Most visitors come to Lyons to peruse the quaint shops along Main Street, go hiking and wildlife-spotting, or sample beers at Oskar Blues. More recently, however, the mountain town 17 miles north of Boulder is attracting a whole new clientele: tiny-house enthusiasts looking to test out the undersize digs at Lyons’ WeeCasa.
One of the largest tiny-house hotels in the world—”largest” meaning overall capacity—WeeCasa opened last year with 10 stand-alone units, many of which elegantly pack kitchenettes, bathrooms with showers and toilets, and queen-size beds into less than 300 square feet. After taking a break to add seven brand-new tiny homes with fresh layouts and designs, WeeCasa plans to have a grand reopening on April 20 (and will subsequently start taking reservations again). The pint-sized hotel sits near the St. Vrain River–adjacent River Bend event venue, making it a logical choice for guests who are already traveling to town for a wedding. However, owner and “WeeEO” Kenyon Waugh says, more and more people are coming to Lyons primarily for the tiny-home experience.