Willowtail Springs B&B and Cabins Reviews


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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.2

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Inner Peace!

5 on April 11, 2016

I was pleasantly surprised at our sweet and charming accomodations at Willowtail Springs! I couldn't believe how peaceful it felt! The grounds and our bungalow allowed me some much needed rest, recuperation and inner peace. The energy on the property is calming and left me longing for more! I can't wait to go back for my next time out from life to rest, reflect, slow down and enjoy. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Getaway in a bungalow

3.4 on June 08, 2015

It was cozy with outstanding views! Very quiet and relaxing.

A True Gem in Mancos, CO!

5 on April 12, 2015

What a wonderful time we had in The Lakehouse at Willowtail Springs! It was perfect! My kids loved the cabin, they didn't want to leave! It was so cozy and perfect for our stay while visiting Mesa Verde. Lee and Peggy are awesome, such great people, and they have provided a beautiful gem of a B & B for those traveling in the area. We had everything we could wish for at Willowtail Springs - peace, quiet, beauty, relaxation and fun - the canoes on the lake were a great source of fun for our girls, 12 and 10. Thanks again - we hope to come back someday!

What A Great Find!

5 on October 03, 2014

Had a wonderful stay at the Bungalow cabin. Peggy and Lee have created a little piece of heaven on earth. My husband and I have not been that relaxed in years. The view from the bungalow is so picturesque, the sun on the lake with the mountains in the background. Just lovely. The frig was stocked with farm fresh eggs, fruit, wonderful bread, just everything you need to get you going in the morning. The cabin itself is such a great mix of quirky and quaint. I can't wait to stay there again!

Heavenly retreat

3.8 on September 29, 2014

Unbelievably beautiful location, a little off the road but made it so quiet and bucolic. Make sure to get the map the owners send you, otherwise it can be difficult to find the first time. Rooms are decorated with antiques and artwork with love. Our bungalow faced the large pond which had many birds and a superb view. Queen bed was comfortable and kitchen had just about everything you might need. There is no daily housekeeping which was fine with us.

Serene, beautiful and relaxing location close to Mesa Verde

4.6 on September 17, 2014

Very comfortable place to stay but the best part was the fresh eggs, homemade bread and raspberry jam, good coffee and juice available for breakfast. Oh, and the friendly cat and dog just added to the charm. Would stay here again.

Durango Country Get-away

5 on August 05, 2014

If you truly want to have a country get-away place, this is it, and in a good way! You can really relax and unwind here. Our host Lee, made us feel very welcome. He gave us the grand tour, including the stocked refrigerator for breakfast, and then left us alone. We stayed in the Garden Cottage. It is a beautiful rustic fashioned cabin. We stayed here with another couple, and when we split the price, there is no place you will find a better value! We look forward to staying here again. We highly recommend it.

peace and solitude

3.6 on August 04, 2014

Breakfast is not made for you, but wonderful supplies are left in your cabin. Unless you ask for any assistance, you are alone in a lovely cabin on the lake (Bungalow). The grounds are really lovely, with meandering gardens and canoes on the lake. The owners are very sweet and helpful.

Lake House getaway

4.6 on July 21, 2014

We had the opportunity to stay at this lovely place for a couple of nights. It is such a charming place with gracious hosts/owners. Two nights was not enough! The Absolute Bakery and Olios restaurants are outstanding local dining options.

WillowTail Springs - a bit of Heaven!

4.6 on May 27, 2014

Not only is the location of Willowtail Springs in a private, quiet location, the cabins are also situated for privacy and solitude. We stayed in the Bungalow and were comfortable from the moment we walked in the door. Lee and Peggy were enjoyable, helpful and very respectful of their guests. The mornings and evenings were spent watching the wildlife over the pond and floating about in the canoe.

Sanctuary of Solitude

4.2 on April 02, 2014

Dust storms, snow squalls and bluebird skies. The atmosphere is spectacular, best viewed from within this cozy shelter.

