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New Year's Resolutions - Something New for the New Year- Yurts, Tiny Houses, and Covered Wagons!

Happy New Year! Finally, the holidays are over. Here at Thousand Trails, we are looking forward to getting out and camping with you in the new year in a new way.

Thousand Trails has a variety of options for whatever camping or travel style suits you. Whether you’re hauling a rig that takes you across the country or setting up a tent to sleep under the stars, there are so many options to get out and camp. But, did you know that Thousand Trails also offers other camping options like yurts, tiny houses, and covered wagons? Let’s look a little closer…


Yurts are circular tents traditionally made of felt or animal skin. Yurts were invented by nomads in Central Asia and were intended to function like big, sturdy tents that could be moved quickly but could also withstand harsh weather. Today, you and five of your best friends can enjoy the conveniences of home while sleeping under the stars – the yurts you can stay in at Thousand Trails are very sturdy and are outfitted with strong canvas walls, weather-proof roofs and built in skylights. And though a yurt is technically a tent, the yurts at Thousand Trails are equipped with functional kitchenettes, fireplaces, satellite TV, barbecue grills, and beds to comfortably sleep up to five people.

Enjoy yurt-living at these Thousand Trails campgrounds:

Yosemite Lakes RV Resort

Bend-Sunriver RV Campground

South Jetty RV & Camping Resort

Long Beach RV & Camping Resort

Pacific City RV Campground

Yosemite Lakes RV Resort
Yosemite Lakes RV Resort

Tiny Houses at Mt. Hood Village (and soon: Verde Valley!)

Upon stepping into one of the tiny houses at Mt. Hood Village RV Resort for the first time, it might be hard to wrap your mind around actually living in one of these. They are tiny. It’s true. But once you start exploring the space, it becomes apparent how cleverly designed and convenient these small spaces turn out to be. Hidden compartments in the ceiling for extra storage; tables that magically appear when folded out from the walls; loft beds with skylights… The tiny houses at Mt. Hood Village RV Resort redefine what cozy feels like when you’re on a getaway. These tiny houses at Mt. Hood Village complement the quirky and also environmentally friendly city of Portland, OR and its people. There’s no shortage of amazing outdoors activities to do in the Pacific Northwest and staying in a tiny home will surely take your experience to the next level. And plus, we’ll be introducing tiny houses at our very own Verde Valley RV Resort this year! Stay tuned for additional information on how you can vacation tiny. 

Covered Wagons & Western Village Cabins

At Rancho Oso RV Resort you and your family can stay in a covered wagon for a unique experience. Covered wagons are an iconic image of American pioneers heading west for a new life to cash in on the gold rush of the 1850s. These wagons are stationary and sleep up to four people. They were originally designed by John Staton, Rancho Oso’s manager until 1995. His idea was to give guests the experience of “waking up with the animals.” Make 2017 your year to do just that when you stay in the covered wagon at Rancho Oso!

Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort
Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort

What are your new year’s resolutions? Do you plan to stay in one of Thousand Trails’ more unique accommodations this year? Tell us all about it in the comments!

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