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Grizzly Roadhouse Bed and Breakfast

Grizzly Roadhouse Bed and Breakfast

Grizzly Roadhouse Bed and Breakfast and Vacation Rentals is located near Cortez, Colorado, and offers three cottages for reservation. Two of these—Deerhaven Guest Cottage and Grizzly Rose Guest Cottage—are cottages with similar amenities, such as two bedrooms and a wraparound veranda, while the third is an opened-concept studio apartment, called the Bears Den. All three accommodations have a living area and a kitchen where guests prepare their own meals. In total, the property encompasses 30 acres, and guests are free to explore the gardens, the koi pond, or the tipi found around the premises. Mesa Verde National Park is close to the Bed and Breakfast, and, as such, the property benefits from being near a designated dark-sky sanctuary. Michelle, the owner of the business, recommends that those staying with her also visit the Yucca House National Monument, Sand Canyon, Hovenweep National Monument, and other historic locations during their time in the area.


Situated on a 30-acre property just outside of Cortez, Colorado is the Grizzly Roadhouse Bed and Breakfast. The Bed and Breakfast features a variety of options for accommodations, including a large cottage called Deerhaven, which consists of two bedrooms, a formal living room, a great room, and a fully equipped kitchen. Grizzly Rose is another similar cottage with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a kitchen. Additionally, visitors can stay in the Bears Den Studio Apartment, which is described by the owner, Michelle, as having an open floor plan with a living room, queen-size bed, walk-in bathroom, and a “convenience kitchen.” Both Grizzly Rose and Deerhaven have wraparound verandas, and every cottage features stained glass pieces and other artwork created by Michelle and her nieces.

Guests at Grizzly Roadhouse Bed and Breakfast have access to cottage-specific private parking, and they can also enjoy a koi pond, various gardens, and the communal tipi, the latter of which serves as a cultural and religious space for ceremonial events on the premises. “The property is very spiritual,” says Michelle. Visitors can schedule appointments for a spiritual therapy session and or a stone massage with her if they would like. Michelle expresses that exploring the whole property is encouraged.

The Bed and Breakfast's location next to land owned by the Bureau of Land Management (or BLM) offers visitors the opportunity to hike and observe wildlife. Nearby, one can find Mesa Verde National Park, which comprises sites of historical and cultural significance as well as opportunities for fishing and river rafting on nearby rivers. Yucca House National Monument, Ute Mountain, Sand Canyon, and Hovenweep National Monument are also deemed by Michelle as popular and interesting attractions in the area. For dining options, guests can try some of the local restaurants recommended by Michelle in Cortez, such as The Lounging Lizard and Fiesta Mexicana.


The primary focus of the Grizzly Roadhouse Bed and Breakfast, according to Michelle—the owner of the establishment—is to ensure that those staying on the premises feel relaxed and rejuvenated, which she believes can foster a sense of connection to the universe. A number of visitors come to explore the ancient Puebloan ruins in the area, and during their stay, Michelle encourages them to learn more about the Pueblo culture. She strives to make herself available for her guests whenever they may need help. They can reach out to her via phone for assistance. One unique aspect of the property is the possibility of seeing the Milky Way in the sky on clear nights. This is because the cottages are situated in a designated dark-sky area, as the property is positioned on the edge of Mesa Verde National Park, providing a suitable environment for stargazing.

There have been positive reviews from former guests' experiences at Grizzly Roadhouse Bed and Breakfast. Some of them mention how grateful they were for Michelle’s hospitality and knowledge of the area. One person said, “This is a level of hospitality that is rare and 100% genuine on Michelle’s part. You can feel that she enjoys providing her guests with a good experience.” Others appreciated the proximity to attractions and Cortez, as one person commented that “the location is great, only a little less than ten minutes away from the town center.”

In order to maintain an atmosphere of relaxation and rejuvenation, there are some policies that Michelle has put into place which must be followed by guests. One of the most important is that no pets are allowed to stay with guests on the premises, as Michelle is allergic to dogs. It should also be noted that those who desire to smoke must do so outside and away from the buildings around the property, with the exception of the tipi. Additionally, there is a two-night minimum for anyone who wants to stay in one of the accommodations. 

Grizzly Roadhouse Bed and Breakfast operates throughout the year, with the busiest period typically falling between March and October. Michelle attributes the peak season to the favorable weather conditions during this time of year and the operating season of nearby Mesa Verde National Park, which attracts a significant number of visitors.


The history of Grizzly Roadhouse Bed and Breakfast dates back to its establishment by Michelle, the present owner, who purchased the property from her parents in 1989. Initially, the land served as her parents' homestead before Michelle decided to transform it into a traditional Bed and Breakfast. In 1995, she further expanded the offerings by constructing the Grizzly Rose Guest Cottage. However, in 2015, Michelle transitioned the property into more of a vacation rental with the addition of Deerhaven.

Michelle's passion for hospitality led her to study the field in college, and she gained experience working in various hotels throughout her career. This background inspired her decision to open a vacation rental of her own, as she found great enjoyment in providing accommodations to guests. One of Michelle's favorite aspects of her job is the opportunity to meet and get to know the people who stay with her, many of which are returning guests. She values getting to know her visitors on a personal level and cherishes the connections she has made with them over the years. 

Over her 30-year ownership of the land, Michelle has made significant enhancements to the property. In addition to the guest cottages and the apartment, she has expanded the main house and constructed the koi pond. Looking ahead, Michelle has plans to potentially expand the accommodations with the addition of five more vacation rentals, which would provide even more options for guests.

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3450 Highway 160/491
Cortez, Colorado 81321
United States


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