Why to book a stay at a glamping yurt.
Holidays are a time for connecting with your favorite people. Friends and family travel long distances to be together and wrap themselves in the warmth of tradition, spend cozy afternoons by the fireplace, and eat plenty of great food.
And while it’s easy to idealize the holidays, we all know that sometimes they get a bit, well, hectic. Instead of sitting back and enjoying the season, we often let the holidays ratchet up our stress level and do a number on our closest relationships.
This winter, make time to connect with your main squeeze in a new and unexpected way with an evening (or more!) in the snug embrace of a yurt.
“Many yurts are tucked away in snow-laden forests on mountain slopes, but that’s not the only place you’ll find them.”
Yurts are circular-shaped structures that have been used by nomadic tribes in Central Asia for millennia. Constructed with a flexible wooden frame, the sides and roof were traditionally made of animal hide with a hole in the top to vent the smoke of an open fire.
These days, you’re more likely to find sides made of thick, waterproofed canvas and a window at the top that let in light (and to be able to peep at the night stars above). Yurts usually have a wood stove to heat the interior, and a raised floor to keep cold toes far from the frozen ground.
Many yurts are tucked away in snow-laden forests on mountain slopes, but that’s not the only place you’ll find them. Since their introduction to the United States in the 1960s by simple-life advocate Bill Coperthwaite, yurts are also found in cityscapes, perched on bluffs overlooking the ocean, and hidden in parks throughout the country.
Cozy dining for two.
Whether you make a reservation for dinner or book a night at a camping yurt, they are the perfect place for escaping the hustle and bustle of the holiday season together.
Many destinations throughout the United States, especially ski resorts, offer swoon-worthy yurt dining experiences.
Imagine this: you two, hand in hand, climbing into a horse-drawn sleigh for a glide through the frosted landscape. As you approach the yurt, you see cozy lights shining within. Walking inside, you’re enveloped in warmth from the woodstove and handed a glass of wine. The smell of a dinner cooked simply and elegantly hits your nose.
You settle into a table and feel the stress of the holidays melt away as you meet each other’s gaze.
Savor the meal and relish each other. This night is for the two of you.
When a typical date night dinner just isn’t enough time to bask in the glow of each other’s company, book a stay at a glamping yurt.
A night under the stars.
When a typical date night dinner just isn’t enough time to bask in the glow of each other’s company, book a stay at a glamping yurt. Don’t be scared away by the thought of glamping in the winter. Yurts are remarkably good at keeping in heat, so you’ll be warm all night long (no matter what, ahem, you and your love choose to do).
Pack the ingredients for your favorite meal, chill a bottle of wine in the snowbank outside the door, and create a feast to eat by the heat of the fire.
Listen to your passion playlist (this is the perfect chance to take a break from holiday tunes), dance slowly in each other’s arms, slip into something comfortable, and dive into bed when the mood strikes….
“After all, the holidays are all about love, right?”
Just the spark.
Spending an evening or night away, savoring a delicious meal (and each other), is just the start of a season filled with moments of connection. Take a deep breath, dive into the experience, and let yourself be filled from head to toe with appreciation and love for each other. After all, the holidays are all about love, right?
When you return home, use that spark of passion to see you through the wonderful, beautiful, and crazy busy holiday season.