Yurts: A Mongolian Twist to Cottaging in Ontario

Looking for something a little different from your traditional summer cottaging or camping excursion this year? How about something very different? Whitewater Cottage & RV Resort on the Ottawa River now offers something that is radically new to the Ontario vacation getaway and staycation experience: Traditional Mongolian Yurts. 

Mongolian Yurt | Whitewater Cottage & RV ResortWhat is a Yurt?

Known as a “ger” in Mongolia, Yurts are a traditional dwelling in Central Asian nomadic cultures. Somewhat similar to a tent, the yurt is the product of ancient savoir-faire that has been perfected over hundreds of years.  A yurt is a circular domed abode, with a solid floor and wood structure, wrapped in a weather-hardy fabric. It’s not a tent and it’s not a cottage… it’s a yurt, something truly unique! Beautiful and ornately decorated, Whitewater’s yurts sleep up to 4 guests, and they represent the perfect combination of glamping and eco-friendly vacationing for any traveller searching for an insta-worthy and unique experience. 

Mongolian Yurt | Whitewater Cottage & RV ResortAn authentic experience

Whitewater’s luxury yurts are actually made in Mongolia and imported by Alexandria, Ontario-based Groovy Yurts, using mostly natural products and hand crafted by a Mongolian family on a principle of fair trade. Mongolian Yurts are sustainable, leaving no footprint and comprise of organic material such as felt insulation and horse hair ropes. Groovy Yurts has been exporting yurts from Mongolia to North America and Europe since 2003. As part of its commitment to sustainability, Groovy Yurts supports local Mongolian felt production and a tree nursery dedicated to planting 25 trees for every yurt sold.

What’s it like to stay in a Yurt at Whitewater?

It’s glamping at its best!  A yurt is cozy and spacious. Whitewater’s yurts are furnished with beds and linens for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Electricity and lighting are on premise, as well as a log burning stove for cooler evenings. A fire-pit and picnic table are stationed outside each yurt for campfires and s’mores under the stars. Washrooms are available just a short walk away.

Mongolian Yurt | Whitewater Cottage & RV ResortGranted, Whitewater Cottage & RV Resort may not be able to replicate the deserts and mountains of Mongolia! But for a Canadian setting, the Ottawa River valley is definitely a great place to yurt. 

Imagine waking up and walking out the door to savour your morning coffee while overlooking the Ottawa River and surrounding forests under breathtaking skies. Yurts make for a wonderful stay regardless of season, a great way to enjoy the freshness of spring, the warmth of summer or the colours of the fall.

Lots to do while yurting at Whitewater 

Located minutes away from the renowned Wilderness Tours in Foresters Falls, Ontario, there is lots to do and see at Whitewater Cottage & RV Resort. White Water Cottage & RV Resort, Ottawa River OntarioFrom a beautiful sandy beach, to the rushing river, mountain bike trails galore, and open fields perfect for yoga, you’ll find peace and tranquility among the trees and surrounded by nature next to the Ottawa River. So escape the city and spend a night (or several) in a one-in-a-lifetime accommodation, in an amenity-rich location! Whitewater Cottage & RV Resort currently has five yurts to choose from, starting from just $169/night. Click here to book your yurting getaway today!

Looking to Stay Longer at Whitewater Cottage & RV Resort?

New Phase of Development | Whitewater Cottage & RV Resort, Ottawa Ontario Resort Cottage OwnershipFor those guests who crave the idea of returning to the Ottawa River and region week after week, now they can! Whitewater Cottage & RV Resort have just released their first phase of three season resort cottages which can be purchased on spacious lots amongst the beautiful pine trees, for as little as $129,000! Contact us today to learn more or to setup an on-resort visit!

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