Lakedale Resort, San Juan Island, WA
Full kitchen, indoor bathrooms, private balconies—the seven newly-added yurts at Lakedale Resort are peak glamping. Located on scenic San Juan Island, the resort has everything you need right there. With a general store, gear rentals (think bikes, kayaks, and paddle boards), three freshwater lakes, and water-side lawn games, it's easy to never leave the 82-acre-grounds. Activities onsite include live music and interactive dinners with well-respected local chefs. Yurt guests can take part in resort activities, but you might decide you just want to hang out in your private hot tub and look at the stars. From $325/night.
Arizona Nordic Village, Flagstaff, AZ
Nordic Village is admittedly more rustic—the location is the luxury here—but the yurts are equipped with amenities to make camping easy, no matter the season. There’s a wood burning stove to keep your round house cozy, a gas grill for cooking, and a shuttle to take you to the backcountry accommodations. Onsite you’ll find gear rentals (snowshoes, bikes, and ski equipment), sport lessons, movie nights, and more. You’re only an hour away from the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and other outdoor attractions that make the high desert such an appealing destination for outdoors lovers, but with hiking and cross-cross ski trails right out your door, there’s no reason to leave. From $40/night.
Spa Eco Retreat Hawaii, Kapaau, HI
The saltwater pool and full-service spa make this island getaway a real retreat. Seven large yurts—each with private half-baths—make up the property's Hawaiian Yurt Village. Guests have access to all the resort’s amenities including outdoor showers at the spa; meals at the restaurant where many of the ingredients are grown onsite; and classes on yoga, meditation, and Hawaiian cultural history. On the north end of the Kohala Coast, the retreat sits on 50 acres of trails, and it's close to Hawi, a small town with restaurants, galleries, and local historic sites. From $195/night.