Rent a Luxury Yurt in Upstate New York for a “Well-Rounded” Vacation

Sleeping in a cabin with no nooks makes for a unique vacation, and upstate New York offers several.

Traditional yurts are a circular tent used by nomads in places like Mongolia and Turkey. These New York yurt-inspired vacation rentals range from secluded tents to cozy cabins, sometimes rustic or with modern amenities.

Next time you’re looking for a cool place to camp in scenic upstate New York, try one of these well-rounded vacation stays.

This circular cabin sits along the Niagara River. Photo provided | VRBO

Fantasy in Western New York

Located in Western New York, this yurt sits along the Niagara River on a large corner lot. Wake up to a comfortable queen bed with a view of the water. Visit historic downtown North Tonawanda just five minutes away with restaurants, shopping and the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum.

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Wellspring Forest Farm

Wellspring Forest Farm in Schuyler County offers a garden view yurt vacation rental. Photo provided | VRBO

Wellspring Forest Farm

Enjoy a magical stay in the woods at Wellspring Forest Farm. This Finger Lakes-based yurt is 12 miles from Ithaca, 12 miles from scenic Watkins Glen and 8 miles from Trumansburg, home of Taughannock Falls State Park. This could be the perfect place to chase waterfalls and sip your way through wine country.

Wellspring Forest Farm

Wellspring Forest Farm in Schuyler County offers a garden view yurt vacation rental. Photo provided | VRBO

The accommodations are on a working farm and school which produces mushrooms, maple syrup, elderberry extract and is home to grazing sheep and chickens.

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hill of the nobles

Nobles Hill Vacation Stay in Chemung County offers an artistically built cabin with a great view. Photo provided | VRBO

Noble Hill Nook

On a hill in Van Etten, NY sits an artistically designed cabin with a beautiful view of the lush Finger Lakes countryside. On warm days you can swim in the private pond and at night cook s’mores by the fire. There is no shortage of views of colorful foliage during the fall season in Chemung County.

hill of the nobles

Nobles Hill Vacation Stay in Chemung County offers an artistically built cabin with a great view. Photo provided | VRBO

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Vineyard Cottage

Climbing Vine Cottage in Tompkins County. Photo provided | VRBO

Vineyard Cottage

This Tompkins County retreat sits on all 16 acres, immersing its guests in nature. A self-proclaimed “luxury apartment in the round”, this location is perfect for guests who love hiking and waterfalls as it connects to a nature reserve and the Gulf of Van Buskirk via a field of wildflowers. Guardians include activities for family vacations and cozy details for romantic getaways.

Vineyard Cottage

Climbing Vine Cottage in Tompkins County. Photo provided | VRBO

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The Octagon at Climbing Vine Cottages

The Octagon at Climbing Vine Cottages is nestled in Tompkins County, New York. Photo provided | VRBO

The Octagon

Near the Climbing Vine Cottage yurt is an adjoining octagon-shaped cabin filled with modern amenities. Soak in a clawfoot tub after a day of hiking and swimming in nearby Robert Treman or Buttermilk Falls State Parks. Picnic or star gaze on the private lawn outside the sliding glass doors. Work remotely in an exotic setting with high-speed Internet access.

The Octagon at Climbing Vine Cottages

The Octagon at Climbing Vine Cottages is nestled in Tompkins County, New York. Photo provided | VRBO

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