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Top 12 Airbnb Yurts In Northern California - Updated 2020

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How many things to see and do can you find in a single place without ever getting bored? Well, in Northern California, the list is endless and the variety is huge. Sprawling across 48 counties, one can imagine that this massive area has a wealth of activities and sightseeing spots to visit. Northern California is home to the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains and the mesmerizing Lake Tahoe, which is definitely worth a visit. Go biking, canoeing, boating, river tubing or explore the best hiking and trekking spots in Northern California. A walk to the University of California Davis Arboretum will absolutely amaze you, while wineries with impressive architecture and lovely gardens will simply leave you speechless. In order to have these treasures within easy reach, we thought it’d best if you could stay in a comfy yurt, usually tucked away in the forest, yet very close to city center, so that you can make the most out of your experience. Read on to find out more about the 12 best yurts in Northern California and book one today for your next adventure!

1. Cozy little yurt (from USD 114)

One of the best yurt rentals in Northern California for a couple who wishes to escape for the weekend, this charming rental might be simple but it is absolutely comfy and efficient. It comes with a double bed, a small but functional kitchenette, and lovely decoration all over the place. Right outside the yurt, there is a pretty rustic shower and a compost toilet as well, while guests are also welcome to use a common side yard fitted with a fire chimney. Bus lines and ferries to San Francisco run nearby the property, and several great waterfront trails and parks are within easy reach.

Cozy Alameda yurt, great for a weekend escape!
Alameda, California, United States
201 reviews
Yurt 1 Bed 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the outdoor shower was invigorating with views of stunning hanging flowers above
bed was extra comfortable with lots of blankets
it is relatively comfortable for a sofa-bed
the place was perfect – cozy private and very relaxing
super hot shower on cold mornings or evenings
ethan is an amazing host
ethan was a great host and he definitely created something magical with this yurt
ethan is a great host really welcoming and helpful
ethan's yurt is a one of a kind place
craig and ethan are awesome and very helpful
the location is great and close to many attractions
public transportation is close by and easy to use
super close to oakland and san francisco
the location is fantastic and ethan has been very accommodating
great weekend getaway so peaceful but within walking distance to shops and restaurants
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2. Lovely, comfy yurt (from USD 175)

This rather spacious and tastefully decorated yurt may accommodate up to four guests, ideally families, as it is equipped with three beds, a small dining area, all basic cooking utensils, a washer, and indoor as well as outdoor showers. Be prepared to truly disconnect from the outside world, since Wi-Fi is unavailable. But fret not, the variety of animals in the locale is more than enough to make up for the lack of Wi-Fi. The added cherry on top is its prime location within easy reach of the beautiful village of Mendocino and Jughandle Beach.

YURT / 33 Acres / Ocean 1 Mile
Caspar, California, United States
152 reviews
Yurt 3 Beds 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the accommodations heated pool and compound are excellent
spacious and comfortable yurt nestled between forests and meadows with a therapy pool for soaking right next door
the pool and bath house are wonderful - it's like having your own private day spa
the place is clean and comfy
the grounds are spotless endless and gorgeous with beautiful wildlife and clean accommodations
her property is beautiful quiet clean and presented for comfort and peace for the soul
all amenities are top notch very clean and inviting
catherine's yurt was a wonderful experience for us everything was clean and ready when we arrived
they were kind accommodating and patient
wonderful property and a great host
kind down to earth and informative people
catherine was an amazing host the property is quite beautiful and the yurt is a gem
this yurt and it’s hosts are fantastic just off the highway private and peaceful
we found it an incredibly fair price for the location and accommodations
perfect location to explore both mendocino and fort bragg
very comfortable and quiet place in a remote location but near enough to town and restaurants
perfectly hosted- far enough away to feel like you are alone but close enough if you need anything
nicely situated between downtown mendocino and fort bragg; close to caspar beach
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3. Cozy yurt

If you’re looking for conveniently located yurts for rent in California, then this amazing yurt is the perfect choice for you. It is located in the heart of Tahoe Vista, only a five-minute walk from the beach and several restaurants. It is, however, surrounded by trees, and the peaceful ambiance will make you feel as if you were sleeping in nature’s lap. The yurt itself consists of a comfy double bed, a full-size futon, a small sink, and a heater, while the bathroom and the kitchen are found inside the main house which is inhabited by the owner. Basic amenities are provided, but don’t expect Wi-Fi or TV; the place is meant to provide a media detox.

