Yurt Camping: Bryson City, North Carolina
Traveling with your family? Skip the tourist-saturated cities surrounding the Great Smokies National Park and camp out 20 minutes away from the park in a yurt village at Falling Waters Nantahala. The yurts have domed skylights designed with stargazing in mind. Conveniently, the campground falls within walking distance of Wildwater’s Nantahala rafting center, where an eight-mile stretch of Class II and III whitewater offers friendly rapids your children can tackle. Or, go ziplining through the Nantahala Gorge. A “kid zip” recently opened up for children ages four and up. Each yurt sleeps two to four people and costs $89 per night.