EXPERIENCE THE SMOKIES IN THE ROUND IN A PACIFIC YURT

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EXPERIENCE THE SMOKIES IN THE ROUND IN A PACIFIC YURT

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Hotel, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-12)

For a more detailed look at our yurts and our availability, please visit our direct website at www.skyridgeyurts.com!

Sky Ridge Yurts offers the finest in 'glamping' for your stay in the Smoky Mountain Area near Bryson City, NC. Close to Nantahala River Rafting, Appalachain Trail Hiking, Deep Creek Tubing, Cherokee Indian Reservation Exploration, Smoky Mountain Railroading, Fontana Lake Boating, and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, our 'tents' will knock your socks off....or sandals...or boots.....or water skis or....!

If you've never glamped before, there's never been a better time to try it in one of our luxurious yurts. A yurt is a traditional Mongolian tent, but trust us, it's not like any tent you've seen before. Equipped with either full or efficiency kitchens, comfy king or queen beds, central heat and air, beautiful slate walk-in showers, cable television on flat-screen tv's, free wifi, and stunning mountain views from your own private deck, you may never even make it to any of the numerous area attractions!

Rented individually or as an entire facility, stay in either one of our two 24 foot round yurts and experience what a regular old square hotel room just can't give you. If you need more space, take on a stay in our 30 foot round yurt and you'll get the added benefit of a private bedroom suite and a full kitchen. Or, take on all three, and you've got your own private mountain top to share with up to 14 of your family and friends.

So if you're ready to vacation outside of the box, give us a shout and let us hook you up with a vacation that you won't soon forget!

Keywords: Yurt, cabin, mountains, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Cherokee Indian Reservation, Nantahala

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
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I'm Melissa, and I own and manage Sky Ridge Yurts. When my mother told us she was going to live in a yurt full-time, we all thought she had lost her mind. But, once her dream 'home' arrived at her back door, we all knew she was on to something. And, as we all helped her erect the yurt as a family, we all knew that there is really nothing like staying in the openness of these round, domed structures. And, as interest in her yurt grew and people came from far and wide to see it, I knew that offering a place for people to experience what we had all learned about yurts would be something worth doing, so here I am.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2011

I have always felt like Sky Ridge was somehow hand-picked especially for me. My husband, a professional cyclist, was tragically struck and killed while riding in 2010, and I wanted to do something to earn income that would allow me to continue to stay home with our two young daughters. I saw Sky Ridge by accident on a junk email, and I knew it was for me. Just one mile from the Nantahala Outdoor Center, North Carolina's premiere white water rafting area, my husband and I spent most of our early life together running this river as guides. Then later, once he became a cyclist, our attentions turned to Tsali, which offers mountain bikers an unforgettable riding experience, and it's just a quick ten minute ride from Sky Ridge. Couple that with the Appalachain Trail nearby, the Cherokee Indian Reservation, and the Smoky Mountain National Park - where the two of us spent practically every vacation ever taken - all within a thirty minute drive, and I just knew this was the place to put the yurts. But it's the view that will get you. Backed on all sides by National Forest Land, you won't believe that view.

All of our guests have their favorite experiences at Sky Ridge. Some things we've heard guests say is the stone campfire ring, which offers guests a chance to meet new friends around a roaring fire. Or the way the clouds roll into the valley below, showing guests just why they are called the 'Smokies'. Or the beds....for some reason, everyone seems to love the way the beds sleep. Or the fact that Sky Ridge is so close to all of the big ticket attractions that the Western North Carolina Mountains have to offer. But I think the luckiest of guests are the ones that get to stay during a rain shower. Rain usually means a bum day on vacation, but in a yurt, it means a lazy day inside, listening to the sound of the rain striking the tent fabric. Music to most ears!

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cabin

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Experience the Smokies in the Round in a Pacific Yurt
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Experience the Smokies in the Round in a Pacific Yurt
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p403905vbi
7047015696
Almond Bryson City Area
Hildebran NC
5

Fantastic Long Weekend

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
We rented all three yurts, had 14 family members there for a 3 day weekend in Jan 2013. The weather was unseasonably warm, daytime in the low sixties, nights fifties. We enjoyed bonfires in the evening, roasting marshmellows. The yurts were easy to ventilate with the openable top lid. Everything worked just fine, even the inflatable mattresses. The morning low lying clouds on the nearby peaks made for a storybook view The decks are spacious, We used the gas grill (provided) to cook supper. The location is fairly far from town so try to stock up on food to avoid multiple trips to the store. This getaway exceeded all our expectations. Highly recommended. Book it now.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Experience the Smokies in the Round in a Pacific Yurt
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p403905vbi
7047015696
Almond Bryson City Area
Decatur, GA
5

