Langley Cottage

South Central, Colorado, United States


Accommodates: 8

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 2


Full of creative character and whimsical touches, the Langley Cottage is a 3-level stucco dwelling located on five acres in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo range of Colorado’s southern Rockies. Divided into an upper level dwelling and an efficiency apartment downstairs, the cottage can accommodate eight guests total between these two levels, including a lower level sunroom where you can sleep under a starry sky without leaving the house. Thermostat heat and two wood stoves will keep you toasty even in the coldest months. With two kitchens and a big chest freezer, preparing large meals for your crew is a cinch -- and extra rewarding when you sit down to eat in the dining room and gaze through the seven large windows over the views of Mount Blanca, Mountain Home Lake and the expanse of the San Luis Valley. Even the bathrooms are full of lovingly handcrafted details in this cottage, with the downstairs apartment featuring a copper bathtub surrounded by wrought iron sculpting, and amber glass sink perched atop a concrete tree stump, and photographic wall murals that give you the feeling of being deep in the forest.

A secluded sanctuary, this cottage is close to great boating and fishing at Mountain Home Lake and Wildlife Area, Joyful Journey Hot Springs, and is just half an hour from The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. In winter, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and ice fishing are right at your doorstep. But you’re also only an hour’s drive from Taos and Red River ski areas in New Mexico.

The grounds have extra space for parking, motor homes, and RV’s and there’s plenty of room for camping. The owner’s hilltop studio (no bathroom there) can be made available by special arrangement for meditation or a solo getaway.

Location and Access

Near: Alamosa, CO and the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

Access to the property is southeast of Fort Garland, CO off hwy 160 between Walsenburg and Fort Garland or hwy 159 between San Luis and Fort Garland. The drive is about 5 miles from Hwy 159 and about 7 miles from Hwy 160.


The area provides access to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Taos Ski Valley, and more. If you wish to stay closer there is more to enjoy, including the Civil-War era Fort, the traditional Hispanic colonial villages around San Luis, and some very challenging mountain climbing on Mount Blanca, 14,345 ft.

Hiking, Nordic skiing and gentle touring, Snowshoeing, Mountain biking, Trail running, Fishing, Ice fishing, Snowmobiling


Climb nearby Mount Blanca, or enjoy the slower pace of catching a rainbow trout at Mountain Home Lake. Best of all, plan to take a full day to explore all the adventures at The Great Sand Dunes National Park, one of Colorado’s most unique and surprising attractions.

Sleeping arrangements

  • Sleeps eight (two couples, two singles, plus two more on the upstairs and downstairs couches)
  • Bedroom 1 (upstairs): double bed in the loft
  • Bedroom 2 (main level): one twin/ single, with room for another on the sofa
  • Bedroom 3 (downstairs, studio apartment): queen Tempurpedic, twin bed, plus a couch in the adjoining sunroom can sleep one more
  • Bathroom 1 (upstairs): toilet, sink, clawfoot bathtub/shower combination   
  • Bathroom 2 (downstairs): bathtub encased in wrought iron flowers and vines, rainforest shower head in shower, toilet, sink

What you need to bring

  • Headlamp or flashlights to explore
  • Food

Additional amenities

  • Two refrigerators
  • Extra large cooler in downstairs living space
  • Roku
  • Eclectic library

Property Policies

Refundable Damage Deposit: $100                             

Tax Rate: 5.8%            

Rates are based on 2 guests.  Additional guests are  $20/night per guest           

Inquire with owner first, before bringing small children.

Roads are well maintained dirt roads, quite passable most of the year, but can be difficult in bad weather or deep winter. In winter a 4WD vehicle is recommended.

Check In: 4PM

Check Out: 11AM


Cancellation Policy

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

No pets please.




Kid Friendly

No Smoking

Wireless Internet


Coffee Maker

Fire Pit

Flushing toilet

Full Kitchen

Hot Shower

Owners on Property

Solar Power

Well Water

Wind Power

Rates and Availability

Weeknight Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Min Stay Max Stay
Standard Rate $175 / night N/A $1000 / week $4500 / month 3 nights N/A
Summer Rate (4/1/16 - 8/24/16)Jul 05 2016 - Aug 24 2016 $150 / night N/A $800 / week $3000 / month 2 nights N/A
Fall/Winter Rate (10/1/16-3/31/17)Oct 01 2016 - Mar 31 2017 $175 / night $1000 / night $4500 / week $3000 / month 3 nights N/A

Specific Rate Details

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest