Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Sundance Bear Lodge

Thursday afternoon after visiting the Lowry Pueblo Ruins, we drove to the Sundance Bear Lodge near Mancos, Colorado. This part of Colorado is so pretty . . . lots of rolling hills and cedar and pine trees.
We were greeted by this cute dancing bear as we drove up the hill to our B & B. We had reservations to stay here two nights.Sundance Bear Lodge sits on 86 acres and just 10 miles from the entrance of Mesa Verde National Park. It's a great place to stay and close to a lot of interesting things in the Four Corners area. On site are 3 very nice facilities, the Main Lodge with two guestrooms with private baths. . . that's where we stayed. A two story log cabin just across the pond--that sleeps 4, and a three bedroom, 2 1/2 bath quest house hidden in amongst the cedars a short distance from the Main Lodge.

The Great Room in the Main Lodge was really a wonderful room. The Lodge was decorated with southwestern art, rugs and pottery, and had lots of windows gave you a great view of the property. Several comfortable sofas, lots of interesting books, TV, cards, and board games made this room a very nice place to spend a relaxing evening. The dining table in a corner of the Great Room was where we had a delicious breakfast each morning. It was a nice time to visit with our hostesses before heading out for our days adventures.
This a view of the pond near the Main Lodge. We spend some time one evening going for a walk around the property, spotting some deer and just enjoying our lovely B & B.

The front porch had lots of comfortable seating and a hot tub on a side deck. We spent a relaxing hour soaking in the hot tub and watching the stars one evening- - -it was nice way to end a day of sightseeing. This is such a pretty place!

I'm standing in front of a pretty little pond near the Lodge. The reflection of the trees, buildings and sky in the pond made this such an ideal spot. I spent one evening with my sketch pad outside enjoying the beautiful surroundings, listening to the birds and just enjoying a beautiful Colorado evening.

There's another view looking across the yard toward the Lodge. The Sundance Bear Lodge was a B & B we'd definitely go back to. The owners were very friendly, the food was delicious and the views were stunning.
I'm so fortunate to be able to travel with a husband who loves an adventure and likes to find new and interesting places. We've had such fun times and made some great memories in our travels together. There's a lot of beautiful and interesting country out there and we've sure loved seeing a little portion of it.

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