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A Solar, Cordwood/Bottle Hand-Built Charming Cottage,in the La Garita Mountains

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

200 square foot one bedroom one bath, Cord-wood Cottage on a 35 Acre Solar Ranch

Hello Dear Travelers, the 'Mermaid Cottage' is a sweet, hand built Cord-wood structure full of beautiful Art, Majestic views and is on the forefront of our peaceful all Solar 35 acre ranch, we get all our energy from the sun (there is a generator back-up) . We have a nice family of cats and dogs here on the ranch, but not to worry, although they will greet you they don't go in the Cottage. You will have your full privacy to enjoy what could be your base camp home for exploring the San Luis Valley and all it's beauty and wonder! Right out your front door you could hike, bike, cross-country ski, snowshoe, bird watch, rock climb and stargaze just to mention a few. You are minutes to an hour away from the The Wolf Creek Ski area, Rio Grande River, wilderness, Sand dunes, Hot Springs, Railroads, Live Theater, Cafes, shopping and so much more! Internet is available and there is a small refrigerator, Dbl stove burner, t.v. w/ D.V.D's only, includes coffee with a french press and Teas. Although small it includes all the comforts of home! We are always happy to answer all your questions so please just ask!
Our guests love to trek all over this beautiful property and ride their mountain bikes or dirt bikes to the famous 'Penitente Canyon'(world renown climbing area), the Natural Arch (La Ventana) Geological area. Also the Elephant Rocks. A place so magical we were actually married there and then again up here on our ranch, lovingly known as 'Angel Rock Ranch'. Our back-drop is a massive Rock formation, part of an old Caldera.(cal·de·ra
a large volcanic crater, typically one formed by a major eruption leading to the collapse of the mouth of the volcano.) Yes it is dormant ;-) This Rock formation has a large pinnacle that resembles an Angel, halo and all! With two Massive bluffs (her wings) jutting out from either side! Truly magnificent!!!
The word that most often comes to mind is 'Vortex' (a vortex is a site where the energy of an area is concentrated. A vortex site is a place where one can feel spiritual energy most strongly) We'll let you be the judge.
Future plans include a labyrinth, bush-whacking golf coarse, Frisbee Golf and Large outdoor chest game (we did this on a recent trip to Sedona, it was such Fun!!!)
We love Alternative building, here on the property we not only have a cordwood Cottage we also have a Straw-bale structure as well as a Log Hogan and a Log Cabin! Just ask we will be happy to give you a tour of the property:-)
The comment that we hear most often are that our guest don't want to leave! That is music to our ears!
If you are ready for a Beautiful, Peaceful get-a-way where you will be surrounded by nature and all the privacy you could hope for on a creative, unusual property than the 'Mermaid Cottage' awaits you....

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • One Comfy Queen size bed

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • One Sweet bottled walled bathroom

Other Amenities

  • The 'Mermaid Cottage' is a Cozy, sweet, hand built Cord-wood structure full of beautiful art, majestic views and is on the forefront of our peaceful all Solar 35 acre ranch, we get all our energy from the sun (there is a generator back-up) . We have a nice family of cats and dogs here on the ranch, but not to worry, although they will greet you they don't go in the Cottage. You will have your full privacy to enjoy what could be your base camp home for exploring the San Luis Valley and all it's beauty and wonder! Right out your front door you could hike, bike, cross-country ski, snowshoe, bird watch, rock climb and stargaze just to mention a few. You are minutes to an hour away from the The Wolf Creek Ski area, Rio Grande River, wilderness, Sand dunes, Hot Springs, Railroads, Live Theater, Cafes, shopping and so much more! This cute little cottage was built from standing dead cottonwood that came from our friends buffalo ranch, also wine and beer Bottles from the 'Peace of Art Cafe'....moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The Town of Del Norte is charming. Our Store the “Organic Peddler & Peace of Art Cafe” are located at 14475 W. Hwy 160 on the west edge of town. Here you will find, Organic Groceries, Cafe and Gifts!...moreless

  • Monument View:

    You can even see the Great Sand Dunes off in the distance...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful views of the San Juan Mountains and the Sangra de Cristo mountain range. Note: We are on the Continental Divide Trail....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Seating for 2 people
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$139
$795 $2,495
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $25
  • Pet Fee $15 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9.2%

Notes:

Please note that this rate does include a simple yet nutritious continental breakfast. Please inform us of any food sensitivities. Your Cottage will be stocked with these breakfast items when you arrive for your entire duration unless you are staying for four days or longer then we will restock you. This is to assure you your privacy. We own the Organic Peddler health food store/cafe in town.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Alamosa 45 miles Durango (135), Denver (255)
13 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Windsor
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
Rio Grande in South Fork
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy. 112 & Hwy. 160
13 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Peace of Art Cafe
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
Wolf Creek

Directions:

* From the town of Del Norte

*Head North on Hwy 112 go 3.1 miles

Look for Signs-“La Garita” & “Penitente”

* take a left on 33 Rd. go 6 miles

Beautiful Road with the “Elephant Rocks” on your left.

At 2.5 miles you will enter Saguache County the road changes to A38.

Note: Speed limit on this Road is 45 mph

Look for signs:

“Old Women’s Creek” “Natural Arch” & 660

*Take a Left at A32 go 2.9 miles

*Take a right at “Boulders Edge”

(this curves around and eventually becomes 'Elkhorn Canyon Rd.) It can be a tad confusing when following a GPS.

*Take a left into the first driveway

on the left, #3201 Boulders Edge

*Heading up driveway take the 1st left which will curve around to the left.

You’ve arrived at~

“The Mermaid Cottage”

Enjoy your stay!!!

