10 Best Yurts in North Carolina For A Glamping Getaway

If you love exploring the wilderness, North Carolina certainly has a lot to offer! And you can make it even more exciting by staying in one of these incredible yurts in North Carolina.

Staying in a yurt is an incredible experience whether you’re close to home or traveling from out of state – because these unique tents are immersed in nature, giving you a more relaxing vacation getaway.

Yurts are traditional Mongolian tents adapted to modern, luxurious, and comfortable tents. Most yurt rentals are equipped with kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom essentials. As a result, you’re enjoying nature while having the comforts that a regular home provides. 

Some yurts have even decks, allowing you to grill BBQ at night or enjoy the view from the famous scenic roads, mountains, or parks in North Carolina. Most importantly, you can take advantage of the yurt rental’s location as most of them are near kayaking, hiking, biking, canoeing, and skiing sites. This means your North Carolina glamping will not be a bore. Take a look at some of the following yurt rentals, and start booking!

Yurt Rentals in North Carolina
Keep reading to discover the best Yurt Rentals in North Carolina!

Riverfront Yurt — Glamping at its finest

Where: Maggie Valley, North Carolina

Price: $427+ per night (taxes included) + $79 deposit 

Accommodates: 4 guests


Ricardo and Suzanne Fernandez own this yurt rental in Maggie Valley, considered the first in Haywood County. It’s located at the Wildcat Ridge peony farm and above the Pigeon River. 

It promises a luxurious experience because it has dining areas, a living room with a sleeper sofa, a separate bedroom, bathroom, and a full kitchen. Outside is a seating arrangement around a fire pit and a wrap-around porch with a grill. Having such amenities delivers a unique Zen-like yurt and a charming experience of a cabin in the woods. 

You can also visit the Pisgah National Forest, Nantahala National Forest, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park since the property is only 30 minutes east of Asheville’s downtown. If you want to visit bars, restaurants, furniture shops, and handmade crafts shops, Waynesville is only a 20-minute drive.  

Other activities that you can do include biking in warmer months, skiing in the winter, visiting the hot springs, canoeing, white water rafting, and hiking. You also don’t need to cook your food since the owner can prepare box lunches or gourmet catering while you’re busy exploring the place. 

While the owners allow children below eight years old, they don’t accommodate pets and events.

Glamping at its finest - Riverfront Yurt in North Carolina
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Namaste Yurt a Romantic Retreat

Where: Asheville, North Carolina

Price: $302+ for two nights (taxes and other fees included)

Accommodates: 2 guests


Simms hosts this 400 sq. ft yurt that’s most suitable for a romantic getaway. Its location offers access to Asheville areas, and its remoteness lets you feel close to nature. 

You can also visit the funky West Asheville and the River Art District, only 20-25 minutes away. The Biltmore and downtown are 15-20 minutes away, while the Blue Ridge Parkway, restaurants, and the grocery are only 5-10 minutes away. The closest would be a 5-minute walk to the Mountains to Sea Trail. 

What makes this rental great is the availability of WiFi, allowing you to have a working vacation. The yurt also has a satellite TV to keep you entertained and a hot tub where you can chill. 

Namaste Yurt a Romantic Retreat in North Carolina
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Otter Creek Yurt — Unique Luxury Yurt Rental with Hot Tub

Where: Bryson City, North Carolina

Price: $885+ for three nights (taxes and other fees included)

Accommodates: 2 guests


This yurt is surrounded by the majestic Great Smoky Mountain landscape, offering a getaway with a view for vacationers. The rental has central air and heat, a full bath, and two bedrooms. What’s even better is a hot tub on the private porch alongside a peaceful creek.

Its living area has a satellite TV, local phone, and WiFi. So if you want to stay in the yurt and enjoy the serenity of the place, you can do so while browsing the internet. 

Although there’ll be three other yurts lined next to the creek, you’ll only be sharing the fire pit with one yurt. The advantage of this set-up is the chance to bring the whole family or host a large gathering such as family reunions or company retreats. Most yurt rentals don’t allow events, so the Otter Creek Yurt could be an option if you plan to have one. 

Just down the street from the yurt will be Lakes End, with shops selling horseshoes and volleyball. It also has adventure stores, boat rentals, a marina, and Café & Grill. You can go zip-lining, hiking, white water rafting, fishing, boating, and others for the activities in and around the property. 

Otter Creek Yurt - Unique Luxury Yurt with Fire Pit, Hot Tub and Grill
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20′ Yurt with Views 

Where: Murphy, North Carolina

Price: $248+ for two nights (taxes and other fees included)

Accommodates: 2 guests


Jeff Taylor hosts this hotel-like yurt in the mountains, where you can enjoy a waterfall and mountain view. You can get away from city life here and let nature re-energize you. Go hunting, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, or enjoy a BBQ in the mountains.

The amenities in the yurt include a king-sized bed, bathroom, satellite TV, and internet. So if you want to laze around, you can do it cozily. 

You can also go to the nearest places like Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel, Nantahala National Forest, Koneheta Park, and more. It’s also near downtown where you can shop around. 

20' NC Yurt Rental with Views
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Magical Yurt Escape into the Woods

Where: Robbinsville, North Carolina

Price: $177+ for two nights (taxes and other fees included)

Accommodates: 2 guests


Liz hosts this 15′ yurt, promising you to reconnect with nature and enjoy the mountains. This is made possible because the yurt has many windows letting you see the surrounding trees. Add the sound of birds chirping during the day, which can be relaxing music while you nap. You can also fall asleep at night while gazing at the stars through its clear dome. 

