Southern Colorado is cool in summer, sunny all winter! Here you will explore the Great Sand Dunes, hike Mount Blanca, relax in nearby hot springs, or explore historic Spanish colonial villages in the San Luis Valley, in Colorado's spectacular southern Rockies. Snuggle by the fireplace; settle in for gorgeous dark-night skies; read (or write) your book; watch eagles, deer, elk and maybe catch your trout dinner at Mountain Home Lake, or maybe do some serious mountain climbing at Mount Blanca. Enjoy the amazing quiet retreat experience of EarthNest Cottage and the simple luxuries of off-the-grid solar-powered living. CAUTION - not for physically weak or folks with trouble breathing because this 3-level House is at 8,300 ft altitude and has stairs to climb. EarthNest Cottage is your peaceful sanctuary, your quiet and welcoming place for rest, contemplation, writing, meditation, and a laid back winter escape. The Great Sand Dunes National Park is a short drive from here. We welcome those who love the arts, live music, history, and all the lessons to be learned from Nature. This wonderful three-story solar-powered home is just a short drive to the Great Sand Dunes National Park, Zapata Falls, and luxurious natural hot springs. The restored civil war fortress of Fort Garland Museum gives you the touch and feel of America's Old West - the arrival of the railroad, and the pioneer settlers who came to make their fortunes in cattle, railroads and gold. Winter wildlife and waterfowl are plentiful at Mountain Home State Wildlife Area - a photographer’s haven, with the peaks of Mount Blanca against our always blue skies. Cranes, geese, ducks, deer, elk, eagles, and the spectacular migrations of the Sandhill Cranes. Just a few minutes away from EarthNest Cottage you'll find some nice family-owned restaurants, including fine Italian fare, barbecue, and great Mexican food. The conveniences of gas, groceries and hardware are also nearby. Be sure to bring your bathing suit for soaking at one of our local hot springs, and then come home to EarthNest, where you can enjoy the comfy simple luxuries of a real home - all privately your own for six months or a year. You'll have access to our library and enjoy original art, guarded by our hearth's mahogany lion. Six can sit at the hand-built dinner table, with views of the lake, Mount Blanca, and the San Luis Valley from the diningroom's seven windows. Lots of parking, county maintained roads, and 4-wheel drive encouraged. From every window, the views will take your breath away as you gaze out 150 miles across the mesas to the far horizons of the San Juans and the Continental Divide. Fast Internet and WiFi and Roku media are free, but we choose not to have TV. We are proud to be remote and quiet, yet accessible by well kept country roads. This solar powered country home comes as a whole package, but if you wish, for added privacy, there are two independent living areas, each with its own entrance, kitchen and bathroom. This gives nice options for privacy. Downstairs you have a queen-sized Tempurpedic bed and a single lofted bed. For starlight sleeping the sun-room's single couch adds a fourth sleeper on the downstairs level. You’ll be amazed by the "forest-grove" downstairs bathroom. What an illusion! The gorgeous copper and brushed-nickel tub and the slab of mahogany vanity are surrounded by massive oak trees, captured by the murals' photographer. Check out our photos! With all electric and electronic comforts being solar powered and off the grid, we are thermostat heated and have plenty of hot water. In fact our 300 foot well, tested every two years, produces water ten times more pure than the best city water anywhere in the US. The open architecture of the main living area, with its high vaulted ceiling and overlooking loft provides lots of natural light, and the big rock fireplace is great for snuggling up or for sharing a toddy with your loved one. A nice wood stove on each floor, backed up by our thermostat heating system, means constant comfort and warmth. Yes, in winter you can chop and carry in some firewood from the woodpile, but you don’t have to. It's fairly cool in summer with a good breeze and clear skies. Winters are always blue-sky pleasant, with sweet clean air and starry nights. The main level kitchen has new fridge and stove, with all you need for cooking. You'll wash dishes the old fashioned way, by hand. Instead of TV we offer a nice flat screen monitor. You can hook up your own ROKU for Netflix and such, or you can plug in your own music and games. If you're not outside most of the time, which is easy to do here, you'll have an excellent library to browse. This is not a Martha Stewart home and it's not at all like a hotel. The character of the house is eclectic, exuberant, colorful, worldly, and somewhat whimsical. You'll enjoy the company of the great mahogany lion who just sits there on the hearth, protective and gentle. The bathroom on this level is Tahitian, with a Gauguin print, a Talavera ceramic washbasin, and a very nice claw-foot tub and shower right next to the window. You'll see passing deer and maybe a herd of elk as you bathe. Overlooking the living room, behind a handsome ship-white railing, is the Loft, the sunny third level dormer with a brass double bed, a good reading light, and a ceiling fan The big bay window gives you a "penthouse" view of the foothills, and nice with cross ventilation of clean mountain air. On the main level, the 400 sq ft sunset-facing dining room has polished pine flooring and seven windows overlooking the spectacular views of Mount Blanca, Mountain Home Lake, and the vast reaches of the Valley's mesas, rimmed by the San Juans on the far horizon. The handsome custom built distressed-wood table and leather chairs hold six (or eight) for dinner, and there are plenty of colorful plates and table settings available for your family feast. Total sleeping capacity looks like this: two couples, two singles, for total of six in beds. Two couches make eight, and a folding cot is available if needed. Window-cushions provide additional bunking for kids if needed. The surrounding country roads and open spaces are great for bike and ATV exploring, and there’s lots of parking and room for tents, camping, bikes and whatever toys you bring. We want strong and steady folks who know how to live close to nature. Remote or independent work is ideal here. Connect with us to create your Rocky Mountains escape! EarthNest Cottage is your restful, peaceful dventure getaway. For next winter, please book your stay at property number 2425588. Any time of year, you'll love it!
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