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Dolores Canyon Hideaway

Dolores, CO, USA
  • Apartment
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay5 nights

Upper Level Aptartment Sheltered by Old Cottonwoods with Fireplace and Spa Bath

Unique one bedroom consisting of the upper level of a turn-of-the-century home. In town solitude. Perfect for active people who enjoy hiking, biking and skiing. Short walk to local restaurants, grocery, brewery and tavern. Accessible by front deck and side deck spiral staircase, the apartment has views of Dolores canyon walls and wildlife (especially birds). The rental has cathedral and vaulted ceilings, a single bedroom with a queen bed and air conditioning as needed with a full kitchen. The living room features big screen satellite tv, a gas fireplace and french doors onto the balcony. A new entrance and sun deck added December of 2015. Discount for longer stays...


William Carta

Member Since 2012
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
About William Carta

We remodelled the upstairs, creating a master bedroom suite and plan to retire in this home. All furnishings and applicances are high quality. We currently live in New Castle, Co where and work for Colorado Mountain College.

William Carta purchased this Apartment in 2005

Why William Carta chose Dolores

Dolores is a hidden gem. A beautiful and still small mountain town, which has a great microbrewery, a famous 'biker bar' and a gourmet, organic local grocery. Just at the edge of town are extensive mountain bike trails. Situated 1 hour from Telluride, 45mins from Durango, 1/2 hr from Mesa Verde and an hour from Canyon of the Ancients, there are numerous activitites to explore. Dolores River runs right through town with rafting opportunities. Fly fishing is also very good.

What makes this Apartment unique

In Dolores, the seasons vary almost exactly when they should. All of the seasons are beautiful. The canyon wall provides endless opportunities to see bear, elk, deer, fox and mountain lions. Although the house is in town, a feeling of privacy and solitude is the normal experience there. Peaceful and totally Colorado.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Queen size Beds (1) high end serta pillowtop


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Large walk-in stone spa shower, no tub, see photos.

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              lookout trail on property


                • Internet
                • Air Conditioning
                • Fireplace
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                • Clothes Dryer
                • Iron & Board
                • Linens Provided
                • Parking
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine


                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Microwave


                        • Satellite / Cable
                        • Television


                            • Outdoor Grill


                                • not suitable for children


                                    • marina
                                    • restaurants
                                    • ruins

                                      Leisure Activities

                                        • antiquing
                                        • boating
                                        • horseback riding
                                        • scenic drives
                                        • sight seeing
                                        • sledding
                                        • walking
                                        • wildlife viewing

                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                            • ATM/bank
                                            • groceries
                                            • hospital
                                            • laundromat
                                            • medical services

                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                • kayaking
                                                • cross country skiing
                                                • equestrian events
                                                • fishing
                                                • fly fishing
                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                • hiking
                                                • hunting
                                                • cycling
                                                • mountain biking
                                                • mountain climbing
                                                • mountaineering
                                                • rafting
                                                • snowboarding
                                                • snowmobiling
                                                • water tubing
                                                • whitewater rafting


                                                    • Snow self serve

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                      Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                      7 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Cozy apartment in Dolores, Colorado. Close to lots of outdoor activities, including Mesa Verde.

                                                      Tracie K.

                                                      We enjoyed our stay at Bill's second floor apartment. The living area is just large enough, and the view from the north balcony is amazing. We could walk to local restaurants. Our favorite was the Dolores Brewery. We rode our bikes around town, and on local bike paths. We also spent many days at Mesa Verde, which is very close. We would highly recommend Bill's apartment.

                                                      Great Place to Relax

                                                      William C.

                                                      Apartment is in the trees , large deck overlooks town with canyon views, upscale furnishings makes for a pleasant stay



                                                      The apartment was exactly as described and as shown in the pictures - lovely. While I don't recommend it for someone with great disability because of the spiral staircase, I have a moderate disability and was able to manage. The owner was quick and courteous in responding to our needs. I would highly recommend this rental.

                                                      Perfect Location

                                                      Love2TravelLawrence, KS

                                                      We loved staying here! Everything was as it was represented. It was cozy, comfortable, and close to many of the area sites. The town of Dolores is small but has all the amenities you need - the organic grocery store is well stocked, the Dolores River Brewery has great wood fired pizza and there is a nice path along the river to walk it all off!

                                                      It was wonderful sitting out on the deck listening to the wind chimes in the evening. We would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to come to the Mesa Verde area but stay a bit off the beaten path.

                                                      Perfect Little Place !

                                                      BUFBuffalo, NY

                                                      This was the perfect place for 52 year old mom visiting her daughter. Cozy, clean, with high end finishes. Was a great place to come back to after a long day of sightseeing/hiking ! Love the little town of a Dolores too - great launching point for many day trips. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to others. Thanks Bill !

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      thanks again for staying.

                                                      A Treehouse with All the Amenities!

                                                      Absolutely marvelous little haven in all respects. The interior is gorgeous, the view is breath taking, and the environment is oh-so-peaceful. I rented this for my mother to stay near by for a week, and after seeing it, I was tempted to trade her my house for the apartment! She reported that the bed was the most comfortable ever. I was taken with the view and the delightful feeling that I was in a tree house. Truly, a bargain for the area, as well as the most charming little place you could ever stay!

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Glad you enjoyed your stay. thanks, -bill


                                                      Dolores, CO, USA

                                                      Located near Mesa Verde between Durango and Telluride in the Dolores River Canyon by Lake McPhee the second largest resovoir in Colorado.

                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                      Cleaning Fee
                                                      Damage Insurance
                                                      Damage Deposit

                                                      Weekly maid service 75.00, 75.00 min a stay, security deposit refunded within two weeks, and damage insurance refunded for stays longer than 1 week. Damage insurance fee waived for return guests. Maid service discounted for stays over two weeks.

                                                      7 Reviews
                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5
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