Outside the yurt, you can roast marshmallows while enjoying the night sky because there’s a fire pit with sitting areas. Other amenities catering to various outdoor activities include the basketball court, gymnasium, volleyball, group picnic area, tennis court, and labyrinth. You can request a Reiki session if you want to restore your body and mind well-being, harmony, and balance. 

While the yurt has an AC/heating, it doesn’t have its own bathroom. But there are available bathrooms in the gymnasium which only requires a short walk. You can also use the WiFi in the main area. 

Magical Yurt Escape into the Woods
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Cozy Yurt in the Blue Ridge near Asheville

Where: Mars Hill, North Carolina

Price: $375+ for two nights

Accommodates: 2 guests


Ginny hosts this cozy Yurt in the Blue Ridge. It’s limited to two persons, making it perfect for a couple’s getaway. Here, you’ll be surrounded by the forest, covered decks, ponds, gardens, and yards since the yurt is in the middle of a 20-acre family home. You can stroll in these areas or go further to check out the forest behind the yurt.

The yurt has tile and hickory floors, an exposed wooden framework of the ceiling, and walls. The nomadic vibe is complete with the rugs and tapestries surrounding the interior. No matter the season, this glamping tent uses a modern climate system that makes the indoor temperature comfortable throughout the year. 

Home cooking is also possible because it has baking and cooking utensils, a fridge and oven, a stove, and other kitchen essentials. You can also enjoy a hot bath in the hot tub. And you can end the night star gazing since it has a clear dome. 

Although the owners don’t allow parties, events, or smoking, they allow pets. You only need to inform them during the reservation.

Cozy Yurt in the Blue Ridge near Asheville, North Carolina
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Creekside Yurt Rental

Where: Swannanoa, North Carolina

Price: $242+ for two nights (taxes and other fees included)

Accommodates: 2 guests


Ryan and Colleen host the Creekside Yurt, perfect for small groups, backpackers, or couples. You can comfortably stay here since it has a futon couch, luxury king bed, fireplace, dining and living areas, and a furnished kitchen. 

If you want to explore the place, you can find nearby restaurants, breweries, hiking trails, and the Blue Ridgeway Parkway. What’s more exciting is to experience the mountain weather, rough terrain, bugs, and wild animals interactions. Thus, the owners don’t recommend this glamping experience to infants and children.

While cell service is limited, the yurt is equipped with WiFi.

Creekside Yurt Rental in North Carolina
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Charming Yurt on Country Farm

Where: Marshall, North Carolina

Price: $359+ for two nights (taxes and other fees included)

Accommodates: 2 guests


Anna’s charming yurt is equipped with an AC, outdoor fire pit and grill, full bathroom, and kitchen. While it has WiFi, it’s not advisable to work remotely here for the meantime because it’s under maintenance to fix connectivity and speed issues. 

If you love the privacy and fresh air, this rental is perfect since it doesn’t have neighboring houses for 360 degrees as it’s in the middle of a private 100-acre farm. You can find goats, horses, and gardens on the farm. You can also pick shiitakes, blueberries, lettuce, and other vegetables and fruits. In addition, you can also enjoy canoeing in the pond or hiking the entire 100 acres. 

Since the location is in the country, expect to hear echoing sounds of gunshots and coyotes in the mountains. However, you shouldn’t be threatened by these since they’re only part of the experience. 

If you have pets, you can freely bring them to the farm.

Charming Yurt on Country Farm
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Glamping: Lantana Yurt

Where: Marion, North Carolina

Price: $349+ for two nights (taxes and other fees included)

Accommodates: 2 guests


Tyler hosts this Lantana yurt, located alongside the beautiful Buck Creek and surrounded by the Pisgah National Forest. The yurt is over 450 sq. ft, with five windows, french doors, and full insulation. 

Its interior walls are local reclaimed woods, and it has lights that are handmade reclaimed. Even the furniture, wood slab counter, and sink are handcrafted. It also comes with Needle Mattress, a queen-sized bed with tuft, a large futon, and bedroom essentials like towels, blankets, and sheets. 

Even the other spaces of the yurt have the necessities. The kitchen has a coffee maker, toaster, cooktop, microwave, cookware, and dishes. It even has a full-sized fridge where you can store your food and groceries.

Glamping- Lantana Yurt in Marion, North Carolina
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Holmes Farm Yurt

Where: Leicester, North Carolina

Price: $445+ for two nights (taxes and other fees included)

Accommodates: 2 guests


Abby hosts this yurt with views of the hop yard, pasture, and mountain valley. The rental’s location is a perfect retreat if you want to disconnect from the internet because it has limited cell service and doesn’t have WiFi. Although this is so, the yurt is equipped with a comfortable mattress, AC unit, furnished kitchen, TV with DVD player, fire pit, and a hot tub. 

However, the yurt can get very chilly on cold days and warm on hot days because it doesn’t have insulation. This encourages you to enjoy the outdoors more, especially since Asheville is only a 25-minute drive away. It’s also 30 minutes away from Hot Springs, where you can enjoy natural spring hot tubs, swimming, and hiking. 

The host allows smoking, but only across the creek and not in or around the yurt. 

Holmes Farm Yurt Rental in North Carolina
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Going to North Carolina isn’t complete without renting a yurt. Experience the beauty of mountains, the calmness of creeks, and other scenic views while staying in a comfortable tent. Doing this is perfect for rejuvenating your soul by reconnecting with nature. Book one of the yurts above before they become fully booked!

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