Top 10 Yurts In Pennsylvania, USA - Updated 2021

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Sin Yee
Sin Yee
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Are you looking for an unforgettable outdoor vacation but is holding back because you refuse to sleep in a traditional tent or worry about how you are going to take a proper shower? The traditional camping experience might not be for you, but glamping is! If you are looking for a glamping adventure in Pennsylvania, USA, here are some good news. Pennsylvania is home to a lot of state parks, forested areas and mountains. It is one of the best places to experience the wonders of nature. Yurts allow you to explore the camping experience, without the messy part and in this article, we will be introducing some of the best yurts in Pennsylvania!

1. Beautiful, rustic yurt from the 1920s

Located in Rafferty Manor in Ohiopyle State Park, this yurt has had a long history. It was built in the 1920s, and is now managed by an artist. This yurt might be an oldie, but you don’t have to worry because it is very well kept with all the amenities you’ll need for a comfortable stay. It is a great accommodation for friends and couples since there are two single beds, perfectly lined with linens and pillows. The hardwood floorings and a real wood burner is also included in the yurt so you don’t have to worry about the cold evenings. A pub that specialises in craft beers is also just a stone’s throw from the property. If you are in for a workout, you can also head over to the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail for a hike in the morning!

The Yurt at Rafferty Manor in Ohiopyle
Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania, United States
203 reviews
Yurt 2 Beds 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is a comfortable space for two (including all our gear
the space was fun and cozy
a neat little place to stay in ohiopyle comfortable beds in a cozy space
Cleanliness:
it was very clean and cozy
we had a lovely stay in the yurt cozy clean and comfortable
Host:
this yurt is awesome the host was super friendly and i could tell he wanted us to be comfortable
lovely place friendly people
adorable yurt and conrad is lovely and hospitable
communication with host was easy with quick response
festive but it's comfy and just outdoorsy enough hosts are lovely
Location:
location is great
the location was wonderful
it's well located in the tiny town and close to adventure and fallingwater
it is in a great location within walking distance from local restaurants and shopping
the location is perfectly situated next to a wonderful restaurant/pub with close proximity to nearby attractions like fallingwater
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2. Hot tub glamping right in the woods

For those in the city looking for a space to relax, chill while experiencing bits and pieces of nature, this yurt is great for you. A queen-sized can accommodate two persons, but still has ample space for some tents if you are bringing more friends along. A composting toilet, shower stall and hot water are also accessible so you do not have to worry about not being able to smell nice and clean. This is definitely a unique experience where you get to prepare your own food, make your own coffee in the mornings and make a campfire to chill with your loved ones at night. Essentials such as firewood, matches, drinking water and plastic utensils are also provided.

Secluded Off-Grid YURT with Wood-Fired HOT TUB
Mehoopany, Pennsylvania, United States
107 reviews
Yurt 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the grill/heater/toilet/shower are easy to use and we were impressed with the lights-lantern set up
the grill is easy to work and the bathroom situation is nicely handled
eddie and liam were very responsive when we weren't able to get the heater working
even in the middle of winter we were so happy with the heater and the scenery
this is camping but better it’s extremely comfortable with everything you may need for cooking
Cleanliness:
pleasant hosts and clean accommodations
the yurt is clean and well stocked
the yurt was clean spacious and well heated
we had such a great time the yurt was very clean and beautifully decorated
Host:
our hosts were helpful and really nice
wonderful stay at the yurt eddie & liam are excellent hosts
the hosts are more than amazing and super helpful and friendly
eddie and liam are great hosts
eddie & liam are great hosts and have thoughtfully laid everything out at the yurt campsite
Location:
a fun and unique place to stay
such a unique property & private location with fantastic amenities
this place was amazing just about everything you need is there for you
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3. Private yurt right by the farm

Animal lovers would love this yurt. This 20-feet (6.1 m) yurt is located on a 40-acre (16.2 hectares) farm with animals! Imagine sharing a space with live grazing cows, sheep and chickens. The tranquil and peaceful environment overlooking the green pastures is also a treat for you. This yurt is equipped with a queen-size canopied bed and skylight dome that allows you to watch the beautiful night skies. There is also an outdoor grill with seating and eating areas - you’ll be having some delicious s'mores in a garden setting!

