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 17 best yurts in Northern California and book one today for your next adventure!
Couples will truly rediscover glamping in this 30-foot (9-meter) diameter yurt nestled atop a hill in West Sonoma County. Aside from being located in a peaceful neighborhood, the yurt also offers sweeping views of redwoods and vineyards.
While it is a secluded and private stay to commune with nature, it is furnished with modern amenities and conveniences that exude a contemporary Californian vibe. It has a heavenly queen canopy bed with privacy curtains, a sleeper sofa, an air-conditioning system, Wi-Fi, and a Smart TV with Netflix.
There is also a fully equipped kitchen with an island and bar stools. The bathhouse is set on a private deck a few steps from the yurt. It is complete with a shower, a sink, a toilet, and a cast iron outdoor soaking tub under an oak tree. Guests can also lounge or dine at the back sundeck and enjoy the views.
Modern Yurt with Vineyard ViewsSebastopol, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsalso the bed as well as the couch were super comfywonderful views great attention to detail with all the amenities you could need cozy and uniquethe views were great and we had a comfortable expereiencefinal thoughts: excellent coffee beans and french press super comfy sleeping arrangements awesome vinyl collection best shower everthe yurt also has a heater/ac but we’re pretty comfortablespotlessly clean too would definitely recommendeverything was very cozy clean and relaxingthe cleanliness decor amenities and personal touches were amazingsparkling clean with everything you might need and stylish would be the best way to resume it allthe yurt is super clean cozy and warm in perfect location and beautiful views
Host:ashley and justin are amazing hostsashley and justin were amazing hosts -- very responsive and caringashley & justin are such awesome hosts super responsive and thoughtfulthe yurt and it's hosts are thoughtful warm and invitingashley and justin thought of everything and were so kind and accommodatingRead more reviewsamazing unique spot in a great locationit really is magnificent and was the best location to spend our weekendawesome location - secluded while just several minutes from downtown sebastopolsuch a cute modern place to staywe wish we could've stayed longer in this surreal place
This luxurious yurt in Gasquet, California is a destination all on its own. The spacious rental is equipped with a well-furnished living area, a dining table, an equipped kitchen area, a separate bedroom with a queen-size bed, and a private bathroom. Two hide-a-beds in the living area provide extra sleeping accommodations.
Though the inside is luxuriously furnished, the outdoor space is charming too. The front entrance of the yurt directly faces the gazebo, which contains a table set for four. Beside this is a private hot tub. As the property is steps away from the river, guests can enjoy various activities such as tubing and fishing.
Total Seclusion in This Relaxing Getaway
Top guest reviewsyurt was exceptionally comfortable with ac fan and windows for air flow6 of us stayed comfortably we brought two air bedsthere is one bedroom one sofa bed and one bunker bed to fit six peoplewifi works for basic communication cell service is limited which we lovedthe yurt was cozy clean and fit six of us very comfortablyhot tub was clean and already heated up when we arrived
Host:kris & mike were very accommodating easy to contact and kindmike and kris are kind and welcoming to their propertythey anticipated our needs and were very helpfulthe communication with the host is clear and timelykris was prompt and helpful with information before and during our tripRead more reviewsamazing location of this yurtwe enjoyed eating at the gazebo and seeing the deer walk very near byeverything about this place was perfect
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 poolGarden Valley, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsalso very very little cell service and the wifi was pretty slow and spottythe beautiful pool and gorgeous views were definite highlightslovely escape with great views amazing pool and killer viewsthe pool and heated spa were great to catch the sunsetsgorgeous view and the hot tub /pool area is very nicethe bedding and towels were super clean without the sticky smell of a typical hotel sheetsclean quiet private and very comfortableplenty of supplies to clean up from bbq dinnerthe place was clean and the infinity pool was amazingi’m deeply concerned about the safety and cleanliness of this place
