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). You must bring your own camping supplies and water.

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

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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). You must bring your own camping supplies and water.

This beautiful structure has a raised platform floor with a deck off the front. There are windows, door and a dome skylight. There is NO electricity.

A couple of futons are provided. Facilities in the barn are generally available. We kindly ask that all outdoor campers, backpackers and “Yurt-ers” bring their own water and camping supplies. Please only start fires in designated fire pits and not at all during drought periods or burn bans. All fires must be COMPLETELY extinguished upon leaving the site. 

A shovel will be provided and we ask that any waste you leave in the woods be well buried, including toilet paper. Insects spray is advised during tick and chigger season. (A composting bucket toilet is provided for use in the yurt, the yurt is not heated in winter)

The Yurt is available for $45/night for 1-2 people; $10/night per additional person up to max of 6.

Accommodation provided
Yurt
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
No potable water
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Robin a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

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

Forest

Places to see near The Light Center

Pomona State Park
Pomona State Park
13 miles way Explore
Clinton State Park
Clinton State Park
14 miles way Explore
Hillsdale State Park
Hillsdale State Park
24 miles way Explore
Eisenhower State Park KS
Eisenhower State Park KS
25 miles way Explore
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
Brown v. Board of Education National His...
26 miles way Explore
Perry State Park
Perry State Park
29 miles way Explore
Scott State Park
Scott State Park
44 miles way Explore
Harry S Truman National Historic Site
Harry S Truman National Historic Site
47 miles way Explore
Weston Bend State Park
Weston Bend State Park
53 miles way Explore
Lewis And Clark State Park MO
Lewis And Clark State Park MO
58 miles way Explore
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
67 miles way Explore
Fort Scott National Historic Site
Fort Scott National Historic Site
71 miles way Explore
Cross Timbers State Park
Cross Timbers State Park
74 miles way Explore
Tuttle Creek State Park
Tuttle Creek State Park
74 miles way Explore
Watkins Mill State Park
Watkins Mill State Park
75 miles way Explore
Crawford State Park KS
Crawford State Park KS
81 miles way Explore
Fall River State Park
Fall River State Park
84 miles way Explore
Milford State Park
Milford State Park
86 miles way Explore
Wallace State Park
Wallace State Park
88 miles way Explore
Big Lake State Park
Big Lake State Park
93 miles way Explore
Knob Noster State Park
Knob Noster State Park
94 miles way Explore
Prairie State Park
Prairie State Park
94 miles way Explore
El Dorado State Park
El Dorado State Park
96 miles way Explore

The vibe at The 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!

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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 YurtOur dogs and daughter enjoyed the barn.
Property
The Light Center
State
Kansas
$45/night
1 Site