Kelly Place Guest Reviews

These reviews are taken from our room guest books.
Many thanks to those that commented about our place!


We loved our stay here. It was like going home in the middle of our vacation. The location is amazing. The snow-covered mountain across the way was the best thing to wake up to. Seeing the beautiful deer dance in the road and the little chirps from the birds out front. We can't wait to come back with our friends and family. How could we forget this place?
-Lukaza and Suchi

bird There is no way to describe this Eden among B&Bs and other places away from home. Marc and Jerene provide an incredible space to enjoy nature, to walk back in time, to enjoy great food and beer and last but not least, to enjoy their wonderful sense of humor and stories of the area. We look forward to longer stays in the future and are grateful for this past week.
-John & Marie

We had a wonderful time! Enjoyed the hiking, the solitude, the fire pit and the kiva fireplace was awesome. It's a great place to stay. We look forward to coming back.
-Mark & Lisa

Found you on the internet and really glad I did! Hopefully, we'll see you again.
-Mary & Richard
koko This was a great experience for the family! Four days of relaxation and enjoyment! Mom found the place in a Colorado guide book and it's definitely a pleasure. The mesas and canyons were beautiful, the staff very friendly, the history intriguing! Visiting Mesa Verde was a blast and catching the scampering lizards on the rocks was so fun. We hope to come back and maybe move here.
-Analie & Family

We had a great time exploring the ruins. The kivas were awesome! The breakfast was great. We hope to see you again soon. We had a wonderful, relaxing time here. This is a special spot.
-Dell, Beth & Family

& Thank you Kelly Place for making our five night stay in the deluxe cabin have the feeling of home. Every morning we could wake up early and have breakfast (which usually consisted of the most delectable fruits, breakfast quesadillas, pancakes, scrambled eggs, French toast or more). Everyone was very welcoming and the Kelly Place location was perfect. The cherry on top here, though, was the patio. We could not have asked for more!
-Natasha & Family

So far, I love it hear! I love the breakfast, the hikes and the went down in a cellar thing. It was wonderful!
-Cecilia, age 6
We have enjoyed the wonderful hospitality and beautiful, peaceful setting at Kelly Place. Our family of five was able to settle back and relax after a day of sightseeing. The kids loved exploring the ruins both on site and in the Canyons of the Ancients. Breakfast was divine and the afternoon and evening snacks were something to look forward to. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
-The Leoni Family

Kelly Place - Great job! Perfect spot for a family to unwind, relax, and re-connect! I think we were guided here by the good Lord. He knows what we need and when we need it. I knew nothing of this place-but we're here and I love it!! Thank you, Kelly Place, for everything!
-Diane & family

deer Thank you for sharing the peaceful & interesting home you've made. We enjoyed numerous hiked adventures during our 2-day stay. We will be back and will tell our friends in the Phoenix area to visit also. Hope to see you soon!
-Rand & Judy

Big Nature, wonderful places, nice people, not enough time.
-Wolf & Diana

Such a fascinating place. Can't wait to come back again-for a longer stay. One night just wasn't enough! Thank you for sharing your fabulous home with us and for the delicious breakfast and relaxing, comfortable accommodations.
-Jim & Kathy & Family

New Year's '09 Snow falling on junipers

Very enjoyable visit. Sorry we could only be here one night. Hope to return next year. Food was great, people very friendly; great place to stay. The stars at night, sensational!
-Lenore & Dave

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful place! Kelly Place is more than a great place to stay; it is a once in a lifetime experience. Being able to go in the ruins, and especially the kivas, make it very special. And thanks for publishing the "39 cent tour guide". It helps a lot. We walked a little way up the side canyon by the duplex cabins-and it just sucked us in-we wanted to keep going (but it was sunset!). We will be back!
-Dan & Sue
Grist Family Reunion-58 members of the Grist family enjoyed 3 days of fellowship in this beautiful area. Some "camped" in tent/motor homes. Others filled the rooms which were very nice and comfortable. We all agreed the staff is "top-rated" and made wonderful, delicious meals. We hope to return.
-June & Family

We came down for our 10th anniversary and were not disappointed! One night is not enough! We will definitely come back. The breakfast was excellent and the company around the table was good!
-Don & Carolyn

We are a family of today. We enjoy TV, DVD, Internet, cell phones, etc., so the initial reaction to this environment was a shock. However, after the first few hours, I realized how great this experience could be. Along with all the beautiful sights in the area, great hikes, interesting sites on the property, we also had QUALITY family time. We had picnics, grilled nightly, roasted s'mores, played games & just enjoyed being together! Thanks!
-Ari & Family

bird Sorry we could only stay four nights. Extremely relaxing place to be. Will miss the three little cats, the cool nights, the gorgeous surroundings and the wit and humor of our hosts. Hopefully we will return.
-Jo & Neil