Host:the hosts were extremely responsivebeautiful property and the hosts are greatdefinitely nice people and great hosts who anticipate the every possible need of their gueststamara was super responsivethey were very responsive with any questions we had and everything on the property was labeled very clearlyRead more reviewsthe location is beautiful and serenethis place is absolute paradiseamazing place in the middle of the forestbeautiful place plenty of places to hike and a very cute town close byit’s a perfect place to get away from the city and relax
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 SierrasNevada City, California, United States
Top guest reviewscommunal kitchen is very well stockedthe baths sauna yoga room were all greatthe tent was also perfect and comfortablethe yurt stay was really comfortable and fully equipped with heaters and fansthe kitchen is great to work in as wellit was very clean and relaxingso peaceful with very clean modern accommodationsthe room is clean and cozythe outdoor bathtubs were divine and the yurt was very clean and comfortablesuch a wonderful getaway in the mountains the property is beautiful clean and spacious
Host:everyone was so graceful and accommodatinghosts were very kind and welcomingruby is an excellent hosteasy cooking and friendly staff and other occupantsclose to the yuba friendly host and staff and highly recommendRead more reviewsthis place is super cute and away from everythinggreat location for quickly getting to the riverthe river is soooo close and there's a nice market nearby for groceriesthe location setting and attention to detail here were amazingthis is the perfect place for a relaxing weekend retreat
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 MileCaspar, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe accommodations heated pool and compound are excellentspacious and comfortable yurt nestled between forests and meadows with a therapy pool for soaking right next doorthe pool and bath house are wonderful - it's like having your own private day spathe place is clean and comfythe grounds are spotless endless and gorgeous with beautiful wildlife and clean accommodationsher property is beautiful quiet clean and presented for comfort and peace for the soulall amenities are top notch very clean and invitingcatherine's yurt was a wonderful experience for us everything was clean and ready when we arrived
Host:they were kind accommodating and patientwonderful property and a great hostkind down to earth and informative peoplecatherine was an amazing host the property is quite beautiful and the yurt is a gemthis yurt and it’s hosts are fantastic just off the highway private and peacefulRead more reviewswe found it an incredibly fair price for the location and accommodationsperfect location to explore both mendocino and fort braggvery comfortable and quiet place in a remote location but near enough to town and restaurantsperfectly hosted- far enough away to feel like you are alone but close enough if you need anythingnicely situated between downtown mendocino and fort bragg; close to caspar beach
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 yurtLotus, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsa beautiful and comfortable yurt with all the amenities and some nice extra touchesi could stay there for a long period of time and be completely comfortable with the included amenitiesthe bed is super comfortable with great sheetsit was very clean and had many kitchen amenities which made cooking a breezethey have thought of all the details to make it a wonderful and comfortable stayso easy and clean and peacefulthe space is clean spacious and sereneit has everything you need and is very comfortable clean and nicely decoratedeverything in the yurt was clean & usefulthe yurt was very nice and clean perfect for a weekend of relaxation in the foothills
Host:bob & faith were wonderful hosts and their yurt was an amazing escapethe hosts were very kind and helpfulthe yurt is a one of a kind experiencethey were very quick to respond to any questions that i had and very friendly hoststhe hosts were very friendly and knowledgeable of all the best placesRead more reviewsamazing location and unique place to stayloved the location the hot tubvery peaceful and relaxing location right by the rivercool location and the hot tub is awesomethey can expect a relaxing time in a beautiful location
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
Top guest reviewsthe outdoor shower was invigorating with views of stunning hanging flowers abovebed was extra comfortable with lots of blanketsit is relatively comfortable for a sofa-bedthe place was perfect – cozy private and very relaxingsuper hot shower on cold mornings or evenings
