Designer Canyon Escape near Mesa Verde Natl Park


Entire loft hosted by Laura And Grant

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1.5 baths
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Stay on the flank of Sleeping Ute Mountain in historic McElmo Canyon just 40 minutes from Mesa Verde and 20 minutes from the town of Cortez. The Workshop Loft is a new build completed in the Summer of 2021. A converted former barn workshop, the Loft sits below red rock cliffs with high-end amenities, great internet, nearby petroglyphs and gorgeous river-bottom cottonwood views. A perfect place to base yourself for your next creative endeavor or for exploring in the wilds of the Four Corners.

The space
The Workshop Loft is a converted barn workshop that fills the west side of a large barn in the creek bottoms on the banks of McElmo. Completed in the Summer of 2021, the Loft boasts high-end, comfortable appliances, a full, well-equipped kitchen, two bathrooms and a large, luxurious shower, washer and dryer, high-speed internet, a new mattress and midcentury-southwest inspired aesthetic. The barn sits down a hill under the shade of a large tree, but has impressive red rock views out the bedroom and back of the house. In addition to the comfortable living space, the Loft has a small private patio with a barbecue, an outdoor dining table, and solar string lights. Just up the hill from the loft, in a red rock alcove, is a little lawn with magnificent views.

We purposefully do not provide a TV and hope our space is a nature-inspired respite. That said, we also know you might want to get away and retreat to the Workshop Loft in order to do some work in-between exploring the Southwest. We have fast, broadband wireless internet with Eero WiFi. Stream music to our Apple HomePod with your iPhone or AirPlay-enabled device. We have a network extender for strong Verizon LTE service.

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed

What this place offers

Valley view
Mountain view
Wifi – 30 Mbps
Free driveway parking on premises – 1 space
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit
Central air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Cortez, Colorado, United States

Nestled in the Cottonwood creekside bottoms, the Loft is a part of a gated community that delights in the natural beauty of the Colorado southwest. The neighborhood sits under Sleeping Ute Mountain and the Black Dike to the South and the Canyons of the Ancients BLM land to the North. Beautiful red sandstone rock out-croppings flank the canyon on either side. Access hiking trails with a short drive down Road G to Sand Canyon—a public entrance to Canyons of the Ancients National Monument.

There are horses on the property and one Search and Rescue trained ranch dog, Chama, a Shepard/Heeler mix. Chama may alert and bark if she sees you, but is friendly with people and loves kind words and pets.

Hosted by Laura And Grant

  1. Joined in April 2019
  • 292 Reviews
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Laura and Grant—brother and sister—are writers, painters, designers and nature-enthusiasts. We are endlessly inspired by the beauty and the unique history of this place and want nothing more than to share it with like-minded creatives.


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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide alarm

Cancellation policy