Yurt Rental

Photo of Yurt in the snow

The AO yurt is open for reservations in the winter.

A yurt is a canvas and wood hut designed to protect campers from the elements, complete with a wood stove to keep you warm at night. Our yurt is located in the backcountry of Lassen National Forest near Butte Meadows, with access to great outdoor recreation. For full details, please review our yurt manual.


If you have questions, please contact Jenna Walker at (530) 898-3546.

In the winter, to make a reservation request, please complete the following steps:

  1. View the yurt’s online calendar (switching to month view is recommended) to see if your desired dates are available. Please note that 12/1/21 is the earliest available date and 3/6/22 is the latest available date.

  2. If your date is available, complete a reservation request by clicking the Reserve This Facility button.
    • Select the date you would like to begin your stay. All stays are scheduled as overnight. Example: If you select December 1st, you would arrive on the 1st and leave on the 2nd.

    • If you want multiple nights, then mention this in the comments box.

    • Do not worry about start and end times. Check-in is always 2pm and check-out is always 12pm.

  3. We’ll respond via email within a few days. If you do not respond within 72 hours, your reservation request will be cancelled.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

We are not able to offer refunds once a reservation has been paid for unless we cancel your reservation. If you cannot make a reserved date, including due to inclement weather, we may be able to move your reservation if another date is available for the current winter.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, you will need to bring sleeping bags and pads.

6 – 7 people depending on their size.

Colby Creek is just a few hundred yards from the yurt. You will need to boil or chemically treat this water.

A wood-burning stove and firewood, 2-burner propane stove (propane not provided), lighters and matches, cooking pots, pans and utensils, table, chairs, cleaning supplies, and a pit toilet.

Food, sleeping bags and pads, small propane tanks (example), personal clothing, headlamps, fire starting materials (newspaper, small starter logs, or kindling).

Nothing! Please follow Leave No Trace ethics at the yurt. Do not leave propane canisters, food, or anything at the yurt. Leave it better than you found it!

Near Butte Meadows, along Colby Creek in Lassen National Forest. Here is a link to the location in Google Maps.

It is a 1.3 mile hike, ski, or snowshoe to reach the yurt.

Yes, ONLY if they are well behaved and their owners clean up after them. All dog waste should be packed out. Outside of the yurt, users should follow Lassen National Forest’s regulations.

$50 per night for CSU, Chico students and $75 per night for all others.

Payment is required to reserve your dates. This can be done by following the steps at the top of this page.

We do not offer refunds. If there is extremely bad weather, we may let you move your reserved date(s) to another date that is available.