Stunning yurt property near Creede Colorado


Yurt hosted by Mark

  1. 4 guests
  2. 3 beds
  3. 1 bath
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WELCOME TO THE WILDERNESS - Your yurt ship has landed... In the middle of the San Juan Mountains! You will experience true nature for a few days here.

CHECK OUT our new yurt - search Airbnb near Creede CO for "The NEW EAGLE NEST Yurt near Creede". It's 1/3 mile away and accessed by a different road providing complete privacy for both yurts. Rent both w/friends!

The space
You may want to reserve early as this yurt tends to book solid for the season. However, our new EAGLE NEST YURT IS NOW COMPLETE! This is a new larger yurt with more amenities and the same great views (but both are totally private from each other and accessed on different roads). Just search Airbnb for " The Eagle Nest Yurt Near Creede" or go toward the bottom of either listing page and click on my picture next to "Hosted by Mark" and then look for "Mark's Listings" for full details.

FOR LARGER GROUPS - Now you can rent both yurts for up to 10 people. There is a trail through the wooded portion between the yurts and then a flat meadow so it's an easy 1/4 to 1/3 mile walk with basically no elevation difference between them. Both yurts are totally private from each other yet close enough that a large group can book both properties together. This yurt is accessed on a different road so you should never see the guests from the other yurt... unless you want to.

The Cliff Yurt is getting a facelift this summer! The yurt has been much loved by many wonderful guests over the years and now it will get a well-deserved update. The yurt will be more comfortable now with increased ventilation from the new tinted dome with opener and all new glass casement windows. A deep cleaning will precede the floor refinishing and updating of the bathroom with lots of other upgrades including a new battery-operated hand-held shower system, and lithium battery powered solar lighting system with USB charging ports for Bluetooth speakers etc.

PHOENIX RIDGE YURTS is a wilderness lodging establishment located in one of the most spectacular settings imaginable in the beautiful San Juan Mountains near Creede Colorado. The key here is WILDERNESS. You will stay in a well-appointed yurt with lots of great luxuries but the true joy is what you will find just outside of your front door - Nature.

Since discovering Airbnb we now are connecting with cool people from all over the planet that want to come and experience one of Colorado's most unique mountain getaways. We have over 240 reviews now with close to 100% 5-star ratings and we want to make sure that your personal experience staying with us is just plain awesome!

We were featured two years in a row in Denver's popular 5280 Magazine

**Dogs are allowed during the summer, but not in winter when guests melt snow for drinking water for obvious reasons.

Since this is a true wilderness adventure you will need to be as prepared as if you were camping. The yurt is an awesome shelter which isn't like camping at all, but there is no power (except a small solar system), no running water, no Internet or cell phone service at all on the property. You are only 5 miles from town, but you are truly in the wilderness while at the yurt.

Some things to note before booking:
1. A true high-clearance 4WD vehicle is required for the last couple of miles or so to access the property! That means true 4WD SUVs, jeeps, or 4WD trucks. The road isn't all that steep, but it is rough and can get rougher quickly depending on weather, etc. You can bring any vehicle you like and many have and made it just fine. But there are no refunds if you don't have a true 4WD and can’t access the property. Please read our reviews about what others say about the road.

2. All adult guests must sign a liability release form before staying. This is a true backcountry experience and it is essential that you are prepared for any situation, especially during the winter months in the rugged San Juan Mountains. No cell phone or internet for emergencies, wild animals are nearby, wild weather, and all the challenges you would face if you were backpacking — except you can drive back to town in about 15 minutes.

3. You need to bring your own sleeping bags, we provide a queen bed, sterilized waterproof mattress cover and pillow protectors (no other bedding), bunk beds and cots but you will need a decent sleeping bag even in the summer. In the warmer summer months some guests bring their own bedding (sheets, comforter, etc.) which is fine if you don't want a sleeping bag.

