Yin Yurt at Wildcat Ridge Farm

Welcome to the Yin Yurt!

As reviewed by The Mountaineer

Experience the charm of a cabin in the woods with the modern amenities of home and the unique Zen-like experience of a Yurt. What’s a Yurt? Yurts are circular dwellings built around a wood frame, originally designed by the Nomads of Mongolia. Today they are enjoyed in a variety of glamping settings, coast to coast. Ours features a full kitchen, bathroom, separate bedroom and living/dining areas, a wrap-around porch with a grill for your BBQ, and a garden with a fire pit and seating.

The Yin Yurt at Wildcat Ridge Farm is 30-minutes from downtown Asheville, at the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Nantahala National Forest. We are also a short 20-minute drive to historic downtown Waynesville with its handmade arts & crafts, furniture shops and restaurants.

Spend your days hiking, white water rafting, canoeing, visiting the hot springs, skiing Cataloochee in the winter, biking in the warmer months, or taking in the sights and sounds of Asheville and Biltmore Estate.

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“Wow, words can’t even describe the Yin Yurt. The pictures don’t do it justice. My husband and I stayed here for Memorial Day Weekend. From the moment we arrived, we realized these accommodations exceeded our expectations. The hosts are fabulous and you can really tell the attention to detail they put into the Yurt. They had everything taken care of: fluffy towels, ironing board, coffee and even s’mores. They even had a book of recommendations of things to do/where to eat which was helpful since cell phone reception wasn’t stellar for googling. This is a truly a great place if you’re looking to disconnect from it all, but it still a very doable drive to all the action in Asheville. Highly recommended!” – Kathleen

“My wife and I spent an amazing weekend at the Yin Yurt. Our toddler twin girls came along for our much needed getaway and all of us were blown away by the beauty, peace, charm and comfort of this place. The Yin Yurt is a hidden gem in the middle of the mountains, overlooking the Wildcat Ridge Farm (also owned and managed by ownersRicardo and Suzanne) and the Pigeon River. This wonderful couple are fantastic hosts and go above and beyond to ensure their guests feel welcome and have everything they need. They welcomed us with a beautiful bottle of Italian wine and fresh cut flowers from their farm. This experience was everything and more we could have asked for. We cannot wait to go back!!!” – John & Angelica