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4.9 / 5Exceptional
12 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Hot Tub


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center
    4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Mesa Verde National Park Entrance
    6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Farming Terraces
    6 min drive
  • Airport
    Cortez, CO (CEZ-Montezuma County)
    25 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Mancos, this guesthouse is on a river. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Mesa Verde National Park Entrance and Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center, while Artisans of Mancos and Colorado Welcome Center at Cortez are cultural highlights. Our guests appreciate the guest house's quiet location.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center - 4 min drive
    • Mesa Verde National Park Entrance - 6 min drive
    • Farming Terraces - 6 min drive
    • Knife Edge Trail - 19 min drive
    • Point Lookout Trail - 20 min drive

    Getting around

    • Cortez, CO (CEZ-Montezuma County) - 25 min drive

    About this property

    'luna Mesa' 5 Minutes From Mesa Verde National Park & 35 Minutes From Durango

    Riverfront room with kitchen and patio
    "Luna Mesa" is a beautiful unique modern architectural steel post and beam adobe straw-bale southwest home with a guest house and studio which sits on 17 acres at the base of Mesa Verde National Park. A perfect special hidden gem, the "Moon Dancer" Guest Casita/Cottage accommodates one to four. The cozy contemporary straw-bale adobe fully equipped casita/cottage with a full kitchen, dining area, 3/4 bath, loft bedroom, living room with a memory foam queen pull out sleeper sofa, gas fireplace stove and 4K Smart TV/DVD Player, will give you a special central location to experience the world of the Ancient Pueblo People and see all the wonderful sites in the Four Corners region of our beautiful Southwest. Sage Brush, Pinon, Juniper and Cedar on 17 private acres with forever views of the La Plata Mountains and Mesa Verde. The National Park Entrance Visitor Center is a short five-minute drive, less than 2 miles away. Luna Mesa is only 35 minutes away from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train Station in Durango. The arts district community of Mancos, Cortez, Canyon of the Ancients, Hovenweep, Lowery Ruins, Four Corners Monument, Canyon de Chelly, Chimney Rock, Aztec Ruins, Bridges National Monument, Canyon Lands, Telluride, Arches National Park and Moab, UT are all within short drives from "Luna Mesa" in Mancos, CO. Touring and outdoors enthusiasts will enjoy the peaceful secluded location with a relaxing hot tub soak after exploring the region, that has forever mountain, mesa and valley views as well as luminous moonlight and dark sky starry nights. Enjoy good food, beverages and entertainment at nearby Mancos, Cortez & Durango establishments. Mountain Bike at Phil's World Trail Park just 6 miles away! Hike high country national forest and Canyon of the Ancients trails. Fish nearby rivers and lakes. Ski Hesperus, Telluride, Purgatory and Nordic Trails within short distances. Events and special shows galore! All four seasons are beautiful! Come enjoy a true southwest experience from sage mesas, lakes, rivers, slick rock canyons to high 12 and 14,000 ft mountains. You will be given the option to either include a Refundable Damage Deposit for $300 (which will be refunded after check out if there has not been any property damage) or a non refundable Property Damage Protection Insurance Plan for $79. Please let me know which option you would like so that your quote is accurate. COLORADO at its BEST!!
    Guest accommodations at this guesthouse offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Accommodations offer separate living rooms and include sofa beds. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.
    Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.
    Recreational amenities at the guesthouse include a spa tub.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Rhonda and Dennis

    Speaks English

    Property amenities


    Available in some public areas: Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    Parking available

    Things to do

    Bicycle rentals
    Spa tub

    Family friendly

    DVD player
    Separate dining area
    Separate living room
    Sofa bed

    Languages spoken





    In-room accessibility


    Smoke-free property
    Video library

    Room amenities


    Sofa bed


    Hair dryer


    DVD player

    Food and drink

    Coffee/tea maker
    Dining room

    Outdoor space



    Iron/ironing board
    Separate living room



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


    Check-out before 9:30 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    • Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    • Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Parties and events are allowed on site. 

    We should mention

    A car is required for transportation to and from this property.

    Property is also known as

    • luna Mesa' 5 Minutes Mesa Verde National Park 35 Minutes Durango
    • luna Mesa' 5 Minutes Mesa Verde National Park 35 Minutes Durango


    5 - Excellent
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    3 - Okay
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    1 - Poor
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    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

      Excellent attention to detail and quality

      We wholeheartedly enjoyed our stay at the Luna Mesa Moon Dancer casita. The attention to detail and quality is high - from the unique construction and design of the casita to its furnishings and decorations. For travelers who actually use a kitchen, we appreciated the quality of the kitchenware and little touches such as a supply of sandwich bags. The location can’t be beat. It’s on the doorstep of Mesa Verde National Park which made for easy exploring of the park as well forays to other four corner's sites. The setting itself is calm and peaceful and quiet. The loft was unique. It felt like being in a tree house. We opened the windows at the head of the bed, smelled the high desert after a brief rain shower, and turned to gaze upon the bright stars... and relaxed. If in the area again we would be disappointed if we couldn’t stay at the casita.

      5/5 Excellent

        Luna Mesa is a special place

        Adjacent to the main house, the separate property has everything needed for a comfortable stay. Rhonda and Dennis are very caring hosts who really want their guests to have a good experience. Their communication is exceptional. It is an easy drive into Mesa Verde park and near to Cortez, Mancos and Durango. Timing a visit when the garden lavender is in bloom is a plus.

        5/5 Excellent

          Great location, amazing details

          This was a perfect home-away-from-home as we explored Mesa Verde National Park and local communities. The only problem was that it was hard to tear ourselves away from the perfect casita to explore the park! I will never forget relaxing on the sofa with a book with a view to Mesa Verde as rain fell gently. Every detail and need was anticipated by our hosts: coffee beans and grinder, candles and lighter (a special treat!), even friendly visits from dogs and cats! The landscaping is truly special. The hot tub a beautiful, relaxing place to enjoy the stars and/or greet the sunrise. Despite very warm days, we found the casita cool and comfortable with an overhead fan and breeze. Before booking, be sure you are aware that it's a loft bedroom with a ladder. We didn't try to get our luggage up and down. It was enough to manage a few personal items. The sofa sleeper is offered as a main floor sleeping option. We liked it a lot but worth inviting future visitors to be clear about it. The posting was clear from our perspective. Rhonda and Dennis were warm, welcoming, and attentive hosts as well as excellent messaging correspondents. We highly recommend them and the casita.

          4/5 Good

          • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

          view was superb. place very comfortable and relaxing.

          Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019

          5/5 Excellent

            Luna Mesa is a charming and beautiful place to stay for vacation or quiet romantic retreat.

            We loved Luna Mesa so much I am hesitant to review it because I want to keep it a secret! The casita is amazing! It is warm, beautifully decorated and has every amenity you could want. The location is quiet and natural yet just a few minutes from town. The icing on the cake are the gracious hosts Rhonda and Dennis. They made us feel like family. I highly recommend Luna Mesa, you will not be disappointed.

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