My wife and I were overdue for a vacation and wanted a place to go that was interesting and relaxing. We took the advice of a person that had stayed here before. We were not disappointed at all! Flagstone Meadows is an excellent bed and breakfast whose host is so friendly you just want to make him part of your extended family. Harris (our host) is a wealth of knowledge about the surrounding area of Durango, Mancos, Cortez, as well as the national and local parks that are of interest to see. He also has a unique insight into the culture of the Native American people.
The experience at the bed and breakfast was just like being with family only better. It is quiet there and we didn't miss the sirens and craziness of Las Vegas at all. Each morning at 8 AM you will enjoy a home cooked breakfast (that is more than just tea and muffins), delicious, and will stick with you until about 2PM. Nothing goes to waste here. The scraps of food left over are offered to the magpies, wild turkeys, and jays. The feeding of the hummingbirds is definitely an event to see. The hummers will land on Harris's hand as he refills the feeders!
Harris will check in with you about your plans for the day and make suggestions that could enhance your original plan. In our case, we knew we wanted to go to Mesa Verde national park. Harris told us to go to the visitor center to get tickets ahead of time so that we didn't waste time in line the day when we wanted to go. The next day we didn't have anything planned. Harris told us about a day trip that included a winery, Hovenweep, and the Cortez Cultural Center (which harbors a lot of info on the Native American culture). We never lacked for something to do. In fact, as long as you can be flexible, you can pick up things on the fly. We didn't arrive with the intent of seeing a play while in Durango. While having lunch one day in Durango, we noticed that a local troupe was putting on a Neil Simon play. We bought tickets and had a great time! After your day is done and you return back to Flagstone Meadows, Harris will chat with you to see how your day went, what you liked, and suggest other things to do based on what you liked.
In conclusion, we set out to unwind, decompress, and have a good time that was not necessarily schedule driven. We got all that and more. You walk away with a new friend. The area is rich with Native American culture and beautiful scenery. The bed and breakfast is as comfortable as an old friend. And, the host is stellar! Flagstone Meadows Ranch Bed and Breakfast is on our list of places of which to return.
Enjoy...you won't be sorry.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come experience this beautiful and spacious timber lodge, on 36 serene acres; only 30 minutes to Durango, just 10 minutes to Mesa Verde. Gorgeous 360 degree views of mountains, valley and meadows. Eight charming and uniqely decorated guest rooms each with private full bath; four have decks. Enjoy the soothing Hot Tub, Infrared Sauna, Billards table, Foos Ball, Satellite TV, video library, delicious hearty breakfasts, sunshine days and star-filled nights. ... more less