by Julie Bielenberg
Peaceful Meadows B&B and Lodge is the first vegan B&B in Colorado. The B&B is located in Southwest Colorado near Mesa Verde National Park, just outside the town of Mancos and situated near the Four Corners area and close to famous towns such as Durango, Silverton, Telluride, Arches and Moab. Trail of the Ancients, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Flagstaff are all about four hours away. The B&B has a two-story great room with a natural stone fireplace, large dining room table that seats 18+, and a hearty, complimentary, hot breakfast provided for each guest daily. There are nine bedrooms with private full bath and the lodge can accommodate up to 27 overnight guests. There is a large recreational room with a wood-burning stove, foosball, videos, play board games and a hot tub just outside.
Our Editor Loves
- Complimentary, hot breakfast
- Intimate, B&B setting
- Location and access to area attractions
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
Last weekend my wife and I visited Mancos and Flagstone Meadows Ranch for, regrettably, the eleventh and last time. We couldn't stay at Flagstone because Harris Court had sold it to a couple who promised to keep it as a bed and breakfast-but won't. That's another story.
This post is for all of us who loved Flagstone Meadows. It was a home away from home, a Native American Museum, a place to have conversations with people from all over the world during the great breakfasts Harris prepared and a perfect headquarters for day trips to the Four Corners, sometimes with Harris our expert guide. The leather couches, the fireplace, the deck and the mammoth breakfast table are irreplaceable and, yes, we'll stay out of the kitchen.
We, like so many others, didn't return to Flagstone Meadows because of the lodge or the location. We came because of Harris Court who we loved as a great friend. Harris was not only the perfect host but was a totally decent, honest, kind and caring person; the kind you'd want for a brother though the proximity of my birthday and his would have made that impossible unless one of us was adopted. So we wish Harris the absolute best as he travels to see his family in Arizona, Utah and Montana and we look forward to the time when he'll finally have the opportunity to visit us in Tennessee. I sincerely hope that so many of us to whom he has given so much will return the favor and have him to our homes-but don't book him until he travels to Chattanooga.
by Judi F
We had a wonderful experience with innkeeper Harris and the cool lodgers he attracts ! While the B & B is off the main road on a 3 mile dirt/stone road the views from every angle are spectacular - snow covered La Plata mountains on 1 side & Mesa Verde National Park on the other. One of the best reasons to stay here is to get to know Harris. He is Navajo, speaks the language, has a deep passion for his culture, knows everyone - he is a wealth of information' about sites and experiences that aren't in the tour books. We joined his Friends for a horseback ride deep into their ranch where we were treated to a genuine cowboy support and the melodic voice of 'cowgirl Lynn' - what a treat. By the way, the house is spotless, lots of gathering spaces in and out, beds are comfy, everyone has breakfast together - which we love because you interact with other guests, share great finds and faux pas, and makes it fun to have wine with them in the evenings.