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"Ride the Range" Equestrian Amish Off Grid Cabin

Barn hosted by Robin
3 guests2 bedrooms4 beds1 bath
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May - Oct only Horse and Mule trail riders delight! 3 clustered Amish built, barn style cabins. Off grid with solar; no running water. 1/2 mile to trails leading to Great National Sand Dunes, San Isabel National Forest, and Sangre De Cristo Wilderness Area. Ride the western wild lands by day, rest at night in this mountain cabin by the creek. A real out west experience! Gorgeous red cedar shower house beside cabin with composting toilet and full size built in shower with solar shower bag

The space
"Ride the Range" cabins are available May 1- October 31st depending on weather conditions.
"Ride the Range" main cabin sleeps 3 in double bed and single bed, with small 2 burner stove top, all dishes, cook ware, mini fridge, work desk, dresser. 2nd cabin / tack shed w/2 bunk beds called the Cowboy Bunk House. Saddle racks and other equestrian accessories, surrounded by large corral for 4 to 6 horses or mules. 3rd cabin: Red Cedar Shower House w/ built in shower stall, solar shower bag, composting toilet. Dresser for face and hands old fashioned porcelain wash basin, towels, and bath amenities.

Guest access
Guests have exclusive use of the main cabin and shower house and the corral and tack shed is sometimes shared with Trigger and Robin (to access saddles, grain and other necessaries) The corral is divided in two areas so animals can be separated. Woodsy seating areas around the property and creek available for exploring, relaxing.

Other things to note
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. Roads and trails from Earth knack 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 cluster of cabins 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 Teale's Cabin and the general outdoor area.
May - Oct only Horse and Mule trail riders delight! 3 clustered Amish built, barn style cabins. Off grid with solar; no running water. 1/2 mile to trails leading to Great National Sand Dunes, San Isabel National Forest, and Sangre De Cristo Wilderness Area. Ride the western wild lands by day, rest at night in this mountain cabin by the creek. A real out west experience! Gorgeous red cedar shower house beside… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 bunk bed

Amenities

Free driveway parking on premises
Smoke alarm
Kitchen
Fire extinguisher
Carbon monoxide alarm
Essentials
Dedicated workspace
First aid kit
Heating
Private entrance

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Location

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
  • 129 Reviews
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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…
During your stay
I let people immerse themselves in a retreat feeling and give wide berth, so to speak. I may be around the corral and tack shed / Cowboy Bunk House, if Trigger is up at Earth Knack in the corral to access saddles, grain and other necessaries.
I let people immerse themselves in a retreat feeling and give wide berth, so to speak. I may be around the corral and tack shed / Cowboy Bunk House, if Trigger is up at Earth Knack…
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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
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide alarm
Cancellation policy