Beautiful Ocean View and yurtWith its gorgeous weather, world-famous trees, incredible beaches, pristine mountains, and record-holding waterfalls, California is a spectacular place to vacation. Plus, the state’s multitude of yurt rental options makes it easy to plan your next adventure. We are pleased to be able to introduce you to some of the most breathtaking spots to find yurts throughout the Golden State.

Northern California

Northern California has some of the most stunning mountain regions you’ll find anywhere. The state’s first National Park—the breathtaking and world-renowned Yosemite—is an ideal vacation destination. Yosemite National Park is enormous. Even with over 4 million visitors a year the Sierra Nevada mountain range, majestic waterfalls, and wildflower meadows look untouched. The park is almost the size of the entire state of Rhode Island, and three of its waterfalls are on the World’s Tallest list, with Yosemite Falls being the clear winner as the tallest in North America. A river-side yurt experience awaits you along the Tuolumne, at the Thousand Trails Yosemite Lakes Resort. From this spot you can add panning for gold and cavern exploration to the already long list of recreational options.

Near Lassen Volcanic National Park, where you can see the earth steam and boil evidenced by sulfur vents, roiling mud pots, and hot springs, you can stay at the Hat Creek Resort in either a deluxe or creekside yurt. Near Mount Shasta, another towering volcano, you can enjoy a yurt stay at the Shasta Recreation Company in the Shasta Trinity National Forest. Mt. Shasta soars almost 15,000 feet. It’s a majestic mountain to view and a challenge to summit because. As you may imagine, the winter skiing there is phenomenal! For recreational hikers, there are miles of looped paths through forests and meadows, past waterfalls and rivers. In addition, Shasta Lake offers all of the water-related activities you could want.

Central California

The middle part of California is home to the Central Valley, the perfect spot to find wineries, farms, and historic towns. All are nestled between affluent beach communities to the west and the Sierra Nevadas to the east. This part of the state offers incredible options for anyone looking for a California yurt experience. Big Sur is the rugged stretch of coast through Central California. A simple and restful stay can be found at the Carmel River Yurt Retreat where you can experience the Big Sur Songbird Sanctuary. However, for an unforgettable yurt experience, the Treebones Resort is a must-see. This resort offers an idyllic overlook of Big Sur and a unique community experience.

A little further south, you can stay in a yurt at the quaint Tierra del Cielo Farm or at the deluxe Wellspring Ranch, where you can try Chic Cabana yurts in San Luis Obispo. San Luis Obispo is one of the oldest cities in California, and is surrounded by almost 300 wineries.

Southern California

24' Yurt Silhouette Over LakeSouthern California offers adventures in the sun everywhere you look. It doesn’t hurt that most of them involve sandy beaches, but there are plenty of other diversions in the area for those that prefer cultural experiences, shopping, and entertainment.

Those looking for yurt rentals in California can stay atop Refugio Mountain in a luxury yurt with a panoramic view of the Santa Barbara Channel Islands, or try the Adventure Yurt at El Capitan Canyon for quick access to the famous beaches and farmers markets. For a unique experience a short drive away, hike the Gaviota Wind Caves Trail. You won’t regret it!

In the Los Angeles and Riverside County areas, there is so much to do, even in addition to the well-known amusement parks, studio tours, and high-end shopping destinations. The area is home to some of the region’s most unique art and museum offerings and there are theater companies in every direction. Yurts in the area include the Malibu Yurt Retreat with home-cooked meals on a certified organic farm. You could also visit the Sequoia National Forest to try the yurts at the Quaking Aspen Campground at the Giant Sequoia National Monument.

Yurt vacations have rejuvenating effects that linger long past your return home. They also make for incredible memories with loved ones young and old. We invite you to explore yurt vacation destinations on our website for any of your future vacation and relaxation plans.