Yurt In The Woods

Yurt - Entire home/apt · Cobb Hill Road, Hartland, VT 05048, United States

The Yurt In The Woods is 30 foot in diameter which offers 700 spacious square feet. It is surrounded by trees, flower gardens and a kitchen garden that you are welcome to pick from. The yurt has pure spring water coming from the tap.

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The Yurt In The Woods is 30 foot in diameter which offers 700 spacious square feet. It is surrounded by trees, flower gardens and a kitchen garden that you are welcome to pick from. The yurt has pure spring water coming from the tap.

The Space

A long driveway in the woods leads you to a secluded yurt.

The yurt offers an unique lodging experience with modern amenities. The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas range/stove and all necessary cooking utensils. It has a full size refrigerator, deep sink, Bosch dishwasher, toaster oven, microwave, tea kettle, coffee maker and complete cooking and dining equipment. The living space is decorated tastefully with an extra comfortable queen size futon(not your ordinary mattress). The bedroom space has a Serta pillow top queen size mattress that is well appointed with cotton sheets for your sleeping comfort. The bathroom has standard porcelain fixtures, as well as, a charming claw foot bathtub that has a shower. Cozy soft cotton towels wait on a shelf for your use. The bathroom has a big closet and dresser for storing your belongings. The yurt is heated by a woodstove. And, a Rinnai thermostat controlled heater lets you sleep through the night without having to get up to feed the woodstove.

The yurt is just steps from the Hartland Winter Trail system – cross-country skiing and/or snowshoeing, as well as, hiking. The fauna and flora of Vermont are plentiful around the yurt. In the winter, you will hear the hooting of owls. In the spring, you will hear the songs of the spring peepers. In the summer, you hear the beautiful melodies of the birds. In the fall, you’ll enjoy the magnificent colors of the deciduous trees and the display of mushrooms along the trails.

It is located 8 minutes from I-91. A short drive of 30 minutes on I-91 N gets you to Dartmouth College. Woodstock, Vermont is only 15 minutes away where Suicide Six Ski Resort and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is located. Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee, Vermont is only 15 minutes away. Killington and Okemo ski areas are located 45 minutes away.

Alpine Ski Areas:
•Quechee Lakes – 15 minutes away
•Suicide Six – 20 minutes away
•Whaleback Mountain is 31 minutes away
•Killington, Pico and Okemo are located 45 minutes away.
•Stowe is 1 hour 28 minutes away
•Dartmouth Skiway 50 minutes away

Nordic Skiing:
•Right out the yurt door are amazing groomed double tracked and snowshoe trails with varying degrees of difficulty. You may find trail maps at Hartland Winter Trails - (website hidden)
•Quechee Lakes - 15 minutes (flat terrain - groomed)
•Woodstock Resort - 15 minutes

Nordic Ski Rentals available at Quechee Inn at Marshland Farms: (website hidden)

The Skunk Hollow Tavern is 2 miles from the yurt. Wednesday nights you’ll find locals and out of towner’s on the stage for open mic. Friday nights brings amazing bands ranging from blues, jazz, bluegrass, rock, to Cuban music. The Harpoon Brewery is located about 10 minutes away where you can get a great burger/sandwich and a fresh micro-brew. The Windsor Station is 15 minutes away and is a good option for family dining at a historic train station. Last, but one of our favorites is only 15 minutes away - The Worthy Kitchen which hosts many local foods and craft beers from all over the US.

Guest Access

You have access to a fire circle, hiking trails and local area attractions.

Interaction with Guests

We only interact with guests upon their arrival. This is to answer questions they might have and to offer instructions pertaining to the woodstove, windows and dome.

The Neighborhood

I love the peaceful solitude, as well as, the bird songs, the coyote calls at night, the hooting owls and the spring peeper's choruses.

Getting around

There is no public transportation.

There is plenty of parking at the Yurt.

The nearest airport is in West Lebanon, NH - 25 minutes away.

