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Do you remember seeing the night sky full of stars and so close it felt as if you could reach up and touch them? Ever catch a glimpse of an owl silently hunting in the trees or try to identify different bird songs? 

In our busy lives, often surrounded by noisy traffic or lights everywhere blocking out the night sky, we often miss that sense of being part of nature that


Do you remember seeing the night sky full of stars and so close it felt as if you could reach up and touch them? Ever catch a glimpse of an owl silently hunting in the trees or try to identify different bird songs? 

In our busy lives, often surrounded by noisy traffic or lights everywhere blocking out the night sky, we often miss that sense of being part of nature that is all around us. Being here, immersed in nature, you'll likely feel your body slough off the tension that all the hustle and bustle have built up in you and re-connect yourself with the natural world and you will come alive again and be refreshed in ways you might never have imagined. 

Our yurt, surrounded by evergreens,  is a 3 to 5 minute walk from the main house. 

Our group camping area consists of your own Yurt and additional tent campsites which are available for rent on our "Tent in the Pines" listing. Contact us. If you have a larger group and want to put up more than one tent in addition to renting the Yurt please contact us. A great place for a family camping event. (eg. Mom and Dad and little ones stay in the Yurt, the older kids pitch their own tent a few yards away)

A fire ring and picnic table are included. A screened patio tent, a cookstove, and a solar shower bag for quick cleanup may be available to rent. Bring your own air mattress/mat and sleeping bags. 

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Fat tire bikes would be best on the gravel roads in the area.


Knife lake fishing dock is about 3/4 mile away. Ann Lake is about 10 miles away.


About 2 miles of trails accessible on site with up to 5 miles later in the season.


Canoe access to the Snake River about 5 miles away, Knife lake 3/4 miles, and Ann Lake about 10 miles away with your own canoe.

Wildlife watching

There are ample opportunities to see deer, a variety of birds and small critters.


Natural features you'll find at Yurt in the Pines in Minnesota.


A mix of evergreens and hardwoods


Knife lake is three quarters of a mile away. Anne Lake about 10 miles away.

River, stream, or creek

Knife river about 3/4 of a mile away, Rocky Branch Creek is on the property but not easily accessible although the beaver lodge...Read more


We have about 15 acres of lowland/wetlands, providing a large variety of animal life: Beaver, muskrat, Otters, and a wide varie...Read more

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Hipcamper Ruth

Magical stay in the forest

Ruth W.
recommends this listing.
October 3rd, 2021

We had such a lovely time at Bob and Roxanne's cozy and beautifully crafted yurt. The yurt is situated in a private space of your own surrounded by lush greens. The whole experience felt so magical. Bob and Roxanne are both so kind, welcoming, gracious and accommodating. They are extremely thoughtful hosts. The outhouse was the cleanest we have ever been in, our kids called it the fort. Our kids had so much fun finding all the hand carved woodland creatures along the walking paths. We will definitely be back for the peace, serenity and relaxation this special place provided. Highly recommend.

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Hipcamper Jordan

Great weekend in the yurt.

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

We had an awesome weekend staying at the Yurt in the Pines! It was great to get out of the city and try something new for a couple nights. Bob, the host, was very friendly and helpful and went out of his way to make sure our stay was enjoyable. Very cool experience and would highly recommend their place!

Hipcamper Aryn
Aryn R.
recommends this listing.
August 15th, 2021

Bob and Rox were wonderful hosts! We loved the private and peaceful setting. I absolutely would stay at the yurt in the pines again.

Hipcamper Jason

Great trip, even greater hosts

Jason Y.
recommends this listing.
July 25th, 2021

Loved it! My family of 4 and a dog plan to come back again. The yurt is a nice experience and very helpful if you're looking to get away for a couple of days and not set up or tear down a tent. The yurt is clean and well sized. The outdoor space is well kept and secluded. Outhouse was also clean and had nice touches to it. To top it off Bob and Roxanne are great hosts and very helpful. They were very respectful of our privacy.

Hipcamper Margot

A truly unique and magical place

Margot J.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2021

Bob and Roxanne have the most magical set up.

Not only is their property a beautiful, unique space, but they clearly took care and consideration with every detail of the campsite for the yurt.

The campsite came with a closing lid for the fire to accommodate for high forest fire conditions, a mosquito tent area just for moments in the day where the mosquitoes were most present, walking paths to every campsite marked with adorable animals, and more! The outhouse was honestly ask the best we have ever used, it was so clean with a water pump available to wash your hands afterwards.

We loved how they made everything so eco friendly and will certainly be back in true future for longer stays!

Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew U.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2021

Perfect and the hosts were an incredible couple. Nothing but fantastic.

Hipcamper Jenny
Jenny F.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2021

Yurt in the Pines hosted by Bob and Roxanne was a wonderful start to my summer vacation. My son and I enjoyed the site, hospitality, and conversation. I love Bob and Roxanne's vision for their space and how they share their respect for nature and wildlife with others.

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Karen O.
recommends this listing.
June 6th, 2021

Lovely, enjoyed the location. Bob and Roxanne are wonderful hosts who take the time to make you welcome and make sure you have everything you need and then some. Will be back!

Hipcamper Mari
Mari P.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2021

My family had a great time staying at the Yurt in the Pines. My husband and two toddlers stayed in the yurt while my teenagers pitched a tent right next to us. My kids loved the experience, and had lots of room to run around and lots of little trails for finding wildlife. The property is beautiful nestled between all of the Pines. The outhouse was not far from the Yurt and it was the cleanest I had ever used. Bob and Roxanne were very kind and friendly hosts and very accommodating with an extra mattress for my daughter. Looking forward to coming again!

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