Bayfield Rustic Yurt 1 (Evergreen)

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Yurt hosted by Bayfield County

  1. 6 guests
  2. 4 beds
  3. 1 bath
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Explore thousands of acres of the Bayfield County Forest and enjoy endless miles of exceptionally maintained non-motorized recreational trails. The yurt has direct access to CAMBA mountain bike trails and Mt. Ashwabay ski trails. The landscape is also spectacular. Take in the panoramic views of Lake Superior and the Onion River valley. This is a rustic, minimally maintained yurt set in the middle of the county forest, so come prepared to relax, unwind and explore the wonders of the north woods.

The space
This yurt is nestled in the Bayfield County Forest and is only accessible by foot, snowshoe, ski, or bike. Our yurts are 20 feet in diameter and insulated for year round use, complete with woodstove. Fire wood is provided only for heating with the woodstove. The yurt comes equipped with 2 bunk beds; a full mattress on the bottom and a twin mattress on top and sleeps up to 6 people. No linens or pillows are provided, so be sure to pack your sleeping bag. A picnic table is also located inside the yurt.

Outside the yurt we have a bear proof box to store all your food, along with a deck, picnic table, fire ring, and outhouse. This is bear country and the yurts are made out of fabric. Please use the box to store all food and never leave food inside the yurt.

A rundown of the basics:

Bathrooms: the yurt does not have indoor plumbing, nor access to water, but is located near a pit toilet/outhouse, which is available year-round.

Capacity: Can sleep up to 6 people. Additional overnight guests are not allowed.

Accessibility: Only accessible by foot, snowshoe, ski, or bike. No motorized vehicles, of any kind, are allowed. The hike in is about 2/3 of a mile, up hill nearly the entire way. There are steep stretches, so please take your time and plan accordingly.

Cooking: All yurts have a picnic table and fire ring with grill grate for outdoor cooking, and a bear proof locker for secure outdoor food storage. No candles, or other open flames are allowed inside the yurt. Cooking is permitted in the yurt only during the winter (on top of the metal hot plate). Extra caution must be used when cooking inside the yurt.

Electricity: no access to power.

Water: no running water or direct/immediate access to water. Prepare accordingly. Closest water sources would be the ski chalet at Mt. Ashwabay, Lake Superior (must be filtered), or the cities of Washburn or Bayfield.

Heat: Yurts have a wood stove for heat. Split firewood is provided for use in the woodstove only. Matches, lighters or other ignition sources are not provided, so please plan accordingly.

Firewood: Wood will be provided for the wood stove which heats the yurt. Firewood for the woodstove is stored under a large covered lean-to. Dead and down wood can be collected from the surrounding forest for use in the fire ring. A bow saw and axe are also provided.

Pets: no pets allowed within the yurt or on the premises. No exceptions.

Smoking: no smoking within the yurt. If you do smoke outside, please discard butts in the fire ring.

Where you'll sleep

Common space
2 bunk beds

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace

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Where you’ll be

Bayfield, Wisconsin, United States

The yurt is roughly located in between the cities of Washburn (about 9 miles to the south, from the yurt parking lot) and Bayfield (about 7 miles to the north). Both locations contain gas stations, a grocery store, numerous restaurants and other quaint shops. The city of Ashland is located about 10 miles south of Washburn.

The yurt is also in close proximity to numerous outstanding public Lake Superior beaches. Access to the Sioux River Beach (North - Bayview) is approximately 2 miles to the south of Whiting Road. Access to the Sioux River Beach (south - across from Friendly Valley Road) is another mile south of the northern access. These beautiful sandy beaches connect and provide about 1.5 miles of Lake Superior access, with unbelievable views of Madeline and Long islands.

This yurt is also located just over the hill from Big Top Chautauqua (about 1 mile to the east). Shows run from around the middle of June through the middle of September. Check their website for schedules.

The Mt. Ashwabay ski hill is also located about 1 mile to the east of the yurt (same general area as Big Top). Access to all of the cross-country ski trails is included as part of your stay, but use of the ski hill is not. The ski hill provides plenty of downhill skiing, as well as sledding opportunities. They also rent skis, snowboards and snowshoes.

Bayfield County contains more public forest land than any other county in the state of Wisconsin. Nearly 172,000 acres of Bayfield County Forest land, about 273,000 acres of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, approximately 27,000 acres of state owned lands, roughly 6,000 acres of Parks Service lands and around 8,000 acres of other municipal owned lands. In total, about 51% of Bayfield County, almost 500,000 acres of land, is in public ownership. The opportunities to explore and recreate are almost endless.

Hosted by Bayfield County

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During your stay

The yurt is rustic and minimally maintained. As such, there will be no direct assistance provided or interaction with staff. Check-in is on your own, as is check-out.

An access/key code will be provided to you and will be located in the HOUSE MANUAL (which you can view only after making a reservation). Information contained in the HOUSE MANUAL will facilitate entry into the yurt. Either print off or jot down this information. Failure to do so may jeopardize your ability to access the yurt.

You are expected to pack out what you pack in (no garbage bins on site) and clean up after yourselves.
The yurt is rustic and minimally maintained. As such, there will be no direct assistance provided or interaction with staff. Check-in is on your own, as is check-out.…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $100

Cancellation policy