August in the Mountains

3.8 on August 26, 2013

An excellent retreat; restful & scenic. We particularly enjoyed the beautiful gardens, the lake & mountain view from the bedroom & dining room, & the playful & chatty ducks. And there could not be warmer or more pleasant hosts than Peggy & Lee. We were discussing our next visit before we left.

Wonderful Time....

5 on August 12, 2013

Absolutely great cabin in the woods. Peggy and Lee are wonderful hosts and made sure we had everything we needed. We would definitely be back. Thanks for the wonderful memories!!!

A great stay - highlight of our CO trip.

4.0 on July 25, 2013

Perfect stay. Lovely pond with good fishing for the kids. Also lots of bird life. Cabin well appointed, private. (Garden Cottage) Hosts welcoming and helpful. Simple breakfast items provided, which suited us fine. Would definitely return!

Terrific place, private, quiet, beautiful, fun to hang out on the lake

5 on July 20, 2013

The place was private and beautiful. Two of the cabins overlooked the lake and coots. We took the canoe out and fished, and even caught fish (catch & release). Accommodations were very interesting with wonderful art of owner all about. Nice breakfast & snack items in the refrigerator, good coffee too.


5 on June 22, 2013

The stay at Willow-tail Springs was great. Everything you need for a relaxing time is there. The rooms are clean and furnished well. The lake is stocked with lots of fish. Most of all Peggy and Lee go out of there way to make you feel at home.My only regret was having to go home. There are loads of wildlife to view right from the lakeside deck. The flower gardens are all over the many trails to stroll around the area.I recommend this as a great place to get away from the busy world and just relax.I will never forget the 2 weeks a willow tail.

Best place to restore your sanity!

5 on June 21, 2013

I returned to Willowtail Springs for a second visit after doing an intensive course on Anastazi culture and pottery. I stayed in the Garden Cottage this time, the perfect place for a solo get-away (or a romantic tryst!) It has a peek-a-boo view of the wonderful lake and is surrounded by the unique pinion and juniper woods, much of it saved from the pine bark beetle by the diligent and caring hosts. The birds are the only ones that can be accused of being noisy! What a great place to rest and rejuvenate in a world that is so frenetic and busy. Every need is thoughtfully taken care of. And when you need other sustenance beside the farm-fresh eggs and home made bread and jam that is provided, Zuma, an organic grocery/coffee shop/Cafe is 15 minutes away in Mancos as is Olio, a wonderful bistro-type restaurant. The charm with which owners Peggy and Lee have decorated the abodes and the gardens shows the mind of the artist Peggy. Be sure to take a look at her work.

Really a fantastic stay

5 on April 18, 2013

We wanted to go to Mesa Verde to see the ruins and were looking for a nice place to stay. The owners have great attention to detail on the property and in the cabins (down to handmade and organic soaps and lotions). We played chess, my daughter read all of the children's books (of which there were dozens), and cooked a lot of our own meals (which saved hundreds of dollars and is a much healthier choice). The evenings were serene on the deck overlooking the pond. Sleeping accommodations were fantastic. In fact, I bought new bedding when I got home to match the bed at the lake house. The owners were there if you needed them, but were not intrusive. We felt completely at home. We will definitely be back.

what a beautiful and relaxing place

4.6 on July 23, 2012

peggy and lee have created a beautiful oasis that is a breath takingly beautiful and quiet place to go to just get away from it all.... highly recommended !!


5 on June 17, 2012

After spending too many hours overworking ourselves in the corporate world, my boyfriend's and my stay at the Bungalow brought us so much peace and relaxation! We decided to stay on the property for our entire visit instead of sightseeing. It's just to hard to leave a place of beauty like this. Every detail was perfect, from the gardens of Irises and sound of beautiful birds to the artistic touch inside the Bungalow making it extraordinarily homey. Lee and Peggy have created such an amazing place to escape to. I would recommend a stay here to anyone! ~ Kelly

The Most Magical Place

5 on February 22, 2012

Willowtail Springs is an incredibly special place - the cabins are fully adorned with antiques, plants, rugs, pillows and throws, beautiful original art work hangs on the walls, the gardens and lake and views are fabulous, and the creative and caring spirits of Peggy & Lee fill the property with peace and tranquility. A MUST on your places to stay!

