A Burning Question…


Can I put a wood stove in my yurt? If I only had a dollar for every time I have been asked that!  The answer is, "of course you can!" My rough estimate is that 85 % (or higher) of our yurt buyers do just that. The only rule is that you MUST vent out through the side wall and NEVER through a vent … [Read more...]

It’s a Wrap!


As promised, let's wrap up our comments on this week's episode of HGTV's Design Stars.  First, I want to thank Colorado Yurts for loaning the three yurts for the designers to each create a bedroom oasis. It is a small community, and we all have to work together to create awareness of our wonderful … [Read more...]

HGTV Yurt Designers – winners and losers


Well I was certainly glued to the television last night watching HGTV's Design Stars 8th Episode from their seventh season. The designers were challenged to transform YURTS into fantasy bedroom suites! If you missed it here are some links to get you caught up: Episode summary. Pictures of … [Read more...]

HGTV’s Design Stars

Double beds

Yes, it's true! HGTV's 'Design Stars" is broadcasting an episode dedicated to making a yurt a bedroom sanctuary. Design Stars is HGTV's reality design show, similar to Project Runway or American Idol. This is their 8th episode of the season and there are only 3 designers left. Yurts are going to … [Read more...]

Why Our Eagle Yurt Soars Higher


I know many of you are out there "shopping" yurt prices. How do I know? Well ... because I get asked daily why our prices are slightly higher than the other two big yurt companies. So let’s talk about that - while our prices are very competitive, the Eagle is in a class of its own and … [Read more...]

It Takes a Village!


A Tribute to Mother's Day Sunday is Mother’s Day. There are those of you out there that think of this as a ridiculous holiday that Hallmark created to sell more cards.  To those folks I say, fine ... make a card instead. My mother kept a card for YEARS that I made as a toddler. My older … [Read more...]

Someone’s in the Kitchen with Dana!


Nobody likes to cook (and eat!) more than I do!  Aren’t we all passionate about our kitchens? It is the most important part of a home. It certainly is the heartbeat of a yurt! I get asked daily, “How do I put in a kitchen or a bath in my yurt?”  It is really a matter of preference, just like … [Read more...]

Codes and Regulations


As a general rule, the more organized the municipality the more hoops you will have to jump through to permit your Yurt. Big towns = big mentality = bigger problems.  Likewise, smaller towns seem to embrace the thought of yurts dotting their countryside. Just today I spoke with Mike, the Building … [Read more...]

The Dirt On Our Yurt Girl…


Meet Dana! I started at Rainier in 1996 and I can’t imagine working anywhere else! I truly love coming to work each day. My favorite local hangout spots are the Pike Place Market, the local dog park, and hiking the trails of the Cascade Mountains.  When I am not at work or home you can find me … [Read more...]