Back Road Ramblers
June 20th, 2023
Are you thinking about all the fun ways you can explore New York this year? Me too!
I’d like to take a moment to introduce the humble yurt as an option for your next vacation rental. There are dozens of yurts in New York for rent, from the tiny to the grandiose, and no matter which part of the state you want to visit, I guarantee that there’s a yurt in New York with your name on it.
Traditional yurts are round, portable structures that are covered with skins or cloth. They have been used by nomadic peoples in Central Asia for hundreds of years.
Modern yurts maintain the traditional round shape, but they vary wildly from rustic to modern. Some yurts near me are incredibly luxurious — with full bathrooms, kitchens, and hardwood floors, and others are more like camping without having to pitch a tent.
We’ve stayed in every manner of yurt rental in New York, and I have to say, yurts are one of our favorite types of accommodations.
They’re quirky and unique, which we love, plus yurts are a great lodging option for winter travel.
Where to Book Yurt Camping in New York
You’ve decided that you need a vacation, and you’re trying to think outside the box when booking your getaway. You want seclusion. Solitude. But you’re not quite ready to sleep on the ground. Your first step? Ditch the hotel and try out glamping!
The Best Yurts in New York for Your Next Vacation
Ready to plan an awesome yurt vacation? Most of these yurts in New York are available in four seasons with lots of outdoor adventures nearby. Most of the yurt camping in campgrounds are open seasonally between May and October.
Here are some amazing yurts for your next New York getaway!
Spacious Skies Campground Adirondack Peaks in North Hudson
Sleeps: 3 or 6
One of the newest additions to Spacious Skies Campgrounds, Adirondack Peaks is a lovely campground that is geared toward families with kiddos. With its two swimming pools, playground, arcade and game pavilion, and fully stocked snack bar, this is the ideal home base for families who want to explore more of the Adirondacks.
The yurts are rustic in the sense that they don’t have bathrooms, but also luxurious with their comfy beds, electricity, heat, AC, fridge, microwave, and television. There are three yurts onsite at Spacious Skies Adirondack Peaks. Two are suitable for families of up to six people, and one is geared toward couples or small families.
All of the yurts have an outdoor fire pit and picnic table. The bathhouse with hot showers and flush toilets is just a short walk away. Dogs are not permitted in the yurts, but they are allowed in the campground and in some of the cabins.
Outdoor adventures near North Hudson: Fort Ticonderoga is about 30 minutes from North Hudson. This fascinating historic site includes a recreation of Fort Ticonderoga, which was built by the French in 1755, captured by the British in 1759, and then by the Americans in 1775 during the Revolutionary War.
You could spend a full day exploring Fort Ticonderoga. Be sure to explore the King’s Gardens and Mount Defiance, and take the boat tour out on Lake Champlain.