If you have been following my blog for very long, you know that I have been wanting to camp in a yurt. As much as I love to tent camp, I think the yurts have some very nice features also. This past weekend I finally had the opportunity to go yurt camping. So, today I am bringing you on an inside tour of a yurt.
An Inside Look at Yurt Camping
A yurt is somewhere between a tent and a cabin. The yurt is a permanent structure. They are constructed of wood and waterproof canvas. I really like the locking doors. As you walk through the door, you notice another nice feature of yurts: furniture. This yurt features a bunk bed with a twin bed on the top bunk and a full size bed on the bottom bunk. The chair converts into a twin size bed, as well.
The paperwork says that this yurt sleeps 4 campers. I believe they state this because that is how much furniture is provided. Of course, if you are tent campers like my family, there is a good chance that you also have an inflatable mattress. We brought our queen size inflatable mattress and it fit into this space perfectly. Therefore, I would say that this yurt would sleep 6 1/2 resourceful campers (don’t forget the Pack ‘N Play®).
These yurts also have electricity, a built-in heater, a ceiling fan and skylight. The skylight may be opened. Of course, it is winter so we did not open the skylight on this trip. But you can still look up through the skylight at night and see the stars in the sky above you. The canvas walls allow you to still hear all the night sounds of the outdoors.
The yurt also has a camping kitchen. Okay, it is actually a firepit and a picnic table. The yurt is a lot like a tent, remember. In fact, you are not allowed to cook in most yurts. And like tents, yurts do not have restrooms. Overall, yurt camping was a great experience. I won’t be giving up my tent any time soon, but it is nice to have an alternative to tent camping if you are looking for a different adventure.
I’ll see ya by the campfire.
This yurt is located in a Georgia State Park.