The Haelan LifeStream Center and Retreat
The Haelan LifeStream Center and Retreat is located on 7 acres of private land in the Crestone/Baca subdivision known as the Grants. A brief history of the Baca and Grants will be supplied in the blog site so that the reader can understand how this unique community of many diverse spiritual paths and culturally creative inhabitants came to be. The blog site also serves to reveal information about the many excellent local amenities and services, as well as vignettes of what life in Crestone is like.
An enthralling aspect of the Center’s location is unobstructed views of the nearby Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the east, with four towering 14,000 foot peaks. Sunrise and moonrise over the Sangre’s are spectacular. Views towards the Sand Dunes to the southeast are also met with another grouping of four 14,000 peaks in the Mt. Blanca complex. Across the San Juan Valley, looking west, are the San Juan Mountains offering other vistas of light and beauty, as well as beautiful sunsets and morning moonsets. The panoramas of light and vista are large, and moving to the spirit.
The Retreat facility is a 1500 square foot energy efficient straw bale dwelling with several associated important outbuildings. The living space for clients is an off-grid structure, sustained by passive solar gain, photovoltaic and solar hot water arrays, clean mountain fed well water, a septic system, and organic gardens. Additional heating energy is supplied by wood fireplaces and propane heaters, as needed.
Outside raised organic growing beds and composting center are present, in addition to a 350 square foot enclosed greenhouse attached to the east sunroom.
A spacious office studio is adjacent to the house, and this serves as the space where consultations with Dr. Day are conducted.
In addition, the grounds host a separate small hexagonal casita which is used for Reconnective Healing, a unique form of bioenergetic Light Body healing. The casita is also used for massage work which is arranged with local massage therapists.
The Retreat is not intended as a Bed and Breakfast arrangement, but does have an exceptional kitchen for clients’ food preparation, some of which can be supplied from the gardens and greenhouse. Venison and elk meat are available, depending on seasonal hunting success, and quantity of supply, as supplied by local hunters. Clients may also learn about and practice food preparation with a solar oven (www.sunoven.com and www.solarovenchef.blogspot.com ), and cook any type of food with this efficient device. Traditional Southwestern recipes are provided. Food prepared in a solar oven always seems to be improved over other conventional methods.
Crestone has an exceptional large organic grocery store, as well as a similar sized conventional grocery, several excellent dining venues, and a liquor store.
A washing machine is present on premises. Because drying machines use such a large amount of electrical energy, drying is done by sun and air using clothes racks and outside clothes lines. DVD, VHS and HDTV players are present. Television channels are not offered at present. The Retreat offers a small video selection. High speed internet is present, as is telephone service. Long distance call charges must be made by calling card. Cell phones work intermittently in this area.
Pets are not permitted. Please make arrangements for your pets at your home.
Smoking inside of the dwelling structures is not permitted, but is permissible on the outside patio areas.
Comfortable and spacious accommodations are available for one or two adults. Peak season rates (May through October) are $108 per night for one or two people. Weekly rates are $99 per night, and monthly rates are $90 per night. Off-season rates (November through April) are $99 per night; with weekly rates at $90 per night, and monthly rates at $81 per night.
Additional pull out sofa sleeping beds are available for a maximum occupancy of 4 people. A surcharge of $45 per person will apply for occupancy greater than 2 adults, and $27 per child.
Cash and check are accepted as payment. Payment by credit card is not offered. A deposit of one to two nights is required and is refundable up to one week prior to your arrival date. For stays longer than 2 days, full payment for your expected time of stay is required at the time of check-in. Unused time of expected stay will result in refund of that portion of your money. Guests will be accessed for damages, as necessary. Check-in is 3–5 PM, and check-out is 9-11 AM.