FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

How do I get to Earthstar?  

The lodge is located at the end of V 44 W road (map), 5 miles from the town of Norwood, Colorado in San Miguel County. Drive time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes from the Montrose Airport and 3 hours from the Durango Airport. Ground transportation can be arranged in advance for shuttle service for the Montrose Airport.

 

What is the climate like at Earthstar?

The climate varies seasonally. The winters are dry and cold, ranging from 0 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Spring can be muddy with warm days and cool nights. Summers are delightful with a semi-arid climate. Temperatures range from 50-80 degrees Fahrenheit. 

 

Should I bring my own gear for tent camping?

 Equipment is available to rent, or you can bring your own gear.

 

What is Earthstar's policy on substances?

We value clarity as a property of well being and ask this space be honored as smoke and alcohol free.  Please see our Policy page for more details.

 

Can I bring my dog? 

It's not encouraged as this is a wildlife sanctuary. Occasionally, under very special circumstances, we may allow well behaved quiet pet to join you.  We manage this on a case by case basis and ask that you first do your absolute best to find alternate care for your loved one.  Please contact Earthstar to request permission if you feel it is absolutely necessary for you to have your pet with you.  Note:  Your pet must stay within the designated dog run while you are in class.  If your pet needs exercise there is a dirt road that leads away from the lodge that you can use for this purpose.  Finally, please clean up after your pet.  

 

I have food sensitivities/allergies. How can my dietary needs be addressed? 

At the time of registration we will collect this information and be sure to prepare meals accordingly.

 

Is there Internet access?

In the main dining hall there is cell and Internet service. The rest of the facility is offline.

 

Is there laundry service?

Yes.

 

Are there medical services available in the area?

We have local EMTs and a medical clinic in Norwood. Nearest hospital is one hour and forty five minutes away.