Do you know what a YURT is? The name alone immediately made me go to google to start my research!
YURT– a circular tent of felt or skins on a collapsible framework, used by nomads in Mongolia, Siberia, and Turkey.
My family and I were recently invited to the Stone Mountain Park, Georgia’s most visited family park, to preview their modern twist on a Greek classic; a contemporary camping Yurt.
They’ve created 3 brand new Yurt structures that sit comfortably on the lake. The new homes away from home are made of wood and canvas, featuring outside decks, picnic tables, charcoal grills, a fire pit and large water spigots for camping convenience.
Inside each smoke-free yurt, comfort awaits in the form of log furniture, heat and A/C, electric outlets, large windows, skylights, ceiling fans, lockable doors and sleep space for up to five guests. All a camper needs to bring is a sleeping bag or linens, personal items and family/friends for sharing the experience.
The Yurts opened up for reservations on May 15 and quickly sold out. To spend the night is only $99 and $149 for holidays.
One Big Thing!
My children loved viewing these yurts and were begging me to spend the night here. I just had one question, “Where is the bathroom!?” Because the Yurts are located on a campground, they have a community restroom facility that has showers and restrooms within walking distance.
Directions to Stone Mountain Park’s Campground:
Upon driving through the main gate, make an immediate left onto Stonewall Jackson Drive. Along the way you’ll pass The Commons restaurant on your right. Stone Mountain Park Campground will be on your right.
Go straight. The Yurts are located on Trail B. You can also view their location on the Campground map:
Would you camp here for the night or the weekend?