13 Best Yurts In Alaska, USA - Updated 2023

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Originating from the nomadic groups of Central Asia, yurts have become a popular shelter option because of the ease in which they can be set up and transported. What’s more, these dome-like structures can be dressed up and furnished to be as comfortable and as glamorous as you want them to be. These qualities have made yurts a favorite for those who want to go glamping, and these structures have even made their way to unconventional tourist destinations. Check out this list of the 13 best yurts in Alaska, USA, ranging from rustic to luxurious.

1. Rustic yurt near the village of Talkeetna (from USD 85)

Those looking for conveniently located Alaska yurt rentals can consider this accommodation. This yurt is located just a short distance away from the village of Talkeetna, which will allow you to have access to restaurants, cafes, and shops, as well as activities such as hiking, biking, snowshoeing, ice fishing, ice-skating, rafting, and canoeing. The yurt itself, however, is nestled in a forest. While it has electricity and firewood is provided to guests, do be aware that there is neither running water nor a shower. A wood stove is provided to help visitors stay warm.

Talkeetna, Alaska, United States
569 reviews   Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was very comfortable and came with all the amenities while providing the back country experience
the interior is cozy and have everything you need to cook sleep and relax
it was peaceful quiet and extremely comfortable
very clean and the wood stove keeps everything super warm
out house was very clean and having a grill and stove to cook was a nice touch
rachel was great and very responsive
overall we loved staying there and rachel was a great host
rachel and brian are wonderful hosts and very hospitable
she also provided us with water which was very helpful
what an amazing experience the yurt was so cozy and accommodating
close to talkeetna but far away enough for the peace and quiet too
as advertised and great location for us near hiking and town of talkeetna
overall a great cabin in a great location
the cabin is super close to town but still feels like you’re far into the woods
very cute place to stay and rachel is very accommodating
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2. Bohemian yurt for four (from USD 130)

If you’re looking for Alaska huts, why not stay at a yurt instead? This yurt, which can accommodate up to four people, is located just a few blocks from the downtown area of Talkeetna. The rental is not just furnished for convenience; it also offers creature comforts such as a refrigerator, a private shower and bathroom, and even internet access. There’s a designated area on-site where you can do light cooking, and there’s even a grill, barbecue, and picnic tables if you want to enjoy your meal outdoors. If you need help in getting warm, there’s a barrel sauna that’s available for use all year round. Alternatively, there’s a fire pit if you want to warm up by the heat of the flames.

Talkeetna, Alaska, United States
456 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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was a fan of the bath house
our group enjoyed the outdoor table and deck for reading and cards in the evening
everything is great except the wifi wasn’t working during our stay
it's like a fully furnished hotel room with tons of space
the yurt added just the right amount of rustic alaska and was very comfortable and enjoyable
very clean and roomy for all your gear
everything was sparkling clean
very clean bath house and yurt
quiet easy to get to and clean
clean space love staying in a yurt too
thank you for being a great host
great stay marne was very accommodating and quick to respond to any questions we had
marne was very responsive to all our enquiries
marne was flexible with check in time and bag storage before and after so helpful
most importantly though marne and mary are very responsive and very kind
great location just a short walk from town
the location is great too
wonderfully unique experience and very close to downtown
great location easy in and out
close to downtown and great value
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3. Yurt with views of the northern lights (from USD 131)

If you traveled all the way to Alaska to see the northern lights, consider staying in this rental. Having enough space for four people, this yurt will allow you to enjoy views of aurora borealis during winter. This is not the only gorgeous sight you will enjoy from here—you will also have 360-degree views of mountains, forests, and even a river. There’s a hiking trail nearby if you want to commune closer to nature. The yurt is furnished with necessities, including electricity, a cooking stove, a bunk bed, linens, and drinking water. Firewood is available for purchase as well.

