Yurts - Now booking your basecamp for relaxation and the outdoors
Surrounded by only the sounds of the forest, with nothing on your agenda but a glass of wine and maybe a hike; that’s what glamorous camping, or “glamping” at the Lodge feels like. Yes, you heard right, the Lodge is building eight yurts on our grounds and has brought“glamping”, the new trend sweeping the nation, to the East Coast!
While there are other yurts that dot the land east of the Mississippi, none of them are quite like ours. Each of the eight yurts will has a private deck, sitting room, king-sized bed with luxury linens, a private bath with an extra-large shower, a beverage center and a breakfast nook for partaking in our famous, daily deliveries of muffins and orange juice.
So, what are they? A yurt is a nomadic structure traditionally used in the steppes of Mongolia, consisting of a round moveable tent with a bent-frame roof. While ours will be similarly styled, they are permanent structures with a wood frame covered in lattice work surrounded by a canvas outer covering. And of course, the yurts all include gas-log fireplaces and radiant floor heat from Warmboard, making them a cozy retreat year round.
From concept to reality, our very own Mike Dreisbach has been leading the way, along with Pacific Yurts in Cottage Grove, Ore., to bring this vision to life. Since 1978, Pacific Yurts has been pioneering yurt design and construction and have it down to a science. Immediately after meeting with them, we knew we found our partners!
Pacific Yurts has been the leading producer of yurts since 1978 when they reinvented the traditional design. In April 2013,, Mike took a trip to Cottage Grove to see exactly how they were manufactured. While there, he learned the ins and outs of construction, and saw that Pacific Yurts is truly committed to great quality. Each component of their yurts is hand-constructed.
On August 1, 2013, Mike got the best birthday gift he could ask for; a delivery of eight yurts!
Blending the tradition and nostalgia of tent camping, with the luxuries that our cabins are known for, our yurts are the best of both worlds and provide a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Come see for yourself!
Experience & Amenities
All yurts accommodate two adults maximum and are not pet-friendly (wanting to bring Fido? Check out the cabins!). They each have king-sized bed with luxury Comphy linens, leather and suede furnishings, a beverage bar with filtered drinking water, French press coffee and a tea kettle with Republic of Tea, Good Earth tea and Lipton tea selections. Each yurt also has a front porch and soon-to-be-constructed back private porch. The private bathrooms have large shower-only units, double sinks, use of Boca Terry robes, plush towels and Sprout eco-friendly toiletries.
Single Occupancy $210