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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, some french

Stunning High End Strawbale House in Crestone, Colorado

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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South Central Colorado House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)

**** PLEASE READ THIS TO UNDERSTAND PRICING!!!!!! VRBO DOES NOT HAVE A WAY FOR OWNERS TO SHOW A RANGE OF PRICES THIS HOUSE IS PRICED ACCORDING TO ROOMS USED AND NUMBER OF PEOPLE. THE RATE OF $150.00 IS THE STARTING RATE FOR DOUBLE OCCUPANCY USING ONE BEDROOM. THE PRICE GOES UP FROM THERE. SEE 'RATE' SECTION TO FULLY UNDERSTAND THE COST. We designed and built this house with the intention of using sustainable building practices as well as creating a luxury home. We found you can have both. Graceful curves and custom touches will delight and inspire you. The house is at once grand and homey. The kitchen is enormous with ample room to have many hands help with producing meals. The bedrooms have thick wool carpets and hand tinted wall colors. The beds fitted with high quality linens, plump pillows and down comforters. Crestone Creek flows through the land cutting between hundred year old Cottonwoods. The view is astounding...massive peaks silent before you from almost anyplace you stand. If you would like, we have an amazing chef just next door who will delight you with his mile high chocolate cake and fried chicken or any other type of diet. The quaint town of Crestone is a short walk away. We are flexible with our accommodations so please don't hesitate to write us with any specifics i.e. from a couple's get away to a family reunion.

Keywords: Located in the high mountains of the Sangra de Cristo range

Near hot springs and The Great Sand Dune National Park, this custom strawbale house features plenty of room and comfort in a park like setting. Crestone Creek runs through the property, and the interior of the house will enchant you with it's quality and lush surroundings.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Jessica (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, some french

About Jessica

We are a family of 6. We now reside in Boulder, Colorado. Our children are teenagers and we love to travel and spend lots of family time together. With a busy schedule of our children's activities we do not get to Crestone as much as we would like. Please go to our house and enjoy it as that makes us happy!

Jessica purchased this house in 2002

Why Jessica chose South Central Colorado

We did not intend to have the house as a rental but as we needed to relocate to Boulder. We built it as a great family house when our children were young.

What makes this house unique

The peace and quiet is amazing as well as the quality or the air and water. Everything is so fresh and lovely. We love hiking and going to the hot springs and the sand dunes.


based on 18 traveler reviews

Stunning High End Strawbale House in Crestone, Colorado
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Great house

  • 3 of 5

It was lovely to stay in a wonderful house.

The start was difficult with a wrong code, a stove that didn't work but rewarded by a refund.

Check everything with the owner before going to the house to make a good start.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely kid and dog friendly home

  • 5 of 5

This house was simply fabulous and beautifully decorated. There's ample room to sleep at least 12 people, the kitchen is perfect for entertaining and cooking for a crowd. The two custom bathrooms are lovely, each with deep soaking tubs, separate showers, and large sinks. The house is in Crestone proper and is a five minute walk to two adequate grocery stores, a few lunch options, a new brewery that serves an acceptable dinner and even ice cream. You can hike out the back door without getting in your car, and we were visited daily by large herds of white-tailed deer. We loved sleeping with the windows open, feeling the cool breeze, listening to the gurgling stream, and waking up to the sunrise turning Challenger Peak rosy. I appreciate that the owners don't barrage you with a list of house rules and simply expect that you will leave the house as pristine as you found it. I would recommend arriving during daylight as the street signs are small and Google maps is not reliable. And thank goodness for the home's WiFi, because Virgin Mobile had absolutely zero reception in Crestone (though my husband has AT&T and had perfect reception). Thanks again for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Serenity in the Colorado Mountains

  • 5 of 5

This property was so sweet and quiet. We really were able to relax here and enjoy ourselves. We spent a lot of time soaking in the oversize tub and we slept so well in the spring mountain air. Crestone is pretty remote but has everything you need. The little grocery had a good variety. Alamosa and Salida are about 40 minutes away if you need more substantial provisions. We will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Oasis Near Down Town

  • 5 of 5

This property is fantastic. My kids loved it and I would recommend it to any family wanting to visit Crestone. The creek outback and large treas are beautiful. There just aren't many properties like this in the area. We'll be back. The owners are fantastic to work with as well.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home in a lovely town

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. The house was perfectly accommodating for our large group. We were comfortable and warm despite frigid temps outside the whole week!

We especially loved the large kitchen and had a lot of great cooking success there. Large gas stove, dishwasher, lots of counter space, and huge fridge and freezer made it easy to accommodate large group cooking projects. Washer and dryer were also a nice luxury to have access to.

Rick and Jessica both called at points along the week to check in and make sure we were settled in without problems. Nice to have that touch-base.

Try to arrive during daylight hours - It was easy to find Crestone, but wasn't easy to find the house.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, Colorado

Wonderful Social Home

  • 5 of 5

We had an extended group stay in the beautiful Butterfly House. The home has plenty of space to be together and to get away. The yard and stream are comforting and the deer are friendly. We had a delicious dinner we prepared in the fully equipped kitchen and sat as a group around the dinning room table. The group gathered together around the large fireplace and chatted into the night.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hiking and exploring at the Sand Dune National Park, 3 hot springs,( Vally View, Sand Dune Swimming Pool, Joyful Journey Hot Springs and Spa) Near the lovely art town of Salida ( 1 hour) Two hours to Taos and three to Santa Fe, Near many unique spiritual centers.


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Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 4.0%


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South Central Colorado House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Huge custom shaped soaking tubs in each bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
Fantastic hiking right out the front door, 14,000 foot mountain peaks in the front yard, close to 3 hot springs, The Sand Dune National Park is 45 minutes away. Hugh trees in the yard, fantastic bakery, coffee and restaurants just a few minute walk, artisian spring/well water and some of cleanest sweet smelling air in the world! We use only non toxic cleaning supplies and the linens are washed in fragrance free and earth friendly soaps. The house is built with all non off gassing and eco minded materials.

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