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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

(See Description)

Deer Haven Guest Cottage (VRBO 431820) 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.

Grizzly Rose Guest Cottage (VRBO 1139489) 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.

The Studio Apartment aka Bears Den (VRBO 1139560) 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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

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 Cortez

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • My property is eco-friendly. I recycle glass, plastic, paper, cardboard and cans. I try to conserve city water and appreciate guests being respectful
  • I have a Tipi and encourage my guests to use it for their spiritual awakening or as a place to relax, expand, and be at peace .
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
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • 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.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Everything one needs in an excellent location in the Mesa Verde National Monument area. Michelle is a wonderful hostess. Very clean and enough privacy for personal activities. We spent five days there with our daughter and it was perfect. Thank you Michelle for the enjoyable stay. We hope to be back, and will definitely recommend your place to anyone we know who is visiting that area.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely visit to Cortez and Mesa Verde

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at our Ravensnest cottage. We only wish we could have stayed longer. We met our daughter and her boyfriend there, and the four of us shared the two-bedroom cottage in complete comfort. After touring all day, it was so pleasant to return to our warm and charming cottage inside and its beautiful and serene setting outside. Our generous and accessible host Michelle has thought of everything that a guest could possibly need. Our visit here was truly the highlight of our two-week road trip to Colorado.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eden, Utah

Enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, extremely well stock. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet - Clean - Priced Right - Friendly Hostess

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay. Quiet, clean, priced right, and the hostess is friendly and is diligent to answer any questions. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I enjoyed my guests. Great family, kind and very considerate.
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Spanish Fork, Utah

Cute, clean, and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic find four our family. We wish we could have stayed longer. The kids loved exploring the property ie: teepee, pond, stream, chasing the bunnies. My wife is highly allergic to chemical smells etc, and this property is well maintained, and she had no issues with any smells etc. The house is well furnished with anything you would need. We would not hesitate to stay again! Michelle was a great hostess, and knows how to make her guests comfortable!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to stay for a couple nights. It was quiet and peaceful. Michelle was a wonderful hostess. The cottage had everything we could possibly need.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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