The way we vacation is changing in exciting ways. Instead of visiting classic tourist destinations and resting in a hotel, many of us are traveling off the beaten path looking for unique experiences. Whether we’re unwinding after exploring the countryside or taking an urban adventure, reserving lodging in a yurt complements the unforgettable trips we take.
Ever since 1978, modern yurts have offered one-of-a-kind accommodations for travelers needing to reconnect with nature while enjoying the comforts offered by traditional living spaces. Here are a few of our favorite Pacific Yurts we are excited to visit in 2019.
563 Yale Farm Road, Romulus, NY 14541
Near the shores of Seneca Lake, Yale Manor is a ticket to luxurious serenity in upstate New York. The bed and breakfast is in the center of wine country, and their Pacific Yurts provide a private and upscale way to enjoy the area. Meander on footpaths and spend the day swimming in the lake before settling into a plush king-sized bed and enjoying Wi-Fi in the yurt, which also includes a full bath.
Wife-and-husband duo Katherine Potter and Phil Porter originally opened the yurts to supplement the historic three-story stone mansion on the property. They’re now attracting visitors of all ages planning to get away from the city.
Tuckaway Tree Farm
301 Shapleigh Road Lebanon, ME 04027
With Ninety percent of Maine covered in forest, there isn’t a better way to experience the state than to immerse yourself at the center of nature. Lynne Park and Susan Adams originally opened the Tuckaway Tree Farm as a simple Christmas tree nursery near Dover, but it’s since evolved into a destination for retreats, weddings and family reunions. Surround yourself with breathtaking views and the smell of pine in their new fully furnished modern yurt. The nearby land also has plenty of space for tents to fit any celebration you’re planning.
Focus on healing for a moment. As Park tells Fosters.com, “It’s the perfect place to unplug from the distractions of daily life and plug into a personal experience that you’ll remember for years to come.”
Explore Park Yurts
56 Roanoke River Parkway Rd., Roanoke, VA 24014
Among rolling hills and flowing rivers, Explore Park’s yurts in Roanoke County are making a name for themselves as a premier tourist destination in Virginia. Come for a relaxing canoe trip on the water, mountain bike down 14 miles of trails, or challenge friends and family to a game of disc golf on their expansive property.
As with the area’s cabins, locals Don and Melody Harrison assembled their four yurts themselves. Their Pacific Yurts are 200 square feet, sleep up to six people and cost $75 to $100 a night. They include a sink and toilet, as well as a refrigerator and air conditioner for added comfort.
Montage Deer Valley Resort Pacific Yurt
9100 Marsac Ave, Park City, UT 84060
Skiing is the lifeblood of Park City, Utah, and the Montage Deer Valley’s Veuve Clicquot Champagne Après Ski Lounge honors that legacy completely. At the base of the mountain, this festive yurt offers decadent treats and champagne to skiers and riders kicking back after a long day on the mountain. Their wood-paneled lounge is laid out with furniture to make it the ideal location to escape from the cold.
This yurt isn’t just for powder hounds. Everyone’s welcome to curl up with a fur blanket by a roaring fireplace when it’s open during the ski season from December to April.
We’re proud to introduce you to just a handful of our favorite yurts of the year, but we encourage you to use our Yurt Vacations Tool to find other inspiring locations fitting any vacation style. Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway or a home base for adventure, there’s bound to be a Pacific Yurt for you.