Yurts Across the United States & Canada
A yurt-derived structure in the Colorado mountainsEnthusiasts in
other countries have taken the visual idea of the yurt—a round,
semi-permanent tent—and have adapted it to their cultural needs.
Although those structures may be copied to some extent from the
originals found in Central Asia, they often have some different
features in their design that adapt them to different climate
In the United States and Canada, yurts are made using hi-tech
materials. They are highly engineered and built for extreme
weather conditions. In addition, erecting one can take days and
they are not intended to be moved often. These North American
yurts are better named yurt derivations, as they are no longer
round felt homes that are easy to mount, dismount and transport.
North American yurts and yurt derivations were pioneered by
William Coperthwaite in the 1960s, after he was inspired to
build them by an article about Supreme Court Justice William O.
Douglas's visit to Mongolia.
In Europe, a closer approximation to the Mongolian and Central
Asian yurt is in production in several countries. These tents
use local hardwood, and often are adapted for a wetter climate
with steeper roof profiles and waterproof canvas. In essence
they are yurts, but some lack the felt cover that is present in
Different groups and individuals use yurts for a variety of
purposes, from full-time housing to school rooms. In some
provincial parks in Canada, and state parks in several US
states, permanent yurts are available for camping.
Other Yurt Rental across the United States
Oregon State Parks- Yurt rentals are located mostly along the beautiful Oregon coastline, but some are at inland locations.
Minnesota State Parks - Three yurts at Cuyuna
Country State Recreation Area and two each at Glendalough and Afton state parks
should be fully furnished, equipped with woodstoves and ready to rent.
Douglas County Parks - Yurt rentals in a beautiful campground near Roseburg, Oregon.
The Narrows RV Park - Cozy yurt rental in Princeton, Oregon.
Washington State Parks - Yurts are available for rent in Washington State Park campgrounds.
Snohomish County Parks
- Just north of Seattle, Washington, they have a “yurt village”.
Coulee Playland Resort - Campground yurt rental on Banks Lake near Electric City, Washington.
Thousand Trails - Membership campgrounds offering comfortable yurt rentals in several states.
Idaho State Parks - Yurts available in campgrounds and on Nordic ski trails.
Harpster Riverside RV Park - Riverside yurt accommodations in beautiful northern Idaho.
Peak Adventures - Backcountry yurt accommodations near Cataldo, Idaho.
Yosemite Pines RV Park - Yurt rentals near Yosemite National Park in Groveland, California.
Santa Barbara County Parks - Yurt rentals on Cachuma Lake near Santa Barbara, California.
El Capitan Canyon - Yurt accommodations near Santa Barbara, California.
River Park Resort - Riverside yurt accommodation near Coloma, California.
Oz Farm - Retreat Center and cabin rentals offers relaxing accommodations in the Garcia River valley near the scenic Mendocino County coast in California.
Nevada State Parks - Rustic yurt accommodation in a remote part of Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park near Ely, Nevada.
Flagstaff Nordic Center - Overnight yurt lodging on backcountry trails near Flaggstaff, Arizona.
Montana State Parks - Yurt rentals on Flat Head Lake.
Roosevelt Park - Cozy yurt rental is nestled among pine trees along the pristine Kootenai River in Troy, Montana.
Montana Backcountry Adventures - Unique backcountry yurt dining in Montana.
Rendezvous Ski Tours - Backcountry ski tours in Wyoming.
Continental Divide Dog Sled Adventures - Yurt based dog sled adventures near Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Boundary Country Trekking - Backcountry yurts near Grand Marais, Minnesota.
Never Summer Nordic - Yurts are on a Nordic ski trail system Near Fort Collins, Colorado.
State Bridge Lodge - Lodge and concert venue near Bond, Colorado.
Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa - A peaceful spa retreat center at Mineral Springs, Colorado.
Tennessee Pass Cookhouse - Gourmet yurt dining near Leadville, Colorado.
Leadville Backcountry - Backcountry yurt lodging near Leadville, Colorado.
Park City Yurts - Gourmet yurt dining near Park City, Utah.
Soldier Hollow - Relax in a cozy yurt after a sleigh ride near Midway, Utah.
Georgia State Parks - Yurt rentals in a beautiful setting near Elberton.
Missouri State Parks - Comfortable yurt rental along the shoreline of one Missouri's largest lakes near Kaiser, Missouri.
Wagon Trail Campground - Campground yurt rentals in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin.
Smokey Hollow Campground - Comfortable yurt rentals in Lodi, Wisconsin.
Tranquil Timbers Camping Resort - Campground yurt rentals in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
Waupaca Camping Park - Campground yurt rentals near Waupaca, Wisconsin.
Millers Landing - Cozy rental yurts on Orca Island near Seward, Alaska.
Naha Bay Outdoor Adventures - Waterfront yurt accommodations near Ketchikan, Alaska.
Chena Hot Springs Resort - Great place in Alaska to view the Aurora Borealis.
Mountain Retreat Center - Unique Bed & Breakfast in Talkeetna, Alaska.
Florida State Parks - Yurt rental near Bristol, Florida.
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park - Yurt rentals in Tabor City, North Carolina.
Falling Waters Resort - Village of yurt rentals near Bryson City, North Carolina.
On the Loose Expeditions - Backcountry yurt rentals in Vermont.
Virginia State Parks - Yurt rental on the eastern shore of Virginia.
Cherry Hill Park - Yurt rental at the closest RV Park to Washington DC - located in College Park, Maryland.
Kozy Rest Kampground - Campground in Western Pennsylvania offers yurt rentals in a beautiful wooded area.
Timberland Trails - Backcountry yurts near Errol, New Hampshire.
Massachusetts State Parks - Yurts are available for rent in several Massachusetts State Park campgrounds.
Harmony Hill Retreat Center - Yurt lodging in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains of New York.
Adirondack Vacation Rental - Remote yurt rental in the beautiful Adirondacks of New York.
Hawk's Way - Retreat Center specializing in team building and training programs in Groton, New York.
New Jersey State Parks - Yurts are available for rent in New Jersey State Park campgrounds.
Frost Mountain Yurts - Backcountry yurts near Brownfield, Maine.
Kimo's Hale Kauai - Yurt rental on the north shore of Kauai, Hawaii.
Kohala Sanctuary - Retreat offers a very comfortable yurt with great views on the Kohala coast of the big island of Hawaii.
Luana Spa Retreat - Cozy yurt with great view of Hana Bay in Hawaii.
Soule Creek Lodge - Comfortable yurt rentals with ocean views in Port Renfrew, British Columbia, Canada.
Cathedral Lakes Lodge - Wonderful space for yoga with a spectacular view near Slocan, British Columbia, Canada.
Uncommon Journeys - Adventure travel utilizing yurt accommodations in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.
Islas Secas - Boutique resort offers yurt lodging on secluded private tropical islands in Las Secas Archipelago, Panama.
Costa Rica Beach Rentals - Private yurt rental just steps from the beach in Mal Pais, Costa Rica.
Ignacio Springs B&B - Unique yurt-based bed and breakfast in San Ignacio, BCS, Mexico