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The "Mermaid Cottage" Del Norte

4.93(361 reviews)SuperhostDel Norte, Colorado, United States
Entire cottage hosted by KimAnna & Michael
2 guests1 bedroom0 beds1 bath
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Hi this is KimAnna & Mike.
You will truly enjoy the uniqueness of our hand built cottage as well as our clear star studded sky. Our solar ranch is very peaceful and has been featured in Faerie Magazine, Tiny House, Mother Earth News, Drevo & Stavby (a chec Republic Architectural Magizine) and included in several Cordwood books and dvd's by Rob Roy, Richard Flatau and others.
We are open year round.
Please note that no smoking is allowed indoors, but smoking of all types is allowed outside ;-)

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Hello Dear Travelers, the "Mermaid Cottage" is a sweet, hand built Cord-wood and bottle structure (You'll feel like you're in a beautiful kaleidoscope) of Amazing Art. Surrounded by majestic views, it is on the forefront of our paradise known as "Angel Rock Ranch." Our 35 acre solar ranch has gorgeous views of the San Juan and Sangre de Cristo Mountains. We are about 1 hour from Wolf Creek Ski Area and are adjacent to the national forest, where nature abounds! We have a nice family of friendly cats and dogs here on the ranch, not to worry although they will greet you they don't go in the Cottage. You will have your full privacy to enjoy what could be your base camp home for exploring the San Luis Valley and all its beauty and wonder! We are right on the Divide trail so this is a perfect oasis for anyone riding the Continental Divide! Right out your front door you can hike, bike, cross country ski, snowshoe, bird watch, rock climb and stargaze, just to mention a few. You are minutes to an hour away from the Rio Grande River, wilderness, Sand Dunes National Park, hot springs, Hooper Pool (Spring Fed) railroads, Creede theater, cafes (Windsor, Mystic Biscuit, Three Barrel Brewery, Chavallos and Perks), shopping (In town and Creede have the Best) and so much more!
In the Cottage you will find a small refrigerator, two burner stove on a granite counter top, t.v. with d.v.d.s only, and french press coffee and teas. Although small it includes all the comforts of home! The Mermaid Cottage is now OPEN YEAR ROUND. We are always happy to answer all your questions and to tell you all the wonderful places to see, so please just ask! We provide the makings of a breakfast of oatmeal and fixings, as well as fresh eggs from our chickens when available. We only use natural cleaning and laundry products as well, for your safety and our planet's :-)
PET OWNERS PLEASE NOTE:
We Welcome your well behaved pets but there will be a $15.00 fee per pet, per night. We greatly appreciate you letting us know if pets will be accompanying you in advance. Please leave your pet fee with us or on your kitchen table before departing. This money not only goes towards the extra cleaning but it goes towards the care of our rescued animal family :-) Thank you for your Love and support!
We look forward to your visit!
Thank you, KimAnna & Michael

Guest access
The gate and Cottage are always left open, so no key will be needed :-)
You may check-in any time after 2:00 and check out any time before 11:00
If we see you and we are able, we will come down and welcome you, if not Please enjoy your stay and know that we truly appreciate your visit!
Always feel free to call us with any questions or concerns.

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There is an extra $15 per pet, per day charge, please leave this on the table in the cottage.
Thank you!!!
Hi this is KimAnna & Mike.
You will truly enjoy the uniqueness of our hand built cottage as well as our clear star studded sky. Our solar ranch is very peaceful and has been featured in Faerie Magazine, Tiny House, Mother Earth News, Drevo & Stavby (a chec Republic Architectural Magizine) and included in several Cordwood books and dvd's by Rob Roy, Richard Flatau and others.
We are open year round.
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Del Norte, Colorado, United States

What is not to love!!!
The sky is so clear that at night you will enjoy all the beautiful stars, even the Milky Way is visible streaking across the nights sky! This area is known for it's "Dark Sky's" which means that it has some of the best star gazing in the country! There is No light pollution here
;-)))Nature is what you have and see from your front door, with only views of the Sangres and the San Juan Mountains. The Mermaid Cottage is embraced by the "Summer Coon Volcano Crater" (one of North Americas largest super Volcanos. No worries it has been dormant for millions of years ;-). Which has created some of the valleys most beautiful rock formations... Such as Penitente Canyon, Elephant Rocks and the Natural Arch. Also look up Wheeler geological site.,
We only have three other homesteads in this valley and they are fantastic neighbors if you were to ever need anything and we were not around :~)
Mike and I live further up on the property where we have 5 rescue dogs and 7 cats and also chickens! We also have two sweet miniature ponies and four goats that you will be able to see from one of your windows and stroll over to give them a pet or a treat.
We find PEACE here like we have never experienced anywhere else, (I'm pretty sure this is a vortex area) and we are pleased to be able to share "Angel Rock Ranch" with you!
What is not to love!!!
The sky is so clear that at night you will enjoy all the beautiful stars, even the Milky Way is visible streaking across the nights sky! This area is known for it's "Dark Sky's" whi…

Hosted by KimAnna & Michael

Joined in January 2012
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We live in the beautiful San Luis Valley in Colorado nestled in the Rocky Mountains. On a solar ranch. We are now retired but for 16 years we ran a small organic grocery/gift store and cafe here in Del Norte. We love building alternative artsy structures, animals, nature, the beautiful outdoors, beautiful architecture and interesting people. So we love hosting people in the Mermaid Cottage and our Hostel as well as the La Casita Bonita and now the Lucy Desi (this one is a vintage silver steak located on our solar property :-)
We live in the beautiful San Luis Valley in Colorado nestled in the Rocky Mountains. On a solar ranch. We are now retired but for 16 years we ran a small organic grocery/gift store…
During your stay
We do give you full privacy :-) for your entire stay. We will not enter the Cottage without letting you know first, unless there seems to be an emergency.
If you are in need of anything please call me at (phone number hidden) or Mike at (phone number hidden).
Thank you and enjoy your stay!
We do give you full privacy :-) for your entire stay. We will not enter the Cottage without letting you know first, unless there seems to be an emergency.
If you are in need o…
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Pets are allowed
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