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Melinda Sorber

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Your Glamping adventure awaits!

Bedrooms 2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Woodland Park Chalet Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 5

Your Colorado Adventure headquarters:: Sitting on 10 acres next to Farish Recreation Area, surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forest, this is a true mountain hideaway. And still only 5 minutes from the town of Woodland Park.

Bring the kids, horses and dogs and enjoy a wonderful vacation with all that Colorado has to offer. Enjoy the large 30' yurt which includes the kitchen, bath, living room and master bedroom and the small 16' yurt - the small bedroom. You get the whole property to yourselves in the peaceful mountaintop setting.

Just 5 minutes from town, and you're in a scenic mountain paradise next to Pikes Peak, 'America's Mountain'. Year-round, the local elk herd will come right outside the door. Step outside the door directly into hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, hunting and fishing.

Just minutes away for::

* Pikes Peak Marathon

* Pikes Peak Hill Climb

* Pikes Peak Cog Railway

* Cave of the Winds

* Garden of the Gods

* Manitou Cliff Dwellings

* Florissant Fossil Beds

* Cripple Creek Gaming & Casinos

* Air Force Academy

Activities out the back door::

* Hiking

* Mountain Biking

* Horseback Riding

* Hunting (Elk, bear, dear, mountain lion)

* Fishing (Fresh water, fly-fishing)

* X-country Skiing

* Snowshoeing

* Off-road 4-wheel/2-wheel

* Canoeing/Kayaking

* Farish Recreation Area

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Melinda Sorber (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have so enjoyed our stay in your yurt, and I'm truly amazed every morning by the surrounding beauty right outside your door. Thanks again for sharing your home with us - I think it's the coolest place I've ever stayed.
Aug 2009
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Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)
Your Glamping adventure awaits!
average rating of 4.5 based on 9 reviews

Rough start but worked out well.

  • 4 of 5

When we arrived the yurts had not been cleaned, we contacted the cleaning number and they took care of it while we went to dinner.

The Yurts worked out very well for us after that.


  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxury in the woods

  • 5 of 5

The Yurtopia was wonderful. There were lots of upgrades - radiant heating in the floors, Bosch dishwasher, walk in shower, and more. The kitchen seemed well-stocked (we stayed for two nights but didn't cook much). There is a variety of games and movies, great views, and real quiet. The wi-fi worked perfectly while we were there though we weren't planning on working while on vacation. Tip: you need to be sure the yurt window flaps are fastened down or rolled up before bedtime. Winds can be strong and will cause the flaps to snap against the yurt wall repeatedly. Wish it had a fire pit on the deck (I saw some sort of pit in the grass but with fire restrictions I would never consider it). Overall a great oasis after tent camping or whenever you arrive!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded and quiet

  • 5 of 5

The land was gorgeous and so were the views! Loved the privacy from people and just relaxing with nature!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique stay in a gorgeous setting

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent two nights here with our pup on our way to Utah, and it was a unique, fun and relaxing stay. In the afternoon it got a wee bit warm, but it wasn't unbearable. Kitchen was well-stocked with utensils and equipment, but bring everything you need to cook. We enjoyed the collection of 80s and 90s DVDs, and even the VHS (wut) tapes. Our pup loved sniffing around the land and joined the nearby coyotes in a howling festival one night.

The yurt is ~10 minutes from Woodland Park, so you can get groceries or whatever else you need. Like maybe you take a hike and then want Burger King? We definitely didn't do that... nope, no way, not us.

This was the first stop of five on our trip, and we want to come back here the most.

My legit only complaint probably can't be helped, but there were a *lot* of flies. Every morning they'd collect in their fly party zone behind the curtain on the double doors and we'd let them out into the wild. They'd show back up throughout the day and buzz around, and we'd do the same thing. Meh. First world problems.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

  • 4 of 5

This is a mixed review since there were several good things, and several not-so-good.

First, the good: Beautiful setting, secluded and quiet (for the most part except for the loud jerks on four-wheelers in the middle of the night racing and revving up and down the road). There is not actually a view of Pike's Peak as advertised, but the scenery is beautiful nonetheless. The inside of the large yurt is well laid out and we especially enjoyed the spacious shower and the desk area and living space. The kitchen is well stocked as is the bathroom.

The bad: windows are small and do not open. They are unfinished and you can see the insulation. The deck doesn't go all the way around and there is only a small porch in back to enjoy the view. The wi-fi is extremely slow and most of the time we couldn't get on because it took forever for anything to load. It is even slower than dialup. The bed was lumpy and not very comfortable.

The ugly: this was advertised as having a washer and we planned accordingly when packing....but there is no washer. There was supposed to be cell phone reception, but there was no signal at all either inside or outside in any spot. The bed was advertised as a sleep number, but it is not.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay and were happy with the accommodations, but we were disappointed with the misrepresentation of several key amenities. It may not have made a difference as to whether or not we rented, but it isn't fair to not be able to make an informed decision as to whether or not it is worth the cost.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the thorough review! As you may imagine, managing my property from afar has its distinct challenges and I rely on my guests to keep me informed on how to make the stay all that you hope for .. and more. I'll try to address the comments here but if there's ever any question, please feel free to email me directly. Pikes Peak is visible from the side deck, small spot to view it, but it's there I promise! Windows small and insulated - this is the trade-off I made to ensure that the yurt stayed warm year-round. I lived in the small yurt without any added insulation - it got mighty chilly on those cold nights. WiFi - it's satellite and yes, it's slow, but I have the best internet you can get for being on the edge of the wilderness... I ask every year if there's anything new/faster, but nothing yet. Cell service is spotty, but I've never heard of anyone getting no service at all, but not much I can do, that's really a factor of your phone and carrier. The bed used to be a sleep number, but had to be replaced... I thought the listing reflected this, but it must still be listed somewhere! I have tried three beds since, this is tough to please all of my guests, it's a pretty subjective feature. Sadly the washer/dryer was stolen ... I updated references to remove it, but must have missed it here as well. I would like to have this and other ammenities for my guests, but have had a number of things stolen that it makes it challenging to sustain. Thank you again for the response and I will make sure to update all the listings accordingly! Happy travels! -Melinda, owner
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Our family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved the yurt -its beautiful inside out-definately luxurious-it sets up on a mountain top with breath taking views- beautiful wild flowers and aspen everywhere- we will be back to watch the elk bugle-cant wait!!

Once again Thank you!!!


Sandy and David

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Colorado Springs (COS)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Woodland Park
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Woodland Park
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 24
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Woodland Park
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Canoeing, kayaking, off-road dirt biking, 4-wheeling

Golf: Full 18-hole golf course 10 minutes away.

Ski: Less than 2 hours to the major ski areas - Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, etc.


Rates & Availability

Woodland Park Chalet Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Cleaning Fee (per stay) $50

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Woodland Park Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Beautiful walk-in shower with water jets
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
We will make every effort to ensure you have the best experience, but some amenities are subject to change without notice.

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