This 1800 sq. ft. home is located on 7 acres on the Dolores River. It has 2 bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with two twin beds. A queen sleeper sofa is in the living room. Linens and towels are provided. Please do not use towels as rags. There are two bathrooms, one with a shower the other a tub and hand held shower. There is a door to a small patio in the twin room, with a sitting area with couch and love seat. Large closets are in both bedrooms. The kitchen is fully stocked, you only need to bring extra paper products and food. The living room/dining room has a sofa, love seat, chair, coffee table, and TV. There is a washer and dryer. A covered porch surrounds two sides of the house, with a table and chairs. A propane BBQ is also on the porch. Cell service is possible with most phones. Wifi is not available at this time.
The house is not wheel chair accessible . There is absolutely no smoking or marijuana use inside the house. If you pay for a pet, please keep it on a leash due to wildlife. It is against the law for a dog to bother the wildlife, please pick up after your pet. Never leave the pet in the house by itself.
The area is covered in beautiful trees. Three ponds are on the property with the Dolores River on the South end. Wildlife abounds, deer, elk , turkey, geese and others. You can fish the Dolores River and perhaps snag a trout. There is a gazebo and fire pit near the first pond, a fire pit is also near the river, which is a short walk from the house.
The Town of Dolores is a mere 2 miles away. The town has 7 restaurants with several serving alcohol. The Galloping Goose, our local historical train, is located in town along with the Goose museum. We have a grocery store, local brew pub, gas stations, library, gift and antique stores, hair salon, hardware/general store, award winning library, yoga studio, three parks, children's playground, river walk. bank/atm, two liquor stores, car wash, state parks office, post office, coffee shops, art gallery.
We are surrounded by the San Juan National Forest. You can hike, fish, bike, dirt bike, horse back, atv, jeep and just explore the forest. McPhee reservoir is located at the west end of town. There is the McPhee Marina located a few miles away. Docs can rent you a boat, paddle board, atv, or pontoon. There are over 7 lakes in the area for you to fish or boat on. In the spring with high water you can raft the Dolores River, later in the summer you can just tube down at your leisure.
Hunters and fishermen, you can purchase your licenses right in Dolores. The General Store and the Riverfront Gas station both have licenses. They also carry some hunting and fishing supplies. Both owners are local and can tell you what fish are biting.
There is also a new hiking or mountain biking trail that starts near the lake at the west end of town. This trail takes you around the top of McPhee with spectacular scenery . The trail ends at the House Creek Complex. The Boggie Draw mountain bike trail is just 4 miles away. Horses and hiking are also allowed on the trail.
The Anasazi Heritage Center is just a couple of miles out side of town, This center is well worth a look with interesting displays. Most visitors spend several hours if not the whole day here. After visiting the Heritage Center, Mesa Verde should be next on your list. The entrance is just a mere 25 minutes away. A visit to the Galloping Goose museum is a must. They have gifts and a nice display of railroad memorabilia.+ More