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The Colors, its about the colors

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Studio, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2)

In Southwest Colorado 3 miles west of Paonia, is a Yurt nestled on a large wraparound redwood deck anchored by two mature Elms. The building is situated in close proximity to the North Fork of the Gunnison River. The Yurt is a sanctuary far removed from neighbors and below the sight-line and activity of Highway 133.The property meanders above and below the Yurt for a quarter of a mile along the river’s edge. There are established wildlife corridors for Elk and Deer. Eagles, Red Tailed Hawks, and Blue Herons nest on the property or directly across the river. Robins routinely inhabit the trees directly above the sheltering Yurt.

When entering the 700 square foot Yurt, a 14’ high skylight inset in a mad array of knotty Aspen, draws you to its center. Here the fireplace anchors the middle and the remaining amenities unwind to the outside of the circumference. Here there is full ADA kitchen and ADA bathroom, queen size bed, dining table, and sitting area. The surrounding river, mountains and cultivated farmland can be viewed ten different ways through 8 windows and 2 French doors. Think of a random compass point and there you will find a window framing your gaze. There is an openness seldom seen in standard structures. After rubbernecking for a while, your first coherent thought is, ‘I can relax here’. And the reality is, you can.

'In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy. '

William Blake

Keywords: Riverfront

More Details

George Hall
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About George Hall

My name is George W. Hall III and I am a Sculptor with a masters in architecture from UCLA that built the VRBO property specifically for his 85 year old sculptor father. George w. Hall Jr. needed a place close to us to make sculpture,draw,read,and enjoy his remaining years with his golden retriever until the big thumb came out of the sky and squashed them both. We had the perfect location and you are looking at the result of a sons love of his father.The main house, not the rental, was placed on the Colorado Historical Register through the tireless efforts of my wife Devon VanDusen. Trust me, Without her input, your stay would be less enjoyable.

George Hall purchased this studio in 2008

What makes this studio unique

The property is 35 acres that meanders along the North Fork of the Gunnison River. There are 3 small tended fields on the upper sections of the property.This is where the brick house that is on the state register is situated. The lower sections range from unmanicured meadows with random succulents to stands old growth cottonwoods on the river bank. In the center of these trees stands a primitive 30'Yurt in its own natural clearing.


Hotchkiss Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The yurt itself is charming, welcoming, comfortable and very nicely appointed. It's also situated in a lovely, private area. We stayed mid-October and the scenery was spectacular. Lounging in the hot tub with all the lights off afforded an astonishing view of the night's sky. The orchard next door has delicious food, and amazing hard and soft cider. Local wineries, local hikes and 4x4ing...really we couldn't have asked for a better experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
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The yurt is magical. This is my second trip and I will be back again.

  • 5 of 5

Nothing compares to the restorative experience of sitting above a rushing river. Thank you george and Devon for offering this special place.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westport MA


  • 5 of 5

Great spot, very comfortable for couples,everything you could need plus a piano

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comforable, serene and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

I think it's all been said, but the Riverside Yurt is the perfect getaway. The property is gorgeous and the yurt has all the creature comforts you need. It was hard to get motivated enough to leave the property! We also really enjoyed the great book, puzzle and game selection and sitting out on the back deck. Wholeheartedly recommended!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Williamsburg, Virginia

Stress-free escape

  • 5 of 5

Peace and quiet, a wonderful relaxed vibe, and spectacular scenery. The sound of the rushing river only yards away. The warm days (early June) perfect for exploring Black Canyon and the local wineries. And the cool evenings and nights a pleasure to sit on the deck by the river.

Devon and George are the perfect hosts. The love and care they have for the land and the yurt is evident everywhere, right down to the well-kept flower beds and the great books on the shelves. We loved everything about our stay in Colorado, and Devon and George’s wonderful yurt was the icing on the cake. We recommend it highly to anyone in search of a stress-free escape.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern Colorado


  • 5 of 5

Oh my! The pictures are spot on; however, they do not truly express the magical feel when you walk in the door! It's perfect, in all ways. George and Devon have done an amazing job building, furnishing, and filling the area with nature's best of flowers and trees. The large trees shade the yurt from the sun; however, for your comfort, the AC does cool the place down in the hottest part of the day. But, why stay inside when you can sit in the shade on the deck, listen to the river as it flows along, watch the butterflies as they stop at the beautiful flowers, or perhaps see deer at the river's edge. You are secluded from the road in your own private oasis where you can totally relax and clear your mind. Plenty to see and do in the area; the Black Canyon of the Gunnison is only a short drive away. So many orchards to satisfy your desire for fresh picked fruit; at this time, it's cherry season and they are awesome. Great places to eat in Paonia; if you like Italian, we highly recommend The Flying Fork. I highly recommend this, and my husband and I will definitely go back and spend more time at this magical yurt. Thank you so much, George and Devon, for sharing this magical place with everyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Vineyard walking tours with tasting rooms just a few miles away on neighboring farms,

Black Canyon National Monument located just 20 minutes away, New single track trails for mountain bikers located just outside Paonia, Walk along the rivers edge right here on the property on the lower acreage in the cottonwood forest, great for birding!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $330
cleaning $100
Tax Rate 6.8%

The full amount is due at check-in. Deposits will be returned after the Yurt has been checked for damage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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