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The Mermaid Cottage

"The Mermaid Cottage"
Inside "The Mermaid Cottage"
Queen size bed in "The Mermaid Cottage"
One of the glass walls in the shower. This one is a mermaid in "The Mermaid Cottage"
Close up of shower wall in "The Mermaid Cottage"
another wall inside "The Mermaid Cottage"
Another inside wall of "The Mermaid Cottage
Outside view from "The Mermaid Cottage"
KimAnna putting in the final wall of "The Mermaid Cottage"
Inside "The Mermaid Cottage"
Panoramic view of "The Mermaid Cottage
The Angel that watches over Angel Rock Ranch
New curtains in the Mermaid Cottage
New curtains in the Mermaid Cottage
The majestic view from inside Mermaid Cottage
A peek in the door of Mermaid Cottage
The new marble counter and double burner in Mermaid Cottage
Kolb Bike rally up at Angel Rock Ranch
A view from the road, this is the 35 acre ranch "Angel Rock Ranch" where the "Mermaid Cottage" lives.
Sunrise from the Mermaid Cottage
Mermaid Cottage at dusk

The "Mermaid Cottage" is located at the base of "Angel Rock Ranch", 13 miles northwest of    Del Norte, Colorado. This property is adjacent to national forest and BLM land, so not many neighbors and lots of beautiful nature! This area is perfect  for  mountian biking, dirt biking, hiking, rock climbing (we are only about 5 miles from Penietente Canyon), Snow shoeing, cross country skiing, reading of course, and animal watching (be sure to bring your camera) just to name a few!  The "mermaid Cottage is small (only 12' by 16') At195 feet it is a Tiny House for sure, yet very artistically done! It is built out of Cordwood and recycled bottles and full of original art. (Mostly Mermaids!) a very sweet private little get-a-way! We are proud and humbled to say that this sweet little Cottage has been featured in Faerie Magazine, Tiny House and Mother Earth news Bloggs.

Lodging Style and Amenities

The "Mermaid Cottage" sleeps one 1-2 adults (sorry due to the fragile nature no young children).

A very comfy queen size bed.

Includes a small frig. and a double burner for making coffee and for light cooking. we also include a french Press  and enough fresh ground  "Organic" Solar Roasted coffee for your morning wake up.

*There is a outside "Kiva" and Barbecue


Breakfast Style Served

Continental Breakfast

Season Open: We are now OPEN year-round :~)

Ranch Activities Available

The "Mermaid Cottage" is the perfect little base camp for all your San Luis Valley explorations!Which could include, Biking, hiking, rock climbing,  snowshoeing, skiing, star gazing, animal & bird watching, dirt biking, and rock hounding all from your front door. This area is a nature lovers paradise!

Close day trips might include: The Sand Dunes National Park, River Rafting, Soaking in any of the three hot springs, A visit to Creede which is a beautiful old mining town and their Repertory Theater, Toltec and Cumbres Scenic Railways, Museums,The Old Spanish Trail (which the "Peace of Art Cafe" is the Trail host for.) Wild life Sanctuaries, fishing, National Parks and Preserves, Golfing, Shopping and Dinning 

Rate Range: NEW RATES!!! $139.00 per night (plus $25.00 cleaning Fee, for stay) / $795.00 per week(plus $50.00 cleaning Fee)/ $2000.00 (plus $100.00 cleaning Fee) month Please add $15.00 per night per pet. Thank you!

Driving Directions



Please always call in advance before dropping in as this is a popular, peaceful, private get-a-way and we do not wish to disturb our guests. You can see lots of Photos on Airbnb and make your reservation through there as well. Thank you for respecting our guests privacy.

From Hwy 160 & 112 Hwy

*Head North on Hwy 112

go 3.1 miles

 Look for Signs-“La Garita” & “Penitente”

* take a left on 33 Rd. go 6 miles

Beautiful Road with the “Elephant Rocks” on your left.

 At 2.5 miles you will enter Saguache County the road changes to A38.

Note: Speed limit on this Road is 45 mph

Look for signs:

 “Old Women’s Creek” “Natural Arch” & 660

*Take a Left at A32 go 2.9 miles

*Take a right at “Boulders Edge”

*Take a left into the first driveway

on the left, #3201 Boulders Edge

Heading up driveway take the 1st left which will curve around to the left.

You’ve arrived at~

                 “The Mermaid Cottage”

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

Family owned and Operated with Love and care for you and this beautiful planet on which we have the honor of coexisting!

 ADA Accessibility Notes

We are sorry, a wheelchair wouldn't work well up here. Although the terrain is very people friendly, there is a gravel front yard to consider.

 Eco-Friendly Notes

The "Mermaid Cottage" is located on "Angel Rock Ranch" The entire ranch runs off of Solar Energy, So it is truely peaceful and gives one a true sense of well being.

This cute little cottage was built from standing dead cottonwood that came from our girlfriends buffalo ranch, also wine and beer Bottles from the 'Peace of Art Cafe" and friends, were recycled by becoming part of the walls. We use nontoxic dish soap and laundy detergent and cleaning products. The furnishings are antique, the sweet black porcelain sink was found in a second hand store by a friend and we gave it a second life by inbedding it into a vintage vanity. The sliding glass door was saved from going to a dump and all the windows were samples that no longer served a purpose. All the large Wood beams were locally milled, and we did hand build it ourselves.

We compost up here on the ranch, and recycle as much as possible. All bottle will be in future walls!

 Locally or Family Owned Business
 Pet Friendly Notes
We do allow well behaved pets. There is a $15.00 charge for each animal for nightly stays. for weekly or monthly, please call and we'll discuss it!

For More Information, Contact:

KimAnna & Michael Cellura-Shields
14475 W.Hwy 160, Del Norte, CO 81132
719- 657 -9042 · toll-free 877-O-PEDDLER (no R needed) · fax 719 657-9042

Tess P. wrote on September 02, 2012: Had an amazing stay at the Mermaid Cottage!It's one of a kind, creative and inspiring for anyone seeking a minimalist getaway.Nothing but beautiful views,Colorado weather and stellar art to enjoy!

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Latitude: 37.813073000
Longitude: -106.350446000
Elevation: 8303 FT (2531 M)
KimAnna &  Michael Cellura-Shields
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