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Colorado Yurt Living

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 760 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

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!!!!


Owner
Property Manager/Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

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!

Amenities

Whitewater Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 760 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • There is a full bathroom, private bathroom. Conventional toilet and sink and tub/shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 10
  • The bedroom is not located in a separate room. This is a studio setup with some privacy.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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Colorado Yurt Living
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
5

Incredible Yurt, location, and owner

  • 5 of 5

Nick is probably the best owner I have ever dealt with. I booked way in advance and needed to make some changes to the reservation which he always accommodated and didn't make me feel like I was being a burden. He checked in when we were on our way to make sure we had everything we needed and gave a key recommendation to pick up groceries in Grand Junction before we arrived (although the place was already stocked with essentials like spices/cooking oil/etc.).

The yurt is incredible, we used the pellet stove and the wood stove on different chilly October nights and kept the place very cozy. We really enjoyed the incredible fall colors across the canyon and listening to the elk bugle at night while sitting around the campfire gazing at the stars and roasting marshmallows.

We stayed for 3 nights and loved it for the hiking, exploring, and the opportunity it provided to relax and enjoy a part of Colorado that really deserves more attention for its natural beauty.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgetown, MA
5

Unforgettable

  • 5 of 5

Staying in the Yurt was an amazing experience. It was extremely comfortable for our family. It's truly a magical place.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous views!

  • 5 of 5

This yurt was just beautiful! The yurt itself was nicely furnished and had all the necessities. It was very clean and well taken care of. The setting was absolutely stunning! We will certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, NE
5

A high-end camping experience amidst great natural beauty.

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely consider returning to this place.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The yurt was great. The property was cozy, comfortable, and clean. Walking out the door of the yurt led to incredible views of the canyon. It felt like we had the whole canyon to ourselves.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stars galore!

  • 5 of 5

We just wrapped up a two night stay at Nick's yurt. Our five year old daughter was thoroughly impressed with the hummingbirds that hang out by the back porch! My husband was blown away with the star watching. I was happy to have a place to relax and enjoy being with my family.

Nick goes out of his way to communicate and keep the yurt extremely clean.

Check out the Gateway car museum- it's impressive! And go for a hike- the trailhead near 135 is easy and fun if you want a safe hike with kids.

We all loved the yurt experience and will definitely stay in one again!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Grand Junction- Walker Field Airport
Nearest Barpub
22 Miles
Gateway Canyons Resort
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Grand junction
Nearest Restaurant
50 Miles
Bin 707- Grand Junction
Nearest Ski
130 Miles
Telluride
Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.6%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.