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Mountain View Yurt In Serene North Idaho, (Purple Yurt) 15 mi North of Sandpoint

Bedrooms Studio
Space 200 sq ft
Property type cabin


About the property

Mountain And River View Private Yurt Accomodations 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.

This listing is for the Purple Yurt furnished with 1 double bed, 1 single bed, and a love seat. 3 persons maximum occupancy.

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

See our other listings on VRBO/Homeaway for the Green yurt furnished the same, and the Orange yurt with 3 beds (1 double bed, and 1 twin over twin bunk bed), plus a love seat (sleeps 4 max).

The 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!

More Details

Julie & Ed
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

Why Julie & Ed chose Sandpoint

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.

Spend a couple days in one of our yurts and you may never want to leave!

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin on Sandpoint on Bonner County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Each bathroom is private and assigned to a yurt. There is a sink, toilet and shower in each.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Purple Yurt - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Closest yurt to the main building. 3 persons max. Love seat.
  • Books
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • water skiing


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(13 traveller reviews)

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Mountain View Yurt In Serene North Idaho, (Purple Yurt) 15 mi North of Sandpoint
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

This piece of paradise is amazing in so many ways. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Ed and Julie who immediately put us at ease. Generous in spirit and with their resources, we were able to settle in, prepare dinner on a beautiful BBQ, enjoy a glass of wine as we painted in very cool common area. I hadn't painted since grade school! Curious rabbits and squirrels everywhere you look!

A short walk to our Yurt, admiring the night sky shining with an intensity and brilliance I hadn't seen in a long, long time. Hiking trails second to none to find panoramic views of the Selkirk Mountains! Short trips to river or lake waters, coming back to enjoy a camp fire with S'mores provided by Ed and Julie. The attention to detail is incredible. This is much more than a business. These people truly desire that you leave this place with a restored heart and soul.

Forget staying in Sandpoint! Come up here! You will have no regrets! Can't wait to get up for the change of seasons!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful thoughts, Dan. Our greatest joy is seeing the transformation in our guests from the minute they arrive (from the world of work and stress) to the time they leave with more sparkle in their eyes having rested and felt the peacefulness of this place. You're welcome back any time, and be sure to bring your grand daughter next time. You'll have a great time watching her enjoy all the little gems of the forest and river. Ed & Julie
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Its a beautiful, peaceful setting. Julie and Ed are so accommodating and hepful.

  • 5 of 5

Julie and Ed have thought of everything for a comfortable, relaxing stay. I was surprised how far above and beyond they have gone to make there guest feel at home. I would highly recommend staying in one of the cozy yurts. I especially loved there common room with all of the art supplies, books, and tarot decks to play with.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Kelsie! Thanks for coming all the way up here and for the kind words. We also hope the place we referred you to, closer to your class, was just as awesome! Hope you come back when you can stay longer. Julie
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  • 5 of 5

We loved are stay. Absolutely beautiful property. I slept amazingly. Most relaxing trip I have been on EVER!! I saw a few rabbits and chipmunks. We hung out in the first house, read, listed to music, painted. Great hosts! We will be back .

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was amazing! I want to go back!

  • 5 of 5

The yurt was great! The property well kept and beautiful, serene. The kitchen, baths, everything they provided, was wonderful!! Great place!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your time. Sorry I didn't get to say goodbye (and see how relaxed you looked). Keep us in mind if you need to escape the world for a few days.
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Very nearly heaven

  • 5 of 5

My second time staying was even better than the first. Didn't think that was possible 😊� Julie and Ed are such great people and hosts--always attentive and available when you need, but give guests plenty of space to have their own experiences. They have thought of everything to make your stay easy and carefree! And the fresh mountain air just can't be beat.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shannon, It brings us great joy to provide a place for people's rejuvenation, but we especially love that such a caregiver as yourself finds this place Home and can fully relax and rest here. We look forward to the next time!! Sept or Oct? Til then, thank you for the wonderful review!
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent hosts get back to you right away and make you feel welcome. Excellent views of the mountains and more trees than you can count. Excellent yurts that are well placed for privacy within a village feeling. Excellent in so many ways, you will love it!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jenna and Steve! WOW, thanks for the kind words, can't believe you remembered how it made you feel being here from LAST July!! Hope that means you guys will come back!! We'd love to have you!! Thanks again for taking the time to make a review!! Julie
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Spokane, WA
Nearest Golf
28 Miles
Mirror Lake, Bonners Ferry
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Sandpoint Amtrak
Nearest Restaurant
17 Miles
Sandpoint (and Samuels 5mi)
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Sandpoint City Beach
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.

This is where you come if you love mountains, mountain lakes, hiking, lake boating, small town friendliness, and peace & quiet!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £7.44 per person per night

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.