Mention the city of Florence and most of us would immediately think of the romantic destination in Italy. However, Oregon has its own city of Florence - a beautiful city that sits by the Siuslaw River. Its Sea Lion Caves offer visitors the chance to see native sea lions up close in their natural habitat as they sleep, play, and emit their iconic barks from the rocky walls. If you’re lucky, you can also spot a migrating whale as they travel down the Oregon coast. Meanwhile, the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area comprises the biggest sand dunes in North America. In fact, some of these dunes rise to 150 meters or 500 feet above the sea level and provide a stunning backdrop for photography, camping and hiking. The vast dunes are also home to a variety of fauna and flora, including threatened bird species and indigenous plants. Rather than staying in a typical hotel, why not try sleeping in a yurt? A yurt provides a safe and comfy alternative and will definitely give you a chance to experience Florence’s beautiful landscapes up close. The list below shows five wonderful hotels and vacation rentals in the form of yurts, located in or around Florence, Oregon.
The South Jetty Camping Resort Yurt has enough space for up to five guests. Inside this cozy yurt, there is one bunk bed plus a futon bed. Despite being located in the heart of the outdoors, there is also free Wi-Fi on the property. Right outside the yurt, there is a small grill plus some seating area if you’d like to have a meal outdoors. Situated within a safe and well-maintained campsite, guests can also access a spacious swimming pool and fun activities room that contains a pool table and other games. Another bonus is the ample parking space which provides convenience to guests who are on a road trip.
Please note that the other yurts featured below are not found in the city of Florence, but they are within close proximity, in the state of Oregon.
This charming yurt is located in a quiet and scenic neck of the woods. You’ll likely be able to spot native birds as you wander around the property, in addition to the adorable resident goats. Inside the yurt, there is just one bed that can sleep two guests. A bedside table and lamp sit beside the bed. Inside, there is also a small heater to keep the space warm when temperatures fall. Wi-Fi is also available but cellphone signals may be spotty. The yurt has a stable electricity supply and outlets, plus a wood stove that can be used during certain months. Please note that there is a strict rule against smoking on the premises. As there is no full bathroom, guests will need to be comfortable with using a port-a-potty and water hose. If you’re not a fussy traveler and are ready to brave the more rustic way of life, this is a great and affordable option.
Yurt In Country setting on shared property.Noti, Oregon, United States
This deluxe yurt’s combination of rustic furnishings with modern amenities gives you the best of both worlds. With air-conditioning and heating facilities, you’ll stay cool in the blazing summer and toasty during the chillier months. Inside, there is a trundle bed plus a twin bunk bed crafted from wood. Across from the beds, there is a wooden chest for storage plus a flat-screen television. There is also a small refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker to prepare simple meals. Otherwise, you can head to the on-site deli to grab a bite to eat while enjoying a picturesque view of the lake. At the lake, you can also rent boats and paddle boats to explore the water. If you’re new to camping and want a comfortable foray into living in the wilderness, this deluxe yurt is a perfect option.
Deluxe Yurts at Loon Lake LodgeReedsport, Oregon, United States
This four-person lodge comes with a trundle bed that can be separated into two twin beds, plus a twin bunk bed. Each comes with a mini kitchen section with a refrigerator, microwave and coffee pot. Essential toiletries such as soap and toilet paper are also provided. However, there are no air-conditioning or heating facilities. Although the interior is relatively minimalist, the surroundings are amazing. The nearby lake is safe for swimming and other water activities. Otherwise, just sit back on the shores and treat yourself to a picnic. As dusk falls, make yourself a fire or toast some marshmallows at the barbecue pit outside the yurt and you’ll be cozy and warm as you watch the starry night sky.
Yurts at Loon Lake LodgeReedsport, Oregon, United States
The Upper Marina Yurt at Loon Lake Lodge is a rather spacious yurt. Inside, there is a comfy queen-sized bed that sleeps two guests. The circular yurt also has some drawers for storage and a flat-screen television. Beside the entrance, there is another small seating area - though you’ll probably be spending most of your time enjoying the outdoors. This yurt is very near a lake where you can go paddleboarding or boating. There is a convenience store nearby too if you’d like to pick up snacks for your day out by the lake. While there is Wi-Fi connection inside the yurt, it may be on the slower side. However, this may just give you an opportunity to put your phone away and relax without the constant pressure of checking on the commitments of your everyday life!
Upper Marina Yurt at Loon Lake LodgeReedsport, Oregon, United States
Glamping it out in Florence, Oregon
Round and cozy, yurts make for a whimsical alternative to your average hotel room. For those who want to experience life off the grid without the trouble of setting up a tent or the discomfort of squeezing into a sleeping bag, do give these amazing yurts a try. You’ll be able to enjoy the novelty of camping without sacrificing your comfort.
Get Trip101 in your inbox
You can buy and claim online, even after you've left home. Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.
*5% off when you book with our promo code: TRIP101
*For our Canadian and US travellers, unfortunately due to financial services laws, we cannot provide a discount. This promotional code cannot be used with any other discount offer, including World Nomads Members’ discount for travel insurance policy holders.