Mother Nature Knows Best

In a recent study by University of Colorado, researchers found that after a week of camping (staying in tents, RV, cabins or a yurt) a camper’s circadian rhythm reset to follow Mother Nature’s sunrise and sunset. That means a better nights sleep … which means happy campers!

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If you want to get the full experience of being out in nature without having the hassle and expense of buying all of the equipment required like a tent, cooler, cots, maybe renting a yurt is just the ticket!

It’s the newest trend in recreational opportunities: “glamping!” You read that right: glamorous + camping!

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A recent survey indicated that the most important features a modern day “glamper” wants is the ability to wash or shower followed by the comforts of AC/heating, power or electricity (undoubtedly for WiFi and GPS), a toilet, mattress, stove, chairs, table, and refrigeration.

Well, most yurt rentals have those luxuries!

If you enjoy hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor photography, mountain biking, climbing or just hanging out around the lake or mountain trail a yurt rental vacation could be just the ticket! And here is a great tip: don’t wait until the last minute to book it! The best spots book early, and because the average price is very affordable (averaging around $60 per night for a small unit that sleeps 5) the summer season fills up fast.

Let’s face it; the hassle of setting up shop in the great outdoors (rain or shine) is being replaced with less demanding alternatives with the same appreciation for nature.  Today’s camper, like so much else in modern society, wants instant gratification, noticeably less hassle, with more time for relaxation, convening with nature and spending time with family and friends.

More and more private communities, state and county parks are offering yurt rentals as an alternative to tent camping and most will be booked solid for upcoming spring and summer weekends! Don’t wait, book your glamping weekend now to secure your “glamp-site” and get out there with Mother Nature.

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If you’re looking for a recommendation, here are a few favorite spots where you can rent a Rainier Yurt!

Washington State Parks – Yurts are available for rent in several Washington State Park Campgrounds: http://www.parks.wa.gov/403/Cabins-Rustic-Shelters-Yurts

My Favorite! Grayland Beach State Park (Grayland, WA) : http://www.stateparks.com/grayland_beach.html

Snohomish County Parks: http://snohomishcountywa.gov/Search/Results?searchPhrase=yurt

Coulee Playland Resort (Electric City, WA) : http://www.couleeplayland.com/yurt.htm

Cave B Inn (Quincy, WA): http://cavebinn.com/yurts.php

Kanasket-Palmer State Park (Covington, WA): http://www.parks.wa.gov/427/Kanaskat-Palmer-State-Park

Upper Michigan Porcupine State Park: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10365_24196-158770–,00.html

Another websites that might be able to help locate a yurt rental is: http://yurtlodging.com/stay.htm

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If you’re interested in finding a yurt rental in a different destination than I’ve listed here, give me a call. I would be happy to help you find a yurt – they’re located all over the US and Canada!

Sweet Yurt Dreams!

~Dana

~Dana