Make our bed and breakfast / cabins your "base camp".
Sundance Bear Lodge is a country style bed and breakfast only 10 miles from the entrance to Mesa Verde National Park and 4 miles north of Mancos, Colorado. Bring your family, your dog and horse to enjoy 86 acres of mesa, forest and canyon just north of town, between Durango and Cortez. In addition to being so near Mesa Verde, we are 30 miles from Durango, CO and the Durango-Silverton railroad.
Absolutely, visit the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde and learn the history of these Ancestral Puebloans that built 4 story “apartment buildings” in the 1200s. Marvel at how they accomplished this civilation without metal, the wheel or a written language.
Then return to Sundance Bear Lodge and escape everything neutral. Find peace for your soul while astride a quarter horse in a high mountain meadow. Absorb the vibrant colors in southwest Colorado! Listen to a thunderstorm; see the blue sky by day turning to pink, purple and flame red at sunset, then the stars of night! Southwest Colorado casts a spell!
Walk in the shoes of the Anasazi at Mesa Verde - there WAS history before Columbus! Imagine the outlaw days of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid & the life of mountain miners. Mancos, CO was the breadbasket for the workers in the area in the late 1800s. Today, ride horseback in the gorgeous La Plata mountains and spend a day on the Durango-Silverton narrow gauge railroad. Shop our galleries in Mancos. Then save time for stunning sunsets – pull up a chair on the deck or hop in the hot tub.