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Escape to Yurtopia!

Escape to Yurtopia!

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 10, 2014
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 5 Sleeps

Sitting on 10 acres next to Farish Recreation Area, surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forest, this is a true mountain hideaway. And still only 5 minutes from the town of Woodland Park.

Bring the kids, horses and dogs and enjoy a wonderful vacation with all that Colorado has to offer.

Just 5 minutes from town, and you're in a scenic mountain paradise next to Pikes Peak, "America's Mountain". Year-round, the local elk herd will come right outside the door. Step outside the door directly into hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, hunting and fishing.

More info and online booking: VacationYurtRental

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets welcome

Recent Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We have so enjoyed our stay in your yurt, and I'm truly amazed every morning by the surrounding beauty right outside your door. Thanks again for sharing your home with us - I think it's the coolest place I've ever stayed.
Aug 2009
  • 1 of 3

Reviews

business
Escape to Yurtopia!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7053311
+1 -719-646-9400
Woodland Park South Central Colorado
Arkansas
4

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

  • 4 of 5
This is a mixed review since there were several good things, and several not-so-good.
First, the good: Beautiful setting, secluded and quiet (for the most part except for the loud jerks on four-wheelers in the middle of the night racing and revving up and down the road). There is not actually a view of Pike's Peak as advertised, but the scenery is beautiful nonetheless. The inside of the large yurt is well laid out and we especially enjoyed the spacious shower and the desk area and living space. The kitchen is well stocked as is the bathroom.
The bad: windows are small and do not open. They are unfinished and you can see the insulation. The deck doesn't go all the way around and there is only a small porch in back to enjoy the view. The wi-fi is extremely slow and most of the time we couldn't get on because it took forever for anything to load. It is even slower than dialup. The bed was lumpy and not very comfortable.
The ugly: this was advertised as having a washer and we planned accordingly when packing....but there is no washer. There was supposed to be cell phone reception, but there was no signal at all either inside or outside in any spot. The bed was advertised as a sleep number, but it is not.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay and were happy with the accommodations, but we were disappointed with the misrepresentation of several key amenities. It may not have made a difference as to whether or not we rented, but it isn't fair to not be able to make an informed decision as to whether or not it is worth the cost.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the thorough review! As you may imagine, managing my property from afar has its distinct challenges and I rely on my guests to keep me informed on how to make the stay all that you hope for .. and more. I'll try to address the comments here but if there's ever any question, please feel free to email me directly.
Pikes Peak is visible from the side deck, small spot to view it, but it's there I promise!
Windows small and insulated - this is the trade-off I made to ensure that the yurt stayed warm year-round. I lived in the small yurt without any added insulation - it got mighty chilly on those cold nights.
WiFi - it's satellite and yes, it's slow, but I have the best internet you can get for being on the edge of the wilderness... I ask every year if there's anything new/faster, but nothing yet.
Cell service is spotty, but I've never heard of anyone getting no service at all, but not much I can do, that's really a factor of your phone and carrier.
The bed used to be a sleep number, but had to be replaced... I thought the listing reflected this, but it must still be listed somewhere! I have tried three beds since, this is tough to please all of my guests, it's a pretty subjective feature.
Sadly the washer/dryer was stolen ... I updated references to remove it, but must have missed it here as well. I would like to have this and other ammenities for my guests, but have had a number of things stolen that it makes it challenging to sustain.
Thank you again for the response and I will make sure to update all the listings accordingly!

Happy travels!
-Melinda, owner
business
Escape to Yurtopia!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7053311
+1 -719-646-9400
Woodland Park South Central Colorado
westminster
5

Our family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We loved the yurt -its beautiful inside out-definately luxurious-it sets up on a mountain top with breath taking views- beautiful wild flowers and aspen everywhere- we will be back to watch the elk bugle-cant wait!!
Once again Thank you!!!

Sincerely-
Sandy and David
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

Activity and Interests

Right out the back door is:

* Hiking

* Mountain Biking

* Horseback Riding

* Hunting (Elk, bear, dear, mountain lion)

* Fishing (Fresh water, fly-fishing)

* X-country Skiing

* Snowshoeing

* Off-road 4-wheel/2-wheel

* Canoeing/Kayaking

* Farish Recreation Area

Just minutes away for:

* Pikes Peak Marathon

* Pikes Peak Hill Climb

* Pikes Peak Cog Railway

* Cave of the Winds

* Garden of the Gods

* Manitou Cliff Dwellings

* Florissant Fossil Beds

* Cripple Creek Gaming & Casinos

* Air Force Academy

Less than 2 hours to the major ski areas - Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, etc.

Availability

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Notes

  • Nightly Rate: $135 - $160

    Weekly Rate: $850 - $1008

    Monthly Rate: $0 - $0


  • Off season rate (November - April): $135/night
    High season rate (May - October): $160/night
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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Suitability

  • pets considered

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Notes:

  • Panoramic views 1 queen size Sleep Number bed 2 single beds 1 sofa chair fold-out single bed Beautiful walk in shower Radiant and pellet stove heat TV, VCR, DVD Full kitchen, microwave, stove & oven
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