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Colorado Yurt Living

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


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!!!!

Property Manager/Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 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!


Whitewater Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • There is a full bathroom, private bathroom. Conventional toilet and sink and tub/shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 10
  • The bedroom is not located in a separate room. This is a studio setup with some privacy.
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Colorado Yurt Living
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Magical Yurt

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carbondale, CO

Great stay! We would consider staying here again.

  • 5 of 5

Great stay! We would consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 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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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

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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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
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
cleaning fee $75
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.