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MESA VERDE COUNTRY, COLORADO

Archaeology, Native American Art: Southwest Intergenerational Program

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Program #4947RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
7,000 ft is the highest elevation experienced. Most activities take place at 5,400 ft.

Itinerary for Jul 20 — Jul 26, 2014

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Type: Lodge

Description: Kelly Place is both an outdoor educational center and unique bed and breakfast located in the heart of the Four Corners. The lodge is an adobe-style building with courtyards, built in the mid-1960's. The atmosphere is relaxed, southwestern style. On-site, prehistoric "cliff-dweller" ruins are found in various stages of excavation or restoration. Hiking into Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, bordering Kelly Place, offers both natural beauty and more Ancestral Puebloan ruin sites. Kelly Place is nestled in a sculpted red-rock canyon at the base of majestic Sleeping Ute Mountain. Fruit trees planted by former owner of Kelly Place and celebrated horticulturist, George Kelly, are at their mature best. Descend into a kiva fully restored by Road Scholar participants and imagine how it was a thousand years ago.

Contact info:
14537 Road G
Cortez, CO 81321 USA
phone: 970-565-3125
web: www.kellyplace.com

Facility amenities: Full country-style meals are served daily in the lodge. Documentary DVD & VHS movies in the lounge. Books, magazines and games are also available. Kelly Place is a secluded retreat from the outside world, rich in natural beauty and steeped in history. A self-guided tour takes one to some of the documented archaeological sites on the property. Free wireless internet in the main lodge.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: 10% discount
Contact Kelly Place to arrange additional nights. Ask for a 10% discount for Road Scholar participants staying additional nights!

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, July 20 - Arrival, Check-In, Orientation and Introductions
Arrive To: CHECK-IN: Available from 3:00pm. When you get your room assignment, you will also receive your welcome packet containing your name tag, updated schedule, and other important information we will review during the orientation session.

ORIENTATION: 5:15pm. The on-site Road Scholar program coordinator and staff will greet you. We will discuss information about your accommodations, meals, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures and emergency contacts, and answer any questions you may have. If you arrive late, pick up your packet in the lodge and ask staff to escort you to the meeting room.

Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to weather and other local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: A hearty homecooked meal prepared especially for you is served buffet-style in the lodge dining room, including soft beverages, and dessert. Beer or wine may be purchased.

Evening: GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Your program coordinator will go over the schedule for the week and you will learn more about your coordinator and your instructors. We have introductions and discuss what everyone hopes to take home from their experiences in classes. The instructor would like to learn about your experience level and interests.The remainder of the evening is free for you to settle in and prepare for the week.

The lodge includes a lounge area with a diverse library, games, dvds and videos, and a computer for Internet access; Wifi available. The French doors surround an enclosed Spanish style flagstone courtyard with a spectacular view of Sleeping Ute Mountain.

Lodging: Kelly Place B&B

Meals Included: Dinner

Type: Lodge

Description: Kelly Place is both an outdoor educational center and unique bed and breakfast located in the heart of the Four Corners. The lodge is an adobe-style building with courtyards, built in the mid-1960's. The atmosphere is relaxed, southwestern style. On-site, prehistoric "cliff-dweller" ruins are found in various stages of excavation or restoration. Hiking into Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, bordering Kelly Place, offers both natural beauty and more Ancestral Puebloan ruin sites. Kelly Place is nestled in a sculpted red-rock canyon at the base of majestic Sleeping Ute Mountain. Fruit trees planted by former owner of Kelly Place and celebrated horticulturist, George Kelly, are at their mature best. Descend into a kiva fully restored by Road Scholar participants and imagine how it was a thousand years ago.

Contact info:
14537 Road G
Cortez, CO 81321 USA
phone: 970-565-3125
web: www.kellyplace.com

Facility amenities: Full country-style meals are served daily in the lodge. Documentary DVD & VHS movies in the lounge. Books, magazines and games are also available. Kelly Place is a secluded retreat from the outside world, rich in natural beauty and steeped in history. A self-guided tour takes one to some of the documented archaeological sites on the property. Free wireless internet in the main lodge.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: 10% discount
Contact Kelly Place to arrange additional nights. Ask for a 10% discount for Road Scholar participants staying additional nights!

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, July 21 - Getting started: Navajo weaving and Pottery buil...
Breakfast: Our full, country-style buffet breakfast features a hot entrée and delicious homemade granola.

Morning: For introductory sessions, grandparents and grandchildren are taught separately. For the rest of the program, grandparents and grandchildren work together, but the group is split in two for a better learning environment. Grandparents-Navajo weaving Weaving is taught by a Navajo weaver on small looms so that the weaving can be worked on during the week and completed. Grandchildren - Primitive pottery Pottery begins with the dirt and ends with the piece(s) you form, paint and polish in the way the Ancestral Puebloans did. Pit firing depends on the level of fire hazard at the time.

