This Winter, Book A Yurt

Stay cozy this winter by bedding down in a heated cabin or yurt.

Equipped with cooking facilities, fireplaces, and bunks, backcountry huts, cabins, and yurts (Mongolian-style round shelters with a wood frame and canvas walls) are the civilized way to camp in cold weather. These shelters, which dot the north country, typically cost $25 or less per person per night and sleep six to 10 people per yurt and a few dozen in the larger huts. The most popular huts and yurts book months in advance for winter weekends (check for waiting lists), but those in more out-of-the-way places are often available at the last minute. These five hut and yurt systems boast excellent reputations and superscenic locations.