By definition, a yurt is a traditional Mongolian tent. But unlike your run-of-the-mill type, this one doesn't require sleeping bags and bug nets. Instead, you'll be able to cozy up inside with a big bed, heat & air conditioning, a modern slate bathroom, and a spacious kitchen. It's surrounded by unobstructed mountain views, and just minutes from the Nantahala River, where you'll find epic whitewater rafting, tubing, and trout fishing. This place is the perfect choice to stay for a detox from reality.
An afternoon on the water is relaxing enough. But a weekend at sea? Pure paradise. Enter the ingenious concept that combines camping and boating: houseboat rentals. The way it works: a professional captain takes you to your destination along the beautiful Outer Banks and anchors the boat at a prime location. Once there, you'll have daily check-ins just in case you'd like to try out a new spot. The hardest decision you'll be making is whether to enjoy cocktail hour on the hammock, or the lounge chair of the upper sundeck.
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Lauren Blake is a freelance writer who enjoys glamping just as much as the next 20-something gal. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @palieblake.