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Sundance Bear Lodge

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Times change - and we grow older!

Big changes at Sundance Bear this fall. Do you find yourself dreaming about owning a private retreat in the beautiful Colorado mountains? Here is your opportunity to do what we did about 18 years ago - we called it "orchestrating our midlife crisis". We left the busy life of California and chose to slow down and de-stress in Mancos, CO. Come, and do the same.

This November will mark the end of our B&B service, now orchestrating our "senior crisis". We do plan to have the Log Cabin available April to ??, 2107 in a self-cater mode (see the Rooms detail here). Take a few moments to think about your vacation in the 4 Corners and you’ll recall that slowing down and spending a little more time is a better way to stay here! Besides—those who stay in the log cabin absolutely fall in love with it!

We have split the property into 4 parcels for sale. Eight acres with the Guest House were sold a year ago. We have now put the other three on the market. Two lots at the southern end of the property maintain the rural atmosphere and are fully ready to build with road, electric power and domestic water installed to the lot lines. A 13 acre parcel looks down into Cassidy Canyon with a view of the LaPlata Mtns. to the east. The 27 acre parcel looks west into Sundance Canyon with a view of Mesa Verde and the Sleeping Ute. Choosing a building site with a great view would be easy to accomplish! And the premier building sites are invisible from the other lots.

We also know that not everyone wants to build a house. We have now listed the lodge with log guest cabin, barn and almost 40 acres plus irrigation water for sale as well. Maybe you would like to operate a boutique B&B? Two rooms in the lodge plus the log cabin make Sundance Bear small in modern times, but great to suppliment income. We have thoroughly enjoyed meeting all our visitors over the years. The season has been spring break plus May -mid-October. Give it some thought. Take a look at the tourism web site for the county and refresh your memory Mesa Verde Country.

Or perhaps a large family home or vacation home fits. The lodge is three or four bedrooms. We have always used the downstairs space as a substantial office; it could be any combo of office/family room/bedroom. The house was built in the mid-1980s; we did substantial remodeling when we moved in 1997 and throughout our time in business.

If you are at all tempted – or know a friend who could be – direct them to our web site and come out for a visit! South western Colorado is magical, with the weather the best in the state. Come take a look and be mesmerized like we were almost 20 years ago. Bike, hike, horses, rafting - whether your sport is on wheels, feet or paddles, it doesn’t matter; the 4 Corners region is magnificent territory that all ages enjoy.

See if the land speaks to you like it did to us!

Allow yourself to dream!

Come and experience it. Feel the sense of calm and the serenity.

Check the listings: (13 acres), (27 acres), (house on 38+ acres). Asking prices are $142,000, $161,500 and $850,000 respectively. Mancos is 30 miles west of Durango and 20 miles east of Cortez in the Four Corners region.

970-749-1497 (Pat) or 970-799-0159 (Lori). pjanz@yesdurango.com lelworthy@gmail.com


Main House

  • 4,100 sf. Main House
  • Large Kitchen
  • Spectacular Great Room
  • Solar hot water and geothermal heat/AC
  • 38+ acres
  • Pond

Log Cabin Guest House

  • 580 sf.
  • 3 Decks
  • 1 bed plus loft
  • 1 bath
  • Small kitchen


  • Horse ready (barn, corrals, loafing shed
  • 15 acres pasture
  • 40+ acre ft. irrigation
  • Views!

Property Map

Photos of the View Lots don't do the land justice. Photos can't capture "drop dead gorgeous"! Our guests will still enjoy about 40 acres when they stay in the lodge and log cabin. The new owners will get to enjoy the rest!

For some a map or picture is vital to understanding the relationships between the 3 lots, the highway, and Sundance Bear. Lot #1 with the house has been sold.