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 Oregon or a rustic, no-frills getaway in the remote wilderness of Minnesota.
Whatever your style of adventure may be, there is a yurt vacation rental 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.
[Into more conventional cabin rentals? Check out our top picks for the best design-driven rental cabins across America here (Yes, this includes A-Frame rentals).]
The 16 Best Yurt Rentals from Across the USA
Wylder Valley — Hope Valley, CA
Vibe: Home Sweet Yurt
Get cozy in a rustic custom glamping yurt from Wylder near the idyllic Lake Tahoe. This year-round 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.
Blackberry Yurt — Garden Valley, CA
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.
Eye of the Desert — San Bernardino, CA
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.
Treebones Resort — Big Sur, CA
Vibe: Cliffside Perch
Located on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this family-friendly California hot spot features campsites, solar-powered tents, and the assortment of yurts that they're known for. Located in Big Sur, rugged coastline activities like mountain biking, hiking, and surfing are all nearby–and not for the faint of heart. If chilling around the glampsite is more your speed though, there's both on-site restaurants and a spa.
Magical Mountain Retreat — Granite Falls, WA
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.
Doe Bay Resort & Retreat — Olga, WA
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.
Luxury Yurt — Topton, NC
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.
El Cosmico — Marfa, TX
Vibe: Area 51 Meets Woodstock
Wander out to far west Texas for a unique stay in one of El Cosmico’s Mongolian-style bohemian glamping yurts. Set on a large, sprawling property, the vibe is communal with an outdoor kitchen, hammock grove, picnic table, and wood-fired hot tubs.
Cypress Valley — Spicewood, TX
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. The tiny aerial yurt offers just a king-sized bed and wraparound porch, while a 700 square-foot bathhouse connected by a suspension bridge contains a kitchenette and indoor waterfall, naturally.
The Reserve at Greenleaf — Bastrop, TX
Vibe: Peaceful Luxury
Just outside of Austin, TX, the Reserve at Greenleaf hosts four brightly-colored, luxury yurts. Each features a host of amenities, from adjustable air-conditioning, highspeed wifi, luxury linens, a spacious en-suite bathroom, and a stocked coffee bar. There's a communal hot tub and fire ring for hanging out with your yurt neighbors and the surrounding area offers plenty to do, from hiking and kayaking to exploring downtown Austin.
Queen and I Yurt — Crawfordsville, IN
Vibe: Sweet, Simple, and Secluded
Located outside of Indianapolis, this custom artisan yurt is a sight to behold. The interior is outfitted with country-chic decor, and a spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower provides some luxury out in the country. Nearby Turkey Run and Shades State parks are pet-friendly parks to take a furry friend, whil downtown "Indy" hosts urban attractions.
Tall Pines Rustic Yurt — Boundary Waters, MN
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.
Cliff Yurt — Creede, CO
Vibe: Rocky Mountain Retreat
Stretch out and relax in one large yurt that is actually two conjoined yurts (genius) in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. A wood stove keeps things uber cozy and the panoramic views are pretty epic to say the least.
Moenkopi Yurts — Dead Horse State Park, UT
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.
Acadia Yurts — Acadia National Park, ME
Vibe: Rocky Coast
These spacious yurts have a full kitchen and bath, plus sleep four to six campers in queen-sized beds in a loft, enclosed bedroom, and a futon sleeper sofa. 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.
Bretton Woods Yurt — Bretton Woods, NH
Vibe: Winter Wonderland
While technically inspired by a yurt, the amenities make it just too good not to include, namely the personal 25' x 45' ice skating rink in the front yard, a hot tub, and a location right down the road from New Hampshire's largest ski resort of the same name, all surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest and the Ammonoosuc River.