Luxury Accommodations near Mesa Verde and Cortez, Colorado
Experience a true Southwest Colorado vacation at our Canyon of the Ancients Guest Ranch. Located in the countryside of Cortez, Colorado near Mesa Verde National Park. Our lodging facilities will be a peaceful place for you to rest your hearts and souls while exploring thousands of years of ancient ruins! It is not a B&B, but a private home and rental cabins, where we share our passion for history, archaeology and the beauty of Southwestern Colorado.
Historic Guest Ranch
The rentals at our historic guest ranch are located at the scenic and quaint McElmo Canyon, a Sedona-like setting in Southwest Colorado. There are over 5000 documented archaeological sites in this beautiful area waiting for you to explore, and the dark sky star gazing is so fabulous that you just cannot miss. The Ranch was once owned by a legendary cowboy, Elden Zwicker. Also, the road that leads to the Ranch has been called “Mormon Road” since early Mormons used it to migrate to Utah. The road is also nicknamed “Robber’s Path”, as Butch Cassidy is rumored to have hid his fortune in the Canyon.
Convenient Southwest Colorado Location
We are in close proximity to worldly renown tourist attractions such as Durango, Mesa Verde, Hovenweep National Monument, Canyons of the Ancients, Monument Valley, Moab, Bears Ears National Monument, Pagosa Springs and Telluride…to just name a few. It is a perfect place for your Southwest Colorado vacation!