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Artist/Writers Retreat

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Find your muse in this rustic and cozy home. The house, one bedroom with a Queen size bed and adjacent bathroom comes fully furnished. It is surrounded by a beautiful flower garden and fenced backyard. Listen to your creative voice as your soul resonates with the magic of nature.

Thermopolis is a small, historic Wyoming town situated at the base of three mountain ranges. The World's Largest Hot Springs is located here. The nearby State Park boasts three mineral hot spring pools and spas. The Wind River cuts through the spectacular Wind River Canyon just south of town, offering rafting and fishing adventures, and nearby mountains offer horseback riding, biking, and hiking. Just outside of town is the Wyoming Dinosaur Center and a daily dig site tour. Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park are just two and a half hours away through wonderful Wyoming ranch and mountain country.

If you’re looking for a place to let the creative juices run free look no further; your novel or work of art has found its home.

More Details

Valerie Harvey
Member since: 2011
Speaks english,
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

About Valerie Harvey

My husband and I both work and enjoy spending time in Thermopolis to soak and relax.

Valerie Harvey purchased this house in 2007

Why Valerie Harvey chose Thermopolis

Thermopolis is within driving distance from our home. We have vacationed here for many years. Soaking in the hot springs has been a joy in our lives. We always feel rejuvenated from the mineral hot springs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great week. Amanda did well at the Dinosaur museum, and they even asked her to come back as an intern next summer! Not sure how I will pay for that, but I'm going to try and figure out a way.

We loved staying in your house.

We had an excellent vacation in Thermopolis.
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Thermopolis

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) Brand New Sealy Posturepedic An additional twin size air mattress available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • long term rentals available
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Laundromat within walking distance. Twin air mattress. Just plug it in and it fills up with air


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(22 traveller reviews)

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Artist/Writers Retreat
average rating of 4.681818 based on 23 reviews
Denver, CO

As advertised, a writer's cottage perfect for a single or couple

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to get away from my city obligations, no distractions, somewhere I'd have complete privacy yet not be so isolated that I felt vulnerable (or that I couldn't easily get coffee or groceries). The house is cozy and homey, with everything a writer would want and need for a few days or longer. It's not an upscale place-- that is, if you want luxury, look elsewhere-- but it's sweet, quiet, clean, and everything you could want is provided. You'll have a car of course (because, otherwise, you won't be able to get to Thermopolis) and you'll need it to get around and visit the remarkable area, but the house is well-situated next to a laundromat, a 2-minute walk from fast food, a 3-minute walk to the grocery store, a 3-minute drive to downtown (health food store, coffee shop, diner, sandwich shops and other places to eat) and it's a 5-minute drive to the hot springs thermal pools. There's a mature, semi-wild garden of grasses, hollyhocks, bushes and trees that makes a good, green barrier between the house and street, and in the morning, you'll see a family of deer grazing around the shrubs. I was there a couple of very productive weeks and hope to come back for another week in the future. Thermopolis is a quiet little town surrounded by geological and other natural and cultural wonders, from its red bluffs the Wind River Canyon... to the petroglyphs at Legend Rock the travertine formation and hot pools of the the nearby tribal lands. While the place is perfect for one, it is big enough for two, but there's just one bedroom/one bed, so I wouldn't recommend it for non-intimate friends; it seems it would feel tight.

  • Review Submitted: 17/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the terrific review. Very descriptive. Loved it. Sincerely, The Harvey's
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Charming little cottage. Pretty garden. Quiet area. Very welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week. Home was the perfect size for two people. It was a great place to relax after a day of sightseeing. The owner checked with us to make sure our stay was without problems. Made us feel very welcome. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 08/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Hope to see you again in the future. Valerie
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adequate --just

  • 2 of 5

Small and cozy but definitely could use a professional cleaning. Carpet throughout (even the bathroom), a bit of a dog and/or mildew odor and lack of ventilation were a downer, likewise the lack of natural light but we were grateful for the air conditioner and use of a kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: 17/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Megan, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you were disappointed -- A professional cleaner will be in my home this week and I am planning to replace the carpet in the bathroom with tile or vinyl . Thanks, Valerie
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  • 5 of 5

It was quiet place to stay and relax.

  • Review Submitted: 13/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful delight in Thermopolis.

  • 5 of 5

Oh man, if you like quaint and cosy ( and relaxing) at an affordable price, this place is for you. Nice cottage-style home, fantastic garden and patios front and back, full kitchen, wifi, AC. Great bed, quiet neighborhood ( although within 2-4 miles of the featured local springs, museum, and a 90 mile drive or so into Yellowstone Park ( Frankly, had I known, I would have paid more per night!)

Our hostess and handyman was responsive, friendly, and helpful. Gave us great "inside scoop" on things to do in the area, shortcuts, local knowlege and so forth ( Apparently Arnold Schwarzegger liked the town of Thermopolis too He had been seen around town)

For our purposed, which was using the cozy home as a "home base" for day road trips, it wa a cozy convenient, affordable, quiet respite from the long days of touring around. Valerie checked in a time or two, made sure we were ok or needed anything, but left us to our devices and great nights of sleep. With the garden, saw many birds and critters, even a large deer in our next door neighbors yard. Was just fantastic,

Thanks for the great time Valerie, we hope to come back in the next year or two

Colin Fleming & Tess Farmer

Dallas, TX

  • Review Submitted: 07/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a positive review. Hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Valerie H.
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Once again...a wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here more than once and have thoroughly enjoyed each time. Upon arrival, everything is in order. Accommodations are friendly, comfortable, and quiet. The nearby mineral hot springs can not be beaten. The homeowner is very easy to reach and very responsive. I look forward to this trip more than any other trip we take each year.

  • Review Submitted: 02/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us and that you had a wonderful vacation. Once again, hope to see you again next year.
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Mineral Hot Springs, Dinosaur digs, petroglyphs, white water rafting, Wind River Canyon, Wind River Casino (outside of Riverton, Wyoming).


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$34.3
Pet Fee AU$34.3

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.