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Cozy Yurt Adjacent to Mesa Verde National Park

Bedrooms Studio
Separate WC's1
Space 452 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Escape to this secluded, solar-powered yurt situated on private land along the eastern border of Mesa Verde National Park. Plan a romantic getaway for two or bring the family for a unique, Colorado "glamping" experience. Enjoy stunning scenery and a peaceful environment while surrounded by acres of untouched natural beauty. Visitors can sunbathe on the patio, hike around the 35-acre property, or enjoy the warmth of an indoor or outdoor fire. Cook dinner on the portable gas cook stove or outdoor gas grill. There's an outdoor potty with gorgeous views.

The yurt is a great home base for your Four Corners adventures. The main entrance to Mesa Verde is just two miles by car. Visit the charming town of Mancos (seven miles east), where you can eat at a variety of restaurants, stock up on groceries, take a yoga class, and visit art galleries. To the west, the city of Cortez provides a rec center, pool, additional shopping, and other activities for the whole family.

More Details

Duff and Rachael
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 May, 2018

About Duff and Rachael

My wife and I LOVE to camp. At least, we did. Before we had kids. Before our bones started to ache from sleeping on the ground on our meager inflatable pads. We didn't used to mind waking up at dawn to chirping birds, scampering squirrels, and two inches of frozen sleet weighing down our sagging tent. Most mornings we would ignore our frozen noses, puffy eyes, and damp feet due to the puddle that formed on the tent floor during the stormy night. The beautiful views, the fresh air, and the crackling warmth of a camp fire made up for that. But then, our baby came along. And camping with babies is hard. So, we decided that the yurt I had so lovingly erected before we got married, the yurt that I had intended to live in during my Thoreau-inspired bachelor days, would be a suitable compromise. It would bring us (and our babies) closer to nature. We could still enjoy spectacular solitude, a crackling campfire, and the night sky replete with millions of stars. Yet, in the comfort of the yurt, we could sleep on a real mattress, have running water whenever we wanted, and turn on lights when it got dark. With our busy lives now, however, we are unable to escape to the yurt as often as we would like. And, we didn't want our Mongolian ger nestled in this little patch of heaven to get lonely. So, we invite you, our next guest, to come experience the beautiful, natural environment of Southwest Colorado -- the place where the Ancestral Puebloans called home a thousand years ago. And, we want to share it with those who, like ourselves, like to be close to nature but also like to have many of the comforts of home.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Mancos in Montezuma County

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 452 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , This is an outdoor potty. An outdoor sun shower is available
  • Studio, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , One cot is available upon request.
  • 1 futon couch folds out into a double bed, 1 full-sized memory foam mattress on loft platform, Add'l cot available
  • Books
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • whitewater rafting
Enjoy watching wild turkeys, deer, rabbits, and other wildlife cruise through the area. There is some good hiking around the property as well, but no defined trails.


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Cozy Yurt Adjacent to Mesa Verde National Park
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the solitude, rustic nature, view and night time star gazing. Those looking for an untraditional lodging experience, we would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Time to enjoy life

  • 5 of 5

After staying at Duff and Rachael's yurt we wanted to extend our stay. We had such a wonderful time, just being with nature, the beautiful land, and hanging out at the yurt. Our goal was to just "be" somewhere so we could reconnect, and this was surely the place. We totally enjoyed the view from the clean outhouse, and took a sun shower in the rain. New experiences for us. It was very, very hot during the day in the yurt, but afternoon rain showers cooled it all down. The yurt was completely stocked with everything you could need, and both Duff and Rachael made sure we were comfortable on top of that. The privacy of the setting, along with the comfort of the yurt made a perfect getaway. We couldn't extend our stay, but we will be back. Many thanks. Chris and Katz from Denver

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well Equipped Yurt within a mile of Mesa Verde!

