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The perfect getaway retreat in southwest Colorado!

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom With Mountain Views, Sleeps 4

Relax and unwind in this beautiful home away from home surrounded by meadows, pinon, juniper, and ponderosa pines. Fantastic views of surrounding mountains. Perfect location for visiting Mesa Verde, Durango, Silverton, Ouray, Telluride, ancient ruins, canyons, hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, and shopping!

This 1400 sq ft retreat has an open floor plan, amazing views, lots of windows and two large sky lights. The living room has a wood stove, comfortable sleeper sofa and two rocking chairs, a small library/reading area. The kitchen has granite counter tops, double sink, Jenn Air electric stove, dishwasher, microwave, and refrigerator. It is fully equipped for all your cooking needs, also has a coffee maker, blender, waffle iron and toaster.

The bedroom has a very comfortable King bed, dresser drawers, a large two-person swivel chair and a gas stove. The bathroom is very roomy, has maple counter tops and a custom tile shower.

There is a large wrap around deck that provides amazing view of sunrises, sunsets, and star gazing.

There is a gas grill, two comfortable chaise lounge, and bench seating.

Ideal home base for all your vacation activities, including day trips to Mesa Verde National Park, Hovenweep National Monument, Canyon of the Ancients, Dolores River Canyon, Durango/Durango Silverton Train, Ouray/Box Canyon Falls, and Telluride, just to name a few.

Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the San Juan Mountains in the fall, winter skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing out your back door. Walking paths around Summit Lake and through our forest and meadows.

Delicious food and beverage can be found at our local restaurants in Mancos and Dolores....10 minute drive, and a few more choices in Cortez, just 20 minutes away. We are 45 minutes to Durango, 90 minutes to Telluride, 2 hours to Moab, 2 hours to Pagosa Springs.

More Details

Nancy and Tom Boone
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

About Nancy and Tom Boone

I'm from California, my husband is from Minnesota, we both lived in Arizona for many years before moving to Colorado. We love the mountains, meadows, forest and lakes that surround our home and love to share this peaceful land with other nature loving people. We look forward to meeting you and having you as our guests.

Nancy and Tom Boone purchased this house in 2013

Why Nancy and Tom Boone chose Mancos

After living in this area of Colorado for many years, in 1999 we purchased this 95 acres at Summit Lake to build our dream home. We love this property because it's close to town, yet has the privacy and the peacefulness of the country. My husband, a home builder for 35 yrs, completed our home in 2002. We have 17 grandchildren that love to come for visits and spend time exploring and playing on this gorgeous land. We have easy access to Summit Lake making kayaking and fishing very convenient. Wildlife viewing is another favorite past time, as this land has deer, elk, fox, coyote, blue heron, and Canadian geese, just to name a few.

Our Enchanted Retreat was completed by my husband in July 2013. Come enjoy the beauty of this land, walk our private trails, sit in nature and renew your spirit.

What makes this house unique

This is the perfect spot for your vacation or personal retreat. This is a first class accommodation with plenty of privacy, surrounded by 360 degrees of breath taking views of mountains, lakes, and wild life. A great way to experience the beauty and mystic of the southwest.

Fall asleep to the hum of natures finest under a starlit night, impeded by 'no' city noises or unnatural lights. Wake to the sounds of the land coming alive! And so close to so many attractions and destinations. Fresh air, new perspective! What more could you ask for!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Words simply cannot express our profound gratitude for allowing us to experience this truly enchanted retreat! Our time here will be cherished in the years to come. There is nothing we can imagine that would have made our stay more cozy, peaceful, or carefree. The property is breathtaking. The hidden paths, secret gardens, prayer ribbon trees,, and medicine wheels added to the magic we found here. We were constantly commenting to each other that this is by far our best vacation home experience. Your effort, time, and love have created a place one cannot help but to be mindful-and enamored-with the vast natural world around us. We hope to return!
Apr 2016
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Mancos

