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Casa Cielo, Gateway to Outdoor Play or Meditative Retreat

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

2 bedroom, 2 baths, sleeps 6

Panoramic views of Montezuma Valley afford hours of leisurely rest on the wrap around porches and unparalleled sunsets. Our 40 acres have a meandering walking trial built by Phil of the famous Phil's World mountain biking course in Cortez, CO, which is a lovely way to start or end your days of exploration in the area. There is a shared hot tub for the most amazing star gazing and dreaming during your special vacation in this enchanted country...

Places of Interest: all within 1-4 hours drive

* Mesa Verde National World Heritage Park- ancient cliff dwellings & tours

* Ute Mountain Tribal Park - seasonal, personally guided tours

* Hovenweep National Monument- ancient towers & cliff dwellings

* Crow Canyon Archaeological Center- educational talks and experiential workshops about ancient peoples and dwellings in the entire southwestern states

* Dolores River Canyon- fly fishing, canoeing, hiking, picnics

* Telluride- skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, biking, fly fishing, 4-wheeling, fine dining, gallery walking, annual jazz & blues music, art & film, and culinary festivals

* Durango- skiing, snowmobiling, Trimble Hot Springs, Durango Narrow Gauge Railroad, hiking, mountain biking, rafting, fly fishing, brew pubs & dining, galleries, concerts & film festivals, Snow Down Festival, Music in the Mountains

* Pagosa Springs- hot springs, skiing Wolf Creek Pass, snowmobiling, hiking, fly fishing, horseback riding, 4-wheeling, blue grass festivals, meditation centers

* Moab and Canyon Lands, Arches National Park, Utah- technical rock climbing, hiking, slick rock biking, rafting, jeeping rallies, 4-wheeling, rafting

*Monument Valley - historic trading post and surreal rock formations

*Four Corners Monument - where the 4 states, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, intersect and you can be in all of them with a bit of body "gyrations"

* Northern New Mexico- pueblos & native cultures’ annual feast and festival days, Chaco Canyon, Canyon de Chelley, arts and cultural events of Taos, Abiquiui, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and local hot springs with massage and body therapies

Casa Cielo, The Dwelling

Located on 40 acres of high-desert pinon juniper terrain on an open canyon ridge, this retreat vacation home floats above the Montezuma Valley. Off the beaten path, the only noise you might hear is the occasional contented mooing of grazing cattle or the yipping of skittish coyotes on graceful moonlit nights.

Your separate dwelling features two bedrooms ( 2 queens), 2 baths, and an open kitchen-living area. The large expanse of encased windows let you contemplate the geologic intersection between valley, mesa and mountains. A sleeper couch in the upper-level open den which looks over the canyon from your front door can accommodate two additional people. A second building on the premises can be used for an additional dormitory or retreat space.

Personal guided fly-fishing trips with a resident master-fisherman and therapeutic massage sessions are available upon request. Enjoy our private hiking/mountain bike riding trail for those daily cardio workouts by stepping out your back door. The separate 400 square foot meeting hall can be used for secluded creative endeavors such as writing, music, meditation, yoga practice or other quiet activities.

The Locale

Need to escape your daily routines and hectic schedules? Get creative, get quiet, or get active with unparalleled, thrilling, year round, outdoor experiences in a locale that offers hiking, biking, skiing, 4-wheeling, fishing, canoeing and rafting as starters.

In a more northerly direction, only an hour and a half drive away, is the glamour and glitz of the transformed mining town and ski area of Telluride. This Victorian vintage-style village is world famous for its annual outdoor music, arts, culinary and wine events, and film festivals.

Rich in First American cultures, we are within half a day’s drive to the pueblos of northern New Mexico and their festive feast days and unique artistic expressions in pottery, silver-smithing and upright loom weavings. Taos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque bring the colorful architectural and art influences of the old country of Spain and its more modern expressions through its mingling with southwestern traditions and landscapes.

More Details

Owner
Jeanne Cain
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Jeanne Cain

Leonard and Jeanne Cain were drawn to New Mexico and southwestern Colorado by the crystal clear skies, aspen and pine forests and rivers with their majestic red rock canyons. After working in rural health care clinics, they moved to the Cortez area where Leonard had a family medical practice. Mountain biking, backpacking, hiking, skiing, and fly fishing have been a few of their passions.