Thank you so very much for a breath of fresh air. The country-side and the accommodations were a much needed break from an otherwise hectic life. The horseback ride and flintknapping lessons were both a special treat that exceeded our expectations. We encourage you to continue offering them as options for your guests.
-Bill & Jenny
Thank you for a few nice days here at Kelly Place. This morning we woke up to a hummingbird feeding on the floors in the courtyard and deers grassing under the apple trees. We also had a great visit to Hovenweep. Thanks for taking care of us.
-Drakos Family

We had everything we needed: comfy room, nature & beautiful walks, quiet, great breakfasts & snacks, proximity to all the 4 Corners places, and help when we needed it. A wonderful place & we'll be back.
-Kerry & Marilyn

Wow! What a wonderfully serene place-"far from the madding crowd" of TV, cell phone, Blackberry, Twitter, texting, etc. Our cabin was very comfortable (love the kiva fireplace). The food was outstanding. And the opportunity to explore ruins with a knowledgeable guide was magnificent. We'll be back!
-Bob & Doris

Wonderful visit-Should have spent our whole vacation here.
-John & Libby & Family

Beautiful place-amazing stars, scenery and perfect for a BBQ. Wine not half bad either.
-Paul & Rebecca

Great time visiting the ruins, Beautiful place that takes you back in time.
-Robert & Anita
We love this place. This is our third visit to Kelly Place. Wine is great, breakfast bagels are great, ruins are great, redrock canyons are great! What more can you ask for? (Well, the accommodations are great and the host and hostess are super neat people!)
-Glenn & Cherie

koko Incredible place to be even in the hot heat of summertime. The hike to the ruins out back are worth it for sure. Bring plenty of water though. Great food and accommodations and peaceful surroundings. Enjoy!
-The Strouds

We came to escape the roar of motorcycles and succeeded. Very quiet and peaceful. Loved the hikes on White Rim. It was great to be able to take the grandkids inside 2 intact kivas. Breakfasts were wonderful. Marc & Jerene, thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge. We will be back.
-The Hoonans

3 days in early Sept-who cares which ones. We did what we wanted, rested often, got up with the sun, went to bed with the moon. Walked the walks and are now revitalized. Thanks for the regrounding. Awesome thunderstorms too. They came only at night. Just like in Camelot.
-Southwards & Bubniaks, California dreamers

Jim [staff archaeologist] and Ruth [San Juan Mountain Alliance archaeologist for Road Scholar program] led a dynamic learning experience for the 20 of us. We surveyed, drew, measured, photographed and explored the ancient dwellings and work surfaces. The more we learned, the more we questioned and dreamed about. Kelly Place is a wonderful place to relax and gain weight due to the delicious meals. A cold beer after a day in the field was restorative. Mr. Riley and Miss Cookie Dough and family [cats] delighted us. One of our best vacations.
-Lynne & Tom

So loved our peaceful respite here at your beautiful place. A gift to us on our ten day journey through the southwest. Our guide Paula opened our eyes and hearts to the wonder and importance of the Anasazi people. If ever possible, we hope to return to your little piece of paradise. Incredible breakfasts!
-Ralph & Sally
What an amazing place to bring in the New Year. We sat in silence for 4 days with amazing people, creating clarity, awareness and love. The staff was wonderful and we felt well taken care of while we were here.
-Nick & Rachel (New Year's silent meditation retreat sponsored by Durango Dharma)

What an amazing area! Marc was a wonderful, helpful, friendly host-with great beer too! The food was to die for-Thank you! The land holds huge handfuls of history. My mom could have spent weeks discovering treasures & sites. And I couldn't have given my children a better history lesson. What a gem of a place!
-Gabbi & Family

deer Jerene & Marc & KP Staff Thanks for your heartfelt help and hospitality. -Terry
Endlessly wonderful food! Space! Loving hospitality! Mucho gracias. -Aeloisha.
As always such fine space, food and company-especially peanut butter cookies. -Crist
Yummy apple cider soup. -Judy
Serving us with such great smiles. -Grace
For ever serving AVI with care and consciousness. Many thanks. -Jade
Feels like coming home. -Stephanie
Thanks for the wonderful care and love. -Laurie
Making me so welcome in my second home. -Peter
Thank you for creating a home for us away from home and serving us with love. -Suzanne
(Vision Quests sponsored by Animas Valley Institute™)

Dear Kelly Place, Thank you for hosting our experiential education trip. We loved learning about the Ancient Puebloan people and working with Diane [archaeologist] and Leander [pottery artist]. It was a great trip!
-The Telluride Mountain School's 1st & 2nd Graders

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