When the chilly days arrive, there’s something so restorative about cozying up by a fire with your family. These yurt Airbnb rentals offer that exact vibe and more. Unplug, breathe in the fresh air around you and head to one of these family-friendly yurt rentals that have awesome amenities like fire pits, hot tubs, hiking trails and stargazing galore. You’ll find these glamping rentals all over the U.S. from Joshua Tree to the Ozarks to the Florida coast. Bring the zen back home with you!

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Stargazer Yurt—Yucca Valley, CA

Head out to the high desert and dance around the Joshua trees with 40 acres all to your fam. Cool off in the outdoor shower or the sink area nearby. Then, it's time to cook up dinner on the giant fire pit and BBQ, and cozy up in bed to watch the stars. Leave the screens at home because there's no electricity in the yurt. However, you will find solar lights and headlamps to illuminate your way.

Sleeps: 4
Cost
: $105/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Mahal Yurt—Williams, AZ

This yurt is totally off the grid and we love it. Expect to have dark nights with stars brighter than you have seen before. It's just 40 minutes from the south rim of the Grand Canyon and can sleep up to 8 people. Cook on camping-style equipment and enjoy the fact that there's no WiFi in range. 

Sleeps: 8
Cost: $269/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Purty Yurty—Joshua Tree, CA

Truly off the beaten path, you'll find this magical yurt near Joshua Tree. Stay in this adorable, comfortable and surprisingly spacious space. Grab warm blankets and experience stunning sunsets and stargaze at night. You'll find peace, quiet and desert fun. Head to Joshua Tree in the day (20 minutes away) to enjoy beautiful landscape and great hikes for the half-pints.

Sleeps: 4
Cost
: $165/night
Online: airbnb.com

Glamping at Lake Grapevine—Southlake, TX

This luxurious Yurt is located on the border between Grapevine and Southlake, on the shores of Lake Grapevine. Spend your evening sitting by your own private fire pit—right by the lake! Roast marshmallows, make smores, or just watch the sparks flutter into the skies. 

Sleeps: 6
Cost: $150/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Sunset Luxury Riverside Yurt—Cañon City, CO

Experience the next generation in luxury yurts that overlook the Arkansas River on this property with a number of yurt rental options. At 20' in diameter with cozy upper-level lofts, you will find plenty of space to stretch out and relax. You will have access to the entire grounds including riverfront access for fishing, rafting, kayaking and anything that floats your boat. Guests may use the pavilion area and all bathrooms and showers. 

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $199/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Authentic Mongolian Yurt Stay Near Lewis River—Woodland, WA

Imported from Mongolia and nestled in nature at the edge of an open field, this pair of yurts ("gers" in Mongolian) are as authentic as they come and you'll have access to them both for your rental. Play catch or kick the soccer ball around the open field and make use of the provided Cornhole set, bocce balls, or croquet set. Or stroll the grounds to identify native flora and fauna. There’s even an indoor basketball court and small bouldering wall in the metal shed that you’re free to use—great for a rainy day.

Sleeps: 8 (4 in each yurt)
Cost: $189/night
Online: airbnb.com

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The NELA Yurt—Los Angeles, CA 

Stay among fig and orange trees in this Los Angeles neighborhood. Glamp and explore the local sites of LA during the day. This yurt sits on a half-acre lot shared with a 1920's farm. Enjoy a wood burning stove and outdoor hot shower. Even more, there's a fire pit that's great for a campfire sing-a-long.

Sleeps: 4
Cost
: $69/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Yurt Overlook at East Zion Resort—Orderville, UT

Your family will love these brand-new yurts at East Zion Resort. Each yurt on the property has been designed with its own private bathroom, kitchenette, fire pit, gas grill and air conditioning. The yurts are elevated on an incredible hillside that spreads out over 12 acres of beautiful Southern Utah countryside. Invite some friends and rent yurts next to each other. 

Sleeps: 5
Cost:  $164/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Rustic Terra Cotta Yurt—Bayfield, WI

Come prepared to relax, unwind and explore the wonders of the north woods in this yurt that's nestled in the middle of the Bayfield County Forest. This rustic yurt has direct access to miles of non-motorized rec trails (mountain bike, cross-country ski and hiking). Enjoy panoramic views of Lake Superior, including all of Pike's Bay, four of the Apostle Islands (Madeline, Basswood, Stockton and Michigan) and the U.P. The view of Michigan Island also includes the lighthouse. 

Sleeps: 6
Cost: $75/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Skyfarm Yurt—Los Angeles, CA

A glamping bohemian yurt in Paradise Hill (just 10 minutes from downtown Los Angeles). Families dig that this yurt's on an urban farm. Moreover, you can visit goats, chickens and a pig next door. You'll find a full outdoor kitchen, claw foot garden (solar) bathtub with hot running water.

Good to know: There are steps, so for toddlers, this yurt may be a challenge.

Sleeps: 4
Cost
: $149/night
Online: airbnb.com

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The Double Bell—Morrison, TN

Your family will love spending some time at this scenic property that's close to Chattanooga, Gatlinburg and Nashville. Spend time outdoors on the deck and enjoy s'mores in the fire ring. This property shares a bathroom and community room with tons of gear for kids to borrow.

Sleeps: 5
Cost: $75/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Luxury Yurt Glamping on a Creek—Topton, NC

Families looking for more glam with their glamping will love the big screen TV, hot tub and fire pit. You are surrounded by beautiful views of the Great Smoky Mountains and all the fresh air you desire. 

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $105/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Waterfront Yurt—Port St. Joe, FL

Mere steps from the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the Dome Home offers a unique architectural experience. The open floor plan boasts wonderful views with round skylights in each room, and the wrap-around deck offers panoramic views of the ocean. Nearby activities include bicycling, kayaking, fishing, and bird watching. 

Sleeps: 10
Cost: $281/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Cozy, Private Yurt on 27-Acre Horse Farm—Accord, NY

This scenic property will be your favorite as the kids will love seeing the horses, chickens, goat, pigs, puppies, kittens roaming and fenced in around the yurt. Located in the Hudson Valley just two hours north of New York City, the yurt has a bedroom, living room, sleeping loft and deck. In winter the property is a winter wonderland where you can cross country ski or snowshoe on the property. 

Sleeps: 6
Cost: $235/night
Online: airbnb.com

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The Yurt at Starlight Camp—Stowe, VT

Sweeping views are part of the dream that comes with a visit to this Stowe, VT yurt. Warm yourself by the fire pit or indoor wood stove when the days get cold. Kids will love all of the wildlife on the property including birds, moose, deer, fish, frogs, salamanders and owls at night. 

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $118/night
Online: airbnb.com

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Deer Ridge Crossing in the Ozarks—Cassville, MO

Head to the Ozarks to experience some time in this spacious yurt. 30 acres of woods are available for exploring and the kids will love seeing what creatures they can find. You'll love that this spot has a real bed. Feel free to bring your dog with you as this spot is pet friendly. 

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $95/night
Online: airbnb.com

—Kate Loweth

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