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The Oliver House at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Family-friendly Cortez vacation home with kitchen and patio

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Cortez, CO, United States of America
  • This is a charming rural house, authentically vintage. Very quiet.

    Dec 29, 2021

  • We loved our stay at the Oliver house. Everything was as described and Kelly was very…

    Nov 24, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • 5 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathroom
  • Parking available
  • Bathtub
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • In a rural location
  • Dining area

What’s around

  • Canyons of the Ancients National Monument - 16 min walk
  • Crow Canyon Archaeological Center - 12.7 mi / 20.4 km
  • Cortez Cultural Center - 13.7 mi / 22 km
  • Southwest Health System - 14.1 mi / 22.8 km
  • Colorado Welcome Center at Cortez - 14.4 mi / 23.2 km
  • Mesa Verde National Park Entrance - 24.1 mi / 38.8 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 King Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Double Bed

Bedroom 3

1 Twin Bed

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About this home

The Oliver House is located within the historic Goodman Point area and sits on the family farm with expansive views in all directions. The home, built in 1965, is in its original state and is well kept, clean, and provides an authentic rural SW Colorado experience. This 1600 sq. ft. home has three bedrooms, one bath, a spacious living area, fire place, full kitchen, dining room, and full service laundry room. Enjoy the solitude as you watch the sun rise over the beautiful LaPlata Mountains, and the sun set over Utah’s Blue Mountains. The Sleeping Ute Mountain is close by to the south and the Lone Cone in the distance to the north. Depending on the season, bare witness to tractors working ground in the fields and livestock grazing in the pastures

Located on a sparsely populated paved country road, the house is 1 mile from the Canyon of the Ancients National Monument Sand Canyon Trail Head. Enjoy riding your ATV or mountain bike on the dirt roads and trails within the Monument or take a hike on the Sand Canyon Trail in search of Puebloan ruins. The house is located two hours from Moab, Utah and Telluride, CO, one hour from Mesa Verde National Park, and less then an hour from the San Juan National Forest. Within a 30 minute drive there are boating and fishing opportunities on Narraguinnep and McPhee reservoirs, and world class single track mountain biking at Phil’s World and Boggy Draw trail systems.

The possibilities are endless, but the main attraction might just be the quiet solitude of real country living. We look forward to having you visit. Just drive carefully and watch for the local deer population on your way to the Oliver House.

What’s around


  • Canyons of the Ancients National Monument - 16 min walk
  • Crow Canyon Archaeological Center - 12.7 mi / 20.4 km
  • Cortez Cultural Center - 13.7 mi / 22 km
  • Southwest Health System - 14.1 mi / 22.8 km
  • Colorado Welcome Center at Cortez - 14.4 mi / 23.2 km
  • Mesa Verde National Park Entrance - 24.1 mi / 38.8 km
  • McPhee Lake - 16 mi / 25.7 km
  • Dolores River - 17.2 mi / 27.7 km
  • McPhee Recreation Area - 17.7 mi / 28.4 km
  • Anasazi Heritage Center - 18.8 mi / 30.2 km
  • Guy Drew Winery - 19.8 mi / 31.9 km

Getting around

  • Cortez, CO (CEZ-Montezuma County) - 30 min drive
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Cortez, CO, United States of America

The manager

Kelly Oliver

Speaks: English

The home

Key facts

  • Vacation home (1600 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • WiFi
  • Car recommended
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing machine
  • Pets allowed


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 double bed
  • Bedroom two - 1 king bed
  • Bedroom three -1 twin/single bed
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower/tub combination and 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Blender


  • Separate dining area

Entertainment and recreation

  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Children's toys
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Skiing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Powerboating nearby
  • Hiking nearby


  • Barbecue grill
  • Patio
  • Outdoor furniture

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 5
  • Minimum check-in age: 25

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 3:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 25

Travelling with others

  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply*


  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Contactless check-in is available.

    The property is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between guest stays.

