Escape To This Historic Ranch In Colorado

The Canyon of the Ancients Guest Ranch is a luxury accommodation near Mesa Verde and Cortez, Colorado. During your vacation stay, you'll experience a true Southwest Colorado vacation at the Canyon of the Ancients Guest Ranch. Located in the countryside of Cortez, Colorado near Mesa Verde National Park. The lodging facilities will be a peaceful place for you to rest your hearts and souls while exploring thousands of years of ancient ruins. The Ranch is not a Bed and Breakfast, but a private home and rental cabin building, where the owners share their passion for history, archaeology, and the beauty of Southwestern Colorado.

The rentals at the 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 stargazing is so fabulous that you just cannot miss it. The Ranch was once owned by a legendary cowboy, Elden Zwicker. Also, the road that leads to the Ranch has been called the 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 hidden his fortune in the Canyon.

Wagstaff Cabin. After being featured on the DIY Channel, Barnwood Builders the Wagstaff Cabin remains one of the Ranchs' most popular cabins. The Wagstaff is an Appalachian-style cabin building. Partially built with logs over 200 years old makes this log cabin a literal piece of history. The spacious deck provides breathtaking views as well as the ability to dine outside. The interior has a fusion of cowboy and Native Indian decorations to give a true southwestern feel. The fireplace was built with authentic ruin rocks and provides for a cozy feeling during the cooler weather. The cabin is nestled a little further in on the ranch, this all-inclusive log cabin will surpass all your modern needs from wifi to laundry detergent, while simultaneously leaving you completely immersed in a peaceful and picturesque location. The log cabin features 2 queen-sized beds with 1 bath. The cabin sleeps up to 4, perfect for 2 couples or a small family.

Amenities at the cabin include sleeping up to 4, a master bedroom with a queen-sized bed, a loft with a queen-sized bed, 1 bathroom, and an authentic ruin rock fireplace. Other features include an in-floor radiant heating system and air-conditioning system, an outdoor deck with a great view and a great place to sip your morning coffee, a Weber propane grill on the deck, and one bath with a standing shower, hairdryer, beautiful Pendleton towels. The log cabin has a full kitchen with cooking essentials, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, toaster, coffee maker, electrical kettle, vent hood, and stove/oven. Coffee, tea, and basic condiments in the kitchen for your enjoyment. Dishwasher tablets are also provided. Washer/dryer with laundry detergents. Flat-screen TVs in bedrooms hooked up with Dish Network, and DVD players. Free wifi is also provided.

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