Top 13 Yurts In Upper Michigan - Updated 2024

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One rule of glamping is to always seek shelter in a reliable yurt. Yurt, a portable circular tiny tent, comes in all shapes and sizes. In celebration of the love child of nature seeking comfort, here is a list of quality yurts in Upper Michigan. Located on Lake Superior, Paddler’s Village’s long history of campground resorts invites the outdoor enthusiasts to mingle and meet. What excites glampers is how their yurts can withstand the test of time and durability. Not to mention that it is strategically placed near Lake Superior. Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, on the other hand, offers state-of-the-art yurts perfect to make you feel like royalty. Their yurts contain a sturdy table with comfy bunks inside complete with a small sink and other amenities - everything you need within your reach. Find the perfect yurts in Upper Michigan for you and your loved ones!

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 24, 2024.

1. Modern and spacious yurt with a full kitchen

This 30-foot (9.14-meter) yurt effortlessly combines rustic charm and modern amenities. It also comes with a lot of space — the two queen-size beds can comfortably sleep six people, and the kitchen area has all the essential appliances and utensils for cooking.

Outside, there’s a sitting area with a large fire pit. This is the perfect place to sit back, relax, and gaze at the stars. You can also do some stargazing inside because the roof has a clear section that lets you see the sky without any obstruction.

If you’re looking for more fun, you should explore the area outside. There are trails nearby that will inspire you to take a hike, and you can fish or ride your canoe on the Pier Marquette River. If you like to go on a drive, then you should stop by other attractions, such as Millpond Park and the Luther Area Museum.

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1 review  
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
very unique building has heat a/c nice bath house very comfortable overall
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2. Modern yurt right in the middle of the forest (from USD 107)

This glamping tent is located in the downtown area of St. Ignace in Michigan, USA. The place is near the ferry docks, which makes for a lot of adventure options. There’s also a forest surrounding the area, which makes it a more peaceful and serene space. Past guests have commended the fantastic hosts and the amenities of the place. It’s a great place where you can have a fun camping experience together with your friends or family.

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St. Ignace, Michigan, United States
297 reviews   Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the fan and heater are thoughtful touches
nice concept and fair price but wifi wasn't working and the heater was not sufficient for early october nights
the yurt is beautiful with thoughtful touches such as a flashlight fan rugs chairs lights and even firewood
we enjoyed the firepit and enjoyed our very quiet and cozy evening i would come again
Cleanliness:
it was clean and was very cute
this was a great one night stay clean and simple
it was so cute clean and the perfect way to camp
very clean and excellent location near downtown st
the yurt itself was sparkling clean and the bathrooms nearby were excellent
Host:
sandra is a very responsive host
nice alternative to camping with hospitable touches
Location:
this was a great location for our stay in st
it’s a very quiet spot and great location in the town overall
great location and place to enjoy a luxurious camping style
super cute and clean great location
amazing yert the location cleanliness accommodations were so spot on
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3. Every millennial camper's ultimate destination (from USD 198)

Erin’s yurt is located at Au Train in Michigan, USA. This is a perfect place to experience camping in a more comfortable way. Located inside the Northwoods Resort, this yurt contains a queen-sized bed with other amenities like TV, refrigerator, coffee maker, and many more. Guests who have stayed here also commended the host for her service. Overall, this place is the perfect spot for those who love participating in various outdoor activities.

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Au Train, Michigan, United States
244 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we were very thankful that there was a space heater that heated the place up pretty fast
Cleanliness:
this is a very clean cozy and comfortable place to stay
super cute and clean with beach access
cute little place to stay very clean
super clean exactly as described and the host is very thoughtful great place would definitely stay there again
Host:
erin and jake were wonderful hosts
great experience overall with erin & the northwoods staff
our first time staying in a yurt - kind of like halfway between camping & a true cabin
Location:
favorite place to stay near munising
great place excellent little stay away from home
my boyfriend and i really loved this place it was cute and just as pictured in the photos
great beach access across the street
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4. Tiki hut complete with all essentials (from USD 107)

Who says you can’t enjoy camping without bringing your tent? At Tiki RV Park and Campground, you can rent this yurt from super host Sandra. The yurt lets you experience glamping and enjoy the outdoors without a fuss. This yurt accommodates three people, and there is a queen-sized bed and an airbed for the guests. You will stay in a separate part of the campground. Not to worry, you still have full access to restrooms and showers. The campground also offers a laundry area and is a walking distance from downtown St. Ignace, so exploring the area should not be a problem. The ferry docks are also nearby.

