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Home … Sweet Yurt

 

I slept in a yurt.  I slept in a yurt.  I glamped in the woods on top of some dirt.

I’d like a yurt here.  I’d like a yurt there.  I’d like sleeping in a yurt most anywhere.

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Did I enjoy the spring fed creek?

And being surrounded by the mountain’s peak?

Did I like the quiet atmosphere?

Where I could escape for my mind to clear?

 

Did I like the s’mores around the campfire ring?  Singing songs with my cute offspring?

Did I sway back and forth in the hammock swing?  Did I take in almost everything?

 

Did I feel at home in the village square?

Would I stay there again … would I dare?

I liked it all, I can honestly say.

I’d stay in a yurt on any day.

I slept in a yurt.  I slept in a yurt.

I glamped in the woods, on top of some dirt.

 

Gaaaaaaaa, y’all!!!!  A yurt has been on my bucket list for a few years now, and last week, I finally made some time for the experience.  Let me just say, it far exceeded all of my expectations.  If you want to rough it, this is the way to do it.

Mountain Springs Cabins in Candler, NC is nestled in the blue ridge mountains on fifty gorgeous acres teemed with tall trees and expansive fields.  The site offer cabins, tiny houses, and yurts that are all perched along a rapidly moving deep water stream.  On property, visitors can tube down the ice cold stream.  And nearby, there are several amazing things to experience:

  1.  Sliding Rock, NC — One of my favorite places in North Carolina, Sliding Rock is a  60 foot natural rock water slide that dumps into an 8 foot deep pool of water that remains at 50-60 degrees all summer long.  The cost is only $3 per person.
  2. Chimney Rock, NC — Chimney Rock is considered one of the most iconic sites in North Carolina.  After taking 499 steps up to it’s peak, you’ll soak in the 75-mile panoramic views of Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure.
  3. Biltmore Estate — Built in the late 19th century by George Vanderbilt, at 178,926 square feet, the Biltmore house is the largest privately owned home in the United States.  Built in a French Renaissance style, with 250 rooms, the stately home sits on more than 10 square miles.  The Biltmore House is a must see.
  4. Pisgah Inn Restaurant — Take a gorgeous drive up the winding mountains of Pisgah until you arrive at what looks like a nondescript, very ordinary Inn.  But attached, high on top of the mountain with a picturesque view, is a casual fine dining restaurant.  Walnut crusted fresh mountain trout garnished with blueberry butter … need I say more?
  5. Great Smokey Mountain Railroad — If you’re up for a rail adventure, hop on board a train ride through the beautiful countryside of Western North Carolina.

Spend the day exploring the canopied woodlands, lakes, rivers, and streams of North Carolina.  In the evening, however, come back to your yurt, slow down the pace, and build a nice fire in your own private fire ring.  Make s’mores, sing country songs, and enjoy being unplugged from civilization.  That is the point of a yurt, after all.  Simplicity and togetherness.

What are you waiting for?

 

Just my thoughts,

~Melanie

 

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