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Summer Camping: Say Yes to Yurts

If you’re like me, you love to go camping and enjoy the outdoors, but you may not be so good at pitching a tent.  Campers like us have to choose an alternative…like yurts, which have so many good qualities.  They are warm in winter, relatively cool in summer, and more spacious and stronger than tents.  They have grown in popularity, so you can find them at parks and more luxurious destinations where you can rough it in style.

If you are looking for a unique camping experience, without the hassle of setting up your tent then, here are a few destinations:

Treebones Resort, Big Sur, California

How about a camping experience with sushi, yoga, gorgeous scenery and amazing sunset views? Pack your backs and reserve one of the 16 yurts at Treebones, located on California’s breath taking Big Sur coast. Here you’ll have a queen size bed and private redwood deck with panoramic ocean views.  Aside from the coast and nature hikes, the resort offers numerous activities such as yoga, massage and don’t forget the outdoor sushi bar!  Also see my related post:  Perfect Weekend in Big Sur


Adirondack State Park, New York

This rustic hand-built yurt camp is located approximately six hours from Manhattan in Adirondack State Park. Here you’ll enjoy the outdoors in all its solitude.  The camp overlooks Upper St. Regis Beach and is very secluded (it sits inside the six million acre park).  There is no road, you arrive by motorboat along with your gear and you spend your days in peace and quiet enjoying the mountain and lake from your spacious deck and panoramic windows of the 24-foot circular yurt.  Count me in!


The Desert Yurts of Cave B Inn & Spa

Looking for a little wine with your campsite? Camping in the heart of Washington State and the Columbia River Wine Country never tasted so good.  Check out the Desert Yurts of Cave B Inn, and enjoy the untouched natural setting and panoramic cliff views, alongside a working farm and estate winery creates an unforgettable destination offering romantic sunsets, wine, food and love for nature.  Stay in the yurts for a more rustic experience, each offering a view of the Columbia River or vineyard.  For maximum rest and romance, the yurts provide a king bed, modern sofa, and a star-filled night seen from your bed through the skydome directly above.  Don’t forget to book the couples massage!


Have you ever stayed in a yurt during a camping vacation?  Share your experience in the comments.

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  1. Stayed in a yurt with my Aunt in an Oregon State Park along the coast. One of our all time favorite memories! I would love to “yurt across the USA”!

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