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Feature Accommodations - Sundance
As we arrived, Chester, a shepherd mix, came out to greet us (and play ball), as the sun was setting on the horizon, and a flock of wild turkeys could be seen trotting in the distance. Shown here is entrance to the lodge, which is wheelchair accessible.
The two-story full round log cabin where we stayed is quite charming. We fell in love with the exposed round logs and unique interior features. As you relax on the front or back porch, there are unparalleled views of surrounding mesas, peaks and canyons.
The interior is adorned with a Southwestern decor, that complement the full round logs. There is room to sleep four, with a king size bed downstairs, and two twin beds up in the loft (perfect for kids). The middle of the cabin has a full kitchen. The bathroom is one of a kind, with large river rocks lining the walls. The stairs to the loft are steep, and may be too difficult to climb for some. From the loft, you can get a better view of the stain glass window, and there is also an exit that walks out to the upper porch.
Within the lodge, there are several bed & breakfast rooms which includes two king, two queen, plus twin beds, and private bath. There is also a sauna conveniently located within the lodge, with hot tub out on the porch.
The new guest house includes three bedrooms, with two queen, and a twin bed, plus a full kitchen. Located down the hill from the lodge, the house provides a more secluded setting for your vacation.
The congenial owners, Bob and Sue Scott, have tastefully appointed the lodge, guest house and cabin with Native American artifacts and a Southwestern theme.
The lodging and grounds provide the perfect setting for a family getaway, couple vacation, honeymoon, family reunion or for a small group. A tranquil pond is situated in between the lodge and cabin, with lots of surrounding acres to hike and explore.
A hearty breakfast greets you in the morning in the lodge, consisting of muffins, bacon, eggs, sticky buns, yogurt, scones, fresh fruit, juice and coffee. The breakfast table has several interesting Native American artifacts , including arrowheads and pottery pieces, displayed underneath glass that were found here. In the evening, enjoy a glass of wine as you watch the sunset.
Sundance Bear is also quite pet friendly, with Chester, lodge cats, and horses (with corrals available to bring yours). Play ball with Chester, and he'll be your friend forever. The neighbor's dogs are mighty friendly too. Your dog is welcome, with prior arrangements made with the Scotts.
Within the lodge, there is a large library of Louis L'Amour books. The master storyteller of the old West, L'Amour lived just a few miles down the road. In fact, in one of his books, Passin' Through, he highlighted the Cowboy Hotel, an open cave in a side canyon, which is just below the cabin at Sundance Bear Lodge. From the book, "He was a drifter, reckless and hard, a man without fear and without a name. Some just called him Passin' ---Mister Passin' if they were smart."
For your schedule,
you'll want to especially spend time exploring and discovering the mysteries
of the Ancestral Puebloan (also known as the Anasazi) cliff dwellers
who inhabited the Four Corners area until about 700 years ago, with
Mesa Verde National Park just 10 miles away (We will have a special
feature segment being added soon). For dining out, Mancos is just 4
miles north on Hwy 184.
We would like to
thank the Scotts for having us at Sundance Bear.