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Need a digital detox? Book a yurt at this off-the-grid getaway overlooking Big Bend

2020 feels cursed. It has showered us with disaster after disaster (e.g. worst pandemic in a century, economic collapse, social unrest, and bitter elections). Chances are your phone is buzzing almost every day, if not every other hour, with breaking news of this infinite year.

And even if you only glanced at the news occasionally, the stress of so many alerts and updates may have burned you out.

An escape from the hustle and bustle of 2020 could probably do you some good. Just before time travel, it is best if you are this far from civilization (and its cellular service) on an escape and the world events that keep it ringing keep bothering you.

Step into The Local Chapter, a secluded west Texas oasis where guests can turn off their screens (unsurprisingly, cell phones are less than great in the middle of nowhere), stretch their legs, breathe in the fresh air, and get in rejuvenate nature. The picturesque campsite consists of five luxurious yurts perched on a 392-acre mesa overlooking Big Bend National Park.

Each 573-square-foot yurt has a king-size bed, indoor fireplace, large bathroom with oversized shower, dining table telescope, mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, private deck, fire pit and telescope for star gazing.

On the vacation rental’s Airbnb page, dozens of comments from former guests praised the Insta-worthy accommodations.

“Wow what an amazing place,” wrote David, who stayed in September 2020. “The views are incredible day and night, but the yurt is equally beautiful so it’s difficult to choose between inside and outside. That’s all it seems to be. We didn’t want to go. “

Another lodger was just as enthusiastic about the unobstructed 360-degree view of Big Bend National Park.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better place for the week,” wrote Robin, who stayed in July 2020. “The view is unparalleled … perfect view of the Chisos Mountains and the window on our left and Santa Elena Canyon in the distance on our right. Our yurt was pleasantly cool at 115 degrees and the breeze from the mesa was wonderful in the evening while we gazed at the stars. Very quiet location! We will come back in any case! “

One lucky camper praised Airbnb’s friendly host, Amber

“The local chapter was a great reset for me,” wrote Fabiola, who stayed in August 2020. “It’s really beautiful and Amber was a great host – she answered all of my questions promptly and was there for me during these uncertain COVID times. I can only recommend a visit! “

Amber is called Superhost on Airbnb, a designation reserved for Airbnb hosts and considered something special.

Yurts at The Local Chapter start at $ 421 / night. For more information, please visit thelocalchapter.com or airbnb.com.

Well enough with the words. Why keep talking about these incredible accommodations when we can let these photos speak for us? Scroll down for a peek inside this stunning room.

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What do you think of this West Texas retreat? Is it worth the price? Would you book a stay here? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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