Also known as

  • The Oliver House


  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
  • Have fun with nearby winter activities like snowboarding, snowmobiling, and skiing, and in warmer months enjoy a round of golf at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes wildlife walks, casino gaming, and hunting.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful hospitality, clean and well equipped personal home with everything you need. Amazing views of countryside and walk to canyons of the ancients was cool. A bit of a drive to downtown Cortez, it was very quiet and private. Special bonus was a call from owner that they were moving cows through the intersection so we sat on porch and watched the cowhands.

    3 night romance trip, May 28, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect location for Ancient Ruins Exploration

    Clean & Comfortable Farm House. We used this house as a base for exploring the Ancient ruins all around the four corners area. Too much to see in one trip. We will be back.

    Jared P., 2 night trip, Apr 23, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A Great get-away

    This is a lovely house in a magnificent setting. Kelly was a most attentive host!

    Martin R., 3 night trip, Apr 6, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Views for days

    Myself, my mom and sister spent Christmas here and what a wonderful time we had! First they are dog friendly so our Gracie had a blast running around and exploring. Second the house was very well stocked and it was great to be able to cook all our meals on site. The views were awesome and I loved the beautiful sunrises every morning.

    Heather C., 4 night trip, Dec 23, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A country house with a view

    Cozy and spacious house with Pueblo Indian cultural sites just down the road and Mesa Verde on the other side of town. Great place - wonderful hosts ! We'd love to come back next time !

    nicholas e., 5 night trip, Oct 13, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    If you're looking for peace and quiet amongst the ancient puebloan ruins, this is the place.

    Peace and quiet, dark night skies, amazing distance views, the Oliver House has it all. Close to the north end of the Sand Canyon trail in Canyon of the Ancients, this is a great place for your base-camp. The house has all the amenities you need - big kitchen, comfortable living room with a nice TV, good bbq grill and back porch. One bathroom so plan accordingly. You see Sleeping Ute Mtn, Mesa Verde and the La Platas from this property. Kelly is an excellent hostess and makes sure everything is in order. We plan to come back as we love to explore the ruins and canyons in the fall. Thank you Kelly!

    Heidi M., 2 night trip, Oct 4, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Road trip get a away

    Such an amazing property. The owner makes you feel like you are staying at your families extra house. Location is great and if you have dogs, BOOK NOW!!!! they can run and explore as long as you watch them. We will definitely recommend to friends and family. One of the best VRBO we have stayed at, if not THE best.

    Rhiza C., Other trip, Nov 21, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing rural property, expansive views

    So amazing, I cant say enough good words about our family's experience at this house. We spent 4th of July here and fire works were visible in all directions. So many National Parks are accessible from this location. Kelly, the host, was very helpful and offered many great recommendations for holiday activities, and adventures around the house. We cant wait to return for another visit, the property is such a gem in this area.

    Blake M., Other trip, Jul 14, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Private, Comfortable, Relaxing

    This house was a wonderful place to get away and relax. A beautiful 360degree view, acreage, farming, mountains, paved roads, quiet, and comfortable. The house is furnished with everything you need. Owners live not far in case you need anything and are super nice to deal with. We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay. It was perfect! Not far from Cortez and Dolores, plenty of things to see and do in the area. It was a pleasure!

    Karen G., Other trip, Oct 2, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A place of peace

    Our family has stayed at many VRBOs and I can't think of one that compares to the Oliver House. We are in the process of moving our family from Oregon to Texas and it's been a rough process to say the least. We arrived at the Oliver House the day that our moving truck, with all of our worldly possessions, had been stolen from our hotel parking lot in Salt Lake City. We were so comforted by the reminders of God's goodness and grace that we found all over the house. I was also very moved by the honor that was clearly given to the people that had built the house many years ago. The house was incredibly clean but also very notably a sanctuary of faith and love. When we had to leave a day early to drive back to Salt Lake to retrieve our truck and what was left of our possessions that had been recovered by the police, Kelly was kind enough to refund our money for the night we were unable to stay. This was her idea and was both unexpected and very generous. I hope that you will find the same peace at the Oliver House that our family found.

    Jacob B., Other trip, Jul 2, 2021

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