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Nomad Ridge




Enjoy an exclusive, adult-only overnight stay at Nomad Ridge at the Wilds! Experience the cozy comfort of a well-appointed private yurt with unique accent features like bamboo flooring and Asian-inspired decor. Sit back on your own personal deck tucked amid trees next the Wilds’ animal pasture areas. Take in the beautiful, sweeping views of the Wilds from the observation deck where you may use your binoculars to look for animals large and small from rhinos to red-tailed hawks!  Relax around the fire ring in the evening, miles and miles from traffic and urban lights, and look up at the grand open skies. Savor dinner and breakfast in settings with magnificent views. Nomad Ridge at the Wilds is open daily May through October (including holidays). 
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What is a yurt?

A traditional yurt is a nomadic-style structure made of canvas stretched over a wooden frame. The yurts at Nomad Ridge are built on platforms and have bamboo floors, screened windows, ceiling fans, solid wood doors and private bathrooms.  Nomad Ridge provides luxury while immersing guests in the outdoor sights and sounds of nature; a truly unique glamping (glamorous camping) experience! 

Overnight Package Includes:

• Choice of a Safari Transport Pass or Open-Air Safari tour for each guest.
• Dinner and breakfast for two
• Staff concierge available 24 hours a day to assist you with your stay.


Nomad Ridge offers different Yurt styles to fit your specific needs:
Grand Yurt (One King-Sized Bed)
For guests wanting to experience the best of what Nomad Ridge has to offer the Grand Yurt is without a doubt the “deluxe of the deluxe” when it comes to glamping at the Wilds.  The largest yurt provides guests with a king-sized bed, plush lounging area, bathroom including a two-person shower as well as a mini-refrigerator and Keurig brewer, a selection of complimentary coffees and teas will be provided as well as complimentary soaps, towels and bed linens.  This yurt has climate control with an adjustable thermostat, a definite bonus feature!  Enjoy your personal deck with sweeping, unobstructed views of the animal pastures.  Grand Yurt guests have their own parking area and negotiate several steps to access the yurt as it is nestled against the hillside.
Price: $483.00 (includes tax)  $435.49 (includes tax)
Premium Yurts
Our two Premium Yurts each provide guests with a king-sized bed, plush seating area, bathroom including a shower, mini refrigerator and Keurig brewer, a selection of complimentary coffees and teas will be provided as well as complimentary soaps, towels and bed linens.  These Yurts are climate controlled with adjustable thermostats. Guests park next to their yurts and have just a short pathway with no steps to their entrances; each yurt provides a wooded view of the animal pastures from their deck. 
Price: $424.37 (includes tax)  $382.73 (includes tax)
Woodland Yurts
We offer nine Woodland Yurts available with either a Queen or two single beds.  Each Woodland Yurt also has a plush seating area, bathroom including a shower and Keurig brewer, a selection of complimentary coffees and teas will be provided as well as complimentary soaps, towels and bed linens.  A space heater and portable air conditioning unit have been provided to help manage temperature extremes. Please note the portable units are not intended to have the same effect as climate control and guests may notice a fluctuation in temperatures throughout their stay. Woodland Yurt guests park near their yurts and may access their yurts with several steps as the yurts are positioned against the hillside.  Each Woodland Yurt has its own personal deck and a mixture of wooded and partially wooded views of the animal pastures.  One Woodland Yurt is ADA Accessible with two single beds and parking located next to the yurt for easy access.
Price: $365.75 (includes tax)  $329.97 (includes tax)

Arrival and Departure

Check-in 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Check-out by 11:00 a.m.


-  If your reservation is canceled more than 14 days prior to your stay, you will be charged a $50 processing fee.   If your reservation is canceled within 14 days of your stay, you will not receive a refund.
- No pets are allowed anywhere on the Wilds’ property. Guests are not permitted to leave their pets in vehicles in the parking lot.
- A late fee of $25/hour will be assessed if arrangements to arrive after 4 p.m. are not made in advance.

Weather and Road Conditions

The Wilds is beautiful in every season of the year, however weather can be extreme.  In case of cancelation, late arrival, or early departure because of weather, no refund will be given.
For the safety and comfort of our guests we do not permit smoking inside the yurts. Check with us if you have any questions.
*Prices and hours are subject to change.


Add a special experience to your Nomad Ridge Stay:

During their stay Nomad Ridge guests can book the following special experiences at exclusive discounted rates.
  • Wildside Tours $60 pp
  • Sunset Safaris $40 pp
  • Horseback Safaris $20 pp
  • Wilds Zipline Safari $59 pp
  • Fishing Safaris $50 pp *Minimum 2 required
  • Sunset Wildside Tours $60 pp
  • Sunset Horseback Safaris $45 pp
To book your special experience please call 740-638-5030 today!