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Recent Cortez reviews

  • Review of two stays at Magic Rock

    "This is a belated review of my stays in May and August of 2015. I enjoyed both stays very much, and am hoping to return again this year. When looking for rentals I always try to find secluded places where I can quietly relax, and Magic Rock is truly unique in being so very close to Cortez, and yet so very private and peaceful. I love the property, and I’ve walked most of the perimeter of the 35 acres, much enjoying the “pioneer artifacts” that are found here and there. I’m also very much interested in Anasazi culture, and staying at a place where I can walk the land where they lived and pick up and handle the remaining potsherds is “magic” for me! The house itself is clean and comfortable, and the kitchen is more than adequate for all meal preparation. I love to be able to leave the curtains open, and the isolation of Magic Rock allows me to do this even after dark so I can “enjoy the night sky” from inside! The evening I arrived in fall I was just in time to watch the full moon rise over Mesa Verde. With a glass of wine in the gazebo, it was spectacular! From the top of the rise behind the house there’s also a perfect view of Sleeping Ute Mountain. One thing I would echo from an early reviewer would be to bring bottled water for drinking and cooking. The well water does have a “distinctive” taste that I don’t like. Other than that, everything was perfect! My primary interest when I’m at Cortez is the Ute Mountain Tribal Park—the visitor center is only 18 miles south of Magic Rock. Tribal park is immediately south of Mesa Verde and is three or four times larger in area than M. V. For anyone who’s seriously interested in Anasazi culture, I highly recommend a tour. You must have a Ute Mountain Ute guide to enter the Park, which means you’re with someone who has intimate knowledge of both Ancestral Puebloan and Ute history of the land and the ruins. The full day tour includes 4 of the Park’s cliff dwellings which have been stabilized, but unlike Mesa Verde, have not been reconstructed, so you see them very much as the early explorers and archaeologists did. There are potsherds, corncobs, and other artifacts lying all around you! It’s like walking thru a museum--where you can actually touch and hold the artifacts! For anyone interested in “even more,” the private all-day tour allows even closer interaction with your guide and the ability to decide how long you want to stay in a particular area. Thank you, Kim, for a wonderful home away from home!"
    Guest: Skybird F. Date of Stay: August 2015 Review Submitted: March 31, 2016
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  • Comfortable vacation home at the Sand Canyon entrance to Canyon of the Ancients

    "Two couples stayed two nights very comfortably at this quiet and spacious 2 bed/2 bath vacation home. The beds were wonderfully comfortable, we slept like a dream. Each bedroom had a private fully appointed bath. The kitchen was fully stocked with all the cookware, utensils and dishes you'd need to cook breakfast, lunch or a full course dinner, plus a bbq on the porch for steaks. The living room, dining and kitchen area is large and open with plenty of comfortable seating for a very large family. The shady porch with a swing and chairs runs the length of the house facing east. Good for breakfast or morning coffee or a mid-afternoon siesta or a long night under the stars. You're about half-way between Cortez and the Utah border, a mile from the Sand Canyon entrance to Canyon of the Ancients NP. If you like hiking or mountain biking this is great slick rock canyon country. Think Moab before it was over-run. It's a quiet and peaceful area with lots of farms along the river and even a couple vineyards. The owners are nice and they keep a clean, comfortable and homey family getaway house on a good couple acres along McElmo creek. If you want to explore this area, I'd highly recommend. I'm coming back with the mountain bikes...."
    Guest: Robin K. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
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  • Great place - second visit to the Jolly Rancher

    "This was our second stay at the Jolly Rancher. We stayed in May of 2015 and again in September, 2015. The cabin is very clean and exactly as advertised. We travel with two small dogs and they are welcomed in the cabin. We booked through VRBO and the owners were very quick to respond. I would highly recommend staying at the Jolly Rancher."
    Guest: Hershey Date of Stay: September 2015 Review Submitted: October 1, 2015
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  • Wonderful cozy home

    "We truly enjoyed this home. The home has all the necessary amenities to make for a comfortable stay. It is secluded, quiet, well-maintained, clean and cozy. The owner was very accommodating and very pleasant to work with. The home is in close proximity to Mesa Verde National Park, the town of Cortez and town of Dolores. The home suited our small family of four very well. We look forward to a future stay!"
    Guest: Amy L. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 22, 2016
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