July 13, 2022
Milky Way views
We had an incredible time here and will rebook whenever we are in the area! The loft is spotlessly clean, incredibly modern and so, so comfortable! It has everything you could need for your stay, from cooking and baking items, oils and spices, a big supply of towels, excellent wifi, and a great guide to nearby food and activities. We stayed in July and greatly appreciated the air conditioner and freezer stocked with ice, but it would be perfect any time of year. The night skies are absolutely amazing, sand canyon is just down the road for some lovely hiking, and the property itself is lovely.
May 11, 2022
Really beautiful land and house. This part of the country is magical, especially in the spring. Close to Canyons of the Ancients, Mesa Verde, and Hovenweep. Canyons of the Ancients is a National Audubon Society Important Bird Area for all of your birders out there.
June 9, 2021
LOVED the location & house
We loved staying here! The property was amazing and the cliff house was beautiful!
The bed was comfortable (we stayed in the loft) and we got some of the best rest we had gotten in months. Cannot recommend it enough.
Grant and Laura were very communicative and quick to answer.
We were told that cameras were on the outside of the property which is totally understandable considering the location, however, we were surprised to see that one of the cameras pointed at the entrance of the home and by default, the outside patio, which felt a bit weird to us since the view of the porch is a huge selling point to the property.
If you are a cocktail lover, I would recommend bringing your own cocktail shaker. LOL.
June 4, 2021
Perfect desert canyon retreat
We loved everything about this sweet little house built into a rock! The views were simply stunning and the front porch was divine (honeysuckle + hummingbirds = perfect).
October 1, 2020
Wow! This place is amazing. I’m so jealous that I don’t own this as my own private retreat. The land is absolutely magical and there is a lot of history on and around the property. This space feels very sacred so only book a stay here if you plan to have a relaxing time and can respect the land. You can tell that the owners take pride in this property and we are lucky that they are willing to share this space. I will definitely be staying here again!
July 20, 2020
Wonderful, remote location
This house is lovely. It really looks like the photos and is one-of-a-kind architecturally.
The property is pretty remote, which can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on what you're hoping for. First you'll drive out of town, then hit a long gravel road to their gated community before finally heading to their private driveway. That makes it great for quiet and solitude but not convenient if your intention is to head into town for restaurants, etc. Thankfully the kitchen is VERY well equipped (probably the best of any rental I've ever stayed at, anywhere). The house has wi-fi, but no cell signal. Strong air conditioning, too!
DO be aware that the bed is in a loft that requires you to climb a ladder, unless you sleep on the pull-out couch in the living room. I was unaware of this, but we are able-bodies so it was no big deal. For others, this is worth noting.
We enjoyed walking the property and exploring the mesa top. There are cool rock formations, some petroglyphs, and a tipi that worked great for my hot yoga. Unfortunately, it poured rain both nights we were there so my hopes of stargazing were cancelled (but on clear nights, the location would be stunning).
It's less than a 15 minute drive to the Sand Canyon trails at Canyon of the Ancients - this was the highlight of our trip to Cortez and absolutely must-see if you like to hike. It's about 35 minutes to the entrance of Mesa Verde, but the cliff ruins are another 45 minutes inside the park, so a long day. Honestly, we were disappointed by Mesa Verde. Live and learn.
The hosts left a nice booklet of other things to do in the area, but in my opinion, activities that are a 1-2 hour drive away (each way) aren't "nearby". So, plan the number of nights you stay here based on your driving tolerance!