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Yurts are circular-style tents that originated with ancient nomadic cultures but that have become a symbol of glamping in modern times. Not only do yurts exist in rugged areas of state and national parks, but many private families have yurts on their properties and rent them out to guests on Airbnb. All across the U.S., here are some of our favorite yurt for a unique Airbnb stay in your destination location!
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This highly-rated yurt Airbnb is a wine country getaway in West Sonoma County. It’s near downtown Sebastopol and on a small family farm and homestead. The yurt offers views of the vineyards and redwoods, while the hosts provide organic coffee and teas, an outdoor soaking tub, and a deck for doing some morning yoga. The space measures 30 feet in diameter and is ideal for couples. You can experience the sights and sounds of nature here and even pick fruit and herbs on the property. There’s a bathhouse with a toilet, sink, and attached outdoor shower located onsite on a private deck for guests to use.
One of the coolest Airbnbs in Florida, this yurt is a fun choice and works well for two travelers. It’s a luxurious space with a grill and fire pit on the deck and measures 21 feet in diameter. It’s air-conditioned and has a 14-foot vaulted ceiling and five-foot skylight. Guests here enjoy the full bath, mini kitchen, king-size bed, Wi-Fi, and DirectTV satellite on the flat-screen television. The mini-kitchen has a microwave and refrigerator, while the porch has a unique swing to enjoy. The yurt is part of an eclectic collection of venues that you’ll have access to, including an Irish pub, trails, and horseback riding opportunities. It’s romantic to enjoy a bottle of wine by the fire on the deck, and there are often weddings at the nearby inn here too.
One of the best spots for glamping in Texas, this Austin yurt is ideal for two people. This yurt is near everything you want to do in Austin and feels spacious with its own outdoor shower. The property it’s on has two other vintage campers for a communal, yet private, vibe. The list of amenities here includes a small kitchen with a microwave and local pour-over coffee, temperature controls, a communal fire pit, and Wi-Fi. There’s a full-size bed inside, as well as a mini-fridge, and laundry room upon request. The toilet is an RV-style toilet, and the outdoor shower is actually wonderful in the winter!
Staying in a yurt in Vermont is an unforgettable experience, so consider this two-person yurt that’s romantic and equipped for all four seasons. It is within an hour of several ski resorts and features a full kitchen, outdoor shower, Wi-Fi, electricity, full plumbing, and wood stove. The yurt is near trails and swimming and very well-cleaned for guest safety. Guests who stay here appreciate the hot and cold running water in the kitchen, super-clean composting outhouse, organic mattress, and firepit under the pines that’s perfect for roasting s’mores.
One of the top glamping Airbnbs in the U.S., this amazing Colorado yurt accommodates up to four people. It is generally a three-season yurt because the road does not get plowed in the winter. But if you’re up for skiing or snowshoeing four to five miles into the yurt, let the host know! Dogs are allowed here during the summer. Stay here for a rugged wilderness experience in the San Juan Mountains because there’s no running water, internet, or cell service. Yet you’re still just five miles from town. Included is a propane oven/range, outdoor BBQ, separate bathroom with composting toilet and shower stall, cookware, and unlimited firewood.
You can stay at this 16-foot yurt in New York and enjoy lots of quiet and privacy on 80 acres of land. It has a furnace to keep you warm and cozy inside but remember to bring your own towels. It’s near the village of Waterville, which is filled with interesting outlaw history to learn about. When you stay here, it’s fun to go fishing and canoeing on the Sangerfield River and hike on the trails throughout the Loomis Lair property’s forest and fields. Inside the yurt, you’ll find a queen-size bed, twin bed, bed linens, coffeemaker, electric stove, microwave, toaster, a small refrigerator with freezer, and cookware. There’s also a picnic table, Adirondack chairs, and outdoor rain/sun shade area for guests to enjoy. You can even visit animals on the property because there are goats, geese, ducks, and a dog living here.
Asheville has some lovely yurts too, including this one for up to four people. It’s a retreat-like space with plenty of amenities and also close proximity to nature. This is a serene yurt to try something new and embrace your sense of adventure. Included inside are a kitchen, Wi-Fi, hot tub, free parking, and an indoor fireplace. It’s in a great location just west of Asheville, so you’ll be within 10 minutes of restaurants and groceries but still in a remote location.
