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The Perfect Location To Stay While Visiting The Mesa Verde And Nearby Ruins!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Cottage can accommodate four. It has a double bed and a hideaway.

This is a one bedroom cottage set off 75 yards from the highway. It has full bath and shower, living room area, and fully equipped kitchen including stove, frig, plates, civil ware, and cooking utensils; it even comes with a coffee mate. It also has central heat and air plus a propane stove in the living room. Satellite T.V. complete with Showtime, Starz, HBO and Max are provided to guests at no charge. The cottage also has a private garden perfect for simply unwinding after a full day. Should you prefer, a propane bbq grill is available.

There are 34 acres associated with the main house and walking trails have been laid out. Deer, rabbit, fox, squirrel and the occasional bobcat are resident to the area and are often seen by owners and visitors alike. Caution and alertness is advised as Bear and mountain lion have been reported by local residents and rattle snakes are native to the area.

More Details

Mike Tower
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, American Sign Language
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 10, 2017

About Mike Tower

Mike and Paula are sorta retired, having retired from employment with the State of Oklahoma. Mike spends his time writing stories and books on the history of the wild west. Paula, however, can't handle unstructured time and works as the social worker for the local hospital. She is also a registered nurse licensed to practice in Colorado.

Mike Tower purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Mike Tower chose Mesa Verde

Mike and Paula for the past 25 years have made a point of vacationing in the Southwest because they both feel better when in the southwestern United States, Mike because of heart problems and Paula because of allergies. Both also value privacy. So, when this property, set as it is away from the road on an acreage, came available they purchased it. The guest house was a plus. In fact they liked the guest house so much they considered living there and renting out the big house. But, 32 years of accumulated 'stuff' dictated they live in the big house.

What makes this cottage unique

The guest will notice right off the lush flower gardens around the guest house and main house. The gardens have something in bloom most of the growing season and are simply beautiful. As this is high desert, the flowers are made possible because of irrigation water shares which came with the property. One would have to go a long way to see anything quite like the variety of flowers which grows here.

This location for the traveler is ideal. It is within a few miles of the Mesa Verde; Hovenweep ruins; Crow Canyon; and Chaco Canyon. The Grand Canyon is an easy day drive as is Santa Fe.


Cortez Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Standard bath with shower; the bath is not handicap accessible
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom has a full sized bed and there is a fold out hideaway in living area.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

The Perfect Location To Stay While Visiting The Mesa Verde And Nearby Ruins!
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Canton CT

Just like home in the southwest!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage set in the Ute Mountains. Come equipped with everything you need. So peaceful and relaxing! Was conveniently located near the Mesa Verde National Park which is what brought us to this region. The owners are lovely and are there if you need assistance. The southwest decor is beautiful and makes you feel apart of the culture.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

cute house, very clean, well supplied, beautiful location

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful home to stay in. The linens are first rate Egyptian Cotton, the decor is beautiful, the pictures of the property do not do it justice. The view from the front porch/bedroom is very peaceful and pretty! The property is well maintained-and so very clean! The owners were helpful but respectful of our privacy. It was wonderful to come home in the evening, my husband and I both felt completely comfortable and slept the best those 2 nights out of the total 10 nights we traveled. If you are coming to the area-you will not find more comfortable lodging.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for two people

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for Mesa Verde National Park! Excellent property! We would recommend this property 100%.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Peaceful Location

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here in August of 2016. The owners were wonderful and have a very well maintained guest house. It has everything you will need for your stay including laundry machines with laundry soap (super helpful not to have to buy that). The property has hiking trails that my kids loved and I truly appreciated as a way to unwind at the end of a long day at the park. I highly recommend this home.

Additional notes: It is a very convenient location if you plan to stop by Mesa Verde, and if you are in the mood for some southwestern food La Cassita De Cortez in Cortez is amazing.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jeff and Barb

  • 5 of 5

I'm so sorry that we didn't comment last summer when we were there. We came out to Cortez for a "double" memorial service for both of my parents who died minutes apart of heart attacks on May 20, '15. We needed a place for our family, who were desperately in shock and needing a place to rest. This BEAUTIFUL home delivered such a wonderful healing place--it was perfect in every way and we were so so grateful for the kind owners who bent over backward to provide for us. Our family can't say enough about the quality of this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 491/160
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Multiple choices
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Cortez Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Tourist Season
Apr 16 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

It may not be clear but the rates are $135 per night if two nights are booked and $150 a night if booking for a single night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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