5 Best Yurts Near Willowemoc Wild Forest, New York - Updated 2021

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The wooded patch of land in Catskill Park is a forest reserve with roughly 40 mi (64 km) of hiking trails. Willowemoc Wild Forest is a favorite camping destination in New York, reachable within about two hours’ drive from New York City via Palisades Interstate Parkway. The forest offers visitors opportunities to fish, camp, and go horseback riding - backcountry activities that prove refreshing to urban dwellers. You may consider meditating in front of the majestic Awosting Falls if that helps you unwind. Winter sports such as skiing and snowmobiling are available too. If you want to spend your white Christmas in a rustic environment, you may very well stay in unique circular houses called yurts. Here are the best yurts near Willowemoc Wild Forest, New York.

1. Spacious two-story yurt on a farm (from USD 186)

A two-level yurt is not something you come across often. Well, this yurt rental in Hudson Valley will change that. You have extra floor space to sleep and entertain 6 guests, with a lot area that’s big enough at 700 sq ft (65 sq m). You also have an extensive outdoor space, as the house sits on a 27-ac (11-ha) farm with donkeys, chickens, bunnies, dogs, and horses - animals that you can interact with. Isn’t it refreshing living the country lifestyle, including grooming horses? You have a fully equipped kitchen, a private toilet and bath, and a spacious living room. An outdoor tub is available, too, for anyone fond of al fresco bathing under the stars. If you can’t get enough of stargazing, there’s a skylight accessible from the upper floor.

Cozy, Private Yurt on 27 acre Horse Farm
Accord, New York, United States
363 reviews
Yurt 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the shower is pretty weak and can use some love
couldn't turn on exhaust fan because it was covered with vines
the outdoor picnic table with the grill just takes adventure up a notch
it was a great opportunity to camp out with the comforts of bedroom bathroom and kitchen
the kitchen was big and fully stocked which was nice
Cleanliness:
the bathroom was stocked with clean towels
it was clean super cozy and surprisingly spacious
yurt was clean tub a bit small but good hot water
we had a wonderful stay everything was clean and arranged well and there was plenty of kitchen supplies available
Host:
the staff was very friendly
host is helpful and welcoming
tim was a great host kind and accommodating
super friendly and welcoming host and his awesome dogs
t is a very generous and accessible host who made us feel welcome but also gave us privacy
Location:
great place & great location would definitely go back
great location for discovering the hudson valley
close to home yet a perfect escape
nice and close to minnewaska state park and new paltz
t's place is a lovely spot for 2 night summer stay
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2. An artist's retreat house near Minnewaska Skate Park (from USD 90)

This 20-ft (6-m) yurt is within the compound of Arts On Site Residency and Retreat Center (AOS R&R) at the Shawangunk Mountains. The center is ideal for artists, or aspiring artists, who need a quiet space for inspiration or concentration. The yurt sleeps six and has access to a shared kitchen and bathroom. In these communal spaces, you can socialize and share stories with others. If you want to raise your energy level, consider hiking in Minnewaska Skate Park, where the mountain and lake trails are scenic. You can also consider executing yoga poses in the magnificent Awosting Falls - that’s only if you wish to.

20' Yurt in the Shawangunk Mountains
Kerhonkson, New York, United States
60 reviews
Yurt 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
incredible location excellent atmosphere really nice showering/bathroom facility a place where creativity and connection with nature can flow
magical surroundings convenient to nature comfy beds and most of all super nice people
communal kitchen and bath houses clean and organized and very much complete with all the cooking utensils
beautiful land to hike around and comfortable lodgings
the kitchen and bathroom in the common space were great kyle was welcoming and his dogs were amazing
Cleanliness:
the bathhouse is also clean and the shower was great
very peaceful quiet and clean
the bathrooms are very spacious and clean
from the size and cleanliness of the yurts to the amazing art in the bathrooms
very clean common spaces nice yurt close by
Host:
the hosts are very nice and accommodating
beautiful space friendly and kind host
kyle was very helpful and kind
super nice space and friendly hosts
we had the best time the hosts are incredibly kind and welcoming and the property is gorgeous
Location:
great location in the forest and near amazing hikes
kyle’s place is unique and special
a fun and interesting place to stay when you are visiting new paltz
a beautiful place to come & check out with friends & family
beautiful place just a few hours outside new york city
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3. Elegant farmhouse with ensuite bath and private deck (from USD 232)

This yurt-style farmhouse fits four people comfortably with two twin beds available. It features a kitchenette, a seating area, and a private ensuite bathroom with a bathtub - all styled elegantly. You can view the vast organic farm from your private deck while you sip coffee. Consider stargazing at night, too. The yurt lies near the Shawangunk Ridge, where you can spend productive hours hiking and burning calories.

