My daughter spent a week at Crow Canyon Archaeology Center near Cortez, so I opted to make a vacation out of the trip from Denver to retrieve her. Kelly Place -- with artifacts and kivas on the property -- was the perfect spot. We day tripped to Hovenweep, Mesa Verde, Canyon of the Ancients (on an archaeologist-led hike that started at our cabin door!) and Dolores, and my daughter showed me all she had learned. I would have loved to have had a kitchen to make dinner less of an issue, but the fridge in our cabin helped us manage picnic lunches and snacks, and breakfast was hearty. Comfy bed, quiet nights, nice people. We sat outside at twilight and watched the bats! With my daughter now applying to colleges to study anthropology, I predict more trips to this region and more excuses to come back to McElmo Canyon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled between majestic Sleeping Ute Mountain and the sculpted red rocks of McElmo Canyon, Kelly Place B&B has been attracting visitors since 1980. Explore prehistoric sites, including pueblo ruins and a fully restored kiva on the self-guided tour of Kelly Place property. Hike from here into Canyons of the Ancients National Monument on our northern border through the natural beauty of pinon-juniper canyons to remote cliff-dwellings. Relax in our Spanish-style courtyard, gazing at the 10,000-foot mountain and watching brightly colored birds while sipping a glass of local McElmo Canyon wine or a frosty beer on tap from our local brewery. Experience our relaxed southwestern hospitality, fruit trees and scrumptious home-style breakfasts. The adobe-style lodge features a comfortable lounge area with music, library, computer, dvds and games. Lodge rooms, cabins, RV and tent sites are available. Cabins have cooking and grill facilities, some with fireplace and a jetted tub. Free wifi is available throughout. ... more less
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