Our Yurts

Story behind our yurts

We had envisioned having yurts on our property long before Riverside Oasis Farm was established. Michael had seen them for the first time when he was in Kazakhstan where we both worked. So when we were brainstorming about our future business and ideal accommodation options that we can offer to our guests it was a very quick decision. Unfortunately it wasnt possible to source a yurt directly from Kazakhstan, however we were very lucky to have found a company that delivered them from Mongolia. Though they slightly differ in shapes and colors it was an amazing opportunity for us to have an authentic yurt on our farm. We quickly got in touch with Groovy Yurts which imports yurts hand-crafted by a Mongolian family and were able to visit their set up near Quebec and finalize our order. Fun fact, even though I grew up in Kazakhstan and saw thousands of yurts myself, the first time I slept in a yurt was here in Canada.

Here is a photo gallery starting from the day we had arrived to collect the yurts followed by photos of the first yurt that we had put up on the farm.

We have been given a very detailed video that explained the assembling and it took three men 6-8 hours to put up one yurt. Another fun fact - we did not require any tools or nails.

Amenities for Our Yurts Include:

  • Central roof top window for ventilation & to view the sky and stars
  • 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
  • Shared Propane BBQ area
  • Outdoor portable toilet located close to the yurts
  • Free Parking is a short drive to yurts

Farm Tour

Join us for the evening routine and learn more about the animals and our journey

Fresh Eggs

Complimentary fresh eggs are included with your stay

Kayaks & Canoes

Kayaks and canoes are available for use at no extra charge during your stay

Nature Trail

Take a stroll along the beautiful and short nature trail by the river

girl enjoying in yurt

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“What a getaway! Our stay in the Kandy yurt was a perfect way to decompress. Lots of firewood was available to heat the yurt and visiting with the animals was probably my favourite part. We appreciated the farm tour and enjoyed learning about the farm and the animals. We can’t wait to book again for when the weather is warmer! - Zorka Lane”

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: $249 per night (+taxes and fees)


  • Central roof top window for ventilation & to view the sky and stars
  • Indoor seating area & dining space
  • Outdoor deck with seating
  • Outdoor firepit
  • 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

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: $249 per night (+taxes and fees)


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“We had such a great time at Riverside Oasis Farm. The yurt was nice and warm when we arrived and my children loved the experience of feeding all the animals. There was a great setup of cooking equipment and the provided eggs were a wonderful way to further connect with the farm. Assyl was a lovely host and provided our family with a wonderful local "escape." Highly recommend in any season.”

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. 

  • 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

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.

Prices start at: $249 per night (+taxes and fees)


  • 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
  • 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

It's about reconnecting with nature and creating memories

"Stayed for the weekend and had an awesome time. The goats and alpacas were super friendly, and I loved having the cats hanging out in the yurt." - Jasmine D.

“My husband and I stayed for one night and loved every minute of it. Bed and pillows in the Lyla yurt are super comfy. The hosts are amazing. As animal lovers, we felt fortunate to spend a bit of time feeding alpacas, sheep, and goats. To top it off, their lively cat kept us company through the night. Thanks very much for a great stay!” - Elaine De Marzo-Robins
Sharon Weishar
Sharon Weishar
2023-11-06
This is a special place, made even better by the hosts and owners of the property. They pay very close attention to all the little details. The only downside is that the property is a little out in the open and exposed to car traffic noise. That isn't something that can be controlled though, and is just a comment. If you are looking for somewhere really remote and in the woods, this is not the place. However, for those who are hotel people that want a taste of camping and glamping, this is a wonderful experience.
Chu Tran
Chu Tran
2023-11-01
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Riverside Oasis Farm for a farm tour and had a wonderful time! The alpacas definitely stole the show, they were super friendly and photogenic haha. But what made the visit extra special and unforgettable for me was that I proposed here. Thank you to Mike and Assyl for all the help with the idea. Their communication and their efforts during the planning and execution was top tier amazing! (definitely helped secure the "yes!" hahah). I had never saw myself proposing at a farm/barn but now I could not have pictured doing it any other way! Great experience with great people (and farm animals haha), looking forward to booking a yurt stay in the future to chill and relax outside the city.
Jasmine D
Jasmine D
2023-10-25
Stayed for the weekend and had an awesome time. The goats and alpacas were super friendly, and I loved having the cats hanging out in the yurt.
H Chang
H Chang
2023-10-10
It was a wonderful experience. The yurts were beautiful and the animals were fun!
Veronica I
Veronica I
2023-09-23
We had an amazing stay at Riverside Oasis. The yurts are beautiful, comfortable and fully equipped. Everything you need for the fire pit is there. The animals are very sweet and friendly including the cats and dogs. We learned a lot about Alpacas. Assyl was really great at answering all our questions. We purchased delicious farm eggs and honey. We definitely recommend and will be giving stays at the farm as Christmas gifts. Thank you for q great experience.
R Y
R Y
2023-08-28
If it was possible to give Riverside Oasis a higher rating I would! It's an absolutely beautiful and charming Farm. The owners Assyl & Michael are lovely,and very helpful. The Kandy yurt is beautifully crafted. It was fantastic to go out in the canoe, see/get close to so many of the Farm animals, as well as feed some of the animals, getting to see the animals evening routine as they go back into the barn and we enjoyed fresh farm eggs for breakfast over a campfire. It really is an Oasis! Our kids loved it so much that they keep telling us they miss the yurt and the animals! Highly recommend. We will come back again.
Thomas Delevacque
Thomas Delevacque
2023-07-08
Booked a tour at the farm and despite being 15 min late, we were very well welcomed by a lady from Kazakstan (sorry forgot the name). Quite amazing that they only have 1 booking per 1h timeslot and take the time to talk to you through the whole farm. Our toddler had a blast with chicken, rabbits, goats, sheeps, cows, ... They have 2 yurts and will soon have a 3rd one and a bathroom area. Will be back
Raeanne Gallo
Raeanne Gallo
2023-06-27
Absolutely darling! I took my 2.5 year old for some animal loving fun as she’s obsessed with animals right now. It was so relaxing, peaceful and the perfect escape from fast paced life. The welcoming was simple. The yurt was cozy cute and beautiful. The produce I took home was delicious & I have nothing but gratitude & kind words. A PERFECT night away for both you & the kids.
Vi Nguyen
Vi Nguyen
2023-05-29
We all enjoyed the stay, kids loved it.. the yurt was cute and cozy. Will definitely come back

frequently asked questions

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 only available with the 'Arrive Early, Stay Late package which can be purchased at the time of booking.

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.

Our yurts are around 20m from each other and the washroom is central, between the yurts. A new permanent washroom facility will be installed in late 2024 - check our social media for updates.

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.