As the weather turns colder and the brilliant fall foliage begins to transition, travelers are more eager than ever to plan an autumn getaway. So, where are the best places to go glamping in the fall? To celebrate the seasons’ changing, we’ve picked a few of our favorite Pacific Yurts across the country that offer pristine views of harvest colors and a natural vacation experience unlike any other. From the iconic Great Smoky Mountains to the quiet forests of the Upper East Coast, your fall adventure starts here!
1. Bailey’s Palomar Resort – California
Just outside of Palomar State Park near San Diego, Bailey’s Palomar Resort offers a quaint and nature-filled outdoor camp perfect for an autumnal California vacation. While residing in the comfort of ‘Jay’s Perch,’ a two-bedroom yurt featuring a custom ensuite bathroom, you can take your time watching the stars, hike amongst the changing leaves, or fish at the nearby Doane Pond. To make things easier for guests, the team at Bailey’s offers a multitude of onsite provisions, as well as basic outdoor gear to use in the area. For the extreme leaf-peepers, the nearby High Point peak is the third highest point in San Diego County, making it the ideal spot to view the changing fall colors.
Reserve a Palomar Resort yurt online by visiting their website.
2. Stay Nantahala – North Carolina
Every year, the Great Smoky Mountains inspire countless photographers and artists looking to capture the area’s autumn colors, which is why the Pacific Yurts at Stay Nantahala in North Carolina are some of our absolute favorite rentals. Their lodging not only places you near the best fall foliage, but they offer fully furnished kitchens with stainless steel appliances, wood-burning stoves, private bedrooms, bathrooms, and other glamping amenities. Whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend away or a fun-filled family vacation, the yurts at Stay Nantahala will kindle your glamping dreams for years to come. Make your fall yurt reservation in North Carolina by following the link here.
3. Adirondack Jellystone Park – New York
Consistently listed as one of the best places to catch fall foliage, Adirondack Jellystone Park in New York offers glampers glorious upstate autumn activities, an array of park amenities, and maximum comfort. Affectionately called Mountain Cabanas, each yurt comes fully furnished and built to hold up to six campers. For folks looking for a work-from-vacation setup close to nature, the Jellystone Pacific Yurts provides Wi-fi as well as a flat-screen TV, so you don’t have to worry about going totally off the grid while away. Whether you’re planning to stay for a day, a week, or a month, the Pacific Yurts at this resort campground are ideal for any fall vacation.
Visit the Jellystone Park website to make a reservation online.
4. Savage River Lodge – Maryland
Set in the picturesque forests of Frostburg, Maryland, the Savage River Lodge features eight pristine yurts surrounded by over 700 acres of State Forest land, ensuring secluded and luxurious accommodations. Apart from stepping outside to peek at the turning leaves, these yurts provide cozy escapes from the frosty fall mornings on the East Coast. Each 30-foot yurt includes a sitting room, a king-sized bed with comfortable down comforters, a private bathroom, and a breakfast nook to enjoy the SRL’s famous muffins, delivered each morning with a pitcher of fresh orange juice. During the warmer afternoons, visitors can soak up the views from a private deck or visit the renowned East Porch, which faces the sunrise and an expansive view of the countryside.
Plan your next vacation to Savage River Lodge by reserving a yurt on their website.
5. Gorge Yurt Getaway – Oregon
Located at the center of Columbia River Gorge in Mosier, Oregon, there are a few places in the Northwest where autumn views are as unbeatable as those experienced at Gorge Yurt Getaway. This excellent glamping rental features a fully furnished kitchen, a wood-burning stove, and a charming outdoor shower. The secluded surrounding forest also provides a natural place to watch the leaves transition freely, making it an ideal escape for a writer’s retreat or a simple fall weekend escape. Visitors can also take a short drive to Hood River, which offers more expansive views and plenty of brewpubs to experience the sights from over a beer.
Reserve this affordable yurt rental in Oregon on Airbnb.
Additional Fall Yurt Rentals to Consider
We want your next fall vacation in a yurt to offer the comfort and style you need to have an enjoyable autumn retreat. If you’re looking for additional recommendations for vacation yurt rentals near you, use our Yurt Vacations page to discover the ideal lodging for your next trip.