This is our second trip to Sundance Bear Lodge, we love staying in the cabin - three different porches with three different views. One for the morning coffee, watching the sunrise hit the grand mesa. One in the evening to enjoy your wine and cheese, while watching the setting sun light up the eastern mountain ranges. And the upper deck for late night star gazing (lots of stars). The breakfast are a treat within themselves, fresh fruit, coffee, yogurt, breads, and a main dish that will keep you satisfied well beyond lunchtime. We had cheese omelet with fresh local asparagus and ham (all gluten free). Sundance Bear Lodge is only six miles from the Mesa Verde National Park entrance. It will take you longer to go from the park entrance to the top of the mesa. Being so close to the park makes it nice to drive in the evening to catch the sunset at Cliff Palace or Spruce Tree. We had an early leisurely dinner in Mancos and still had plenty of time to catch the Cliff Palace sunset. Bob and Sue treated us so well on our first trip (2012), to Sundance Bear Lodge we just had to come back. The first trip we did Mesa Verde sight seeing, the second time out we explored the lodge area and made a trip to Hovenweep National Monument (a must see). Stopped at Guy Drew winery on the way back from Hovenweep and had our evening drink on the porch. Next years trip will be to explore the painted pueblo area and four corners area. Sundance Bear Lodge is a great place to come back and crash after a day of exploring. Very peaceful and relaxing - a treasure.
Mark and Wendy
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- Sundance Bear Lodge in Mancos, CO is near Mesa Verde National Park and 30 min. From the Durango Silverton narrow gauge railroad. The foodies in the group will love eating in Durango, at Kenebec, or Olio's! SBL sits on a mesa top with 360 degree views. We have 2 B&B lodge rooms,a log cabin and Forest Edge (guest House). Guests can select their preferred ambiance and level of service. Forest Edge is your optimal vacation rental, with no special check in/out days. Families welcome; bring Fido & Trigger, too. Come play in the great outdoors: lots of history with the Anasazi culture and cliff dwellings -- Mesa Verde is a World Heritage Site. Come to hike, bike, motorcycle and more; lots of day trips with Mancos as your base camp. Open all year. We will bet - you'll want to stay one more day! Sue and Bob Scott, owners/your hosts. ... more less
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