Looking for a getaway to the great outdoors, but don’t want to “ruff” it? A stay in a dog-friendly yurt is the remote retreat you’ve been looking for. These traditional homes were first adopted on the vast plains of Central Asia more than 2,000 years ago, providing nomadic tribes with somewhere to stay when shelter was scarce. Nowadays, you and your pooch can escape the stress of modern life and still enjoy the lap of luxury at one of these 10 awesome pet-friendly yurt rentals.
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1. Cozy, Private Yurt on 27-Acre Horse Farm
Located in the Hudson Valley, this private yurt is located on a beautiful horse farm. The fenced property is home to horses, chickens, bunnies, dogs, cats and other animals. Beyond the farm, the quiet and serene countryside awaits. Take Fido on a stroll on the walking trails alongside a babbling creek, warm up in front of the bonfire on crisp nights, and bake a pie in a wood-fired pizza oven for dinner.
Nightly rates start at $138.
2. Bohemian Yurt in the Country
Tucked away in the corner of a five-acre property, this Bohemian yurt in the country is a peaceful retreat with plenty of open space. The area surrounding the yurt is fenced, so your furry adventurer can explore the pathways and native plants without cramping his style with a leash. When the sun sets, soak in the outdoor bath or tell tales on the delightful deck.
Nightly rates start at $99.
4. Three-Story Blue Ridge Yurt Getaway
Experience the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia at this three-story yurt. One of the most unique domiciles on our list, it sprawls over three floors and even has a fenced pen and heated dog house. During the day, wander the pet-friendly wooded pathways along streams on three private acres of land in the heart of Appalachia. On the route back to your home away from home, stop off at the property’s zip line and whizz through the forest canopy while Fido watches safely from the ground below.
Nightly rates start at $110.
5. Sky Ridge Yurts
Sky Ridge Yurts in The Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina extend a warm welcome to four-legged guests. Fido can snooze on his own dog bed with a removable cover, while humans can choose between a queen or king size bed. When night falls, gather around the campfire and toast marshmallows by moonlight.
Nightly rates start at $94.
6. Yurt Sanctuary on Biodynamic Farm
The folks at Lightforce Sanctuary invite guests to “take a walk and find their light.” Demonstrating the value of self-sufficiency, Certified Mindful Outdoor Guide Cathy has turned the acreage surrounding her working organic farm into a relaxing retreat. Explore 130 acres on pet-friendly trails through luscious fields and woodlands to a spring-fed pond. The yurt is solar-powered, surrounded by nature and has a skylight for astronomers to enjoy at night.
Nightly rates start at $176.
7. Arizona Nordic Village
Located just 15 miles from downtown Flagstaff, Nordic Village feels a million miles away. Sleep in a small frontcountry yurt near the entrance, or get truly off the beaten path and escape to the large backcountry yurts. You’ll know you’ve made it on the woodland trail when you see a lovely meadow and a secluded canvas with a gently smoking chimney.
Nightly rates start at $75.
8. Yurt Near Kingdom Trails
Extreme canines who love mountain biking will relish a stay at this yurt near Kingdom Trails. Less than a 2-mile bike ride from over 100 miles of multi-use outdoor pathways, this miniature crib in the countryside is perfect for thrill-seeking shepherds. The yurt area is equipped with a fire pit, grill and rustic outhouse.
Nightly rates start at $59.
9. Terra Perma
For the eco-minded traveler, the Mongolian Yurt and Yurta Yurt at Terra Perma offer 850 acres of eco-friendly community for both humans and dogs to enjoy. Begin the day with a self-run Doga session on the large deck with beautiful mountain views. Once you’re in a state of tranquility, take Fido for a leashed stroll along the beach or for a paddle around Lake Besançon in a canoe.
Nightly rates start at $106.
10. Snow Mountain Ranch
Snow Mountain Ranch is home to two yurt villages with panoramic views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains. The sled dogs who live and work in the park take a break at the 3-acre, on-site dog park on Mondays and Fridays during the summer months to mingle with unemployed pups on vacation. As well as off-leash fun, the ranch includes over 300 miles of hiking trails and snowshoe trails dedicated to dogs.
Nightly rates start at $99.
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