Manchester, NH airport is 1hour 33minutes

Burlington, VT airport is 1hour 37minutes

Boston Logan Airport is 2hours 30minutes approx.

Bradley International is 2hours 30minutes approx.

Grocery Stores all within 20 minutes of the Yurt:
BG’s – located downtown Hartland off of Rte. 12 back towards the interstate has a small selection of grocery items including their own cut meat.

Mike’s Gas & Deli – located downtown Hartland off of Rte. 12/5 back towards the interstate has a good beverage selection, nice deli sandwiches and fried chicken

White River Junction
Upper Valley Food Coop – 193 N Main St, White River Junction, VT (phone number hidden)

***They offer whole food and a lot of local produce. We highly recommend them.

Left onto Cobb Hill Rd.
Right onto Mace Hill Rd.
At stop sign turn right
At next stop sign turn left onto Rt. 12
At stop in Hartland town center go straight
At next stop sign in Hartland town center take a slight left onto Rt. 5 North
Follow into White River Junction area
At second stop light you encounter go straight and the Coop is just ahead on your left hand side.

Price Chopper – located past I-91 exit only 2 miles toward the historical town of Windsor

Other Things to Note

Hartland Winter Trails
Mt. Ascutney Trails
Applachian Trail
Long Trail
Green Mountain Trail
Marsh Billings Rockefeller NP Trails
Mount Peg Trails

Swimming Options:
Hartland Dam – Approximately 7-8 miles – Take Rte. 5 North to North Hartland and make a left turn onto Clay Hill Road(by fire station). The North Hartland Reservoir road will be approximately 1 mile on your right. Fees - $1.00 anyone over 12 years of age. There is a sweet little hiking trail there too.

Lake Pinneo – Take right out of driveway, go to stop sign, take right onto Rte. 12. Go to next stop where Rte. 12 intersects with Rte. 4 and take a right turn – go about 2 miles. Take the left turn onto Lakeland Dr./Murphy Rd. by a stonework sign. Follow road staying to your right down to the lake.
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Lull’s Brooke – Take a left turn out of driveway. Go to stop sign at Mace Hill Rd. and turn right. At next stop sign turn right. Turn left at next stop sign onto Rte. 5 North. Go to Hartland Three Corners(center of town) intersection stop sign turn right. At immediate next stop sign go straight. You will very soon see a sign for the library – turn right and use their parking lot. There are trails in front and behind the library that are fun for exploring water swimming/play with children. (free)

Silver Lake State Park – Swim and/or rent canoes. Located in Barard VT 30 minutes away from the yurt.
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Winter Swimming

Upper Valley Aquatic Center
100 Arboretum Ln White River Junction, VT (phone number hidden)

Turn left out of yurt driveway
Turn right onto Mace Hill Rd.
Turn right at stop sign to stay on Mace Hill Rd.
Turn left onto Rte. 12
In center of Hartland at stop sign go straight onto Rt 5 North
Travel approximately 8.4 miles
Turn right onto Aboretum lane

Things To Do In The Area:

•Great River Outfitters((email hidden)/‎) of Windsor Vermont has a great deal for a 4 hour inner tube float down the Connecticut River. They drop you off 5 miles up the CT river and you float down to their facility. It is $25.00 person and you can rent a cooler float for your beverages and food. Great River Outfitters is located in the same complex as Harpoon Brewing Co. (which serves great sandwiches for lunch and dinner((website hidden)). Approximately 8 minutes away from the yurt. Great River Outfitters offers other activities too.

•Path of Life in Windsor VT is a lovely walk amongst hedge mazes and sculptures.
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•American Precision Museum in Windsor VT
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•Large Covered Bridge in Windsor VT that crosses the Connecticut River.

•Quechee Gorge in Quechee VT offers a nice short hike to a rapidly flowing river and view of the gorge. Approximately 18 minutes away from the yurt.
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•Quechee Antique Mall has Antiques .

•Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) is a raptor center open to the public with daily presentations it is located in Quechee. (website hidden)/‎

•Hanover NH is 30 minutes away and hosts the ivy league college Dartmouth. The town of Hanover boast with college town appeal.

