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Sundance Bear Lodge
38890 Highway 184, Mancos, CO 81328   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Mancos B&B and Inns
Bethel
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“Amazing Cabin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

What an amazing experience. The cabin was huge and very tastefully decorated. The owners thought of all the little things. We stayed 2 nights and everything about our stay was comfortable. We would stay there again and again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

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

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SundanceBear, Owner at Sundance Bear Lodge, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Thanks so much for the kind words! We didn't know you had enjoyed the wines of Guy Drew -- one of 2 wineries in our county -- and one of several on the Western Slope of Colorado. What a great place to visit!
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Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We had one night in the cabin and wished we could have stayed longer. Homely and well furnished, with all sorts of utensils for cooking, a BBQ set, etc. Sue, Bob and their pets really added to the homely atmosphere, with fantastic views. I will certainly be back should I be near the Mesa Verde National Park again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SundanceBearLodge, Owner at Sundance Bear Lodge, responded to this review, April 6, 2013
The log cabin does have a way of helping guests fall in love with their Mesa verde experience! Thanks for staying with us and we hope to see you again.
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Boise, Idaho
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We had a very comfortable and pleasant stay with Bob and Sue. Our room in the main house was very comfortable. The B & B is a little out of the way but easy to find. The setting is quite and laid back. Bob is well versed on all the local attractions and helpful in planning trips to see the sights. They served an outstanding full breakfast in the morning (not like some B&B that serve a continental breakfast).

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Agree with almost everything said - Bob and Sue are wonderful and welcoming. We stayed in the main house where we felt as though we were guests in their home - but as others mentioned they live downstairs and certainly do not crowd or impose themselves. Morris the cat lead us to our room and was a gem.

One review mentioned being in the middle of nowhere - which in my mind is an asset - quite frankly we wouldn't want to be in downtown Mancos - plus It's only a short 4 miles anyway.

Highlights included strolling around the 80 acres (with the dog in tow) followed by a beer in the jacuzzi while watching the sunset.

Would suggest this place to everyone.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We had a long drive from Denver and when we found this great B&B - it was a wonderful welcoming surprise! We were greeted by their 2 big friendly dogs and found a beautiful big log cabin. Our room was in the back and wonderful and fully stocked with all the necesities and a great view all around. We drove into town and had a great dinner at the local resturant "Mill Wood Junction" and than drove back and met a nice couple from London staying there as well. We shared some wine and conversation with them and our hosts. The next morning they fixed a nice breakfast - at a time we all agreed on - and then off to Mesa Verde. There were wild turkeys stopping by for a drink of water and some deer in the area finding their breakfast. A great fire was in the huge fire place when we returned and we felt very welcome. The hosts are great and very informative. We really enjoyed our time with them in their lovely home!!

Room Tip: The back corner room in the main lodge was great and roomy.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ilford, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

The only negative thing to say about this place was that it was difficult to find as it is located in the middle of nowhere but this is a plus as it is very quiet and peaceful,yet 10 minutes from Mancos,20 minutes from Cortez where we went to see the indian dancing and 20 minutes from Mese Verde National Park our reason for visiting the area. Bob and Sue are friendly hosts living in a beautiful house with a small lake outside the fromt door. The scenery is magnificent from the front door ,the rooms are lovely and the dining table (which is in a large unbelievable beautiful room) is out of this world. Breakfast is brilliant and in the evening you are left alone to enjoy the house...no crime in the area.We are cat lovers and they have the most friendliest cat I have ever come across, jumping on our lap and sleeping on our bed.This is one of the most charming B & B we have stayed at and would have no trouble recommending this place for its charm and peacefulness.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SundanceBearLodge, Owner at Sundance Bear Lodge, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thanks for the kind words! Yes, rural Colorado is "out in the middle of nowhere." We are only 4 mi. out of Mancos but to a visitor it will feel like 10, especially after sunset. Morris (our cat) believes it is his job to welcome lodge guests; if you love cats, he loves to be with you. If you don't like cats, he also takes rejection pretty well. Thanks for staying with us, and we hope you'll return.
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Address: 38890 Highway 184, Mancos, CO 81328
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Location: United States > Colorado > Mancos
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Mancos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sundance Bear Lodge in Mancos, CO is near Mesa Verde National Park and 30 min. from the Durango Silverton narrowgauge 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 servic. 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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