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2br2ba Pet-Friendly Crestone Private Retreat House on 2.5 Acres in Pinyon Pines

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Starbright Retreat House: a delightful vacation rental in Crestone, Colorado

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Mountain and valley views, fenced yard, high-speed WiFi, modern kitchen, clean

Starbright Retreat House is a delightful vacation home for travelers looking for something special. Nestled near the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Crestone, Colorado, the retreat house is the perfect vacation rental basecamp for exploring the San Luis Valley, our state's best-kept secret. After a full day of hiking, biking, roadtripping, visiting Crestone's many spiritual centers, or having your mind blown at the Great Sand Dunes National Park, you'll love coming home to modern amenities.

The master suite features a king-size bed and private adjoining bath with tub, shower, and vessel sink. A sliding glass door leads to a deck overlooking the fenced back yard. Gaze at Challenger Peak, which is absolutely breathtaking on clear nights when the stars are bright. (Those nights inspired the name "Starbright Retreat House.") A second bedroom provides a double bed and a window with valley views.

Love to cook? We do, which is why we take pride in offering our guests a modern and well-equipped kitchen, featuring a gas stove, Bosch dishwasher, concrete countertops, and a farmhouse sink. We stock the cupboards with tea and organic Fair Trade coffee beans.

Would you rather relax and stay in instead of venturing out and about? The house is located on a cul de sac, so there is no through traffic. Catch up on your reading in a quiet setting, watch the sun set over the valley, count the number of birds you see, start that novel you've been thinking about, or just sit back on the front porch and breathe the heavenly scent of pinyon and juniper (especially after a rainstorm). You may see deer walking across the driveway. They're not in a hurry, and you shouldn't be either.

Have you stayed with us before? We offer loyalty discounts to returning Starbright Retreat House guests; please inquire.
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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1020 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be at least 25 years old....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    The house is not childproof and the front porch is quite high, so it is not suitable for very young children. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We are pet friendly and have a LARGE fenced back yard to keep your pup and our local wildlife safe. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Master bedroom: 1 king

    W/ adjoining master bath, sliding door to back deck, mt view...moreless

  • Second bedroom: 1 double

    Window overlooks front porch, valley views...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    vessel sink...moreless

  • Master bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    vessel sink...moreless

  • Hot water on demand means no waiting in between showers.

Other Amenities

  • If you're interested in gardening or greenhouses or have ever thought about owning a dome greenhouse, here's your chance to visit one. During the warmer months we offer guests access to our solar-powered geodesic dome greenhouse, tucked away in a back corner of the property. Help yourself to fresh organic herbs and vegetables (varieties vary with the season), but please do not allow guest pets in the greenhouse....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Our eclectic book collection changes as guests take and leave volumes. Enjoy! ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    MP3 player dock. Bring your iPod or MP3 player!...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    We are surrounded by mountains, including several of Colorado's famed "Fourteeners" (higher than 14,000 feet): Challenger, Crestone, Blanca, Crestone Needle, Kit Carson Mountain, and Columbia Point....moreless

  • Rural:

    Crestone is a remote mountain community....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Seating for 4 at a dining table in the corner of the living room by two windows...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    eco-friendly fabric softener provided...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Energy-efficient hot water baseboard heat will keep you cozy on cool nights....moreless

  • Internet:

    high-speed Wifi, advertised by our local provider as 12 Mbps download, 1 Mbps upload...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Offstreet parking in driveway...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    eco-friendly laundry detergent provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffeemaker, electric coffee bean grinder, Italian stove-top espresso maker, electric kettle, assortment of teas, assortment of organic coffee beans...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    stoneware, glasses, coffee mugs, silverware, stemless wine glasses, ale glasses, can opener, corkscrew pull, spatulas, knives, measuring cups, spoons, mixing bowls, pizza cutter, pots, pans, blender...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Quality, very quiet Bosch dishwasher ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    cooking oils, salt and pepper, coffee and tea, basic spices, all cleaning supplies...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    4-burner Kenmore gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor furniture provided for hanging out on the front porch ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Challenger Golf Club, a unique 9-hole course, is ~12 miles away...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    2.5 private acres of pinyon pines...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Sorry, no outdoor grill because they can attract bears and are a fire danger in our arid environment....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Non-Peak Season
Jan 2 - May 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$100
$600
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$120
$720

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $25
  • Cleaning fee $50
  • Tax Rate 8.8%

Notes:

If you have stayed at Starbright Retreat House in the past and are scheduling another visit, please inquire about your special rate. We offer a loyalty discount to returning guests who treasure our home as much as we do.

