Hi, I’m Clea, the new manager at the Casa del Soul Suites in downtown Crestone, Colorado. I’m excited to be here to bring some fresh ideas and energy to the building and our guests.
I have been living in Crestone for 4 ½ years. Auspicious events led me here. For my birthday, a few years back, my best friend from the Chicago area said she would get an RV and we could go wherever I’d like to go. I got out a big map and this little town in Colorado—Crestone—came off the page engulfed in light. Crestone? I’d never heard of it so I Googled it—it sounded like a fascinating little place and I knew I had to at least visit this magical place. A few months later, I made it happen.
On my approach into the tiny little town, at the end of a 15 mile cul-de-sac, called the ‘T’ road, I saw and felt the magical, mystical light filled energy coming off the Sangre de Cristo range of the Rocky Mountains and realized that this place would become my new home. I permanently moved here six months later.
Crestone is a unique community filled with very diverse people. There is a tremendous opportunity for emotional, spiritual and self-growth as long as one stays open to new ideas and experiences. The past melds into the present and the future providing a glimpse of a different reality than I had ever imagined.
I became a patient of Cheyenne Mendel(co-owner of Casa Del Soul) in the fall of 2012. Meeting and working with Cheyenne was life changing. Cheyenne Mendel is an acupuncturist and so much more. She is an intuitive, psychic empath who has connections with different energies. I feel fortunate to have her as my healer.
A few months later I became Cheyenne’s assistant in her acupuncture clinic. The loving and caring environment in the office and Cheyenne’s presence soon became the best ‘job’ I ever had. We make a good team. A few months after that, Cheyenne and Joe Mendel asked me to manage the Casa del Soul suites in downtown Crestone. I had never managed an inn before but their confidence in me and my own desire for a change made my decision to say ‘yes’ easy. I’m so glad I did.
In December of 2013 I became the manager at the Casa del Soul. The Casa del Soul is a private refuge in downtown Crestone. We offer one and two bedroom suites with full kitchens, wifi, Direct TV and a beautiful fenced yard (with grass). We welcome well-behaved pets and respectful people.
I, myself, share my life with my beautiful red border collie, Latte. She has quickly become the Casa del Soul mascot greeting and entertaining all of our guests and visitors. Her job is to evaluate the dogs that want to stay here; so far she’s turned no one away =)
The Casa del Soul is undergoing some major changes—we are now a nightly/weekly pet-friendly hotel. We have deep cleaned all the rooms and made sure they are all well stocked. We have also commissioned a beautiful new sign made by a local, professional sign artist. The sign has been stopping traffic since it was hung a few days ago. We also constructed a new greenhouse in the back so we have become gardeners.
We also have plans to chink and stain the outside of the entire building so the flower baskets we will be hanging when the warm weather comes have a beautiful backdrop. We’re excited about all the changes and are looking forward to being busy all seasons.
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