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Great Home, Fully Furnished and Convenient to all the our regional attractions.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Spacious 4 bedroom home in beautiful Dolores Valley. Electric Vehicle Friendly

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 9 comfortably in each of four full bedrooms and then there is a futon that can be relocated as needed 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 Loops 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 and McFee Reservoir is 1 mile away. 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. We recently became an Electric Vehicle owner and so we have charging access by both level 1 and level 2 charging for SAE J1772 (we have a Chevrolet Bolt).

More Details

Roberta Henes
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Roberta Henes

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.

Roberta Henes purchased this house in 1990

Why Roberta Henes chose Dolores

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As is usual for the guests that visit here in Dolores, we enjoy meeting them and getting to know new friends. Agi and her family were no exception. Except they felt so comfortable to be around and interesting, we sort of wished we could be adopted into the family and join in the vacation fun. They left the house in amazing condition and will be welcomed back any time. Of course if we could shorten the distance from here to Denver we would - just for you! Although it might not have quite the same charm as it does being so far from all big cities.
Sep 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Dolores, Colorado

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Remodeled bathroom, now more spacious with sit-down shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , The 'Brown Room' is quiet and relaxing.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Master Bedroom with walk-in closet and private bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , Bright and cheery bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , 2 sofa bed/futon , Large bedroom with balcony. Has a double bed and a single.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
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


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Great Home, Fully Furnished and Convenient to all the our regional attractions.
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 27 reviews

Nice Quaint and functional home

  • 5 of 5

We Stayed over the Thanksgiving holiday and enjoyed it. Nice spaces that accommodated our party of 9 well.

  • Review Submitted: 25/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad Thanksgiving in Dolores at our home fit well for your family. Your Turkey Dinner sure smelled great! And glad that we had all the kitchen utensils needed to fix and feed your gang.
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A perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

The comfortable house, the good lighting, the more than friendly reception, the fact that everything functions - what more could we wish for? Well - on top of that we got a trip in the 1962 VW 23-window minibus up the mountain, a tour of the mountain property (plus more antique cars) and a precious time in our wonderful hosts' company enjoying wine and cheese - making a great vacation perfect.

P.S. Favorite restaurants in Dolores: Montezuma and Dolores River Brewery. Favorite restaurants in Cortez: Shiloh Steak House and Farm Bistro.

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Would not think twice about renting this house again!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented dozens of homes over the years but nothing compared to this home with all of its' nooks and crannies to explore. Delores is a charming and quaint little town away from all of the hustle and bustle of tourists in Cortez and the Mesa Verde area in general. After a long day of exploring it was nice to settle in for the evening and know that you were going to have some peace and quiet away from the maddening crowds. Steve and Robby were great hosts and very easy to work with. We did not get the chance to meet Robby in person though we talked with her via the phone as she accommodated our request to check in a day early. Steve is a life long native of the area and was a wealth of information on local attractions missed by a lot of tourists who just don't know that they exist. One example would be the pipe people sculptures that were way cool. A one of a kind yard art so to speak. If your travels take you to SW Colorado this rental is one you cannot go wrong with. If we return to Mesa Verde anytime soon my base of operation will be in this house in Delores, CO. Thanks to Robby and Steve and their friend Steve, who works out of the basement in this house, for all of your kindness shown to us while we were in Delores. Thank you for sharing this wonderful old house (built in 1938 per Steve) with two southerners who had an absolutely fantastic time while staying here. We will be back! Thank you again for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: 05/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun and relaxing time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this small town and quaint property. It was more than perfect for our needs - there were 8 of us total, including an infant and we had plenty of room and space to enjoy our time together. The house is really cool and all of the bedrooms were very comfortable and cozy. We cooked almost every night we were there and had everything we needed to make meals. The kids enjoyed going down to the river (nearby) and skipping rocks. Next time we visit Mesa Verde, we would love to come back to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 17/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dolores Bliss

  • 5 of 5

This home is comfortable, very clean and charming. The host, Robbie and Steve, are great folks and were available if we had any questions. I would definitely recommend this property if your needing a place to stay in Dolores.

  • Review Submitted: 28/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved hosting you all. Super respectful and pleasant family. Hope grand baby and mother are doing great. It is not every day that we get to enter into the excitement of a new child being welcomed into the family! Thanks for enjoying our home. That makes us happy.
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We love it 😍 hate leaving

  • 5 of 5

Robbie and Steve are super 👍 love ❤️ that we're in a great spot for whatever we want to do whether it's swimming,fishing,hiking or just getting the jeep dirty looking at the beautiful scenery. We love this place super clean Oh and super comfortable beds!!

  • Review Submitted: 13/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Cortez Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Dolores River Brewery
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Conquistador Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
Highway 145
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
Loops Cafe and Bistro
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$134.39
Damage Deposit AU$403.17

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.