•The Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is located in Woodstock VT . There are nice hikes and an interpretive carriage barn that offers information about the parks history. The town of Woodstock itself is an affluent touristy town. Approximately 15 minutes away from the yurt. Also, at the park is a nice ranger led presentation of the Mansion and grounds. (website hidden)
*******Hiking trails open during government shut-down

•Billings Farm in Woodstock is a nice tourist farm across from the National Park. It is very child friendly. There are wagon rides in the summer and sleigh rides in the winter. (website hidden)

•There are hiking trails behind the yurt as well.

•Mt. Ascutney Observation tower (24.5ft) hike to tower takes approximately 1 ½ hours(25 minute drive away)(website hidden)

•Simon Pearce Glass Blowing in Quechee VT is 15 minutes away.

•Simon Pearce Production in Windsor VT near Harpoon Brewer.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $600 /week
Monthly Price: $1900 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • I loved the privacy & cleanliness of this place. A great choice for a couple or family looking for the comforts of home! This was our first experience using Air B&B as well as staying in a yurt. We were looking to stay nearby at The Mansion which was about to change ownership & the old owner recommended this to us. We had a great experience here & the owner has really thought of everything. You have a lot of privacy with the owners being the closest with a half an acre of woods in between. Everything was very clean & little helpful notes around whether it was explaining the composting they do to how to use the wood furnace.

    June 2014
  • Another lovely stay. Thank you so much!

    June 2014
    Response from Angela:

    Jean - we will keep on welcoming your lovely family.

    June 2014
  • The Yurt in the Woods is a gem. It's secluded, private, romantic, whimsical, yet somehow very familiar and comfortable, as if you've always been there and are coming back to where you belong. From art pieces to crystals to candles to books of nature and poetry and hope, it is clear that Angela has so carefully added personal touches to make this a home away from home.

    In the twelve brief hours we spent here, we did everything the yurt had to offer. We slept the best few hours we've ever slept together, awakened by the beauty of a circle of blue beginning to glow from the dome of the yurt. We ate muffins and drank coffee for hours in the clawfoot tub, while breezes of lilacs filled the morning air. We used the ipod port to play our own best music, dancing our feet over the softest rug imaginable. When it was time to go, we spent our last hour outside doing yoga in the grass by the garden, and laying still on our backs on the patio, gazing up at the warm midday sun. No better time could we have imagined to spend anywhere else on the planet.

    Angela, though we did not meet her due to scheduling, was so helpful in preparing us for our weekend. When we told her we were in town for hiking and the balloon festival, she gave us such good feedback on where to go to see the most beautiful things the region had to offer. She was just a goddess of empathy and excitement for us, from start to finish.

    We can't wait to return "home" for many years to come. :)

    June 2014
  • Thank you for an absolutely lovely stay in the Yurt! The surroundings are so peaceful, and you have created a truly welcoming atmosphere. We were really happy to be able to use the kitchen amenities to cook a meal also. Much love from Boston / Montreal!

    June 2014
  • Angela and Jonathan were very responsive and welcoming. We will always remember our stay at the Yurt. I want to live in this yurt forever....We were lucky to experience a wonderful night of steady rain on the Yurt roof...We brought our camp chairs and sat outside on the deck...just listening to the woods and birdsong. The chairs also were handy for our campfire night. We loved cooking in the kitchen; our only outside meal was a made to order lunchtime sandwich at the Woodstock Farmer's Market...YUMM! The only regret we had was that we only booked TWO nights for the yurt...it should have been longer!

    June 2014
  • The Yurt in the Woods was amazing! My husband and myself and our almost 4 year old twins had a fantastic Memorial Day weekend here. The girls were thrilled by the round house and I was equally thrilled with the beautiful decor and easy feel it provided. We (email hidden)-op near DHMC for a few groceries and enjoyed meals in the yurt as well as at local spots. Andrea's suggestion for the Worthy Kitchen in Woodstock was right on, and the kids loved the King Arthur Flour cafe. Both were nearby. We wound up spending time at the Montshire Museum on two days of our trip, which I would also highly recommend if you have kids and it was also nearby. The property was beautiful and we saw a hummingbird, salamanders, beautiful rocks and flowers. The yurt is just an inviting and gracious space and we can't wait to return!

