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Mountain View Yurt in Serene North Idaho, (Orange Yurt) 15 mi North Of Sandpoint

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About the property

Mountain And River View Private Yurt Accommodations Nestled In The Forest

On the property are three individual yurts in a remote mountain setting with a main building that houses the common art studio/living area, and fully stocked kitchen. The private bathroom/shower for each yurt is in this main building. We're on 20 acres on a ridge overlooking a river valley with a mountain range at each end and miles of Forest Property behind. Quiet, serene, peaceful, star studded sky, rejuvenate, surrounded by nature outside and beautiful art inside. Hike, paint, rest, eat, relax. Great winter activities - snowshoe or Nordic ski right from your yurt.

** WINTER ALERT: All wheel drive vehicle is required for our driveway once the snow falls! Easy access for all cars in all other seasons.

This listing is for the Orange yurt with 3 beds (1 single bed, and 1 bunk bed that has a double on the bottom, and a single on top) plus a love seat. 4 guests max. Our other two airbnb listings are for the Purple, and Green yurts with 2 beds (1 double & 1 single, plus a love seat) both are for 3 persons max.

Your private space is your yurt, and one full bathroom in the main building. All guests have shared access to the common room, the fully stocked kitchen, and the property.

See our other listings on VRBO for the Purple and Green Yurts furnished with 1 double bed, 1 single bed, and a love seat. 3 persons maximum occupancy.

The Orange yurt has its own cast-iron propane heater/fireplace and has electricity. The main building has heat and air conditioning, and plenty of light for reading or socializing. There is a propane BBQ outside on the deck. The large main room doubles as an art studio for the resident artist and she offers many art supplies for guests to paint acrylic in plein air or watercolor at the studio table. The space is clean, modern and has all the amenities for a comfortable stay as we have retreats here all year. Also, there is a fire pit with plenty of wood, an amphitheater with a large stage for yoga and other activities, along with benches and trails around the property. The energy is divine!

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Julie Hutslar & Ed Hunt
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2016

Why Julie Hutslar & Ed Hunt chose Idaho

This property is close enough to town to be convenient, but far enough away to be perfectly quiet, serene, and surrounded by nature. We overlook the Pack River, and are bordered by national forest.

You can hike for hours and never see another person, but may well encounter deer, moose, or see soaring eagles.

What makes this cabin unique

We are close enough to enjoy what the town of Sandpoint has to offer, but far enough to feel as if you are in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness.


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(3 traveler reviews)

Mountain View Yurt in Serene North Idaho, (Orange Yurt) 15 mi North Of Sandpoint
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The Spiritual Retreat Center is a beautiful, nature filled experience. If you are looking for solitude, peace and quiet and calmness, this is the place for you. There are spectacular views of the mountains, sunrises, sunsets. If you want hiking there are many around. There are 3 yurts so it makes a great opportunity for a girls weekend or couples weekend. Or if you just need to get away from it all for a few days. There is a beautiful group room, bathroom and kitchen filled with everything you would need for a getaway!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, Thanks so much for the comprehensive review! Very helpful! Gives the impression of how peaceful it is here! Thank you, and as always, we love it when you come up to stay!! It is wonderful to see you again and to see how you appreciate the property!!! Julie
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  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at the Spiritual Retreat Center many times and each time I have left feeling refreshed ready to again face life. I recommend this property for adventure seekers as there are multiple hiking trails, breathtaking views, and the gift of fresh air. If one is looking for a place for a girls getaway, family getaways, or a couples getaway, this property fulfills all expectations. There is a main lodge that provides modern bathrooms, full kitchen and a large yet cozy meeting area. I highly recommend this property for a person who is looking for an emotionally enhanced and fulfilled vacation.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review! We have loved having you here so many times, and your husband too. We love how you have been inspired from the place. It is just what we hoped would happen. Thank you for visiting so many times and for taking the time to make a review. You guys are welcome any time! Warmly, Julie and Ed
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Beautiful and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time exploring the property and meeting Ed and the family dog Mocha. The facilities were extremely clean and provided any sort of gadget you could need. We went grocery shopping in town and cooked in the kitchen. When we arrived, Ed had left us a nice note with instructions, a lantern, and a couple of flashlights.

It was beautiful and we will definitely be back to ring the free your mind bell again!

Thanks Ed and Julie!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ali, You guys were great and you're welcome any time. Mocha the dog is having separation anxiety - she really loved all the attention. Ed
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
17 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Bonners Ferry (Mirror Lake G.C.)
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
17 Miles
Sandpoint (and Samuels 5 mi.)
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Schweitzer Mountain
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Car: necessary

We are 5 miles off the road to Canada (Banff, Creston, Nelson). Glacier National Park is about 3 1/2 hours drive. The Spokane airport is about 2 hours drive. We are about 1 1/2 hours drive north of Hwy 90 in Coeur d'Alene.


Rates & Availability

Sandpoint Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Oct 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $95
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Sandpoint Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Each bathroom is private and assigned to a yurt. There is a sink, toilet and shower in each.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 4 persons max. 2 Singles, plus single over double Bunk bed
  • The Orange yurt has a twin over double bunk bed, and two separate twin beds. There is a cast iron, propane stove for heating.
  • Books
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • water skiing

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