Peaceful Paradise in Colorado

4.4 on October 23, 2011

What a beautiful and peaceful place to relax and get away. Peggy and Lee have created an oasis. If you need a place to de-stress and calm your life, this is the place to go.

Loved it!

5 on October 21, 2011

  The loving care of a master gardener and the heart and mind of an artist are evident in this beautifully maintained, thoughtfully designed, well provisioned and spotlessly clean hideaway. With attention to every detail for a comfortable and memorable experience, this place is simply wonderful. 

wonderful weekend in Mancos

4.8 on October 17, 2011

We had a wonderful fall weekend in Mancos and the highlight of it was not Mesa Verde, which was great, but our stay at Willowtail Springs and its delightful and helpful proprietor, Peggy. The lakeside cabin was just wonderful and we wondered why we were not just staying the whole week since there was not enough time to see the local sights and enjoy all the cabin and its surroundings had to offer. We will be back. The Baber and Kalinowski Families


3.6 on September 26, 2011

Our stay at Willowtail Springs was one of the most relaxing stays we have experienced in recent memory. It made our 41st wedding celebration exceptional. I would highly recommend a few days at Willowtail to experience nature at its best.

Great anniversry place

4.4 on September 19, 2011

For several years now, we have gone to Willowtail Springs for long weekends to celebrate our anniversary. It's a perfect place to relax and be together: beautiful, peaceful, and welcoming. We really like that quality breakfast foods are in the fully-equipped residences, and we never have to leave the grounds. Peggy and Lee are great hosts!


3.8 on September 17, 2011

fantastic location, great hosts. We had the Bungalow which has a great view of the lake. no restaurants without driving for 10-15 mins but good self catering & they provided a lot of basics. Remember you're at 7,000 ft & can be a problem. Drink plenty of water. Would love to go back.

Excellent accommodation

4.4 on September 04, 2011

The lake house is beautiful and in a wonderful setting, with terrific views of the mountains across the small lake on the property. We had three adults and two children during our stay, and there was plenty of room. The kitchen is well-appointed and it was easy for us to prepare meals when we wanted. Peggy and Lee were excellent hosts, and were very helpful when we needed advice about outings. The location is a good launching point for visits to several outstanding national parks and other sightseeing locations: Mesa Verde, Monument Valley (2.5 hours away), Arches National Park (just under 3 hours away) and the San Juan scenic byway. We look forward to returning someday!

A Magical Retreat

4.4 on August 29, 2011

Our family of four, which includes two teenagers, recently spent two days at this special place nestled in the woods 10 minutes from Mesa Verde National Park. We wish we could have spent more time there enjoying the peaceful surroundings from our comfortable porch, canoeing on the pond, enjoying breathtaking sunsets and the bright star filled night sky. The cabins are creatively decorated reflecting Peggy's artistic talent. Peggy and Lee are friendly, helpful hosts and organic products are provided for breakfast each morning. Our stay at Willowtail Springs has provided a special memory for our entire family and we are looking forward to our return.

A picture is worth a thousand words... Watch this and see for yourself

5 on August 22, 2011

Let's just say that this video says it all - the memory my husband & I have to share is beyond my wildest dreams, it's more like a fantasy look for yourself. http://www.paintthedog.com/index.php/sample-videos/wedding Peggy, Lee & Beth did everything to make our experience wonderful - they also recommended the wonder videographer and photographer that captured this for us - we'll have these beautiful memories forever. We do indeed highly recommend the Abode at Willowtail Springs - we plan to celebrate our anniversaries there too!

Heaven on Earth

5 on August 12, 2011

The Lakehouse at Willowtail Springs is amazing! As we pulled up the gravel drive, we were immediately greeted by Lee who graciously gave us a guided tour through the Lakehouse. We enjoyed making scrambled eggs and toast (from the fresh organic eggs, organic bread, and homemade cherry&rasberry jam waiting for us in the fridge and dining on the spacious deck overlooking the little lake with mountain views and listening to the hummingbirds buzzing around.