Fern - Kos Retreats @ Frogs Hollow Farm
Gardiner, New York, United States
98 reviews
Yurt 3 Beds 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the breakfast baskets were delicious too
the bed was unbelievably comfortable and the view of the mountains was incredible
modern and clean bathroom comfortable beds decent amount of space for our family of four
my mom is gluten/dairy free and they were great in accommodating that with a yummy hand delivered breakfast
breakfast was icing on the cake she was so generous to cater to our dairy free needs
Cleanliness:
everything was very clean and lots of attention put into details
the bathroom was very nice and clean
quiet clean a slice of paradise
it was immaculately clean very well designed and so cozy
wonderful hosts very clean and peaceful
Host:
mia was the perfect host
thank you to our hosts
mia is a great host
mia was an amazing host
mia was a lovely host
Location:
close to several wineries amazing hiking cute restaurants for takeout
its location was perfect for our planned hikes
it’s a very close drive to a lot of cool local spots
it was very close and easy to get to minnewaska state park
great place to get away and relax
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4. Fancy house for two in an organic farm (from USD 232)

Do you want a nice getaway place for the weekend? This 450-sq ft (42-sq m) yurt for 2 offers privacy in a tranquil setting - a vast organic farm, to be exact. It has a queen bed, an ensuite bathroom with a tub, a kitchenette, a lounge, and a workspace. Enjoy quiet conversations before turning in at night on your private patio. Best of all, you can reach the property that’s about 15 minutes from New Paltz, New York, and explore mountain trails in Shawangunk Ridge in only a few minutes.

Bluebell - Kos Retreats @ Frogs Hollow Farm
Gardiner, New York, United States
89 reviews
Yurt 1 Bed 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we stayed for 2 nights and enjoyed the place their breakfast and amazing sunsets with a firepit
we are 5 months pregnant and this place gave us a more than comfortable outdoor experience
) the yurt is thoughtfully appointed with excellent a/c coffee maker + milk comfy bed and a roomy tub
very nice bathroom as well
Cleanliness:
everything was very clean and comfortable
welcoming well-appointed and very clean
great experience very clean lovely scenery thoughtful and delicious breakfast
loved the yurt it was very clean and much more modern and comfortable than we expected
the place is spacious and amazingly clean the whole setup in the yurt is warm and fuzzy
Host:
mia was a wonderful host
mia and john were perfect hosts
the hosts are kind and very thoughtful
mia and john are amazing hosts on top of everything
gracious hosts beautiful surroundings
Location:
the location is great too a quick 10 min drive to the near by mohonk preserve
great location-close to a lot of great hiking
the location is beautiful overlooking a field and the mountains in the distance
perfect location for easy drives to area activities
the yurt is located within 15 minutes of some pretty amazing hikes and walking trails
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5. Sunny circular tent for glamping and horse riding

This rental property sits in the heart of a 27-ac (11-ha) horse field, away from the city noise. You can come around the barns and view the different horse breeds. The yurt accommodates eight, perfect for a holiday with friends and family. You have 700 sq ft (65 sq m) of cheerfully decorated interior space all to yourselves. You have a full kitchen with an oven, a private bath, a lounge, and a dining area. Outside, you have a barbecue facility, a fire pit, camp chairs, and even an outdoor tub. The house is behind a hill and is near a stream, appropriate for walking or jogging in the morning.

Yurt in very private spot on 27 acre Horse Farm w/ hot tub
20 reviews
House 8 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
ed's cabin and both were comfortable
full bathroom with great pressure hot and cold water private bedroom with beautiful comfortable queen size bed
we had breakfast in the farm house the next day and it was beautiful and delicious
Cleanliness:
the yurt was clean and clearly well maintained
Host:
thank you tom you are a fantastic host
they were extremely hospitable and the yurt was cozy warm and inspiring
beautiful grounds friendly farm animals abound private and ingenious set up within the yurt itself
great job by angelica the caretaker
tim and beth are awesome super helpful friendly and have a great farm
Location:
wonderful place to spend a nice quiet new years
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Take a breather in homey yurts

New York City life can overwhelm you. You need nature to destress and recharge your energy. Drive up to the scenic Willowemoc Wild Forest and stay comfortably at unique circular houses, fondly called yurts. We’ve picked the best yurts near Willowemoc Wild Forest, New York, to ensure you have the cooking and bathing essentials you need while you’re in a country setting. After all, we know that a home design affects mental clarity.

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Jahz is a Philippine-based writer who enjoys solo travels as much as group adventures. She believes that life is too short to be spent living in one place, so she makes it a point to experience a...Read more

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