Cantwell, Alaska, United States
416 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

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rustic and cozy with an amazing view of denali and lots of outdoor space to explore
beyond what we expected epic views and comfortable stay
cozy yurt with beautiful views - absolutely breathtaking
it had a similar feel to camping but with a comfortable bed and other amenities
while the space was pretty cozy for 4 adults it would be perfect for a couple night stay
it was very clean and comfortable
the outhouse was clean and felt very safe
amazing experience yurt was clean and organized with breathtaking views
clay is a great host
clay was a very kind host who responded to my numerous communications
clay was very friendly and responsive to any questions we had
clay and his wife are fantastic friendly host
he is a great host and more than happy to help with any accommodations
the location is amazing
and the location is great
it was a great location near denali
very comfortable walking distance to the beautiful jack river
this is truly a fantastic place to stay near denali
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4. Spacious yurt close to the airstrip and Denali National Park (from USD 141)

If you’re flying in Cantwell, this yurt may be the right option for you. This rental, which fits four people, is close to both the airstrip and Denali National Park, which makes this perfect if you need to visit both places. The yurt is furnished with necessities, including electricity, linens, a cooking stove, pots and pans, and even drinking water. For an additional fee, you can have a shower at the house next door.

Cantwell, Alaska, United States
319 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 0 Beds 4 Guests 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

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Amenities & Room:
comfortable as far as yurts go had everything you need in a confined space
clean comfortable and unique
super clean and wonderful location
beautiful comfortable and clean place to stay this is a gem
we loved staying here it was very clean and the location was perfect
clay is responsive and sweet
thoughtful host; we arrived late at night and the yurt was warmed up before we got there
clay provided all the little things one might need and was very responsive to our messages
great experience great location great people
if you want to get away for a little while definitely check this place out
great spot to stop on our way to denali national park
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5. Yurt close to Denali National Park and with views of the northern lights (from USD 130)

Experience Alaska yurt living at this accommodation option. This yurt is a good option if you want to enjoy great views of aurora borealis during winter. Able to accommodate up to four people, this yurt also gives you a panoramic view of the mountains. What’s more, it’s just a short distance away from Denali National Park. This rental is furnished with all the amenities that you may require, including electricity, water, and a cooking stove. Bedding is provided, so you don’t have to bring your own. If you need firewood, you can get some for an additional fee.

Cantwell, Alaska, United States
379 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 0 Beds 4 Guests 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

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Amenities & Room:
it’s cozy unique well furnished and has amazing views of the mountains
the yurts were warm on arrival very cute and comfortable
beds were super cozy
do yourself a favor and rent this yurt beautiful spot cozy yurt lots of caribou in the area
the yort was warm and nice with all kitchen utensils we needed for a hot breakfast
definitely will be back clean and cozy
cozy clean and comfortable we loved it
it’s clean cozy and comfortable but rustic and natural too
ours was super clean and well supplied
the yurt was clean and the surrounding areas were well maintained
clay was a perfect host
clay was a great host
hosts were awesome
the yurt is one of a kind :) what an experience
clay was very friendly and welcoming
the location was really close the denali national park to and other great places to explore
a beautiful riverbank is just a 5 mins away for a bonus from the already gorgeous location
the yurts and this location was just an added bonus
amazing place with everything you’ll need in a great location
it was in a beautiful location and was a wonderful new experience
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6. Deluxe yurt in Anchorage (from USD 200)

Looking for yurts for rent in Alaska? Consider staying in this yurt that can accommodate up to three people. This luxurious yurt will make you feel like you are home away from home. It is furnished with a fully equipped kitchen, its own bathroom, and even WiFi access. These modern amenities, however, will not keep you from enjoying the gorgeous woodland views. If you’re lucky, you may even catch sight of moose, bears, squirrels, and other wildlife in the area. Shops are also nearby if you need to buy anything.

