About this listing
The Yurt In The Woods is 30 ft in diameter which offers 700 spacious sq. ft. It's surrounded by trees. The yurt has pure spring water coming from the tap.
A two night stay is required for weekends. During the month of August, I require a minimal of two nights.
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 new memory foam queen size mattress(10/16) 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. There will be firewood in the yurt for your use and instructions of where to find cut and dry firewood for your use in the woodstove. And, a Rinnai thermostat controlled heater lets you sleep through the night without having to get up to feed the woodstove. There is no Wi-Fi and most people have no cell phone service.
During the months of August and October there is a minimum of a two night stay requested.
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
•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.
You have access to a fire circle(wood from woods - not woodstove firewood - please), 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.
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.
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
Green Mountain Trail
Marsh Billings Rockefeller NP Trails
Mount Peg Trails
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.
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.
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.
•American Precision Museum in Windsor VT
•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.
•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.
Quiet time is from 10:00 PM until 8:00 AM
Check-in is 3PM & Check-out is 11AM
Please start the dishwasher with your dirty dishes by 10:30 AM on the day of your departure.
Absolutely No Smoking
Please do not use propane or woodstove if you have the windows off of the yurt. Please either put the windows on or dress warmer. We strive to always be eco-conscious and running the heat with the windows off is not allowed.
Outside Fire circle - Use wood from woods only - not stacked firewood.
I like not charging a cleaning fee. So, please be considerate of the space and tidy up after yourself. And, please help us to be eco-conscious.
It would be greatly appreciated if our guests did not move furniture around.
You must recycle and compost any food - area of receptacles is located under the kitchen sink.
Absolutely no coloring of hair or clothing.
Please replace wood that you used from the woodpile behind the yurt - directions on black binder
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
I love living on 50 wooded acres in Vermont. I am a professional who respects privacy, but I Iove people. I am environmentally minded person who really enjoys nature. I love to dance, bike, hike, garden, read, tai chi, hoola hoop, nordic & alpine ski and seek out hot springs on our travels.