For the camper that wants a little more comfort we present for your consideration our 18'-diameter yurt. It contains 2 twin beds, and a queen size memory foam mattress bed, it also boasts a wooden floor. Very romantic getaway, cozy family get together or just socialising with friends this could be just the site your looking for.
Sitting on the 5-acre Viking Longhall campground, the site contains some quite unusual unique buildings the yurt, a 16' Viking wedge tent, two small cottage buildings, a screened in bar, a medieval war wagon and the 60-foot Longhall all surrounded by a creek on three sides giving it a very private secluded feel.
The area boasts many activities including hiking,canoeing,wildlife watching,star gazing,biking or touring the Adena cultural sites or shoping in the Amish stores.
The yurt campsite is very spacious with its own fire ring and canopied dining area.cooking can be done on the fire or a 5 ring grill.All bedding is supplied along with pots, pans, eating utensils, plates, cups, towels, many candles, lamps. In fact, probably everything you will need.its as simple as packing your clothes, food and drink and heading out to your own fantasy camping experience we will even bring you coffee in the morning!
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 20% off
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at The Yurt at Viking Longhall
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Upon our arrival to The Yurt at Viking Longhall, we were greeting by our host David who beckoned us by flashlight to the gated entrance of the camp. Having arrived after dark, we drove down the narrow path to the open grassy area light only by our headlights and small tea lights around the site. We hoped out of the car and met David, who led us to our personal campsite – this is where our jaws dropped. The area was light with what seemed like a hundred candles hanging from trees, adorning the end tables around the crackling fire’s benches, the covered picnic table… Having just left a hectic week at work, this was exactly what we needed. It immediately put us at ease and we forgot any stress from the day.
David showed us around the camp, which had a huge grill, a tree platform, campfire, dining area, hammock and two chairs he set up behind the Yurt that leaned all the way back to star gaze. He seemed to have thought of everything. There was a first-aid-kit under the grill with a fire extinguisher, flashlights on the table, bug spray… He even had a walkie-talkie inside the Yurt in case of emergencies so we could radio to him at his house up the hill. And the Yurt… wow! We walked in and it was like a dream. Candles, lanterns, tree lights, pillows and blankets galore. It had a double bed (super comfy), and two single beds. David then showed us to the beautifully built outhouse and shower house with hot water! I mean seriously, how many campsites have hot water showers?? He bid us goodnight and we proceeded to cook hot-dogs, drink wine and stargaze the rest of the night. It was absolutely wonderful.
David greeted us in the morning with freshly brewed coffee and stories of how the campsite came to be and the large group of family and friends who built it along the years.
David was an exceptional host - it was an experience we'll certainly never forget.
This is a wonderful and unique property. Spent a romantic evening in the yurt. It did get cold overnight, but the bed was cozy and with the propane heater going, we slept very well. The hosts have arranged everything with such care that we wanted for nothing. All we had to bring with us was some food in a cooler. Highly recommended.
The only thing more epic than a viking village in Southwestern Ohio is the epic hospitality that you will receive from the hosts! From the minute that we arrived up until the minute that we left, they made us feel as welcome as an old friend. Also, while being extremely attentive, they were never "in our face" and were very careful to give whatever level of privacy that we wanted.
The yurt, longhouse, and grounds are not the easiest to accurately describe and are best to be experienced firsthand. The other two reviews thus far do describe this experience very well.
Just prepare yourself for a truly unique experience that is rustic, but will also leave you feeling spoiled.
Our stay at the yurt was spectacular despite rainy weather. David greeted us warmly, got us all set up, and even provided a walker talkie if we needed anything. Aside from him being a stellar host, the property is pretty incredible. The yurt/firepit area backs up to a gorgeous creek, which wraps around the whole property. Inside of the yurt is true magic, just as the pictures would lead you to believe. Very cozy bed as well! We had trouble finding food at a store since we got there so late, and in the morning David and his partner brought us a quiche because they were concerned we might be hungry, such kind and thoughtful people.
I only wish we’d had more time, I definitely plan to return in the summer at some point!
Absolutely fantastic place! The yurt is lovely, and it’s right by a beautiful creek. The grounds are also great, and the long hall is spectacular and truly unique. The hosts are phenomenal and made us feel at home; we will definitely be back!!
10/10 would camp here again.
David was a very welcoming and accommodating host, the grounds were clean, the camping spots fairly private for how big the lot is, and there were safety precautions in case of emergencies. It was a bit hard to find the green gate entrance but keep an eye out for the sword sign by the road!
The only thing that future summer campers should be wary of are the ticks and heat, but that's just Ohio summers in out in the countryside. David provided bug spray and even offered a fan to cool off the Yurt. At night the Yurt cools off pretty nicely, and there's a creek that runs right by the campgrounds to cool off during the day. Towels are provided too!
The best thing about this site is that mostly everything is communal including the Longhall, so if you want to use the gas stove or hang out up in the second floor for drinking, you're free to use it. Basic rule is be courteous and pick up after yourself, and it's a really cool place. Overall a really awesome experience :)
My wife and I spent a couple of lovely nights at The Yurt at Viking Longhall. Upon our arrival, our host David took us on a tour of the grounds and relayed the history of how the camp came to be. We were the only guests during our stay, so we had the run of the grounds which includes the Longhall, a composting latrine, a shower w/ hot water, and various other structures, some of which are available for rent and others which are privately owned. The grounds are covered with an array of eye catching bric-a-brac and lanterns and candles seem to be everywhere. The yurt and surrounding campsite continue this theme, which makes for a stunning visual in the evening once the lanterns and candles are lit. The campsite includes a tented dining area complete with propane grill and a wash basin w/ dish soap. Additional cooking gear is available for use in the Longhall kitchen. The campfire space sits between the dining area and the yurt, and includes ample seating and tables, along with plenty of firewood. Also in the immediate area is an observation deck and hammock. Perched adjacent to the yurt on the banks of the stream sits a bench from which you can watch the waters roll by. Did I mention the stream? It circles the grounds and adds that babbling brook sound that lulls you into a restful state. The yurt itself is brimming with character. Every corner is filled with glowing lanterns, flickering candles, and oozes with a Renaissance Faire style charm. The yurt has a mosquito net covered bed with a newer memory foam mattress (we slept well) and a pair of quilt covered twin mattresses which double as seating. We curled up and spent an evening watching Netflix. There is no Wifi and cell service is almost non-existent so download your movies first. The yurt does not have electricity, however a small generator is provided which provides enough juice to power a fan, charge a cell phone, and run a laptop. The yurt is clean, if not charmingly cluttered, and has just about everything you'd need for a long romantic weekend. We've already got our eye on the Viking Lonhall - Creek side cottage for a getaway next summer.
10/10 would yurt again. Our hosts Dave and his partner were beyond excellent to us. They anticipated all of our needs and exceeded them. The yurt itself is exactly like the pictures - spacious and beautiful with awesome decor. The surrounding area was so comfortable (shade, mulch, well kept grass) and magical. We enjoyed our stay and cannot wait to be back. Thank you Dave and Iveagh!