This is a fully functional, fully equipped yurt located in the magnificent Unaweeep Canyon. It offers all the amenities of home while still allowing a strong connection with the outdoors. The origin of the "yurt" or "ger" can be traced back to nomadic tribes of Mongolia. While the modern yurt offers a few extra creature comforts, the essence of living in a round structure has remained the same!!!!
- Studio760 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 16, 2018
About Property Manager/Owner
Colorado is home and it's where I want to be! I grew up in the mountains and canyons of this great state. I don't plan to leave anytime soon. I respect all people and all points of view (mostly!). I thrive on fresh air, the outdoors and l love a good sweat. Traveling is a passion, at home or abroad. I have trekked through the Rockies, Andes and in between. I have gotten lost more than once. I like beaches, tides and gritty little towns. For me it's all about people and the places they live. How they survive and how they enjoy!
Property Manager/Owner purchased this Studio in 2008
Why Property Manager/Owner chose Whitewater
If you've never experienced staying in a yurt, now is your chance. Staying in a yurt means staying connected with the outdoor environment. The breeze, the smell, the sounds and of course the VIEWS!! This is truly a unique experience. Come experience it for yourself!
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fantastic yurt in an extraordinary location
My boys and I soaked up our time at this fantastic yurt. Each night we fell asleep seeing the stars from the many windows and round skylight - glamping at its best! The location in Unaweep Canyon could not have been more amazing. We drove for miles through the red rocks and ran out of time to tackle all the hikes that were available. Colorado at its best!
A beautiful location for a Colorado experience!!
The property has great views and there were lots of elk to watch both days we were there.
It was a comfortable yurt with all of the amenities, but still had a camping feel.
It was about an hour away from Colorado National Monument with many hiking trails nearby.
Chill and scenic
Had a lovely time, the yurt was adorable and the location was pretty. The pellet stove was a little loud but otherwise no complaints. Exactly as expected. Good home base for exploring!
Incredible. We WILL be back!
Very clean, very remote feeling. We are even considering buying our own yurt after this experience. We had little kids and dogs here and they loved running wild. Everything worked fantastically, we cooked outside and inside. The bath/shower is great, kids loved the big tub. This was like tent camping for a queen. Running water, soft beds, a toilet with running water. But the feeling is completely remote. You can hear the cars driving by but you cannot see the yurt from the road, and we easily accessed it with our minivan. Every evening a giant herd of elk came down the mountain on the other side of the road it was incredible. The only thing I wish was different is better instructions for the pellet stove, pictures would be great. Us city dwellers have no idea how to work those things or even which part is the damper and which part is the hopper. Thankfully there was wifi so we googled it on our phones. There is wifi but we did not have cell phone coverage and we were happy about that. The stars were exactly as pictured, absolutely stunning. There was a queen size bed and then a futon, also a bed up in the loft but that is not a good idea with small children, we didn't allow ours up there unsupervised, would be really fun for older children though. The radio was broken/missing and the wifi wasn't strong enough for music so if silence bothers you bring something to play.
We loved this property!! The host was extremely responsive and helpful! It is truly a magical place with wonderful views and very nice indoor accommodations. We visited in an unusually warm January weekend and were pleasantly surprised how warm the yurt was (55-60 degrees with the stove). The entire stay we were discussing other times we could make another trip out and how fun all the seasons would be in this space. Highly recommend!
Great stay! We would consider staying here again.
Great stay! We would consider staying here again.
In a sense the yurt is isolated and that's a huge part of its appeal. But because hwy 141 is nearby guests are not cut-off from the world. Rather the Unaweep Canyon drive offers spectacular views and provides good access to a whole range of destinations and activities. While the destination is remote it is also easy to find so long as you pay attention. From Grand Junction you will travel southeast along Hwy 50 until you reach Whitewater. From there turn right onto Hwy 141 (there is a sign and a billboard at the turn off) heading southwest for approx. 20 miles. The yurt is located on the north-side (right side) of the hwy. It is between mile marker 132 & 133. There is a mailbox and a gate at the end of the driveway. The yurt is at the top of the drive. Please follow the road as it veers to the right and park behind the yurt.