What is so special about staying in a yurt?
Yurts offer a wonderful living space which will allow you to the joy of living close to nature. During the day you can appreciate the airiness of a yurt, and at night nothing beats sitting next to a cosy log fire.
Yurts have been in existence for a very long time. They originate from central Asia where sheep, yak and goat herders would travel long distances on horseback and camel. They needed a shelter that was easy to transport, assemble and would be able to stand up to harsh winds. Herders also needed a shelter that was well insulated because the Asian climate had very extreme variations in temperature. In the summer months it was very hot, and in the winter months, there would be heavy snow. Yurts were able to meet all of these needs.
Yurts are nearly always circular and have trellis walls. The trellis walls then have a roof panels attached to them that feed into a ring at the very top of the yurt that holds everything in place, so they are very secure.
Traditionally yurts would be covered in felt. Felt was actually made from the wool of the sheep tended by the herders that lived in them, but our yurts use canvas that proofed against fire, water and rot.
Staying in one of our yurts is a truly fabulous experience they offer privacy and a way of getting back to nature without stepping away from luxuries. Some of our yurts have wood burning stoves and a bath fed by hot piped water!