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Yurt Life! Come Stay at Asheville's Most Unique Rental!

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Last updated: 09/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Wait.....What's a Yurt?

A yurt (or ger) is a portable living structure originally developed by the nomadic groups of the Central Asian steppes. Original yurts were fashioned from local wood, felt, and braided horse hair. They were designed to be portable for moving as the horse and goat herds were driven across the plains. Strong and light, they could be set up in a day or so and properly equipped to withstand wind and snow that would crush many other dwellings.

Modern yurts like ours are made from more contemporary materials (aluminum rivets, aircraft cable, and polyester materials) with heat-treated and fine finished wood. Yet their basic architectural principle (circular arch) remains the same as used five hundred years ago.

Our yurt has been made to be comfortable year round and is very close to downtown Asheville with heating and air conditioning and all the comforts of home with all of the magic and playfulness of a yurt!

We also have a AWESOME Vintage Camper available! See it by visiting :

When I was a kid I was OBSESSED with forts and play houses built with everything from lawn chairs and sheets to tree branches. I grew up, but never grew out of my love of playing and being in fun spaces. We designed the yurt to be a place that transports you back to your childhood and allows your imagination to run wild!

The Yurt is just 5 miles from downtown asheville and less than 3 from hip West Asheville and the very popular Haywood road!

The Yurt is located on a large acre + in a residential neighborhood with a cool metal privacy fence that was hand built. Beautiful stone steps lead down to a cozy fire pit area that is stocked with ready split firewood and metal chairs to relax by the campfire in.

Nothing like a traditional house - when you stay in a yurt you are experiencing life in the round! While most yurts have a completely open floor plan with no private space- our yurt has the unique bonus of a small completely enclosed and insulated private bedroom with a comfy queen sized bed beneath a sleeping loft. The room below the sleeping loft has been framed and insulated to provide a quiet sleeping area- people who are light sleepers will enjoy the insulated room and it's also nice for those who are traveling with children or others who just want to enjoy the bonus privacy of a closed sleeping area :-)

The sleeping loft is accessed by a beautiful wooden stair ladder that was hand built by a local Asheville Craftsman and is made out of poplar and Oak treads. Industrial Metal piping was added as the decorative hand holds on the way up the ladder. Once in the loft you find yourself in a cozy little nook one of our guests referred to as 'the nest'. A nice full sized bed comfortably fits two adults and the half wall is perfect for leaning against while reading a book before bed. Sink down into the pile of pillows to view the stars through the yurts dome before you drift off to sleep!

The half wall keeps people downstairs from being able to see the people in the loft- Kids and adults both love sleeping in the loft!

While we can accommodate as many as eight by using an inflatable mattress- Six people fit comfortably on the two beds and comfortable futon bed. The Yurt has everything that you need and more to be comfortable- The beds have comfortable sheets and blankets and there are extra blankets, towels, and pillows for your use.

The yurt features a full kitchen with a stainless steel convection oven, ceramic cooktop and Maple counters- with a full sized refrigerator. There are plenty of kitchen tools available for your use including a blender, food processor, crock pot, coffee maker, toaster, pots, pans, skillets, spices, cooking oil etc.

The adorable yellow bath house is right outside of the yurt that has a beautiful slate tiled shower, regular flush toilet, an antique hutch that we converted into a beautiful bathroom vanity, and a brand new LG stackable washer and dryer. The bath house has gorgeous Hickory Floors.

We love the yurt and have spent a lot of time, love, and our energy into building, decorating and adding fun details to enhance the space. We think you'll enjoy these touches as much as we do:

~black walnut spiral inlaid into the pine floors
~ a custom built loft ladder with metal piping for handles
~shelves made out of recycled bike parts
~ an antique kitchen hutch made into a vanity
~ Locally crafted tables made out of local rhododendron
~All of the art in the yurt is by local artists
~Unique custom planters filled with succulents outside and on the yurt
~8 ft tall metal fence and yurt skirting
~Gorgeous Stone Work on the retaining wall and the Stone Stairway that leads you into the fire pit area

If you are interested in alternative housing, love the outdoors, and would like to experience the most unique and FUN rental in Asheville...... come and experience Yurt life!

**Can we help?**

Our Goal is to make your vacation absolutely fantastic and fun! Can we help make it even better?