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St. Ignace, Michigan, United States
295 reviews   Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
although there was a small heater and extra blankets but it was still pretty cold
the shower stalls are nice and separated so there's nothing communal about them
bed is super comfortable
Cleanliness:
the bed and sheets were really clean and super comfortable
bed was clean and comfortable and the lights were a great touch
bathrooms were clean and showers were free and plentiful
everything was clean great location couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay
Host:
i will stay again great host thanks
the directions for check-in were extremely helpful as well we will definitely be coming back
Location:
the location is peaceful and quiet
beautiful location and charming inside of yurt
bathroom and showers were close by and very clean
great location and easy check-in love the atmosphere and showers were clean and great water pressure
the campsite bathrooms and showers were very clean as well and located close to the yurt
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5. Perfect yurt where technology and traditional camping meet (from USD 107)

You can now go camping without the struggles of bringing tents and equipment. Why take all the trouble when you can just rent this? It features glamping-style accommodation while still allowing you to enjoy traditional camping and celebrate the outdoors. The yurt is in a separate part of Tiki RV Park and Campground, near downtown St. Ignace. It’s the perfect place to rest after exploring the wonders of Straits State Park or Castle Rock nearby. The Tapu yurt accommodates two people and features a queen-size bed as well as an airbed. As guests of the host, you get full access to the campground’s restrooms and showers as well as the laundry.

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Saint Ignace, Michigan, United States
317 reviews   Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is an actual bed with a bed frame that was extremely comfortable
Cleanliness:
clean linens were provided with several pillows
Location:
such a nice place tucked up in the woods yet still close to town
nice place to stay not too far from the lake
great place to stay for the night
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6. Comfortable space to be one with nature (from USD 140)

If you intend to bring a large group this is the perfect location. It’s an Airbnb rental property that includes a yurt and a tiny cabin. The place accommodates a total of 8 to 10 people and is both pet-friendly and kid-friendly. The property is off-the-grid with no electricity, plumbing, running water, or access to the internet. Thus, it’s the perfect destination for people wanting to get away from the city for a few days. There is a cook shack where you can prepare your meals and two outhouses for the guests. You also get to experience a hand pump to pump out clean water. Hiking and biking trails nearby are waiting to get explored as well as a lake where you can indulge in kayaking, canoeing, or fishing. The 11-acre (4.5 hectares) property also offers plenty of space to park a trailer or RV.

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Newberry, Michigan, United States
144 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 10 Beds 10 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i recommend a solar heated outdoor shower for under $20 on amazon
we brought a battery powered hand shower and power banks to keep our devices charged
Cleanliness:
beautiful country clean cabin area
the cooking area was very well appointed and clean
the property is well maintained and very clean
there is no electricity or running water but the well had very clean and great tasting water
both the yurt and cabin were unique clean & cozy
Host:
the host was extremely responsive to questions
excellent place to stay tasha is an amazing host
tasha was fantastic extremely helpful and went above and beyond our expectations the yurt and the cabins were rad
great place tasha the host was very nice - my group already talking about staying there again next year
the sauna is absolutely a huge plus the staff on the property were accommodating and welcoming
Location:
this location is close to a lot of attractions
this is a beautiful remote location
it's a beautiful location
a wonderfully unique location to get away from it all for a while
the location is perfect for outdoors activities
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7. Off-grid, rustic yurt (from USD 85)

An off-grid, rustic vacation awaits you in the Kingfisher Yurt. With an outhouse and no power, water, or heating, this yurt offers an authentic rustic experience for you and 3 others as you take in the beautiful sights and sounds of the surrounding woodland. The yurt comes with a charcoal grill and firepit as well as two views of the Shelldrake River. There are plenty of outdoor activities to do like hiking as Tehquamenon falls is only 35 minutes away. And despite the promise of an off-grid, rustic vacation, the yurt is not too far off as the town of Paradise is only 20 minutes away.