4. You must bring your own towels, pillow cases and ALL WATER YOU WILL NEED (summer/fall). Winter you will melt snow for water.

5. You MUST arrive during daylight hours! The yurt is not visible from anywhere, so it’s extremely difficult to find at night. Plan ahead please and stay at nearby lodging the night before if you must to be sure to arrive during the day. We do provide detailed directions on how to find the yurt and some satellite screenshots and GPS coordinates to help.

6. You must clean the yurt yourself before leaving, there is no cleaning service available but we also don't charge anything. We have had fantastic luck with the Airbnb crowd paying it forward for other guests by cleaning up and even leaving extra water, spices and other thoughtful items.

We provide:
Detailed directions on how to get to the yurt and instructions on how to use everything there with access combinations, etc. will be provided approximately 1 week before your stay

Satellite screenshot of the yurt and local landmarks

GPS coordinates that you can plug into satellite GPS programs (like GE - they won't let me spell this out) to check out the vicinity near the yurt

Hiking documents with some hikes right from the yurt along with links to topo maps and other resources

Unlimited firewood and a great wood stove that will keep you warm even in the depths of winter

All cooking implements; pots, pans, silverware, coffee percolator, metal french press

Paper towels and toilet paper

Queen size 12” memory foam mattress and bed

New - Cabela's camping bunk beds. We removed the pull out sofa and put these in, they work great.

Propane oven/range

Kitchen table and chairs

Attached 12’ yurt as a bathroom with composting toilet (summer/fall, outhouse in winter), shower stall (heat water in a Zodi brand shower canister, more below)

Battery operated lanterns for lighting along with battery LED “light switches” throughout the yurt.

Outdoor propane BBQ

Outdoor propane fire pit you can use even in a fire ban. NO OUTDOOR FIRES ARE EVER ALLOWED AT THE YURT. There are thousands of bettle-killed trees just waiting to burn. You will be required to state that you won't have any outdoor fires.

Propane provided for oven/range, BBQ and fire pit

Games and some books (more below)

Great deck for riding the planet. The weather, the mood and the seasons seem to change here hourly. Grab a bottle of wine and wonder why you just can’t seem to muster the energy for anything else.

The info below is more FYI with extra details in case you are interested:

The yurt itself is a fairly modest dwelling, it's really the setting that makes it so special. But we pride ourselves in the level of communication we have with you beforehand to make sure that you are well informed and totally prepared for your backcountry stay with us and the yurt is comfortable and cozy. But there is no running water or electricity and also, so please don't expect a hotel-like setting. But if you love the great outdoors and nature, then you owe it to your self to come and visit.

What you get when you stay here is the feeling of being deep in the wilderness, yet having easy access and creature comforts surrounding you. You will still burn wood as your heat source and water is limited to melting snow in the winter or what you bring with you in the summer and fall. But this is a backcountry experience that you will never forget. Here is what you will experience when you stay with us:

27 acres of private land surrounded by a sea of National Forest. Not another private property or structure in sight. No regulations or restrictions from land-use permits for dwellings on Forest Service land. We own it!

1,000’ vertical foot drop-off out the front door into beautiful East Willow Canyon and Phoenix Park, with its perennial waterfalls and cliffs

Front porch view of the massive La Garita Mountains (13,000’ +) and the least-used wilderness area in Colorado, the La Garita Wilderness, just 5 miles away

Hiking, biking, skiing and fishing in the San Juan Mountains, one of the most spectacular, undiscovered, remote areas in Colorado

Yet you are just a 15-minute drive (summer/fall) to the historic and eclectic town of Creede with it's funky cool restaurants, unique shops and the amazing Creede Repertory Theatre rated by USA Today as “One of the 10 best places to see the lights off Broadway”.

A spectacular 2 mile ski or snowshoe in to access the yurt during the winter.

And that is just the property itself. If you have never stayed in a yurt, get ready for a truly unique experience. Our yurts include:

Quality cooking utensils; non-stick pots and pans, Cuisinart kitchen knives, new silverware and great new set of non-scratch ladle, spatula, spoons, etc.

