August 11, 2015
By Megan Hill
Photo at right courtesy of Pacific Yurts
Want to add a touch of rusticity to your camping experience? In the Pacific Northwest, yurts are becoming a common form of accommodations for people without delving fully into tent camping.
Yurts were originally designed and lived in by the nomadic tribes of Central Asia. In modern day North America however, these circular, tent-like structures are a notch above tent camping, and oftentimes referred to as Glamping.
Typically constructed of a wood frame wrapped in canvas or tarps and constructed on a deck or raised platform, yurts vary in their level of comfort. Some yurts are fully furnished with beds, tables, chairs, wood stove, running water and electricity, while others are bare bones with a dirt floor, no furniture, kitchen, or electricity and require you to bring your own commissary, bedding and heating source.
When reserving a yurt, make sure to inquire about the accommodations offered inside the structure so that you know what to bring and what is already provided.
We’ve listed a plethora of yurt camping rentals in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and southern British Columbia. Aren’t “yurt” lucky to have easy access to such a fun experience?
List of Yurt Rentals: www.bit.ly/1S2Fcln
Megan Hill is a Seattle-based freelance writer. She specializes in writing about food, travel and the outdoors. www.meganhillfreelancewriter.com