I recently was researching some places to stay at in Arras. On Airbnb one place instantly caught my eye. It didn’t take a lot of time convincing my girlfriend to join. I booked the night for a fair price and looked forward to staying a night in a Yurt.
I stayed at the Yourte à la ferme. Or The Yurt at the Farm. A nice and cozy stay in an authentic Mongolian Yurt.
Whats a Yurt?
So first things first, what is a Yurt? Basically, it’s a circular tent made of skins and felt. It’s mainly used by nomads in Central Asia. There is a structure made of wood. Then a door and the exterior of skins are added.
You end up with a tent that feels more like a house. Inside it’s warm, usually heated by a stove, there is a real bed and sometimes even running water.
Of course, Yurts in Europe are more modern and luxurious than the real ones in Asia. This has to do with the ones in Europe being more permanent. Most aren’t used by nomads anymore. In Asia, it’s still a big part of the nomadic lifestyle.
Why stay in a Yurt?
Well, it’s a lot of fun! It’s completely different than a hotel room, without actually cutting into the luxury too much. Often it’s a better alternative for people that want to have a camping experience, but don’t like the (dis)comfort of a tent.
Sleeping in a yurt lets you sleep in comfort, but also allows you to go close to nature. The ideal combination for those looking for comfort in their adventurous travels.
Where to stay in a Yurt?
These days, you can find yurts in all parts of the world. In Central-Asia you will find a lot of places where you can go sleep in one. Especially in Mongolia. On Airbnb, you can find loads of places with Yurts. they even have a special filter for it!
Yurts in Belgium:
- Forest Yurt near Bruges: Near Bruges but still in nature.
- A warm Yurt with a beautiful view: Perfect for a weekend off the grid.
- Cozy and comfortable Yurt: For those wanting a bit more luxury
- Eglantier: For those traveling in bigger groups.
Yurts in France:
- A quiet Yurt in Savoie – Bauges: Seems perfect for a weekend away with friends.
- Chambre hötes en Yourte: This one is almost as luxurious as a weekend house.
- Yourte Contemporaine: Perfect for a night off the grid into the epicness of nature.
Yurts in The Netherlands:
- Back to basic Ger: Go into nature in this beautiful Yurt.
- Yurt with hot-tub: Perfect for a stay even during those cold winter months.
- Yurt with hot tub and sauna: If you like it a bit more fancy.
Yurts in Germany:
- Original Aghani yurt: If you like it more traditional.
- Natur pur: Out in nature in a beautiful setting.
- Cosy Yurt in an orchard: If you like to camp near one of Europes biggest cities.
Yurts in the UK:
- Beautiful eco Yurt: Ecological and in a beautiful surrounding.
- Elegant Hilltop Yurt: This place seems really fancy without losing the traditional touch.
- Warm and cozy yurt: On top of the unique yurt, you wake up with a view!
Have you ever stayed in a Yurt? Tell me about your experience!
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