An eco-luxe experience for global travelers with easy access to boundless natural amenities. This nomad's castle is a cozy retreat with a bathroom, wood stove, kitchenette, relaxation essentials, deck, grill, outdoor seating and complimentary canoe.
You will find eco-elegance tucked under the stars and pine canopy of this yurt getaway. Perfect for unwinding and getting closer to nature in the most luxurious of ways.
Your eco-luxe yurt is endowed with a bathroom that includes a full length mirror and hair dryer, hot gravity-fed wine barrel shower, therapeutic eco-friendly shampoo/body wash, and composting toilet. The kitchen includes refrigeration, a microwave, electric water kettle, induction hot plate, sink, plenty of food prep space, cookware and accessories, dinnerware, wine essentials, a double pour over coffee stand, quality coffee, assorted teas, and basic seasonings.
Make your nights warm and cozy with the wood stove and then sleep under the tree's canopy in the plush natural linen bedding on the memory foam bed. This is a getaway so you will not find internet access but you have speakers to plug in an iPod, some cell service and adequate work space for a laptop.
Outside, you can grill out, lounge on the deck and take in the nature around you, plan to use the canoe for a stroll on the lake, or take a short sunset hike.
"We believe that you cannot have the most modern of amenities and luxuries if it comes with an environmental price. We are stewards of the land and take pride in creating a life that promotes the health and well being of ecosystems that thrive here."
THE BIGGER PICTURE UNDER THE GREEN SKY
The yurt is grid-tied but back fed by the solar on our home. Its water supply is gravity fed from the cistern below our house, and the water used within the yurt becomes grey water that is distributed to the yurt's herb gardens through an underground filtration system.
Our home is also on the property but you may not be able to see it through the foliage. It is up the road past the yurt. We have an old dog named Joula (pronouned Hula) who will probably come down and say HI. We have an edible garden, wildlife, honeybees, wildflowers, and flower gardens galore.
We hope you unwind, enjoy your stay and have a exceptional experience here as our guests. Green Sky Retreat with all it's pleasures and treats awaits.
This year we will be one of the homes featured on the 4CORE Durango solar tour. If you are interested in sustainability our door will be open to come out, chat with the builders, sit in the gardens, and enjoy the sanctuary. More information can be found here: (URL HIDDEN)
Ready for adventure and relaxation? There is so much to do!
Your nomad's castle is located at equal distances between Lemon Reservoir and Vallecito Lake and in close proximity to the Southern rim of the Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado’s largest wilderness area, and home to the San Juan Mountains. Fly-fishing, hiking trails reaching to Silverton, top-rope and sport climbing on the boundary and endless swimming holes are too many to list and all along the way.
From your front door you are in nature. Choose to take it easy around the yurt, take a easy/moderate 3 mile hike up Wildflower Trail to Lemon Lake Lookout and get a phenomenal viewing of the Weminuche Wilderness and Lemon Reservoir, or plan to take the canoe out for a paddle on the Lemon.
And don't forget to take some extra down time and hike to a natural hot spring or go soak at Trimble Hot Springs while you're here.
Общение с гостями
I am around, generally available and reachable by phone or text but will likely only see you if you need something. If the yurt is not equipped with something you need please let me know as I might have what you desire.
Другие важные подробности
Please note that there is a dog on premise. She is old and will likely come down and say "Hi". If this is a problem please let me know and I will keep her closer to home.
Green Sky Yurt Retreat is currently booking March 16 through October 16. If you are wondering what kind of weather and road conditions to expect please feel free to ask.
If you see that there is only 1 calendar night available and would like to stay here, please message me for booking.
Please note that the Black bears are awake, hungry, and this is their habitat. Please be sure to keep all food and yummy smelling goods inside the yurt or in your vehicle. Do not leave ice chests out and clean up the grill after use to help prevent their curiosity from getting them in trouble and keep personal property safe. If you come in contact with a bear make loud noise. They will likely get spooked and run the other direction. Please know that the native Black bears are generally more afraid of you than you are of them, unless they have cubs, but it is important to coexist and nurture our relationships to the nature that resides here. ***
When looking at the directions from Durango, a new liquor store has gone in and the "Coors" sign has been moved to that location from the corner of HWY 240 and Florida Road turn. You will still make the HWY 240 right (east) turn.
LATE CHECKOUTS! Check in is any time after 2 pm. Check out is 11 am. Late check outs will result in a $25 fee so please observe the rules.
NO PETS! Out of respect for all guests and the space, Green Sky Yurt Retreat is free and clear of pet allergens. Bringing a pet into Green Sky Yurt Retreat is a violation of pet policy and will result in a $150 fine.
EXTRA GUESTS! The yurt amenities are designed for a 2-person occupancy. Extra guests are $25 per night per guest.
PARKING! There is a 2 car maximum for guests located directly below the yurt entrance at the designated spots. We kindly ask that guests do not block the drive at any point in time.
OTHERWISE! There is NO SMOKING inside the yurt and cigarette butts must make it into a designated reciprocal on the deck. Due to fire risk, open outdoor fires are not permitted. Pets are not allowed and we graciously ask that guests please be mindful of the space by leaving shoes at the door and leaving the yurt in similar condition to what you find it in by doing a general sweep and dishes before your final departure.
THE 'COOL' CLAUSE! We are happy to have opened our hearts and sanctuary to allow people to come experience luxury and sustainability through Green Sky Yurt Retreat. In order to offer Green Sky Retreats at a reasonable price we kindly ask that guests treat our property with the same respect and care that we put into making it what it is. Please be 'cool'.
Green Sky is the way we live, from solar power to permaculture, the pine canopy overhead and the forest we dwell in. Our hard work is shown through the detail and vigor we put into living.
I take none of this for granted. If I am not out running trails and playing in the water in my free time then I am under the green sky soaking up sun on the deck with my morning coffee or afternoon cocktail, enjoying the birds, flowers and wildlife, or just watching the garden grow.