04/13 Inside Colorado’s First Tiny-House Hotel

one of the WeeCasa tiny houses

one of the WeeCasa tiny houses

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.

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Elaine Walker