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The Cozy Cortez Inn is located 15 minutes from the entrance to Mesa Verde National Park. The property has 41 rooms available year-round for visitors to the area. The main demographic of those who stay at the inn are people going hiking and exploring in Mesa Verde National Park. Each room at the property has a private entrance, with parking available in front of each room or on a lot near the front office building. There is an ADA-accessible room on the first floor of one of the lodging buildings at the inn. Each room on the grounds comes with a hairdryer, mini-fridge, and a coffee maker. Additionally, inside each rooms guests are allowed to smoke cannabis if they are 21 or older. There is no cigarette smoking allowed inside the rooms, but cigarettes can be smoked outside on the property.
The Cortez Cozy Inn is located in Cortez Colorado, about a 15-minute drive from Mesa Verde National Park. The property has four buildings--the main building where guests can check in, and three buildings full of rooms. There are 41 rooms available year-round at the inn, with some of the patrons of the establishment being long-term stay guests. Each room comes with a mini-fridge, a coffee maker, and a hairdryer. There are different options for beds in the rooms, some have one or two queen beds, a king bed, or two full beds. Additionally, each room at the Cortez Cozy Inn allows cannabis smoking inside. For guests who choose to smoke, they must be 21 or older, and there is no cigarette smoking allowed in the rooms. There is one ADA-Accessible room at the property, which is located on the first floor of one of the three buildings.
The exterior of the buildings features painted stucco with shingle roofs. Two of the buildings on the premises are two stories, and the other two buildings are each one story. All of the rooms have private entry and parking available in front of their rooms. There are chairs on the outdoor walkways between the rooms where guests can sit and relax after hiking in Mesa Verde. There is also a patio area outside on the grounds of the property that has a pool and a hot tub that visitors can enjoy. The pool opens at 2 PM and closes at 10 PM every day. There is also seating available near the pool where patrons can be while their children are in the pool. On the grounds is also a grill area that can be popular during the summer months, as well as a laundry facility. If visitors ride their motorcycles to the inn, there is a carport that they can park their bikes in.
Every morning in the main building a continental breakfast is served. The breakfast begins at 6 AM and ends at 9 AM. There is a relatively small seating area with an arrangement of different breakfast items including coffee, tea, milk, bagels, danishes, donuts, hot oats, dry cereal, and English muffins.
The property is pet-friendly with a five dollars per animal additional charge. If guests do not notify the staff that there will be a pet staying in the room, there will be an additional charge.
At the Cortez Cozy Inn, many who are staying at the property come to visit the Mesa Verde National Park. The park itself is known for having very well preserved Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings. One of the most well-known cliff dwellings at the park is the Cliff Palace. The park was established in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt and is approximately 81 square miles. The park was established to preserve the sites built by the Native American people who were native to the region.
The property is open all year, with the most popular season for visitors being in the summer months. During the months of May through September, many who visit the area are international. Nathan, the owner's son, says that many who visit are from Europe, as well as Bangladesh, Africa, and various Asian countries. There are also many local families who come to the area for the park and stay at the inn. During the winter months, many of the visitors are more local. Generally, those staying at the Cortez Cozy Inn are coming to visit Mesa Verde.
Those who stay at the establishment frequently mention the atmosphere of the inn, as well as the historical and comfortable conditions of the rooms. One guest said "This is a very clean and cozy place. Super comfortable beds with a minibar, microwave, coffee maker, Wi-Fi with a very good connection, TV, and air conditioning." Others mention the hospitality of the staff, the convenience of the pool on the grounds of the inn, as well as the continental breakfast available each morning. One patron said, "Rooms are older but clean. The pool was perfect for the kids to play while we relaxed after hiking all day in Mesa. The breakfast was exactly what we needed to grab on the way out to hike. Every person we encountered here was nice."
The current owners of the property, James and Gloria Parks, bought the Cortex Cozy Inn in 2012. They bought the property with the hopes of turning it into a 'mom and pop' business. Their son, Nathan, works at the business and helps run the establishment. Before they worked in the hospitality industry, James worked in the HVAC trade in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Gloria was the bookkeeper for that business. Gloria's mother, Maedell, moved with them from Albuquerque when they bought the property.
Since their time at the Cortex Cozy Inn, James and Gloria have tried to keep the property up to date and, in the words of their son Nathan, "have put a lot of work into the property." The business was originally established long before the Parks family became the owners. Since its original construction, the pool and hot tub were added to the patio area. The owners hope to keep the business a nice destination for those visiting Mesa Verde to stay.