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Super Snow Year Means Great Skiing, Boating Season and Beautiful Scenery in 2017

(12 Reviews)

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Storybook home in a great location! Mesa Verde National Park is only 20 miles!


Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Spacious 4 bedroom home in the beautiful Dolores Valley.

This two-story, four bedroom home provides you with a comfortable and convenient location for all your fun in Southwest Colorado. Great outdoor sports and interesting destinations lie in all directions and when the day is done, come 'home' to relax in comfort. Sleeps 6 comfortably in each of three fully loaded bedrooms and then there are extra beds enough for 2 more and we can accommodate extra children that love to 'camp out'. Fully loaded kitchen, two bathrooms, an outdoor patio and a fully accessible balcony. The Pony Expresso coffee shop next door can get your caffein needs and breakfast burrito ready to go.
All four seasons are a wonderful time to visit the Southwestern United States. Spring weather can have a few storms but generally we have sunny days and the national parks are open, and the weather is beautiful for exploring. Summer days are for bike riding, hiking, boating, and adventures. Fall is a wonderful time in the Southwest region for your color watch - seeing the trees change into their glorious new wardrobe before winter. Hunters can have all the amenities and still be close to a multitude of good hunting spots. Wintertime equates to great skiing at either Purgatory (formerly known as the Durango Mountain Resort) or Telluride. Cross country ski almost anywhere when the snow is good. The Dolores River is literally 300 yards from your front door. Go skiing in Telluride or Durango, great mountain biking can be found at Boggy Draw (3 miles away) or Phil's World (12 miles away) just to name a few. Visit Mesa Verde or check out the Ute Mountain Tribal park to fulfill your archeological dreams. Truly there are too many things to do in the area to list them all.

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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    The 'Brown Room' is quiet and relaxing....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master Bedroom with walk-in closet and private bathroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Bright and cheery bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Large bedroom with balcony. Has a double bed and a single....moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    A futon mattress is available to accommodate 2 more....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Saying Downtown in Dolores is down tongue in cheek. Dolores has 14 blocks, it is a lovely walk around town. The grocery store is 4 blocks away, the library one block away. Everything is close....moreless

  • Lake View:

    McPhee Reservoir is .5 miles from 201. When we have a good water year, McPhee is lovely, with boating, sailing, fishing, hiking, swimming, camping etc....moreless

  • Water View:

    The Dolores River is about 300 yards from 201. In spring it can be a roaring river, and by summer it is a pretty calm little river that makes for an exceptional dip after a hot day of exploring....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully loaded kitchen with any basic items you might need for whipping up tasty meals....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    All your basic spices and some treasures that previous renters have donated to the cause....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 - May 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$700 $2,000
May 2 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,000 $3,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$950 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning $100


Rates and availability are subject to change until booking is finalized.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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  • Dolores River Brewery

    "A great hang out and good beer. Full of the local adventure folks of Dolores. The food is ..."

  • Anasazi Heritage Center

    "A wonderful concise introduction to the archeology of the region. You can do a short hike a..."

  • McPhee Reservoir

    "McPhee is pretty sad right now with a water shortage on. However, there will be swimming an..."

  • Boggy Draw Rd

    "Great Mountain Biking trails just 5 minutes from downtown Dolores."

  • Mesa Verde National Park

    "World renown National Park highlighting the Anasazi Culture and lifestyle. A great place fo..."

  • Ute Mountain Tribal Park

    "The Ute Mountain Tribal Park is a pretty well kept secret. Like its famous cousin Mesa Verd..."

  • Dolores Food Market

    "For our small town, we are blessed to have the Dolores Food Market - The Unexpected Gourmet...."

  • Pepperhead

    "We are a little rural area so don't expect a hundred restaurant options. But Pepperheads is..."

  • The Pony Expresso

    "That little ole Dolores has a coffee shop of this caliber is pretty cool. Great coffee, bre..."

  • Sand Canyon Trailhead

    "Lovely place and wonderful hikes - just a little bit too popular on a weekend, so go during ..."

  • Yucca House National Monument

    "I have not actually been here but I hear it is very neat and so off the beaten path that you..."

  • Phil's World Mountain Biking

    "Great mountain biking (like world class stuff) just up the road. There is talk of expanding..."

  • Telluride Ski & Golf Resort

    "Telluride is like some of the ultimate in skiing. Just 1 1/2 hours up the road from 201. I..."

  • Purgatory At Durango Mountain Resort

    "Great skiing in the winter and in the summer it is a fun outdoor adventure park with mountai..."

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cortez Municipal Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Dolores River Brewery
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Conquistador Golf Course
Dolores, CO, USA
Nearest Motorway
Highway 145
5 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Pony Expresso Coffee and Cafe
80 Miles
Nearest Ski
Durango Mountain Resort and/or Telluride Mountain

Car: Necessary

Located in the heart of the Ancient World of the Anasazi, there is a wealth of archeological adventure in the area. You can visit three different National Parks, each as a days adventure. Mesa Verde, Canyonlands and Arches National Park. Hiking, biking and fishing are the reasons locals live here! National forests and BLM lands on many sides guarantee adventures in the outdoors. Come to Dolores if you want to experience the great outdoors and its many glories and then retire to your comfortable 'home' for the night!


If hiking makes you happy, there are a few good trails right out of Dolores and then innumerable hikes in all directions, take your pick: alpine lakes, geyser hot springs, 14,000’ peaks, indian ruins, desert wildflower hikes, aspen tree adventures, ghost towns, the variety is limitless.

Our region is renowned for archaeological ruins. Mesa Verde National Park enjoys the greatest fame, however, you can go exploring on your own at Canyon of the Ancients or Cedar Mesa (Utah). The Ute Mountain Ute tribe has tours guided by members of their tribe on reservation land, taking you to places not seen by many.

Mountain bikers have many options to choose from including Phil’s World and Boggy Draw close by and Alien Run in Aztec, New Mexico. Skiers will find Purgatory ski area in Durango or Telluride ski area meet all their ski expectations (given that we get snow) and cross country skiers won’t be disappointed either. Chicken Creek is one of our favorite locations.

Sport Fishermen will find the Dolores River a wonderful challenge and many other tributaries and high mountain streams offer trout to the intrepid.

There are so many more opportunities for adventure and exploration in the region. Moab, Utah, Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, Canyon of the Ancients, Durango – Silverton narrow gauge Railroad, Monument Valley and more.

We have assembled a pretty good library of brochures and articles on many of the attractions of the area so you can plan your vacation from your home away from home. As you may have noticed, you come here for nature and adventure and sport. We are not a shopping mecca – although there is some world class American Indian Jewelry in the region.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990

About the owner: Steve is a true local, born and raised here and Robby is an 'almost local' having moved to the area when she was 5 years old. After working overseas for almost 15 years, Robby came home to take a break and met Steve who convinced her that life in Dolores was worth sticking around for! Steve currently continues his furniture restoration business in and amongst restoring old cars and improving on some mountain property. Robby is deeply involved in a seed company providing native grasses and wildflowers for reclamation. Pickle ball is the newest addition to their lives adding more exercise and fun. Beware if you stay very long we will try to recruit you.

Why the Owner Chose Dolores, CO, USA:
201 is one of the older homes in Dolores. In its day it was considered a luxurious home (although by todays standards it was very small) and built by a local doctor. Before Steve purchased the home in 1990, it was a day care center. With Steve's construction skills and artistic vision, the home has been updated and modernized including raising the roof and turning the head knocker second floor into a relaxing and spacious master bedroom. Influences from Mexico grace the kitchen and bathroom. Funky spaces that would make most people scratch their head have been converted into great storage or interesting architectural features. Robby and Steve live in an upstairs flat next door with a huge open air plan. We don't need the space of 201 and are always excited to share it with new people.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
As you can probably see from the photo's this house makes you want to explore it. With interesting dormers and porches, it calls for a good book and cup of coffee, or supplies a haven after a long hike. It is a landmark in Dolores and if you have the good sense to visit in December, we normally have a sailboat out front decorated from head to toe in lights.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Storybook home in a great location! Mesa Verde National Park is only 20 miles!

    Storybook home in a great location! Mesa Verde National Park is only 20 miles!

  • The kitchen and into the breakfast nook.

    The kitchen and into the breakfast nook.

  • The laundry nook.

    The laundry nook.

  • Looking into the dining room.

    Looking into the dining room.

  • Queen bed in the Brown Bedroom.

    Queen bed in the Brown Bedroom.

  • The desk area in the Brown Bedroom.

    The desk area in the Brown Bedroom.

  • Front Bedroom, Double bed.

    Front Bedroom, Double bed.

  • Your front porch.

    Your front porch.

  • The view from your front porch.

    The view from your front porch.

  • The living room.

    The living room.

  • Part of the kitchen.

    Part of the kitchen.

  • The Breakfast nook

    The Breakfast nook

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • The Master Bedroom with walking closet.

    The Master Bedroom with walking closet.

  • View of the Decks off the Master Bedroom and the dining room.

    View of the Decks off the Master Bedroom and the dining room.

  • Fabulous Sunsets await.

    Fabulous Sunsets await.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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