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Bobby Brown State Park

Elberton, Georgia
Sleeping Quarters Five heartñpine-floored yurts on Clarks Hill Lake, the largest man-made reservoir east of the Mississippi, used for boating, skiing, and fishing. What You Get Each yurt has two double beds and a set of twin bunks, white-cedar log furniture, electricity, and a ceiling fan. Outside there’s a fire ring, grill, picnic table, and a water spigot. If the lake level is down, look for glimpses of the building foundations that date from before the valley was flooded. What to Bring Bedding; plus spatulas, tongs, and food for barbecuing. 800/864-7275; www.gastateparks.org; yurts $45.

Sun Valley Trekking

Sun Valley, Idaho
Sleeping Quarters The Coyote Yurt, 8,600 feet up amongst spruce and fir trees. It’s a six-mile car or bike ride, then a 1/3-mile hike—do it on your own or with a naturalist guide who can also arrange for delivered meals and shuttle service to town. What You Get Four sets of bunk beds, each with a double on the bottom and a twin on top, kitchen equipment (including a fondue set), propane stove, a wood-fired sauna, hammock, fire pit, charcoal grill, board games, two outhouses, and proximity to Yellowstone National Park. What to Bring Sleeping bags and food. 208/788-1966; www.svtrek.com; four-person yurts $100.

The Birches Resort

Rockwood, Maine
Sleeping Quarters Three yurts adjacent to a lodge and cabins in the Great North Woods, which you’ll share with the area’s large moose population. What You Get Bunk beds, a propane cooktop, the resort’s restaurant, fishing and swimming in Moosehead Lake, and for $30, your gear transported to the yurt where a crackling fire in the woodstove awaits you. For a fee, there’s river rafting, moose cruises on a pontoon boat, sea plane rides, and guided kayaking, mountain biking, and Jeep safari trips. What to Bring Sleeping bags. 207/534-7305; www.birches.com; yurts from $35 per person, $70 minimum.

Frost Mountain Yurts

Brownfield, Maine
Sleeping Quarters Two yurts on the Burnt Meadow Mountain Snow Mobile Club Trail Network that leads to the summit of Frost Mountain. Lovewell Pond is a mile away. What You Get Each yurt has three bunk beds and a futon; a camp stove and kitchen equipment; playing cards and board games; a grill and fire pit; free use of canoes and kayaks; and a wheeled cart for toting gear the quarter-mile from the road. Nearby Sherman Farm sells prepared meals, baked goods, and hormone-free milk. What to Bring Bedding, drinking water, and a cooler. 207/935-3243; www.frostmountainyurts.com; yurts $65 for two, $12 for each additional person over the age of five.

Falling Waters Adventure Resort

Bryson City, North Carolina
Sleeping Quarters The camp’s yurt village on Lake Fontana has eight knotty-pine floored domes, each outfitted with a queen-size bed and futon, refrigerator, and private deck. What You Get Quick access to the Appalachian and Bartram Trails; and, for a fee, white water rafting on the Nantahala River Gorge, and guided horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking, canoeing, and kayaking.
What to Bring Life vests, food, and bug spray. 877/247-5535; www.fallingwatersresort.com; yurts $69, $5 for each additional person.


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