Colorado High Mountain Off-Grid Glamping Treehouse

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Treehouse hosted by Jorge

4 guests, 2 beds, Half-bath
Entire home
You’ll have the treehouse to yourself.
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Self check-in
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Great location
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Get away from it all in our remote, contemporary style, off-grid, Colorado treehouse, located in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains at 10K ft elevation. Relax on the deck while taking in the amazing views of Culebra Peak or gaze at the star filled skies. A tiny wood-burning stove keeps you cozy and warm (and a propane heater comfortable through the night). The sectional couch converts to super-sized bed. Older kids will be excited to sleep in the small loft on a comfy queen foam topper.

The space
Please note, this is a camping experience, not a hotel stay. The treehouse is located at 10K feet elevation and you will experience shortness of breath when you exert yourself and you may experience altitude sickness. Once you get there, it takes about 30 minutes to set things up (open ladder flat and secure it against treehouse, set up camping chairs, unfold tables, roll kitchen cart and table outside on the deck, set up toilet/sink area, and open exterior metal weather panels). It is a tiny treehouse (200sf) and is very remote and off-grid.

The hosts won't be available during your stay. We do not charge a cleaning fee, so please make sure you leave the treehouse as you found it, clean and orderly for the next group. Please remember to PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT, including trash and toilet waste. We believe in an honor system and trust our guests. If you find something unacceptable, send the host a picture(s) of the issue immediately. Use check out check list located in guide book when checking out. Thanks!

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING (GLAMPING = Glamorous Camping)
-Sleeping bags (25 degree or better), pillows and (extra blankets if you get cold easily). There's an additional air mattress (and electric air pump) that can be placed on top of the sectional couch and used with your own queen-sized fitted sheets and comforter...if you want more of a "bed like" setting.
-Layered clothing, rain jackets/coats (mountain weather can change quickly)
-Toiletries
-All food, drinks, water (portable jugs store bought 2.5 gallon jugs with spout are a great choice)
- Ice (small portable coolers or soft coolers with handles to carry up 10 foot ladder. A pulley and rope is available to assist hauling up gear.
- Camp towels
- Camping necessities: headlamps, bug spray, sunscreen, etc.
-The small town of San Luis is 20 minutes away in case your forget something.

WHAT WE PROVIDE - GENERAL
-Use of the entire treehouse to yourself
-Electricity to charge phones, electronics
-Interior and exterior lights, powered by solar panel system
- 4 deck/camping chairs
- Basic first aid kit, fire extinguisher, and smoke/carbon monoxide detector
-An amazing experience with incredible views!

WHAT WE PROVIDE - KITCHEN
- Coleman 2 burner propane camping stove and propane canisters
- Lighters/matches
- Basic cooking supplies for four (4) people: medium sized pots and pans, serving utensils
- Stainless steel plates and bowls for four (4) people
- Metal utensils and cups
- Environmentally safe multi-purpose hand/kitchen soap (you MUST use environmentally friendly soap)
- Kitchen sponge
- Salt and pepper
- Trash bags (ALL trash, including toilet waste, will need to be taken with you).

WHAT WE PROVIDE - BATHROOM
- Environmentally safe multi-purpose hand/dish soap
- Composting blue toilet waste bags (all used bags will need to be taken with you.)
- Toilet paper

GROUPS
The treehouse is designed for up to 1-4 adults (or a small family with OLDER kids) and is NOT for use with babies, young children or large groups.

HEALTH AND SAFETY
Treehouse is on a sloped property at 10,000 feet elevation. You WILL feel the effects AND may experience altitude sickness. You will need to be fit enough to carry your supplies uphill for approximately 50 steps (from road) and then climb a 10 foot ladder to access the treehouse. Again, consider this a working camping trip rather than a hotel stay. NO showers available. Absolutely NO young children due to safety reasons.

MOBILE PHONE SERVICE
There is spotty mobile phone coverage for Verizon and AT&T. There is no coverage for T-Moble. Most reliable locations for reception are on the front part of the treehouse deck or when walking on the small path (about 100 feet away from the treehouse).

DRIVING/ACCESS
Please note, weather can sometimes be a factor. During the summer, the property is fairly easily accessible (graded dirt road, sometimes slightly bumpy/washboard) with a two-wheel drive vehicle. Consecutive rain days may make a short section of the road to the treehouse muddy. 4WD recommended when it’s been raining. Autumn is also accessible but, of course, weather permitting. Spring is difficult due to snow/mud conditions. 4WD vehicles are recommended. Please note, if you choose to book and the weather prevents access, the host will do their best to accommodate rebooking for another available date that works for both parties.

WINTER ACCESS
Although all the dates are blocked out for the winter, contact the host if you are interested in a winter stay at the treehouse. The hosts can guide you up to the treehouse in the winter via snowmobile and cargo sleds. Your stay Includes transportation, use of one snowmobile and cargo sled, and full use of the treehouse. Contact the hosts for cost and dates if you are interested.

Absolutely NO vehicle access in the winter! Regardless of 4 wheel drive, snow at altitude does not go through the melt and freeze cycle and therefore the snow is sand-like and ALL 4 wheel drive vehicles WILL sink and get stuck. Winter access is by snowmobile ONLY (and cargo sled(s) to carry your supplies).

PARKING
In most circumstances, vehicles can be parked on Ryland road (50 steps down from the treehouse) during your stay. Long-term parking (more than 4 days) is accessed from Forbes road. If you'd like, you can walk back and forth along the scenic path (approximately 500 feet) between long-term parking and the treehouse.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Mountain view
Valley view
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace

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4.98 out of 5 stars from 41 reviews

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Where you’ll be

San Luis, Colorado, United States

We have neighbors “nearby”, although they cannot be seen from the property. Please note that sound carries very easily on the mountain/valley. Enjoy the sound of nature. Please respect quiet hours at all times but especially between 9pm - 9am. No loud music or generators at any time!

PLACES NEARBY
-Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
https://goo.gl/maps/LuxgpK6osdPRuZqa9
11999 CO-150, Mosca, CO 81146
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-Mountain Home Reservoir State Park
County Line 6, Fort Garland, CO 81133
https://goo.gl/maps/tri7SVifSt6aRXTK6
37°23'39.7"N 105°22'05.9"W
37.394370, -105.368314

Hosted by Jorge

  1. Joined in August 2015
  • 41 Reviews
  • Superhost
I'm married to my wonderful wife and we have two beautiful children. I built this treehouse myself with help from friends and family. I obtained an Architecture degree, and am now a teacher. My wife and I are outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy traveling, hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, and snowboarding. Our family enjoys the outdoors and that is why we built this treehouse. We absolutely love the treehouse and spend lots of quality time here with family and friends!
I'm married to my wonderful wife and we have two beautiful children. I built this treehouse myself with help from friends and family. I obtained an Architecture degree, and am now…

During your stay

You have complete privacy of the treehouse. We are available via phone/text. Please contact Jorge at the number provided.

Jorge is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: Español
  • Response rate: 100%
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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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

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