Hi this is KimAnna & Mike.
You will truly enjoy the uniqueness of our hand built cottage as well as our clear star studded sky. Our solar ranch is very peaceful and has been featured in “Faerie Magazine,” Tiny House, Mother Earth News, Drevo & Stavby ( a chec Republic Architectural Magizine) as well as being included in several Cordwood books and dvd’s!
We are open year round.
Please note that no smoking is allowed indoors, but smoking of all types is allowed outside 😉
About The “Mermaid Cottage” Del Norte
Hello Dear Travelers, the “Mermaid Cottage” is a sweet, hand built Cord-wood and bottle structure (You’ll feel like you’re in a beautiful kaleidoscope) of Amazing Art. Surrounded by majestic views, it is on the forefront of our paradise known as “Angel Rock Ranch.” Our 35 acre solar ranch has gorgeous views of the San Juan and Sangre de Cristo Mountains. We are about 1 hour from Wolf Creek Ski Area and are adjacent to the national forest, where nature abounds! We have a nice family of friendly cats and dogs here on the ranch, not to worry although they will greet you they don’t go in the Cottage. You will have your full privacy to enjoy what could be your base camp home for exploring the San Luis Valley and all its beauty and wonder! We are right on the Divide trail so this is a perfect oasis for anyone riding the Continental Divide! Right out your front door you can hike, bike, cross country ski, snowshoe, bird watch, rock climb and stargaze, just to mention a few. You are minutes to an hour away from the Rio Grande River, wilderness, Sand Dunes National Park, hot springs, Hooper Pool (Spring Fed) railroads, Creede theater, cafes (Windsor, Mystic Biscuit, Three Barrel Brewery, Chavallos and Perks), shopping (In town and Creede have the Best) and so much more!
In the Cottage you will find a small refrigerator, two burner stove on a granite counter top, t.v. with d.v.d.s only, and french press coffee and teas. Although small it includes all the comforts of home! The Mermaid Cottage is now OPEN YEAR ROUND. We are always happy to answer all your questions and to tell you all the wonderful places to see, so please just ask! We provide the makings of a breakfast of oatmeal and fixings, as well as fresh eggs from our chickens when available. We only use natural cleaning and laundry products as well, for your safety and our planet’s 🙂
PET OWNERS PLEASE NOTE:
We Welcome your pets but there will be a $15.00 fee per pet, per night. Please leave your pet fee with us or on your table before departing. This money not only goes towards the extra cleaning but it goes towards the care of our rescued animal family 🙂 Thank you for your Love and support!
We look forward to your visit!
Thank you, KimAnna & Michael
The gate and Cottage are always left open, so no key will be needed 🙂
You may check-in any time after 1:00 and check out any time before 11:00
If we see you and we are able, we will come down and welcome you, if not Please enjoy your stay and know that we truly appreciate your visit!
Always feel free to call us with any questions or concerns.
Other Things To Note
There is an extra $15 per PET per day charge, please leave this on the desk if you were not charged in advance. Thank you!!!
What is not to love!!!
The sky is so clear that at night you will enjoy all the beautiful stars, even the Milky Way is visible streaking across the nights sky! This area is known for it’s “Dark Sky’s” which means that it has some of the best star gazing in the country! There is No light pollution here ;-)))Nature is what you have and see from your front door, with only views of the Sangres and the San Juan Mountains. We only have two other homesteads in this valley and they are fantastic neighbors if you were to ever need anything and we were not around :~)
Mike and I live further up on the property where we have 6 dogs and 7 cats and also chickens and a turkey! We also have four sweet miniature ponies and four goats that you will be able to see from one of your windows and stroll over to give them a pet or a treat.
We find PEACE here like we have never experienced anywhere else, (I’m pretty sure this is a vortex area) and we are pleased to be able to share “Angel Rock Ranch” with you!
No smoking indoors please, outside it is fine and since we are in Colorado, if you have them, smoke them (outdoors Animals only with prior approval. If you turn the futon into a bed please use the mattress cover and sheets. in the closet on the high shelf.
Please wash all your used dishes.
Sweet dreams & Enjoy!!!!
Any questions feel free send us a message
You will want to have your own car and/or a mountain bike, which is lots of fun here!
Our Interaction with you
We do give you full privacy 🙂 for your entire stay. We will not enter the Cottage without letting you know first, unless there seems to be an emergency. If you are in need of anything please call me at (phone number hidden) or Mike at (phone number hidden). Thank you and enjoy your stay!
Each pet$ 15.00