We are located only 1 mile off the beaten path, but it seems like a million miles from nowhere. All you see is trees and birds during the day and at night you can listen to the coyotes. Your rental has two bedrooms (mix and match between singles, a queen or a king), two baths, living room, full kitchen, patio with grill, sauna, hot tub, shooting range. Whatever you want to do on 88 acres we will try to make it happen.
- House1300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
Two Bedrooms. Two Baths
Dave or Carolyn McCuskey, owners
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 2, 2018
About Dave or Carolyn McCuskey, owners
I am a retired Air Force and Airline pilot, My wife worked for Crown Zellerback in Las Vegas and now owns a local hair salon. Since I've retired I hate to leave this property except to buy materials for the ongoing projects. Our little Blue Heeler (Matilda) and her friend (Tigo, a neighbor's dog) watch after me every minute of the day. My wife, carolyn and I are both from Parkersburg, WV. and we visit family there often.
Dave or Carolyn McCuskey, owners purchased this House in 1999
Why Dave or Carolyn McCuskey, owners chose Dove Creek
My wife and I lived in Las Vegas, NV. for many years while in the Air Force and airline business. We wanted to get away from the traffic and other bustle so we looked for solitude and reasonable weather and Dove Creek found us. We have beautiful summers, mild winters, bright starry nights, no neighbors in sight, hardly a cloud in the sky, unlimited visibly and more days of sunshine than southern California. As a lifestyle, the remoteness is not for everyone, but for a vacation or a couple-of-days getaway is for everyone.
What makes this House unique
We purchased this land for the beautiful views and the character of the property. We have a barn with stalls, a corral, and 20 acres of grazing; just in case you want bring horses. We have built up the property to our liking and it is complete, but still a work in progress. If you own a house you know what I mean. This property is us, we love it and we want you to visit. We are sure you will see it just as we see it.
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100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Majestic service and sky!
Carolyn and Dave were the most gracious hosts we have ever had at a rental property. There attention to our needs were impeccable. The close vicinity to several national parks made this property perfect. Advise to go two different ways to and from Telluride made our trip even more memorable.
The amenities at the property made everything so enjoyable, and helped ease the pain from hiking. Please make this your summer destination, you certainly wont be disappointed. Thank you again Carolyn and Dave for making my 50th extra special. We will most defiantly be back for sure.
Our sincere thanks,
Eric & Joey
PS. Love the jalapeño jelly
The house was like home away from home and the owners were great, they live next door but after we got there we never saw them again, the property is also centrally located to a lot of activities in the four corners area, we will definitely be going back, Tommy Stephenson
HIDDEN GEM OF THE fOUR CORNERS
If you are looking for a base to explore the four corners area, look no more! Within easy driving distance of Mesa Verde, the beautiful Arches National Park, Hovenweep national monument, and other national parks and monuments in Utah. There are trout and warm water lakes nearby if fishing is your thing. There is also a shooting range on the property. But the thing that would make your stay a pleasure are the owners, Dave and Carolyn, who make you feel like family. Finally, The price is an absolute bargain for what you receive at Monument Canyon Ranch.
Couldn't possibly have been any better!
Everything about Monument Canyon Ranch was fabulous--the comfort and spaciousness of the accommodations, the exceptionally well-equipped kitchen, the cozy fireplace, the workout room, sauna, and hot tub! We even roasted marshmallows and made s'mores in the lovely fire pit. And to top it all off, there was a sublime peace and quiet, wonderful views, and an infinite number of stars in the country sky.
As owners of a VRBO property ourselves, we aspire to be the perfect hosts that Dave and Carolyn were--extraordinarily gracious and helpful, always available, but very sensitive about not being intrusive. How do they do it!
We can't imagine a more perfect place to stay in the entire Four Corners area; we can't recommend it too highly.
My husband and I were looking for a location in the southwest part of Colorado for our honeymoon, this was the most reasonable BEST choice I ever found. Dave and Carolyn were so sweet and helpful. To my horror, I realized that there were no queen or double bed when we arrived, which the pictures on the internet clearly show twins, this was my error. Dave and Carolyn went straight to work and made our sleeping arrangements better (pushing to twins together), which worked perfectly. They were available if needed but left us two alone to enjoy ourselves. We went to Moab, Mesa Verde or just sat around the hot tub at night. My husband wants to go back there for hunting because it is in an ideal location and I secretly think he would love to finish that fire pit for Dave. lol :) Book this property it is worth it!
Excellent lodging; gracious hosts and perfect location
My family and I stayed at Monunent Canyon Ranch recently and had wonderful 6 day vacation! The property lives up to the description (I think the pictures do not do justice to how nice it really is). My husband enjoyed the workout room and hot tub... we all enjoyed the fully equipped kitchen for breakfast and dinner after long days of sight seeing in the area. The owners, Dave and Carolyn, answered all of our questions before we came and while we were there -they are wonderful! We picked this vaction home because it is close to so many sights in southeast UT and southwest CO that we wanted to see. We visited 3 National Parks (Mesa Verde, Archs and Canyonland); 2 National Monuments (Hovenweep and the 4 Corners) and numerous state parks and local sites in our 6 day vacation. The home has a couple of nice nearby diners and 24 hour groceries. BONUS: the groceries here were less expensive than nearby larger cities. The scenery was breathtaking both at the ranch and nearby with gorgeous blue skies against the red rock formations; surprising canyons with Indian ruins off of dirt roads (very close to the home) and starry night skies. If we are back in this area we would stay again not only for the hospitality of Dave and Carolyn and the wonderful lodging, but also because there is so much to do within 1-2 hours of the property.
Pueblo Indian ruins, hiking, fishing, hunting, sightseeing. The Four Corners Mesa Verde Pueblo Indian ruins and other smaller ones are the only place in the world where these ruins exist. Within a few miles we have The Anasazi Heritage Center, the Hovenweep Ruins, the Lowry Ruins and one ruins that is on public land but not shown on maps. We are centrally located to many other southwest attractions such as Monument Valley, Durango, Silverton, Telluride, Uray, Moab, Arches, Canyonlands and several national parks which are within a two to four hour drive. A very short drive by Southwest Colorado standards.
Additional information about rental rates
Our rate is $120/night for four people and $30/night for each additional person. We desire 20% to reserve the property and the remainder sometime before departure. Down payment can be made by check or PayPal (email@example.com). WE DON'T TAKE CREDIT CARDS – PLEASE DON'T USE A CREDIT CARD ON VRBO. (Credit Cards have been more of a hassle than a help)