Are you surprising your boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife with a trip to the yurt or is it someone's birthday in your group? --We would be thrilled to help you prepare the yurt with fresh cut flowers in a vase or have balloons waiting for your arrival- just let us know- we really love helping our guests make their trip extra special :-)

BOOKING IS SIMPLE: You can book the yurt online using the 'BOOK IT' button-once you book online- the dates are yours and your Yurt adventure is ready to begin! Most users have an easier time with booking on a regular computer or laptop vs the VRBO apps on phones or tablets. Our calendar is updated daily so you can be assured the days you want to book are indeed available. We respond to bookings and inquiries in less than 24 hours, but we respond to almost all of our inquiries in less than an hour, and we will send you the yurt instructions as soon as the reservation is made :-)

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the yurt or Asheville!

Property Type

  • House
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

            We welcome pets and just ask that puppies or dogs who experience separation anxiety and might chew or destroy things are left in a crate if you are going to leave them alone in the yurt. Don't have a crate? Just let us know and we will make sure there is an appropriately sized crate ready for your arrival :-) ...moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            SMOKING OUTSIDE ONLY- There is no smoking in the yurt- You are welcome to smoke outside of the yurt-- but please respect our home and do not smoke inside OR leave cigarette butts on our property- thank you! :-) ...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            kids love sleeping in the sleeping loft...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon


          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

            This is a Loft bedroom with half wall...moreless

          • The yurt has an open loft (you can't see downstairs but it does have a half wall in it) There is a room beneath the loft- it is the only private room. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


          • The bathroom is beautiful. Hickory wood floors, a beautiful slate shower. I converted an antique kitchen hutch with drawers into the vanity. It also has a stackable LG washer and dryer with laundry soap provided. ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            small table usually for four, but with two additional seats to seat 6...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Very nice Convection Oven and cooktop...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Spices and cooking oil is provided...moreless

          • Oven:

            Convection Oven-Great to bake in...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            full size new fridge. ...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Freezer
          • Stove
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Air Conditioning:

            The yurt has a very nice heat pump unit with a wonderful air conditioner that keeps it nice and cool in the summer time :-D ...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            We provide comfortable nice bedding on each bed and have extra sheets, pillows, and blankets available for your use. ...moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            There are free weights available for your use if you want to pump some iron while you are on vacation :-D...moreless

          • Heating:

            The yurt is made for 4 season use so it's nice and warm in the winter and cool during the summer :-) ...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            New Front Loading LG stacked machine. ...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            New Front Loading LG stacked machine...moreless

          • Parking:

            Space for three cars....moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Living Room seats 6


          • Games:

            two decks of playing cards, duck duck goose, hide and go seek....and find the lucky penny! ;-) ...moreless

          • Books:

            I have some books that might interest you on one of my 'bike part book shelves' that I built....moreless

          • Stereo:

            Stereo with c.d. player and Ipod/Iphone dock to play your music on :-) ...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            watch unlimited netflix with our account on our smart tv...moreless


              • Internet:

                high speed internet great for streaming movies- lightning fast...moreless

              Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Very small deck in front of the yurt. ...moreless


                  • Adventure
                  • Spa
                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Budget
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                      • Rural


                      • Arboretum
                      • Antiquing
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Kayaking
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Rafting
                      • Swimming
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Hunting
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting Big Game
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Cinemas
                      • Library
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Synagogues
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Festivals
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Ruins
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Walking
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Photography
                      • Boating
                      • Sledding
                      • Shuffleboard
                      • Shopping
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Freshwater Fishing


                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 29 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $170 $170
                      Thu, Fri, Sat
                      Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $135 $150
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $900 $3,210
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Pet Fee $25 + tax
                      • Cleaning Fee $60
                      • Tax Rate 6.75%

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                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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                      Last updated: 09/17/2014
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                      • Biltmore Estate

                      • Blue Ridge Parkway

                        "Plenty of places to park and hike or just drive and enjoy the views. Dog friendly trails! "

                      • Salsa Mexican Caribbean Food

                      • Mela Indian Restaurant

                        "Most innovative yummy Indian food I've ever tasted ---The Nann is soooo good! "

                      • Sunny Point Cafe

                        "Better get there early on the weekend....there's sometimes a hour wait it's so popular. "

                      • LaZoom Tours

                        "Absolutely WACKY fun :-) (let's just say there's a gorilla in a suit chasing you....)"

