Tent camping is fun, but combine hitting your 30s with lower back pain and “roughing it” takes on a whole new meaning. When you still want to immerse yourself in nature, but tent camping just isn’t your thing anymore, it may be time to re-evaluate outdoor lodging.
Adventures can still be (and should be) had. But, imagine after hiking, kayaking, or biking all day, instead of lying down with only a sleeping bag between you and the hard ground, a queen or king-sized bed was waiting in a beautiful and functional yurt.
The scenery outside will still be as breathtaking as it would be camping in a tent, but the comfort and amenities will be so appreciated after a long day of adventuring. Take a road trip and stay in one of these adorable circular structures.
The views of the San Juan mountains from this gorgeous yurt are phenomenal, and reviewers rave about this gem. At sunrise, sit on the front porch and sip some tea or coffee. Warm your feet by the gas fire pit and enjoy stargazing, the trees changing colors in the fall, or bird watching.
Ocean? Check. Mountains? Check. Beautiful abode? Check. Situated across from Sunset Beach in Haleiwa, Hawaii, this magnificent yurt has inspiring views, surf, and yoga instructors onsite, and a queen-sized bed under the skylight for star-gazing.
Nestled in the woods with hiking trails to Lake Cumberland, this secluded yurt has a queen bed, bunk beds, and a vintage chaise lounge. Enjoy the Kentucky countryside, cook your meals on a private outdoor fire pit, or use the community shelter that has added amenities like a charcoal grill, electric burner, toaster, and coffee maker. The community shelter is also where you’ll find the bathrooms and shower. Hike to a natural spring and return to your yurt for most of the comforts of home.
Stay in this cozy yurt, just minutes from the world-renowned Farm in Summertown, Tennessee. With hiking trails leading to a magical waterfall, two hammocks on the porch for ultimate relaxing, and a futon bed, you’ll be able to unwind and enjoy nature. Save work for later and unwind, because there isn’t wifi or internet access.
Just a short drive from Acadia National Park, you’ll find this picturesque yurt situated on the coast in Surry, Maine. Fully furnished with a sitting room, these quarters include a large back deck and a full bathroom. Relax after a day of outdoor adventures in the jetted tub.
Get off the grid in this more traditional yurt in Williams, Arizona. Cozy up by the wood-burning stove on those chilly desert nights. Enjoy your coffee in the morning using the French press and camping stove. There’s a mini-fridge that runs on solar power, so on cloudy days, you may use it as a cooler. The outdoor bathroom area has a shower, toilet, and sink.
Go swimming, fishing, and kayaking through your private access to Trinity River in Big Flat, California. This large yurt has a clawfoot bathtub, heating and air conditioning, and a large loft area for sky gazing. Bring the whole family, or go on a solo get-away to relax.
Warm up on a chilly night by the wood-burning stove in this rustic and charming yurt located on 20 acres in Roy, Washington. A gas cook stove, refrigerator, and stocked kitchen will make meals a breeze. An antique clawfoot bath and flush toilet are in an adjoining bathhouse. Hiking trails and gardens dot the property.
Stay in this cozy corner on a 30-acre organic working farm. Upon request, organic smoothies, kombucha, and farm-fresh eggs are available. Walk to the swimming hole, kayak to Green Island (an uninhabited island) to explore, or lend a hand on the farm.
Situated on a bluff on Lookout Mountain, this bright and airy yurt is the ultimate mountain retreat. Close to Chattanooga, Tennessee, you’ll be near Ruby Falls and Rock City, as well as beautiful hiking areas. With a full functioning kitchen (even a dishwasher!) this yurt also boasts a king-sized bed, wifi access with streaming services on the TV, and a full bath with a shower.
Located on a six-acre homestead, this private yurt would be ideal for a romantic getaway with your partner. Warmed by a woodstove and surrounded by nature, you'll get the true Vermont experience. There's also a private deck, a full kitchen, and a fire pit to roast marshmallows or sip warm spirits beside.
A grand view of the Tetons will make the stay at this comfy yurt even better. A birder's paradise, this yurt has all the amenities of home. Reviewers rave that this super host is thoughtful, hospitable, and accommodating.