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Driveway approach to a Crestone jewel.Front porch which looks west for panoramic sunsets.
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Exquisite Straw Bale Rental

John

Exquisite Straw Bale Rental

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
John is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

The space

The Haelan LifeStream Center is a beautiful health and eco-tourist rental located on 7 acres of private land in Crestone, Colorado.

The rental domicile is a 1500 square foot luxury straw bale wall house which is totally off-grid, and is supplied efficiently by solar photo-voltaic and solar hot water systems. The alpine fed well water is exceptional, clean, and refreshing.

This house is an ideal rental for 1 or 2 people. It can accommodate up to 3 people, and in such a case the inhabitants will need to practice energy conservation if there is a string of cloudy days; a rather rare occurrence.

If you plan to travel to rent the Retreat Center in the winter months (November through April), please be aware of travel and road conditions which can be severe and extreme at this 8000 foot altitude. While the local roads are plowed well, travel to Crestone in the winter months without a 4 wheel drive vehicle is not advised.

If your visit is planned for mid June through early August, please bring an insect repellent to help ward off mosquitoes which are present in these weeks of the year.

If there is a string of cloudy days, then the propane generator may be required to assist the battery state-of-charge, and the hot water booster in the bathroom space will be needed to assist in raising the water temperature. Guests should be prepared for this aspect of living in an off-grid home if cloudy days prevail.

The exterior of the straw bale wall is stucco covered, and the interior is local dirt clay adobe earthen plaster which lends a grounding, calming, and embracing quality to the indoor living experience.

The grounds are beautifully landscaped for luxury and privacy, and can accommodate small private group functions, such as weddings, renewing of vows, dedication ceremonies, memorials, birthdays, and other similar intimate events.This embracing landscape is the most architecturally unique landscaping in Crestone, and enhances the already present magnificent vistas which surround the property.

Dr. John R.M. Day, M.D. is the proprietor and has his office on the periphery of the grounds of the property. He conducts consultations with his clients in the afternoon hours.

For more information about the Haelan LifeStream Center, including more photographs, and for a complete description of Dr. Day's medical services, please visit the Haelan LifeStream Center website.

Amenities

Essentials
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Iron
Laptop friendly workspace
TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM

Availability

77 Reviews

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Steve User Profile
Steve
July 2018
This is a great place! We love it here, it is the second time we have stayed here.
Paula User Profile
Paula
July 2018
I came for the location, and found a beautiful resting place.
Stacy User Profile
Stacy
June 2018
Beautiful place in a beautiful setting!
Deborah User Profile
Deborah
May 2018
We were right in the middle of where we wanted to be yet felt completely enclosed in our private compound. It’s a special space and we look forward to returning.
Bill User Profile
Bill
May 2018
A very good way to get away!
Jayne User Profile
Jayne
March 2018
We stayed for two nights at the very beautiful and comfortable Airbnb. It is very roomy and suited our needs well. We will definitely consider returning to stay in the future. The grounds offer nice sitting areas with amazing views. I would love to experience time sitting outsid…
Paul User Profile
Paul
January 2018
I had the privilege of staying here and seeing Dr. Day for a week. This retreat home is perfect in every way, from the Cutco knives to the organic soap, stunning views, beautiful decor and cozy gas fireplaces. I could not have enjoyed this place more. Exceeded all expectations…

Hosted by John

Crestone, Colorado, United StatesJoined in July 2014
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78 Reviews
John is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I am a native of Alabama, and spent all of my earlier schooling years in Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Maryland before moving on to Boulder, CO in 1981. You will be hosted by one who is steeped and cultured in the ways of Southern hospitality. Your visit will be in an off…
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