So…you don’t want to go camping in a tent. But you don’t want to spend hundreds on a hotel room. The answer is simple: a yurt! The pinnacle of glamping, PNW yurts that allow dogs are popping up as easy, rustic ways to get the outdoor experience while still sleeping on an actual bed. Because hey, my back isn’t what it used to be—and neither is my aging dog’s!
Here are five places in Washington where you can bring doggo on your yurt adventure.
1. Sagecliffe Resort & Spa
You likely have heard of ‘The Gorge’ in reference to the music festivals and iconic concerts that take place at the amphitheater out in George, WA. But The Gorge is so much more than an event space; it’s the Columbia Gorge, an area of the Pacific Northwest with unparalleled breathtaking views. Sagecliffe is situated right there, and their Desert Yurts are simply luxurious. They come equipped with a private patio deck, skylight to watch the stars at night from your king bed, mini-fridge, microwave, kettle, dining area, AC, sofa, and spacious bathroom. How pawsh!
2. Coulee Playland Resort
When ‘Playland’ is part of your name, you don’t mess around! That’s the promise at this Electric City paradise, located right on Banks Lake. The Yurts at Coulee Playland come with private parking, a separate BBQ area, microwave, table and chairs, 2 futon sofas (one with a bunk bed if you’re bringing the kids!), a fridge, and a spacious wraparound deck. These bad boys can sleep up to 5 people, in addition to your furry friend. Unlike some other yurts where internet access is spotty, there is high-speed wifi here at Coulee in case you need to do some work (or let’s be honest, post a pic of pupper in a yurt).
3. Guemes Island Resort
Tucked amidst the Pacific Northwest’s incredible greenery, you and doggo might just forget you’re technically at a resort when you stay in a Guemes Island Resort Yurt. These accommodations can sleep up to 6 people and feature views of the water, islands, and Mt. Baker. Each yurt has a queen bed, futon, table and chairs, private deck, and cook pavilion with a fridge and freezer. You’ll get tokens on check-in for the communal showers and bathrooms, and you can even pre-purchase cook kits, pot sets, and camp stoves if you don’t want to lug up your own. They’ve really thought of everything!
4. Long Beach Campground
Yurts aren’t just for resorts! Several campgrounds around the state have set up these magical accommodations. Aside from being significantly cheaper than resort options, these spots often have the best surroundings thanks to the grounds they’re on. Long Beach in Seaview is one of our favorites: the entire campground (not just the yurts) is dog-friendly, and it sits along 28 miles of beachfront. This is definitely the place to take floof if he loves water! Note: No kitchen or bath inside these yurts, but there are communal bathrooms, picnic tables, and fire pits around the campground.
5. Kanaskat-Palmer State Park
This 320-acre camping park along the shores of the Green River is not to be missed, and is only an hour drive (a beautiful one at that!) from Seattle. The yurts at this campground are simple but do the trick with a queen bed, bunk bed, overhead light, and small end table. But outside you’ll have your own picnic table, fire grill, utility hookup, and ADA-accessible deck. And don’t think they’re only for a summer adventure—these yurts are heated! Just imagine a yurt covered in snow. We don’t hate it!
Which of these PNW yurts that allow dogs would you love to visit with your pupper? Bark at us in the comments and be sure to share with an outdoorspup in your life!
Featured photo: Christopher Wesi
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