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Peaceful Straw Bale Retreat B & B

Private room in bed and breakfast hosted by Shannon
4 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 private bath
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Tranquil, private, great views. Healthy, eco-conscious space built to lead LEED specs, but not certified. A Bed & Breakfast, we offer fresh organic free range eggs from our hens, organic homemade bread, etc. Hiking/mt. biking trails near and around the property. A great escape from the urban world.
Dirt and gravel road; small cars okay - you drive carefully, OR phone from bottom of hill as we can shuttle.

The space
We have an elegant, guest room available in our home, 12' ceilings and open space. Horse trough bath tub, two person shower, lots of room! Outdoor showers are an option in good weather.
When you receive confirmation for booking, please follow the "Host Directions" as a GPS or Map program alone will either have you lost or take you over an EXTREMELY rough Jeep road. Our "main" road is dirt/gravel, but passable in a passenger car if taken slowly, not at drive-it-like-you-stole it speeds.

Beautiful high desert straw bale home located at 5,800' with expansive views of the Ruby Mountains and South Fork Lake. Private and serene.

There is hiking and mt. biking right from our door, or you can drive to Lamoille Canyon, 25 minutes away, for high alpine hikes in the scenic Ruby Mountains. The guest room has a large bath with tub and walk-in shower, both big enough for two. Wi-fi is available - free, plenty of parking, and a nearby lake if you bring your own kayak or boat.

Views from our place are peaceful and grand. Expect to relax and get out of the fast paced world while you're here. Our
nearest neighbors are about a mile away. Restaurants and town - 30 minutes to Elko. There is no public transportation in this area or in Elko. Most roads outside of town, including ours, are dirt so drive carefully.

Breakfast included in nightly and weekly rates. Please, do not expect dinner should you arrive at dinner time. We don't want to have to raise rates to cover this. You are free to bring your own dinner foods and use the kitchen.

Birding is good here most of the year. Ruby National Wildlife Refuge/Marshes which is famous for nesting habitats for hundreds of species is an easy 40 minutes away. (website hidden)

We've been fortunate several years to have nesting Northern Goshawks on our hill with fledglings often drinking from our dog's water. We also have Red Tail Hawks, Cooper's Hawks, Golden Eagles, Mountain Bluebirds, and in the Ruby Mountains if you get up early and hike to Island lake you will likely be lucky enough to see the Himalayan Snow Cock found only here and in the Himalayas.

Fall activities include: hiking, mt. biking, hunting, and some fishing depending upon water levels. We would be happy to host hunters and can give tips, help cut up game, or establish a home base camp here at the house for you.

At the end of January and first week of February each year Elko hosts the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, so it's a great time to visit, and we are more than happy to give tips on restaurants and performances. Bring your parkas as February is often cold.

Our place is a respite from the workday world and contemporary society. Our home is green with low and zero VOC finishes - American Clay covered walls, and Saltillo Mexican tile floors. We built this house ourselves, with no hired help, over a 3 year period. It is stout, complements the environment, and super healthy.

HAPPY TO SERVE AS HIKING GUIDE FOR DAY HIKES IN RUBY MTS Also happy to shuttle backpackers and/or hikers to trail heads at Lamoille or Harrison Pass. $225 day fee for hiking guide - includes lunch for two on the trail and shuttle from straw bale home. Length of hike is up to you and abilities. Simple shuttle to drop off and pick up at either trail head $175.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed


Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer

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Spring Creek, Nevada, United States

The privacy and views are paramount. We love the peace and quiet here where on most days the sounds we hear outdoors are the flapping wings of low flying birds of prey.

Hosted by Shannon

Joined in September 2012
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We are busy, outdoor active working people. We hike, mt. bike, read, and love conversation with new people. We live sustainably, grow, hunt, and fish for much of what we eat, and love our privacy when not working. We enjoy a variety of foods, music, people and places. We've traveled to Israel, Bali, Canada, Mexico, Marianas Island, throughout Caribbean... and love outdoor activities.
We are busy, outdoor active working people. We hike, mt. bike, read, and love conversation with new people. We live sustainably, grow, hunt, and fish for much of what we eat, and l…
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We respect your privacy and desire for peace but are almost always available for chat and information. We love to socialize when time allows.
Shannon is a Superhost
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House rules
Check-in: 12:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 p.m.
No smoking
Pets are allowed
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $615
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