the property runs down the middle of McElmo creek.

Magic Rock is within easy driving of Durango, Delores, Mancos, Mesa Verde, Canyon Lands, Four Corners Monument, Land of the Ancients, Telluride, Shiprock, Moab, the Delores and San Juan rivers, and lots of Anasazi points of interest. You could easily spend a week exploring all the local canyons. The Ute Mountain Casino is 11 miles away.

There is one bedroom with a queen size bed and then the sofa unfolds into a queen size bed. I've slept on the sofa bed and it is very comfortable. :^) The kitchen has stove, fridge, microwave, blender, toaster oven, crock pot, coffee grinder and coffee maker. Plenty of pots and pans for cooking and baking. Many spices are in the cupboard to the left of the stove. Lots of condiments in the refridgerator. If you enjoy drinking your wine out of crystal glasses or eating on fine china, this kitchen has what you need. There is a TV/DVD player that gets local station, also a TV in the bedroom. All the comforts of home!

This location is perfect for a stop over or extended stay.

Please call Kim, or email, if you are interested in this rental.

Oak St/ 8250 Road 25 (google map) (yahoo map)

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Property Manager
KIM
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About KIM

I live in Alaska, but plan to move to this property when I reitre. I am very into the historical as well as natural wonders of this area. I hope you enjoy your stay at Magic Rock as much as I do.

KIM purchased this house in 2006

Why KIM chose Cortez

I've always been interested in archeology and native american history and culture specifically. My friends mother lives in the area and told me about this great property that was for sale. It has all the characteristics of the Hawkins Preserve(across the canyon) but is privately owed. I bought it site unseen and have not regretted my hasty action.

What makes this house unique

This property and the surrounding area are full of history, from the Anaszi Indians, to the first white settelers in the area. On this 35 acers you will find the original water supply for the town of Mitchell Springs, to the remains of a black smith shop, and Indian ruins. It is close to town approx. 1 mile to Main St. It is close to Sand Canyon which offers hiking, biking, and horse trails among the ruins of the Native Americans, want to go fishing, boating? no problem, not to brag but we are truley situated with in a hour of anything you want to do. Mesa Verde National Park can be seen from the door step of this home and is only 9 miles away,Historic Durango is a 1 hour drive, library, rec. center, parks, tennis courts are all in town here.

Amenities

Cortez House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
DSL internet.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

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Historic, Very Unique, Secluded House on 35 Acres.
average rating of 4.8125 based on 32 reviews
5

Magical stay at Magic Rock

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful spot. The house is charming and furnished with everything we needed for a perfect stay. We VERY MUCH enjoyed the property and views of the mountain ranges. We loved seeing the wildlife on site, we saw deer everyday. Watching the sunset every evening was one of the best memories I will have of my week at Magic Rock. Because of the location we were able to visit so many ruins and go on many fabulous hikes.

Thank you again for sharing this beautiful place.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come again.
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5

So unique & the views are superb so close to Town & lots of hiking & Love Mesa Verde !!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need is right here didn't have to buy much except our food & water . Love the Gazebo nice breezes there & the view can't be beat ! We saw a family of deer almost every day , like to walk the property . The decorations in the house are so very cool & I just love the historic Finds Kim has displayed . Hope that we can return next year !!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words.
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Magical

  • 5 of 5

We loved Magic Rock and Cortez. All the previous good reviews are right on. Hope to be able to stay here again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We would love you to stay with us again!
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Parker, CO
5

Enjoyable...My Kids Wanted to Stay Longer...

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to stay as we took a peek into history at Mesa Verde, Canyon of the Ancients, and Crow Canyon. Even the land this little house was on had so much history.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for you review. I know when I’m deciding on which VRBO to choose, when I traveling it helps to read the reviews.
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Magical!

  • 5 of 5

The house was everything depicted on the website. It was spacious enough and very comfortable. We especially enjoyed views from the picture window and gazebo. Deer, jackrabbits and birds were very entertaining. We felt secure and enjoyed the privacy and quiet. The house was very clean, thanks to Teri, and well equipped. There was a good variety of movies, books and games available. We hope to stay there again if we're ever in the area. Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, USA
5

Private Oasis!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Magic Rock for 3 weeks this August/September, 2017.

The house was very clean and had everything we needed for a great home base for touring Mesa Verde, Telluride, Dolores, and many other incredible places.

We enjoyed the privacy of Magic Rock and spent many evenings sitting in the gazebo area watching the stars and gazing at Mesa Verde!

This is a very special little piece of heaven.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m so glad you enjoyed your time there, Denise!
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Cortez
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Montezuma Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
many
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Telluride
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $25

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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