Exceeded All Expectations

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
My wife an I stayed in the Nantahala yurt (24-feet, king sized bed, mini-kitchen) Friday 11/16 Sunday 11/18. It was a fantastic experience. Just driving into the Sky Ridge property is a joy itself, with great views. The location was ideal for us. Probably about 2 miles to the NOC and a short 15-minute drive to downtown Bryson City and the Deep Creek section of Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Once you get up to the property, you can see they put a lot of effort into making it first class. The view, for the money, is unrivaled. We were fortunate enough to have the whole property to ourselves for the weekend, which I think is a little unusual. Next time we'll make sure to bring things for cooking out and having a campfire, both located right out of the back of the yurt. There is also a picnic table setup directly where you'd want it to be, staring off to the mountain ranges. The yurts themselves are extremely comfortable and well made. The pictures are a perfect representation. Temperature control is great as we were always able to get the yurt quickly heated up in the evening or cooled down in the afternoon, which we had been a bit anxious about.Honestly, this is the best value VRBO experience I've ever had, with the quality far exceeding the expenditure. Can't wait to come back, perhaps bringing friends next time!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Experience the Smokies in the Round in a Pacific Yurt
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Almond Bryson City Area
North Carolina
5

An amazing experience

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
My husband and I came for a week to this beautiful location at the beginning of summer to celebrate his arrival home from deployment and had an amazing time. The kitchen was perfect for the days when it was raining and we wanted to stay in and cook and relax.

Melissa has done a great job of trying to bring all the comforts of home and extra details for guests to enjoy and it was perfect.

Upon suggestion we checked out local shopping, restaurants, and activities and were very happy with all of her suggestions.

The view was great both rainy and sunny and we can now say that we have stayed in a yurt. I was able to fulfill my husbands desire to camp, only in style.....and with a bathroom.

We will be back many more times!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Experience the Smokies in the Round in a Pacific Yurt
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Almond Bryson City Area
Anderson, SC
5

Wow! Great vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
We had a great time staying in the yurt! It is such an unusual structure, but amazingly nice! The property is like new, nothing is worn or old-looking. Melissa was great to work with and recommended several fun activities in the area. I would definitely stay here again and have already recommended it to several friends. Book it and enjoy - you won't regret it!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Experience the Smokies in the Round in a Pacific Yurt
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Almond Bryson City Area
Burlington, NC
5

Beautiful Get Away

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
What an amazing adventure this was! We had never had a yurt experience and were blown away by the beauty of the natural surroundings and the glamour of the accommodations. Who would have expected marble counter tops and stainless steel appliances with spacious living areas and comfortable beds when "camping." Whoever began the use of the term "glamping" had surely visited these yurts. We enjoyed eating breakfast on the deck picnic table, lunch in the spacious dining area, and back on the deck again for dinner, enjoying food, wine, and companionship while watching the sun set behind the mountains. We made the short trip to the Nantahala Center twice, walking along the river, another beautiful and invigorating spot. We loved all the stone work at the yurts, a really nice touch to the hardscape., An especially fun experience was at the beautifully built fire pit where we made s'mores with our grandchildren the last evening. It really doesn't get better than this! We will surely be back.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
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Only moments from the Smoky Mountain National Park and Cherokee Indian Reservation, you're sure to find some adventure to get into, be it living it up at Harrah's Casino, wandering the woods in the Park, or hoping an open-air train car through the Smokies, a stay at Sky Ridge Yurts offers you endless exploration possibilities.

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Availability & Rates

Almond Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Summer
Apr 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
$165
$990
$3,960
1 night
 
 
Leaf
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$260
$1,560
$6,240
1 night
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
$115
$690
$2,760
1 night
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89.00
Cleaning Fee $50.00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Almond Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Mobile Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • jet skiing
  • skiing
  • hiking
  • water skiing
  • rafting
  • hunting
Notes:
Each of our three yurts offers you an experience you won't soon forget. Completely open and in the round, our yurts have traditional Mongolian construction, yet all the amenities of a five-star hotel. And each one comes with its very own sky dome, so when you relax your head at night, you can look up and see the mountain stars.
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