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Thunderbird Ranch Yurt Retreat

Entire home/flat

4 guests


2 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Our guests come to us seeking an experience. We are a small permaculture ranch nestled in a lush La Plata Mountain valley, between Mancos and Durango. We will welcome you into this cozy yurt with home-baked pastries (will accommodate allergies.) You will have a private space with outdoor seating and access to 83 acres to revive your spirit. We also offer the services of a professional chef and professional violinist.

The space

Come experience the yurt life! Our bed and breakfast lets you try using solar energy, a sawdust composting toilet, and a wood stove. You can observe life on a permaculture ranch and relish the freedom of 83 acres.

Enjoy the amenities of home after a long day on the road. We will welcome you with something sweet and farm fresh eggs . We have 200 gallons of running water, a warm shower, a full kitchen, and an herb garden at your disposal.

Enjoy the luxury of a professionally prepared full breakfast, personally packed lunch, charcuterie board, fruit tray, cheese board, wine, chocolates, cut flowers, or romantic candlelit dinner accompanied by a professional violinist. Please call in advance to add these on to your stay, so we can prepare them to your specifications.

Our ranch straddles Cherry Creek. You will likely see our goats, horses, dogs, llama, and some wildlife as you sit by the creek in what is becoming an edible permaculture garden. The kids can enjoy the garden within the safe confines of a willow fence.

Guest access

You will have access to 83 acres to explore. We will provide you with a tour of our growing spaces, as well as a small sample of its bounty. You will find fresh eggs from our chickens in your refrigerator.

Interaction with guests

We have strong community support on the ranch. Feel free to ask us to point you towards good hikes, sites, and restaurants. We also have a basket of pamphlets full of information.

Other things to note

The GPS will drop you off 2 miles too soon. Keep going! We are located 5.5 miles down the dirt road. It can be muddy in the spring, so be prepared.

Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 2
Check In: 3PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Host greets you


Extra people £8 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £15
Weekly Discount: 21%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)

No smoking.
Please pick up after yourself.
No drunkeness
Show respect for the animals and people living here


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

103 Reviews

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Jonathan User Profile
September 2017
It is a great place to stay, with lots of animals around in a beautiful valley.

Sarah User Profile
September 2017
This was an amazing yurt experience! Tucked back down a county road, but very close to Mancos and Durango. Only a short drive to Mesa Verde National Park, which we highly recommend. The yurt is extremely comfortable and clean and the wood burning stove makes it very warm. The horses are very friendly and the valley is just gorgeous for walking around. We would love to stay here for a week next time and spend more time exploring the area!

Crystal User Profile
September 2017
If you are looking for something more than just a place to lay your head, this is it. Debora welcomed us and helped with the fire. I hope to make it back to spend more time at the ranch.

Victoria User Profile
September 2017
My 19 yr old kids and I had a wonderful 2-night stay. It was our first-ever yurt experience and it was a great one! The animals on and around the property were an added bonus. The yurt was much larger than I expected, was immaculately cleaned, and was comfortable. It was quiet and peaceful. I would definitely return!

Deborah User Profile
September 2017
My sister and I had a lovely stay at the yurt. It was very comfortable for the two of us. Miley, the guard dog, was such a treat, coming for attention whenever we were around. It was a very enjoyable stay! If we are staying in the area in the future will definitely consider returning.

Michelle User Profile
August 2017
We had the best time on our family Yurt adventure! We were greeted by Ms. Debbie immediately. She gave us a tour and we settled in. Hospitality was top notch. We were encouraged to explore the acres amount the chickens, goats, horses, dogs, cats, and beavers. If you're lucky, you'll get to milk the goat! Bring your boots and get to it!

Beth User Profile
August 2017
Debora was so kind and a great Hostess! The drive tothe ranch is beautiful and the yurt was just what we were looking for!

Mancos, Colorado, United StatesJoined in August 2014
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Languages: English, Français
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