Flagstone Meadows is a hidden gem, nestled in the hills just a few minutes outside the entrance to Mesa Verde National Park. The house is gorgeous, a veritable mansion with cathedral ceilings and a large fireplace; it was built by the owner and his wife twenty years and his been accumulating character ever since. Our room was comfortable, clean, and a good size. Chatting away the evenings in the great room with Harris as the fire roared was one of the genuine pleasures of our trip.
The owner, Harris, is a genial host with a wry sense of humor, a voluble font of local history and valuable information...and a genuinely excellent cook. (Breakfasts were virtual gourmet feasts.)
The setting is gorgeous, with a view of the hills and assorted local wildlife (e.g., deer) passing through the yard. It's really hard to imagine a better place to stay in that area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come experience this beautiful and spacious timber lodge, on 36 serene acres; only 30 minutes to Durango, just 10 minutes to Mesa Verde. Gorgeous 360 degree views of mountains, valley and meadows. Eight charming and uniqely decorated guest rooms each with private full bath; four have decks. Enjoy the soothing Hot Tub, Infrared Sauna, Billards table, Foos Ball, Satellite TV, video library, delicious hearty breakfasts, sunshine days and star-filled nights. ... more less