Yurt in Tahoe Vista
Tahoe Vista, California, United States
194 reviews
Private room in yurt 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was comfortable and heater kept us warm overnight
really enjoyed our stay at the yurt dawn’s place had great amenities and thoughtful touches that made it comfortable
very comfortable plenty of space and i liked the record player
the room was very clean and they have a heater if it gets too cold at night
the bed was super comfortable
very clean and well kept
it had everything we needed and was very clean
yurt was cozy clean and comfortable
kind and accommodating hosts
the owners are very sweet
the hosts are kind and communicate quickly
super host and very kind
this is a very nice yurt and a memorable experience the hosts were very accommodating and friendly
great location as well
the location is ideal being a short walk to the beach and close to lots of restaurants
it is a rare find for great location yet you still feel secluded
the location was beautiful right there on the water and so close to northstar
the place is well located close to the beautiful taohe lake
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4. Charming yurt (from USD 94)

Any solo traveler, couple, or friends, are welcome in this cozy yurt located in the beautiful Grass Valley, a short 16-kilometer (10-mile) drive away from Nevada City. The studio comes with a king-size bed, a desk, a dining table, a wood-burning stove, and a camp toilet for emergency purposes. Otherwise, a full private bathroom located inside the main house, few steps far from the yurt, and a camp kitchen kit are available for guests to use. Wi-Fi here is not so reliable, but you can rest assured that the sound speakers in the studio and the books will keep you entertained during your stay.

Yurt Living in Grass Valley (pets allowed)
Grass Valley, California, United States
63 reviews
Yurt 1 Bed 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the king size bed and six speaker sound system are reason enough to come to this beautiful yurt
the bathroom really wasn't that far away and the personal touches like the typewriter books art etc
the king size bed was amazingly comfortable and i really appreciated having a hammock to lie in
it's such a great price for a cozy comfortable and clean place to stay with our dog
the private full bathroom was spacious and clean
we particularly enjoy the comfortable king-sized bed the crackling fire in the wood stove and sparkling clean bathroom
it was extremely serene comfortable immaculately clean and heather and allen were wonderful hosts
heather's yurt is very comfortable clean and convenient — and nicely decorated too
a wonderful yurt with wonderful hosts
heather was a great host
heather was a great host
heather was a perfect host
heather is a wonderful host with a great eye for design and creativity
location is great too
such a beautiful yurt and location
a perfect place to get away from it all
the location was lovely not too noisy and close to rivers and cute towns
it's also pretty close to to some good hikes bike trails and a river
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5. Self-contained yurt (from USD 159)

This impressive yurt is equipped with everything that you will possibly need when vacationing in nature. The place comes with a queen-size bed, a dining table, an indoor fireplace, and a futon, while an accompanying trailer nearby features a fully-functional kitchen, a complete bathroom, as well as a washer and a dryer. This California yurt rental is close to many restaurants, shops, and a good number of hiking trails. If you decide to travel further, San Francisco is just a short 45-minute drive away, but if you prefer some beautiful beaches, then drive 30 minutes to find the beachside city of Bolinas.

Rustic Forest Retreat
Forest Knolls, California, United States
330 reviews
Yurt 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was super fast for streaming
both bed and sofa bed were comfortable
chris had the heater on and it was the perfect temperature inside for us upon arrival
beautiful touches and a warm and cozy trailer for showers and coffee
comfortable peaceful tv-free stay with my teenagers
clean warm and peaceful
it is clean quaint spacious and private
the space is clean and the bed is extremely comfortable
very comfortable and clean
the kitchen and bathroom were well appointed and clean too
chris was an awesome host with unbelievably quick response time
chris provided excellent directions and was very responsive
chris was a welcoming host and very responsive when we had questions
the host even had that all prepared as well
chris is a wonderful host
the location is great
great food spots within a close driving distance
great place for a quick retreat away from the hustle of the work week
- great location and wonderful way to wake up in the morning
there was cute little touches that made the place fantastic
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6. Sophisticated yurt (from USD 156)

