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9 Best Yurts Near Algonquin Park, Canada

Melanie
Published May 24, 2018

Established in 1893, Algonquin Provincial Park is the oldest park in Canada. Situated between Georgian Bay and the Ottawa River, its 7,653 square kilometer (2,954.8 sq mi) area is covered by trees and over 2,000 lakes and rivers, making this the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Complete the experience of spending some time communing with nature without sacrificing comfort–as well as convenience–by staying in one of the yurts that are available for rental in the vicinity. Check out this list if you are interested in staying in one of these unique yurts during your holiday in or around Algonquin Provincial Park.

1. Private lakeside yurt and wooden cottage combo (from 294 USD)

This yurt and wooden cottage combo is right by the waterfront, making this a perfect accommodation for those who love canoeing (a canoe is available for guests’ use). Meanwhile, two pairs of snowshoes will also be provided during winter so that guests can still enjoy spending time outdoors even during the cooler months. A fire pit is also on-site to help complete the camping experience in this rental. Guided nature tours may be provided for interested guests. The cottage itself is eco-friendly, and is equipped with a wood stove and is solar-powered. Drinking water is available on-site. Pets are welcome here, provided that the host is given notice early that they will be brought by guests.

Private lakeside yurt and wooden cottage combo

Price: from 294 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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2. Yurt experience in Northern Ontario (from 77 USD)

This yurt is nestled in a forest and lies just beside the Amable du Fond River at a farm near Algonquin Park. Guests are welcome to rent one of the canoes so they can spend a few hours lazing in the river, or they can simply don their bathing suits and have fun swimming. Besides having fun in the waters, guests can enjoy other outdoor activities such as hiking (where they can catch glimpses of the local wildlife) and snowshoeing during winter. Alternatively, guests can simply hang out in the cabana right outside the yurt if they want to enjoy views of the great outdoors right on their doorstep.

Yurt experience in Northern Ontario

Price: from 77 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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3. Northern yurt experience (from 97 USD)

Boasting of a second floor, supposedly the only one of its kind in Canada, this 32-foot (9.75 m) yurt is large enough to accommodate as many as 13 people. Amable du Fond River, where guests can enjoy swimming, canoeing, and fishing, is just a few steps away from this rental. Short and long hiking trails are also within the vicinity for those who want to enjoy dryer outdoor adventures. Guests are also welcome to explore the farm where the yurt is located, which serves as the home of horses and buffalo. Pets are welcome in this property.

Northern yurt experience

Price: from 97 USD

Number of Guests: 13

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Algonquin Provincial Park and also compare the prices with airbnbs in Algonquin Provincial Park

4. Salmon River wilderness camp (from 79 USD)

Located in a 300-acre (121.4 hectare) private land, this rental allows guests to enjoy their privacy while exploring the wilderness of the Land O’ Lakes region of Eastern Ontario. Salmon River, where visitors can enjoy swimming or canoeing, is just a few steps away from the yurt (the canoe, paddles, and lifejackets are provided by the host). The yurt comes with a domed skylight, allowing guests to go stargazing. Do note that there is neither running water nor electricity in the property.

Salmon river wilderness camp

Price: from 79 USD

Number of Guests: 2

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Algonquin Provincial Park and also compare the prices with airbnbs in Algonquin Provincial Park

5. A yurt in the forest (from 39 USD)

While located in a forest, this yurt remains within driving distance to local attractions such as Algonquin Park, Opeongo Hills Nordic Ski Club, and Wilno Tavern. While simply furnished, the rental has facilities that allow guests to charge their phones during their stay, and it also comes with an electricity-powered light to make it easy for visitors to find their way around the rental. There is Wi-Fi access on the driveway. Guests can also enjoy massage and reflexology treatments as well as yoga lessons for an additional fee.

A yurt in the forest

Price: from 39 USD

Number of Guests: 4

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Algonquin Provincial Park and also compare the prices with airbnbs in Algonquin Provincial Park

6. Nature's harmony, Mongolian yurt (from 76 USD)

Situated in a secluded location, this rental provides guests with magnificent views of the Laurentian Mountains. Cooking can be done on the barbecue or the fire pit right outside the rental, while the kitchen itself is furnished with plates and cutlery for visitors who want to eat right on the property. Trekking trails are just a short distance away from here. During winter, guests can also enjoy snowshoeing or cross-country skiing on-site. The yurt has no electricity, so guests are encouraged to bring their own lighting (e.g., lanterns or flashlights) so they can find their way around it at night. They are also requested to bring their own comforters and sleeping bags for use during their stay.

Nature's harmony - Mongolian yurt

Price: from 76 USD

Number of Guests: 4

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Algonquin Provincial Park and also compare the prices with airbnbs in Algonquin Provincial Park

7. Off-grid forest camping yurt (from 97 USD)

Surrounded by pine trees, this rental puts guests within proximity to outdoor activities such as trekking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. This yurt features a wood stove that can be used not just to heat up the space but also to prepare light meals indoors, which is perfect for cooler days. Drinking water is provided for guests so they don’t have to worry about bringing their own. As a fun piece of trivia, the property served as the site of an alleged UFO sighting back in 1992.

Off-grid forest camping yurt

Price: from 97 USD

Number of Guests: 4

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Algonquin Provincial Park and also compare the prices with airbnbs in Algonquin Provincial Park

8. Forest yurt (from 84 USD)

This rental may be tucked inside a private forest, but it is also in relative proximity to commercial establishments such as restaurants, bakeries, produce stands, and a grocery store. Guests who will be staying for 3 days or longer are welcome to use the shower in the main house. The yurt itself has electricity, and it even has a mini-fridge, a heaven-sent appliance for those who can’t live without their cold beverages. The rental also has an indoor stovetop, and there is also a barbecue outside for those who prefer outdoor cooking.

Forest Yurt

Price: from 84 USD

Number of Guests: 2

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Algonquin Provincial Park and also compare the prices with airbnbs in Algonquin Provincial Park

9. Mongolian yurt at Terra Perma (from 110 USD)

Providing guests with a scenic view of a valley, this rental allows them to peek at the magnificent night sky thanks to the large skylight on the roof of the yurt. The reception area has Internet, and guests are also welcome to charge their electronic devices here. Guests are requested to bring their own mosquito netting and/or repellent, cooler, ice, towels, and lighting during their stay here.

Mongolian yurt at Terra Perma

Price: from 110 USD

Number of Guests: 4

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Algonquin Provincial Park and also compare the prices with airbnbs in Algonquin Provincial Park

Comfortable camping experience

Staying in a yurt allows people to experience the thrill of being close to nature while still remaining comfortable, which is great for first-time campers and those who can’t live without amenities such as restrooms and beds. Stay in one of these yurts near Algonquin Park and feel close to its many natural wonders.

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Melanie Sison was bitten by the travel bug when she was younger. She was able to go around her home country as a development worker. She considers freelancing for Trip 101 to be a combination of...Read more

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