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Kelly Place Bed & Breakfast

14537 Rd. G , Cortez, CO 81321 USA (Show map)
17 Reviews
$105 - $195
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Relax in an adobe-style lodge or cabins, nestled between sculpted red-rock canyons and majestic Sleeping Ute Mountain. Fruit trees and gardens, prehistoric Indian ruins in various stages of archaeological excavation, and the amazing natural beauty of this “oasis on the edge of the desert” provide a unique setting for your visit. A self-guided tour of on-site ruins or an archaeologist-guided hike into Canyons of the Ancients National Monument on our northern border will leave you wondering about what it was like here a thousand years ago. Enjoy our relaxed southwestern hospitality on this secluded 40-acre estate.



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  • Guest room3.6
  • Service3.9
  • Value3.8
  • Cleanliness4.1
  • Dining4.2

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Absolute Magic!

5 on June 29, 2014

We stayed in one of the stand alone adobe cabins! We were vacationing across the national parks with my two daughters. Staff made us so welcome. Let my girls run in the sprinklers. We all loved exploring the grounds, truly a unique and magical place. If you are in the area to see Mesa Verde, you can't miss staying at Kelly place. They have amazing ruins, and a Kiva that you can climb down into. Just fabulous, most magical place we stayed in our two week western national parks adventure! The breakfast was so good, we bought some of the homemade granola to go. Wonderfully relaxing to sit outside in the evening in the beautiful garden and drink the lemonade and iced tea that was complimentary.

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4.4 on September 10, 2012

The breakfast was Great! Everyday there was something different from blue corn pancakes to creative egg dishes. Staple items like homemade granola. The hosts were informative and interesting to talk to. The atmoshpere is peaceful, roomy and relaxing. Cool stuff to see. We'll be back. Mike b

A nice surprise

4.0 on September 08, 2012

Our room #6 was very warm and we had difficulty cooling it down at night. However, it was very charming and clean. I loved the ambiance of the patio and we ate a delicious breakfast each morning on it. The surrounding landscape was beautiful and very serene particularly in the early morning. Marc was always full of ideas as to what one could visit in the area.

Delightful Surprise with Stunning Surroundings and Great Hospitality

4.6 on August 19, 2012

We were looking for a unique place to stay...something that was not a chain, something that was not overpriced. The reviews sounded good, so I booked a room for two days- I wish it had been longer. The room was delightful and the grounds showed off the natural beauty of the place. Mark was very helpful and knew the area well. The dining area, patio and sitting room were perfect. Native American dwellings and classes available in the summer. Look into this wonderful place for an uncommon, delightful experience. Breakfasts and guest snacks were great.

Road Scholar Hiking

5 on November 11, 2011

I was on a Road Scholar trip hiking and learning about the archeology of the area. All the staff were wonderful, helpful and very informative.

Another great visit

5 on September 20, 2011

We spent 4 nights at Kelly Place and it is never enough. Wonderful location in the canyon, adjacent to Canyon of the Ancients. We'll definitely stay there again.

Very quiet and peaceful

4.0 on August 21, 2011

Kelly Place is situated in a very quiet and serene area of Cortez. My husband and son and daughter-in-law spent two nights in their two bedroom suite. Very nice room for two couples. You share a kitchen and living room which is very nice for visiting. Best part was the covered porch that had a BBQ grill (unfortunatley only the rotisserie part of the grill worked, so it took some creative cooking to grill the steaks!) Bet a very relaxing and beautiful location. We would definitely stay again.


1.8 on July 16, 2011

Room below average. Room smaller than anticipated. Cooling unit did not work properly. Bed and pillows were too firm. plates and glasses very cheap. Good things: Food was good and local Kiva was exceptional.

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2.6 on December 18, 2008

Although the room and service was a little disappointing, the Kelly Place is still an unusual and lovely spot. Hiking trails behind the house and interesting visitors made our stay interesting. Some rooms way better, too.

Rejuvenate and relax -who needs a spa day!

4.0 on November 16, 2008

I've visited Kelly Place several times over the past few years, and I have already made reservations for next spring. It is a destination in and of itself, very serene, spiritual and rich with history, there's no limit of things to discover. If you are accustomed to more posh accomodations, then spend the extra and get one of the cabins, especially the deluxe cabin which is set apart with it's own patio and very spacious. It's great to have one of the rooms with a kitchenette if you are staying awhile and don't want to go to Cortez for dinner everyday. If you are looking for a comfortable place to rest and don't need the "extras," the lodge rooms are great! So here is the reason to visit - explore! First check out the self guided tour - the kiva's are incredible - and watch your step so you don't break any potsherds. Then hike into the Canyons of the Ancients to discover ruins one after another, then hike Sand Canyon (WOW!), then go to Hovenweep, then Mesa Verde if you still haven't had enough. But by then, you'll find the crowds at Mesa Verde to be kind of annoying. Anyway, once you come here, you will get it. Oh yeah, you get a really good breakfast too...

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Location Type

10 miles west of Cortez, CO, in McElmo Canyon, 25 miles from Mesa Verde National Park, Countryside

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Casino, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Mesa Verde National Park, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, Trading Posts, Anasazi Heritage Center, Ute Mountain Tribal Park, Hovenweep National Monument, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Telephone, VCR, Videos

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Mountain Bike trails, Meditation retreats, Vision quest retreats, Primitive pottery workshop, Archaeologist-guided hikes, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4-8:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Only on porches and courtyard
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Single night's stay invokes $20 surcharge.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit equivalent to the cost of the first night's stay
  • Cancellations: Refund, minus $15 booking fee, if cancelled ten or more days before date of arrival. If cancelled or changed within the 10 days, the deposit or 50% of cost of entire stay, whichever is greater, is charged.



Marc Yaxley and Jerene Waite

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

2 outdoor cats

About the innkeepers

We enjoy archaeology, photography, technology, science, cooking, and human diversity!

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Full country-style

  • Time Served: 7:30-8:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

, Lunch & Dinner for, groups of 8 or more


14537 Rd. G , Cortez, CO 81321 USA (Show map)

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