Smoky Mountain Yurts
What is a yurt?
A yurt is a modern adaptation of the ancient shelter used for centuries by Central Asian nomads. Though generally classified as a tent, the yurt is much stronger and weather-tight. The structure is constructed on a wooden deck. A transparent dome with ceiling fan allows for ventilation and views of the night sky.
What is inside?
Guests will find a spacious 18-foot diameter living area that accommodates up to six occupants. Furniture includes a table, six stools, a hutch for storage and food preparation, and a wood-burning fireplace for heating. Two bunk beds (twin over full) allows for a maximum of six individuals. Bedding is NOT provided.
The yurts are equipped with electricity, including a fan, light, and receptacles. Water is located at an outside spigot, and guests are welcome to use the campground showers and flush toilets a few hundred feet away. A fire ring and picnic table are also provided outside the yurt. A cooking stove is NOT provided.
What is the rental fee?
The yurts are currently available for $50 a night. For reservations: ReserveAmerica.com.
Did You Know?
Beginning around 1860, a local version of the famous Pony Express also ran through the City of Rocks, along a route that extended from Boise, ID to Brigham City, UT, by way of Rock Creek, Oakley, Goose Creek, City of Rocks stage station, Raft River Headwaters, and Kelton Pass.