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La Plata Mountains Cabin - Nestled in the Pines - Mesa Verde

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Log Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 bath (Sleeps 4) + can set up bedding for 2 additional


ENJOY THE CHARM THAT ONLY A LOG CABIN CAN GIVE in this cozy quiet 2-bedroom vacation rental. Perfect for a romantic secluded getaway or you can bring the whole family. The children will love finding the board games and puzzles. When they tire of being indoors they have 3 acres of forest to play and wander on where they can let their imaginations fly.

Get a refreshing night's sleep in the new comfortable queen bed. Also find two twin beds in the 2nd bedroom .

Check out my listing on my bunkhouse cabin (#844811) or both cabins combined (#1019275) for larger parties. You can also scroll down and click on the links to "More information about La Plata Mountains Cabin" & "All My Rental Listings" .

COMFORT AND AMBIANCE - you can feel the warmth of the wood burning stove and see the beauty of the dancing flames through the glass window. Due to the new clearstory windows located at the top of the exposed beam ceiling natural sunlight fills each room with daytime brightness and sparkle. The shade of the pine trees always keeps the temperature in the cabin perfect.

BEAUTY AND CLEANLINESS - Find everything you need in the full kitchen to prepare your favorite meals. Dine on the pine kitchen table or out on the shaded porch. The bathroom has recently been remodeled, new entry addition and the owner has refinished most of the woodwork throughout the cabin and added many unique handcrafted touches. For your convenience find a washer and dryer. Linens are provided. Watch the new flat screen television, enjoy movies or listen to music with the cabin's new digital surround-sound system.

This cabin is comfortable, very clean, full of natural light from the many windows, has simple tasteful decorating and is well-maintained. While relaxing on the shaded porch watch the deer and the birds and see the sunset over Mesa Verde in the distance.

At an elevation of 7,820 feet the shade of the tall pines makes for cool evenings and comfortable days. The cabin is nestled on 3 forested acres of Ponderosa Pines and Gambel's Oak in beautiful Echo Basin, in the foothills of the La Plata Range of the San Juan Mountains. It is conveniently located right off a paved country road yet affords easy access to the boundary of the San Juan National Forest which is only a mile away.

This vacation rental is the perfect headquarters for the outdoor enthusiast or the sightseeing traveler.

Keywords: La Plata Mountains Cabin, Nestled in the Pines, San Juan Mountains, 1 mile to National Forest, Cabin

More Details

Rollin M. Lunders
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2018

About Rollin M. Lunders

We moved to the mountains of Colorado in 1974, fell in love with all it has to offer and have made it our cherished home. Here we raised our two children who are amazing young adults now. Over the years we built our house, 2-story garage with guest room and barn and have treated the land with care. Skiing, hiking, gardening, raising our own beef, landscaping the property and enjoying our dog and cat keep life interesting. To that, we add traveling both afar and near with all the variety that is in the Four Corners.

Yes, we find time to pursue our careers. Rollin is a self-employed consulting geologist and Robin is an educator.

Rollin M. Lunders purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Rollin M. Lunders chose Mancos

We purchased the cabin in fall 2010 from our friend George and his family who used it as a vacation getaway. George and his wife Margaret built this log cabin at the same time we created our home so we had a lot in common and enjoyed seeing them when they or their family members came to get away from it all. Since buying the cabin we have been working hard and having fun getting it ready to be a vacation rental. Much refinishing and insulating to make it winter worthy. In 2015 we remodeled the one room bunkhouse and added a bathroom, kitchenette, and deck, turning it into a compact uniquely crafted 2nd cabin. We live just a short walk away and enjoy offering this comfortable vacation property for your next getaway into nature. We are located in beautiful Echo Basin by the entrance of the San Juan National Forest with the Echo Basin Loop Drive. We are a five-mile drive from Mancos, Colorado with nearby Mesa Verde National Park, Ute Mountain Tribal Park and so many other exciting and interesting destinations.

