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Discover Yelm


The sleepy little bedroom community of Yelm lies on the outskirts of Washington’s capital between Olympia and Tacoma. Yelm was previously occupied by the Nisqually native people before the settlers came, and the name Yelm is said to mean “heatwave from the sun” in the indigenous language. Considered one of the fastest growing cities in the Evergreen State, Yelm has humble beginnings as a tiny settlement turned agricultural hub. After the arrival of the Northern Pacific Railway in 1873, the town really began to come to life and in 1924, it was finally incorporated.


Yelm is considered a bedroom community of Olympia with most of its residents working outside of their hometown, but the town is incredible in its own right and gives visitors a chance to experience the authentic America we all cherish. When you book an RV in Yelm you’ll have excellent access to neighboring cities like Seattle or Portland, Oregon to the south, as well as many heritage sites and outdoors areas


The Great Outdoors


The Pacific Northwest is easily one of the most gorgeous areas in the world in terms of natural beauty, and all of it is easily reachable in your Yelm RV rental. Before you even leave town, Yelm has multiple parks for you to rest in, relax, and enjoy while you are in town. Yelm City Park, Longmire Community Park, and Cochrane Park are all great places to bath in the sunlight, have a picnic, go for a walk, and observe the fabulous nature around you.


Alder Lake Park is south of town on the banks of Alder Lake and is best visited in the summertime, or in the fall when the leaves begin to change. The lake is teeming with fish so don’t forget your fishing rod. Tiger Mountain State Forest is up north by Seattle and features Tiger Mountain, a monster of a mountain, and over 13,000 acres of protected land.


To the west you can bring your Yelm rental RV to Capitol State Forest named for its proximity to the state capital of Olympia. The Mima Mounds can be found in Capitol State Forest, which remain one of the more mysterious land features we know of. These odd round humps number in the hundreds and are a strange sight to behold when you visit.


Head to the coast and enjoy the beach when you rent an RV in Washington, and see one of many spectacular seaside parks, like Leadbetter Point State Park. Motorcycling, bicycling, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, and even clamming are some of the things you can do here.


Olympia National Forest and Olympic National Park are on the peninsula to the northwest of Yelm and feature some of the most gorgeous wilderness areas imaginable. With coastal wetlands, old growth forests, and awe-inspiring snow-capped mountain peaks, Olympic National Park draws in legions of visitors each year to witness the beauty of Washington.


Mount Rainier National Park is another park worthy of your attention when exploring the area with a Yelm RV rental by owner. You can never truly escape the watchful gaze of Mount Rainier while visiting Yelm because the powerful lone mountain dominates the horizon and provides a stable presence for all in the area. The high alpine meadows are graced with wildflowers of unimaginable beauty and the glacier-carved gorges and magical waterfalls trickle down the slopes.


City Attractions


Yelm is not the liveliest of towns but it still provides visitors with at least a few areas to see and discover. The Yelm Historical Museum provides people a chance to read up and engage with the fantastic history of the area, which goes back thousands of years. The museum operates informational tours four days out of the week during the summer months, and by appointment only during the winter time.


The Pioneer Farm Museum and Ohop Indian Village also seek to educate and inform all who wish to learn about the settlers of the land and the ancient peoples who still live in the region to this day. This living outdoors museum is exceptional at everything it does, with its artifact exhibitions and workshops where guests can craft their own items. The Pioneer Farm Museum also puts on lots of fundraisers and events to benefit the community. For a little change of pace, Nisqually Red Wind Casino is down the road from Yelm and has lots of gaming, live music, dining options, and nightlife.


RV Friendly


While Yelm might not have too many things to do in the town itself, it benefits from being surrounded by breathtaking wilderness and a whole bunch of campgrounds and RV parks. Bring your Yelm motorhome rental to Washington Land Yacht Harbor which specializes in housing the largest vehicles. This park is close to downtown Olympia and walking distance to many attractions the city has to offer.


Lost Lake Resort is a nice place for the Yelm luxury motorhome rental, with its state of the art gym facility, heated pool, private dock, and an isolated lake. Due to Yelm being so close to Mount Rainier National Park, there are lots of campgrounds within the wilderness areas within the park, and around the park as well.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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