A winter getaway

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A winter getaway

Idaho yurts offer cozy solitude, backcountry fun
Stargazing is great at the Stargaze Yurt in the Boise Mountains northeast of Idaho City, Idaho, which is situated at 6,569 feet with great backcountry skiing and snowshoeing opportunities nearby.
The Idaho City yurts are equipped with an outhouse a short walk away. Inside the yurts are bunks, a woodstove, a propane stove, cookware and firewood.
Comfortably warm with a wood fire roaring, it doesn’t take much effort to get breakfast cooking on the propane stove.
If you go

Idaho City Yurts: There are six backcountry yurts about one to three miles from Idaho Highway 21 parking lots. Each yurt sleeps six to nine people.

Getting there: The yurts are 56 to 63 miles from Boise. It’s about 1½ hours of driving time in winter.

Availability: Idaho City yurts are popular and weekends are booked through March. However, if you can break away during the week, there are openings available. You can reserve a yurt nine months out, so it’s important to start thinking about next winter.

Prices: From Nov. 1 to April 30, $75 for a weeknight (Monday through Thursday) and $90 for a weekend night (Friday through Sunday). From May 1 to Oct. 31, $55 for a weeknight and $65 for a weekend night. There is a $12 nonrefundable reservation fee charged at the time of booking. Rentals are for up to six people. There is an additional $12 fee per person, per night for more than six people, with a maximum of nine people allowed.

Information/reservations: www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/activities/yurts

A winter getaway

Stargazing is great at the Stargaze Yurt in the Boise Mountains northeast of Idaho City, Idaho, which is situated at 6,569 feet with great backcountry skiing and snowshoeing opportunities nearby.
The Idaho City yurts are equipped with an outhouse a short walk away. Inside the yurts are bunks, a woodstove, a propane stove, cookware and firewood.
Comfortably warm with a wood fire roaring, it doesn’t take much effort to get breakfast cooking on the propane stove.
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