    May 2014
  • The yurt was amazing And so we were the amenities. This place is priceles...i highly recommend the yurt to anyone who has the opportunity..this is definetly omen place that will never be forgotten.

    Thank you angela

    May 2014
  • Although we didn't get to meet Angela, it is clear how hospitable she is. There was a fire going in the wood stove upon our arrival on a damp, chilly night. This yurt is amazing. So clean and spacious. My wife and I spent our 2nd anniversary here, and it is the perfect atmosphere - cozy and secluded. Plenty of towns and activities in the vicinity. Check out Hartland Diner for some amazing breakfast; we ate there all three mornings we were there.

    My wife and I discussed making this a reoccurring place to stay. We definitely didn't want to leave. Thank you for the amazing experience, Angela!

    May 2014
  • We had such a wonderful time here. It was a deeply relaxing escape from our busy lives and so nice to spend a few days enjoying the woods. The yurt was cozy and clean and had everything we needed. The tub is amazing, the bed was so comfortable, and the wood stove kept us warm at night.

    I appreciated Angela's thoughtfulness, which came through in all of our communication with her before and during our stay. She was very welcoming and enthusiastic when I told her that we'd be traveling with our six month old baby. We are hoping to return for another stay soon.

    May 2014
  • What an amazing experience staying in the Yurt in the Woods for two nights. My boyfriends 30th birthday was on May 5th, and I wanted to surprise him with an exciting weekend getaway that would give him both a new New England experience (he's from the West originally) and some much needed R&R. The YIW was exactly what I had been hoping for - in fact, it was more than I even expected.

    From the very first moment we could see the Yurt through the tree lined driveway, we knew we were in for a treat. Pulling into driveway, we were amazed to see just how private and beautiful the property is. Surrounding the yurt is a large tree-lined yard, complete with a fire pit and sitting logs, a few small gardens, and a wonderful collection of Quartz, Granite, and Slate that were found on the property. We arrived a half hour earlier than expected, and after roaming the grounds I somehow managed to get one bar of service and called Angela (she remarked that I was the only person she had seen get any service at the yurt!). She literally ran down to the Yurt from her house up the street (which you cannot see from the yurt at all) and warmly greeted us. She let us inside, gave us a tour of the place, taught us how to use the wood stove, went over the binder, and then bid us adieu ("I'll come let you in, show you around, and then you won't see me again" - and she meant it!).

    We made dinner in the Yurt the first night, and breakfast the first morning. The kitchen is truly equipped for all your needs, and I really enjoyed the complimentary coffee and hand grinder. We took baths in the claw foot tub, relished the high quality linens, and made many many fires in the wood stove. We slept to the sound of rain batting the yurt and peepers outside both nights, and woke to wind in the trees, birds singing, and the soft sound of the brooks surrounding the property. Truly heavenly.

    We took advantage of the snowshoeing and x-country ski trails that abut the property - you really don't have to go anywhere to hike as the private trails in the area are just wonderful. I think we spotted at least 20 mushroom species and were amazed at the incredible quartz, granite, and slate bursting out of the ground everywhere. What a truly magical landscape.

    The second night we ate dinner at Worth Kitchen - and worth it was! After leaving the Yurt we walked around Woodstock for a while which we also really enjoyed.

    I would recommend the Yurt in the Woods to everyone looking for some peace, serenity, nature, and comfort. An incredible deal and experience. Than you Angela & family - we can't wait to come back.

    May 2014
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We love living on 50 wooded acres in Vermont. We are professionals who respect privacy, but love people. We are environmentally minded folk who really enjoy nature. We love to bike, hike, garden, read, tai chi, hoola hoop, nordic & alpine ski and seek out hot springs on our travels.
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