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Relax, Expand and Be at Peace!

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Cottages, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths (Sleeps 2-6)

Grizzly Rose Guest Cottage and Deer Haven are located south of Ravensnest which is the main house. Grizzly Rose Guest Cottage consists of two bedrooms with sitting areas. One bedroom has a queen size bed and a twin pull out bed, the other bedroom has a queen size bed. Each bedroom has dish network/DVD. There are two bathrooms and a fully stocked kitchen/dining area with a walkout veranda. It is approximately 800 Sq ft. Open WiFi on the property.

Deer Haven Guest Cottage consists of two bedrooms, the master suite has a queen size bed and a walk out patio, the guest bedroom has a queen size bed, one bathroom and a fully stocked kitchen/dining room with a living room and dish network. It is approximately 1200 sq ft. A roll a way bed is also available. The cottages are surrounded by gardens, a shrine and a reflecting pond.

The Studio Apartment aka Bears Den is located in the main house and consists of a convenience kitchen/living area, queen size bed, one bathroom and sauna. It has its own private entrance. The property is surrounded by gardens, numerous ponds and places to relax. There are two medicine wheels for the enjoyment of the guests and a ceremonial Ti Pi. There is hiking and walking on the property.

More Details

Michelle Eagle
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Michelle Eagle

I am from Santa Clara Pueblo, a direct descendent of the Ancient Puebloan Culture. I am very connected to Mesa Verde Country and am proud to call the four corners my home.

Michelle Eagle purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Michelle Eagle chose Mesa Verde

My parents initially owned this property and were relocated to another Indian reservation. They were both working with the BIA at Towaoc, Colorado. When they moved to Mescalero Apache Reservation in 1989, I purchased the property from them. Since then I have added and remodeled Ravensnest. In 1997, the Grizzly Rose Guest Cottage was built and I opened the Grizzly Roadhouse B&B. The summer of 2013, I remodeled the cottage. In May of 2014, construction began on Deer Haven Guest Cottage. It has been completed and is ready as a vacation rental.

What makes this cottage unique

Ravensnest is situated on the back side of Mesa Verde. We can view Mesa Verde to the east and the Sleeping Ute to the west. We are surrounded by mesas and mountains, with incredible hiking and walking in our backyard. I have created a very spiritual place with shrines and meditation gardens. My native culture and spirituality is reflected in my property and is vital to my creative being. Come and explore and be part of an amazing culture.


Cortez Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Each bathroom has a walk-in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Grizzly Rose Guest Cottage: each bedroom consists of a Queen size Bed (1), with a small sitting area. Each bedroom has a TV/VCR. One bedroom has a Twin Sleep Sofa. Deer Haven Guest Cottage: one bedroom has a queen size bed with small sitting area + a TV/VCR and the other bedroom has a full size bed. A roll-away bed is available for the living room area.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The Studio Apartment (Bear's Den) consists of a kitchen/living room, full bathroom, sauna, queen size bed, carport, gas fireplace, dish network.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Relax, Expand and Be at Peace!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

great place to stay and great host

  • 5 of 5

Michelle is very accommodating and the property is in a good location and great shape. Highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and spacious!

  • 5 of 5

Deerhaven cottage is both spacious and cozy at the same time. We spent lazy mornings making breakfast together, but still had plenty of space to breathe for a family of four. The kitchen is well-stocked with supplies and the place is spotless! Michelle is a wonderful, sweet host and made sure we were comfortable. If we ever make it back to this area again, we'd gladly stay here!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Katy, TX

We loved our stay at the Deerhaven cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed Michelle and her rental so much. Such a nice lady, we loved visiting with her! I stayed here with my husband and 3 young daughters. We visited Mesa Verde, Canyon of the Ancients, and Hovenweep while we were here. The house has everything you need. It even has some things I wish I had in my own home! Spotlessly clean and super comfortable! The girls and I enjoyed the koi pond, the 2 wishing wheels, and all the bunnies! We walked down behind the house to the canal at sunset and it was so beautiful. The setting sun on the mountains was magnificent. Would definitely recommend and stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pei and Sam

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights at Grizzly Rose. It felt like staying at your friend's house - every detail had been thoughtfully prepared! The kitchen was well stocked with everything you will actually find in your own home - and the pots and pans were not at all scratched up like you find at many places. There's no living space in the unit but we enjoyed dining outside. Michelle has several rabbits in the property and my kids enjoyed watching them. She also has hummingbirds outside the main house. At night, we enjoyed sitting outside the patio chatting and watching the stars.Michelle was kind to let us use her washer and dryer in the next unit called Deer haven so we got to go in and look at it. This unit is so tastefully decorated and homey. The pictures cannot convey how nice the unit is. We highly recommend this property ! It truly is as relaxing as it says.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simpsonville, South Carolina

Out of the Ordinary

  • 5 of 5

Michele is the perfect hostess! The cabin, Griz, was stocked with essentials and provided us all a place to rest after long days in the hot sun. The cabin does not have a lot of indoor "living space," but the outside environment is so inviting that it does not matter. We enjoyed the babbling stream and pond, the "flowerbeds," the meditation room, the medicine circle, the patio and the teepee. We even made s'mores in the teepee. Michele is a wealth of knowledge about the Pueblo Indians and the culture. Ask her about the bears. Of course Mesa Verde is a must see while you are there.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Covington Washington USA

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

I was fortunate enough to find this property, and I could not have been happier I did! The Deer Haven cottage was beautiful, clean, spacious and inviting. It had everything I needed, and was in just the right location to be able to visit Mesa Verde and many other incredible locations around Cortez.

Michelle is the perfect owner - there when you need her, and happy to assist in any way. She is a very special person, and was a joy to meet and talk with. Her pride in her place shows clearly, and the grounds are lovely as well. This is a place that is more than special, it's magical and it will work it's relaxation magic on you when you stay there. I have been in many VRBO places, and this one will be one of my very favorites!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Cortez Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Main Street Brewery
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
Highway 160 and 491
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Ute Mountain Casino
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Telluride, Hesperus and Durango
Car: necessary

Visit the Archaeological wonders that include Mesa Verde National Park, Hovenweep/Canyon of the Ancients and the Ute Mountain Tribal Park, Cortez Cultural Center, Cortez Conquistador Golf Course, Historic Downtown Cortez, McElmo Canyon (home to various vineyards), and travel the 'Trail of the Ancients'.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

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Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. (20) twenty-day cancellation notice.

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