Are you planning a wedding? Do you need some “me” time to relax and rejuvenate? The Cedars Ranch is a new wellness retreat and wedding venue situated among oaks and cedars in the Texas hill country just 40 minutes from Austin.
Bill and Marilyn Orr and their crew have been working hard to be ready for a spring 2019 opening. They’re completing buildings and outdoor spaces that fully embrace the beauty of their surroundings and create a one-of-a-kind destination. The property has indoor and outdoor spaces, including the light-filled Great Hall (seating 200), outdoor tree-lined Plaza (seating 250), high character Event Bar, intimate organic flower Garden and Gazebo, and many outdoor wedding ceremony sites under majestic live oaks.
They also have a beautifully-outfitted thirty-foot Colorado Yurt available as their only on-site accommodation. It’s available to rent by the night, or can be a memorable bridal suite as part of a wedding experience.
The team at The Cedars Ranch wanted a unique structure for their guests. They chose a yurt because it met all the requirements: lighter footprint on the earth, speed of construction, spacious interior and available options. Bonus features are the comforting atmosphere of a round structure and the ability to see the moon and stars through the yurt dome.
The Cedars Ranch yurt interior was designed by a pro (Amy Jameson out of Austin)- incorporating absolutely all the essentials into the 706 square feet. The yurt has a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, dining area, sitting area and a large outdoor deck to extend the living space. They have a mini-split for heating and cooling, and a graceful oversized ceiling fan to move air through the space.
The Cedars Ranch inspired us at Colorado Yurt with the beautiful custom touches they added to the yurt. First, they painted all interior wood white, making for a seamless and clean look inside the yurt. They painted their doors and window frames black, creating drama and a modern design aesthetic. The cool, tranquil color scheme provides respite from the summer heat.
We were happy to help them with this important addition to their business. They said, “Colorado Yurt Company was very helpful. We had questions-many questions- and often. They were patient, helpful and were able to deliver the yurt to us in just a few weeks. We did our research. Colorado Yurt has quality, options, customer service and competitive pricing.”
Their yurt guests have left glowing reviews:
“The eco-yurt was really lovely. The pictures didn’t do it justice! The yurt was comfortable even in the scorching Texas summer. We would highly recommend this experience to anyone!”
“We had a lovely stay in the eco-yurt at Cedars Ranch. It was exactly what we needed- peaceful and relaxing. The yurt was cozy and thoughtfully decorated and had everything you could need. The hospitality and small touches really make this place unique.”