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10451 County Road 39, Mancos, CO 81328-7921
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#2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Mancos
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4.9
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4.7
Value
4.7
Welcome to Willowtail Springs! The best kept secret in southwest with 60-acres nature preserve land with private lake. ✶Secluded yet Remote. Only 10 min to the Mesa Verde Entrance. ✶7 min to the downtown Mancos. ✶Three log cabins face the lake and the mountains ✶Two cabins accommodate two - four people. The larger cabin accommodates six people. ✶2 canoes and fishing gears are available for Free. ✶Up to 30mbps wifi. ✶Guided nature tour and Tai-chi lesson available with extra cost. ✶Hot tub with Lakeview (Shared with other guests. We can block the time) ✶Professional cleaning team with CDC regulations and protocol *WILLOWTAIL SPRINGS NATURE PRESERVE AND EDUCATION CENTER IS 100% NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATION. PROCEEDS FROM CABIN RENTALS GO DIRECTLY TO SUPPORT OUR NONPROFIT OPERATION AS EARNED INCOME.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Complimentary tea
Canoeing
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Fishing
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Stovetop
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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Jennifer S wrote a review Oct 2021
Galena, Illinois4 contributions3 helpful votes
We loved our stay with Peggy and Lee at Willowtail Springs. Accommodations were very comfortable and well-appointed. We cooked some meals in the kitchen and found absolutely everything we needed for meal prep and service, and then some. Peggy's wonderful artwork hangs throughout the cottages It adds both warmth and sophistication to the ambiance and makes it feel like you are inside a creative cocoon. Our group of girlfriends were discussing plans for our next trip, and we decided to come back here.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Beds in bedrooms are queen or full size. The beds in the living room are singles/ trundle beds.
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Nathan_Honeycut wrote a review May 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
An ideal location for anyone seeking peace and quiet in a well-stocked cabin. Cabins are clean, furnished, cozy and come with wifi. The cabins are about a 15-minute drive into the town of Mancos, a sleepy town which boasts a brewery, a cidery, a bakery, grocery and a few cool shops. This is an ideal place to spend alone or with family.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Zach A wrote a review Apr 2021
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This is a review based off a 4 night stay in the Garden Cottage at the beginning of March 2021. I do not feel like this stay lived up to the expectations we had or have seen others receive based on reviews on AirBnB and here. This stay was booked through Airbnb and total price was $1k. Our Cottage was DIRTY and certainly did not seem as though the cottage was cleaned to COVID expectations. In my honest opinion, it had not been cleaned in at least two weeks. This may be due to the slow time of year and less travelers, but it was dirty nonetheless. UNHAPPY THINGS Things we noticed and were not happy with was the amount of Cobwebs throughout the cabin. First morning I woke up early to turn the temperature up for my wife and walked into a fresh set of webs going across the doorway. My wife is very freaked out by spiders and this made the stay very uncomfortable for her. I did take several pictures of these webs stretching across the whole main beam of the ceiling and near the pots above the bathroom doorway to represent how unclean the cabin was. To tag on to the webs, any dishes or cups we used we had to wash before using them because there was a layer of dust both inside and out of the dishes provided. Dust on all the dressers as well. The mattress was not a 5 star experience at all. We could just tell this mattress was old or cheap or both... it was very uncomfortable and probably from the 70's. Each night we stayed we woke up sweating because of the mattress material and we did try to leave the window to the cabin open to help and we still woke up sweating. You can hear the springs with any movement while asleep. The frame also squeaks a lot. One of the main reasons we chose this place to stay was the hot tub which we only ended up using one night because of there being no clear path without snow or the slick ice. I imagined a decently clear path to get to the tub. The hot tub was also not clean and had rocks and gravel at the bottom from other guests in the past. Here's another thing to keep in mind. There is a TV in the living room that is maybe 8 inches. It is smaller than some TVs in SUVs so that is pretty useless if you have kids. Granted we went to be secluded and away from technology so it didn't bother us. SECLUSION/PRIVACY? My wife was naked getting out of the shower/restroom and there was an owner walking past to the pump house. Zero curtains where she was standing. Hot tub is right below the owner cabin which is a 2 story. Made us feel uncomfortable. I feel we paid a premium price for a not so premium or 5 star experience. We did reach out to Peggy for some help and possible compensation but the response was very very limited and only addressed the issue of speaking with the cleaning crew to "work harder." With the location where it is, I highly doubt they have a cleaning crew come out to clean.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: Do not expect Hosts to help if there is an issue with your stay.