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Paradise, Michigan, United States
84 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 0 Beds 4 Guests

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great camping spot beds were comfy
Cleanliness:
aside from the slightly noisy neighbors in yurt next to us it was clean comfy warm and accommodating
the place was clean and a fire was ready to be made
the yurt itself was very clean inside beds were comfortable and plenty of room to move around
very clean and sturdy yurt and great campsite close to the river
Host:
great property and awesome host
the host is very quick to respond if you have any questions and very nice
this the kind of place that is so wonderful you only share its location with special friends
Location:
very awesome location right on the river
great off beat away from the city location
the location is great for pretty much any outdoor activity
what a fun spot nice trails to walk down by the river
great location for the rustic nature lover definitely need 4-wheel drive
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8. Comfy yurt for outdoorsmen (from USD 85)

This yurt promises a rustic vacation as you hike 4.7 mi (7.5 km) to reach it alongside being nestled next to the Shelldrake River, hikers and outdoorsmen will have a lot of fun staying here. This yurt comes with a bunk bed with two twins and a double size bed, charcoal grill, and firepit. Being 20 minutes away from the town of Paradise, you are not too far to enjoy the town’s various shops and restaurants.

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Paradise, Michigan, United States
84 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 0 Beds 4 Guests

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
bearadise was enchanting and clean
large beautiful and clean yurt in a very remote area
Host:
steve is an excellent host
steve was an excellent host and very responsive
Location:
it is also close to many nearby attractions
please keep this place beautiful and secret
great place to stay for an "off the grid" vacation
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9. Comfy yurt for a serene retreat (from USD 80)

If you are someone who loves peace and quiet, an outdoorsman, or an artist looking for inspiration, this yurt offers what you are looking for. Surrounded by woodland, this yurt exudes a serene atmosphere that’s sure to help you relax as you take in the sights and sounds of nature and may even help in giving you inspiration for whatever art you’re making. The yurt comes with an outhouse, sauna, and wood stove for your comfort. There is also a short hiking trail leading towards the Yellowdog River.

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Powell, Michigan, United States
137 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 0 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the yurt is great it is really set up well with living sleeping dining and kitchen areas
Cleanliness:
very clean as well
fantastic stay - close to marquette quiet peaceful clean well equipped dog-friendly
the yurt was very clean and bug free with almost everything you’ll ever need (dishes pans utensils spices)
Host:
beautiful yurt and property elsa is also a great host 10/10 would recommend
wonderful well equipped yurt in a beautiful private location lovely hosts too
Location:
we loved it great location quiet and beautiful
it is walking distance to the river and made for a perfect cozy winter getaway
great find nice private and quiet location
the location was great and we loved the experience of staying in a yurt
great place to escape without being too far from anything
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10. Yurt in a secluded area for enthusiasts

Rent a yurt instead of bringing camping equipment with you. A yurt in Lake Huron is available to rent on Airbnb and is perfect for those going on an adventure in Bois Blanc Township of Michigan. The rental includes a queen bed and accommodates two people. An outdoor kitchen space, outhouse, and heated outdoor shower are shared among other guests. Cooking your meals should not be a problem since the shared kitchen features a full-sized refrigerator, grill with burners, and seating. The cookware and dishes are also free to use. Guided island hikes, private art classes, and art camps for kids are also offered. You can rent bicycles and kayaks for some outdoor fun.

