Duff and Rachael
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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.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
A well-behaved dog is allowed. See Pet Policy
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
So beautiful Place peaceful
It was so nice to stay Yurt. We saw lot of stars at the night. We really enjoyed with yurt. Thank you so much.
Wonderful location near Mesa Verde NP!
We stayed two nights in August 19. Would have happily stayed longer. Really great hosts, responding quickly and looking after our every need including dropping by with extra blankets when we were a little cold at night. Really beautiful location. Futon sofa bed very comfortable and loft bed beneath the sky dome (happy star gazing!) also very comfortable as long as you are sprightly enough to go up and down the ladder. Cool box provided for us but cool blocks necessary to keep food cool. Well provided for with utensils. We ate out rather than using the frills or wood burning stove. Ate at Mancos (Chavulo’s) one night and Cortez (La Casita, Mexican) on the other. Mancos about 15 min drive from yurt. Cortez about 15 min drive from yurt. 5 mins from yurt to visitor centre, Mesa Verde. Once in Mesa Verde it’s about an hour drive through the park to Balcony House and Cliff Palace. Best to visit visitor centre to buy tickets for tours (compulsory for those two sites) the day before. Lots of other places to visit in Mesa Verde which can be visited without guide though. Really stunning landscape. The track to the yurt is rough but fine for a non four wheel drive just take is slow. Print out directions provided before you come as service off and on in the area. Basically, you couldn’t want a better place to wake up in the morning. I just had an open air shower in the sunshine this morning and my husband spotted a hummingbird buzzing in the tree. Magical place! Highly recommend.
Great stay at Mesa Verde
We had a great stay, so close to the NP, perfect for our family.
Amazing Yurt Experience
Perfect location, good amenities, terrific sleeping loft with stargazing, very accommodating owners. Our family had a great time staying in a yurt for two nights!
Best, First, Family Yurt Stay
This camping setup was perfect for my family of five with a 15-month-old! The location is beautiful and the property/yurt is well equipped!
Private, Cozy location to spend a week exploring
I really enjoyed “roughing it” in the yurt. It is pretty rustic so be prepared.. I used it for my “tune out” week, so no tv and cellular can be spotty. It’s a great base camp for exploring the sights, but I stayed for 2 straight days just reading and relaxing. I’m not very good with wood stoves but blankets were okay. My dog loved the ability to run around and explore.