This fully equipped yurt is the ideal getaway for a couple and consists of a rather functional kitchen, a modern bathroom, a double bed, and numerous small touches that will make your stay unforgettable. Down the hill, you can find a hot tub to please yourself while gazing at the river. Of course, rafting is the number one activity around here, but the Marshall Gold Discovery Park and Museum, as well as several wineries, are within easy reach. The only thing missing is the TV, but who actually needs it when you have so much to see and do right outside your door?

Sophisticated yurt
Lotus, California, United States
283 reviews
Yurt 1 Bed 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a beautiful and comfortable yurt with all the amenities and some nice extra touches
i could stay there for a long period of time and be completely comfortable with the included amenities
the bed is super comfortable with great sheets
it was very clean and had many kitchen amenities which made cooking a breeze
they have thought of all the details to make it a wonderful and comfortable stay
so easy and clean and peaceful
the space is clean spacious and serene
it has everything you need and is very comfortable clean and nicely decorated
everything in the yurt was clean & useful
the yurt was very nice and clean perfect for a weekend of relaxation in the foothills
bob & faith were wonderful hosts and their yurt was an amazing escape
the hosts were very kind and helpful
the yurt is a one of a kind experience
they were very quick to respond to any questions that i had and very friendly hosts
the hosts were very friendly and knowledgeable of all the best places
amazing location and unique place to stay
loved the location the hot tub
very peaceful and relaxing location right by the river
cool location and the hot tub is awesome
they can expect a relaxing time in a beautiful location
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7. Luxury yurt with spa (from USD 154)

If you want to try yurt camping in California, then this rental that is ideal for two guests, offers luxe comforts with a great outdoor experience. Located between wineries, the yurt is near the American River, one of the top river camping spots in California. Guests may undertake rafting, swimming or even hiking in the surrounding areas. Except for a double bed and a dining table, there is also a fridge inside the yurt. Guests may use the stove and the grill right outside to prepare their own meals, although cooking utensils are not provided. The highlight of the property is definitely the pool and the spa, especially when combined with magnificent sunset views.

Sunset Yurt – stunning infinity pool
Garden Valley, California, United States
220 reviews
Yurt 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
also very very little cell service and the wifi was pretty slow and spotty
the beautiful pool and gorgeous views were definite highlights
lovely escape with great views amazing pool and killer views
the pool and heated spa were great to catch the sunsets
gorgeous view and the hot tub /pool area is very nice
the bedding and towels were super clean without the sticky smell of a typical hotel sheets
clean quiet private and very comfortable
plenty of supplies to clean up from bbq dinner
the place was clean and the infinity pool was amazing
i’m deeply concerned about the safety and cleanliness of this place
the hosts were extremely responsive
beautiful property and the hosts are great
definitely nice people and great hosts who anticipate the every possible need of their guests
tamara was super responsive
they were very responsive with any questions we had and everything on the property was labeled very clearly
the location is beautiful and serene
this place is absolute paradise
amazing place in the middle of the forest
beautiful place plenty of places to hike and a very cute town close by
it’s a perfect place to get away from the city and relax
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8. A glamping suite for a nature retreat (from USD 167)

If you are a solo traveler looking to have a memorable experience in the middle of nature, or traveling with your partner and want to enjoy a romantic escape, this glamping yurt is perfect for you. Wake up to the stunning views of nature every morning before you meditate or practice yoga. Facilities you can enjoy here include an outdoor bath and shower, a community kitchen, and a Scandinavian-style cedar sauna.