Lunch: A buffet style homemade lunch is provided in the lodge dining room, featuring seasonally appropriate foods, beverages and dessert.

Afternoon: Grandparents-Primitive pottery; Grandchildren - Navajo weaving

Dinner: A hearty homecooked meal prepared especially for you is served buffet-style in the lodge dining room, including soft beverages, and dessert. Beer or wine may be purchased.

Evening: Flintknapping demonstration or video

Lodging: Kelly Place B&B

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Kelly Place is both an outdoor educational center and unique bed and breakfast located in the heart of the Four Corners. The lodge is an adobe-style building with courtyards, built in the mid-1960's. The atmosphere is relaxed, southwestern style. On-site, prehistoric "cliff-dweller" ruins are found in various stages of excavation or restoration. Hiking into Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, bordering Kelly Place, offers both natural beauty and more Ancestral Puebloan ruin sites. Kelly Place is nestled in a sculpted red-rock canyon at the base of majestic Sleeping Ute Mountain. Fruit trees planted by former owner of Kelly Place and celebrated horticulturist, George Kelly, are at their mature best. Descend into a kiva fully restored by Road Scholar participants and imagine how it was a thousand years ago.

Contact info:
14537 Road G
Cortez, CO 81321 USA
phone: 970-565-3125
web: www.kellyplace.com

Facility amenities: Full country-style meals are served daily in the lodge. Documentary DVD & VHS movies in the lounge. Books, magazines and games are also available. Kelly Place is a secluded retreat from the outside world, rich in natural beauty and steeped in history. A self-guided tour takes one to some of the documented archaeological sites on the property. Free wireless internet in the main lodge.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: 10% discount
Contact Kelly Place to arrange additional nights. Ask for a 10% discount for Road Scholar participants staying additional nights!

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 22 - Archaeology - Learn about the past inhabitants of...
Archaeology - Learn about the past inhabitants of this area Pottery - Continue to create your piece

Breakfast: Our full, country-style buffet breakfast features a hot entrée and delicious homemade granola.

Morning: Group one-Archaeology; Staff archaeologist gives a talk about the ancient Native American cultures that lived here hundreds of years ago. Visit a ceremonial kiva, restored to the way it probably was when it was originally used. Group two-Primitive pottery

Lunch: A buffet style homemade lunch is provided in the lodge dining room, featuring seasonally appropriate foods, beverages and dessert.

Afternoon: Group one-Primitive pottery; Group two-Archaeology. See above.

Dinner: A hearty homecooked meal prepared especially for you is served buffet-style in the lodge dining room, including soft beverages, and dessert. Beer or wine may be purchased.

Evening: The Ancestral Puebloans: Learn about how the solstice markers, carved into rocks by the prehistoric Native Americans, were discovered and see a video clip about how they work.

Lodging: Kelly Place B&B

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Kelly Place is both an outdoor educational center and unique bed and breakfast located in the heart of the Four Corners. The lodge is an adobe-style building with courtyards, built in the mid-1960's. The atmosphere is relaxed, southwestern style. On-site, prehistoric "cliff-dweller" ruins are found in various stages of excavation or restoration. Hiking into Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, bordering Kelly Place, offers both natural beauty and more Ancestral Puebloan ruin sites. Kelly Place is nestled in a sculpted red-rock canyon at the base of majestic Sleeping Ute Mountain. Fruit trees planted by former owner of Kelly Place and celebrated horticulturist, George Kelly, are at their mature best. Descend into a kiva fully restored by Road Scholar participants and imagine how it was a thousand years ago.

Contact info:
14537 Road G
Cortez, CO 81321 USA
phone: 970-565-3125
web: www.kellyplace.com

Facility amenities: Full country-style meals are served daily in the lodge. Documentary DVD & VHS movies in the lounge. Books, magazines and games are also available. Kelly Place is a secluded retreat from the outside world, rich in natural beauty and steeped in history. A self-guided tour takes one to some of the documented archaeological sites on the property. Free wireless internet in the main lodge.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: 10% discount
Contact Kelly Place to arrange additional nights. Ask for a 10% discount for Road Scholar participants staying additional nights!

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 23 - Archaeology - Excavation to see what is in the gr...
Archaeology - Excavation to see what is in the ground Weaving - Continue working on your Navajo rug

Breakfast: Our full, country-style buffet breakfast features a hot entrée and delicious homemade granola.

Morning: Group one-Archaeology; Staff archaeologist will lead participants in excavation of an actual Ancestral Puebloan ruin site. Learn how archaeologists work and find out what is under the ground! Group two-Navajo weaving

Lunch: A buffet style homemade lunch is provided in the lodge dining room, featuring seasonally appropriate foods, beverages and dessert.

Afternoon: Group one-Navajo weaving; Group two-Archaeological excavation. (See above.)

Dinner: A hearty homecooked meal prepared especially for you is served buffet-style in the lodge dining room, including soft beverages, and dessert. Beer or wine may be purchased.

