Crestone Travel & Lodging

Crestone is a beautiful spiritual community in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in southern Colorado. It is also famous for its many beautiful hiking trails and alternative buildings. 

The closest larger international airports are Denver, CO (DIA) – 218 miles and Albuquerque, NM (ABQ) – 250 miles. The closest regional airport is San Luis Valley Regional Airport in Alamosa, CO (ALS) – 50 miles from Crestone. 

Bus service from Denver to Moffat, CO, a town 12 miles from Crestone, is available through Black Hills Stage Lines. The Moffat bus stop is 14 miles from Crestone. Please contact Clear Light Sangha for support with transportation getting from the bus stop to Crestone.

STAYING IN CRESTONE

Tips & Recommendations

Around Crestone: Your GPS will probably not work in Crestone – but as people are very friendly you can stop and ask anyone for directions.

Our speed limit is 15-35 miles and we have lot of pedestrians and bicyclists, as well as wildlife crossing the roads, especially near dawn and dusk. Please watch your speed.

Mobile Phone access

Some cellphone operators do not work very well. The only one that works without interruptions is Verizon.

High Altitude

The altitude in Crestone is 8000 feet so make sure to drink a lot of water upon arrival – this is the best way to acclimate to the high, desert altitude.

Amenities & Services

Crestone has 1 organic food store, 1 non-norganic food/grocery store (with some organic options), 1 hardware store, 3 restaurants, an art gallery, a post office, one liquor store, a credit union, hairdresser, horse stables and 2 ATM's. Wifi is available in restaurants, and spotty 3G connectivity through Verizon Wireless. A farmer's market is available in the summer on Saturdays.

Bear Encounters

Be aware of not leaving food out or in your car in the summertime as we have lot's of black bear activity. Because of the drought conditions, they are very hungry and can be very aggressive if they smell your food.

Water Resources & Fire Caution

To support the beautiful aquifer that Crestone rests upon please try to conserve water. Crestone has been in a severe drought the last 5 years so please be very careful with fire. Do not toss lit cigarette butts out the window or into grass/brush. Do not leave your vehicle idling on grass or vegetation, this can also ignite very dry tinder. 

Camping

The beautiful North Crestone Campground is located along N. Crestone Creek at $7 per night from Memorial Day to Labor day, and off-season rates are available after Labor Day. 

Joyful Journey Hot Springs and Valley View Hot Springs are a short distance from Crestone.

For local news and information, you can read our local newspaper The Crestone Eagle which is published once a month online or in print. They also post breaking news about wildfire conditions and other local and regional issues.


INDIVIDUAL RETREAT LODGING

The following spiritual centers in Crestone, CO offer rooms or cabins designed for individual retreats.

Crestone Mountain Zen Center

Nada Hermitage

Chamma Ling

The Beetch House Retreat Cabin

Located 0.5 miles from the Clear Light house.

www.beetchhouse.com

The Beetch House Retreat Cabin offers you your own private, thoughtfully appointed cabin that has a king and 2 twin beds, futon couch/bed, and a full kitchen.

Enchanted Forest Accommodations

Located 1 mile from the Clear Light house.

www.enchantedforestcrestone.net

Tel. 719.256.5768 

Enchanted Forest Accommodations offers comfortable lodging in a house, a small cottage or queen rooms. 

Casa Alegria

Located 0.6 miles from the Clear Light house.

www.casaalegriabb.com

Tel. 719-256-5116

Comfortable private lodging in a strawbale house.

Crestone Baca Grande Accomodations

Located 2.1 miles from the Clear Light house.

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12728292

Tel. 719-256-4243

1, 2 & 3 bedroom townhouses with individul bathrooms. Fully furnished kitchens. Close to town and the Dessert Sage restaurant.

The Coll House

Located 2.2 miles from the Clear Light house.

www.collhouse.com

Tel. 719.256.4475

Offers studio apartments and in house rooms.

Crestone Inn

Located 2.5 miles from the Clear Light house. 

www.crestone-inn.com

Tel. 719-256-5788  

1 and 2 bedroom suites with full kitchen in downtown Crestone. 

Rainbow B&B

Located 2 miles from the Clear Light house.

www.rainbowbb.com

Tel. 719.256.4110

A hexagon shaped house that accomodates up to 10 guests.

Valley View Hot Springs

www.olt.org

Tel. 719-256-4315

Natural Hot Springs with camping and lodging available. A 45-min drive from Crestone.

Joyful Journey Hot Springs

www.joyfuljourneyhotsprings.com 

Tel. 719-256-4328

Peaceful spa retreat with lodging. A 35 min drive from Crestone.

CLEAR LIGHT SANGHA HOUSE

62 Wagon Wheel Road
Crestone, CO, 81131
United States

Clear Light Sangha House, Crestone, CO, USA, August 2017 Photo Paul Kemnitzer

Clear Light Sangha House, Crestone, CO, USA, August 2017
Photo Paul Kemnitzer


Video:  A Place of the Heart

Crestone Films created this piece for the Crestone Creative District to help promote responsible tourism in our 'place of the heart'. Funding was provided to the creative arts district by the Saguache County Tourism Council and by a Saguache County Sales Tax Grant from the Saguache County Board of County Commissioners.
 
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