Enchanted Forest Yurt and Spa in the Sierras
Nevada City, California, United States
83 reviews
Private room in yurt 1 Bed 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
communal kitchen is very well stocked
the baths sauna yoga room were all great
the tent was also perfect and comfortable
the yurt stay was really comfortable and fully equipped with heaters and fans
the kitchen is great to work in as well
it was very clean and relaxing
so peaceful with very clean modern accommodations
the room is clean and cozy
the outdoor bathtubs were divine and the yurt was very clean and comfortable
such a wonderful getaway in the mountains the property is beautiful clean and spacious
everyone was so graceful and accommodating
hosts were very kind and welcoming
ruby is an excellent host
easy cooking and friendly staff and other occupants
close to the yuba friendly host and staff and highly recommend
this place is super cute and away from everything
great location for quickly getting to the river
the river is soooo close and there's a nice market nearby for groceries
the location setting and attention to detail here were amazing
this is the perfect place for a relaxing weekend retreat
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9. Large bright yurt

Settled in a beautiful rural setting, yet very close to city center of Carmel, this spacious yurt may sleep up to five guests (including children above 7 years old) with two double beds and one single bed. The yurt also features a small kitchenette and a dining table, while a private bathroom is located inside the main house, just a few steps away. Wi-Fi, a home theatre, and a lovely, private hot tub right on the deck of the yurt are all at your disposal. Monterey Bay Aquarium is just 20 minutes away, and likewise, the Big Sur village another 35 from the property.

Carmel River Yurt Retreat
Carmel, California, United States
1019 reviews
Yurt 3 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

10. Eco-yurt retreat

Hidden away on a farm surrounded by trees and animals, yet very close to the town center, is this lovely yurt ideal for four guests. It features two bunk beds and offers great privacy on a two-acre farm. Sebastopol is just 1.6 kilometers (one mile) away. Among the amenities provided here, guests may enjoy free Wi-Fi, a kitchenette, a bathroom with a compost toilet, and hot and cold running water as well. Horses and chickens live happily around the beautiful yurt, creating a lovely atmosphere.

Eco-yurt retreat

11. Large forest retreat yurt

Ideal for families, this spacious yurt is able to host up to six guests in four single beds and one double bed. There is plenty of natural light filtering in through the ceiling dome and the windows, while at night, a window to a sky full of stars opens, making the place a truly magical one. There are numerous things to do during your stay - you can choose from wine tasting, golf, fishing, sailing, or hiking the Big Basin National Park just situated 10 minutes away from the yurt. Some wonderful beaches are also just a short 30-minute drive away, so the options are endless.

Amazing Yurt for 6 in a Redwood Forest Eco-Retreat
Boulder Creek, California, United States
129 reviews
Yurt 5 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

12. A Mongolian yurt with modern amenities

Enjoy a comfortable and pleasant stay at this Mongolian yurt that guarantees a unique experience. The yurt comes with all the modern facilities and amenities possible, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Providing five comfortable beds and one bathroom, the yurt is excellent for six people. As a guest, you can pamper yourself with an outdoor kitchen, a barbecue grill, a hammock, a hot tub, an outdoor shower, a sauna, and a swimming pool, among other amenities.

Mongolian Yurt in the Gold Country
Colfax, California, United States
256 reviews
Yurt 5 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Luxury camping in the forest

Choose any of the aforementioned 12 best yurts in Northern California to have a memorable holiday or even a well-rested stopover and you won’t regret it! Enjoy the sounds of the forest and the tranquillity that comes with it, but don’t forget to explore what the area has to offer.

Frequently asked questions about Airbnb yurts in Northern California

1. Which yurts in California’s North Coast have nice views?

A few yurts in California’s North Coast have nice views. If you are keen on staying at a property that offers amazing views, then you could book this luxury yurt with a spa or this glamping suite for a nature retreat.

2. Which yurts in California’s North Coast are good for couples?

Several yurts in California’s North Coast are good for couples. For the best options, choose from the following Airbnbs: i) cozy little yurt ii) charming yurt iii) sophisticated yurt.

3. Which are the best budget-friendly yurts in Northern California?

Many budget-friendly yurts are available in Northern California. We recommend the following best options: i) charming yurt ii) cozy yurt in Tahoe Vista iii) glamping suite for a nature retreat.

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