A warm, romantic multi-level strawbale home on a creek.
Located more than half way up the west side of the Sangre de Chriso mountains in the San Luis Valley of south central Colorado. With six 14,000 ft peaks as the back drop, this home beckons the outdoorsman or the contemplative. It's location on Willow Creek is just down the road from several spiritual centers and ashrams making the neighborhood quiet, private and tranquil.
Roadless wilderness adventures, hotsprings, skiing, hiking trails, the Great Sand Dunes National Park are all within minutes.
The Willow Creek Retreat House is a comfortable multi-level strawbale home with plenty of private space as well as a spacious kitchen for sharing meals or entertaining.
Gardens and the creek lend to the natural beauty of the property.
The views are 360 degrees, encompassing the San Luis Valley and the Sangre de Christo mountains.
Keywords: Mountain Retreat, spiritual center, 360 degree view, peace and quiet, wildlife refuge, creek
Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful experience of being at your cabin during Christmas. Just as it was two years ago, everything was perfect. We've rented several cabins at Crestone over the last 20 years, and yours is by far the best. We had a fantastic Christmas there and only wish we could have stayed longer. I've been going to Crestone since 1960 (just a week after I was born)!! The town has changed but it still has incredible appeal. Those mountains truly do emanate something magical. I feel more at home in Crestone than anywhere in the world.
Everything at the house seemed in perfect order. I did note that the little Buddha under which I think you have placed the back-up key was knocked over. Since we accessed the main key we didn't dig through the snow to see if the other key was there, but you may want to have your caretaker verify.
Thanks again. We hope to visit Crestone again sometime next year, and hopefully the fantastic Willow House will be available.
Tim and I are custom boot makers from AZ. We take orders all over the country for our handmade shoes and boots. We are the parents of 5 daughters, and grandparents to 2 grand daughters and 1 grandson. Our interests include alternative energy, (our boots are made in our solar and wind powered studio)gardening, drumming, skiing, hiking , and making music.
Some of our favorite things to do: 1. walk out the back door to the creek 2. walk East on Willow Creek Road about 1/2 mi to the end, follow the old trail till it meets with the Willow Lake trail. 3. have dinner at the Harvest Restaurant (this is a real treat) 4. visit the Crestone Artists Gallery in town 5. shop at Curt's Natural Food store 6. hike up the North Crestone trail 7. drive around the Baca checking out unique and beautiful architecture 8. visit the Great Sand Dunes National Park 9. swim at the Sand Dunes hotsprings swimming pool 719 378 2807 10. walk the labyrinth at the Temple of Conciousness Ashram 719 256 4176 11. visit the Shumei International Institue 12. eat at the Desert Sage 13. visit one of the two Bhuddist Stupas ,(you will drive right by one on the way to the house) 14. visit the Ziggurat 15. shop at the Haidakhandi Universal Ashram store (Maha Lakshmi Shop) it's a close drive south of the house 16. visit Valley View or Joyful Journeys for a soak. These suggestions should help. Enjoy!