Yurts in Ontario
From Basic to Glamping
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.
WHAT IS A YURT?
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.
Private Glamping Yurts
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.
A Yurt in the Forest
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.
Nature's Harmony Eco-Lodge
If you're looking for more of a resort in Ontario, this is a great option that offers a traditional Mongolian yurt. Hand-made in Mongolia and assembled at the resort, it's located in a secluded setting with fabulous views of the Laurentian Mountains.
The largest selection of yurts are available through Ontario's provincial parks. These yurts are usually mixed into the campground site for tents. These yurts typically feature a propane BBQ and are furnished inside but will be a bit more bare than the private yurt rentals.
The Buffalo Farm
Located just on the outskirts of Algonquin Provincial Park and on the banks of Amable du Fond River, this is a one-of-a-kind wilderness retreat with panoramic views of a pasture of grazing buffalos.
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