News: We have a brand new shower house close by for use of Grove and Tipi guests.
The Grove Yurt is a primitive living situation by current "Condo-ified" standards of our 21st century housing. It is furnished in the well appointed farm house style of the 1930s in the Midwest. Most of the furnishing are actually from that time. It is also round, which is seldom seen
News: We have a brand new shower house close by for use of Grove and Tipi guests.
The Grove Yurt is a primitive living situation by current "Condo-ified" standards of our 21st century housing. It is furnished in the well appointed farm house style of the 1930s in the Midwest. Most of the furnishing are actually from that time. It is also round, which is seldom seen in our current construction palette. After a stay in the Grove Yurt, you will have become accustomed to its natural flow. After leaving, and returning to the world of forbidding corners, you will feel similar to those who have been at sea and return to walk and stagger upon the dry land. The Grove Yurt is nestled in a grove of Large and Narrow Leaf Cottonwoods with the river situated directly opposite. There is an unobstructed view of the surrounding mountains rising from our valleys organic farmland.(we have more organic farms Per capita of anywhere in the US). Inside the Grove Yurt, you can spin like Julie Andrews on her mountaintop and nothing can impede the 360-degree panorama framed by 8 - 4 x 4 foot windows, glazed Double French doors and an 8' x 8'screened opening. The city townhouses we see on late night movies, are generally 20' wide. The Yurt is 30' in diameter. When crossing the threshold, the Yurts fourteen-foot ceiling terminated by a four-foot tinted Plexiglas dome does have an impact after being at the river. We have a dining table, complete with hanging candelabra leading to certain Gothic overtones. The light, sound and smell waft right through the screened openings, giving the impression of being in the forest, but only slightly removed.
The king-size bed is placed next to this opening so that guests' attention is often balanced between the activities beyond the dome and the soundtrack of noises from the forest inches away. Heat is maintained through a well-stocked wood-burning stove and all the necessary tools to maintain a roaring fire late into the night. There is a leather rocking chair in which guests very well might fade into ultimate relaxation. The chandelier of course, reveals the rafters in ever changing lights and shadows of the soaring roof rafters with the morning and evening river breezes.
Directly outside, near the entrance, is an outdoor simple kitchen with limited cold water steel sink with prep area, ice refrigerator and gas stove. There is a composting toilet by Everlet in a horse trailer with all the niceties 20 paces from the yurt along a solar-lighted path. There is a four-person teak table directly on the river for outdoor dining. The Grove Yurt is the perfect place for rest, relaxation and a secluded getaway. It is removed on the south end of a 35 acre parcel. Our closest neighbor Delicious Orchards is known for its hard cider and organic fruit, a leisurely walk through the orchard for delicious food, often live music and a tastes of local produce in season. In addition, guests will have access to the rest of the property that stretches for a quarter of a mile along the river’s edge. Guests can expect to see amazing wildlife like elk, deer, eagles, red-tailed hawks, king fisher and blue herons and the sweet river otter family known to make an appearance for the most patient observer.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Mountain Biking, Single track: Jumbo Mountain is a large, mountain rising off the east side of the town of Paonia. There are a...Read more
Crawford State Park invites anglers, boaters, hikers and water sports to its waters. Paonia State Reservoir : Plunge deep into ...Read more
The fishing directly off the Grove Yurt Is best when the spring run off has settled and the silt has dropped out. There is alwa...Read more
The upper level Kayaking is great in the spring runoff directly off the Grove yurt. Later the rivers hydraulic pressures drop ...Read more
There are a number of endless dirt roads locally that take you into the Dobies, and others that lead you up into the mountains...Read more
We have aspen/Snowmass 75 min away, one of the best anywhere. We have a local resort called Powderhorn which is truly unique i...Read more
Guests can expect to see amazing wildlife like Peregrine Falcon - the world's fastest flyer. In spring and early summer look fo...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Grove Yurt in Colorado.
We have a private white sand beach at the terminus of the Riverwalk River Trail. It is a 3 min. walk from the Grove Yurt. ...Read more
River, stream, or creek
The spring runoff gives a fine kayaking experience directly off the property. The fishing gets better as The flow slows and the...Read more
We have a swimming lagoon formed from the Spring runoff.