Host:ethan is an amazing hostethan was a great host and he definitely created something magical with this yurtethan is a great host really welcoming and helpfulethan's yurt is a one of a kind placecraig and ethan are awesome and very helpfulRead more reviewsthe location is great and close to many attractionspublic transportation is close by and easy to usesuper close to oakland and san franciscothe location is fantastic and ethan has been very accommodatinggreat weekend getaway so peaceful but within walking distance to shops and restaurants
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 RetreatForest Knolls, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe wifi was super fast for streamingboth bed and sofa bed were comfortablechris had the heater on and it was the perfect temperature inside for us upon arrivalbeautiful touches and a warm and cozy trailer for showers and coffeecomfortable peaceful tv-free stay with my teenagersclean warm and peacefulit is clean quaint spacious and privatethe space is clean and the bed is extremely comfortablevery comfortable and cleanthe kitchen and bathroom were well appointed and clean too
Host:chris was an awesome host with unbelievably quick response timechris provided excellent directions and was very responsivechris was a welcoming host and very responsive when we had questionsthe host even had that all prepared as wellchris is a wonderful hostRead more reviewsthe location is greatgreat food spots within a close driving distancegreat place for a quick retreat away from the hustle of the work week- great location and wonderful way to wake up in the morningthere was cute little touches that made the place fantastic
Enjoy a romantic weekend with your partner in this 16-foot (5-meter) yurt set in a lush garden setting and complete with amenities to make you feel at home. It offers a dome skylight for nighttime stargazing, a WiFi connection, a comfortable bed, and space and utensils for dining.
You can enjoy some quality time together at the relaxing garden terrace, stargaze by the fire pit, or have a dip in the hot tub. A semi-private full bath is located just 20 ft (6 m) from where you stay. If you wish to explore nearby areas, you can have a stroll in Dimond Park, Sausal Creek trail, and more.
Private yurt in cozy and enchanting garden settingOakland, California, United States
Top guest reviewsit was just so adorable and the tv/fridge/arm chair/decor/garden area/coffee set-up were all nice touchesgreat space that was very comfortablethe yurt was impressively spacious with a multitude of amenities like wifi a tv microwave fridge and booksthe yurt is cute and there are lots of nice touches like a heater and a water jugyurt was great warm with a good space heateraccess to a bathroom that was very clean and had everything that you neededit was clean spacious perfect for 2 peopleextremely cozy gorgeous and cleansurprisingly clean no bug or noise issues (which i expected since i considered this "outdoor")overall the space is sparkling clean accessible and private
Host:phillip is a great hostphillip was very helpful on answering any questionsphillip is a great host and the yurt is so cozythe hosts were very accommodating and wanted us to feel as comfortable as possiblethe hosts were incredibly kind and accommodating they were quick to help us with anythingRead more reviewsthe location is also fabulous - very close to bart and good foodgreat place super nice cute pupbathroom was super close and accessible and in another really cute spacethis place was so so cuteamazing place to have a quite vacation in a beautiful garden setting
You don’t have to give up luxury to enjoy the relaxing and refreshing rewards of camping. This tastefully decorated 450-square-foot (42-square-meter) yurt nestled in a spacious private garden will give you the escape you need and the comfort and convenience of a luxury home. Complete with glass windows and wooden floors clad with exotic Moroccan rugs, the luxury yurt also sports a complete and highly functional kitchenette and a newly constructed modern bathroom just two steps away from the main structure.
If you wish to relax, you can enjoy lounging on the small patio or have a sunset walk at the beach which is only 4 miles (6.43 kilometers) away.
Luxury 24’ Yurt in beautiful half acre gardenSanta Cruz, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe bed was comfortable with a view out to a lovely gardenit was clean roomy and comfortable and met all of our expectationsRead more reviews
Host:peter the host was friendly and helpfulpeter was the consummate host accessible and helpful
Nestled in a peaceful old-growth forest near Mt. Shasta and McCloud, this 16-foot (5-meter) Mongolian yurt is a perfect base for a family of six members or a group of glamping friends who wish to enjoy nature. It has two bedrooms fitted with full-sized beds and even a toddler bed.
