a far out place for human people


The Mesa Verde Motel is located in Mancos, Colorado, a small historic mountain town where local dwellers and travelers of all ages come to see the historic dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park. This National Park was once the home of Ancestral Puebloans whose community relied on astronomy, the land, and their architecture for the 700 years they inhabited the area.

Conceptually, we pulled from astronomy (Mesa Verde is a certified international Dark Sky Park), the Ancient Puebloan's history, the bones of the building, and a modern southwest aesthetic to create a one-of-a kind roadside motel experience.

Then + Now

From 1950s to Today




interior + exterior design, video storytelling : state.
art : saint no
re-brand : cultist
muralist : monica louise vick
photography : state, cultist

an other-worldly experience

Room #13

Designed and installed by State, Room #13 incorporates an intergalactic mural with light display to create depth and a sense of wonder, inspired by the Dark Sky and nearby Mesa Verde National Park.

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