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ATXperience: Living That Yurt Life At Yurtopia Wimberley

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.

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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!

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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.

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Yurtopia Wimberley is a dream come true and I can’t wait to go back!

Learn more and book your stay here.

Oh, and as if the weekend wasn’t perfect enough, we spotted the Fear The Walking Dead crew filming near by after we paid a visit to Pioneer Town, which was featured in season five of the series. It was referred to as Humbug’s Gulch on the show.

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