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Lovely Cabins, Wonderful Views, Peaceful--Weekly & Monthly Discount

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin


About the property

1 bedroom cabin with loft. Sleeps up to 6 people;1 queen, 1 double,2 singles

Please do not rely on the instant quote as they are typically not accurate... Ask about our reduced rate on three month leases.

Our cabins are situated in a quiet peaceful farm setting 3 miles north of Cortez. We have 360 degree views of mountain ranges, the Mesa Verde and Sleeping Ute Mountain- and we will share with you the legend of the Sleeping Ute, and the valley. At night the stars seem so close that you can touch them.

We are CENTRALLY located to all of the south-west/four corners area attractions. You can play all day and come home to your home away from home. Enjoy the lovely evenings on your porch with your favorite drink. (BYOB).

Moab is just a 2 hour drive from us, as is Monument Valley. Durango is a beautiful, quick 45 minutes away and don't forget to not only see but ride on the Silverton Train. The seventy minute drive to Telluride is absolutely gorgeous and in the winter you can ski all day and come home to your warm comfy cabin and enjoy evening festivities here. What a treat!

The cabins are a nice 1 bedroom/1 bath with a very large loft. The kitchen has a microwave, stove, oven, frig, coffee maker and toaster, as well as your dishes, pans, utensils etc. Opposite the kitchen area is the cheerful dining table with the bay window. There is a flat screen TV with DISH and channels for everyone.

Perfect for extended stay for work assignments. Great rates!

Laundry facilities on site.

Keywords: Cabin, Rentals, Ponds, Farm living, Horse boarding, Animal boarding.

More Details

Michele Pitts
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About Michele Pitts

This is a family owned farm. We enjoy housing people from all over the world traveling to see the sites in this beautiful part of the country. Ellen moved here from Southern California in the late 1980's to settle down. Being a business owner all her life she added cabins to house travelers and to meet people from all over the country. Now her son (Vince) is taking over the business part of things but Ellen will still greet you upon arrival. We hope you enjoy your stay.

Michele Pitts purchased this cabin in 2017

Why Michele Pitts chose Cortez

Upon moving to Cortez we wanted to do something for the community. I found there was a need in housing visitors and temporary workers.The area is most unique in that it lends itself to a calming, relaxing atmosphere. It also has the most breath taking views in all of Cortez area.

What makes this cabin unique

You not only get a relaxing place to stay but you get to enjoy the 360 degree view of the La Plata Mountains. the Mesa Verde and the legend of the Sleeping Ute Mt. You can see a sky full of stars and the moon you can reach out and touch. Our cattle and horses graze our pastures. Along with that you have a great porch to sit and relax and even enjoy a BBQ if you so desire. We produce the best lamb that you have EVER tasted. Upon request we can provide you with lamb if available. We also specialize in other pasture raised meats, such as beef and pork and can provide pastured eggs upon request. We are so tranquil out here, yet only five minutes from downtown Cortez with their variety of dining, shopping and Culture Center.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic-home away from home- thanks a million!
Oct 2010
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cortez Municipal
Car: recommended




ATV TRAILS-MTS AND DESERT/ Phil's World trail biking


SILVERTON TRAIN/ Osprey Outdoor Sports Headquarters




Cortez Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One bathroom with shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • 1 Bedroom cabin with loft. Sleep up to 8 people.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • 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


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Lovely Cabins, Wonderful Views, Peaceful--Weekly & Monthly Discount
average rating of 4.714286 based on 11 reviews

Great place - second visit to the Jolly Rancher

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Jolly Rancher. We stayed in May of 2015 and again in September, 2015. The cabin is very clean and exactly as advertised. We travel with two small dogs and they are welcomed in the cabin. We booked through VRBO and the owners were very quick to respond. I would highly recommend staying at the Jolly Rancher.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tehachapi, CA

“Love the Jolly Rancher!”

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Jolly Rancher. It's a super location for venturing out to Mesa Verde, Dolores, Telluride, Mancos, Durango, Silverton and of course Cortez. The San Juans are one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Colorado. We especially enjoy the Cortez Recreation Center and the Indoor Pool. Also there is a Municipal Pool that is outdoors. The family that owns the JR is wonderful and treats you like family!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great break from corporate motels!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two-night stay! The owner was very friendly, and took the extra effort to contact us and coordinate for our arrival time. The facilities are very clean and as advertised. We were just coming off of several nights in corporate motels, and it was so nice to be able to stretch out and cook our own dinner.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place in Cortez

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in one of the cottages this weekend and it was amazing! So close to Cortez and Mesa Verde. Also less than 10 minutes to the mountain bike ride Phil's World which was amazing! The kitchen had everything you needed in it which was great to wake up and make breakfast and dinner at night. The bed was so comfy too and everything was so clean. Debbie was so nice too! She was very responsive to any needs we had. We also booked last minute and she was so accommodating! We loved staying there and if we are ever back in southwest Colorado we will be sure to stay again! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Florence, South Carolina

my stay

  • 5 of 5

I arrived in Cortez, Colrado back in August 2011...I am a travel nurse so I never know what the places look like before arriving. When I first arrived it was late and I actually thought I had the wrong address....Neverless it was the right one. I have been here since, and have truely enjoyed being here, Ellen and Harvey are the best, you feel very welcomed and its like my second home. The place is gorgeous, spacious and quiet. Not far from many attractions, from zip lines to sking, Indian dances and more. I bring my dog with me when I travel and its not a problem, he even gets to play outside with Pier`. The park is less than 3 miles away and he enjoys walking when its warm enough..Just want to thank them for being so hospitable during my stay...hoping to stay many more months

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What an appreciated review. That is what we strive for, to make all of our Guest feel like they are at home away from home and give them a clean and convenient place to relax and enjoy the FOUR CORNERS OF THE SOUTHWEST.
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Tehachapi, CA

Lots of Memories!

  • 5 of 5

We were staying in Dolores along the river, but had to move. I was happy to find the Jolly Rancher on its pristine 15 acre ranch. The owners made us feel very much at home. It is a wonderful location with incredible views. It was great for our travels to Durango, Silverton, Telluride, and Dolores. Cortez is just down the road a few miles for groceries and shopping. Don't miss the recreation center with the incredible indoor swimming pool and facilities. Thanks JR!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 2.9%

Please call or email for accurate rates as they may change from season to season.
Children up to 2yrs free with paid adult. Go to our web page for easy CC payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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