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 40
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , large bathroom with skylight provides lots of natural light.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Panoramic views, gas stove, 2-person swivel chair, king bed, dresser and hutch.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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The perfect getaway retreat in southwest Colorado!
average rating of 5.0 based on 77 reviews

Amazing Home in the Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

I wish there was a word better than amazing, because this home was it! We have stayed in many VRBO rentals and this one is certainly one of the best ever! We were blown away with the workmanship and detail in this beautiful home! The design was amazing and the warm use of all natural materials as in the cabinets, flooring, ceilings etc. was breath taking. If that wasn't exciting enough, then imagine being able to look out windows from every direction in this home and seeing magnificent mountain scenery, meadow landscaping, and lake views! Every day of seeing beautiful sunrises and sunsets never grew old. We loved looking at the night sky full of thousands of stars twinkling at us. I would fail this lovely rental if I did not mention ALL the very thoughtful touches that were provided by the owners. Again, Amazing! We prepared many of our meals there and Nancy has provided absolutely everything you could need. It was especially thoughtful that there were spices and condiments, coffee and tea, sugar, even a Brita water pitcher. Lovely cookware and dishes as well as high end appliances were available for our use. I used everything!! Even the slow cooker. Put our dinner in the cooker and off we headed to Mesa Verde for the day to have dinner ready and waiting for us when we got back at the end of a long day. The bath was lovely and spacious and also supplied with many soaps, shampoos, conditioners and plenty of thick fluffy towels. The rental also provided a washer and dryer which was so nice as we had been away from home for several weeks and I had the opportunity to do up our laundry before heading out again. There was a delightful little reading nook which both my husband and I enjoyed. There is no TV! Believe me you will not miss it! It was just so nice to sit and enjoy music and enjoy conversation with each other every evening, and don't forget to go out and look at the stars! Amazing! I know this review is long, but this place is so wonderful it deserves it. You absolutely will not regret staying at this beautiful retreat! I hope it is in our future to return!

  • Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brenda for such a wonderful review. We loved having you and Charlie as our guests. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and anniversary at our Enchanted Retreat. It's guests like you that makes all the work and love we put into our home well worth the effort. We hope to see you both again. Many blessings, Nancy and Tom
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"Enchanted" describes it perfectly.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful with everything you could possibly need.

  • Submitted: 3-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful views all around.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the quiet, saw deer going to the water and there were towns close by to shop. We had been to Mesa Verde before, we went again because it is a beautiful drive. We plan to stay again.

  • Submitted: 30-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly enchanted!

  • 5 of 5

The Enchanted Retreat was simply stunning. Everything about the place was beautiful - architecture, setting, wildlife. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: 3-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect get away location!

  • 5 of 5

Top notch, across the board.

  • Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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True to its name...Enchanted Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We chose to visit this property based on a referral from did not disappoint! Great 270 degree views of both sunrise and sunset. The open, circular and contemporary layout matched our style perfectly! Gardens and grounds were stunning! Our hosts were engaging, responsive and helpful.

This property is in more of a remote setting but serves perfectly as a central outpost for visiting the many sites of the 4 corners! We hope to return again soon!

  • Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed meeting you both and very happy you enjoyed your stay at Enchanted Retreat. You were great guests, we welcome you back anytime. There is so much in this area, you wouldn't run out of things to do, for sure! Thanks again for choosing us as your vacation home.
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We are an hour from Durango Mountain Ski Resort, about 90 minutes from Telluride Ski Resort and Mountain Village.

Mesa Verde Visitor Center is 18 miles, downtown Durango shopping and Durango/Silverton Train is 45 minutes. Crow Canyon is only 25 minute drive and has great tours twice a week.

We have several hometown Brew Pubs, and great restaurants serving delicious locally grown food.

We also have several antique stores in Dolores, Cortez and Mancos, as well as Durango.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Mancos

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5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$329.6
Cleaning C$125.25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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