Also in New York, this yurt accommodates up to six guests and is set among orchards, forests, and meadows. It has a private stone patio, a lawn for kids to play, and a perennial flower and organic vegetable garden. You’ll get an eat-in kitchen, a well-stocked bathroom, and sleeping accommodations that include a full-size bed in the master bedroom, a full-size futon bed in the living room, and two twin beds in the loft. It’s just 12 minutes from Ithaca and a great place to be to attend local festivals in the area or check out the wine trail.
A great yurt option in Salem, Oregon is this six-person yurt with a fully equipped kitchen, one-bedroom, and bathroom with shower. It’s just minutes from downtown Salem and in the heart of Oregon wine country. You’ll be on 5.5 acres on an abandoned Christmas tree farm in the Eola Amity Hills AVA.
New Mexico trips are also fun in a yurt, such as this two-person yurt that’s wonderfully rustic and off-grid. It’s on a 6,800-foot mesa and between Santa Fe and Albuquerque for access to both cities. The yurt has an outdoor community kitchen and deck to enjoy the Southwest landscape. The off-grid community has no running water, but the host does provide water for drinking, doing dishes, and using the simple solar shower. There are small additional fees for pets, linens, and towels at this affordable Airbnb.
Embrace the Southwest lifestyle in this two-person yurt that’s a relaxation retreat and filled with sunlight and fresh desert air. There’s an outhouse near the yurt and a community shower and sauna too. Guests love the art-infused rainbow dome, dedicated workspace, and kitchen here. The sleeping accommodations are a sofa bed, while there is also a backyard at this hidden gem in Arizona. It has a dreamy vibe and is artsy, welcoming, and unique for your visit to the Tucson area.
The last yurt that we’ll highlight here is a New Hampshire glamping spot that’s off-grid and great for connecting with the natural world. It has been handcrafted from local wood and is spacious. The amenities here include a composting toilet, wood stove, solar lights, board games, books, inflatable bed, gas grill, extra inflatable bed, and breakfast nook with chairs. In the morning, you can enjoy a variety of teas here with the teapot, strainer, and mugs. There is no running water or electricity in the yurt to provide you with a true adventure while still feeling cozy. Make sure to bring your own sleeping bags or blankets, cookware, flashlights, and water when you come to this yurt on Toad Hill’s 45-acre property that’s surrounded by trails, waterfalls, and ponds.
Another great California yurt option is this Alameda one that accommodates two people. It’s an urban yurt near San Francisco ferry services and bus lines. It’s also an affordable place to stay in the Bay Area and in the backyard of a family’s house. It has a bathroom and shower in a private fenced-in courtyard and a large side yard with seating. The shower is outdoors but is private and has hot and cold water. The yurt interior offers a small kitchenette with a fridge and microwave. It’s 420-friendly and on a quiet street near parks and waterfront trails.
Head to Santa Barbara to stay at this yurt, which offers a romantic stay for couples. It’s on an 11-acre property with a pool, hot tub, and outdoor shower bathhouse. You’ll be just 12 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara here for easy access. The yurt is located down a secluded and gated private drive and in a serene setting for year-round adventure. There’s no kitchen here, but there is a fridge outside the yurt, and the host can provide you with organic eggs from the property’s hens. Dogs are welcome with a pet fee.
Two people can stay at this Michigan yurt on the edge of Ann Arbor and enjoy five beautiful acres of land with trails and gardens. It is 30 feet in diameter and has a skydome to see the stars at night. The interior features a queen-size bed, rustic attached bathroom with hot water shower and composting toilet, and high-speed internet access. Guests can access all the outdoor space on the land and have free parking here too.
We also love this Port Townsend yurt for two people for your rustic Northwest woods getaway. It’s a simple place with no television and limited Wi-Fi. However, it is triple-walled and has electric and propane heating. Pets are welcome here with permission. You’ll be five miles from Port Townsend and get a queen-size bed, dark night skies, and one guest parking space. There are cooking supplies in the kitchen and a stovetop you can use. An extra guest can be accommodated with an inflatable twin-size mattress for an extra fee.
Up to four people can stay in this yurt that’s rustic and in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire. It is a 1974 Bill Copperthwaite yurt that once was part of a school and is 35 feet in diameter. There’s a small inner yurt that serves as the upstairs bedroom too. In this yurt, you’ll get a full kitchen, bathroom with laundry, solar electricity, and pull-out futon. It’s fun to be here to visit the vegetable farm, animals on the property, and woods for non-motorized recreation. Stay at this yurt for a surprisingly large space and a much-needed respite for relaxation, coziness, and natural beauty.