Spacious 4 bedroom home in beautiful Dolores Valley. Electric Vehicle Friendly
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.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
There are stairs, and it is not baby proof.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Best rental in Dolores
This is our second stay in this home. Robby and Steve are tremendous hosts. Great personalities, easy to talk to and very accommodating.
The house has been updated with great bathrooms that work well and bedrooms with beds that actually allow you to sleep.. The kitchen has way more utensils and appliances than most rentals. The cooking pans are Cuisinart and as a consequence it is very easy to prepare food in this kitchen. Laundry facilities are very nice and work flawlessly.
The neighborhood is quiet despite being just off the main street in Dolores. Within walking distance of the Ponderosa Restaurant, grocery store and other places of interest.
Did I mention that Robby and Steve are great hosts?
We have stayed in other rentals with a much higher per night cost and this is far and away the best value per night.
You will really enjoy your stay at this house.
Bill, love having you and your Brothers and Bill Sr. join us. Also love that you enjoy the kitchen! Wish we could help make the hunting season more productive but always enjoy you and the fact that you are comfortable here. Thanks!!!
Great place to stay
The property is great. Good location for south eastern Colorado. Property owners are easy to work with and keep a clean nice place to stay. Would recommend to anyone
Perfect for family trip
Fort Dolores was perfect for our family trip. Two downstairs bedrooms and a bathroom for those in our group with mobility issues. 2 1/2 bedrooms and another bathroom upstairs. All of the rooms are very large, clean and comfortable. Also, high praise on the comfort of the beds.
Located conveniently in town for walking to restaurants and the Food Market. It was very nice working with Robby and Steve. We enjoyed the fresh vegetables they shared. Quick and easy communications.
Hope to come back soon!!!
A little quaint town
We love staying here the amenities are great the owners are even greater. It’s a perfect spot for us because we can go fishing hiking or swimming and not have to drive that far!
Very nice time in Dolores
We, two Dutch family's of four adults and four kids enjoyed a nice couple of days in Dolores. The house was very clean and well kept, The home owner was friendly and helpfull. We enjoyed our stay very much. In the summer the house tends to get very warm and there is no airconditioning present, we were aware of that but it is a point of interest.
Very happy with our experience
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.