Updated: Mar 25
Experience Minnesota Camping in Yurts & Camper Cabins
Adventure is a part of Minnesota life. To travel around our beautiful state, see the forests, waterfalls, lakes and trails are an adventurer’s dream. People who travel the state know how it works. They go for swimming, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, camping, hiking and biking and nordic skiing. They love to spend their nights under the stars by one of 10,000 lakes. The fear of dark and loneliness is left far behind and what left is named as passion and courage. While we talk about camping, it is an adventure sport in which you spend your nights away from home under the tents or yurts in some far away forests. The nature and its serenity in these places not only bring calmness to the mind but heal the physical wounds faster as well.
Minnesota and its tourism industry
Minnesota is famous for giving an endless array of opportunities to with mesmerizing lakes and trails. Minnesota offers various recreational activities including fishing, boating, hiking, trekking, horse riding, golfing, paddling and biking.
Places to visit in Minnesota
You can enjoy camping and other recreational activities in the following places of Minnesota:
Minneapolis with its chain of lakes
Brainerd – Paul Bunyan Land
Nisswa – Turtle Races
Ely for camping, fishing, and cycling
St. Cloud for its marvelous parks, gardens, and lakes
Grand Marais for hiking, trekking, camping and skiing
Two harbors for skiing, kayaking, and camping
Lake Minnetonka for fishing, surfing, and camping on the beaches
Yurts and Camper Cabins and their importance in the tourism industry
Yurts have been a fairly new addition to the tourism industry. Yurts are the insulated canvas camps that have a wooden flooring and wood stoves. People who are unable to sleep on the floor can use this camping innovation during their camping expeditions. Each yurt has a window, bunk beds, and a domed roof, which is used during snowfall, a bed, and a table as well. The dimensions of the normal yurt are 16 to 20 feet in diameter. It can accommodate 7 to 8 people. Yurts in the state parks do not have electricity or showers.
True North Basecamp Camper Cabins offer air conditioning, heat and WiFi. Each cabin includes three twin and one full size bed. It also include a dining table. The exterior includes a picnic table and fire ring with cooking grate. There is also modern showers with heated floors and conditioned water within steps of each cabin. Cabins cost $85 nightly Sunday to Thursday and $135 Friday and Saturday.
Places where yurts are available
There are three state parks in Minnesota that offer yurts during the tourism season. These parks include Afton state park in Afton offers two yurts while the Glendalough State park also offers two yurt camps. Cuyuna Country State Recreation Park also offers three yurt camps.
The Ely city in Minnesota has some wonderful places where you can get the yurts. There are many resorts that have yurts floored with pinewood. These resorts offer you can a canoe and a hiking trip as well. These resorts have a charcoal grill and outdoor activity space for you to enjoy your vacation. You can take the yurts on rent. You can make a reservation online as well.
The yurts are available on weekdays and weekends. Some of them cost $55 and $65 during these days while yurts in the Glendalough cost $50-60 during the weekends.
The yurts can accommodate 3 to 7 people for sleeping. Although it is a cross between a cabin and a hut, yet it provides an immense camping experience for the amateurs and professionals as well. You can have a great camping in the middle of all the facilities. A night under the stars and the shining skies can be fully enjoyed with the yurts. You can have a trip full of amusements, luxuries, and passions altogether.
Minnesota is a state where you can always find the perfect spot to enjoy a nice camping trip. The state is full of options and yurts are located everywhere. Yurts have a more remote feeling than the cabins, as they are located far away from the roads and trails. You can only get there by hiking, biking or canoeing. All you need is a sleeping bag and a flashlight and you are good to go.