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Recent Mancos 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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  • Beautiful Views- Great Location

    "This home fit our needs perfectly. The beautiful panoramic views made us feel like we really had a getaway vacation. The location was great for us to take in the sights at Mesa Verde and have some fun in Durango. It was easy to find. The beds were in good shape. We enjoyed using the barbecue grill and many spices/staples were already at the house. Go to the Bar D Chuckwagon in Durango! It was a hoot and all of us enjoyed it- from age 23-56!"
    Guest: Shannon M. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 4, 2016
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  • Great spot outside of Mancos/Durango

    "Great location, very peaceful and quiet. Easy access to Mesa Verde, Durango, and surrounding area, yet still away from the crowds. Cabin was well kept and thoughtfully appointed with everything needed for an enjoyable stay. Great spot for a low key getaway with family and friends. Owner was very responsive and committed to providing a terrific accommodation. Would definitely return. Highly recommend."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: April 30, 2016
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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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