Best b and b ever

4.8 on August 05, 2011

This is the absolute best b and b i have ever stayed in. Beautiful and elegant with splendid scenery, great food and warm welcoming service.

Incredible Place To Stay

4.6 on July 15, 2011

This was the best place we have ever been to for a getaway! Everything exceeded our expectations and we would definitely go back again and have recommended our friends to do the same.

Willowtail Cabins

3.6 on July 05, 2011

Beautiful spot on the mountains. Views are great. The host & hostess were wonderful friendly people. The fish pond was very pretty but nearly impossible to fish because of hydrilla. We truely enjoyed our stay. It is close enough to town for dining.

Repeat Visitor and will go again!

4.6 on June 29, 2011

If you want a comfy shabby chic place to relax- Willowtail is your destination. We found it on the internet years ago and return everytime we are in the area. There are great places to walk, read, relax and the fishing is fun! Lee and Peggy are a delight ! Get away while still remaining close to many attractions.

My favorite local retreat

5 on February 06, 2011

The charm and ambiance that Peggy and Lee have created is second to none, making this a great place to clear the mental clutter, forget about work for a couple of days and truly relax. Peggy and Lee are delightful hosts. My favorite cabins are the Bungalow and the Garden Cottage, mainly because they are smaller and more intimate when it's just one or two people. No details are overlooked... fresh coffee beans, real cream in the fridge, Peggy's homemade berry preserves, crisp linens, and all immaculately tidy and clean...not to mention the simple pleasure of wandering and exploring through the fantastic gardens. I've recommended Willowtail Springs to many friends who have thanked me again and again.

Amazing Experience

5 on January 25, 2011

I had a epiphany at the B&B, as I realized things can be very different then they had been for years for me. My most sincere thanks is extended to Peggy and Lee for the amazing opportunity to change the course of my life.

Heaven on Earth

5 on January 13, 2011

I was fortunate enough to enjoy several nights at Willowtail last October, and I am anxiously awaiting my next stay! Willowtail is off the beaten path, but easily accessible to Durango and the charming little town of Mancos; Peggy and Lee are elegant hosts, who have a knack for providing upscale amenities, and at the same time, providing a cozy, wabi sabe-like, "plop yourself down and read, knit, meditate, or chat" atmosphere than cannot be topped. I now consider it my home away from home--a respite from the daily stresses and a rejuvenating experience.

So great, I rented all the cabins!

5 on January 07, 2011

My husband and I rented all of the cabins to put our family up during our wedding celebration. Though the wedding was off-site (200+ guests), we got ready, took pictures and spent quality family time at Willowtail Springs. It snowed in the mountains and the view from each cabin was gorgeous! What a way to spend and remember such a special time in our lives! My husband and I stayed in the bungalow, an excellent space for a couple. The Lakehouse was my favorite though. It is so roomy and comfortable. Excellent for big families because the kitchen and dining room were big enough to accommodate everyone. The Garden House was really great too and just far enough away from the other two cabins to give a little more privacy. Peggy and Lee were so accommodating and made the event very special for us. We loved that we had all of the breakfast items and snacks in the cabin to eat at our leisure and the details in each cabin were so unique. If you have time, and you are lucky, maybe Peggy will grace you with one of her fabulous stories. Lee was really sweet. He stays busy keeping the place in tip-top shape! Thank you Willowtail Springs for a great getaway for our family! We will be back!

Willowtail Springs B&B and Cabins

3.4 on September 14, 2010

It was way more than what we expected and was a last minute choice. The people were very nice and welcoming, the best I have ever met. Would love to return but the odor of cat urine was everywhere in the downstairs. Tried to air it out but it didn’t work. It’s so sad for such a wonderful place owned by outstanding people!

