I returned for a second visit to this very special place after an intensive course about the early people who lived on the Colorado Plateau. Near Mesa Verde and a host of other fascinating archeological sites, Willowtail Springs is a haven of peace and quiet. Unlike it's neighbors, it is nestled in a lush collection of native pines and junipers where wildlife abound and trails beckon. There is shade here from the intense sun. I stayed in the Garden Cottage this time and loved waking up to the sun shining through the trees. Everything I needed was there--a complete kitchen, farm-fresh eggs and juice in the fridge, and many places to relax and enjoy the quiet--a rare commodity in our busy, noisy world. The lovely lake and hot tub were a short walk away. I love the thoughtful way the hosts appointed the Cottage--with flare and whimsy. And their thoughtfulness extends to accommodating any unmet need. This is a great place for a solo get-away or a family gathering. Mancos is close by and boasts several excellent restaurants, including Olio. Zuma, the local organic market, coffee shop and cafe is a great resource. And the local artist's cooperative just off the main highway, has a marvelous collection of unique items. Willowtail Springs if truly a find in the world of copy cat resorts--unique and nurturing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Abode at Willowtail Springs is a gorgeous property with a large private lake and 60 acres of forests and streams. Three log cabins face the lake and the mountains. Fully equipped kitchens are stocked with fresh eggs, organic juice, fruit, bread, granola coffee,cream,tea,spices and homemade cherry/raspberry jam and staples. Two cabins accommodate two - four people. The larger cabin accommodates six people. Boats are provided and fishing gear. A private two person hot tub and stone patio overhang the lake and the mountains. A library, fireplace, fresh flowers,spa products and wireless connection are in each cabin,as well as outside grill and lovely picnic seating. Visit us at this paradise. ... more less