Do you have friends or family members that you would like to take a campground with you, but they don’t own a RV and sleeping in a tent is not an option?
In my home state of Washington, the State Parks Department has been adding yurts and cabins to their campgrounds. These structures have been added to existing camp spaces, keeping the RV pad intact, allowing renters to occupy the structure while a RV occupies the camp space just feet away.
Of course, the option of occupying both is at the discretion of the party renting the cabin or yurt. This means they determine who is camping in the RV next to them. Since the focus is on camping, the yurts and cabins offer basic shelter providing somewhere to sleep and keep protected from the elements. This is all they will need since they are camping with you and your fully self contained RV complete with refrigerator, cookware and everything else needed for meal prep. Since the parks bathhouse is never far away, your friends will be able to use the restroom and showers provided rather than in your RV.
Enjoy Your Campground Experience Even More
Now, your friends or family members will have a comfortable, private place to sleep and store their gear, while all of you enjoy the amenities of a common campsite. Exploring the campground and its amenities during the day, food and fellowship around a crackling campfire, then ending the day with a dry warm place to retreat in the evening is a surefire method of converting someone to the joys of camping. Who knows, they may love it so much the next time they may join you with a RV of their own. Sharing your love of camping with family and friends, just another adventure in RVing!
Note: Camping cabins and yurts are not unique to Washington State Parks. Other state agencies across the U.S. along with private RV parks are adding cabins, yurts and even tee-pees to their list of amenities. Rental units typically sleep four to five people and some also offer lights and heat. Most require that you bring your own bedding. However, once you have found a campground that offers cabins or yurts that interest you, be sure to check out the reviews for the campground and make sure it meets your expectations.