Yurt

Places You Can Stay in a Yurt

By Erin Huffstetler | 07/14/2018 | 1 Comment
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Ever wondered what it’s like to stay in a yurt? Why not find out on your next vacation? Yurts are usually cheaper than hotel rooms, and in my experience they’re quite a bit nicer.

Inside of Yurt

They typically come equipped with electricity, air conditioning, heat, a ceiling fan, furniture and nice flooring.

Bunk Beds in Yurt

Some even have a small kitchen or wood stove.

Trundle Bed in Yurt

Most sleep four to six people, so they’re perfect for families. And linens are often included in the price.

Ceiling of Yurt

But the best part: instead of noisy neighbors and an asphalt parking lot outside your door, you get a private deck, a fire pit and gorgeous scenery.

Outside of Yurt - Fire Pit and Picnic Area

Sound like your kind of accommodations? Here are a bunch of places where you can stay in a yurt in the U.S. and Canada. Most will run you $50-70 a night, but there are a few options on this list that cost as little as $35.

KOA Campgrounds With Yurts

Santa Margarita – CA
Higgins Lake/Roscommom – MI
Deerpark/New York City NW – NY
Williamsburg/Busch Gardens Area – VA
Bay Center/Willapa Bay – WA
Concrete/Grandy Creek – WA

You can book any of these yurts on the KOA website.

Jellystone Parks With Yurts

Larkspur, CO
Madison, ME (at Yonderhill)
Tabor City, NC
Pittsburg, PA (at Kozy Rest)
Witchita Falls, TX
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Toronto, CA (referred to as Canadian Habitats)
Niagra Falls, CA (referred to as Habitat Shelters)

Go to campjellystone.com to reserve these yurts.

State Parks With Yurts

If you’re traveling to a popular tourist destination, you can often avoid marked up accommodations by staying in a state park. To learn more about any of the yurts listed below, just Google the name of the park. Some of these parks handle their own reservations on their website; others use Reserve America. I’ve noted the town each park is located in to help you with your vacation planning.

If you don’t see a state listed, it’s because I wasn’t able to locate any yurts in that state. Feel free to email me, if you know of a place I’ve missed.

Alaska

Haystack Beach
Quarry Beach
Humpy Creek
Halibut Lagoon
Kayak Beach
Tutka Bay
China Poot Bay
Right Beach

Go to Alaska.org to learn more about these yurts.

Arkansas

Petit Jean State Park – Morrilton
Degray Lake Resort State Park – Bismark
Lake Catherine State Park – Hot Springs
Lake Charles State Park – Powhatan
Daisy State Park – Kirby

California

Bothe-Napa Valley State Park – Calistoga

Colorado

Golden Gate Canyon State Park – Golden
Ridgway State Park – Ridgway
Pearl Lake State Park – Clark
Mancos State Park – Mancos
Sylvan Lake State Park – Eagle
Colorado State Forest State Park – Walden (A private company called, Never Summer Nordic, operates eight backcountry yurt locations in the park)

The YMCA of the Rockies also has 24 rental yurts at their Snow Mountain Ranch property in Granby.

Delaware

Lums Pond State Park – Bear
Trap Pond State Park – Laurel

Florida

Torreya State Park – Bristol

Georgia

Sweet Water Creek State Park – Lithia Springs
High Falls State Park – Jackson
Red Top Mountain State Park – Acworth
Tugaloo State Park – Lavonia
Fort Yargo State Park – Winder
Cloudland Canyon State Park – Rising Fawn

Idaho

Winchester State Park – Winchester
Harriman State Park – Island Park
Lake Cascade – Cascade
Castle Rocks – Almo

Idaho also has several backcountry yurts on National Forest land that are operated by Idaho State Parks.

Iowa

Mcintosh Woods State Park – Ventura
Pammel State Park – Winterset (in Madison County near the covered bridges)

Kansas

Eisenhower State Park – Osage City

Maryland

Rocky Gap State Park – Flinstone

Massachusetts

Boston Harbor Islands State Park – Boston (only $55 a night!)
Myles Standish State Forest – Carver
Nickerson State Park – Brewster
October Mountain State Park – Lee
Otter River State Forest – Baldwinville
Shawme-Crowell State Forest – Sandwich
Wells State Park -Sturbridge
Willard Brook State Forest – Ashby

Michigan

Tawas Point State Park – East Tawas
Muskegon State Park – North Muskegon
Pinckney Recreation Area – Pinckney
Waterloo Recreation Area – Chelsea
Porcupine Mountains – Ontonagon
Craig Lake State Park – Champion

Minnesota

Afton State Park – Hastings
Cuyana Country State Recreation Area – Ironton
Glendalough State Park – Battle Lake

Missouri

Lake of the Ozarks State Park – Kaiser
Pomme de Terre State Park – Pittsburg

Montana

Big Arm State Park – Big Arm

Nevada

Cave Lake State Park – Ely

New Hampshire

Milan Hills State Park – Milan

New Mexico

Hyde Memorial State Park – SantaFe

New York

Four Mile Creek State Park – Youngstown (15 minutes from Niagra Falls!)
Evangola State Park – Irving (on Lake Erie)
Golden Hill State Park – Barker (on Lake Ontario in Niagara County)