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YVONNE M wrote a review Oct 2020
6 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed in The Bungalow in late September for 3 nights. We awoke every morning to birdsong and the sun glinting on the lake. The property is a short drive to Mesa Verde National Park which offers many trails with amazing vistas. But back to Willowtail. The hosts, Peggy and Lee, are always available for questions and recommendations. We loved the property so much that we cooked all of our own meals there including BBQ steaks on our first night. Their dog, Beau, took us on walks each morning (I am not kidding...we said "Beau take us for a walk" and he did leading us on a walk on the 60 acre property. recommend 3 nights!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: I recommend the Bungalow or the LakeView house
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julianp909 wrote a review Jun 2020
Nesbit 9 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a great place nestled in the mountains of Colorado. We came in June with our family and had a great time there. The staff was super friendly and helpful. The cabin was nice and the beds were comfy. We all had a blast and even caught a few fish from the lake. We will be back.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Anne-Marie Kelley wrote a review Jun 2020
Glenwood Springs, Colorado2 contributions
We took our family of 6 here to visit Mesa Verde and enjoy a socially distant vacation. It was wonderful. We had a great time slowing down the pace and enjoying the canoes, the fishing and the Lake House. Peggy and Lee were so accommodating. It was a charming, rustic vacation for all of us.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Leslie L wrote a review Jun 2019
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Beauty abounds in this sanctuary of nature and light. Situated on a small lake on special acreage, Willowtail is place of quiet sanctuary, but with the attractions of Southwest Colorado within close proximity.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Cant go wrong. Saw them all.....! Gorgeous!!
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dreamingofthegreen wrote a review Jun 2019
Worldwide57 contributions50 helpful votes
I was lucky enough to spend a week in the artistically appointed bungalow. The cozy space was filled with artwork and unique decorations. There was a bookcase stocked with books. While I went there to write, anyone who needs an antidote to the noise and speed of the world would appreciate this time away. You can listen to the coots and hear the many birds (we saw red-winged blackbirds, swallows, and magpies), walk alongside gorgeous gardens, take a canoe out on the pond, or just relax. Delicious homemade jam, bread, fruit, and eggs were in the refrigerator, and the kitchen is stocked with spices and everything you need.You won't regret this time away from the fast pace of everyday life.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: All the cabins have views and all are artistically appointed.
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Response from Coutee, Owner at Willowtail Springs
Responded Jun 10, 2019
Thank you so very much for your lovely review of Willowtail Springs. We appreciate your review and were so glad that your sty was a good one for you. Peggy Cloy, executive Director, Willowtail Residencies
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559akat wrote a review Jun 2019
Reno, Nevada83 contributions19 helpful votes
What a hidden beauty- I stayed in the Lakeside Cottage! What a surprise when I walked into this place! I love antiques and the decor is all that plus!! The owners, Peggy & Lee have one of the best kept secret of a place to relax for a few days!! Beautifully decorated, comfortable bed with good pillows, Red kitchen complete with a Red/Stainless Steel Microwave (that must have taken a lot of hunting)! I will return for a longer stay and bring my family next time!!! Thank you for such beautiful surroundings which made my few days there very relaxing! Loved watching it snow over the lake!!!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Rob B wrote a review May 2019
Santa Fe, New Mexico1 contribution
My new wife and I stayed in the Bungalow, which has a wonderful view over the Pond. Peggy and Lee put a fantastic eye and tasteful touch to decorating the Bungalow, and making the whole resort a perfect Artists' retreat! Lee was fantastic as our officiant, and performed our wedding wonderfully!! "Lee's Tree" is a nice touch! Perfect location, close to Mancos which has some wonderful restaurants, and just a short drive from Mesa Verde National Park. Willowtail Springs is a true gem!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The Lake House and Bungalow are absolutely perfect choices!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Willowtail Springs
Which popular attractions are close to Willowtail Springs?
Nearby attractions include Majestic Dude Ranch (4.0 miles), Mancos State Park (3.8 miles), and Dave Sipe's Folk Art (3.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Willowtail Springs?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Willowtail Springs?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Willowtail Springs?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Willowtail Springs?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Willowtail Springs?
Conveniently located restaurants include Absolute Bakery & Cafe, Chavolos Mexican Restaurant, and Zuma Natural Foods and General Store.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Willowtail Springs?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Does Willowtail Springs have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.