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caliharveys 06-29-2016 10:02 AM

Fortress Yurts - Are they still as bad as the Spirit Mtn. reviews?
 
Hello yurt loving friends! My wife and I are looking at purchasing a yurt to live in full time in coastal CA on a property that we caretake. We found the Fortress Yurt site online and were originally very excited by the solid windows, moderate prices, and the interior solid wood walls. After contacting the company a number of times, we found the reviews of the Spirit Mountain Yurts, then tracked down through the BBB that they are now operating as Fortress Yurts. So far the company has been excellent at communicating with us regarding our interest, and answering all the questions that we have. We have not had much luck finding positive reviews, or any information regarding the Fortress Yurts that have been purchased in the past few years. Has anyone purchased a Fortress Yurt since the name and management change? Is anyone having a good experience with this company? Any and all information would be good, especially any more recent information. Thanks for your help!

Bob Rowlands 06-29-2016 07:13 PM

Re: Fortress Yurts - Are they still as bad as the Spirit Mtn. reviews?
 
Unless you have dealt with them in person or have talked with friend that has done so, keep in mind it is all hearsay and gossip online. I have read the same gossip about them you have, and for sure they been smeared. Truth, exaggeration or falsehood, beats me. How would I know? There are ALWAYS two sides to every story. Anyway, good luck.

Jafo 06-30-2016 07:56 AM

Re: Fortress Yurts - Are they still as bad as the Spirit Mtn. reviews?
 
I would approach any company with caution who you cannot come up with any decent references for. That may be fair or unfair but that's just my personal policy.

If they are indeed responsive to your inquiries, as them if there are any recent customers whom they can refer you to for testimonials. If not, then I think that might go a long way in answering your question. :)

Good luck!

burkemclain 09-29-2016 02:48 PM

Re: Fortress Yurts - Are they still as bad as the Spirit Mtn. reviews?
 
Hey, recently found them, too. Any updates on this?

HawaiiYurts 10-10-2016 04:15 PM

Re: Fortress Yurts - Are they still as bad as the Spirit Mtn. reviews?
 
There are many excellent, proven manufacturers out there and coming from experience (not with Spirit Mtn, but with another less-than-stellar manufacturer), there is nothing quite like the frustration of spending a significant amount of money on a yurt and having no way to make it a good yurt. Just go with a top notch maker from the start. In the end, it will save you time, money, and lot's of stress wrinkles/gray hair. :D

Kristin 05-15-2017 11:52 AM

Re: Fortress Yurts - Are they still as bad as the Spirit Mtn. reviews?
 
Hi! I purchased a used yurt and it was from Spirit Mountain Yurts and it got damaged when the people who i purchased it from took it down. I was nervous because of the bad rap that Spirit Mountain had. I got in touch with Fortress Yurts to help me and they were awesome!!! They had the plans for the old yurts from Spirit Mountain. They spent a few hours total on the phone helping me and even gave me tips of how to fix things instead of buying everything new from them. I ended up only purchasing a few items from them and they also sent a ton of little things that they thought I would need for no charge. They told me to alert them the day I was erecting the yurt so that they could be available in case I needed them. And everyone was so so so kind. It was awesome doing business with them and I would highly recommend them.

Justlikesherlock 07-09-2017 06:21 PM

Re: Fortress Yurts - Are they still as bad as the Spirit Mtn. reviews?
 
I am currently setting up my fortress yurt and they have been amazing! so far so good. But I lost my instructions... does anyone have a copy of the guide book????

Ill post again after we finish building it.

Maryland Yurt Guy 10-19-2020 09:17 PM

Re: Fortress Yurts - Are they still as bad as the Spirit Mtn. reviews?
 
I've been the second owner of a 30' Fortress/Spirit Mnt Yurt for the last few years and can say with certainty that they did it right when it was erected. It has most of the upgrades and was built on perfect substrate with the perfect landscape... on a rural farm near Frederick. It has the 1 1/2"x6 yellow pine floors, french doors and two windows. The platform is solid, as is the three-layer vinyl up top. Now that the nights are getting colder... the woodstove is amazing! I would recommend this company to anyone interested in purchasing one.


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