Cortez Colorado Lodging

Lodge courtyard to relax in

Our historic lodging and retreat center is located in McElmo Canyon just West of Cortez Colorado, with Canyons of the Ancients National Monument forming our north border.

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during the COVID19 outbreak for service.

cortez colorado lodging Kelly Place is both an archaeological preserve and unique bed and breakfast located in the heart of the Four Corners region. Just 10 miles west of Cortez Colorado, our lodging is nestled among the red-rock canyons and majestic Sleeping Ute Mountain. In the 1960's, George and Sue Kelly, horticulturists from the Denver area, built the current lodge as their retirement home and created an "oasis on the edge of the desert" with orchards, gardens and courtyards among ancient Anasazi Mesa Verde Lodging Indian ruins.

Your hosts, Marc Yaxley and Jerene Waite, wish to share this oasis and provide an enjoyable and educational experience for all their guests.

Canyons of the Ancients There are over 25 documented prehistoric Indian sites on the 38-acre estate. Guests may follow our self-guided tour to any of these. Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, with the highest density of Ancestral Puebloan ("cliff-dweller") sites, borders Kelly Place to the north. Guests may enjoy hiking into the sculpted red-rock canyons and mesas located just out our back door.

Close by are Mesa Verde National Park and Hovenweep National Monument, a little farther out you'll find Monument Valley and Arches National Park. You'll find Kelly Place can be your retreat Cortez Co RV Camping away from it all. Come spend a night or two, have a country breakfast and hike the ancient trails all right on our private preserve.

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A great location for families,
retreats, schools, reunions!
Are all welcome here!

  • The best way to describe this Eden among B&Bs is simply incredible! Marc and Jerene provide an superb 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 future visits.
    -John & Marie
  • We had a great time exploring the ruins. The kivas were awesome! The breakfast was excellent. We hope to see you again soon. We had a wonderful, relaxing time here. This is a special spot. Kelly Place is the finest in Cortez Lodging you'll get!
    -Dell, Beth & Family
  • Kelly Place - Great job! Perfect spot for a family to unwind, relax, and re-connect! I knew nothing of this place-but we're here, I love it and the hosts provide an education in Anasazi lore!!
    -Diane & family
  • Sorry we could only stay four nights. Extremely relaxing place to be. Loved the three little cats, the cool nights, the gorgeous surroundings and the wit and humor of our hosts. Hopefully we will return.
    -Jo & Neil
  • 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].
    -The Telluride Mountain School

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Find us at: 14537 Road G, Cortez, Colorado, 81321       Phone:(970)565-3125

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