Traditional Mongolian-Style Yurt for a Glamping Getaway in Crowsnest Pass, AlbertaColeman, Alberta (Canada)
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Experience the Mongolian spirit on Canadian soil in this traditional style yurt in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Up to four guests can enjoy the serenity and comfort of a queen and double size bed. An air mattress can be provided should additional space be needed. The hosts will leave ample linens, comforters and towels for a pampered stay. Guests have access to bright & modern bathroom/shower/laundry facilities a mere 4 minute walk away. This 20' yurt is insulated & heated for winter stays. It is an exceptional experience in the quiet and crispness of the fall and winter months.
Cooking equipment includes microwave, toaster oven, hotplate, and an electric barbecue; and the hosts will include all the cooking utensils and dining-ware needed. There's ample food storage with a 10 cubic foot 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 nighttime skies come alive. The firewood is supplied for guests to have a bonfire, but it is up to guests bring the marshmallows!
Back inside, the yurt's dome gives an in-real-time view of the sky. Day or night; it is the chance to sleep under the stars, in a real bed.
The Crowsnest Pass region ranks internationally and offers some of the best fly-fishing, mountain biking, and cross country skiing. 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
- Queen-size bed
- Double bed
- Hot plate
- Picnic area
- Outdoor furniture
- Kitchen equipment
- Shared Kitchen
- Shared Barbecue
- Dining table
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 facility 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 spinoff vinyl yurts.
Location + Surroundings
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 provides glampers with a wide array of outdoor entertainment options. Read More
- Bird watching
- Winter sports
- Water 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! The property has the best dark skies to take it all in. It could be right from the comfort of the cozy, queen-size bed, with the dome open. Whether guests chose inside or out, they're in for a sky sprinkled with more diamond-like stars than they've ever seen before.
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 regions cross-country ski trails are groomed to challenge the elite in the sport; the closeby Allison Creek area so scenic for both, it is at times called "Allison Wonderland." The ultra-marathon Sinister 7 happens here 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 clear turquoise water. Many travelers enjoy the easy 45-minute 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 a friend or family.
Guests can go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing for a unique experience right from this yurt's location. Those looking to daytrip can get their adrenaline pumping on the slopes of Powderkeg Ski Hill in the town of Blairmore (15 min drive), the internationally renowned Fernie Ski Resort (30-minute drive), or Castle Mountain Ski Resort (45 min drive). Golf fanatics can practice a few swings at Crowsnest Golf Club & Country Club, an easy 10-minute drive away.
Love sightseeing and history? Guests will love this region. From the Frank Slide Interpretative Centre 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 you'd 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 cuisine 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: 03:00 p.m.
- Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
- Infants allowed Under 2 years old
- Children allowed 2-12 years old
- No smoking
- No parties
- Some spaces are shared
Accesibility & Safety
- Fire extinguisher
- You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.
- You will be charged for one full night’s stay plus 50% of the cost of the rest of the stay if you cancel within 7 days of check-in.
Staying in a yurt is very special—and very unique! On arrival, guests may find the space chilly, but it warms quickly with the heaters provided and a hot drink. The hosts have furnished the yurt in an attempt to provide conveniences for relaxing, food prep, and some special moments inside and out. For example: if sleeping under the stars is on someone's bucket list, but sleeping on the ground is not, this yurt is the best compromise. Curling up in the cozy, queen-size bed with the ceiling dome open on a clear night is a combination many travelers rave about.
This accommodation has standard electricity, including kitchen small appliances, heaters, and an electric barbecue. There is no Wi-Fi connection. Guests are reminded to pack slippers in the winter months.
A $250 CAD refundable damage deposit is required.
Pets are not welcome. Outdoor furniture is provided, including chairs and roasting sticks, as well as extra covers for a cozy nights sleep.
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.
Smoking is prohibited.
Additional fees apply. Read More