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Lakeside Retreat - The Lake Den

Entire apartment hosted by Alaric
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the apartment to yourself.
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The host doesn’t allow parties or smoking.
Earth Spirit Lodge is a multi-unit vacation destination and refuge for inner peace.

Each apartment or cottage carries a unique woodland theme that includes a large spring-fed pond, seasonal creek, and nature walking paths. All units enjoy waterfront views with excellent Wifi for remote working and Zoom meetings.

We are located in a small valley surrounded by mountains and pine trees just six miles east of Bayfield, Colorado with easy year-round access off the 160 Highway.

The space
This is a cozy one-bedroom den, equipped with a full bath and kitchen. Sleeps up to four with the couch as an additional pull-out bed.

Enjoy waking up to beautiful waterfront views and the aroma of coffee or tea that comes complimentary. Take a stroll around the large pond and seasonal river-walk, soaking in the tranquility and colorful sights of the local flora and fauna.

Bringing a pet? We do have an added pet fee of $25. We love our furry friends, but they double our cleaning time so this added cost allows us to keep hosting them.

This is a private apartment with an electronic keypad. There is no TV or cable, but strong high-speed internet is provided - excellent for traveling workers! Phone service is spotty so please turn on Wifi Calling on your cellular device. A microwave is available upon request but does not come by default due to there being no extra counter space for it.

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*Please accurately list in your booking how many guests will be staying. The den is always equipped for two sleeping in the same bed, but we add linens and towels for additional guests.

*Pets are most welcome, but please note that dogs are not allowed to remain unattended inside (even in a crate due to barking) and must be taken with guest when adventuring for the day. No pets on furniture and leashes are enforced outside due to other dogs on the property and nesting geese in the pond.

*Due to COVID-19, we ask that guests wear masks when interacting with the host or other visitors on sanctuary grounds. Note: guests will likely not come in contact with each other, but this request is simply a precaution to have a mask on hand. Our Airbnb cleaning crew is vaccinated.

*If the dates are booked for this unit, please check out our other listing: Quiet Lakeside Retreat - The Bear Den here on Airbnb. It is a near identical unit with a different woodland motif. We also have a premium private cottage for rent that is double in size, has a washer/dryer, and the best views: Lakeside Cottage - The Majestic Moose. You can easily view all our listings by clicking the Host Profile.

Other things to note
We're in a four-season location, thus our environment changes a lot. Late spring to early summer our pond is very full and the creek is active from the snow-melt. Late summer into fall the creek sometimes dries and our pond shrinks in depth. Every year is different depending on how much snowfall is received. We maintain easy year-round access off the 160 and keep our parking lot and road entrance plowed. That said, some road noise is heard due to proximity.
Earth Spirit Lodge is a multi-unit vacation destination and refuge for inner peace.

Each apartment or cottage carries a unique woodland theme that includes a large spring-fed pond, seasonal creek, and nature walking paths. All units enjoy waterfront views with excellent Wifi for remote working and Zoom meetings.

We are located in a small valley surrounded by mountains and pine trees just six mi…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Bathtub
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Hair dryer
Dedicated workspace

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Location

Bayfield, Colorado, United States

We're located:
- 6 miles from downtown Bayfield, a quiet yet charming town, which has a handful of local restaurants, laundromat, and grocer.
-20 miles from Ignacio and the Sky Ute Resort and Casino, with fine dining and music shows.
- 25 miles from historic downtown Durango: dozens of eating establishments and unique shops, jeep tours, river rafting, and the Durango-Silverton Train.
-25 miles from Vallecito Lake, a fantastic recreational area for boating, fishing, hiking, horse and motor trails, and camping.
-25 miles from Chimney Rock National Monument, hiking and toured guides of archeological sites and ancient homes of the 1,000 year old Puebloan civilization.
-35 miles from downtown Pagosa Springs, known for their famous hot springs.
-1 hour from both the Wolf Creek Ski Area (to the East) and Purgatory Ski Resort (to the West).

Hosted by Alaric

Joined in December 2019
  • 64 Reviews
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Howdy and welcome! Originally from Phoenix, Arizona—as a kid, I would travel to Colorado every summer with my family. It was my favorite time of year which sparked my dream of having a small retreat that people could visit and feel renewed by the forest and mountain’s energy. Fast forward a couple decades later and it’s now a reality! I didn’t realize until after moving in, but Earth Spirit Lodge is a property that I actually passed by every summer on my way to the campground I would stay at. What a neat and surprising full circle manifestation! Previously, I owned a healing center for eight years in Arizona where I developed my skills in community leadership, teaching, and life coaching. As time progresses on, my aim is to have the lodge not just be a vacation destination, but also a retreat center where people can come for extended stays on personal wellness retreats. For now, Earth Spirit Lodge is simply a relaxing getaway where each year I’m making strides on remodeling improvements, beautifying the grounds, and cultivating a peaceful atmosphere that all can feel and enjoy while here. When I’m not working on the lodge, I like to host community events, potlucks, teach country line dancing, and continue writing my Living Peace series of books. :)
Howdy and welcome! Originally from Phoenix, Arizona—as a kid, I would travel to Colorado every summer with my family. It was my favorite time of year which sparked my dream of havi…
During your stay
We live on the property, so one of us is always around. We treat this as a sanctuary and practice Noble Silence with our guests, especially when walking around the lake or enjoying one of our meditation stations. You will be able to text and email us at anytime for quick responses, but when you see us out walking or gardening, we will likely just acknowledge you with a cheerful wave.
We live on the property, so one of us is always around. We treat this as a sanctuary and practice Noble Silence with our guests, especially when walking around the lake or enjoying…
Alaric is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy

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