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8 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
stay at margi and jessi's place if you want a tranquil comfortable zero-hassle weekend on bois blanc island
beds & bedding were so comfortable
Cleanliness:
clean bathroom area stocked kitchen anything you really need for an outdoor stay
Host:
they were fantastic hosts and took great care of us
thank you for hosting us
friendliest people unbelievable serenity and beauty on bob-lo
margi & jessi were very friendly helpful and knowledgeable about the island
Location:
the description of the location was accurate and it was a great location
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11. Amazing tent located near Lake Huron

Whether you’re going on a couple’s getaway or just want to get out of the city for a few days, renting this yurt in Lake Huron is a great idea. Designed with simplicity this rental offers a fantastic view of the lake as well as The Straits of Mackinaw. The accommodation has one queen bed and sleeps two people. There is a shared outdoor kitchen space, outdoor shower, and outhouse. Fishing, biking, hiking, and kayaking are just some of the outdoor fun you can try. Bikes and kayaks are available to rent. There is an onsite art gallery, an art shop, and a studio for those interested. The rental hosts offer art camps for those bringing their kids. Private art classes are also held in the studio. Meanwhile, rock collectors will have the time of their lives finding geodes, agates, and pudding stones on the beach.

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6 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Host:
everyone on the island was so kind
margi jessi and their family are outstanding hosts
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12. Vacation rental beside the beautiful Lake Huron

If you like going off-grid once in a while, this yurt is the perfect place for you. The rental is in Lake Huron, at the Bois Blanc Township of Michigan. The view of the lake and The Straits of Mackinaw is enough reason to spend a weekend of relaxation and outdoor adventure. The yurt has one queen bed and accommodates two people. You also have full access to an outhouse, onsite parking, and walking trails. An outdoor kitchen with a full-sized refrigerator, grill with burners, cookware, and dishes are available to use. Guests can enjoy outdoor activities like biking, kayaking, and fishing. Or you can just sit by the lake, listen to the sound of water, or admire the beautiful blue lake. If you enjoy collecting rocks, there are geodes, agates, and pudding stones by the beach.

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23 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the yurts are very comfortable with a magical view
the yurts are incredibly comfortable and furnished with great linens
great amenities nice little kitchen fire pit hammocks and the lake is a walk away
Host:
super hospitable friendly and knowledgeable of the area
the loveliest hosts their children were the best playmates for my daughter
the hosts made us feel relaxed welcome and dare i say
margi was so helpful when finding things on the island they were extremely hospitable and just genuinely nice people
margi and jess were extremely kind and the entire property felt like art
Location:
very cool and fun place to stay for a little adventure
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13. Cozy yurt with a hot sauna

Not too many yurts include a hot sauna in their amenities. Able to fit up to six people, this luxury yurt offers a unique and comfortable experience for you and your group. Alongside a large deck and high speed internet, you and your group will not have a hard time relaxing here. With the yurt being close to several hiking and biking trails as well as being less than five miles (eight kilometers) from Da Yoopers Tourist Trap and Museum, Al Quaal Recreation Area, and The DeVos Art Museum, you have no shortage of things to do around this yurt.

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87 reviews  
cottage 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
downstairs bathroom along with the shower in the sauna
table and chairs on the wraparound deck with plenty of room to maneuver, and a small charcoal grill on the patio
heat and plumbing! definite luxury!
the kitchen has all your needs and beds are comfortable
two beds, three futons, so plenty of room to sleep multiple people
Cleanliness:
very clean
very clean and well maintained
we definitely recommend it and look forward to returning for another stay!
the kitchen area was well-appointed and had everything we needed
Host:
it is a very cool set up for lounging, and the owner is very friendly
great hospitality, great set-up
enjoyed the sauna, and doug was friendly and met us upon arrival
donnie was a great host and greeted us to introduce the must knows of staying in a yurt
it did get hot during the day, but downstairs was nice a cool
Location:
very quiet area with lots of space
the bar stools were really neat (made from bike tires)
we had a wonderful time staying in don's yurt! the yurt itself felt like a "harry potter tent" as we approached a most basic and underwhelming looking structure outside and entered to find a spacio...
best, patrick
only downside is that is a bit close to the road and it takes a bit to get used to the noise of passing traffic
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Are you ready for Upper Michigan?

Most of the yurts in Upper Michigan are truly eco-friendly with solar lights, bunk beds, and tables. However, it’s highly recommended to bring your own towels and sheets for hygienic purposes. Nonetheless, these yurts will prepare you for a good night’s rest as you canoe and experience other activities in the area.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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