This cozy 900 s.f. strawbale home is set in the beautiful foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains in Crestone, Colorado. Comfortably sleeps 4 in loft bedroom. An easy 8 minute drive to Crestone. Guests typically come to visit The Great Sand Dunes National Park (a 45 min. drive to the south), hike our 14'ers, visit our many local spiritual centers, and soak in one of 3 San Luis Valley hotsprings.
The Beetch House offers extremely quiet and comfortable accommodation in the summer and the winter due to thick strawbale walls. A front deck offers views of the valley for 50 miles. This home is thoughtfully furnished and equipped for guest comfort.
Layout: Ground level includes full kitchen, dining room, living room, bath with tub and shower. Loft has 1 king bed and 2 twins with optional shoji screens to divide space. Futon couch in living room folds down into a full size bed (8" thick foam futon). (Please note: Bath is on ground level and 3 beds are in the loft.)
The Beetch House has WiFi, complementary coffee and tea, TV and DVD player with DVDs, ipod compatible stereo with CDs, sundeck, tourist info, artesian well water, all cotton sheets and towels, toys and board games, gas grill, fully stocked kitchen, ETS electric heat, wash machine and clotheslines, iron and ironing board, alarm clocks
Area attractions include several spiritual centers, hiking and camping beneath 14,000' peaks, hot springs to the north and south, Great Sand Dunes National Park 45min. away, annual Crestone Music Festival in August (URL HIDDEN) alternative building mecca, stables. Quaint town of Crestone has 4 restaurants, 2 grocery stores, a liquor store, post office, gas station, bank with ATM, hardware store, assorted shops, and is an 8 minute drive away.
I live next door in a separate house and am available for check-ins and questions throughout your stay. I've enjoyed accommodating the whole spectrum of guests: from energetic families with lots of good questions to silent retreatants. All are welcomed and respected.
Kitchen includes: pots and pans, dishes, microwave, toaster oven, propane range, blender, coffee maker and grinder, spices.
Bath comes with bar and liquid soap, toilet paper, hair dryer, and towels, of course.
Natural cleaning products and scent-free laundry detergent are used to keep home healthy and fresh.
Babies under 2 who sleep with their parents (and don't need their own bed) are free.
Please read cancellation policy carefully. No rescheduling of dates (using payment from original reservation) if unable to use original reservation dates.
Guests are asked to respect the house and the quiet neighborhood during their stay. Quiet hours are from 9PM to 8AM. Please, no loud parties. Please remove shoes inside the door. Wash all dishes, pots, silverware, etc. used. No new unapproved overnight guests allowed. Due to unpredictable storms that can come out of nowhere, close all windows and doors any time you leave the cabin, day or night. During bear season (spring, summer, and fall), close and lock all ground floor windows and doors when it gets dark and leave closed all night. (Second floor loft bedroom windows may be left open at night.) On departure day, strip bed sheets and leave dirty sheets and towels on the washing machine.
Hi! I'm a long time resident of Crestone and love the quiet it offers for retreat and exploration. I've enjoyed meeting people from all sorts of backgrounds through renting my guesthouse. I'm originally from Minnesota and spent many years abroad working on boats. I have a home-based window coverings and custom sewing business.