Earth Knack Garden House: A unique, artful home.


Entire residential home hosted by Robin

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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You’ll have the house to yourself.
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Lovely, rustic and unique little home on Earth Knack School Site. Great for 2. Surrounded by trees and gardens, a year round creek runs through the property; an oasis in this high valley desert. Sunny, plant filled bedroom has 2 beds: 1 queen, 1 single. 1 large open floor plan bathroom separates the small bedroom and kitchen. Fun Cowboy theme entry sitting room with antique wood stove. Woodsy seating areas and creek side sitting spots available to all.
Come enjoy nature!

The space
Handmade home with many artistic touches and custom art work. Surrounded in forest and filled with the sounds of the creek and birds. Fun Cowboy themed entry and sitting room with antique wood stove. A woodsy retreat from busy living. This listing and property does not accept smoking (of anything), pets, or children under 12 yrs.
The small sun room / bedroom holds both beds. Great for 1. Perfect for 2.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Luggage dropoff allowed

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4.91 out of 5 stars from 110 reviews


Where you’ll be

Crestone, Colorado, United States

The area is a sparsely populated residential community and is bordered on all sides by public lands. The population of the town is under 500 (Crestone, 9 miles north) and the entire area under 2,500. Sweeping valley and mountain vistas surround the property and the Garden House itself sits along the banks of a year round creek, just 4 miles from the top of (14,000 + foot) Kit Carson Mountain and many other towering summits of the Sangre De Cristo Range. Hot springs resorts to choose from within a 45 minute to 1 hour drive from the house.The property is great for long walks and hiking. 1/2 mile from forest service land to east and the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness area. 1/2 mile to Baca National Wildlife Preserve to South and West, bordering the Great Sand Dunes National Park. BLM Public land to North.
Several hot springs resorts, (Joyful Journey and Sand Dunes Recreation) in the surrounding areas. A 1 1/2 hour drive to Wolf Creek and Monarch ski areas.
Crestone, Alamosa, Del Norte and Saguache all have museums, music venues, shopping breweries and dining.

Hosted by Robin

  1. Joined in August 2017
  • 204 Reviews
  • Superhost
ROBIN BLANKENSHIP owns and operates Earth Knack and has been working in the outdoor field since 1978 when she began leading horse packing trips into the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness for Adventure Unlimited Ranches, eventually directing their mountaineering program. She began teaching for Larry Olsen’s School of Urban and Wilderness Survival in 1984, the National Outdoor Leadership School and Outward Bound. She holds a B.A. in English Literature, a minor in Spanish from the University of Colorado, Boulder, as well as a B.S. in Education with a Colorado elementary teaching certification. Currently she also "moonlights" as the 4th and 5th grade teacher at the Crestone Charter school, which she helped to establish in 1995. She is the author (and illustrator) of How To Play In The Woods, published in 2016 by Gibbs Smith, Publishers, and co-authored and illustrated Earth Knack Stone Age Skills for the 21st Century, also published by Gibbs Smith in 1996. Robin made a friction fire for Katie Couric on The Today Show, has been featured in publications including Outside Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, The Denver Post, and appeared on Channel 4 news programs in Denver featuring self-sufficient and sustainable lifestyles. All her Air b-n-b listings on the Earth Knack property are self designed and architected, hand built, homemade, alternative and eco-friendly buildings; methods that she also teaches through her Earth Knack programs.
ROBIN BLANKENSHIP owns and operates Earth Knack and has been working in the outdoor field since 1978 when she began leading horse packing trips into the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness…

During your stay

Property owner lives on site in a separate home. Assistance offered if needed but otherwise guests have privacy. Host not always present but usually available by phone.

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  • Languages: English, Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
May encounter potentially dangerous animal

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