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Kelly Place Bed & Breakfast/Retreat

Bed and Breakfast
Kelly Place is located at the foot of Sleeping Ute Mountain in the sculpted red-rocks of McElmo Canyon, bordering Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. It is a 38-acre archaeological preserve with Ancestral Puebloan ruins on-site, including a fully restored kiva. You can hike on your own or with an archaeologist (at additional cost) from Kelly Place into Canyons of the Ancients. Sand Canyon trailhead is just 2 miles down the road. The lodge was built in the 60's by horticulturists George and Sue Kelly, as their home. We are reaping the benefits of the fruit trees and mature plantings left by the Kelly's. Kelly Place has been a B&B and outdoor education center for over 30 years and is known internationally as an interesting and relaxing place to stay. Other activities include bird-watching, learning about local archaeology, sipping McElmo Canyon wines and just taking it easy.
Kelly Place in spring – Jerene Waite

Bed and Breakfast Style

The lodge includes a lounge area with a diverse library, games, dvds and videos, and a computer for internet access. Wifi is also available in the lodge. The French doors surround an enclosed Spanish style flagstone courtyard with a spectacular view of Sleeping Ute Mountain. Not only are the 38 acres of Kelly Place available to explore, but the 168,000 acres of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is right out our backdoor.

Kelly Place offers relaxed, southwestern hospitality with diverse lodging, from a rustic bunkhouse style of lodge room, to deluxe cabin and 2-bedroom suite complete with a full kitchen.

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

Kelly Place has always been owned by families who live on-site.


Seasons Open

Open all year


Range of Rates

$100-200, double occupancy; additional cost for single night stay Apr-Oct; discount for 4 or more nights


Locally or Family-Owned Business


Breakfast Style Served

Full and Hearty Breakfast