Traditional Mongolian-Style Yurt for a Glamping Getaway in Crowsnest Pass, AlbertaColeman, Alberta (Canada)
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Guests can experience the Mongolian spirit on Canadian soil in this traditional style yurt in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. This property has taken the glamping experience to a sustainable-eco level, by adding solar power, propane-fueled heating and refrigeration, and composting toilets. The hosts hope guests can find the comforts of living off-grid that they have, and help create a glamping experience everyone can appreciate.
Up to four guests can enjoy the comfort of a queen-size bed and a double bed. An air mattress can be provided should additional space be needed. The hosts will leave ample linens, comforters, and towels for a pampered glamping getaway. Guests have access to bright yurt-washroom, about a 50-foot walk away, as well as an in-yurt port-a-potty for middle of the night use. This 20' yurt is insulated and heated for winter stays. It is an exceptional glamping experience in the quiet and crispness of the fall and winter months.
A second accommodation, a tented cabin, is situated about 80 feet away from the yurt, and can be requested for larger groups. Extra fees apply, guests should message the host for details. Guests should note that guests on the property share the yurt washroom, kitchen barbecue, and picnic table area.
Cooking equipment includes a microwave, a toaster oven, a hotplate, and a propane barbecue, and the hosts will include the cooking utensils and dining-ware needed. There's ample food storage, with an eight-cubic-foot fridge, as well as in-yurt bar sized fridge. Guests can enjoy it all in the picnic area near the enchanted forest. The property's "backyard' is a special treat when the sun sets and the night time skies come alive. A propane fire pit is supplied for bonfires.
Back inside, the yurt's dome gives an amazing view of the sky. It is the chance to sleep under the stars in a real bed, a unique and relaxing getaway. The Crowsnest Pass region ranks internationally as a hiker's haven. Additionally, it offers some of the best fly-fishing, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing in the world. Plus, there are dozens of natural and historic landmarks. Nearby attractions include the Fernie Ski Resort, Frank Slide, the historical sites of the Crowsnest Pass, and Waterton Lakes National Park/Unesco World Heritage Site. Read More
- Hot water
- Air mattress
- Cell service
- Running water
- 1 Queen-size bed
- 1 Double bed
- Hot plate
- Picnic area
- Outdoor furniture
- Shared Kitchen
- Dining table
- Fire pit
- Kitchen equipment
- Shared Barbecue
With all of the wonderful facilities offered, guests will have everything they need and more to have a comfortable stay, including parking for two vehicles. A toasty fire pit, rustic picnic table, campfire seating, and solar lighting set the scene for comfortable outdoor living. The resort bathrooms, showers, and laundry facilities are approximately a four-minute walk away.
One note about this type of yurt: this traditional structure is authentic and handmade. Because it's makeup is mostly natural materials, like a cotton-based canvas cover and sheep's wool insulation, it is considered a healthier option, due to its breathability. There are rarely problems with poor ventilation or condensation like in the American spin-off vinyl yurts.
Basic cooking appliances are be found in the yurt-kitchenette, but also supplied is a propane barbecue.
The town of Coleman (a three-minute drive away, or a 20-minute walk), has a long list of pubs, restaurants, and coffee shops. Some of them include: Tindogs Pub, RumRunner restaurant, Cinnamon Bear Cafe, Chris' restaurant, Limber Pine restaurant. There are many more in Blairmore (10-minute drive), and Bellevue (15-minute drive). Read More
The glamping site is equipped with a propane fire pit, a picnic table area, a yurt bathroom, with a shower and a composting toilet, and a kitchenette. Hammocks and camp chairs are also supplied, and shared with other overnight guests.
Location + Surroundings
- National Park
Glampers yearning to get away from it all in Canada's majestic Rocky Mountains should look no further than this traditional Mongolian-style yurt located in the Crowsnest Pass of southern Alberta. The property exudes serenity and seclusion amid nature, making it ideal for those looking to get reconnected with their natural surroundings and to escape the fast pace of everyday life. It is encompassed by picturesque towering trees and lush vegetation—vibrant and green in the warmer months; a glistening snowy wonderland in the winter. Located in the heart of the alpine meadows, providing glampers with a wide array of outdoor entertainment options. Read More
- Bird watching
- Water sports
- Winter sports
- Stand-up paddleboarding
The yurt's sublime location amid nature makes it abundant in outdoor activities— the simplest and most inclusive of which is stargazing. It could be right from the comfort of the cozy queen-size bed, with the dome open above. Or by siting on the Adirondack chairs and soaking up the sunset and stunning Crowsnest Pass valley view.
