Get away from it all in our remote, contemporary style, off-grid, Colorado treehouse, located in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains at 10K ft elevation. Relax on the deck while taking in the amazing views of Culebra Peak or gaze at the star filled skies. A tiny wood-burning stove keeps you cozy and warm (and a propane heater comfortable through the night). The sectional couch converts to a bigger than CalKing-sized bed. Older kids will be excited to sleep in the loft on a comfy queen foam topper.
Please note, this is a camping experience, not a hotel stay. The treehouse is located at 10K feet elevation and you will experience shortness of breath when you exert yourself and you may experience altitude sickness. Once you get there, it takes about 30 minutes to set things up (set up and secure ladder, move and set up camping chairs, unfold tables, roll kitchen cart in place, set up toilet/sink area). It is a tiny treehouse (200sf) and is very remote and off-grid. Although the pictures show that the treehouse has light fixtures, switches and electrical outlets, it currently does not have electrical power. A solar panel power system is planned for installation in the future.
The hosts won't be available during your stay. Please remember to PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT, including trash and toilet waste. I do not charge a cleaning fee, so please make sure you leave the treehouse as you found it, clean and orderly for the next group. We believe in an honor system and trust our guests. If you find something unacceptable, send the host a picture(s) of the issue immediately. Use check out check list located in guide book when checking out. Thanks!
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING (GLAMPING = Glamorous Camping)
-Sleeping bags (and pillows)
-Layered clothing, rain jackets/coats (mountain weather can change quickly)
-All food, drinking water, drinks
- Ice (small portable coolers or soft coolers with handles to carry up 10 foot ladder. A pulley and rope is available to assist hauling up gear.
- Camp towels
- Camping necessities: headlamps, bug spray, sunscreen, etc.
-The small town of San Luis is 20 minutes away in case your forget something.
-Suggestion: external battery pack to keep your phone and electronics charged
WHAT IS PROVIDED
- Limited sink water (blue jug with spout - see picture #28). No bathing water provided.
- 4 deck/camping chairs
- Basic first aid kit, fire extinguisher, and smoke/carbon monoxide detector
-An amazing experience with incredible views!
- Coleman 2 burner propane camping stove and propane
- Basic cooking supplies for five (5) people: medium sized pots and pans, serving utensils
- Insulated stainless steel plates and bowls for five (5) people
- Metal utensils and cups
- Environmentally safe kitchen soap
- Kitchen sponges
- Salt and pepper
- Trash bags (all used trash bags will need to be taken with you).
- Environmentally safe hand soap
- Composting toilet waste bags (all used bags will need to be taken with you.)
- Toilet paper
- Hand sanitizer
The treehouse is designed for up to 4 adults (or a small family with OLDER kids) and is NOT for use with babies, young children or large groups.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Treehouse is on a sloped property at 10,000 feet elevation. You may experience altitude sickness. You will need to be fit enough to carry your supplies uphill for approximately 50 feet (from road) and then climb a 10 foot ladder to access the treehouse. Again, consider this a working camping trip rather than hotel stay. NO showers unless you bring water and use provided camping solar shower bag. Use at your own risk. Absolutely no young children due to safety reasons.
MOBILE PHONE SERVICE
There is spotty mobile phone coverage for Verizon and AT&T. Most reliable locations for reception are on the front part of the treehouse deck.
During the summer, the property is easily accessible with a two-wheel drive vehicle. Autumn is relatively easy but, of course, weather permitting. Spring is difficult due to snow/mud conditions (check with host regarding road conditions before booking)! No vehicle access in the winter! Regardless of 4 wheel drive, snow at altitude becomes sand-like and ALL 4 wheel drive vehicles will sink and get stuck. Winter access is by snowmobile only (and cargo sled(s) to carry your supplies).
Ideally, parking near the treehouse should be temporary. In some circumstances, a vehicle can be parked on the road (50 steps down from the treehouse a day or two. Long-term parking (more than 2 days) is accessed from Forbes road. When not unloading near the treehouse on Ryland, it is recommended that all vehicles should be parked on the long-term parking dirt "pad" located on the property. You can walk back and forth along the scenic path (approximately 500 feet) between long-term parking and the treehouse.
We have neighbors nearby, although they cannot be seen from the property. Please note that sound carries very easily on the mountain/valley. Enjoy the sound of nature. Please respect quiet hours at all times but especially between 9pm - 9am. No loud music or generators at any time!
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San Luis, Colorado, Estados Unidos