  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location: a comfortable and well equipped yurt--no wifi of course--literally within walking distance of Mesa Verde National Park. It is a bit difficult to find, so print out the hosts' directions (as cell reception can be spotty). The yurt itself is a wonderful combination of efficiency and modern design with running water (slow), electricity enough for the basics, and a clean nearby outhouse. Our hosts were helpful in their replies and recommendations, and the price is reasonable for the view and acomodations. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique property, pristine setting, fantastic outdoor experience

  • 5 of 5

Towards the end of a 2 week trip out west we stayed in THE YURT. It was a fantastic property - the yurt itself is a solid construct building with all the things you'd expect from something more than camping but not in a house/condo. The owners have thought of everything. The property is phenomenal - just off of 160 but all of that is obscured by the surroundings. The dome at night is a surreal experience, felt like I was in a spaceship looking out a massive port. Plus the convenient location to Mesa Verde is great (FYI - if you plan on doing the park you can also use the shower facilities at Moorefield Campground). HELPFUL TIP: To tour the cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde you can go to the Cortez Welcome Center (right on 160) and buy there - $5/person [can only get 2 days in advance].

I'm an east coaster so probably won't be thru this area again - but if I was I would definitely rent again. Plus I'd recommend to any friends who want a unique experience - great for those who already enjoy the outdoors as well as a good rec for anyone who isn't comfortable camping.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anniversary escape

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed at the yurt for our anniversary and it was wonderful! Spacious and warm inside, even colder temps at the end of April. Loved seeing both the mesa in the National Park and the southern Colorado mountains from the property. The mattress on the platform is very comfortable. The kitchen & grill equipment had what we needed, and we enjoyed some meals in Cortez and Mancos. Cortez has large grocery stores, but Mancos has a wonderful little natural foods store. We were able to walk around the property some, and enjoy the views, birds, and wildflowers. Great getaway! We would recommend a 4WD for the driveway if it's going to be muddy/rainy, or take their advice and park at the beginning of the driveway.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing yurt & setting. Needs new outhouse and yard work.

  • 4 of 5

The yurt was fantastic and now we want one. The fine craftsmanship of the loft timbers added the WOW factor! The land is beautiful, super quiet and literally minutes from Mesa Verde and Mancos. As far as the yurt, don't change a thing. That outhouse needs work, leveled and at least a door. I like rustic but that is just rickety, especially for a vacation rental with such a fantastic yurt. Luckily we had decent weather, I couldn't imagine having my family using that outhouse in wind/rain/snow. Also, the "stuff" piles of random debris scattered about the property need to be cleaned up or consolidated. Overall, I'd totally stay there again but I hope you use this feedback. Thanks guys.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi- We've been making improvements to the 35 acre property which is why you may have seen a debris pile which has since been cleaned up. Also, the outhouse does have a door, which is a heavy blanket and we are replacing it with a different blanket. We've found it's more convenient than a heavy door. Also, the outhouse is rustic but, as many guests have noted, it is in a pleasant location with a great view and it also doesn't smell like so many outhouses can. We will work on sprucing it up as well though so thanks for the tips.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Durango, CO
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Mancos Brewery
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Conquistador Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 160
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Millwood Junction
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Downhill and Alpine skiing in winte
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in Mancos, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £148.52
Pet Fee £14.85
Cleaning fee £14.85

We are open to one-night rentals if the yurt is already booked before and after the night you plan to reserve.

Space is available for additional campers in your party for an additional fee of $15/per tent or small RV. Additional yurt guests (after four) are $10 each. Please call or email us for details.

1 well-behaved dog is allowed. There is a $10/ night pet fee. (Please see house rules regarding pets.)

This is a wilderness area so please take precautions to guard against unwanted visits from wildlife. Keep food and trash in containers in yurt or vehicles to minimize attraction of wildlife. Do not hike alone after dusk. Be prepared for weather and temperature changes. The yurt is accessible by car. However, the dirt road can get slick when it is wet so visitors may need to park and walk the 1/3 mile to the property in the event of snow or heavy rains.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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