Perhaps you envision:
a cozy apres-ski yurt warming hut.
a memorable yurt dining and events option for your restaurant or ranch.
a farm to yurt table solution for cold-weather crops.
a tasting yurt nestled into your vinyard.
your own yurt art studio.
a calming yurt spa or massage studio.
Where do you see yourself? Where is your Secret Creek and what are you doing?
Secret Creek’s beautiful, handcrafted Colorado Yurts shelter your dreams.
Owning one can change your life.
What is a Yurt?
A yurt is an ancient shelter design originally developed over three thousand years ago by nomadic peoples living on the rugged, windswept steppes of Central Asia. Traditionally wrapped in animal skins, furs or felts, the outside of the yurt was traditionally decorated with symbolic designs that represented each group’s cultural heritage. And the structure’s pièce de résistance, the ceiling window centered at the top of the yurt, was a highly-valued heirloom passed down from generation to generation.
In the Turkic languages, these shelters were known as “jurts”, but other civilizations have known them as a “ger” in Mongolian and as “yurta” in the Russian language (because of their long history of use in the region now known as Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan). In fact, in Kazakh and Kyrgyz, these shelters are so woven into their culture that the term “Ata-Zhurt” quite literally means “Father’s House” and represents the native land of one’s ancestors.
But when we say these structures have a rich and deep history in human civilization, we’re not just speaking of history in Central Asia!
People have long-regarded these structures as both profoundly beautiful and elegantly simple, as far back as Herodotus, an ancient Greek historian and geographer that lived in the ancient Greek city of Halicarnassus (now part of modern-day Turkey). He was the first to document this nomadic shelter and mentioned them in his seminal work Historia, the founding work of history in Western literature. In fact, the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) deemed these structures to be an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
“The importance of intangible cultural heritage is not the cultural manifestation itself but rather the wealth of knowledge and skills that is transmitted through it from one generation to the next.” -UNESCO
Why a Yurt?
Do you love…
safety, security and warmth?
building unique memories?
strengthening the connection between people and the outdoors?
merging cultural traditions with modern ingenuity?
rugged, adventurous experiences?
luxurious placemaking in nature?
finding your own secret creek?
Colorado Yurts can provide these (and many more) opportunities to help bring your dreams to fruition.
Our next-generation yurts take all the ingenuity of ancient structural designs and add engineered strength, durable outdoor fabrics, and the same handcrafted quality we’ve been crafting for decades. The structural integrity of one of our engineered yurts is based on several factors working together. Engineers and artists alike agree that the results are visually and mathematically poetic.
Explore My Yurt to learn all about our quality and craftsmanship; structural components like walls, windows, and insulation; deck designs and plans; interior inspirations; and floor plan examples. And for those who see poetry in the details, you’ll also find all of our technical specifications, including how to pitch a yurt.
Dreams begin with a seed.
Our Inspiration Gallery is a vast garden to explore. It’s full of ideas that will inspire and motivate your own dreams from building your first yurt house or yurt cabin to designing your ideal camping yurt where you can choose to fully lean into rugged simplicity or luxurious glamping. Yurts reflect the personalities of the people who love them — explore our Inspiration Gallery to help discover yours!
Don’t fret over the details. Buying a Colorado Yurt is a joyous occasion – so let’s make this 100% stress-free. Take the guesswork out of the design process by selecting one of our complete yurt packages. We’ve designed our packages around all of our customer’s favorite features, so you can spend more time at your Secret Creek.
Customize Your Yurt
We try to take the guesswork out of buying a yurt, but some people enjoy hand-selecting every detail. If you want to select features a la cart, you’ll want to learn more about how to customize your yurt.
You have questions? We have answers.
Do you want a broad overview of how to get started? We’ve got you covered.
Do you want to get into the weeds on something more specific? We’ve got that covered too.
We’ve been building yurts for a long time, so we’ve honed decades of experience in how to guide and educate future and current Colorado Yurt owners.
Are you looking for handy links and downloads for technical and instructional info about yurts?
Explore our support resources like deck ideas, interior ideas, pitching instructions, cleaning and care of your yurt fabric, stovepipe installation, commercial specs, and more!