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“Special Treat in the Outdoors with the Comforts of Home”

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Tennessee Pass Sleep Yurts
Denver, Colorado
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“Special Treat in the Outdoors with the Comforts of Home”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Read the review by Lee H from Parker CO, very informative about the yurts and their amenities.

We went here last night for my husbands 40th birthday. We had heard good things so my expectations were high, especially given the cost. Not much snow yet, so it was a gradual one mile hike rather than the snowshoe we planned. We carried our own stuff as we are used to back packing, but they were more than happy to take our bags to the yurt for us. Due to the lack of snow, there were no other people staying in the sleep yurts, but it was still very beautiful and we had the place to our self all weekend. We arrived early at 3PM so we were able to see the great views and the sunset before the sun went down. As we walked past the Cookhouse on the way to our Sleep Yurt, the chef came outside and greeted us and offered to take a picture of us, very nice! When we returned to the Cookhouse later for dinner it was already dark, so we didn't take advantage of the nice deck out front that evening for sunset, but we returned this morning after leaving our sleep yurt with our thermos of coffee and sat there for a while, very peaceful and beautiful morning light on the mountains across the valley.

We stayed at the Belvedere Yurt, seemed to have the best views. The Yurt was very comfortable and felt a lot more like a bed and breakfast than a yurt or many of the 10th Mountain Division Huts we had stayed in before. It was very romantic and while it can sleep 6 people, it was just the two of us. I could see this being a great experience for a family too. The beds were very comfy with the heads toward the wood stove, which also allowed you to look out the windows at the views of the mountains in the morning. At night the views were of the stars through the clear dome at the top of the tent. The kitchen had all the necessities and the propane stove and wood burning stove were easy to use and kept the place fairly warm. They also provided down slipper boots to keep your feet warm while walking around in the yurt. We really enjoyed it and I think my pictures will describe it better than I can. I did 't take pictures inside the outhouse, but it is new and very clean, wood seat (less cold than a metal one), and plenty of toilet paper and hand sanitizer, and didn't smell.

We had dinner at the Cookhouse, delicious. We brought in our own breakfast rather than taking them up on their offer for a catered breakfast since I have some dietary limitations and my husband is kind of a coffee geek and was looking forward to making his own coffee (even though they provide it at the sleep yurt). I did have some of the hot cocoa and hot cider they provide and both were tasty.

We can't wait to go back again some day.

Room Tip: Belvedere Yurt has best views.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Our family recently spent the evening at one of the four yurts at the Tennessee Pass yurts. What a cool experience. The hike in is about a mile and a half and is right through the woods. My husband and I stopped at the cookhouse for a bottle of wine and a great view. We had our food delivered to our yurt - the meatloaf was amazing. Our boys loved playing checkers and cards with us. The coziness of the fire all night was the best. The staff is there for you and are very friendly and accommodating. There are also hiking trails that we ventured on. Again, a really great experience!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 31, 2012

The Tennessee Pass Cookhouse has been a unique dining option available at the base of Ski Cooper for years. In fall of 2011 they added overnight sleeping accommodations that present an equally amazing adventure - 2 sleep yurts (a tent like dwelling of the Mongol and Turkic peoples of central Asia, consisting of a cylindrical wall of poles in a lattice arrangement with a conical roof of poles, both covered by felt or skins).

These yurts are beautiful and sleep 6 in 3 beds (one set of beds were bunk beds). Upon check in at the Nordic center, the owner/manager helped us load our bags into a snow mobile trailer, and then headed up to the yurt to deliver our bags and start the wood stove. We cross country skied up to the yurt (trail passes are free with yurt rentals. Our equipment rentals were free because we had dinner at the Cookhouse).

The yurts have wood stove heat, a sink with running water, a gas burner, solar lights, and are generously stocked with tea, coffee, hot chocolate and cider. It has a full complement of pots, pans, wine glasses, dishes and silver ware. We dined at the Cookhouse which is an awesome but expensive experience. Next time we might just pack up dinner makings, boil some crab legs or something easy.

The views are amazing. The toilet facilities are an outhouse. It's a nice clean, brand new outhouse but it is still a detached outhouse.

The unit came with cozy slippers for lounging or slipping out to the outhouse. The staff couldn't have been nicer. We spent the morning after our stay enjoying the cross country skiing before our return into town.

Room Tip: There are only 2 yurts and both of them are equally great.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Tennessee Pass Sleep Yurts
Address: Leadville, CO
Location: United States > Colorado > Leadville
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Ranked #2 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Leadville
Number of rooms: 2

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