Fun Facts about Mongolian Yurts 

1.) A Mongolian Yurt is called a "Ger."

2.) Our yurts are made of hand-stripped Siberian pine wood, and camel hide is

used to hold the lattice together.  

3.) The "toono" is the circular center of the yurt, held up by two columns.

4.) The toono connects all of the poles together, which connect to the lattice walls.

   

5.) The entire structure is bound together with horsehair ropes, then covered in a sheep's wool felt layer for insulation, and finally covered in canvas. 

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6.) The two center columns are male and female, equal size, facing one another, holding up the toono.

  

7.) One extended family hand-paints all the beautiful design on the poles, toono, and center beams.

8.) The fertility rope is the center rope which always hangs down to the right side of the yurt, by the female center column. 

9.) In North America, we make one small change to the traditional Mongolian construction: a layer of waterproofing (Tyvek) between the sheep's wool and the canvas.  The Mongolian climate is much dryer than our climate in Texas, so this helps protect the wool from moisture. 

10.) Each yurt has a set of "goat doors"inside the main door. When the weather is good, the Mongolians always leave their outer door open, welcoming their neighbors to come in.  However, they don't want to invite the goats into their living space, so the goat doors block the goats, but not the neighbors! 

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11.) The endless knot in our logo comes from the Tibetan symbol for connectivity of all of creation, connecting the earth to the sky, the people to nature, the people to one another, the earthly life to the after life.  You can see the endless knot in the beautiful design on Sasha Ger's doors. 

Hot tub with tile
Hot tub with tile

Enjoy a relaxing evening in the hot tub with a Netflix movie on the screen above.

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Hand painted door frame
Hand painted door frame

Our yurts are all natural, handmade in Mongolia with horsehair ropes, Siberian pine lattice, and sheep wool insulation.

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Lena Ger's king bed
Lena Ger's king bed

Our luxury linens will keep you lounging in bed until well past noon!

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Upper deck hammock, chairs, and view!
Upper deck hammock, chairs, and view!

The perfect spot to take a nap or stargaze!

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Kitchen setup with farmhouse sink
Kitchen setup with farmhouse sink

Hilltop yurts come with a covered kitchen ready for grilling, popping a bottle of cold champagne, and relaxing in the shade.

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Becca Ger Interior
Becca Ger Interior

Our yurt offers 314 sq feet of living space with climate control and luxury linens.

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Becca Ger's fire pit
Becca Ger's fire pit

Cozy up by the fire pit with a glass of wine and some S'mores!

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View out to the deck area
View out to the deck area

Our layout keeps all of the hilltop yurts' amenities in a private, cozy corner of the woods. If you want to shimmy between the shower to the hot tub to the yurt "al natural," we'll never tell!

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Sunset viewing winetime
Sunset viewing winetime

At Yurtopia, rest and relaxation are our specialities!

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TESTIMONIALS

Our night in Sasha Ger was super cozy.  The whole experience far exceeded our expectations!

Mike & Wendy

Dallas, TX

“Wow! A glass of wine, a comfy chair, and a view of the hills from a rooftop deck. Need we say more?”

TC & Giselle

Austin, TX

“Pure bliss - We soaked in the hot tub, slept late, & watched the birds from the hammock each morning.”

Ben & Riddell

Minneapolis, MN