Anchorage, Alaska, United States
42 reviews   Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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Amenities & Room:
very cozy and warm obviously a place that they take a lot of pride in
the bed loft was super comfortable and the kitchen was fully stocked with cooking supplies
super clean and neat
the space was incredibly clean and comfortable
super clean and stylish yurt easy check in and great treed property surroundings
the hosts were very welcoming and accommodating for us
a five star host and will recommend to others travelling through
mika and chris are excellent hosts and some of the best i've encountered on airbnb
mika and chris are attentive and respectful
great location about 15 minutes from the airport
the location was super convenient to all of the spots we wanted to hit in anchorage
awesome place def made the trip enjoyable
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7. Riverfront yurt with a view (from USD 78)

Want to wake up to views of a river and mountains? This might just be the rental for you. Able to fit up to two people, this yurt, which is in a private property, is just a short drive from the downtown area of Anchorage. What’s more, it’s also just a short distance away from activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, and ATV driving. The structure comes with a sink basin, a stove, WiFi, and a Bluetooth speaker. Further, there’s an outhouse just a few steps from the yurt that you can use.

Palmer, Alaska, United States
110 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

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Amenities & Room:
beautiful view and comfy bed
we really enjoyed having a breakfast facing the mountains
a comfortable bed even had coffee and a selection of teas available
beautiful stay magical views super friendly host and comfortable place
the bed was extremely comfortable there is complimentary wood for the fire pit which was generous
clean comfortable and safe
the space was very clean
the yurt was very clean and the bathroom was spotless
most comfortable clean yurt we have ever stayed in
the campsite and outhouse were beautifully maintained clean and well stocked
todd was an excellent host
todd was a great host
todd was so thoughtful and accommodating
todd was a great host who responded quickly to questions and was very kind
todd was a great host and very helpful with things to do around the area
great tranquil location close to town and hatcher pass
great touches amazing location and host
what an amazing location for a relaxing getaway there are two yurts on the property
todd’s place is great if you’re looking for the perfect getaway in a secluded private location
it was such a cute & cozy place with an amazing view
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8. Mountainside bungalow for two (from USD 177)

Want to enjoy a romantic holiday in Alaska? Consider this rental. Able to accommodate up to two people, this yurt is in a secluded mountainside area, which will afford you with all the privacy that you need. The property has electricity and heating, and linens and bedding are provided for use during your stay. Breakfast is also already included.

Seward, Alaska, United States
23 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 2 Beds 2 Guests 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
adrianne was a great host
we were friendly wth everyone by still felt a bit like intruders in others home/ environment
really cool location on top of the hill
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9. Adventure package for thrill seekers (from USD 600)

Alaska is a destination for adventurers, and this option is available if you want to have the adventure of a lifetime. Not only will renting this yurt allow you to enjoy comfortable accommodations, but it will also give you unlimited use of sea kayaks (lessons may be given for an additional fee). What’s more, it will put you in close proximity to hiking trails. The yurt itself is furnished with a heater, a battery-powered lantern, and a dining table and chairs. If you want to do some cooking, there’s a stovetop and some pots, pans, and cutlery on the deck. There’s also an ice chest if you need to refrigerate foodstuff.

Seward, Alaska, United States
52 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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Amenities & Room:
the wet misty wilderness was magical the yurts are perfectly furnished and comfy cozy
the bed was super comfortable and the yurt was clean and warm
our interactions with the hosts were relaxed and friendly
jason and charity and the on-site manager lee (or leigh) were communicative and helpful
this place is rad and well worth it
what an incredible place hope to get back someday
what an amazing place
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10. Comfortable yurt stay for stargazers (from USD 210)

Have a pleasant stay in this fully furnished yurt. It can sleep up to six guests and features three bedrooms, and a built-in bathroom. Highlights of this yurt include an outdoor grill, a fire pit and a hot tub. There is a patio with beautiful views of the lush forestry. This chalet-style yurt is popular for its amazing stargazing opportunities and northern lights views. Hiking and ski trails are just a few steps away from the yurt. Downtown Fairbanks is just a short drive away from this property.

