MAPS & Directions
Precise location of The Shalako House:
The Shalako House is 3/4 mile south of Jackson Lake.
Driving, we are 6 miles from Mancos
Drive to Mancos on Rt 160
At the only traffic light go north on Rt 184
Less than 1/4 mile take right onto County Rd 42 (sign - Jackson Lake / Mancos State Park)
Follow 42 for 4+ miles
Turn left onto County Road 'N' - (sign - Jackson Lake State Park \ Mancos State Park)
Follow 'N' for less than a mile, you will be at the State Park check-in booth
Don't check-in with them
Continue on 'N over the dam
Within a 1/4 mile there are many (10) mail boxes on the left – you are 1 mile from our house and the end of the road
Take a LEFT down the hill and bare left at the bottom
Go past the next drivewar
Bare RIGHT at the next driveway
When you pass the house with the sign 12491 you are 1/2 a mile from the house
¼ of a mile farther you will see a sign - "Shalako", stay left
Just before our house, you will pass a wood fenced horse paddock & a sign (Morgan X)
Our housekeeper will be cleaning up before and after your visit to our home. S/he will arrive on Saturday morning at 9:00 AM and will finish up before 3:00 PM.
Plan on arriving after 3:00 PM on Saturday. If you arrive earlier, please feel free to walk around the property and sit on the deck. Just please don't get in our housekeeper’s way because she is making the house just right for your visit.
Plan on leaving before 9:00 AM on Saturday. If you are not quite ready to leave by 9:00, don't get stressed out. Just get all of your bags out on the porch or in your car so that our housekeeper can get busy getting the house ready for the next guests.
Should these times be a problem for you, please contact us and we will try to work things out.
Our housekeeper will leave the door open and the key will be on the wood counter in the kitchen.
How things work or Where things are:
A folder with information about "How Things Work" in the Shalako house will be left on the counter with the keys. If you have any questions about how things work or where things are after you have consulted this book, please call (800) 485-2582. This phone number will ring at our home in Maine and we will answer any questions or solve any problem. If you need to have a problem solved by a real live person, we will call the appropriate person and they will work things out for you.
Address for people writing to you in Mancos:
12200 CR 41.9
Mancos, CO 81328
Telephone (970) 533-7383:
The telephone is on limited service. You may call any number that does not require a "1" except (800) numbers
All local calls including Durango can be dialed direct.
If you have a calling card access # that uses "1 800" you will be able to call long distance.
Unplug the phone if you don't want to have a phone interfering with your vacation.
$45/week - For use on reservoirs or placid streams - no white water excursions.
Old Town 169 - Honey Comb Fiberglass with 2 Seats, Wood Thwarts
3 Life Jackets
One adult must be with the canoe when used with children
Jackson Gulch Reservoir, McPhee Reservoir, the Dolores River at a small volume, etc
Not for use on white water rivers
Must sign release that puts the safety of a canoe outing in the hands of the renter
Fresh water for your stay - We will maintain the water in the tub in good condition as you would expect of any pool. We will drain the water, clean the tub, and refill it with fresh cold water, when the water becomes difficult to control the correct balanced conditions for bathing or the interior of the pool needs cleaning. However, we do offer the option of having fresh water for your stay. It will cost $35 to cover the worker's time, water and chemicals. Please let us know as soon as possible if you desire this option.
Maintaining the pool at 103* with the cover on does not consume much gas. It is when the cover is off (water is evaporating) and people are in and out of the water that increases the consumption of gas. If you do not want to use the pool or you do not want it heated, there will be no charge. Your usage of gas will be deducted from your security deposit.
Our Address as of May 21st:
Laird Carlson (207) 766-2418
6 Tolman Road
Peaks Island, ME 04108
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 - Mancos@lairdcarlson.com
Snail Mail - Laird CarlsonMid Sept -> Mid June12200 CR-41.9Mancos, CO 81328Mid June -> Mid Sept6 Tolman RdPeaks Island, ME 04108