Starbright Retreat House is available for longer-term rentals during the off-peak season; please inquire.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

161 Miles
Nearest Airport
Colorado Springs International
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Crestone Brewing Co.
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Challenger Golf Club
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Desert Sage, Crestone Brewing Co., Cloud Station
70 Miles
Nearest Ski
Monarch Mountain

Car: Necessary

The eclectic town of Crestone is nestled under the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and their splendid 14,000-foot peaks on the eastern edge of Colorado’s vast San Luis Valley. The Great Sand Dunes National Park, which should be on everyone's life list, lies to the south. This remote area offers visitors seclusion, peace and quiet, and world-class opportunities to hike, climb, explore, and view wildlife and birds. Crestone is also known for its many spiritual groups and retreat centers.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: I'm a cook, writer, editor, dog mom, tree-hugging nature lover, fan of renewable energy, wine drinker, and an enthusiastic amateur photographer. After staying in VRBO houses across the United States and in several countries, I think I know what makes a vacation stay in a home special. I am thrilled to be hosting guests from around the world, helping to make their precious vacations more memorable.

Why the Owner Chose Baca Grande, Moffat, CO, USA:
"The mountains are calling, and I must go." John Muir's statement sums up how I feel if I'm away from the Sangre de Cristos for any length of time. I love falling asleep to a view of snowy peaks under starry skies with coyotes howling in the distance. Once I experienced the magic of Crestone's crazy wild nature, I never wanted to live in a city again.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Starbright Retreat House has a great vibe. It's a charming Southwestern-style house tucked into the trees and backed by mountain peaks. It has quality finishes and special touches: concrete counters in the kitchen, a zia sun symbol etched on the front door window by a local artist, solar tubes in the kitchen and bathroom that stream natural light into the rooms, and knotty pine doors. While living on the property for 7 years, we added a few touches of our own, including a solar-powered geodesic dome greenhouse. This is a special house in a beautiful area, and we can't wait to share it with you.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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Photos

  • Starbright Retreat House: a delightful vacation rental in Crestone, Colorado

    Starbright Retreat House: a delightful vacation rental in Crestone, Colorado

  • winter view of Challenger Peak

    winter view of Challenger Peak

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Drip coffeemaker, electric kettle, assortment of teas and organic coffee beans

    Drip coffeemaker, electric kettle, assortment of teas and organic coffee beans

  • living area

    living area

  • dining table

    dining table

  • master bath

    master bath

  • Solar-powered greenhouse. If desired, you can have access during your stay.

    Solar-powered greenhouse. If desired, you can have access during your stay.

  • Valley sunsets from the front porch can be incredible

    Valley sunsets from the front porch can be incredible

  • Pets are family. Bring 'em along. Adventures are more fun than a boarding kennel

    Pets are family. Bring 'em along. Adventures are more fun than a boarding kennel

  • a neighbor taking a break

    a neighbor taking a break

  • The views from the ziggurat are outstanding.

    The views from the ziggurat are outstanding.

  • Starbright Retreat House: a delightful vacation rental in Crestone, Colorado

    Starbright Retreat House: a delightful vacation rental in Crestone, Colorado

  • summer view of Challenger Peak

    summer view of Challenger Peak

  • kitchen

    kitchen

  • Dansk Mesa stoneware, assorted Crate & Barrel glasses and wine glasses

    Dansk Mesa stoneware, assorted Crate & Barrel glasses and wine glasses

  • looking into the living area from outside the bedrooms

    looking into the living area from outside the bedrooms

  • Master bedroom w/ king-size bed

    Master bedroom w/ king-size bed

  • Second bedroom

    Second bedroom

  • front porch

    front porch

  • the moon and Venus from the front porch

    the moon and Venus from the front porch

  • Great Sand Dunes National Park, the San Luis Valley's premiere attraction

    Great Sand Dunes National Park, the San Luis Valley's premiere attraction

  • Climb the ziggurat during your visit. It's about 1 mile away from the house.

    Climb the ziggurat during your visit. It's about 1 mile away from the house.

  • A gang of locals

    A gang of locals

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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