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Earth Knack Garden House: A unique, artful home.

SuperhostCrestone, Colorado, United States
Entire house hosted by Robin
3 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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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. Perfect for 2, roomy for 1 and "up close and personal" for 3. Parties of 3 do not have separate sleeping rooms and share a large open floor plan bathroom.

Guest access
This listing and surrounding outdoor property does not accept smoking (of anything), pets, or children under 12 yrs.
Enjoy the creek, woods and nature seating areas on the property. Walk the surrounding dirt roads for fantastic views. Trails from the Garden House lead to National Forest, BLM and the Great National Sand Dunes as well as the Sangre De Cristo Wilderness area within 1/2 mile.
Guests have exclusive use of their home and share the outdoor spaces with land owners and other guests who may have booked other Earth Knack listings. No one has access to your rented space. Other guests may be using the teepees or cabin and the general outdoor area.

Other things to note
Wildlife roam the property year round. High winds are common, often creating dusty conditions. Mosquitoes are prevalent mid June through mid July. GPS directions are not reliable here. Please print out and follow the directions available on the Earth Knack web site. As you get close to the mountains, reception is not always available.
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 c… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed

Amenities

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Free parking on premises
Carbon monoxide alarm
Dedicated workspace
First aid kit
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Fire extinguisher

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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.
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 v…

Hosted by Robin

Joined in August 2017
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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…
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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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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
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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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