Amenities for Both Yurts Include:
- Central roof top window for ventilation & to view the sky and stars
- Queen Bed with linens & blankets
- Indoor seating area & dining space
- Outdoor deck with seating
- Outdoor firepit
- Wood stove & winter firewood
- Kitchen amenities such as: drinking water, cutlery, plates, glasses, camping stove & propane, pans, sink, french press for coffee, hand soap & sanitizer
- Solar Powered Indoor Lights
- Solar Powered USB Charging Station
Yurts are approx. 20 metres from each other and both open to private & unique views.
Prices start at $299 per night (+taxes and fees)
The Lyla Yurt
Inspired by our family connection to Kazakhstan, a stay in our Lyla is a chance to relax in a traditional way of living. This charming, subtly coloured yurt features natural wood finishes and a warm décor. Lyla holds the largest wooden deck of our yurts and you’ll have a beautiful view overlooking the river.
- Max capacity 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
- Additional nightly charge of $50 when more than 2 adults stay (Guest 1 & 2 included, $50 for adult guest 3 – no additional charge for kids).
- Queen Bed and Twin Day Bed
Why ‘Lyla’? This name originates from the Oasis song by the same name. Both the band and song have a big influence on Michael’s musical taste and upbringing. We also think ‘Oasis’ is a fitting description for a stay at Riverside Oasis Farm!
Prices start at: $299 per night (+taxes and fees)
The Kandy Yurt
This colourful yurt is a showstopper featuring traditional Mongolian design details in rich reds, bright colours and inviting décor.
- Max capacity 4 adults or mixture of 2 adults and up to 4 younger children.
- Additional nightly charge of $50 per adult when more than 2 adults stay (Guest 1 & 2 included, $50 for adult guest(s) 3 & 4 – no additional charge for kids).
- Queen bed and full futon
Why Kandy? Kandy is a play on words for a special place in your hosts’ Assyl and Michael’s heart. The name stems from the beautiful city in Sri Lanka where the couple renewed vows in 2018.
Prices start at: $299 per night (+taxes and fees)
The Caspian Yurt
The tallest of all three yurts, The Caspian has the same diameter as Lyla and Kandy but is taller and feels even more spacious.
Coloured in Mongolian blue with traditional patterns on the Bagaans (central poles) and the Huns (roof rafters) the interior is subtly decorated to compliment the traditional colour scheme.
The Caspian name comes from the largest land locked sea on Earth which has coastal fronts with Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Russia and Kazakhstan. The latter being the childhood home for Assyl until moving to Canada.
No there is no need to pre-book a farm tour. We leave bags of feed in each yurt so guests are welcome to feed the animals at any time during their stay. We also invite our guests to join us at the barn to show the evening routine and share more stories about us, farm and the animals.
This is not possible due to limited floor space especially during the cold seasons as there is a wood stove in the centre of the yurt that will be on and can be a safety hazard.
Check-in is at 3pm Check-out is at 11am Early check in is not available due to the time it takes to clean each yurt. There is plenty of time to spend with the animals the day of arrival and before you check out.
We send a confirmation email upon booking which provides the majority of information. 5 days before arrival we send arrival instructions and updates and 3 days before arrival we send an ETA request and details of our available seasonal produce for sale.
We offer free time with the animals and provide feed to get close to them for fun and photos. A farm tour is held each evening when putting the animals in the barn. A fire pit BBQ and propane stove are provided for cooking or S’mores. Dunnville, Smithville and Wine Country are all a short drive for restaurants and wine.
Absolutely. The fee for dogs is $20 per night.
However, there are a few rules: Please bring all their accessories with you i.e. beds, bowls, towels, toys etc. Don’t allow them on beds. Keep them on leash when outside especially near the animals.
Reservations that are cancelled more than 14 days prior to the arrival date will be refunded less booking fees, presently $7 per night. Reservations that are cancelled 7 to 14 days prior to the arrival can be rescheduled free of charge but not refunded. Cancellations made within 7 days will be charged the full stay. Where a cancellation is requested within 7 days we will endeavor to fill the reservation with another guest. If we are successful in filling the reservation we will offer a credit for a rescheduled date by notifying the guest cancelling the reservation by email.
Full terms and conditions can be found here
A yurt is a portable, circular dwelling made of a lattice frame and poles and covered in insulator felt and weatherproof fabric. They are a sturdy, reliable type of tent. Yurts have been the primary style of home in Central Asia, particularly Mongolia, for thousands of years.
Our yurts are sourced from a Canadian supplier who believes in sustainability and tradition. They are mostly handmade in Mongolia with deep rooted links to the history of yurt living.
Yurts are warm, breathable and rich in tradition, connecting the earth to the sky providing shelter in both rustic and modern environments.