Innkeeper Response
To our guests who stayed with us for two days last September, We appreciate you taking the time to review our property and for the nice comments you made on our place and our hospitality in Bed and Breakfast.com. We are, however, very puzzled and concerned about your mention of cat urine smell. We have two cats and one dog, Recognizing that some guests are allergic to animals, especially cats, we also advise guests to please avoid inviting the cats inside. The dog will not come into the cabins and we have a no pet policy so our guests never bring their own pets. We are sorry that you did not share this problem with us during your stay – when we would have had a chance to investigate and, possibly, remedy the situation. We are a large property with our cabins on the edge of a 4 acre lake in the middle of 60 acres of a pinion/juniper forest. Sometimes after a rain, or if the breeze is right, the natural scent might resemble cats. We have raked our brains trying to figure out what else this could have been. Since your review, we have also done extensive cleaning/deodorizing to make sure there is no odor from another source. Again, we are sorry that you were less than pleased. We would have been grateful to have had the opportunity to pinpoint and solve whatever the cause of the scent was. We both work long hours to make sure that our guests are comfortable, happy and enjoy their experience with us.

- Peggy & Lee (innkeeper)

Beyond Anything We Imagined

5 on July 19, 2010

Lee and Peggy are the perfect hosts for a perfect getaway. Upon arrival we were greated by Lee who made us feel welcome right away. Along with Lee, we received a friendly greeting from Rudy, his dog. Lee took us on a tour of the Garden Cottage and explained everything to us. We also met Peggy later on. She made us feel like family. The cabin had everthing we needed including Wi-Fi which alowed us to continue our internet diary of our trip. The cabin has a TV with plenty of channels. There is a stereo and a DVD player along with DVDs. Later, Lee took us on a tour of the property. He stopped what he was doing and gladly did this. The boating on the lake was another pleasant surprise. The lake is a birdwatchers paradise. Hiking around the property was great as well. In summary, Peggy and Lee provide a property that accomodates just about everyone's tastes. If they do not have it or you need it, Lee is just a phone call away. We are from Washington, D.C., a long ways away, but we WILL make it a point to return here. Thank you Peggy and Lee for a stay that was beyond our imagination.

A must stay when in the area!

4.4 on July 12, 2010

We stayed at the Bungalow, which was the most fantastic Log cabin and view we could have imagined. The Property was wonderful! I would highly recommend staying here if you are in the area. You are very close to Mesa Verde.

This is the real deal!

5 on February 21, 2010

If you want absolute class with a welcoming, relaxed homey touch and eclectic cabins - Willowtail Springs is the place. I can't recommend it highly enough. You will leave with a lighter step, a calm mind and new friends. Less than 10 miles off the road and you are in a wilderness of trees and lake and birds everywhere. You can't help but feel like you met old friends with Peggy and Lee. But, if you just need to escape - appreciate the land and be alone - fear not, you will find that also. GO! NOW! Enjoy.


5 on July 21, 2009

Our experience at this B&B could not have been more outstanding- from the locally grown breakfast items, to the serenity of it's location, this establishment is an impressively hospitable haven with friendly staff!

Amazing Place To Stay

5 on June 26, 2009

Our stay there was quite literally the beginning of a life changing adventure. Absolute serinity, peace, and relaxation. When you need to get away from it all, this is the place to go.

This place is so very special

5 on May 02, 2009

This is the most beautiful place I've ever been. I took my husband here for his birthday, and also to heal from a recent loss my family experience. I really think this place provides the quiet and peace that people need in these stressful times. I will return as soon as I can.

Rustic Charmer

4.4 on October 31, 2008

The ambiance at the cottages and the grounds is very welcoming, and eclectic. A wonderful mix of art and natures beauty. Peggy and Lee, the owners, could not have been more welcoming, hospitable, or generous!

Abode at Willowtail Springs B&B and Cabins

5 on August 29, 2008


Willowtail Springs B&B and Cabins


  • Nightly Rate $229 - $289
  • Reviews (48) 4.6
  • Accepts Gift Cards

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  • Phone 1-9705337592
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