North Carolina April 05, 2017
The Secluded Glampground In North Carolina That Will Take You A Million Miles Away From It All
We all know someone who hates camping – or maybe that person is us. Between bugs, nature, bears, and no actual bathroom, camping isn’t for everyone. Enter glamping, a five-star alternative to a beloved spring and summer pastime. While there’s plenty of
options for glamping across the Tar Heel state, Sky Ridge Yurts ups the ante and takes it a whole new level, literally and figuratively.
High up in the Smoky Mountains and close to both
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Sky Ridge Yurts offers the perfect getaway experience for anyone looking to experience nature in unique fashion. A 'yurt' is a traditional Mongolian tent but these come with a modern day twist. Each Yurt is equipped with full or efficiency kitchens, cushy king or queen beds, bathrooms, central heat and air, and a large porch to take in the stunning mountain views.
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From the simple 24-foot round yurt, to the more spacious 30 foot round yurt with private bedroom - there's plenty of options no matter if you're taking a solo trip or planning a weekend with friends or your significant other. Pictured above are the smallest of the yurts which still comfortably sleeps three and comes with your very own fire pit.
The 'Fontana' is the most popular Yurt. It comes equipped with a full kitchen and sleeps up to six. If you get a big group together, the weekend cost will have you spending less than $100/person for a unique, rustic getaway.
From the comfort of your own 'yurt' you're treated to some of the most spectacular views of the Nantahala Gorge.
Each yurt comes equipped with a center dome that adds an abundance of natural light during the day and is perfect for stargazing at night. Of course, you can't beat the nighttime views you'll witness off your porch (perfect for those trying out astral photography) but if you want to cozy up inside you can still take in some stunning views.
While not a 'yurt' per se, if you have a large group or small children, the Stecoah House rises 20 feet in the air, you get your own personal patio with fire pit and a wrap-a-round porch offering some of the most coveted views of the Smoky Mountains. The large glass windows and thick, timber wood allow you to both witness and feel more at home within nature.
For the non-camper, Sky Ridge Yurts offers a comfortable alternative. You'll experience a 'tent' feeling while not sacrificing creature comforts. I like to call them the 'Harry Potter Tents,' as from the outside they look quaint and somewhat rustic yet inside it's almost too hard to believe all the amenities you need are stylishly right there. It's rustic, chic, and magical all at the same time!
Ok, totally booking my trip now. Not sure if it gets better than this, and those views, wow! Would you stay here or have you stayed here before?
For more information or reservations,
visit their website
While you’re in the area, try out this
magical horseback riding trail.