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Walden
All Year: Seasonal
Area (ha): 18.21
Persons: 2
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 84318
Region: Mountain

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Last Updated: May 20, 2019

We are a family of three going in to our fourth year of our cabin rental business (22 West) and the workload is a little much for us at times. Our 45 acre property is tucked up against the west side of North Park, bordering the Routt National Forest. In order for us to focus on our other projects instead of just keeping the wheels greased so-to-speak, we are looking for up to two people to stay with us to help with the cabin upkeep and supply in between our guest's stay.

We only ask 20-25 hours a week maximum, and those hours don't necessarily need to be filled up on the cabin work. At the time of writing this, (5/20/19) we are working on trails near a waterfall area that is very cool as well as some other exciting projects that get you into pristine back country.

We are currently planning on supplying one dinner each night for your help. Deb is also the founder of North Park Wildlife Rehab and covers multiple counties on wildlife calls. This is a huge part of what we do here and we would love to share this experience in aiding injured and orphaned animals if that is an interest of yours.

We have had numerous raccoons, a river otter, Blue Herons, Osprey, ducks, and many other injured or infant animals. Spring and summer months can be very busy and it's not rare to get many birds of prey such as Red Tail Hawks, Swainson Hawks, Peregrine/Prairie Falcons, and Golden Eagles. In the winter, however, the rehabilitation slows and we rarely have animals to care for. It is rewarding work to aid in returning these beautiful creatures back into the wild.

The guests we have at our cabins come from all over the world, and being able to share the experience of remote living in a beautiful place is very rewarding in it's own right.

A couple with a camper or RV of any sort is ideal for us currently (Any kind of transportation really). We have an electrical hookup for your use free of charge. We are open to other volunteer situations, however. We have a connected room to our main house on the property (room is roughly 15 feet X 30 feet) that could comfortably sleep two. The only drawback is that the bathroom would be shared, but you could still have your privacy otherwise. We are remote, so if you didn't have a vehicle, you'd have to hitch rides in order to get to and from town. We do, however, make regular trips so this shouldn't be an issue.

There is plenty of outdoor recreation to be had; we are around one mile from the Rainbow Lake trail head and there are many other lakes, trails, roads, and peaks to climb such as Mt Ethel or Lost Ranger Peak. The Delaney Butte Lakes are just shy of 15 minutes away if you enjoy fishing. We are very isolated. About 17 miles away from the nearest town (Walden), sitting at a population of around 600-700 people. Walden has a few commodities, but for all the city comforts, you have to travel around 60 miles to either Laramie WY or Steamboat CO.

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