Back country Yoga Adventure Weekend

NM
12 reviews
Jul 26 - 29, 2018
Group size: 5-14
Back country Yoga Adventure Weekend
OPUS Hut

12 reviews

$450
Deposit: $275
Jul 26 - 29, 2018
Group size: 5-14

About this trip

Adventure is calling!


Ever wanted to journey to the back country to the ultimate Glamping (glamorous camping) cabin? Want to travel to a destination off the beaten path that requires some rough dirt road driving knowing once you arrive you'll only have to travel by mountain bike or your own two feet to explore? A place where the stars shine bright at night, unhindered by light pollution, where wildflowers are lush, the hikes lead to crystal blue alpine lakes and the meals are all cooked on site for you?


Oh yeah and there's yoga and coffee?


This re:treat is for you!


The OPUS is located near the top of Ophir Pass (county road 8) which connects Colorado Hwy. 145 on the west side to Hwy. 550 on the east side, five miles north of Silverton. This dirt road is well maintained on the east side of the pass (Silverton side - Hwy. 550), passable in a two wheel drive vehicle, with one small creek crossing. High clearance and 4wd is required if coming from the Ophir side. The town of Ophir, at the base of the pass, is twelve miles south of Telluride, Colorado. The drive to the hut is 3.5 miles from either side of the pass.


The hut itself is located 1/2 mile east of OPhir Pass, just off San Juan County Road 8. There is safe parking along the road as well as in a small pullout uphill of the road. There is a small sign for the OPUS on the road, from here follow the hiking trail uphill to the east 1/4 mile.


About the hut:

The OPUS hut has solar powered lighting and 110 volt outlets for charging electronic devices.


Comforters and pillows are provided for your stay. Guests are expected to provide their own sleeping bag liner.


In the summer months, one can drive to within 1/4 mile of the hut.


The hut has filtered drinking water, hot and cold tap water, and indoor composting toilets.


Meals include afternoon soup, dinner and breakfast the following morning. OPUS staff can accommodate special dietary needs as well. A-la-carte snacks, trail snacks and appetizers are also available.


Beer, Wine and a limited selection of spirits are available from the bar. Cash and credit cards are excepted at the hut.



Hut etiquette

All guests are responsible for their own personal trash, pack it in, pack it out.

Lights out at 10 PM – solar power is limited, respect other hut guests.

By state law – Alcoholic beverages not purchased at the hut, are not allowed in the hut.

Leave boots and wet gear in the entry, liners can be dried behind the wood stoves.

Please keep personal gear out of the Living area.

Please keep your food contained and organized in the storage bins provided.

Limited cool food storage is available at the hut, plan accordingly.

Please conserve water, there is limited supply from roof collection.

Lodging options

Sleeping Rooms Layout- I will do the best I can to accommodate roommate requests. I will not put two people who don't know each other in a queen bed however if you sign up with a friend and would like to share a queen please let me know when booking. 

 


Loft West – 5 space room

This room is located upstairs and can sleep  5 people. There are 3 singles together side by side and a queen bed.


Loft East – 5 space room

This room is located upstairs and can sleep up to 5 people. There are 3 singles together side by side and two single bunks.


Down East – 3 space room

This room is located down-stairs on the ground level and can sleep up to 3 people. There is a queen bed and a single bunk.


Down West – 3 space room

This room is located down-stairs on the ground level and can sleep up to 3 people.  There is a queen bed and a single bunk.

What’s included

  • Meals
    Specializing in catering to dietary restrictions (vegetarian, allergies) but please let me know under booking
  • Guided hikes
    There are four alpine lakes within two miles of the OPUS, and more a little further out, great for an afternoon dip or fishing at Crystal lake, Clear lake or Island lake
  • 4-5 yoga/meditations
  • Yogi magee swag
  • Alcohol
    Because the OPUS is a licensed tavern in the state of Colorado, any personal alcohol is not permitted at the hut. Option to purchase there.
  • Transportation
    Please let me know if you need a ride from the base of Ophir pass
  • Trip Insurance
  • Mountain bikes
    option to bring your own bike and fishing gear

Available options

Bring your dog! 1000 left
$140

Your Organizer


NM
Natalie Magee
12 reviews
I'm a full time adventurer and part-time flight attendant. My passion is teaching yoga, cycle, barre and boot camps along with hiking Colorado's 14ers, blogging, soy lattes and travel. My company Yogi Magee Expeditions is designed to take people off their mats and into the wild for an experience they'll never forget.

Reviews

AL
This was my first time attending a yoga retreat and I had an amazing time! 10/10 would go again! The city of Telluride is beautiful, and the events that Natalie had prepared for the group was fun. With doing early morning yoga on top of the morning, roaming the town, the hikes, and the bonding with strangers it's a great experience. If you're on the fence for booking this retreat or any of Natalie's - DO IT! You won't regret it!
CS
I have attended a few of Natalie's retreats and they have all been great! The mix of yoga, adventure and down time really gives you a well-rounded experience. She does a great job of curating hikes, yoga locations and in-town events. Honestly, you will not find a better priced retreat.
KJ
This was my first yoga retreat, and I thought everything about it was awesome. Natalie has really nailed down the details and itinerary, while also being flexible so everyone can have their own time if needed. The trip was both relaxing and challenging, which made the whole weekend exciting. Natalie picked a variety of hikes so we could see all kinds of Telluride beauty! The lodging was great and right in town, and the breakfasts that were included were awesome. Overall, it was a great trip because all you have to do is sign up and show up, and the rest is taken care of! I will definitely be going on more of Natalie's retreats, and would recommend them to anyone! Thanks Natalie!!
KD
What a wonderful time my friend and I had on our Glamping retreat!!!! Natalie and Margaret made everyone comfortable and at ease. I already signed up for her Telluride retreat next August.
LS
Hands down the best retreat I've been to! I've been in envy of others who have attended this Telluride retreat for the past few years and decided this was MY year to make it happen. It was truly the best investment in me; worth every dollar spent and the somewhat difficult challenge of flying in and traveling there. I would do it over and over and over again. From the moment of arrival Natalie made everyone feel welcomed; she had an evening of "getting to know one another" activities lined up and the laughter started flowing immediately. It's a rare occasion that 25 women come together in close living quarters with strangers and enjoy spending every waking moment together. This trip was the exception. I left this week with 24 new friends and some who I have since seen again with intention of staying connected to all. Natalie's organization and flow of events went smoothly, and most of all I appreciated that each yoga practice catered to the events of the day. There were no expectations aside of opening your mind and releasing any and all negativity. Hikes and yoga sessions are designed for any ability level and everyone supports one another, it was truly magical. The via ferrata - never in my wildest ideas did I think I would scale that wall in Telluride. Never. I have a serious fear of heights; but this was a trip for me to leave all fears behind and open my mind to new experiences - so I soaked it up and scaled that wall. Crushed that fear! I highly recommend retreats with Natalie. She knows what she's doing, incorporates options for all ability levels, and certainly knows how to throw a party. Best decision ever.
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