Lots of games to while away the hours; chess, checkers, cribbage, Yahtzee, Monopoly, Scrabble, Uno, playing cards and more!

Indoor/outdoor thermometer, fire starters and a HUGE pile of firewood for the summer and winter.

Tongue and groove pine wood flooring

Huge cast iron Waterford Irish woodstove. It doesn’t matter how cold it gets, if this baby is roaring, you will be toasty warm. We provide the firewood. NOTE you need to fully understand how to use the woodstove to keep the yurt toasty warm. In the winter we provide very detailed instructions on how to build and maintain a winter fire, but be sure you understand before your stay.

Kitchen sink, counters, plates, utensils, glasses, mugs, stovetop coffee percolator, stainless steel french press (It's awesome), pots and pans, everything you need except your sleeping bag, pillow cases, dish towels, food and water. You need to bring all of your own water in summer/fall and melt snow in the winter.

Plexiglas dome provides bright open light in the day and star-gazing from the futon at night

There is NO PHONE OR INTERNET at the yurt, you are on your own (yay, no technology)! We try to keep the trail to the yurt marked with bright survey tape in the winter that you can see from one tree to the next and nobody has had a problem as long as they ARRIVE DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS! It is essential that you arrive during the daylight, so if you need to stay at a local establishment the night before there are plenty of places in South Fork and Creede to stay.

Come and check it out for yourself and be our next 5-star guest!

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Fire pit
Long term stays allowed

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4.97 out of 5 stars from 247 reviews


Where you’ll be

Creede, Colorado, United States

How about a neighborhood of just you? During the winter chances are close to 100% that you won't see another soul anywhere during your entire stay! Nothing but peaceful, quiet serenity will surround you as you melt away the tensions from the fast-paced world of technology that most of us must embrace every day. NO CELL SERVICE OR INTERNET at the yurt. One of the few places left on the planet where you can truly escape. Embrace it for a few days and be happy.

During the summer you may hear an occasional vehicle since there is driving access to the property, but the nearby access road is 4WD so there are typically very few vehicles anywhere nearby. And this is private property so you should not encounter anyone at the yurt itself. Yet you are less than 15 minutes from the town of Creede in case you want to take in a show at the Creede Repertory Theatre or grab a bite at one of Creede's eclectic and tasty restaurants.

Hosted by Mark

  1. Joined in January 2015
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After struggling to advertise this amazing property on my own for many years I discovered Airbnb and have never looked back. Let me just say this; the people that have stayed with me for the last 3-4 years booking through Airbnb are the coolest, kindest most interesting people EVER! I am consistently blown away by the “pay it forward” attitude of the Airbnb guests I host. They leave cool things (like games, books, maps, coffee) for other guests and they write the most amazing adventure stories about their experiences while staying with me in the yurt journal and in online reviews.  So a huge thank you to all my amazing guests and to Airbnb for providing the way for all of us to connect! 
After struggling to advertise this amazing property on my own for many years I discovered Airbnb and have never looked back. Let me just say this; the people that have stayed with…

During your stay

There is no cell service or internet at the yurt. We provide detailed directions to the property, and instructions on how to use equipment which you MUST print out and bring with you as there is no way to call once on the property. You will be left alone and have total privacy during your stay.

Sorry folks, no pets during winter months. Guests must melt snow for water, so for obvious reasons we can't allow dogs at the yurt. PLEASE don't contact us asking if your dog can come as the answer is the same for everyone including me. I have a dog that I take everywhere but I don't bring her to the yurt in the winter.

Dogs are ok in the months when you can drive to the property, just be sure to pick up after your dog around the yurt. Thank you!
There is no cell service or internet at the yurt. We provide detailed directions to the property, and instructions on how to use equipment which you MUST print out and bring with y…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Heights without rails or protection
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy