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Tipi - White Mountain Views and Privacy

SuperhostLyman, New Hampshire, United States
Tipi hosted by Sharon
6 guests2 beds0 baths
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This large tipi (teepee) is comfortably furnished and has an indoor fire pit for an open, crackling fire. You are unlikely to encounter any other humans while exploring the surrounding woods and land but be prepared to meet deer, turkey, partridge, and even moose!

The space
Enjoy a unique experience and stay overnight in a tipi. This is not a tipi campground where you have other parties all around you either intruding on your peace and quiet or forcing you to stay quiet yourselves. This is a single tipi in a private wooded setting of 31 acres allowing you to get connected to nature, enjoy the serene setting, and have fun.

Guest access
The tipi is large -- about 22 feet in diameter and 24 feet tall. It has a fire pit in the center, of course, to create that wonderful ambiance of an open, crackling fire. The tipi is equipped with long-handled retractable forks for easy marshmallow toasting, a grate for cooking, candles, and everything you need for building a fire.

The comfortable furnishings consist of four (plus two more outside) 5-foot-long log "couches" -- basically high-end benches. There are also several end tables. And there are sleeping platforms so you can stretch out your legs when night falls: the platforms consist of four "tables" that can be arranged to form two twin beds or one queen bed (bring your own padding and blankets). During the day, stack them up to save space and use them as counters.

When you're not enjoying the tipi, you are welcome to explore the 31 acres of private land, as well as the 250 acres of the very-close-by Hobbs Fern Sanctuary. You are unlikely to encounter any other humans while in the woods but be prepared to meet deer, turkey, partridge, and even moose! You may see signs of the large pileated woodpecker or hear its crazy-sounding cackling call.

There are a couple beaver ponds very close to the tipi with a picnic table conveniently located so you can watch the birds and enjoy the view of the ponds and nearby hills while eating lunch. Near dusk, walk quietly down to the pond and you may see a beaver swimming around. I have found that they like to show off a little and will repeatedly swim back and forth in order to give spectators a nice little show.

About a quarter-mile above the tipi is a beautiful ridge providing gorgeous views out to the Presidential mountains and Franconia Ridge. Interesting boulders, mushrooms, wildflowers, ferns, raspberries, and blackberies are plentiful throughout the property. At Hobbs Fern Sanctuary there are about four miles of trails, including a Cliff Loop that first brings you along the base of a tall ledge and then up over its top. The sanctuary has two ponds and lots of pretty ferns and wildflowers.

For those that are musically inclined, the tipi is a fun place to jam with acoustical instruments and have sing-alongs. In the evening as you're falling asleep to the glow of the fire, you are likely to hear the barred owl hooting. It is a wonderful experience to doze to the sounds of nature and a crackling fire.

The tipi rental includes the following:
- Use of the tipi and its furnishings
- Firewood, kindling, and fire-starter materials
- Useful information for staying at a tipi, including directions on how to start a fire
- Use of a cooking grate, long-handled forks for marshmallow toasting, and a kettle for heating water for coffee, tea, or hot chocolate
- Overview of the private 31 acres so that your explorations will be more directed if you wish them to be
- Trail information for accessing and walking at Hobbs Fern Sanctuary
- Information on local services such as convenience stores and restaurants

Other things to note
Firewood is included with the tipi rental, so the rental price is based on season due to varying firewood usage. Please refer to the calendar for rates. The tipi is available for rent roughly from April through November.

Remember to bring your own sleeping bags or bedrolls, pillows, and padding. Some thin yoga mats are provided for your use but it's always nice to have extra cushioning.

If you plan on cooking, please bring your own cookware, utensils, and dishes. A kettle for heating water, and marshmallow forks are provided.

The price includes the rental of the entire tipi and private use of the 31 acres -- you get to decide how many people you are comfortable sharing it with -- there are no stringent restrictions or extra charges for more than two people. For sleeping, the tipi can comfortably house six adults; for hanging out, it can easily fit a dozen adults. There is room to pitch a tent near the tipi for overflow sleeping space.

Generally speaking, the tipi is a non-manicured, wilderness experience.  We do lots of tipi and property maintenance and try to keep the driveway and main trail to the ridge clear, but trees fall down and you may have to step over some tree trunks. 

Lately there has been a lot of beaver activity right by the footbridge.  It's really fun to see all the pointed stumps of the trees they have taken down, but that does mean things aren't as tidy as some would like.

There are no kickball fields.  Most of the land is forested with rolling hills.  It is wooded and wild which means there are ticks.  Ticks are often more plentiful in the spring and fall so you should use the standard precautions for any outdoor activity.

The tipi and the land it sits on are a wonderful way to experience the wildness of nature.  Wildflowers pop up seemingly overnight in the spring, later on there will be lots of raspberries and blackberries.  If you're into nature, there's always something intriguing to discover - new-to-you plants, flowers, berries, trees, mushrooms; the ever-changing properties of the ponds and brook; beavers, turkey, pileated woodpeckers, and deer; the hoot of a barred owl; and beautiful mountain views. It's a great back-to-nature experience.
This large tipi (teepee) is comfortably furnished and has an indoor fire pit for an open, crackling fire. You are unlikely to encounter any other humans while exploring the surrounding woods and land but be prepared to meet deer, turkey, partridge, and even moose!

The space
Enjoy a unique experience and stay overnight in a tipi. This is not a tipi campground where you have other parties all ar…

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Lyman, New Hampshire, United States

The tipi is located near Littleton, New Hampshire. If you wish to explore farther afield than the tipi's private setting, the White Mountains of New Hampshire are nearby as are many hiking and walking opportunities both locally as well as in Vermont. Other fun activities in the area include shopping, checking out waterfalls and covered bridges, getting lost in a corn maze, or swimming or paddling in the ponds and lakes.
The tipi is located near Littleton, New Hampshire. If you wish to explore farther afield than the tipi's private setting, the White Mountains of New Hampshire are nearby as are many hiking and walking opportuni…

Hosted by Sharon

Joined in May 2014
  • 72 Reviews
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I love hiking and nature and practicing Tai Chi. The tipi sits on a special piece of land with an ever-changing array of wildflowers, neat mushrooms and rocks, mini cliffs, views of the Presidentials and Franconia Ridge of the White Mountains, beaver ponds, and a babbling brook. I never get tired of exploring the land and it is simply magical to spend the night in the tipi with the sounds of the crackling fire and hooting owls.
I love hiking and nature and practicing Tai Chi. The tipi sits on a special piece of land with an ever-changing array of wildflowers, neat mushrooms and rocks, mini cliffs, views o…
During your stay
At check-in time, the tipi will be set up and the gate to the land unlocked. Guests can arrive anytime after check-in time. Please respect the checkout time to allow the caretaker to prep for the next guests.

There will be no manager on-site at the tipi so all questions should be resolved before your arrival. There will be lots of information about the local area and activities at the tipi.

If you can reach me during your stay, I will be happy to help in whatever way I can. However, keep in mind that you may not have access to phone or Internet service, and I may not be available to receive calls or emails.

Contact info for the owner is located in the tipi.
At check-in time, the tipi will be set up and the gate to the land unlocked. Guests can arrive anytime after check-in time. Please respect the checkout time to allow the caretake…
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Pets are allowed