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Bayly's Treehouse Retreat

· La Veta, Costilla, Colorado
5 acres hosted by David B.
1 lodging site
All to yourself
100% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
My land is located in the Sangre de Cristi Mountain Range in southern central Colorado. The elevation is 9840 ft. I have 5.6 acres of beautiful land that is half meadow and half forest. There is a spring that runs year round through the property. There is a treehouse for two that sits on a 20' x 20' deck, there is a picnic table on the deck and another one at the bottom of the stairs leading to the treehouse. There are 3 lounge chairs by the spring pond. This is a great place to relax and enjoy nature. There are lots of native birds (tanager, steller jays, red shafted flicker, nut hatch, wood peckers, and chickadees) just to mention a few. We also have mule deer, elk, bear, mountain lion, bob cat, lynx, squirrels and chipmunks. If you are looking for peace and quiet, you will enjoy your visit. Perfect for meditation. Taos is 75 miles south. The quaint town of Cuchara is a 5 mile hike to the east. Bear & Blue Lakes are about the same distance away. The Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is 60 miles to the west. Inside the cabin (120 sq. ft.) there is a small space heater, & USB outlets.There is a loft with a cherry wood rocker & library. Outside on the deck (280 sq. ft.) there is a Gas One 2 burner propane stove connected to a 5 gal. tank, a 5 cubic ft. refrigerator, and a 14" in diameter charcoal barbeque hibachi. with metal charcoal starter, Coffee grinder, Malita #4 filters & cone (BYOBeans) & electric hot water heater. There is a 10" griddle, and an 8" omelette skillet, 8" Wagnerware skillet with a Wagnerware Drip Drop Roaster Lid all are cast iron. There is an 8" orange Le Creuset pot & lid with a silicon vegetable steamer rack inside. Some cooking utensils (spatula and basting spoon), 2 ceramic plates, 2 oriental ceramic bowls & spoons, 2 ceramic coffee cups, 2 silver plated forks, salad forks, knives, tablespoons, teaspoons & stainless steel steak knives. One sharp 8" knife , 1 - 8" bread knife with chopping board and paper towels with dispenser. There is also a sterdy wash bucket with handle to wash dishes in with dish soap and scrubby sponge provided. There is a 6 gal. water tank with pour spout on the deck for cooking & drinking. There are two coolers on the deck, and I provide block ice for them. ' There is a private toilet and sink a short walk from the treehouse. No shower, but sponge bath from sink. Excellent WIFI connection.Sleep in a cal king hand-made lodge pole pine bed in a charming treehouse. Very peaceful and quiet environment. There is a spring close by and the water is delicious. Never gets more than 80 degrees in the summer . Absolutely gorgeous weather. Beautiful property. Several peaks for hiking. Beautiful aspen color in the fall (September).    Good "Brookie" fishing close by. (2 minute walk). On the deck there is a 2 burner Coleman propane stove, a 5 cubic foot refrigerator, & 2 coolers. There’s an 8” diameter griddle, skillet with lid. A 7” orange enamel Le Creuset pot with lid, a silicone vegetable steamer rack inside. 6 gallon water dispenser, utility bucket sponge and dish soap There’s a spatula, serving spoon, 2 silver plated forks,knives and spoons. 2 steak knives,2 oriental ceramic bowls & spoons. 2 ceramic coffee cups & 4 plastic plates. There is paper towel dispenser. There’s a wooden picnic table, 2 Adirondack log chairs and small log table. Inside the treehouse there is a California king log bed with end table, a microwave oven and an electric hot water heater for tea or coffee. electric space heater. a chest of drawers. There is a small loft with a cherry wood rocker, a small library. Near the spring pool there are 3 recliner chairs.
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6 ratings · 6 reviews
Jordan V.recommends
July 31, 2023
Bayly's Treehouse Retreat
Zen at the Treehouse
The property is the most scenic and beautiful I've been to in Colorado. Stunning forest and meadows and the freshwater spring was absolutely incredible. The tree house was awesome and fun to stay in with all amenities needed. Dave was the friendliest and accommodating host as well and it was an all around pleasure being there.
Michael M.recommends
July 6, 2023
Bayly's Treehouse Retreat
Wonderful stay
Dave is a great host. He really takes pride in his property and has made it a magical destination: Treehouse with a bedroom and little loft, deck with outdoor "kitchen." The bedroom has king bed, electricity, space heater, microwave, and other thoughtful touches. Tiny loft above is just big enough to sit in the rocking chair, read a good book, or enjoy the view from the window. Deck provides fantastic views of the surrounding woods and glimpses into the valley and mountains beyond. Outfitted with picnic table, lounge chairs, a fridge, cooler, Coleman stove, and basic cookware and dishware. Hummingbirds everywhere! So fun to watch them up close. Bathroom is a short walk: modern and clean, toilet and sink only. Sweet little creek on the property with sitting areas. Dog run at base of stairs to treehouse. An added bonus: you will be greeted by Dave's happy little dog, Miss Bliss!
Nolan T.recommends
June 17, 2023
Bayly's Treehouse Retreat
This treehouse cabin was an absolute delight! The area is unbelievably beautiful and peaceful, and David has done an excellent job at setting up the property to reflect that. The cabin brings all the comforts of home while immersing you in the surrounding wilderness. We even saw a bear from the porch! I would absolutely stay here again and have more chats with David
Kimberly R.recommends
May 28, 2023
Bayly's Treehouse Retreat
David’s property is a lovely forest garden. The care and pride with which he tends his land really shows. He is a very attentive host who checks in and will offer suggestions for hikes and ways to enjoy nature in the area. Tucked deep in a homesteading community, you feel far away with only the sounds of the myriad of birds and the host’s occasional work on the property. The treehouse, about 25 yards from his home, is cozy and the deck amazing. Bring extra towels for muddy paws if visiting with your dog as it rains frequently in the mountains and streams abound.
Debbie C.recommends
September 27, 2022
Bayly's Treehouse Retreat
Treehouse in the forest
We had a great weekend at David's tree house! The setting is absolutely beautiful! The bed was comfy, and the treehouse was nice and warm with occasional use of a space heater. Wifi worked well. We enjoyed the raised deck for dinner and coffee (microwave, fridge, and water heater available). Went on a nice hike in the national forest a short distance from the house. David is a great and friendly host! He toured us around his very well cared for property and answered questions about the area. We look forward to visiting again in the future!
Riley B.recommends
September 19, 2022
Bayly's Treehouse Retreat
Beautiful retreat in an Aspen grove
My partner and I spent the weekend at David's treehouse and had an absolutely wonderful stay. His property is nestled on a few acres of land amongst aspens, evergreens, and flocks of Steller's Jays. The treehouse had everything we needed–a comfy bed, space heater, microwave, boiling water, refrigerator and freezer. We enjoyed many chats with David, who wanted to ensure a great visit for us and shared fresh produce from his gardens. Great Sand Dunes National Park was an easy hour drive each way and provided for a great excursion. We'll surely be returning to this spot!
La Veta, Costilla, Colorado, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Nʉmʉnʉʉ Sookobitʉ (Comanche), Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute), Ndé Kónitsąąíí Gokíyaa (Lipan Apache), and Jicarilla Apache First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by David B.Joined in August 2022
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