Yurt at the farm!
South Sterling, Pennsylvania, United States
171 reviews
Yurt 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
non-electric (fully expected) so prepare however you need but this yurt was extremely homey and comfortable
the outdoor kitchen was so charming and a great touch
Cleanliness:
we had such a beautiful experience staying at the yurt so cozy clean and so cute
Host:
the hosts were thoughtful and responsive
peaceful with friendly cows and the coziest space you could imagine
brit and kelly are excellent hosts and we loved our stay
the friendly and curious cows were such a surprise delight we loved hanging out along side them
Location:
we felt like we were miles away from things yet the location was very accessible
the perfect getaway from the city life the location is very secluded and peaceful
awesome place to get away and unplug for a little
such a beautiful place to stay
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4. Vacation with animals on a cosy little farm (from USD 101)

Animal lovers, rejoice! Go back to nature’s roots on a vacation at this yurt located in Friendsville, Maryland. As it is situated right in the farm area, where you’ll be able to feed and play with the animals. Experience feeding the sheep, chickens, duck and watch them graze through the beautiful green pastures. This yurt accommodates two with a king-sized bed and futon couch. Other facilities such as a bathhouse and kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, induction cooktop and microwave are also available. It is suitable for a vacation all year round with air conditioning and heaters to keep you cosy and comfortable.

Yurt @ Yorkie Acres Farm
Friendsville, Maryland, United States
65 reviews
Yurt 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was a cold night but the space heaters kept us warm through the night
Host:
thank you to our hosts
jason and his family were wonderful hosts
jason was a great host and very responsive
jason was very communicative and made sure we had everything we needed
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5. Experience glamping by the river

Go for a peaceful retreat at Savage River Lodge. They provide sustainable accommodation right by a beautiful river. Beautifully furnished with modern decor, washrooms and a double bed, they definitely have some of the most luxurious yurts within the area. You don’t have to worry about food because they have an on-site restaurant that even delivers food to you. If you want to plan some activities, you can consider hiking or cross-country skiing in the state forest land. Savage River Lodge a great choice for a short and relaxing vacation.

Yurt glamping at Savage River Lodge
Frostburg, Maryland, United States
10 reviews
Yurt 1 Bed 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Location:
it was the perfect place to get away and spend a night
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6. Rustic Mongolian-styled yurt near Monongahela National Forest

Located near Monongahela National Forest and just below the summit of Spruce Knob Mountain, Tagdumbash was built in the 1970s but had underwent renovations a year ago. You’ll be provided with a room within the yurt with access to the communal shower house and shared kitchen. There is even a cob oven, fire pit and a grill for you to stay warm and prepare your own delicious meals. If you are up for a winter retreat, Tagdumbash can also accommodate you during the winter months. Just be sure to communicate extensively with them prior to the trip and you’ll probably get one of the best winter experiences of a lifetime.

Rustic Yurt - Tagdumbash
Circleville, West Virginia, United States
128 reviews
Private room in yurt 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were superbly comfortable and coffee ready at 7:15 am in the morning
loved the opened kitchen and the library space
the gateway restaurant is a great place to grab breakfast lunch or dinner during your stay
the kitchen was well equipped and great for cooking small or large meals
staying in tagdumbash it was a short walk to the bathrooms which are covered in beautiful nature murals
Cleanliness:
very clean cozy and private
the setting is beautiful the yurt was clean and facilities good
the place was clean with all the necessary services
everything was fantastic clean and beautiful the people were so kind
yurts are cozy and clean
Host:
the tmi staff was friendly and helpful
helpful staff and unique experience
the staff is so helpful fun and knowledgeable
the staff were helpful and friendly
:) the staff is very friendly and helpful
Location:
great location - approximately ~1
awesome location will be back
nice place good location exactly as expected
great location to see milky way
great hiking trails within walking distance couldn't have asked for a better trip to west virginia
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7. Have an entire wooden yurt to yourself

Like Tagdumbash, Chuguchak is also a yurt situated near Monongahela National Forest and slightly below the summit of Spruce Knob Mountain. The only difference is that you’ll have the whole yurt to yourself. So if you are looking for some privacy, this is a great choice. Facilities such as the communal bathhouse and kitchen are accessible via a convenient short walk from the guest yurt. There is a skylight so you can fall into a nice, deep sleep under the stars while gazing at the beautiful night sky.

