For a unique lodging experience or romantic getaway try spending the night in a yurt. If you are getting tired of staying in expensive hotels for a weekend escape, romantic getaway, or just an excuse to get away from home, then you need to rent or book a stay one of these unique and unusual lodging options. Stay in a yurt (a Mongolian style tent) for an amazing new experience. Staying in this type of lodging is also known as “Glamping” or glorious camping – no tent to set up and you’ll typically have a comfy bed, AC, electricity, and other nice creature comforts and still enjoy the great outdoors and nature.

If you can’t find something here of interest, then take a look at our cabinssafari tentsvintage caravanstipisrailroad cars eco domestreehousestiny houses some other unique glamping options.

Rainbow Hearth Sanctuary & Retreat Center

Lake Buchanan, Texas

Inside a tree house yurt  at Rainbow Hearth

Rainbow Hearth Sanctuary & Retreat is a unique combination of a B&B, a Spa, and retreat to nature. And they offer some cool and unusual lodging including a tree house yurt with AC, a king size sleep number bed, and a wrap around deck with stunning views. Read about our stay at Rainbow Hearth to learn more about why we love this place.

Paradise Cove

Grapevine, Texas

Paradise Cove

Experience a new adventure of lakefront “glamping” – luxury camping – right here in the heart of the DFW Metroplex. Tucked away on a private peninsula on Lake Grapevine, you can experience the best of glamping with the glamour of a luxury hideaway. This Paradise Cove luxurious Yurt has AC/Heat; private bathroom with shower, towels, and soap; a fully shaded picnic area; a queen bed with linens, blankets and pillows; a full size sofa sleeper with linens, blankets and pillows; 2 twin cots with sleeping bags and pillows; mini refrigerator with freezer; 2 large coolers; dining table; and a variety of games like monopoly, dominoes, corn hole, and more. Plus you are on the shore of Lake Grapevine and can enjoy fishing, swimming, kayaking, or boating and there is also a private fire pit right by the lake.

The Cedars Ranch

Wimberley, Texas

Cedar Ranch Yurt for rent

Nestled among 20 acres of secluded live oak and cedar trees in the heart of Texas Hill Country, the Luxury Eco Yurt at The Cedars Ranch is the ideal retreat for couples, small families, or individuals seeking a country getaway with a difference. The family-sized yurt sleeps 4 and offers a unique ‘glamping’ (glamorous camping) experience with AC, beautiful kitchen and dining space, full bath with luxurious slipper tub, gorgeous private bedroom with king-size bed, restful library area and living space with comfortable sofa bed, and wrap around deck with bar. This Yurt is close to Jacob’s Well, the charming Hill Country town of Wimberley, and all the Texas Hill Country has to offer.


Wimberley, Texas

Yurt at Yurtopia

Yurtopia focuses on providing a glamping escape to the Texas Hill Country in Wimberley. Yurtopia has three Hilltop Yurts tucked into the hills among cedars and oaks that were designed for one or two people. Each yurt has a king-size bed with with luxury linens, a private bathroom, a hot tub, a gas fire pit, kitchen/BBQ, and a private rooftop deck.

Abilene State Park

Tuscola, Texas

Abilene State Park Yurt

A yurt at Abilene State Park is under pecan, red oak, cottonwood, and elm trees and close to the banks of Elm Creek just south of Abilene. These year-round recreational tents have a double/single bunk bed with mattresses, fold out sofa, a microwave, and a night stand and outside the yurt is a picnic table, fire ring, and water spigot.

Pine Gardens RV Park

Tool, Texas (Cedar Creek Lake)

Yurt at Pine Gardens

Pine Gardens is a 20 acre RV resort that sits on the west side of Cedar Creek Lake and it has a yurt as well as cabins and RV sites for rent. Bring you boat and enjoy the lake for boarding, tubing, or fishing.

Camp Coyoacan

Port Aransas, Texas

Camp Coyoacan Yurt

Camp Coyoacan, just a few blocks from the beach, is home to tent bungalows and yurts plus a pool, bath house with indoor showers and toilets, several outdoor showers, outdoor community areas with fire pits and Adirondack chairs, and a big open-air deck with expansive ocean views.

Each yurt has a queen sized bed, desk and chairs, air conditioning, electricity, and a personal deck plus each yurt includes: pillows, linens, electrical outlets, and bath and pool towels.

Lucky Arrow Retreat

Dripping Springs, Texas

Yurt at Lucky Arrow Retreat

Located on the outskirts of Dripping Springs on 15 acres of beautiful Texas Hill Country, Lucky Arrow Retreat is home to 10 yurts, cabins, and a ranch house. Some of the amenities include: a covered beer garden (BYOB), a heated pool, and tours in a vintage Land Cruiser Troop Carrier.

Each of the 200 square foot yurts has a queen bed, heating and air conditioning, a keyed entry door, coffee maker and coffee, and a deck. A common Bath House is just around the corner from the yurts.

Green Acres

Elgin, Texas

Green Acres Yurt

This new glamping retreat, just 25 minutes from Austin, offers overnight stays in either a yurt or retrofitted trailer on their 25 acre guest property. On the property is a rustic barn with a fully stocked outdoor kitchen and dining area, a freestanding bathhouse, and a fire pit great for roasting gourmet s’mores.

Mike Sharp
Author: Mike Sharp

I have a passion for travel and outdoor activities, and now I'm enjoying retired life. I will continue my traveling, golfing, boating, and enjoying life all across the great state of Texas.

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