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“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” ― Leo Tolstoy

Hotchkiss, CO, USA
  • Studio900 sqft
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay3 nights

Studio, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2)

In Southwest Colorado 3 miles west of Paonia, is a Yurt nestled on a large wraparound redwood deck anchored by two mature Elms. The building is situated in close proximity to the North Fork of the Gunnison River. The Yurt is a sanctuary far removed from neighbors and below the sight-line and activity of Highway 133.The property meanders above and below the Yurt for a quarter of a mile along the river’s edge. There are established wildlife corridors for Elk and Deer. Eagles, Red Tailed Hawks, and Blue Herons nest on the property or directly across the river. Robins routinely inhabit the trees directly above the sheltering Yurt.

When entering the 700 square foot Yurt, a 14’ high skylight inset in a mad array of knotty Aspen, draws you to its center. Here the fireplace anchors the middle and the remaining amenities unwind to the outside of the circumference. Here there is full ADA kitchen and ADA bathroom, queen size bed, dining table, and sitting area. The surrounding river, mountains and cultivated farmland can be viewed ten different ways through 8 windows and 2 French doors. Think of a random compass point and there you will find a window framing your gaze. There is an openness seldom seen in standard structures. After rubbernecking for a while, your first coherent thought is, ‘I can relax here’. And the reality is, you can.

'In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy. '

William Blake

Keywords: Riverfront


George Hall

Member Since 2010
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Mar 22, 2018
About George Hall

My name is George W. Hall III and I am a Sculptor with a masters in architecture from UCLA that built the VRBO property specifically for his 85 year old sculptor father. George w. Hall Jr. needed a place close to us to make sculpture,draw,read,and enjoy his remaining years with his golden retriever until the big thumb came out of the sky and squashed them both. We had the perfect location and you are looking at the result of a sons love of his father.The main house, not the rental, was placed on the Colorado Historical Register through the tireless efforts of my wife Devon VanDusen. Trust me, Without her input, your stay would be less enjoyable.

George Hall purchased this Studio in 2008

What makes this Studio unique

The property is 35 acres that meanders along the North Fork of the Gunnison River. There are 3 small tended fields on the upper sections of the property.This is where the brick house that is on the state register is situated. The lower sections range from unmanicured meadows with random succulents to stands old growth cottonwoods on the river bank. In the center of these trees stands a primitive 30'Yurt in its own natural clearing.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Fireplace
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Queen size Beds (1)


        • 1 Bathroom

            Location Type

              • Mountain View
              • Water View
                Hear and watch the river from inside or out on the deck.
              • Waterfront
                Deck walk goes to the edge of the river on the walkway, where two chairs will sit you comfortably to rest and enjoy.


                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Gas Fireplace
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Telephone
                  • Wireless Internet


                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                        No oven currently only stove top and microwave. Solar oven available on request!
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator


                          • CD Player


                              • Balcony
                              • Deck / Patio
                                Huge wrap around redwood deck with deck chairs, high top table and chairs, hammock and chairs next to the river.


                                  • limited accessibility
                                  • not suitable for children
                                  • wheelchair accessible

                                    Pool / Spa

                                      • Hot Tub
                                        Hot Spring Spa Two Person on deck next to river.


                                          • cinemas
                                          • festivals
                                          • library
                                          • live theater
                                          • restaurants
                                          • winery tours

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • antiquing
                                              • bird watching
                                              • boating
                                              • eco tourism
                                              • horseback riding
                                              • shopping
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • sledding
                                              • wildlife viewing

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • fitness center
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • laundromat
                                                  • massage therapist

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • mountain biking
                                                      • basketball court
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • fly fishing
                                                      • freshwater fishing
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • hunting
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • cross country skiing
                                                      • rafting
                                                      • rock climbing
                                                      • skiing
                                                      • snowboarding
                                                      • snowmobiling
                                                      • spelunking
                                                      • swimming
                                                      • water skiing

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        33 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews


                                                        Anna G.

                                                        If you want a relaxing getaway, look no further! The yurt is comfortable and fully appointed, especially for bookworms, game-nerds, and musicians (there is a piano!). The hot tub overlooks the mountains and the Gunnison river and is gorgeous at sunset. The hosts are friendly, responsive, and have a deep respect for the land and nature. There are also great attractions close by - lots of skiing (alpine, backcountry, XC), history (Carbondale, Redstone, Montrose), and sights (Canyon and state park).


                                                        Julie K.

                                                        We had a great time. The yurt is perfect. Beautiful surroundings and it has everything you would need to relax! Huge porch over the river, hot tub, hammock, fireplace. Our dog loved it best as the yard is fully enclosed and surrounded by the owners’ land which was great for walking! We were not familiar with this area of the state - lots to do! Great weather! Great people!

                                                        A beautiful retreat

                                                        Julian W.

                                                        What a special place! We enjoyed the tranquil and beautiful surroundings ...the yurt and it's most amazing deck is built right along the river. Sipping our morning coffee on the deck was a highlight for sure (as was soaking in the hot tub on the deck in the evenings). The owners are nice and have truly created a magical place.

                                                        Cozy, Comfortable and Plush at the Same Time

                                                        Irene J.

                                                        We loved our stay. The Yurt is a fun accommodation with all the comforts of home and the prestine feeling of a mindful retreat. I am enthusiastically sharing our experience with all our friends.

                                                        Absolutely wonderful

                                                        James B.

                                                        The yurt itself is charming, welcoming, comfortable and very nicely appointed. It's also situated in a lovely, private area. We stayed mid-October and the scenery was spectacular. Lounging in the hot tub with all the lights off afforded an astonishing view of the night's sky. The orchard next door has delicious food, and amazing hard and soft cider. Local wineries, local hikes and 4x4ing...really we couldn't have asked for a better experience.

                                                        The yurt is magical. This is my second trip and I will be back again.

                                                        Shannon S.

                                                        Nothing compares to the restorative experience of sitting above a rushing river. Thank you george and Devon for offering this special place.


                                                        Hotchkiss, CO, USA

                                                        Vineyard walking tours with tasting rooms just a few miles away on neighboring farms, Black Canyon National Monument located just 20 minutes away, New single track trails for mountain bikers located just outside Paonia, Walk along the rivers edge right here on the property on the lower acreage in the cottonwood forest, great for birding!


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                                                        33 Reviews
                                                        Exceptional 5/5
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