Their many years of zen study are reflected in the open quiet spaces they have built and the sculptural ceramic and fiber arts Jeanne currently pursues. After 35 years of living in the southwest, the family is eager to share their enchantment with this retreat setting and rich cultural crossroads of native american life, cattle ranching, and outdoor splendors.

What makes this house unique

This quiet setting allows you to contemplate expansive vistas of mesa and mountains or catch the migrations of elk and deer foraging on grasses up to your windows. A shared hot tub lets you take in even greater views on star lit nights of the Milky Way and orbiting planets. Early morning or evening walks on the private trail built by the creator of Phil's World, a nationally heralded biking park, is a soothing and easy amble through sage brush and pinon...

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Casa Cielo, Gateway to Outdoor Play or Meditative Retreat
average rating of 4.9387755 based on 49 reviews
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The Casa is beautiful. Amazing views from all windows. Jeanne was very nice & knowledgable. Great vacation home!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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4

Wonderful way to spend Thanksgiving

  • 4 of 5

We stopped on our holiday week for a couple of days at this wonderful home. The views are what really sells the stay. Having coffee with the morning sun, and doing a puzzle by the evening sunset is a perfect way to bookend the day. The pullout couch was not the most comfortable, but the kids were able to it cushioned with some extra blankets and they slept well. We went to Mesa Verde for the day, and it was amazing, not sure what to expect, but it was worth it. Overall, a lovely, relaxing way to spend a couple of days to round out our holiday week.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Lovely views, comfortable house

  • 4 of 5

We were very pleased with how pretty and comfortable the house was. The owner was very responsive and friendly. Would recommend it to any group of 2-4 people, especially if you want a pretty, quiet homebase to visit the four corners area parks.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful gem surrounded by a peaceful property! The house is decorated with taste, there are lots of windows to let in the natural light and a great view on the mountains!

Jeanne is awesome and always fast to answer all the questions.

We'll be back for sure. Thank you for sharing your house with us, Jeanne!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

a great stay-cation spot

  • 5 of 5

way out of the way, which was what we loved about casa cielo. it was quiet. at night, we sat outside & could see the stars. the location is perfect for all we got to do. my husband & son enjoyed fishing. son's girlfriend, my daughter & her family accompanied me on day trips to durango & mesa verde. there are lots more to explore & we got only got a taste. jeanne is way cool. we loved it. and .... if she would have us back, we would definitely stay at casa cielo, again.

p.s. the only complaints from my family were about the skunks & bees. i still rate 5/5.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

This is a great remote southwest Colorado getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We brought friends from Louisville, KY for a visit to Mesa Verde and enjoy the ambiance of southwest Colorado. We could not have been more pleased and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa Cielo. Jeanne has provided an authentic experience with all the natural plantings and landscape. We spent evenings and mornings watching the deer play and a coyote prowling the property. The house was clean, spacious, well decorated and extremely comfortable. A short visit with Jeanne made us wish we had more time to spend and get to know her story and interesting lifestyle. Jeanne you have provided an experience that is not that easy to find in rental properties. Thanks for the effort you have made to present a natural environment and unique home for many to enjoy.

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  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
La Plata County Airport, Durango, CO
Car: necessary

Other Activities: snowboarding, snowmobiling, skiing, wildlife viewing, hiking and backpacking, cycling, health/beauty spa, boating, kayaking, rafting, fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, racquetball courts, basketball courts, tennis courts, city golf course

Guided tours of Mesa Verde National World Heritage Park and Ute Mountain Tribal Park

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Rates & Availability

Dolores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Standard Rates
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
$750
$1,500
 
 
High Season
May 1 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$210
$1,470
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cancellation- 1 month ahead, full refund less $100; less than 1 month ahead, full refund less $200

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Cancellation : 4-7 day rental full refund less $200 if 3 weeks from date and full refund less $400 if 2 weeks prior to dates; a 2-3 day rental is full refund less $100 upon any time cancelled.

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Amenities

Dolores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1475 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom is on an upper split level, off from the kitchen and is very private. Bedding is 100% cotton sheeting. Second bedroom uses a bath area for the entire home.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
We have another one double bedroom, one bath "tiny home" glamping space on the premises called The Moon Room you could reserve for additional persons in your party.

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