The ever-sturdy and durable yurt has been around for centuries. The cabin-tent hybrid has a long history as a reliable structure that can withstand some of the harshest elements while providing an unfussy form of shelter that somehow manages to be cozy despite its utilitarian nature. Today, yurt camping is still popular for that exact reason, and renting one is a great way to spend time outside, be it as a luxury glampsite in California or a rustic, no-frills getaway in the remote wilderness of Minnesota.
Whatever your style of adventure may be, there is a yurt out there for you. Looking for the perfect place to spend a long weekend? Here’s our guide to the top yurt rentals in every corner of the United States.
Vibe: Home Sweet Yurt
Get cozy in a rustic custom glamping yurt from Wylder near the idyllic Lake Tahoe. This all-season campground keeps the feel-good vibes high with little touches like a cafe that serves up three home cooked meals, and a private soaking hot tub.
Vibe: Soak Up Nature
Come for the experience of recharging in a charming yurt, but stay for the private soaking tub and saltwater infinity pool. Blackberry Yurt’s private, wooded setting combined with all the creature comforts you could need is glamorous camping at its finest.
Vibe: Desert Sanctuary
Have an entire desert compound to yourself at Eye of the Desert’s five-acre property that includes a safari tent, three trailers, a main cabin, and of course, a yurt. Grab your crew, pick a weekend, and call dibs on this dreamy desert yurt.
Vibe: Cascade Dreams
Get swept away into an idyllic slice of Pacific Northwest paradise in the Northern Cascades during a stay at this tranquil yurt. Surrounded by lush forest and nearby to hiking trails with breathtaking views, it even comes with a robe and slippers for some proper unwinding.
Vibe: Bare Necessities
Reconnect with nature at one of Doe Bay’s unfussy on- or off-grid yurts in the stunning San Juan Islands. The pared-back yurts keep things simple, but enjoying a nourishing meal at the onsite farm-to-table restaurant and having a steep in the natural hot springs make for a true glamping feel.
Vibe: Blue Ridge Escape
Just south of Asheville in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this cozy vacation rental puts visitors only two miles away from a network of scenic hiking trails and waterfalls. Relax on the large deck, cook up a southern dish on the grill, and enjoy the small luxuries of glamping.
Vibe: Off-Grid Oasis
Disconnect and get your off-grid fix in a rustic yurt that’s tucked away in the foothills of the Great Smokey Mountains. The glamping getaway sleeps up to four and comes with a fire pit and jacuzzi for ultimate relaxation.
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Vibe: Bougie Treehouse
Shack up in a 350-square-foot treehouse yurt built around an old-growth cypress tree in the scenic Texas Hill Country. Despite its tiny footprint, the aerial yurt offers a wraparound porch, king-sized beds, and waterfall tub made from locally-sourced materials.
Book this secluded, no-frills yurt for a remote glamping experience in Minnesota’s famed Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Explore the nearby lakes by canoe and retreat to the comfort of a quiet yurt at night.
Vibe: Sunrise Seclusion
A sparse and simple interior ensures that all the focus will be on what’s outside of the Moenkopi Yurts rather than the inside. Explore Moab’s famed desert landscape, jaw-dropping canyons, and endless trails before retreating to the comfort of your yurt for the night—that is, unless you can resist an impossibly starry night sky.
Vibe: Rocky Coast
These spacious yurts have a full kitchen and bath, plus sleep four to six people. However, the highlight isn’t so much the decor (forgive the ketchup and mustard poufs), but its primo location on beautiful Mt. Desert Island in the heart of Acadia National Park.
Vibe: Fort Yurt
Hop on a boat taxi and arrive at your own private luxury yurt on House Island in Maine's Casco Bay. This bright and sunny yurt is situated within the abandoned Civil War Fort Scammel with access to three private beaches and endless views of the Atlantic.