Location Spotlight: Yurts on the Oregon Coast
The Oregon Coast has a well-established reputation for scenic beauty, natural adventures, and stunning sights. It’s hard to believe a place can be still so untouched by modern expansion. The entire coastline is open to everyone—not one mile of its 300 mile stretch is privately owned—but its landscape is amazingly pristine.
There are also no big cities along the coast. There’s very little noise beyond the crash of the waves, the cry of the gulls, and the swish of the dune grasses. The entire length of Highway 101, which follows the coastline through the state, is dotted with unique small towns, historic lighthouses, and quaint villages. The fishing is superb, the sand dunes are immense, and the saltwater taffy is delightful.
Beyond the appeal of the natural surroundings, Oregon is a place to experience history and culture in some of the most unique ways. In the far northwest corner of the state, you can explore the ghost towns of some of Oregon’s original settlements. There are also historic playhouses and theaters all through the coastal towns. With the appeal of fresh caught seafood and amazing local grown cuisine, the farmer’s markets along the coast are known far and wide. And, there are marine life centers and maritime museums perfect for the enjoyment of the history and science buffs and dozens of fine restaurants, breweries, and distilleries for the foodies and gourmets.
Oregon Yurt Adventures
With all this, the Oregon Coast is the perfect place for a yurt adventure. And with dozens of places to rent yurts in Oregon, the possibilities are wide open for anything from quiet wilderness solitude to raucous family fun.
The State Parks are a great place to begin to experience Oregon yurts. In fact, it’s where yurt rentals in State Parks began. Yurts in Oregon gained popularity because they were the perfect solution to the funding crisis of the state park system in the 1990s. Needless to say, our popularity across this beautiful state is no secret. Today, nearly 200 Pacific Yurts can be found in the Oregon State Park system, and a large percentage of these are located along the coastline.
The Oregon State Parks near Newport are well-known yurt-lodging destinations. The South Beach State park has miles of oceanside trails on which you can ride anything from a bicycle to a horse. The Beachside State Recreation Site offers a yurt stay right on the beach, for your kite-flying and whale-watching convenience.
Beyond the park system there are many other unique places to try a yurt stay. A getaway in the yurt at Siltcoos Resort, just west of Eugene, means an opportunity to enjoy three of the state’s most beautiful features in one place. In addition to all of the activities on the beach and open water of the Pacific Ocean, you can also experience one of the state’s largest coastal lakes and the Siltcoos River that travels between the two. One of their most popular packages is the luxury yurt rental that comes with kayaks as well.
At the southern end of the coast, you can enjoy the yurts in Brookings. A stay here offers opportunities to explore the tide pools, go crabbing, and do your whale watching from the giant driftwood seats on Harris Beach. You can also fish for salmon from the ocean or on the Chetco River and take part in seasonal blackberry picking.
Pacific Yurts in Oregon are not hard to find, but staying in one will make it hard for the stresses and frustrations of life to find you. We hope you will venture out to try a stay at one of these delightful places. Check out our Yurt Vacations tool on our website to find your next adventure.