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Private Luxury Cottage in Mesa Verde Country

Bedrooms 1
Space 111 m²
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

If traveling with horses we have a large fenced in field for an additional fee

Nestled in the beautiful Mancos valley sits a luxurious private retreat only 4 miles from Mesa Verde National Park. This is a stunning, newly constructed guest house located on 5 acres beside a small pond where an endless flow of colorful birds and wildlife will keep you mesmerized. Relax on your private deck with commanding views of Mesa Verde, the Mancos Valley and the San Juan Mountains. At night the shooting stars seem so close that you feel you can touch them. Luxury appointments accompany your bed and bath with a flex room to accommodate up to four people. This guest home features a fully equipped gourmet kitchen and a welcoming comfortable lounge area with contemporary but cozy furniture. New washer and dryer are at your disposal as well as barbecue grill, and satellite TV.

Mesa Verde National Park is not only in view, it's just a 10 minute drive away. The Anasazi Heritage Center, Hovenweep National Monument, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center and Canyon of the Ancients, are all in the general area, rich with ancient ruins. Visit the local Historic Old West Town of Mancos, where the West still lives. Mancos boasts its fine restaurants, numerous art galleries, fabulous locally roasted Farenheit coffee, and natural food store. A horse drawn carriage ride, horseback riding, milking a cow, are part of the western heritage apparent in this darling town especially when a cattle drive moves thru with it’s local cowboys.

Thousands of nearby acres of public BLM lands are available for, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding along with hundreds of miles of mountain trials for off-road adventures. Nearby reservoirs offer boating and fishing, and the Animas, San Juan and Dolores Rivers are great for rafting and trout fishing. Local guides are available.

More Details

Rena Sciturro Wilson
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, Very little Italian but I try
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2017

About Rena Sciturro Wilson

My name is Rena Wilson, I am a 63 year old retired interior designer, & chef. I moved to Mancos from Michigan 20 years ago. I recently sold my restaurant, and continue to run the art gallery within 'Olio' a 5 star downtown Mancos restaurant. I am also an artist, horsewoman, I love to play golf, tennis, fish, hike, bike, & ski. Colorado is the place enjoy many outdoor activities that keeps us all in adventure.

Rena Sciturro Wilson purchased this bungalow in 2014

Why Rena Sciturro Wilson chose Colorado

I built on this particular property because my 85 year old father lives in his home farther back on the property and it gives me a chance to visit him regularly when I check people in and out.

What makes this bungalow unique

Because my father creates a wonderful garden each summer fresh vegetables are a treat for guests. This Cottages sits in a rural setting but not far from town, mountains, Mesa Verde, fishing, horseback riding, and biking right off of the property.

This cottage is brand new with high end finishes.


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Conquistador Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Hwy 160
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Puratory Ski Area
Car: necessary


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Mancos

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 111 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Great bath with wonderful shower! Fluffy towels, hair dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • One private bedroom, with fine linen appointments. one queen flex bed with great mattress and fine linens as well
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Anything is possible upon request. I want this to be your experience. Horseback riding, jeep tours, bicycle riding, hiking, fishing, massage, just let me know.


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Private Luxury Cottage in Mesa Verde Country
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 22 reviews

comfortable, quiet ,and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Had a lovely month at a modern bungalow.

Everything was provided for us except food,

The kitchen was up to date and a joy to cook in with views

of the pond and the mesa.

I would recommend this cottage to any couple

seeking a comfortable quiet and relaxing retreat with

restaurants and lots of art close by in town.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

It is a beautiful cottage with all the extras you could want. Stylish, modern and very clean!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing place

  • 5 of 5

A great place! Very comfortable and well equipped. No WiFi but a coffee shop located in town provided us access. We did have cell service. And I was glad my husband could disconnect and enjoy this beautiful area. Perfect for wanting to spend time at Mesa Verde; very close. And the town of Mancos has restaurants, local art galleries, and groceries.

I would definitely recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and serene!

  • 4 of 5

This property was a great place to go to get out of the big city and enjoy some peace and quiet. It was conveniently located near Mesa Verde National Park, about 4-5 miles away from the Visitor Center. It's another 45 min. drive into the park from there. It is only 27 miles from Durango, 20 miles to Cortez. Rena was very easy to work with and a very nice host. Fresh flowers and farm fresh eggs awaited us. The inside is finished off very nicely and had everything we needed. The only negative was that there is no AC and even with the 2 ceiling fans and a couple small fans that we brought it did get a little warm a couple of nights due to no breeze. Due to the fire in the Durango area there was a NO Open Burn in place, so sitting outside by the fire pit was not an option. And because of the pond nearby the mosquitos were out, so we did not sit outside too much. This would be a fabulous place in the Spring or Fall. We would recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

So beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Even better than the photos, it is beautiful inside and out. The location is only 10 minutes to Mesa Verde, yet feels peaceful and quiet with a covered front deck for dining and back deck to watch the sunset and moon rise. All is set in a wonderful valley.

A quick drive to Mancos provides great coffee (Fahrenheit) & gourmet dining ( Olio).

Rena is a fabulous hostess who has thought of everything---truly one of our favorite rentals EVER!!!! It was hard to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Elegant comfort

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay and we deviated from our original plans in order to return. That itself should say something. The cottage is perfect for 2. This time we rendezvoused with a friend and it was just as comfortable for 3. It is elegantly decorated and it provided a comfortable break in the middle of our camping trip. The pond is a great stopping place for birds and the sunsets over Mesa Verde viewed from the back deck can be spectacular. Dinner at Olio is a perfect complement to staying here. We certainly intend to return. Often!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday bungalow in Mancos

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$127.51

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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