Hiking enthusiasts can ascend one of the many nearby trails to be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of the natural surrounding beauty. Cycling buffs can challenge some of the best terrains in the world; the region's cross-country ski trails are groomed to challenge the elite in the sport and the nearby Allison Creek area is so scenic, it is at times called "Allison Wonderland." The ultra-marathon Sinister Seven happens there every July (inspired by the Seven Sisters Mountain). It's a 100-mile course (161 kilometers) split into seven stages and takes participants to over 6,400 meters of elevation gain and a span of two days to complete.
For relief on a hot summer day, guests can journey to Chinook Lake and instantly cool down with a refreshing swim in its turquoise water. Many travelers enjoy the easy hour-long hike that circles the lake. Other aquatic activities include trout fishing, kayaking, or paddle-boarding. Because motorized equipment is not allowed on this lake, it's a great spot to just experience some quiet reflective time with friends or family.
Guests can go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing for a unique experience right from this yurt's location. Those looking to day trip can get their adrenaline pumping on the slopes of Powderkeg Ski Hill in the town of Blairmore (15-minute drive), the internationally renowned Fernie Ski Resort (30-minute drive), or Castle Mountain Ski Resort (45-minute drive). Golf fanatics can practice a few swings at Crowsnest Golf Club and Country Club, an easy 10-minute drive away.
Guests who love sightseeing and history will have fun in this region. From the Frank Slide Interpretative Center to Leitch Colleries and the Hillcrest Mine Disaster, there is no shortage of stories to hear about the development of the Pass. Guests can hire a local tour company if they would like an escorted tour of the region. Foodies will be busy with specialty coffee shops and pubs, as well as a whole range of restaurants with fantastic offerings. The Holy Ghost Music Hall draws live music buffs with bluegrass-folk-rock bands most weekends at the Greenhill Hotel. Crowsnest Pass Heritage Festival is held early August each year.
For a change of scenery, guests can spend the day in Waterton Lakes National Park, conveniently located just over an hour away from the sight. Here, glampers will have a plethora of activities available.
- Check-in: from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
- Infants allowed Under 2 years old
- Children allowed 2-12 years old
- No Pets allowed
- No smoking
- No parties
- No events
- Some spaces are shared
Accesibility & Safety
- Fire extinguisher
- First aid kit
- You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.
This accommodation runs solar-generated electricity, including powering kitchen small appliances, heaters, and lights. There is no Wi-Fi connection. Guests are reminded to pack slippers in the winter months.
The port-a-potty inside the yurt is easy to manage if guests would like to use it. Compostable bags are supplied, the hosts only ask that they are disposed of in the garbage if guests do use it. The yurt washroom is a short walk away. It's for all guests' use and includes a composting toilet, a sink, and a warm shower. Guests should be prudent in using only the water required for a comfortable shower as the supply may be limited.
Guests should inquire about bringing a pet. Pets can cause damage, and the hosts ask that they are not allowed on furniture or beds. Failure to adhere to this rule may risk the damage deposit. Also, guests should remember that they are in the wilderness, and a pet encounter with any wild animal is beyond the hosts control.
The location of the property is special in that it's perched on a spectacular hillside. The hosts caution that there is a drop-off to the ravine and creek below. Guests should supervise children at all times when visiting, as there is mountainous terrain. Also, because of the natural forested area, there are protruding tree branches, holes, bumps, and tree roots to navigate. Guests should always take a flashlight when out at night. In the rarest expected circumstances, the hosts suggest that guests bring bear-spray for protection, and that they know how to use it, in advance of going on an adventure.
Guests must advise if they have an allergy to feathers or wool since that is typically the makeup of the bedding. The host has alternative options available for guests with the aforementioned allergies.
The hosts will expect smokers to be dedicated in managing discarded butts in order to help to prevent fires. Read more