What makes this cabin unique

We love to relax on the shaded porch with a cool drink while watching the deer, listening to the birdsong and watching a gorgeous sunset. In the fall the aspen and Gambel oak trees in the area afford an amazing color show. Whether you are in the area for outdoor sports activities, sightseeing or just relaxing, the cabin is a great place to stay.


Mancos Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size bed (1) All new bed and mattress in master bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twins in second bedroom.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
'Shaded porch,' 'Private forest setting,' 'Deer & other wildlife on acreage'


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La Plata Mountains Cabin - Nestled in the Pines - Mesa Verde
average rating of 4.9148936 based on 47 reviews

Very quiet area, comfortable, cozy cabin and friendly, helpful owners!

  • 5 of 5

Great location for exploring Mesa Verde! And close to Mancos where we visited the Goodnight Gallery, Absolute Bakery, Fenceline Cider Brewery, and Zuma Natural Foods, just to name a few. People are so kind and friendly; we love this area!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cabin in the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the cabin. Slept 4 children and two adults easily. Was so quiet and quaint. Strongly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabin in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

Very pleasant and relaxing stay in La Plata Mountains Cabin. Plenty of room for two adults or a family of four. We had four adults which worked because we were family, but with only one bathroom it was a bit inconvenient. However that beautiful porch out back made up for it. We spent most of our time there when we weren't travelling the countryside of southwestern Colo. There is SO much to do in the area that a weeks time probably wouldn't be enough. Great hiking and view spots within minutes of the cabin. The town of Mancos (10 min drive) has very good restaurants, a brewpub, and southwestern art galleries. Add Mesa Verde Natl Park, and Durango at 30-45min drive, and Telluride at a spectacular 1.5hr drive and you have a full week.

And did I mention that porch with daily visits form deer, hummingbirds, and other wildlife? I wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 wonderful nights at the cabin. It was clean, well stocked, in great condition, and very comfortable. Roland was a wonderful host and had cookies waiting for us when we arrived and even stopped by to make sure we had everything we needed. If your looking for a location close to Mesa Verde and Durango I would highly recommend you this cabin.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and comfortable. Mr. Lunders made sure we had everything we needed. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful little cabin

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The place was very clean when we arrived and everything worked as promised. Rollin was an excellent host. He came to great us in person the day we arrived and checked in again when we were scheduled to leave.

My family especially loved sitting on the spacious porch. The stars on a clear night were amazing.

This is an excellent location for trips to Mesa Verde National Park. The visitor center is only a 20 minute drive from the cabin.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Durango or Cortez
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Millwood Jct. - Columbine - Mancos Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Durango - Cortez
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Durango/Silverton Historic Narrow Guage
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Millwood Jct. - Absolute Bakery
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Durango - Telluride

'Scenic San Juan Skyway Drive,' 'Hiking,' 'Mountain biking,' 'Horseback Dinner Rides 1mile,' 'Jeeping,' 'Echo Basin Circle Drive,' 'Easy access to mountains,' 'San Juan National Forest access 1 mile,' 'Durango Narrow Gauge Steam Train,' 'River rafting,' 'Premier big-game hunting,' 'Fall colors,' 'Sleigh Rides 1 mile,' 'Dog sledding,' 'Downhill and Cross-Country Skiing in area,' 'Ute Mountain Tribal Park,' ' Mesa VerdeNational Park,' 'Anasazi Heritage Center,' 'Hovenweep National Monument,' 'Canyon of the Ancients National Monument,' 'Numerous Other Archeological Sights,' 'Awesome Southeast Utah Canyon Country is just a day trip,' Phils World (a premier mountain biking park); etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400

Rate of $160 per night is for up to 4 persons. Can set up mattresses and bedding for 2 additional guests @ $10 per person per night. VRBO/Home Away does not always give accurate quotes. Contact owner for more options if you have a larger group.
Monthly rate is negotiable.

A $400 deposit is required to secure reservation, which turns into a refundable damage deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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