Spacious and Elevated Tent with Views of Kit Carson in Crestone, Colorado

Crestone, Colorado (United States)

Spacious and Elevated Tent with Views of Kit Carson in Crestone, Colorado

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This spacious tent in Crestone, Colorado, is situated on the outskirts of a property that is home to zen practitioners and doubles as a hotspot for group and solo retreats. The tent sits on a platform and can host up to two guests, creating an excellent space for a couple's retreat. The tent has a deck, two twin beds, tables, a bookshelf, canvas shelves, and hooks for clothing.

There are fantastic views of the nearby mountains, including Challenger Peak, as well as the town of Kit Carson. Additionally, guests are provided with bedding and fresh towels. On the deck, guests will find comfortable patio chairs, where they can sit and relax.

Guests should note that this is a black bear territory, and all food and toiletries need to be stored in the indoor communal areas.

Nearby, there are several shared bathrooms for guests to use, each with a toilet, a sink, and a shower, and located just a three-minute walk from the accommodation's doorstep. Alternatively, guests can use the nearby compost toilet.

While staying here, guests are welcome to experience the zen way of life and take part in the meditation practices. Similarly, guests are welcome to just use the accommodation as their base for fun activities, like visiting the Great Sand Dunes National Park, enjoying the area's hiking trails, or experiencing the nearby hot springs in the San Luis Valley.

The price is listed per person, per day, and includes three vegetarian meals and Wi-Fi.


  • Twin/Single bed
  • Linens and pillows
  • Toilet
  • Towels
  • Dining table
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Parking
  • Deck/Patio
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
This property is home to an active community of monastic Zen practitioners. While the Zen residents follow a rigorous practice schedule, guests are free to spend their time as they wish. Guests are free to join the practitioners for all or part of their meditation schedule.

There is a library that guests are welcome to use during their stay. The host can also organize packed lunches for hiking adventures or trips to the valley. Most accommodations provide high-speed Wi-Fi and there is a communal meeting area with Wi-Fi also.

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Location + Surroundings

Situated at an elevation of 8,400 feet, this peaceful property and its vegetable and flower gardens are located in the town of Crestone, Colorado. Guests will look out over the San Luis Valley, an ancient dry lake bed, beneath which hides the second largest freshwater aquifer on the continent. From the property, guests can see 50 miles across to the San Juan Mountains in the west and about 80 miles each direction, north and south. 15 miles below in the valley to the south, guests can view the Dunefield of the Great Sand Dunes National Park, the tallest sand dunes in North America. Beyond that lies Mount Blanca, 14,345 feet high, one of the sacred world mountains of the pre-historic Anasazi and present-day Native Americans in the Southwest.


  • Horseback riding
  • Wildlife watching
  • Yoga
  • Biking
  • Climbing

There are plenty of options for fun, outdoor recreation that guests can enjoy during their stay in Crestone, Colorado, including exploring the wide variety of mineral hot springs in the San Luis Valley. Guests can reach these destinations by car within 30-50 minutes to the north and south. The hot springs are part of a geological fault system that created the dramatic visual appearance of the precipitous and linear Sangre de Cristo mountain range. Additionally, there is first-class hiking all around the area with trails starting right at the property, which is surrounded by 240 acres of piñon pine and juniper forest. Off the property, there is a multitude of trail options leading up into the high country or along the streams into the valley. Guests can head out for the day with a packed lunch and enjoy a shaded picnic along one of the trails.

This property is home to some 25 spiritual practice communities representing most of the major wisdom traditions of the world. Many of them welcome guests and day visitors. There are ongoing neighborly relationships with most of the Spiritual Centers in Crestone. A personal introduction or tour of these centers can be organized by the hosts.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 03:00 AM
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties

Cancellation policy

24-hour free cancellation
Fifteen: Cancellation is free up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 15 days before check-in.

Additional Information

Guests are welcome to reside at this property while engaging in a silent retreat. They are asked to let the hosts know prior to their arrival.

Upon request, guests can eat in their private accommodations and have a tray prepared by the host.

Pets and smoking are not permitted.

Due to high fire danger, building campfires and/or using camping stoves are not permitted.

Included in the daily rate are three vegetarian meals per day and Wi-Fi.

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