The yurt also sports a wood stove and a solar USB charging station for your electronics. Guests can use the outdoor shower and the composting toilet. The host also rents out the 250-square-foot (23-square-meter) private loft suite with a private bath, a full-size futon bed, and storage closets. Whichever accommodation you wish to avail of, you will have full access to the main house’s facilities that include kitchen, bath and shower, and laundry.
Yurt In Secluded Setting Near Mt Shasta & McCloudMcCloud, California, United States
Top guest reviewswith thoughtful touches and a comfortable bed
Host:stargazing was amazing and chris is a wonderful hostchris is an amazing hosthe is thoughtful and kind quick to respond to questions i hadall around beautiful property and amazing hostto top it off christopher has made our stay very hospitable warm and welcomingRead more reviewsthe location is beautiful and the yurt is cutecouldn't have asked for more super hospitable amazing location and the sauna is the cherry on topwe loved the location and christopher was very responsivethe convenience of being pretty close to everything mt shasta has to offer
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
Top guest reviewsthe king size bed and six speaker sound system are reason enough to come to this beautiful yurtthe bathroom really wasn't that far away and the personal touches like the typewriter books art etcthe king size bed was amazingly comfortable and i really appreciated having a hammock to lie init's such a great price for a cozy comfortable and clean place to stay with our dogthe private full bathroom was spacious and cleanwe particularly enjoy the comfortable king-sized bed the crackling fire in the wood stove and sparkling clean bathroomit was extremely serene comfortable immaculately clean and heather and allen were wonderful hostsheather's yurt is very comfortable clean and convenient — and nicely decorated too
Host:a wonderful yurt with wonderful hostsheather was a great hostheather was a great hostheather was a perfect hostheather is a wonderful host with a great eye for design and creativityRead more reviewslocation is great toosuch a beautiful yurt and locationa perfect place to get away from it allthe location was lovely not too noisy and close to rivers and cute townsit's also pretty close to to some good hikes bike trails and a river
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 CountryColfax, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe mattress i slept on was really comfortablethe ger is very spacious and super cozy with all the amenities you needthe pool with it’s sparkling water spacious deck and comfortable lounge chairs was a delightful place to hang outthe beds are big and comfortable and the heater works very wellwe enjoyed the pool the outdoor kitchen and all the amenitiesthe place was very clean and very cozythe hot tub was clean and nice to lounge inthe place was clean and organized as expectedthe property was super clean and had decorations for day and many many lights at night (gorg )
Host:the yurt is just gorgeous and stephanie richard are the absolute best hostsrichard and stephanie were amazing hosts from start to finishwonderful hosts most relaxing spacethey are top notch hosts and overall great peoplethe yurt and surroundings were wonderful and richard and stephanie were friendly and thoughtful hostsRead more reviewsclose to the wonderful stevens trailclose by to a lot of beautiful hiking and wine tastingthe location and unique accommodations are spectacular and one of a kindi would definitely recommend this location for anyone who wants to relax and have a great getawayif you are looking for a place to rest relax and catch your breath from your busy life
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 VistaTahoe Vista, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe bed was comfortable and heater kept us warm overnightreally enjoyed our stay at the yurt dawn’s place had great amenities and thoughtful touches that made it comfortablevery comfortable plenty of space and i liked the record playerthe room was very clean and they have a heater if it gets too cold at nightthe bed was super comfortablevery clean and well keptit had everything we needed and was very cleanyurt was cozy clean and comfortable
Host:kind and accommodating hoststhe owners are very sweetthe hosts are kind and communicate quicklysuper host and very kindthis is a very nice yurt and a memorable experience the hosts were very accommodating and friendlyRead more reviewsgreat location as wellthe location is ideal being a short walk to the beach and close to lots of restaurantsit is a rare find for great location yet you still feel secludedthe location was beautiful right there on the water and so close to northstarthe place is well located close to the beautiful taohe lake
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 RetreatCarmel, California, United States
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.
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-RetreatBoulder Creek, California, United States
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?
3. Which are the best budget-friendly yurts in Northern California?
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