The vibe at Grove Yurt
Places to see near Riverwalk Yurts
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Devon and George have a wonderful property tucked between gorgeous vistas and mountains. With a river, beach, plenty of wood to keep the fire pit, and wood stove within the yurt burning all night. The property is minutes away from breweries, an orchard, a farm to table restaurant, and the best donuts in Colorado. Make sure you're in town Friday morning for those donuts... The hosts were extremely accommodating, and gave us more to do in our stay than we had time for! We cannot wait to visit the Groove Yurts again!
Beautiful area, very private along a creek close to Paonia. Orchard within 15 min walk next door (with fabulous fresh fruit, jelly, cheese, local honey....and a cafe with an outdoor patio) we spent 3 days in the valleys and in outlying mesas. Local wineries, great fishing opportunities and peace and quiet. 1 day it was rainy, but completely wonderful as we were able to read books & play games under the lantern lights. Yurt is very spacious and host have done a wonderful job of making sure you have (water provided nside and an outdoor kitchen/ grilling area and lanterns throughout the yurt). We did bring our sleeping bags and extra supplies (just in case) but we really didn’t need much. The property the yurt is located on is gorgeous, we had a lovely time there and did not want to leave. We will be back soon!
Stephanie & Greg Bodie
This place is just as great as it sounds. You feel like you are deep in the woods because you are in a cottonwood grove with a river right next to you. However, you are only about 5 minutes from Paonia, which is a wonderful little town to spend some time in. Further, you are in the heart of what seems to be becoming Colorado's wine country, so go tour some excellent vineyards with amazing views.... again, all within minutes of your yurt.
The yurt itself was much bigger than we expected. It has a concrete floor with rugs on it, two tables, a large king bed, some great antiques and enough of a historic kitchen setting to cook a 'camp-friendly' meal. It was too hot when we were there to use, but there is also a nice fireplace within the yurt. The bathroom is right next to the yurt. It is rustic, but for no running water or sewer hookup, it is the best we have used.
The River is extremely close, as in about 15 full steps from the yurt. Better, the property goes along the river for quite a ways, so take a walk, find the 'beach' and read a book on the side of the river and watch the sunset. Note: There are two yurts on the property, one is rustic and the other has more luxuries (we didn’t stay in this one, so can’t elaborate). They are both right on the river and far enough apart that you would have to really try to see each other.
The hosts are both amazing. They were flexible with our arrival (traffic) and walked us through the ins and outs. They were available via text throughout our stay and offered up great information on what to do in the area. We will definitely back.
I had a FANTASTIC stay at Grove Yurt. The yurt was beautiful and the location was unbeatable. George was very helpful and responsive. We went over to the orchard nearby for BBQ and bluegrass the second night of our stay and had a wonderful time. Lots of hiking/fishing nearby. Can't wait to return!!
This secluded yurt is amazing! So much peace and quiet with great star gazing at night. Tons of stuff around the area to do and it was an awesome getaway. The yurt was spacious with tons of land to explore upon! We highly recommend the place!!!!
The Grove Yurt was a perfect getaway! I didn't want to leave. The yurt is very secluded with beautiful views, and plenty of wildlife. George was a great host, and everything was just exactly as I had hoped for. I will definitely be back!
George and Devon have a beautiful property
If you need more light at night, bring your battery operated lanterns.
There are crawdads in the river so if you like hunting, bring a net.
we had a wonderful adventure and our 4 year old loved it.
We just had an amazing weekend spent at George & Devon's yurt, which I can't recommend enough. Perfectly relaxing piece of property with unbelievable views of the West Elk mountains. The yurt itself was charming and had everything we needed. The hosts were extremely warm, welcoming, and accommodating. We would love to come back and stay again!
We absolutely loved our stay at the Grove Yurt. It's secluded in the woods with trails just outside and a river flowing past. We saw countless deer and a few hawks. Since we stayed at the property in late November, it was chilly and the wood-burning stove inside was a godsend. Can't wait to come back!