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Perfect Winter Getaway: Relax In A Cosy Mongolian Yurt In The Woods

Katherine Notman Katherine Notman - Staff Writer

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When we think of camping it’s usually in the spring or the summer, but there’s no reason why you can’t take a winter break somewhere in the Netherlands. You don’t have to sit and shiver in a tent because there are plenty of glamping spots to consider, and this particular campsite is catered specifically to winter camping.

You can book a stay at Winterwoods until April 2022, and it’s the perfect place to stay cosy amidst nature in one of the most beautiful nature reserves in the Netherlands. In the woods of the Hart van Drenthe reserve, you’ll find an abundance of natural life, from badgers and foxes to deer and birds to whose sweet calls you can listen as you find time to relax amongst the trees.

There’s plenty to do here, too. You can take a bread-making class, learn how to chop wood, and unwind with some yoga. If you’re feeling brave then an instructor will teach you how to bear the refreshing cold of a dip in the lake, or you can take a micro-hike in the woods. After a long walk or a cold dip, you can warm up in the onsite Finnish sauna and then retire to your stunning accommodation.

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Guests at Winterwoods stay in traditional Mongolian yurts which are built to withstand cold much more extreme than that of the Netherlands. You can be sure to stay toasty, with plenty of throws and blankets and a wood-burning stove in the centre of each yurt. These yurts are furnished traditionally and they look unbelievably cosy.

Prices vary but it’s around €180 per person for two nights midweek and €240 on a weekend. The prices decrease depending on how many people are staying, so if there are 4 of you midweek you can expect to pay €130 per person, and you can book your stay via the website.

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