Rustic Yurt - Chuguchak
Circleville, West Virginia, United States
87 reviews
Yurt 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the amenities are great (kitchen bathrooms wifi electricity)
beautiful yurts and really nice bathroom kitchen and library facilities
the guest yurts were rustic but comfortable
portable heater kept the yurt comfortable although it was noisy
the yurts are so cool and cozy
Cleanliness:
clean shower and rest rooms nice clean room
the communal bathroom was clean and well maintained
common shower house was very clean with lots of hot water and flush toilets
it is remote spiritual clean peaceful and relaxing
the space is simple clean cozy and in the beautiful mountains surrounded by forest
Host:
the emailed directions were super helpful
the staff were welcoming easygoing and knowledgeable
the staff was also very helpful
the staff was extremely friendly
the staff were friendly and helpful
Location:
this was a great location to stay while we were visiting the seneca rocks/spruce knob area
wonderful place to stay definitely going back in the near future
one of the best places within 500 miles to see stars
this place is awesome secluded and quiet but close to some great trails
the earth structures bring you close to the earth but very comfortable and outfitted with necessities
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8. Winter wonderland in a lovely yurt

This rustic yurt is situated slightly below the highest point at 4,000 feet (1219 meters) in Circleville, West Virginia. It is a great accommodation choice during the winter because you’ll be able to enjoy and explore the beauty of the winter wilderness. You can even choose to cross-country ski or sledge within the area. Even though you’ll be enjoying some solitude, you don’t have to worry about not having the basic amenities because there is a fully equipped kitchen and a bathhouse with electric heating.

Rustic Yurt- Choose Your Own Adventure!
Circleville, West Virginia, United States
56 reviews
Yurt 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the main yurt was cozy and warm great view good library and games
sleeping with the skylight over the bed was wonderful
sleeping with the skylight over the bed was wonderful
the fully stocked kitchen was so useful and we enjoyed the wood stove keeping us toasty all night
perfect place to sleep under the stars on a comfortable double bed
Host:
staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable
thank you so much for a great host
host is very helpful and welcoming
host was very courteous and helpful
he was so friendly and funny guy to hang around
Location:
the location is beautiful and so private
best stargazing location i could even think of
really nice hiking trails close by
location was beautiful we definitely will be back
an incredibly unique and wonderful place
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9. Newly built wooden yurt

Turshlaga was constructed in 2016, and it is considered a relatively new yurt within the Circleville vicinity and they can definitely accommodate a small family. Located near the boundary of Monongahela National Forest, you’ll also be able to participate in various activities such as caving and hiking. There is also a skylight that provides lighting during the day and allows you to watch the beautiful moon and the stars at night. You’ll also get access to the communal bathhouse, shared kitchen and dining room amongst other facilities that they provide onsite.

Rustic Yurt - Turshlaga
Circleville, West Virginia, United States
45 reviews
Private room in yurt 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
space heater was nice as it got to 30 degrees on our stay
keep in mind it’s basically camping but with the extra fun of sleeping in a cozy wooden yurt
Cleanliness:
the bathhouse was clean and warm as well
good experience clean public bathroom kitchen and dining facilities
facilities are rustic clean and more than adequate
we had an excellent stay here the yurt was clean and comfortable
the yurt was clean and in excellent condition
Host:
staff was very friendly
the staff were kind and helpful
staff is friendly and helpful
the staff was laid back and nice
the staff were helpful and kind; i am grateful for their hospitality and kindness
Location:
the location is gorgeous beyond
really nice location on the property
a peaceful place away from technology
a unique community in a beautiful location
there are many great places to explore nearby
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10. Fascinating tent near Monongahela National Forest

Nestled inside the forest near Monongahela National Forest, this rustic yurt was constructed back in the 1970s but is still really well maintained with renovations that were completed just last year. This Mongolian-style yurt has a mossy roof that cuts down on the sound of the morning dews and raindrops. Electricity and basic amenities such as a communal kitchen and shower facilities are also provided. This yurt is a really good choice for you if you want to enjoy some time away from your hectic life and embrace the serenity of the tranquil forest.

Rustic Yurt - Bukhara
Circleville, West Virginia, United States
19 reviews
Private room in yurt 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the folks are super helpful and the bed was so comfortable
the stars are incredible here and the yurts very comfortable even in the cold
Cleanliness:
it was comfortable cozy and clean with ample blankets
Host:
the staff is amazing and the main yurt is the comfiest place to hang out
the staff were super friendly and helpful one guy even walked us to the spruce knob trailhead
and i really enjoyed time around the campfire with staff and other guests
enchantingly beautiful spot with great hosts
Location:
well worth the drive the yurt was clean and gorgeous and close to beautiful trails and attractions
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Embrace yourself close to Mother Nature

Glamping is a great activity for you to get a relaxing vacation while being closer to the wonders of the nature, especially in Pennsylvania where you can get easy access to a good number of state parks and forests. Most of the accommodations in this list are situated just slightly below the summit of mountains and really elevated so you are definitely going to enjoy some of the greatest views. On a side note, you’ll also be able to lie down outside the yurts and enjoy a quiet night under the stunning stars. Isn’t that wonderful?

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