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The Light Center offers camping in a 30 ft. diameter Pacific Yurt which is off grid and in the woods. It is essentially a camping experience, with everything that goes along with that (e.g., no power or running water) There is one really great bonus during the cold, Heaters with propane tanks are provided that will warm the cold evenings with joy even in the colder nights. 


The Light Center offers camping in a 30 ft. diameter Pacific Yurt which is off grid and in the woods. It is essentially a camping experience, with everything that goes along with that (e.g., no power or running water) There is one really great bonus during the cold, Heaters with propane tanks are provided that will warm the cold evenings with joy even in the colder nights. 

This beautiful structure has a raised platform floor with a deck off the front. There are windows, door and a dome skylight.

A futon with sheets, blankets and comforter is provided. A second futon is available as well.  We kindly ask that all “Yurt-ers” bring their own camping supplies. Fresh, clean water is available at trail head so bringing container(s) for water or bring your own water. 

Please only start fires in designated fire pits. During burn bans or drought periods all fires are prohibited. All fires must be COMPLETELY extinguished upon leaving the site. 

Insect spray is advised during tick and chigger season. 

Please read the rules section for our alcohol policy.

The Yurt is available for $60/night for up to 4 people; $10/night per additional person up to max of 12.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Walk to listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No kitchen
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Robin a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


On dirt country roads


Wide cut trails as well as rustic small trails

Wildlife watching

Birds, deer and more, natural sanctuary


Natural features you'll find at The Redtail Yurt in Kansas.




30 acres of native prairie grasses

River, stream, or creek

Eight Mile Creek level changes with rain and wanders through the property


Organic farm

Places to see near The Light Center

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Hipcamper Trevor

It was a good experience but…

Trevor B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
November 16th, 2021

First off, overall we had a very good time at this location. However, I have two complaints that I hope get fixed for the next campers. First off, being that we went to the Yurt on a chilly night, the heater was a necessity. When we were trying to get the heater going I realized that the propane connected to it was out. I had went up to finish unpacking and happened to see a propane tank sitting out in the grass. Assuming this was for us I asked the young lady there for confirmation of which she said she wasn’t sure. We still ended up taking it and it seemed to be fine. Then I found that the only way to get the empty one off was with a wrench, which I did not just happen to have one on me. I had to ask one of the random people staying on the property to supply me with one. We got lucky because when I went to the main house no one was there to assist me. I felt this was something that should’ve been taken care of prior to our arrival or it at least should’ve been easier to communicate with our hosts. There is also zero cell service out there so making a quick call or text is nearly impossible.

Secondly, the pictures on the listing seem to be a bit out of date. The yurt was not nearly as well kept and clean as the pictures make it look out to be.

On a positive note, the property was very nice and the people staying there were as well. We had a good time but I do believe for an $60/night (+ about an additional $20 in cleaning fees and tax) these things should be tightened up. I would love to come back out to this location at some point just for the experience and good energy but do hope no one else has to go though that.

Hipcamper Melissa

Great little retreat

Melissa M.
recommends this listing.
November 8th, 2021

Unfortunately I arrived very late after a long travel day, but the hosts had set up lights at the front of the short trail to the yurt so I could find my way! The yurt itself was beautiful - incredibly spacious and comfortable. I would definitely stay there again!

Hipcamper Amylia
Amylia O.
recommends this listing.
November 1st, 2021

Robin was a lovely host, and Andrew was very helpful in showing me around when I arrived! The yurt itself was delightful, though the mice did help themselves to some food I had laying out, I can’t say I blame them. Beautiful woods to walk around, and sitting by the fire was wonderful, even later in the season. Highly recommended!

Hipcamper Jordan

This stop was well worth it!!!

Jordan S.
recommends this listing.
October 25th, 2021

This was a fantastic stay! Super friendly hosts, and the yurt was a very cool experience!

Hipcamper Spencer
Spencer H.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2021

The Redtail Yurt was a place of magic and peace. We had such an amazing time and Robin (the host) is fantastic. I give The Light Center a 20/20!!!!

Hipcamper Jordan

Magical experience

Jordan P.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2021

Better than I could even imagine! On Such a magical land. We had such a great time and the hosts were the sweetest most helpful humans. Makes for a comfortable experience while still getting that out in nature feel! Definitely will be back and recommend. Thank you for having us

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Hipcamper Angela
Angela B.
recommends this listing.
August 25th, 2021

It was perfect!

Hipcamper Jennifer

Absolutely magical!

Jennifer E.
recommends this listing.
July 16th, 2021

I highly recommend checking this place out!

Sunny (and everyone else on site) was so welcoming and kind! There are two friendly dogs living there who also greeted me upon arrival :)

I had the pleasure of staying in the Redtail Yurt! It was wonderful. Pretty secluded. Surrounded by trees. There is a lovely little deck to relax on and a fire pit area. It’s definitely a cozy camp spot!

There were other camping options that also looked nice on the property. Some very pretty spots for tents by the river, and a second yurt, all looked like they’d be nice places to be too.

Sunny also offers astrology readings on site. I highly recommend spending an hour with her! It was lovely! We sipped tea and went into my birth chart while sitting under the trees and hanging out with the chickens, etc. Sunny is very intuitive and insightful, and it was fun!

Great experience! I hope to be near Kansas City again sometime. I’d definitely make a return visit!

Hipcamper Adrian

Wonderful time from distractions

Adrian H.
recommends this listing.
June 16th, 2021

It was a fantastic stay! Sunny was an amazing host along with all the others that were there, it was very welcoming. The yurt has no power or water which made for a fun time without such luxury’s we take for granted. They had a ‘camp shower’ where you would shower outside from a bag, had an amazing time and really took the heat off of us! The yurt itself is very spacious and nice for camping. Lots of trails and had an amazing time for our anniversary. ❤️ Show up in the morning and you’ll get to see the cute little goats and chickens they’ve got.


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