Hipcamp host Robin G.,
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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 ADA 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%

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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

The vibe at The Redtail Yurt

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Hipcamper Ferrell
Ferrell A.
recommends this listing.
April 3rd, 2016

We had a wonderful time staying here. Robin was a great host and made sure that we felt welcome and had everything that we needed. The Yurt itself had an abundance of room (there were only two of us), and the front porch was perfect for enjoying the evening setting sun and the wildlife sounds. The Yurt has no plumbing, but showers and a kitchen can be accessed in the property's main barn lodge. The Yurt has a few solar powered reading lamps and plenty of candles, so we were able to read after sunset. We had a great time and wish we could have spent more time on this gorgeous property.

Hipcamper Adrienne
Adrienne F.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2017

The Yurt was so peaceful and intriguing to explore. There are trails surrounding the Yurt that are fun to walk at any time of day. Bring a book and relax under the stars or lay out a yoga mat and practice some movement medicine. The host is so friendly and inviting. This place feels like an oasis, a perfect getaway from the city!

Hipcamper Peter
Peter C.
recommends this listing.
April 21st, 2018

Great spot if you are looking for a quiet night away. Love the yurt and land. Robin has a great peaceful spot!

Hipcamper Robin
Response from Robin, the Host, on April 22nd, 2018

Peter and his family were most welcome guests and I would recommend them to other Hipcamp sites.

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Hipcamper Margaret
Margaret B.
recommends this listing.
May 13th, 2018

The Yurt was a perfect spot for my quick stay in Kansas. The Yurt is huge! Plenty of space -- far enough from the main barn to be secluded but close enough to use communal spaces. The property is beautiful with a nice mix of wildlife. I loved sitting on the deck and getting visits from the dogs on the property. i would love to visit again and be able to spend more time!

Hipcamper Robin
Response from Robin, the Host, on May 14th, 2018

So glad you enjoyed your stay Margaret and hope to see you another time. You are most welcome here!

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Hipcamper Jack
Jack L.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2018

The yurt was amazing! It exceeded all of our expectations. Could not have asked for a more relaxing spot.

Hipcamper Kirsten
Kirsten K.
recommends this listing.
September 4th, 2018

The Yurt at The Light Center was a magical oasis in the woods of Kansas and the most perfect place for a weekend get-away. The Yurt offered the privacy and quirkiness we had hoped for, with the convenience of a nearby compost toilet, sweet little walking trails, a nice fire pit, and perhaps best of all, awesome farm animals to befriend. My seven-year-old son fell in love with the friendly dogs, while I became smitten with the guineafowl that roamed about. The nearby barn is simply gorgeous and it was awesome to use the shower and kitchen, and cool down inside for a bit during the hot afternoons. The Yurt was a perfect balance between getting away from it all and reveling in community -- Unfortunately we didn't get to meet Robin (hopefully next time - we adore what she's done with the property!), but we did get to connect with the lovely property caretakers and another traveller, with whom we shared some awesome conversations. It's also a great launch pad for trips to local state parks for swimming and into Lawrence. My son is already asking when we can go back! I highly recommend staying at The Light Center if you can!

Hipcamper Robin
Response from Robin, the Host, on September 5th, 2018

I was disappointed to miss meeting you as well Kirsten...maybe next trip. So glad you enjoyed your stay in the yurt!

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Kyle
Kyle S.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2018

What a special place to spend a stormy night. Robin is so super, and the whole setup is very inspiring. The yurt could use a few candles or wicks in the oil lamps, which is no biggie, just a friendly suggestion. Otherwise, a totally magical weekend in beautiful Kansas! Thanks so much Robin :)

Hipcamper Reo
Reo J.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2018

Thanks for a lovely stay!

Hipcamper Oksana
Oksana V.
recommends this listing.
October 9th, 2018

We didn’t have a chance to stay at the Yurt due to heavy rain, but Robin kindly offered to stay at the private room in the barn with no extra charge. Place was great! We met some wonderful people there who made our stay even more enjoyable.

My husband with our daughter in front of one of the cool buses, which are located on the property. The Redtail YurtOur dogs and daughter enjoyed the barn.


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