7 Awesome Yurt Rentals in Idaho for a Rustic Getaway

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Brittany Varano
November 02, 2022
Updated October 15, 2023

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Home to steep canyons, craggy mountain ridges, and otherworldly lava fields, Idaho has so much more than just potatoes.

Idaho is often overlooked for nearby destinations like Colorado and Washington. But this underrated state is truly an outdoor lover’s paradise, brimming with endless opportunities for hiking, camping, and water sports. Best of all, its smaller crowds help keep the state a fantastic place to escape and enjoy its beautiful surroundings in peace.

If there’s any way to amp up what would already be a memorable trip to the great outdoors, throw in an Idaho yurt rental, and you have yourself a recipe for adventure. Traditionally hailing from Central Asia, yurts are sturdy round tents synonymous with the wilderness. Yurts take the best of a camping experience combined with the comfort of a cabin and are often pitched in rural yet incredible destinations.

So, the next time you plan an epic adventure, consider the unique experience of staying in one of the best yurt rentals in Idaho.

1. Backcountry Yurt

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Why you should stay: An off-the-grid yurt with a hot tub nestled in the Sawtooth National Forest.

  • Location: Fairfield
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates start: $250/night

Surrounded by sprawling valley views (160 acres to be exact), the Backcountry Yurt is the ultimate escape amongst the forested lands of southern Idaho. You’ll find this yurt rental down a dirt road, best reached with a vehicle that can handle a bumpy ride. Inside features three beds and a basic kitchen equipped with a camp stove and purified water.

A note to travelers — this is truly off the grid. A rustic outhouse stands on the property, and guests will chop their own firewood to use in the wood-burning stove. This is a destination for those who really want an escape. The coolest amenity on the property is the wood-fired hot tub. After an afternoon of chopping wood, treat yourself to a bubbling jacuzzi, warmed by the wood you chopped earlier!

About four miles away are the slopes of the Soldier Mountain Ski Area for those interested in turning their getaway into a ski trip.

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Related Read: 9 Epic Glamping Sites Near Yellowstone National Park

2. Riverview Yurt

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Why you should stay: A semi-private yurt that’s conveniently located near numerous hot springs — not to mention its own on-site hot spring!

  • Location: Buhl
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $160/night

Located on the outskirts of a small town along the shores of Snake River, the Riverview Yurt is the place to go for rest and relaxation. Boasting a private geothermal hot tub on-property, guests are invited to soothe their tired bones with a dip in the 107-degree waters. Around the pool, kick back and relax on the patio and make good use of the grill area and outdoor shower.

Inside the yurt, the convenience of an indoor half bath and well-appointed kitchenette turn your visit from camp to glamp. The yurt is also outfitted with a queen bed and two futons to accommodate larger groups comfortably.

One of Idaho’s most captivating landscapes,  Thousand Springs State Park, is nearby. The park features waterfalls, remnants from the Oregon Trail, natural springs, and miles of hiking trails. The park even hosts a yearly arts festival.

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3. Small Yurt in the Woods

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Why you should stay: A tiny, pet-friendly yurt nestled within 12 acres of woodlands in northern Idaho.

  • Location: Sandpoint
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $79/night

Experience tiny living at this Small Yurt in the Woods, a 15-foot yurt on a property shared with the host’s residence, which also happens to be a yurt! The home features a fireplace and space heater, a little kitchen, and a desk, though WiFi isn’t included (but in a gorgeous setting like this, that’s a blessing).  While there isn’t a bathroom inside the tent, guests have access to a private outhouse and outdoor shower during their stay.

The hosts provide snowshoes in the wintertime to help get around the property and the Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort is conveniently under 30 minutes away. During the summer months, visitors can explore the nearby Lake Pend Orielle for some fantastic fishing, paddling, and swimming.

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Related Read: 9 Best Yurt Rentals in Montana’s Wild & Rugged Big Sky Country

4. The Broad Wing Yurt

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Why you should stay: A modern yurt not far from the Wyoming border and Grand Teton National Park.

  • Location: Victor
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $190/night

At The Broad Wing Yurt, guests are treated to homey accommodations and unobstructed views of the majestic Grand Tetons. This surprisingly spacious yurt has a lofted bedroom, providing a touch of privacy while optimizing the yurt’s living space. A large skylight in the center of the ceiling adds a touch of magic, allowing natural sunlight to stream inside by day and twinkling starlight by night.

This yurt also features a full bathroom complete with shower and laundry machines, a rare convenience for a tent rental! A grassy field surrounds the yurt, where guests are free to roam and light a bonfire in the firepit. The Broad Wing Yurt is about a 40-minute drive from Jackson Hole, making it an excellent home base for exploring not only the Tetons but also Yellowstone.

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5. Pebble Yurt

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Why you should stay: An eco-friendly yurt powered by the sun overlooking the Rockies.

  • Location: Bancroft
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $135/night

With running water, a full kitchen, and even a clawfoot tub, The Pebble Yurt may be off the grid, but this cozy space has all the amenities for a pleasant getaway. The interior features expansive windows that beautifully frame the stunning landscapes outside, from the snow-capped mountains to blooming wildflowers, towering pine trees, and green meadows. Plus, the interior’s retro accents — like a 1920s couch and an old-school oven – add a touch of whimsy to an otherwise rustic tent.

Guests can take advantage of the nearby calming waters of Lava Hot Springs and the hiking trails of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. But if you’re more in the mood to relax and appreciate the mountains on the horizon, you can always take a seat on the yurt’s covered porch.

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Related Read: 8 Gorgeous Glamping Destinations in Wyoming

6. Caribou Yurt

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Why you should stay: A cozy yurt with a trampoline overlooking the Caribou Ski Resort.

  • Location: Pocatello
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $98/night

About a 20-minute drive outside downtown Pocatello, the Caribou Yurt allows visitors to fully disconnect. The area is known for its vibrant sunsets and mountainous terrain and is far enough away from the city’s light pollution to boast crystal-clear skies for stargazing. In fact, one of the best things to do at the yurt is to simply fall asleep while stargazing through the ceiling’s central skylight.

The hosts keep the yurt stocked with complimentary firewood, drinking water, coffee, tea, and snacks. You won’t find a shower or running water here, but next to the yurt is a classic wooden outhouse. Wide open spaces surround the tent, perfect for enjoying a peaceful stroll, or setting up camp for additional guests.

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7. Thompson Peak Yurt

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Why you should stay: A 20-foot glamping yurt in Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains.

  • Location: Stanley
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $123/night

Glamp out in style with a stay at the Thompson Peak Yurt, a vacation rental immersed in Sawtooth National Forest, where there’s no shortage of outdoor adventure to be had. The yurt has a classic home setup, complete with a plush bed, futon, and desk. Outside, an open-air kitchen is set up under a canopy, perfect for brewing a morning cup of coffee.

Two outdoor showers with complimentary toiletries and porta-potties are shared with two other yurt rentals. On the five-acre property, guests can curl up in a hammock, play a round of corn hole, or light up the grill for a classic cookout. Travelers with pets are more than welcome to bring their furry friends along.

The yurt is also just a short drive from Stanley Lake, which offers ample choices for hiking, mountain biking, and swimming. Be ready to take some photos, because the lake looks straight out of a postcard.

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