My mother wrote in a letter to my sister in October 1966
"We are now in Cortez, just 30 miles from Mesa Verde & we are up in degrees! Daddy and I are through in the bathroom and dressed; RA [me] is thru dressing, and Bob is in there & the children are still asleep! We had a family room for the first time. A large room with 3 double beds. It worked fine except only one bathroom makes the shift system necessary. It was Bob and Daddy's idea -- I didn't think much of it because Daddy uses the b'room longer than any other two people -- but since it was their idea, the men can't complain, which is good. "
In those days it was called the Sands Motor Hotel. The hotel that is at this address and with this phone number and with the same "Beautiful Indoor Pool for your Year Round Enjoyment" is now called the Carefree Inn Sands (a Rodeway Inn), and is on VT as the BW Sands.
When she said we were "up in degrees", she meant it was warmer than when we visited the Grand Canyon.
Unique Quality: Current property description:
AAA approved accommodations in the heart of the archaeological center of the United States. Only 10 miles to Mesa Verde National Park [entrance], 30 miles to the Four Corners and half a mile to the Colorado Welcome Center where you can plan your archaeological adventure. Hotel features a computer in the lobby with free high-speed Internet access, free deluxe continental breakfast, large seasonal heated indoor pool with baby pool (open May through September) and sun deck. Enjoy immaculate, quiet rooms within walking distance to a variety of restaurants, shops and lounges. Pet charge of 10.00/night per pet, limit 2 pets per room. Front desk hours are 6:00am-11:00pm. Please ring night bell if arriving after these hours
2121 E Main St, Cortez
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2020 E Main Street Cortez, Colorado, Cortez
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Address: 1120 East Main Street, Cortez, Colorado, 81321-3346, United States