WeeCasa Tiny House Resort
Nestled on the banks of the North Saint Vrain Creek in the heart of Lyons, the world’s largest tiny house resort — WeeCasa Tiny House Resort — is exactly what it sounds like. More than a dozen adorable 165–400-square-foot getaways are lined up in quaint rows with twinkling lights strung all around. Classic picnic tables and brightly colored Adirondack chairs peek out between the lodgings, just waiting for you to sit down and read a New York Times bestseller.
Perfect for couples, families and reunion-havers, each tiny home has a different theme. From the Ski Haus (think: a ski-run shower curtain) to the Judy Blue Eyes (the common areas are covered in reclaimed, turquoise wood), there is something for everyone. And while these are small spaces, they still have all the amenities — cozy bathrooms, French-press coffeemakers, kitchenettes with a cooktop, luxury bedding and extra thick towels.
What makes it special?
The hotel was formed as a partnership between Lyons neighbors recovering from a devastating flood that changed the landscape of the community. So, when you stay, you are making a huge impact on this charming foothills hamlet.
The most “Colorado” thing about this place
Since the resort is located on the burbling creek, it offers private access. If you really want to wake yourself up each morning, run down there and put a toe into the chilly snow-melt water.
The community feel of this place is the coolest amenity! As dusk begins, head out to the lawn to grill up somethin’ good while the kiddos (and the little ones at heart) play cornhole, bocce and volleyball. Pick up s’mores supplies from the St. Vrain Market Deli & Bakery (a four-minute walk) and get slightly sticky making a treat at the communal fire pits.
Best room to book
The Gnome Home is a must-book. You might think you’re on the set of “The Hobbit,” but don’t worry — you haven’t entered a portal to New Zealand. Enter through the low, circular door and you’ll be greeted with high, wood ceilings and a spacious kitchen. The stairway has a handrail that looks like a tree branch for a real you’ve-set-foot-in-the-forest vibe. Both tykes and adults will love sleeping in comfortable loft beds.
Our favorite traveler review
“We had a group of eight to celebrate a 50-year, high-school mini reunion. We rented the Cedar Queen and Lily Pad tiny homes. We loved our experience! The "wee gathering" location was perfect so we could all dine comfortably together, and then sit out and reminisce around the fire pit. Lovely location on the river with beautiful stone cliff backdrop. Short walk to downtown Lyons for food and shopping. Highly recommend you give it a try for a whole new lodging experience.” — Jan J., Tripadvisor
Things to see & do nearby
Lyons is a quaint municipality with shops and restaurants located on two blocks of Main Street. Pop into Barking Dog Cafe for a warm coffee or try different flavors of butter at Bella La Crema, the world’s first butter bar. Drink a Dale’s Pale Ale at the OG Oskar Blues or learn about the area’s history at the Lyons Redstone Museum. Drop your kayak or tube into the whitewater park at LaVern M. Johnson Park or visit during July for RockyGrass, an almost 50-year-old bluegrass festival at Planet Bluegrass, a 20-acre music venue.
Photos courtesy of WeeCasa Tiny House Resort