Nantahala Yurts

Falling Waters Nantahala

Nantahala Yurts – Make your stay in the NC Smokies truly memorable with yurt lodging instead of a cabin rental! Featured on ABC’s Good Morning America “Vacations with a Splash!”, our modern, simple, yet elegant yurts all have private decks, queen-size beds and other amenities ready for you!

Glamping, Mongolian Style

Inspired by the Mongol’s ancient design, the yurts at Falling Waters Nantahala give you a unique alternative to cabin rentals. Our yurts go far beyond the traditional circular tent-style structures. These deluxe accommodations spoil you with their simple elegance and beautiful surroundings.
Featured in Oct, 2015 Our State NC Magazine.


Just imagine…

  • Relaxing on your private deck overlooking Fontana Lake or our ponds
  • Gazing through the domed skylight at the stars
  • Listening to your favorite music or the sounds of nature

Your Yurt

A delightful combination of fresh mountain breezes, wooden French doors, three large windows and a ceiling fan ensure comfort even in summer; insulated walls add warmth in spring and fall.


Each yurt sleeps 2-4 and includes

  • Queen-size bed
  • Futon
  • Small refrigerator
  • AM-FM radio/cassette/CD player
  • Coffee maker
  • Space heater


Amenities include fresh drinking water at each site, drink machines, laundry and a picnic area with grills. Our Yurt Village features private, but shared, lockable bathrooms. These facilities are tiled and wallpapered with a stall shower as well as a vanity and toilet. The bathhouse and laundry are located a short distance from the yurts. One yurt and one bathroom are handicap accessible. All yurts are non-smoking.

Yurt Specs

  • 16 feet in diameter
  • Finished tongue and groove pine floor
  • Weatherproof canvas wrapped around Douglas Fir lattice walls
  • All lodging options have charcoal grills (bring charcoal)
  • Bedding and towels provided
  • One package coffee provided
  • Property Map


$89.95. Plus tax per yurt

Closed December through March 21


  • Out of respect for future guests smoking in any building or yurt is prohibited.
  • Out of respect for ALL guests, please leave your pets at home.
  • There will be a $100 cleaning fee if it is determined that guests have not followed these rules.


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