The Magical Yurts

The Yurt or Ger is a kind of Mongolian-styled structure, comparable to a First Nations Tipi. Used by nomadic peoples, it was originally made of felt and furs. We have five  incredible Yurts at Cabot Shores. All of them are raised on decks and have fantastic views of St. Ann’s Bay. We offer three Mongolian yurts, a cedar yurt, the original western yurt made in Newfoundland–which we call the wilderness yurt

  • Windows looking out on the lake, Atlantic Ocean & Bird Islands
  • Equipped with a skylight (except wilderness yurt)
  • An interior that has beds and conveniences (minus electricity and plumbing)
  • Showers and washrooms are located nearby in Whiff’s Lodge and a bathhouse with shower, toilet and sink.

Guests of the Yurts have access to all of Cabot Shores amenities including sporting goods, restaurant and entertainment. Please note: The Yurt does not have electricity (that’s part of its charm).

The Cedar Yurt

The Red Yurt

The Blue Yurt

The Orange Yurt

The Green Yurt


  1. says

    Thanks for your question about the Yurts.

    Currently there is no water inside the Yurts. You can use one of three washrooms in the lodge, one with a shower in it. There is also a “campers” deck
    alongside “Dolly’s” house, the first door with a toilet and sink and the second with a shower and sink.

  2. says

    Greetings from California! I�m bored to tears at work so I decided to check out your blog on my iphone during lunch break. I enjoy the information you provide here and can�t wait to take a look when I get home.

  3. Mike McCabe says

    I would like to find reasonable accomodation for the celtic colors festival.
    We would like to bring our bull dog, is there a Yurt available at this time
    or the Lodge.

    Thank You

  4. Sandi says

    We are wondering if the yurts have heat in them and are they available the week of March 10th – 14th? please advise thankyou

  5. says

    Yes, three Yurts have heat in them–the Cedar and Red Yurts have wood stoves; the Blue Yurt has an electric heater. So far, there is availability from March 10-14th. Let’s follow up with email to provide more details.

  6. says

    The two golden retrievers will work fine (as long as they don’t endanger our chickens!) and please let us know how many humans (adults and children?) will be in the Yurt so that we can make a recommendation on what will work best for your group.

  7. Betty Cosgrove says

    Could you update your website and show pictures of the “orange yurt” and describe please?



  8. says

    The Orange (doored) Yurt is the third Mongolian Yurt at Cabot Shores. It is 12feet inches in diameter, has a double bed and bedside table and a mosaic table. It has a deck and screen door
    from which you see a fantastic view of the Bird Islands, the Atlantic, our 2007 foot beach, with
    the Church Pond on the other side.

    There is no electricity in the Yurt and currently guests use the bathrooms and shower in the lodge. In the next week, a Yurt bathhouse will be completed near the 3 Yurts, with one room a shower and the other toilet and sink.

    Pictures are being taken of the Orange Yurt besides that of the first guest, David Keenan, of Amherst, Massachusetts, sitting with frequent guest and archeologist Steven Davis.

    We are in th

  9. Ashley says

    Hey there!

    Just curious, which yurt has the best view (in your opinion) and also, which yurt is closest to a lake / ocean?

    Can’t wait to spend a night in one of these beauties!


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