My husband and I would like to take our 18 and 22 year old daughters to Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico or the 4 corners over Christmas. We don't want a fancy resort. Where should we stay?
Hi Pat, Four Corners is a pretty remote spot and doesn't have hotels. We just drove through Four Corners while we visited a number of sites and parks around Arizona, Utah and Colorado. Not too far from Four Corners in Colorado is Cortez, right outside of Mesa Verde National Park. It had some good hotel choices. We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez and it was actually quite nice. We also visited Monument Valley near Four Corners and found the hotels and restaurant options in Kayenta to be much more limited than Cortez. We stayed at the Hampton Inn of Monument Valley, which wasn't bad. Canyon de Chelly National Monument was a good stop, but we did not spend the night near there, instead driving on to Petrified Forest National Park, Meteor Crater RV Park and then spending the night in Flagstaff, which had a lot of good hotels and restaurants. (We stayed at the Embassy Suites-Flagstaff.) From there we headed north to the Grand Canyon and stayed The Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon. Before we headed to Mesa Verde, we had visited Moab, where they have a cute town and lots of hotel choices to stay while visiting Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. After the Grand Canyon, we also returned to Utah to see Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. Not sure if you'd like info on those areas. Our favorite stops were Arches, Canyonlands, Mesa Verde and Zion. As you can see, we didn't make it into New Mexico. I'd be happy to let you know about other hotels or places we encountered along the way if you need more ideas! Just let me know! Enjoy your trip!
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Hello Pat, I have listed some hotels for you in Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico.
Gorgeous private upstairs suite, (Ratings 5/5 from 161 reviews on Airbnb), USD 160 per night.
Classic Bungalow w/ Modern Flare, (Ratings 5/5 from 73 reviews on Airbnb.com), USD 125 per night.
Entire private floor 10 min.Boulder, (Ratings 4.5/5 from 52 reviews on Airbnb.com), USD 115 per night.
Evergreen mountain home near Denver, (Ratings 5/5 from 36 reviews on Airbnb.com), USD 85 per night.
In New Mexico:
Casita near Albuquerque's Old Town, (Ratings 5/5 from 51 reviews on Airbnb.com), USD 99 per night.
Room w/ Loft & Sky lights fits 4, (Ratings 4.5/5 from 174 reviews on Airbnb.com), USD 60 per night.
My husband, brother, his wife & myself are planning to stay in the 4 corners region in Oct. of this year. We're staying at The Carlson House in Cortez. Its a single family home that I found on VRBO.com. It looks wonderful from the pictures & the owner has been extremely great to work with. The listing number is #330338. Hope that helps.