North Dakota

Cross Ranch State Park – Center
Lake Metigoshe State Park – Bottineau
Fort Ransom State Park – Fort Ransom

Ohio

Kelleys Island State Park – Kelleys Island
Delaware State Park – Delaware
East Harbor State Park – Lakeside Marblehead
Harrison Lake State Park Fayette
Hueston Woods State Park – Hueston Woods State Park, OH
Maumee Bay State Park – Oregon
Mosquito Lake State Park – Cortland
Paint Creek State Park – Bainbridge

Oklahoma

Lake Eufaula State Park – Checotah
Robbers Cave – Wilburton
Natural Falls State Park – Colcord

Oregon

Alfred A. Loeb State Park – Brookings
Beachside State Recreation Area – Waldport
Beverly Beach State Park – Newport
Bullards Beach State Park – Bandon
Cape Blanco State Park – Port Orford
Cape Lookout State Park – Tillamook
Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park – Florence
Champoeg State Heritage Area – St. Paul
Clyde Holiday State Recreation Site – Mt. Vernon
Devil’s Lake State Recreation Area – Lincoln City
Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area – Meacham
Farewell Bend State Recreation Area – Huntington
Fort Stevens State Park – Hammond
Frenchglen Hotel State Heritage Site – Frenchglen
Harris Beach State Park – Brookings
Jasper Point (Prineville Reservoir State Park) – Prineville
Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park – Florence
L.L. Stub Stewart State Park – Buxton
LaPine State Park – LaPine
Lake Owyhee State Park – Nyssa
Nehalem Bay State Park – Nehalem
Silver Falls State Park – Sublimity
South Beach State Park – Newport
Sunset Bay State Park – Coos Bay
South Beach State Park – Newport
The Cove Palisades State Park – Culver
Tumalo State Park – Bend
Umpqua Lighthouse State Park – Reedsport
Unity Lake State Recreation Site – Unity
Valley of the Rogue State Park – Gold Hill
Wallowa Lake State Park – Joseph
William M Tugman State Park – Lakeside

Pennsylvania

Chapman State Park – Clarendon
Hillscreek State Park – Wellsboro
Keystone State Park – Derry
Ohiopyle State Park – Ohiopyle
Shawnee State Park – Schellsburg
Yellow Creek State Park – Penn Run
Bald Eagle State Park – Howard
Codorus State Park – Hanover
French Creek State Park – Elverson
Gifford Pinchot State Park – Lewisberry

Texas

Abilene State Park – Tuscola

Utah

Dead Horse Point State Park – Moab
East Canyon State Park – Morgan
Goblin Valley State Park – Green River
Rockport State Park – Peoa

West Virginia

Tomlinson Run State Park – New Manchester

Virginia

Fairstone State Park – Stuart
Hungry Mother State Park – Marion
Kiptopeke State Park – Cape Charles
Natural Tunnel State Park – Duffield
Pocahontas State Park – Chesterfield
Powhatan State Park – Powhatan

There are also plans to add yurts to:
Chippokes State Park
Claytor Lake State Park
First Landing State Park
Grayson Highlands State Park
Lake Anna State Park
Occoneechee State Park
Shenandoah River State Park

Washington

Cape Disappointment State Park – llwaco
Grayland Beach State Park – Grayland
Kanaskat-Palmer State Park – Ravensdale
Pacific Beach State Park – Pacific Beach
Paradise Point State Park – Ridgefield
Seaquest State Park – Castle Rock
Twin Harbors State Park – Westport

Wyoming

Sinks Canyon State Park – Lander
Glendo State Park – Glendo
Guernsey State Park – Guernsey

Canadian Parks With Yurts

Alberta

Miquelon Lake Provincial Park
Pigeon Lake Provincial Park

British Columbia

Elison Provincial Park
Fintry Provincial Park
Wells Gray Provincial Park

Manitoba

Asessippi Provincial Park
Bakers Narrows Provincial Park
Campers Cove Provincial Park
Camp Morton Provincial Park
Childs Lake Provincial Park
Nutimik Lake Provincial Park
Spruce Woods Provincial Park
Stephenfield Provincial Park

New Brunswick

Sugar Loaf Provincial Park
Fundy National Park

Nova Scotia

Whycocomagh Provincial Park
Kejimkujik National Park

Ontario

Algonquin-Mew Lake Provincial Park
Algonquin-Achray Provincial Park
Bon Echo Provincial Park
Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Charleston Lake Provincial Park
Killarney Provincial Park
MacGregor Point Provincial Park
Pancake Bay Provincial Park
Pinery Provincial Park
Silent Lake Provincial Park
Windy Lake Provincial Park
Bruce Peninsula National Park – Cyprus Lake

Saskatchewan

Great Blue Heron Provincial Park

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Comments

  1. The Florida location is not far from where I live. It’s gorgeous!
    Hint: late Fall and Winter are best times for staying in a yurt. The Spring and Summer seasons get pretty warm with lots of unbearable humidity (even for native Floridians).
    Bring lots of mosquito repellent if you come during Spring and Summer. Watch out for rattlesnakes, Pigmy Vipers (a shorter deadlier version of rattlesnake), Black Snake (non-poisonous) and Water Moccasins (poisonous). These are the snakes seen most often around here.

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