Ranch Activities Available:

The 'Mermaid Cottage' is the perfect little base camp for all your San Luis Valley explorations!Which could include, Biking, hiking, rock climbing, snowshoeing, skiing, star gazing, animal & bird watching, dirt biking, a.t.v.ing and rock hounding all from your front door. This area is a nature lovers paradise!

Close day trips might include: The Sand Dunes National Park, River Rafting, Soaking in any of the three hot springs, A visit to Creede which is a beautiful old mining town and their Repertory Theater, Toltec and Cumbres Scenic Railways, Museums,The Old Spanish Trail (which the 'Peace of Art Cafe' is the Trail host for.) Wild life Sanctuaries, fishing, National Parks and Preserves, Golfing, Shopping and Dinning

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: KimAnna and her husband Michael own and operate a sweet little Oasis off of Hwy 160 in Southern Co. Located on the property is The “Organic Peddler on the Edge” (a small Organic Grocery/Gift Store), “Peace of Art Café” (an Organic Cordwood constructed Café), the “Antique Cabins” You guessed it! Full of Antiques and Art created locally and from around the world! Also there is lodging “La Casita Bonita Inn” which is on the property & The “Mermaid Cottage” (this one is located 13 miles from town).

Why the Owner Chose Del Norte, CO, USA:
The Mermaid Cottage is a one-of-a-kind, Unique, Beautiful, Artistic, Peaceful and Private Cottage. With stunning views and we are on the 'Continental Divide Trail'. Only 13 miles from the charming town of Del Norte. It is a perfect get-a-way for those looking to escape it all for a few days.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Solar and off the grid. Alternative Green Structures, surrounded by Magnificent rock out-cropping.The 'Mermaid Cottage' is located on 'Angel Rock Ranch' The entire ranch runs off of Solar Energy, So it is truly peaceful and gives one a true sense of well being. This cute little cottage was built from standing dead cottonwood that came from our girlfriends buffalo ranch, also wine and beer Bottles from the 'Peace of Art Cafe' and friends, were recycled by becoming part of the walls. We use nontoxic dish soap and laundry detergent and cleaning products. The furnishings are antique, the sweet black porcelain sink was found in a second hand store by a friend and we gave it a second life by imbedding it into a vintage vanity. The sliding glass door was saved from going to a dump and all the windows were samples that no longer served a purpose. All the large Wood beams were locally milled, and we did hand build it ourselves. It is a magical place that we feel honored to share!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

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Photos

  • Exterior of the 'Mermaid Cottage'

    Exterior of the 'Mermaid Cottage'

  • New Winter Curtain in the Mermaid Cottage

    New Winter Curtain in the Mermaid Cottage

  • One of the Beautiful Bottle walls in the 'Mermaid Cottage'. Comfy Queen size Bed!

    One of the Beautiful Bottle walls in the 'Mermaid Cottage'. Comfy Queen size Bed!

  • Mermaids, mermaids everywhere in the'Mermaid Cottage'

    Mermaids, mermaids everywhere in the'Mermaid Cottage'

  • Shower in the'Mermaid Cottage'

    Shower in the'Mermaid Cottage'

  • The bottle walls of the shower in the'Mermaid Cottage'

    The bottle walls of the shower in the'Mermaid Cottage'

  • Another bottle wall in the 'Mermaid Cottage'

    Another bottle wall in the 'Mermaid Cottage'

  • Another bottle wall in the 'Mermaid Cottage'

    Another bottle wall in the 'Mermaid Cottage'

  • Fall, panoramic shot of the 'Mermaid Cottage' with the Angel Rock Bluff behind

    Fall, panoramic shot of the 'Mermaid Cottage' with the Angel Rock Bluff behind

  • Angel Rock Ranch The 35 acres that the 'Mermaid Cottage' is built on.

    Angel Rock Ranch The 35 acres that the 'Mermaid Cottage' is built on.

  • A nice snowy day on 'Angel Rock Ranch'. When we get snow it is great cross-country skiing and snow shoeing right out your front door!

    A nice snowy day on 'Angel Rock Ranch'. When we get snow it is great cross-country skiing and snow shoeing right out your front door!

  • Sun rise at Angel Rock Ranch

    Sun rise at Angel Rock Ranch

  • The interior of the Mermaid Cottage. No your not in a Kaleidoscope those are bottles in the walls.

    The interior of the Mermaid Cottage. No your not in a Kaleidoscope those are bottles in the walls.

  • View from inside the Mermaid Cottage

    View from inside the Mermaid Cottage

  • Kitchenette in the'Mermaid Cottage'

    Kitchenette in the'Mermaid Cottage'

  • cozy bathroom in the'Mermaid Cottage'

    cozy bathroom in the'Mermaid Cottage'

  • Bottle Mermaid wall in the shower of the'Mermaid Cottage'

    Bottle Mermaid wall in the shower of the'Mermaid Cottage'

  • The bottle wall of the 'Mermaid' in the shower of the'Mermaid Cottage'

    The bottle wall of the 'Mermaid' in the shower of the'Mermaid Cottage'

  • Another bottle wall in the 'Mermaid Cottage'

    Another bottle wall in the 'Mermaid Cottage'

  • Exterior of the 'Mermaid Cottage'

    Exterior of the 'Mermaid Cottage'

  • Angel Rock Ranch The 35 acres that the 'Mermaid Cottage' is built on.

    Angel Rock Ranch The 35 acres that the 'Mermaid Cottage' is built on.

  • The Kolb Bike run, commenced and ended  from Angel Rock Ranch

    The Kolb Bike run, commenced and ended from Angel Rock Ranch

  • Exterior of the 'Mermaid Cottage'

    Exterior of the 'Mermaid Cottage'

  • Sunset at Angel Rock Ranch

    Sunset at Angel Rock Ranch

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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