You might not've heard of yurts but if you have, you might be surprised to hear that they've secretly taken Ontario by storm. With no organized resource that compiles all the of the available yurts in the province, this guide is meant to be an organized list of all the yurts in Ontario.
The word yurt comes from Turkic languages and are round tents used primarily by several distinct nomadic groups in Central Asia. The roof structure of usually self-supporting and constructed by an angled assembly of wood or bamboo.
Many enterprising individuals have set up yurts on private property for rent. This is all part of the rise of the glamping market. The key to yurts is that anyone can buy them and set them up. Here is a collection of some of the most popular yurts for rent on platforms such as Airbnb and Glamping Hub.
Nestled in a private forest and on a limestone ridge, this is an authentic Mongolian yurt that's designed to be a meditative space. Insulated with yak wool, raised on an insulated floor, and furnished with traditional crafts, this makes for a great weekend getaway for those that want to get off-the-grid. Next door is also a smaller meditative yurt that you can use.
Located roughly 30 minutes away from Algonquin Provincial Park, you'll find this yurt available for rent all year round. This is a relaxing retreat that combines comfortable accommodations with those wanting to connect with the outdoors.