For decades, Pacific Yurts has been a staple of campgrounds and resorts in the Pacific Northwest. For anyone wanting to get away to unplug and soak in the peaceful sounds, sights, smells, and freshness of nature, yurt vacations are an ideal choice.
In a yurt, you can relax and unwind in uncluttered simplicity, with minimal interruption to the natural surroundings. It is the perfect setting to read that novel you have been meaning to dive into, write to the sound of birds chirping, and sip tea to your heart’s content. It also makes a cozy place to return to after outdoor adventures like hiking, climbing, and skiing. And, yurt lovers everywhere can be found basking in the warmth of family and friends around the campfire.
As travelers from across the nation have enjoyed vacations and retreats in yurts along the West Coast, word has spread eastward. Many of the states along the east coast offer optimal conditions for yurts, from beautiful weather to ideal outdoor settings.
For anyone looking to experience yurts on the east coast, there are campgrounds and resorts from north to south offering a stay in a Pacific Yurt. Here are some of our favorites:
Whether you’re looking to explore the boroughs of NYC or the foliage in upstate, New York is an exciting place to visit. To get a taste of yurt living in the farthest northwest corner of the state, you can stay in beautifully furnished yurts at the Branches of Niagara Campground and Resort and be only 10 minutes from Niagara Falls. In eastern upstate, you can enjoy the charm of the Log Village and Grist Mill Campground while touring historic sites, skiing, or taking part in the Adirondack Balloon Festival—the largest in the state. For a stay closer to the Big Apple, there are the Tree House Yurts at Harmony Hill, where you can walk a fieldstone labyrinth, one of the top labyrinths in the country.
North Carolina has it all: beaches, mountains, forests, and lakes. It is home to 14 national parks, 4 national forests, and 41 state parks, including two of the top-visited in the National Park System: The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. For an all-out luxury experience with east coast yurts, stay at Sky Ridge Yurts. Their stunning photo gallery is a must see. For a homey stay in a beautiful mountain setting, visit a yurt that offers the best of both worlds just outside of Asheville and 15 minutes from the famous Biltmore Estate.
While South Carolina has its share of historical settings and beach resort fun, it’s also a place for some serious adventures. For the river-rafting enthusiasts, Wildwater Adventures has group yurts near the Chattooga River. ATV and motocross adventurers can try the yurt experience at Carolina Adventure World, a campground with 100 miles of groomed trails.
The Georgia State Parks have embraced the opportunity to offer the yurt experience to their guests. Anyone looking to test out a yurt can enjoy Georgia glamping at any of the 6 state parks featuring yurts. As most of the campgrounds feature 6-10 yurts each, they are the perfect place for family reunions, business retreats, and large group adventures. Also in Georgia, lovers of Stone Mountain family fun, holiday events, and laser light shows can stay in yurts with friends or family there as well.
Pacific Yurts has a claim to fame in Florida. We are the reason Torreya State Park is able to offer “The one and only yurt in the Florida Park Service.” History buffs are drawn to this park for its historical sites and views. With its gorgeous weather year round, Florida is an ideal place to try yurt lodging.
Pacific Yurts are available all along the east coast. For those looking to experience them, the Yurt Vacations page on our website is an easy tool to discover them in any state. For those ready to investigate the next steps towards owning yurts on the east coast, please feel free to try our Yurt Builder 3D, learn more about what’s involved in shipping a yurt and give us a call with any questions.