Nestled on seven acres of former ranch land, and enjoy a relatively level RV (self-contained RVs or a camping setup with its own private restroom facilities required) site with views of Mesa Verde, the La Plata Mountains, and the shade of mature juniper trees. Feel far from everything while only a few miles from town. Enjoy the starry skies, the company of wandering mule de
Nestled on seven acres of former ranch land, and enjoy a relatively level RV (self-contained RVs or a camping setup with its own private restroom facilities required) site with views of Mesa Verde, the La Plata Mountains, and the shade of mature juniper trees. Feel far from everything while only a few miles from town. Enjoy the starry skies, the company of wandering mule deer, and the sound of coyotes conversing with one another. At 7,000' above sea level, in the high desert of SW Colorado, we get over 250 sunny days a year, big beautiful snows in winter (and sometimes as late as June), and monsoon rains in late summer. Spring can be cool and windy, but you'll experience the reawakening of the plants, the lowing of mother cows and their calves on nearby ranches, and maybe even a blooming prickly pear or two!
In the heart of the Mancos River Valley, you'll find yourself at the perfect basecamp for all that the area has to offer! It's just 15 minutes to the entrance gate at Mesa Verde National Park, designated in April of 2021 as the 100th Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association.
Take a scenic two mile drive to historic Downtown Mancos, to find art, dining, and fun. Historic Mancos, known for its thriving creative district, is the home of the Veryl Goodnight Fine Art Gallery, The Raven House Gallery, The Artisans of Mancos Co-op, The Painted Turtle Gallery, and Kilgore American Indian Art.
Downtown Mancos is also home to dining options from local food trucks to fine dining. Fenceline Cidery and their delightful riverside cider garden host a variety of local food trucks on a rotating basis. Olio fine dining and wine bar features an expertly curated wine list and a rotating menu of exquisite dishes featuring local and seasonal ingredients, and their decor features local artists' work. The recently opened Deco Dessert, offers something for your sweet tooth with homemade ice cream, artisan chocolates, and cakes. Just across Hwy 160, you can enjoy craft beer, delicious locally sourced food, and a variety of fun events, including live local music, weekly trivia with our local librarian, and beer-e-oke on the expansive patio at Mancos Brewing Company.
Other downtown offerings include locally roasted coffee at Fahrenheit Coffee Roasters, and an incredible variety of baked goods and delightful breakfast, lunch, and dinner options at the renowned Absolute Bakery & Cafe. Grab take out and sit at a picnic table by the Mancos River or in the park across the street. And check out local artists' work in the art vending machines at Fahrenheit Coffee Roasters and Fenceline Cider!
Beyond downtown, you'll find easy access to Mancos State Park, mountain biking at Phils World, Chutes & Ladders, and the Boggy Draw trail systems, paddling at Summit Lake, paddling and boating at McPhee Reservoir, the 88 mile Canyon of the Ancients Scenic Drive, and miles of hiking and off-roading trails in the San Juan National Forest. Or head just 30 minutes into Durango for a ride on the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, a run on the rapids of the Animas River, or a powder day at Purgatory (resort an hour from the site).
If you want to venture further afield, Telluride, Moab, Monument Valley, and Arches & Canyonlands National Parks are all within 2.5 hours. Or take a drive along the San Juan Skyway scenic byway to see the best of Colorado's Western Slope including Silverton and Ouray.
Your hosts are avid outdoor enthusiasts who can give you the details (and loan you some maps & guidebooks) on all of the great things that await you at our little slice of southwest Colorado!
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
You know what would make this trip even better?
Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Dry RV site w/ Views of Mesa Verde
Propane Fire Pit
Camp Chef Propane Fire Pit
Use of 20 Gallon Propane Tank - Tank must be returned at the end of your stay.
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Dry RV site w/ Views of Mesa Verde in Colorado.
High desert featuring junipers, piñons, and some prickly pear.
Mountain views in three directions
Property is former ranch land
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It snowed 3 inches before our arrival. Jen & Jeff were very kind to let us know our van would have difficulty getting in. They refunded us with no problem. Grateful for their honesty and hospitality!
This was a magical place. The views were incredible- Sunset looked like a painting. As we were setting up deer literally ran right past my husband. Jen and Jeff were great hosts- made sure we found them and got settled well. If you are visiting Mesa Verde NP or this area it is a great site. Internet was ok using our boost and cell service with ATT was ok.
Beautiful and serene camp spot!
I really enjoyed my stay on Jen and Jeff’s land. The hosts were really gracious and their property was beautiful! I would highly recommend staying here and I hope to be back myself!
Great spot near mesa verde
Great place to stay near Mesa Verde and Durango. Be sure to pay attention to their directions as navigation has trouble dropping a pin in the appropriate spot. We were greeted upon arrival and felt very welcome. The site was peaceful and the night was quiet. Everyone we saw on the way out was friendly and waved to us as we drove by. Highly recommend!
Quiet with a great view
Truly spectacular views all around from the site. Easy in and out and leveling up was within inches. Loved watching sunset over Mesa Verde and sunrise over snow dusted mountains. Our hosts, Jen & Jeff, were warm and greeted us right away. Thankfully, there was a solid phone signal and we were able to run the generator (we kept it to a minimum). Highly recommend!
Beautiful views, great stay!
We loved our stay with Jen & Jeff! Their site offers beautiful views and is very quiet and peaceful. Communication with them was quick, easy and clear. Their directions allowed us to find the site without any problems. The location was perfect for exploring Mesa Verde. I definitely recommend planning a stay here and hope we can return in the future.