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
cottage 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

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Amenities & Room:
we all had plenty of space and the beds were very comfortable
well-equipped with very efficient use of space comfortable for 6 of us
the property was clean warm and as advertised
spacious yet cozy very clean and comfortable
it had everything we needed very clean and well maintained
the owner stopped by to say hello and was a pleasure to talk to
the yurt was everything i hoped for and more clean cute great location helpful owner we actually did enjoy the northern lights indescribably amazing
colleen is absolutely wonderful personable helpful and communicative
beautiful location outside of fairbanks
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11. Well-appointed yurt with scenic views (from USD 200)

Consider this cozy yurt that comfortably sleeps six people for your holiday stay in Alaska. It features scenic views of Chilkat River and Lynn Canal. This simple yurt has three bedrooms and one bathroom. At the back, you can enjoy a dip in the hot tub. This yurt is pet-friendly and welcomes dogs at an extra fee. Downtown Haines is just 2 mi (3.2 km) away for those who want to check out local dining and shopping establishments.

23 reviews  
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
the pictures accurately convey the comfortable interior furnishings hot tub and spectacular view
this is a lovely cozy place with a stunning view
the beds were very comfy always a good thing
the inside was comfortable with enough room for 8 guests
perfect gateway close to town amazin views cozy and relaxing
wonderful cozy yurt clean and well stocked
the yurt was clean and spacious
the owners live on the same property and completely respected our privacy
what an amazing location which makes for amazing views the yurt was so comfortable for a family vacation
add to that haines and area is a great place so recommend people go for a visit
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12. Cozy yurt with Internet access

Ideal for outdoorsy couples, this cozy yurt is a good option to consider while visiting Alaska. It features WiFi access, water, and electricity for a convenient stay. There is also a small electric heater to keep you warm. It’s located in a secluded part of the woods and just a few steps away from a bluff overlooking Kachemak Bay. Homer Spit, a popular landmark in Alaska, is just a short drive away from this pet-friendly property.

Homer, Alaska, United States
Private vacation home 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
a very clean and comfortable yurt and marty is right next door if there are any problems
clean and easy to get to town but for the price a little lackluster
martin was a very nice host and willing to help with any questions or problems
great owner very helpful and accommodating
host martin was excellent good nights rest
so comfortable to be with the host
marty was a great host and was incredibly accomodating and helpful
the place was perfect for what we needed
great location and comfortable digs without any frills-my kind of place
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13. Yurt in a farm

If you’re a fan of healthy eating, consider staying in this rental. This yurt, which sleeps two, is located in a micro-farm, which is just a short drive away from Homer. You don’t just get a comfortable place to stay in. You also get to enjoy healthy food from the farm, including farm-fresh eggs, greens, and even coffee. The rental is furnished with a coffee grinder, a French press, a burner, and a heater. Fresh water is available on tap. While the yurt’s on a farm, you will still be able to enjoy your privacy, as this rental is in a secluded area.

Homer, Alaska, United States
87 reviews   Superhost
Yurt 0 Beds 2 Guests 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the little space is full of little delights and much more comfortable than some may anticipate
usb charger was a bonus as well as the propane heater
the bed was comfy and the heater worked well to keep us warm on the cool nights
the bed was so warm and comfortable it was tough to leave it each morning
the full kitchen and the fishing gear were major bonuses for us
beautiful setting clean & warm
overall a great experience the space was clean and comfy
perfectly clean comfy bed and pillows dishes/utensils/cooler and water provided
the yurt was clean comfortable and pleasant
when we reached it we were pleased with how large clean and cute it is
the yurt was fully equipped and emily was a fantastic host
emily was kind responsive and welcoming
our hosts were kind and generous and the yurt was comfortable light and simple in the best possible way
amazing stay amazing eggs and greens can’t wait to yurt again great and responsive host beautiful property
emily was very hospitable and we will definitely stay there again when in homer if she permits
cute yurt in a peaceful location
excellent place to get away from it all
emily’s place is a rare find with wonderful greenery around
stay here this place is so cute
what a lovely place to stay
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Chill out in a yurt in Alaska

Alaska is known as the destination among adventurers, so if you’re here to have a taste of excitement, why not complete the experience by staying in a yurt? From being considered as a quirky accommodation, these structures have become a fun accommodation option in campsites. Choose among these yurts for an unforgettable stay in Alaska.

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