Tent FAQ

You Have Questions. We Have Answers.

Why Buy a Cimarron Tent Made by the Colorado Yurt Company?
We’ve got a way to get you where the only sounds are the winds in the pines or the waves lapping against your canoe–and we’ve got over thirty years of experience in helping people get there with our canvas tents, yurts and tipis. Same owners, same great service. You don’t stay in business that long unless you provide a quality product and back it up with superior service. Why so long and why so good? We love what we do and we love sharing it! We offer:

  • Two Canvas Tent Styles
  • Five Sizes
  • Dozens Of Options
  • Reinforced Stress Points
  • Fabric and Color Choices
  • Custom Sizes and Options Available
  • Unmatched Customer Service

How are your tents used?
Cimarron tents are used in many different ways by many different people. From open air, elegant dining solutions to home offices and guest quarters to hunting camp mess halls and more. The idea of spacious, hand crafted, durable, easily installed, dwellings appeal to many people.

How long does it take to set up a tent?
It depends on the size of the tent and options you’ve selected. Generally speaking, once you have your platform finished, the actual tent installation takes a few hours (the same goes for the outfitter tent).

Can tents be left up year ’round?
Absolutely. Our 15 ounce TuffStar fabric is your best choice if you are planning on making your tent a “permanent” structure. It has a durable acrilyc coating for protection from sun, rain, dirt, pollution and mildew. It is also flame resistant and marine boatshrunk. If you see the beginning of any mildew patches, scrub the area with a mild bleach solution (1/4 cup bleach in 2 gallons of warm water). Let stand for five minutes or so then rinse thoroughly with clear water. Make sure fabric is completely dry before storing.

How long will a tent last?
The tent frame will last a decade or more. The canvas fabric is a bit more variable. It could last just a couple of years or nearly as long as your frame. The life of the cover is highly dependent on the quality of fabric you choose, the climate your tent is located in, how long your tent is left up and how well you store it when you put it away. Our premier fabric, TuffStar provides the longest tent cover life. Your tent cover will last longer if it is not in a high UV area or an extremely wet area. It will also last longer if it is not left up year round, but you must be careful to store it completely dry and in a moisture-free area.

Caring for your Cimarron Tent

How do you store a tent?
Take off the tent fabric and fold it neatly when it is completely dry in a moisture-free area. Mice and other rodents can make a feast of a stored tent. You can protect the fabric from those little critters by storing it in a good quality plastic trash can with a tight fitting lid. When you store your frame, lay the wood flat on several boards so they have good air circulation around them.

Utilities

Can I install electricity?
If you have access to electricity on your property, the electrical lines can be run to any location under your tent and brought up through the floor. Outlets and light switches may then be placed wherever convenient. If you do not have access to electricity we recommend going solar! Contact Alternative Power Enterprises for more information–they’ll set you up with everything you need, from planning through installation.

How do I heat my tent?
Heating a tent is most often accomplished with a wood or gas stove vented through the wall. It is important to know the square footage of the area you will be heating when you go to purchase your stove.

Platforms

What kind of platform or deck does my tent require?
Your tent is designed to be built on a rectangular, raised platform. Most often this platform is built from wood or recycled composite decking material such as Trex. This platform allows you the flexibility of placing your tent on uneven terrain since the surface of the deck can be leveled by adjusting the height of the posts underneath. You are responsible for building the platform. It is not included in your tent kit. We are happy to provide you deck plans for both a simple wood platform or larger decks. These are especially useful in helping calculate your deck costs.

Will my tent come with a floor?
For a platform tent, the decking acts as the tent floor. For an outfitter tent, the sod cloth is an add-on option and recommended if you live in cool, damp places.

Shipping

How much will it cost to ship my tent?
Tent shipping costs depend on many factors including your shipping location, size of your tent and options selected. The costs vary widely from around $300 – $1,200 in the U.S. Overseas shipments run higher. The surest way to get an idea of what your shipping costs will be, is to give us a call at 800.288.3190. We are happy to provide you with a free shipping estimate.

How long will it take to get my tent?
Our tents are custom built. Your tent will usually be shipped from our shop 4-8 weeks after you place your order. Time in transit may range from 2-5 days in the U.S. up to a month or more for some overseas shipments. Please call 800.288.3190 to get an accurate ship date based on our current production schedule.

Can I pick my tent up at The Colorado Yurt Company?
You may pick your tent up at The Colorado Yurt Company providing you have an adequate vehicle to transport the yurt. We are required to collect Montrose city taxes on your tent if you pick it up directly from us. In most cases, when all costs are considered it is less expensive if we ship the tent to you. If you want a comparison of pick up versus shipping call 800.288.3190. We will be happy to figure the cost of both options for you.

 

Call us: 800-288-3190