Evening: Native American Culture, Music & Dance: Members of the Ute and Navajo tribes tell how they live in the modern world. Participants are invited to join in the traditional dances.

Lodging: Kelly Place B&B

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Kelly Place is both an outdoor educational center and unique bed and breakfast located in the heart of the Four Corners. The lodge is an adobe-style building with courtyards, built in the mid-1960's. The atmosphere is relaxed, southwestern style. On-site, prehistoric "cliff-dweller" ruins are found in various stages of excavation or restoration. Hiking into Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, bordering Kelly Place, offers both natural beauty and more Ancestral Puebloan ruin sites. Kelly Place is nestled in a sculpted red-rock canyon at the base of majestic Sleeping Ute Mountain. Fruit trees planted by former owner of Kelly Place and celebrated horticulturist, George Kelly, are at their mature best. Descend into a kiva fully restored by Road Scholar participants and imagine how it was a thousand years ago.

Contact info:
14537 Road G
Cortez, CO 81321 USA
phone: 970-565-3125
web: www.kellyplace.com

Facility amenities: Full country-style meals are served daily in the lodge. Documentary DVD & VHS movies in the lounge. Books, magazines and games are also available. Kelly Place is a secluded retreat from the outside world, rich in natural beauty and steeped in history. A self-guided tour takes one to some of the documented archaeological sites on the property. Free wireless internet in the main lodge.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: 10% discount
Contact Kelly Place to arrange additional nights. Ask for a 10% discount for Road Scholar participants staying additional nights!

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, July 24 - Archaeology - Curation is working with excavated ...
Archaeology - Curation is working with excavated items to understand more Pottery - Paint and polish your pottery

Breakfast: Our full, country-style buffet breakfast features a hot entrée and delicious homemade granola.

Morning: Group one-Pottery; Group two-Curation of artifacts found during excavation. What can we learn from what you found?

Lunch: A buffet style homemade lunch is provided in the lodge dining room, featuring seasonally appropriate foods, beverages and dessert.

Afternoon: Group one-Curation of artifacts found during excavation; (See above.) Group two-Pottery

Dinner: A hearty homecooked meal prepared especially for you is served buffet-style in the lodge dining room, including soft beverages, and dessert. Beer or wine may be purchased.

Evening: Free night

Lodging: Kelly Place B&B

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Kelly Place is both an outdoor educational center and unique bed and breakfast located in the heart of the Four Corners. The lodge is an adobe-style building with courtyards, built in the mid-1960's. The atmosphere is relaxed, southwestern style. On-site, prehistoric "cliff-dweller" ruins are found in various stages of excavation or restoration. Hiking into Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, bordering Kelly Place, offers both natural beauty and more Ancestral Puebloan ruin sites. Kelly Place is nestled in a sculpted red-rock canyon at the base of majestic Sleeping Ute Mountain. Fruit trees planted by former owner of Kelly Place and celebrated horticulturist, George Kelly, are at their mature best. Descend into a kiva fully restored by Road Scholar participants and imagine how it was a thousand years ago.

Contact info:
14537 Road G
Cortez, CO 81321 USA
phone: 970-565-3125
web: www.kellyplace.com

Facility amenities: Full country-style meals are served daily in the lodge. Documentary DVD & VHS movies in the lounge. Books, magazines and games are also available. Kelly Place is a secluded retreat from the outside world, rich in natural beauty and steeped in history. A self-guided tour takes one to some of the documented archaeological sites on the property. Free wireless internet in the main lodge.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: 10% discount
Contact Kelly Place to arrange additional nights. Ask for a 10% discount for Road Scholar participants staying additional nights!

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, July 25 - Mesa Verde National Park
Breakfast: Our full, country-style buffet breakfast features a hot entrée and delicious homemade granola.

Morning: All day field trip to Mesa Verde National Park accompanied by staff archaeologist.

Lunch: Enjoy a picnic lunch at Mesa Verde.

Afternoon: Field trip continued

Dinner: Savor a relaxed meal cooked and served outdoors for you on the Kelly Place courtyard. Unburden your mind as you watch the southwestern sunset on your final evening viewing the beautiful Sleeping Ute Mountain.

Evening: Concluding remarks

Lodging: Kelly Place B&B

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Saturday, July 26 -
Breakfast: Our full, country-style buffet breakfast features a hot entrée and delicious homemade granola.

Morning: The program concludes after breakfast. Check-out is by 11:00 AM. We hope you have enjoyed this adventure and will join us for other rewarding Road Scholar programs in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!

Meals Included: Breakfast


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Cortez, CO
Cortez Chamber of CommercePhone: 970-565-3414
For additional information, visit: www.cortezchamber.org
Mesa Verde Country Visitor Information BureauPhone: 800-253-1616
For additional information, visit: www.mesaverdecountry.com

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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