                      • Stone House Market

                        "Wow!!!! 5 star dining JUST 1 MILE FROM THE YURT! The food is so so good. This place is where..."

                      • Wedge Brewing Co.

                        "Great beer and the Great Outdoors....close to the yurt :-) "

                      • 12 Bones Smokehouse

                        "Obama's favorite place to eat in asheville. My parents too."

                      • Limones

                        "Now I'm biased because this is where my sweetie and I had our first date....but this place i..."

                      • Universal Joint

                        "The UJ is a favorite local hangout, great little bar and burger joint on haywood road, just ..."

                      • The Bywater

                        "Oh the Bywater! How we locals love thee....and it's easy to see because on a nice day the st..."

                      • West End Bakery & Cafe

                        "Grab some good coffee and a bagel and check out the featured artist. Coffee hang out. "

                      16.5 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Asheville Regional Airport
                      2.7 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Westville Pub---the best!

                      Car: Necessary

                      The yurt is located less than one mile from The french broad river--If you are a kayaker you can drive less than 5 miles and surf the waves at the kayakers park. There are hiking trails less than 3 miles away at UNCA and the botanical gardens there open to the public. The blue ridge parkway is a short drive away for hiking and sight seeing. Downtown is less than 5 miles away with an abundance of shopping, dining, and live music opportunities.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2011

                      About the owner: I've always been very interested in living in small spaces and sustainable housing. It started when I was a kid- obsessed with building forts. I started with rudimentary structures made with chairs and sheets, or sticks and branches. These huts evolved and soon I was building more elaborate ones made out of recycled tires (ie the pile of tires I found in the woods) and then tree forts with hammers and nails. I grew up, but I haven't grown out of my passion for spaces that are fun to be in. I have been a regular volunteer with habitat for humanity on their volunteer construction crews here in Asheville. I am currently starting a project building micro houses to provide people with affordable housing in the Asheville area (houses under 500 sq feet). I became interested in yurts four years ago and put this one up on my property. I lived here for over two years and LOVE yurt life! Now that I'm not living in the yurt, I spend most of my nights in a 1955 Vintage Spartan Imperial Mansion Camper that we are restoring! We also have a 1975 Airstream Sovereign that has been converted into a workshop. We love it!

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                      • Stainless Convection Oven and Cooktop with favorite Mark Twain Quote to live by!

                        Stainless Convection Oven and Cooktop with favorite Mark Twain Quote to live by!

                      • we made these fun kitchen shelves out of recycled road bike parts :-)

                        we made these fun kitchen shelves out of recycled road bike parts :-)

                      • Zen


                      • yurt closed bedroom with door and comfy queen bed

                        yurt closed bedroom with door and comfy queen bed

                      • yurt living room

                        yurt living room

                      • Spiral in the floor made with black walnut plugs into the pine planks :-)

                        Spiral in the floor made with black walnut plugs into the pine planks :-)

                      • bath house

                        bath house

                      • check out our 1955 Vintage Camper!

                        check out our 1955 Vintage Camper!

                      • stone steps leading you to the yurt deck area

                        stone steps leading you to the yurt deck area

                      • photo taken by two of our amazing guests as they relax on the futon :-)

                        photo taken by two of our amazing guests as they relax on the futon :-)

                      • yurt kitchen and ladder/stair up to loft

                        yurt kitchen and ladder/stair up to loft

                      • cooking appliances (processor, blender, toaster, crock pot, coffee maker etc)

                        cooking appliances (processor, blender, toaster, crock pot, coffee maker etc)

                      • bed in the fun yurt loft :-)

                        bed in the fun yurt loft :-)

                      • The sleeping Loft in the yurt

                        The sleeping Loft in the yurt

                      • Our wood fairy looks after the yurt

                        Our wood fairy looks after the yurt

                      • Yurt Bathroom with beautiful Slate Shower and Converted Antique Vanity

                        Yurt Bathroom with beautiful Slate Shower and Converted Antique Vanity

                      • New LG Front Loading Washing Machine and Dryer

                        New LG Front Loading Washing Machine and Dryer

                      • We have the fire pit area always stocked with wood so you can enjoy :-)

                        We have the fire pit area always stocked with wood so you can enjoy :-)

                      VRBO #445766

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                      Date last modified - Sunday, September 07, 2014

                      $135 - $170 per night (USD)

                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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                      Minimum stay: 1-4 nights
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