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Caribou Yurt- An Adventure In B&B!

People6
Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Space 314 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow

Overview

About the property

Amazing mountain views in beautifully hand made, fully furnished, plush YURT!

Only few short miles from town, yet have 360 deg mountain views! Gorgeous sunsets, tranquil surroundings, and star gazing by the fire pit awaits you! Beautifully hand-crafted, owner built, furnished Yurt with all the comforts you need. Accessible by car (with 4WD recommended in winter). Bring your gear (skis, swimsuit, hiking boots, snowshoes, sleds, mountain bikes, road bike, climbing gear) for the season! Lava Hot Springs only 45 min drive. Pebble Creek Ski area 30 min drive. City of Rocks (world renown climbing) only 90 min away. Awesome stop on your way to Yellowstone or Teton National Parks. All this and not to mention all the great fun to do right in Pocatello! Yurt sits on old ski area that borders BLM land. Miles of trails await for you to explore right from the Yurt. You will stay cozy warm with the wood burning stove, down comforter and comfortable queen bed. In summer, stay cool with the mountain breeze through the many windows. There is a sofa sleeper, extra bedding and pads for more guests. The home-made, from scratch breakfast is 5 star! You won't go away hungry! Food is fresh (yup- we have chickens) and delivered to the yurt. Special diets/restrictions are available. Inside you will find a big screen TV with DVDs, games, microwave and snacks, large table, padded carpet and even tile entry way! In summer, a trampoline is set up just outside, right beside the picnic table.Very clean, cute composting Outhouse just steps from the Yurt (No running water but lots of fresh, well water provided). Bonus: clear 5' diameter dome to star gaze from inside the yurt! Linens, hot dog roasting sticks, wood, and some camp chairs provided. 4 legged family members welcome but need to stay outside. Smoking not allowed in or around Yurt. Cant wait to share a little bit of fun and adventure with you!


Owner
Lance or Cami Taysom
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Pocatello in Bannock County

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 314 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Composting Outhouse located just a few steps from the Yurt.
  • No running water at the Yurt. Very clean composting toilet/outhouse located just a few steps from the Yurt. Drinking water provided for you from our fresh, perfect well.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • This is a one-room, 20' diameter Yurt.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
Notes:
Indoor climbing wall available at Idaho State University. Lots of bolted/sport routes on great basalt right in town- about 15 min from Caribou Yurt. Famous Lava Hot Springs is only 40 min from Caribou Yurt. So much more- Pocatello is a hidden gem!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Caribou Yurt- An Adventure In B&B!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
5

Beyond expectations

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I wanted a unique get-away for our 16 yr anniversary. We loved staying at the Caribou Yurt and it couldn't have been more perfect.

This is considered "ruffing it" due to the minimal amenities, but was so worth it. The weather was a bit on the chilly side, but the wood burning stove just about cooked us out :) We had to open the windows to cool it down a bit and eventually we were able to dial in the temperature just right.

The view from the yurt is just amazing. If you look hard you can barely see the town (Pocatello) down below, but most of the view is all mountains, pine trees and rolling sagebrush hills. Also, the yurt has a clear round plexiglass skylight that was really cool to check out the stars while relaxing on the bed at night.

We had dinner in town that evening (not too many fancy options there) and then headed back for a movie, treats and games. There was a stock of hot chocolate, tea, etc. and a microwave. The small sink is drain only and does not have running water. They do stock several gallons of potable water.

Breakfast in the morning blew away all our expectations. They went above and beyond. I mean, holy smokes, it was better than any breakfast I've had at any hotel. In fact, it rivaled even my most elaborate home-made meals. We're talking german pancakes, hash browns, sausage, buttered toast, fruit preserve, fruit bowl, and orange juice. They even sent us a note in advance asking for any special food requests or allergies. We asked that they surprise us.

We enjoyed this so much that we wanted to surprise my in-laws with a reservations. We also want to go back with our kids. Highly recommend as a unique and special experience.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A special place in an amazing setting

  • 5 of 5

This such an amazing property. We stayed as a family of five with young children. Everything was ready when we arrived and we had a great stay - everything is there for an outdoor adventure while enjoying a comfortable bed, kitchen and other facilities. The yurt is fantastic, the kids enjoyed the trampoline, the surroundings are beautiful, the bed is great. Everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful and the breakfast is a wonderful start to the day. We can highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Had a great stay in the Caribou Yurt

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our time in the Caribou Yurt. It was a great experience. The bed was comfortable, the place was clean and our children enjoyed the outdoor activities. It has been put on our list of places to come back to! We were welcomed in the morning with a superb breakfast. We have recommended the place to several of our friends and family and will definitely be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Yurt was cozy and cute. Area was so beautiful! Breakfast was amazing! We will go back in the future.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very relaxing and beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time spending a Saturday at the yurt. We arrived in the afternoon and hiked to the top of a mountain directly from the yurt on one of the trails nearby. We spent the rest of the day playing games, making a fire, and watching DVD's. It rained during the night and it was so nice listening to the pitter-patter of rain on the yurt. The breakfast the next morning was so delicious! We will definitely be back for more yurt adventures!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fun time at the caribou yurt. The snow was amazing. The yurt was warm and cozy after a long day in the snow. My kids didn't want to leave and neither did I. We will definitely be comming back to experience the summer at the yurt. The breakfast was delicious! Thank you Cami and Lance for helping make my sons birthday an amazingly fun and memorable 10th birthday!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Pocatello Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Down Town Pocatello
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Highland Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
I-15
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Lots of Options
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Pebble Ski Area
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Portneuf Wellness Complex
Car: necessary

Only 40 minutes from World Famous LAVA HOT SPRINGS. 30 minutes to the chair at PEBBLE SKI AREA. 6 minutes from IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY. 2 hours from GRAND TARGHEE SKI AREA. 2.5 hours from Yellowstone and Grand Teton National parls. 1hr 45 min from amazing climbing at CITY OF ROCKS.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Pocatello, Idaho

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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1 night minimum stay
£89
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£97
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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 8.0%

We are a "traditional" B&B with a shared shower at the house. Guests are welcome to come and shower if staying more than 2 nights or as pre-arranged. If this is a special occassion, let us know and we will do all we can to make it extra special!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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