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Walden
All Year: Year round
Area (ha): less than 1 acre
Persons: 6
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 5228
Region: Mountain

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Last Updated: April 17, 2020

WELCOME TO OUR GUESTHOUSE.

NOTE: WE ARE NOW BOOKING FOR 2020 SEASONS.

PLEASE IF YOUR ARE VOLUNTEERING, REMEMBER TO RESPECT YOUR HOSTS PROPERTY!

Our small town of about 600 people is set in the valley surrounded by thousands of acres of ranch land and wilderness area.

Some of the experiences you may have are, hiking in the wilderness, fishing, four wheeling, high altitude permaculture (assisting with projects while learning various techniques). Experience a rodeo, meeting and talking with other tourists from around the world while enjoying the beauty of nature.

Recreation abounds, there is fishing, and hiking trails to be explored. Mountains rise up to 14,000 feet from our 8100 foot elevation.

There are many opportunities here for helping on projects around our little property including gardening,cooking,cleaning, painting, and construction projects as well as obtaining experience with our permaculture and sustainability lifestyle projects.

In the summer and fall we stay very busy as many people travel over this crossroads town to explore the wonders of Colorado be it on bicycle, by car, or backpacking. I traveled for over 17 years and can greatly appreciate wanting to see the world.

Housing: The bedrooms are dormitory/hostel type rooms with shared baths. My home is comfortable and the rooms are outfitted simply. We have a cat (Peanut) that allows us to cohabitate with her. Laundry is available to guests.

One meal is provided everyday for helpers. Special dietary needs are welcome, though they are your responsibility as we are omnivores. Meal discounts are given at the cafe.

Please feel free to contact us. Also when writing to us, please let us know your prospective dates of start and end so we may schedule all of our many visitors throughout the year without glitches. Please note we do request a month (4 week) stay though we do welcome shorter and longer stays as well.

We've had several excellent experiences over the years with many helpers and always enjoy the interesting characteristics it brings to our international family.

FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO COME ON A HOMESTAY AND ENJOY OUR BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAINS, WE DO ALLOW GUESTS TO STAY FOR A MINIMAL FEE OF $15.00 PER NIGHT FOR SHARED ROOM OR #35.00 PER NIGHT FOR PRIVATE ROOM.

Blessings and safe travels.

reviews (17)
Helper: Max Love Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: October 14, 2018
This was a great opportunity to spend time surrounded by mountains. Walden is... view complete review

Helper: Zdenka and Roman Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: February 28, 2018
"Papa James" as we like to call him is the best! He was so kind and generous ... view complete review

Helper: Laura Nixon Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: April 7, 2017
I was scheduled to stay from mid July until mid October. But after leaving an... view complete review

Helper: Denise Harris Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: March 27, 2017
Walden is a little smaller than I imagined it would be but the joy of a small... view complete review

Helper: Jesse Viers Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: December 25, 2016
I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Walden this fall for 4 weeks and had... view complete review

Helper: Yuki Isogawa Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Japan Date: September 4, 2016
I stayed in James's house in January. James was a welcoming and great host! I... view complete review

Helper: Sophia Efremova Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: November 28, 2015
Staying with James was an absolute glowing memory. I drove to Colorado with m... view complete review

Helper: Max Efremov Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: October 28, 2015
James is a sweetheart and most generous host. I found Walden to be a joy, and... view complete review

Helper: Ayelet D. Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Israel Date: August 31, 2015
This was my home away from home for 3 weeks. James and sweet Mia welcomed me ... view complete review

Helper: Marta & Jendrek Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Poland Date: August 30, 2015
Helping here was our first Helpx experience. We were working mostly in a kitc... view complete review

Helper: Fernanda siqueira Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Brazil Date: April 13, 2015
I stayed two weeks in Walden in a great company of papa and Mia, who took me ... view complete review

Helper: Lauren Leska Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: August 7, 2014
I came to Walden completely unaware of what I was about to experience, but le... view complete review

Helper: Benjamin Carver Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: January 24, 2014
Spent 7 weeks here late fall 2013. Half serving, half dish washing. Fun HelpX... view complete review

Helper: Lindsay and Emily Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: October 6, 2013
Can't say enough great things about this experience! James is so incredibly n... view complete review

Helper: GUANGCHENG WANG Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: August 8, 2013
I just left here today.I came there on March 12,stayed almost 5 months.James ... view complete review

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Helper: Geoffrey Obry Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 1, 2013
I am about to leave here where I stayed 6 weeks instead of 3 because I loved ... view complete review

Helper: Dana Leska Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: December 16, 2011
Before coming to Colorado, I was mildly frightened to live in another small t... view complete review

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