Friday, November 21, 2008

When getting a yurt is like winning the lottery

Several years ago, my family discovered camping in a Yurt. They are convenient and warm and a wonderful way to camp. Each year we would book a few weekends to camp in the summer and had a great time. Well, the last few years it has been nearly impossible to get a yurt in the summer on a weekend. It seems that everyone has discovered out little secret about how yurt camping is so great. Now it's like winning the lottery apparently because I just can't get a reservation. I've been trying now since early July to book for next year. The rules are that the earliest you can reserve is 9 months from the date you want. I have tried calling and the computer at the same time each Friday at 8am when they open and by 8:01 a.m. every yurt is booked in Oregon State Parks. I guess it's back to tent camping for us because I never have been lucky at the lottery. Oy!!


**Update** I should have complained sooner because minutes after writing this I was able to make a reservation for a beach down South on the coast for 3 nights**

6 comments:

Crazy Mom of Four said...

glad you got your reservation and what the heck is a Yurt?

and I totally agree in the :say something out loud and then the opposite happens :)

Yvonne said...

Yippee--so glad you got a reservation. (I've never hurt of a Yurt--thanks for the link so I could figure it out ; ) Sounds like great fun.

Amber said...

I have only heard of backcountry yurts in the mountains...but I LOVE your kind of camping. Congrats on the reservation!

b. said...

Hey! Those are kinda cool!

Is there a common area with restrooms?

Nancy Face said...

I have never heard of a Yurt before...I would love that so much! I'm so happy for you that you got a reservation! :D

Tonya said...

B, yes there is a restroom usually close to the "yurt village" just like regular camping. They are awesome and we need more of them.