ATXperience: Living That Yurt Life At Yurtopia Wimberley, AKA The Yurtopian
June 29, 2022 |
By Dani Dudek

Full disclosure, before taking a trip out to Yurtopia Wimberley, I only knew what a yurt was from the novel “My (Not So) Perfect Life” by Sophie Kinsella and the film Bridget Jones’s Baby. And now that I’ve experienced yurt living for myself, I am SO in. Believe you me, after a stay at Yurtopia, you’ll be in too.

Located just outside of Austin in Wimberley, Texas, Yurtopia offers the ultimate glamping experience.

First off, let’s talk about the yurt itself.

Three yurts are currently available on the property (we stayed in Becca Ger, FYI). Each yurt is sand-carved and meticulously painted by an extended family in Mongolia. The architecture of the yurt and its sheep’s wool insulation means a warm home in the winter and a cool haven in the summer. Though, if the night is particularly chilly, there’s also a heating unit inside the yurt. King sized beds and minimal furniture give the yurts a homey yet stylized feel. In our yurt, the vintage desk and open travel trunk intensified a worldly and vintage vibe that had yours truly feeling right at home. The owners obviously devoted close attention to every detail.

On to the amenities!

Outside of the yurt, each set up features a gorgeously crafted patio that includes a fire pit, hot tub (which doubles as a splash pool in the summer), kitchen, bathroom and upper deck that gives guests sweeping views of the Texas Hill Country. While we encourage unplugging to really get the full escape experience, the property does include an outdoor TV, WiFi, and electricity throughout. And the best part? Plumbing! Yep, there’s a toilet, shower and running water. That’s my kind of camping, y’all!

I can’t say enough good things about this property. We loved every single thing about this experience, from the fresh flowers in the kitchen, to the very thorough book of info explaining how everything works, the eco-friendly systems in place to give back to the land, the apps installed to enjoy movies and series’ on the TV to the owner’s thorough and speedy communication.


In addition to the private yurts at Yurtopia Wimberley, there are also three RiverBluff Yurts. The three yurts are designed to offer the perfect mix of private sleeping quarters and bathroom space combined with a fun three-acre playground in the Texas Hill Country.

Each of the three yurts rent separately and have their own private bathroom as well as a small private yard and hammock. The best part? RiverBluff yurts guests have access to 100 feet of beautiful waterfront on the Blanco River. Learn more about this part of the property here.

GOOD NEWS! Yurtopia, now called The Yurtopian has expanded. Their new Dripping Springs location features 10 “Remote” yurts. Each yurt is situated for maximum privacy with more than 150 feet of woods in between each territory. They all include an outdoor kitchen, bathroom, hot tub, firepit and rooftop deck. There are no shared amenities. All yurts have access to our waterfront amenities.

Learn more and book your stay here.

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