NOTE: Error with Mapquest and others – the location may be too far west (about 1/4 mile). Google gets it right - see below.
Since more of you are using GPS, here are correct coordinates:
37.381701, -108.334588 (driveway)
37.378504, -108.337802 (house - 1/3 mile off highway)
(N37o 22' 53.4" W108o 20' 04.5" house)
Turn north at the one stoplight in Mancos onto CO 184 toward Dolores (a right turn if you’ve come from Durango on U160 or a left turn from Cortez on US 160).
Go About 4 miles and turn left at County Road 39 onto the extra wide drive with the western style log pole gate and metal bear on the pole. In the summer/fall of 2013 there is repair work going on, so be patient.
If coming from Dolores, take State Hwy 184 east toward Mancos (left turn at top of hill south of Dolores). Once on 184, look for County Road 39 sign on your right -- about 15 miles from the Dolores turn. It will be a right turn into our road/driveway.
Look for the Sundance Bear sign on the gate on the south side of the road. Our address will be changing, so ignore street numbers.
Enter the tall pole gate --Follow the drive to the right, to the top of the hill. We have neighbors on the lower part of the driveway; please go to the TOP of the hill. Here is a map of the property once you get to the top of the hill.
Here is a live google map link -- note the locators are for the driveway entrance. The actual location of the lodge (top of the hill, about 1/3 mile long driveway) is further west.
Restaurants: if you're arriving about dinner time, dining is available at the Millwood Junction and Olios in Mancos, Kennebec Cafe in Hesperus, Main Street Brewery and Nero's in Cortez - plus many fine restaurants in Durango. Plenty of restaurant/microbrew combinations too. We provide directory listings in your room.
Please go slow on our gravel driveway -- kids, dogs, horses, deer, neighbors have right-of-way and there are blind curves.
Located 30 miles west of Durango, Mancos is about 1 1/2 hours from Telluride, 4-5 hours driving time from Albuquerque and 7-8 from Denver or Phoenix. We know several different routes and will be happy to share the details. Other driving times:
Flagstaff 5 hours
Grand Canyon 7 hours
Moab 2 hours
Grand Junction 4 hours
38890 Hwy 184, Box 1045, Mancos, CO, 81328, 970/533-1504, toll free 866/529-2480
Local airports are available in Cortez and Durango, Colorado and Farmington, New Mexico with Durango having the most flights. Airports are 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours drive from the lodge and rental cars are available at all three. Connections are through Denver or Phoenix.
That last leg can be expensive. If you have more time, we use one of the larger airports and drive (sightseeing on the way). Gateway airports for the region are Denver (8 hour drive), Albuquerque (5 hour drive), and Phoenix (8 hour drive).
We recommend Albuquerque -- with a visit to Santa Fe or Acoma or Canyon de Chelly before coming to Colorado.