Southwest CO Vacation Log Home Rental

  The Shalako house is at the end of a 1-mile long private road on 93 Acres 

In Operation Since 1995

Nestled amongst tall Ponderosa Pines

Pets Allowed for Additional Cost of $25/Week - Horses $7/day

Hot Tub Beautiful Views Inside Shalako House  Rates & Availablity Horse Facilities Weather

Rent Horses and go riding in the San Juan National Forest

MAPS & Directions

Come to the Southwest. Enjoy the archeology of the Four Corners and vacation with your pets in our cozy log home at the end of a gravel road. It is perched on the edge of a cool mountain stream on 93 secluded acres of Ponderosa, Pinion, Cedar, Sage and Pasture. A perfect setting for you and your horses. Panoramic views from various locations on our property include La Plata Mountains, Mesa Verde, Sleeping Ute Mountains, and Blue Mountains of Utah. Nestled in the foothills of San Juan Mountains, yet you are conveniently close to town.


Imagine your vacation - soaking in the hot tub embedded in our deck overlooking Jackson Gulch, walking or riding your horse on our trails (2.5 miles) or the extensive trails of the Mancos State Park or San Juan National Park, or quietly reading a book in the solitude of our end of the road retreat, you will love your vacation stay at the Shalako House in Mancos, Colorado. Don't forget to bring your pets!

Inside the Shalako House

Hot Tub & Deck Overlooking the Cool Mountain Stream

View and Vistas Surrounding the Shalako House

Horse Facilities and Riding Trails

Hike in the Wilson Peak Basin


  • Shalako House - Built in 1981 w/ Open Living Space & Cathedral Ceiling
  • Living/Dining Room - open plan with extra large widows on all sides
  • Kitchen - Gas Range, Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal
  • Pantry - Clothes Washer and Dryer and Food Storage
  • Guest Bedroom (queen size bed) and Bath with shower on 1st Floor
  • Master Bedroom (queen size bed) with Floor Length Windows, Deck, full bath with large Walk-in Closet on 2nd floor
  • Guest Bedroom (double size bed), Private Deck and Entrance on 2nd Floor
  • WYFI, VCR, DVD, Stereo, CD Player
  • Land Line with unlimitted calls within the US
  • Gas Grill next to the Hot Tub Overlooking Our Cool Mountain Stream
  • Horse facilities include Barn w/ 2 stalls, a paddock & miles & miles of trails
  • All Linens, Dishes, Spices, Pots and Pans etc. are all there for you
  • Just bring your own tooth brush and a good book



Hiking   Fishing     Mountain Bike Riding     Rafting

Horse Rental and Outfitters   Hot Springs    Golf


Mancos State Park               	Canyon de Chelly  
Mesa Verde                       	Crow Canyon  
Hovenweep National Monument	Arches National Park  
Monument Valley                  	Canyonlands  
Durango-Silverton Railroad       	San Juan National Forest,   
Chaco Canyon                     	San Juan Skyway

Mancos		5  Miles	Dolores      25 Miles   
Mesa Verde	12 Miles	Durango     32 Miles   
Cortez		22 Miles	Telluride    90 Miles 

HOW TO CONTACT US - Laird Carlson or Claudia Whitman

Mid Sept -> Mid June     (970) 533-7383

Mid June -> Mid Sept     (207) 766-2418

E-Mail -

Snail Mail -             Laird Carlson

	Mid Sept -> Mid June
	 12200 CR-41.9
	Mancos, CO    81328
	Mid June -> Mid Sept
	6 Tolman Rd
	Peaks Island, ME    04108