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Peaceful Mountain Retreat Home-Beautiful Views, Steam Shower

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + 2 baths with mountain and valley views (sleeps 6)

This tranquil 3BD/2BA home is nestled in the trees on several acres in the Sangre de Cristo mountains at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac that backs to a large open greenbelt. The magnificent views stretch from the forest to towering mountain peaks and out to the wide open San Luis Valley.

Our 2 story home has 2 bedrooms upstairs (1 with queen, 1 with 2 twin beds), and 1 bedroom downstairs (queen). There are 2 bathrooms (one on each level) and the upstairs bath has a steam shower. It is a peaceful, beautiful home, nicely decorated, with an open floor plan and many outdoor areas to enjoy.

Sip your morning coffee on the downstairs deck watching deer wander through your backyard. In the evening, enjoy a glass of wine from the covered balcony, watching the sun set over the valley and the San Juan mountains. At night step out on the upstairs deck and have your breath taken away as you gaze at an infinity of stars above the mountain peaks. Later, take a steam shower and relax in front of the fire after cooking dinner in the open-floor plan gourmet kitchen.

Our home has everything you need to provide a relaxing, rejuvenating retreat, or to simply be your comfortable base camp from which to venture into the great outdoors.

Keywords: Retreat, Vacation, High end adobe style home, mountain views, valley views, private setting, passive solar, radiant heat flooring, gas fireplace, beautiful furnishings, wildlife viewing, near spiritual centers.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About The Owner

We love the mountains and getting away from a busy life to recharge in nature.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Crestone

The first time we each came to Crestone we were overwhelmed by the serenity and the beauty. It just felt right to have a retreat in this magnificent place.

What makes this house unique

The best thing is the quiet, the mountains stretching all around as far as the eye can see. It is wonderful to look out the window and see deer walking by. Sometimes I just want to sit in front of the fire watching the natural world go by, without leaving the house. It is always wonderful to arrive and difficult to leave.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great trip and really enjoyed your house.

It is really really spectacular.

Oct 2012
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Crestone House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Steam Shower
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Upstairs bathroom has steam shower/bathtub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
Steam shower, entertainment unit (CD, ipod dock, radio), Blu-Ray player (also takes DVD's): Rentals available in town.


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Peaceful Mountain Retreat Home-Beautiful Views, Steam Shower
average rating of 4.825397 based on 67 reviews

Our home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I married each other in this precious home five years ago. How heart- warming it was to be back. Our favorite spot is the balcony you see in the photo. We love watching the sun sets from this balcony. It is truly one of our favorite spots in the world. The beauty is breathtaking! We also adore the kitchen. So beautiful and well stocked with all of our favorite things. And then of course I have to mention the glorious steam shower/bath... aaaahhhhh... My husband and I are exploring building one in our home here in Boulder!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience! How wonderful to know our home was a part of such a special occasion in your lives. I'm so glad you were able to return to the house and make even more memories.
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Boston area

Beautiful, quiet, comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I shared ten cool November days in Michelle's beautiful home, in a gorgeous setting, with snow-capped mountains immediately to the east and a vast valley to the west, with mountains in the distance. In warmer weather, the open decks of the house would be perfect for snacking, reading and napping. The beds were comfortable, and the kitchen well appointed. We appreciated Michelle's suggestion that we arrive in daylight and that we rent a four-wheel drive car. She also pointed out that the house is not appropriate for handicapped people. She was right on all counts. The nearby spiritual centers and the small, lively town of Crestone reminded us of the progressive days of the '60s and '70s. If you drive from Denver, plan your stops along the way. Michelle's home and the surroundings fit our plans for a quiet retreat. This home is just as it's described.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

Great location to get away from it all and see loads of stars! We went to the Great Sand Dunes and really enjoyed our day there.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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36 hours of serenity...

  • 4 of 5

The house was beautiful. The "dark skies" neighborhood is just what we needed, no lights, and the only sound we heard was from the wildlife or the wind. There isn't much for the daily expenses near or fuel...but we came for the escape of consumerism anyhow. Thank you for letting us crash at such a lovely estate.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kansas City, Missouri

Colorado weekend family vacation

  • 4 of 5

The house was overall very nice. Our family had lots of activities planned so the house was mainly our base camp. We did cook two of our meals in the great kitchen. The location is great as long as you are not spending all of your time in Crestone. I guess for a couple the location would be great but for a family with kids it was a little limited for them. We did have a great dinner at the Crestone Brewing Co and then delicious ice cream at the Crestone Creamery!! The inside of the house is great and the steam shower was an awesome addition after all of the hiking we did. Our only suggestion would be to update the outdoor furniture as it was not very comfortable and it kept us from spending more time on the balcony patio. Also there were quite a few mosquitos but I think that was just our bad timing! It makes sense to not have A/C but having a few fans available would be great. One of the days when we came back earlier it was still very hot out and no air movement even with the windows open. Overall this is a great house with very impressive mountain views and we really enjoyed our first visit to Colorado! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. There should have been a fan and outdoor furniture cushions in the closet. We have added two tower fans. The house is very well insulated and if the windows are closed during the hot part of the day it helps keeps the temperature down, but hopefully the newer fans will add to the comfort inside. Also we'll be checking on the outdoor furniture and cushions. I'm glad that otherwise you enjoyed your first visit to Colorado.
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Great peaceful setting. Loved the balconies for viewing----even saw a double rainbow one night!

  • 5 of 5

Great location for trips to sight-see: Sand Dunes National Park, Hot Springs, Salida. We ate in most nights -- everything you needed to do that. Did try the pub in downtown Crestone one night and that was good. Clean, well-equipped. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Alamosa, CO
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Hwy 17
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Desert Sage
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Monarch Mountain
Car: necessary

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, nearby Hot Springs, Spiritual Centers


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Damage deposit: $1500 Refundable Deposit OR $59 Non-refundable Damage Protection Policy (purchased through Home Away/VRBO).
Cleaning Fee $100 ($125 for larger groups and/or longer stays).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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