Friday, March 3, 2017

Yurts: The Best of Both Worlds

If you can't decide whether to stay in a tent or a cabin for vacation, why not try a new option that combines the benefits of both? Yurts, a new form of camping that started on the West Coast, combine the traditional camping feel of a tent with the convenience and comfort of a cabin. This combo makes yurts great for "glamping", or glamorous camping, that gives you the comforts of home in the middle of the great outdoors.

While yurts may have gained popularity on the West Coast, they didn't start there. The original yurts were basic huts that were used by nomads in Central Asia. They were popular for their strength and mobility and were a main form of housing for centuries. Their transition to the American West Coast added comforts and amenities like A/C and appliances over the years, which makes a camping trip even easier.

Yurts are spacious and can be customized to include all the needs of home. They can have windows, a deck, air conditioning, electricity, and even carpets. They can even include basic appliances, like refrigerators and microwaves.

The extra appliances and furniture, however, are not a yurt's main draw. The best part of a yurt is simply the experience. In a yurt, you can be lying on a comfortable queen size bed while listening to the raindrops hit the canvas all around you. In the mornings, you can be standing on the carpeted floor listening to the birds chirping their morning greetings as the sun streams in through the skylight. Nothing compares to the experience of comfortably being one with nature.

If you want to combine the comforts of home with the tradition of camping, there is no better place to be than in a yurt at the Williamsburg KOA.

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