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?
Tales of a stage robbery complete with lost loot buried beneath one of the City’s rocky crags, soon to be known as Treasure Rock, have formed part of local lore for almost 120 years. Most agree that the Kelton stage was robbed circa 1878 of $90,000 - $200,000 in gold bullion.