The SpaceWe 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.
NOTE BELOW INFO:
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. Guest AccessGuests have access to kitchen, media room, dining, and living rooms, as well as the vast hundreds of acres of recreational land all around us - hiking, mountain biking (bring your own bikes), snowshoeing in winter. Interaction with GuestsWe like to talk and socialize a bit, but will respect your privacy and quiet natures if you desire. The NeighborhoodThe 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 large birds. Getting AroundNo public transportation in this area. Road to our house is dirt/gravel the last 4 miles. No restaurants, no services outside of Spring Creek 11 miles away. This is what makes this place GREAT!