Yurt Rental on 80 private acres

Yurt - Entire home/apt · Mason Rd, Waterville, NY 13480, United States

Loomis Lair consists of 80 private acres of forest and fields with wonderful views and hiking trails throughout. Private, Quiet and Peaceful in 16' Yurt.

Your host, Michael
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Loomis Lair consists of 80 private acres of forest and fields with wonderful views and hiking trails throughout. Private, Quiet and Peaceful in 16' Yurt.

The Space

Loomis Lair- (website hidden)

We invite you to explore the legends of the "Loomis Gang" and Nine Mile Swamp.Located near the Village of Waterville in Central Leatherstocking Country of
New York State. Waterville is known for the notorious family of outlaws, The Loomis Gang, the largest Organized Crime Family in 19th Century America. Loomis Lair is where the Loomis Homestead once stood, before it was burned by a local vigilante Mob in 1866. Waterville was also known as the Hop Capital of the Country from the mid 1800's to the mid 1900's and is the birth place of George Eastman, who founded the Eastman Kodak Company.

Recreational activities abound with Canoeing and Fishing in the near-by Sangerfield River in Nine Mile Swamp, Hiking, X-country Skiing, Snowmobiling and Horseback Riding are close-by at the Charles E. Baker State Forest, a continuous unit of State Land that encompasses 9,414 acres. It is one of the largest solid blocks of NYS public lands outside the Catskills and the Adirondack forest preserves. The Beaver Creek State Forest and the Brookfield Rail Road State Forest also provide good outdoor recreational opportunities.

Loomis Lair consists of 80 private acres of forest and fields with wonderful views and hiking trails throughout. Conveniently located near both Route 20 and Route 12 and is less than 10 miles to the Village of Hamilton, home of Colgate University. Make Loomis Lair your centrally located base of operations for your vacation to Central New York State.

Plenty of windows, screen door, shades and a giant bubble dome on top that can be opened for ventilation. Water, Semi-private shower and toilet facilities inside yurt.

Very accessible - drive right in - Four steps to deck level!

Hiking Trails throughout the property.

Yurt includes:

One Queen Bed / Futon, One Twin Bed / Chair
Bed Linens (bring your own towels)

Microwave,Toaster, Coffee maker, 2 burner electric stove (no oven)
Small refrigerator, Dishes, Pots and Pans, Picnic table, 2 Adirondack Chairs, Small CD/radio player

Guest Access

There is only one Yurt at Loomis Lair. This gives you exclusive use of all 80 acres.

Interaction with Guests

You will be greeted, given a key and shown around the Yurt. I am available at any time by phone and text. I am here to maintain the property and for the safety of the Guests and to help, if needed.

The Neighborhood

Beautiful Rural Farm Country. Rolling Hills of Forest and Field. Peace, quiet and solitude.

Other Things to Note

There are 4 Angora Goats, 15 Ducks (Cayuga, Campbells and Pekin) and 2 Roman Geese that are raised on the property. There is also a 12 year old Female Portuguese Water Dog.

Guests are welcome to visit the animals.
Fresh, pasture raised Duck eggs are available to Guests at no charge.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Futon
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $550 /week
Monthly Price: $2200 /month
Security Deposit: $125
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Where to even start? This was the PERFECT getaway for us. Michael was so responsive and informative. He has such a kind soul and literally has thought of everything to make you feel at home in the yurt. Michael was available if you needed him but otherwise ensured your privacy. We really enjoyed listening to all of his knowledge about the land and Loomis family. The yurt is even better than described!!! This little gem has it all! So comfortable, clean, and welcoming. The views are breathtaking. I can't even tell you how amazing the area looks at night too- I have never seen so many stars in the sky or the forests glistening with firefly light- it is truly magical. Also, I have camped in tents nearly my whole life- yet, I had never seen as much wildlife as I did on this property! You really feel in tune with nature- deer, woodchucks, rabbits, finches, wild turkey, even a coyote/ wolf (couldn't tell which!). On the fourth day, my husband and I left feeling rejuvenated, but really sad because truthfully I think I could live in that yurt!!! Michael thank you so much for such a beautiful retreat. We will absolutely be booking our next trip with you very soon!!!

    July 2014
  • We enjoyed our stay at this immaculately kept yurt. Michael was a great host. Beautiful surroundings....Hamilton is a great little town!

    June 2014
  • I have to say- this was THE BEST experience i have ever had on airbnb. The Yurt is comfortable, fully equipped, peaceful, private, has an AMAZING view, within walking distance to other scenic views and i totally recommend staying here! Aside from the awesome yurt, Michael is such a thoughtful host. You will feel as if you are staying in a "BnB". Anything you need to know or want, Michael will have the answer! My friends and I had a blast and I am sure you will too!

    PS. dont forget to check out his farms and ask for some delicious duck eggs!

    May 2014
  • Great weekend away. So peaceful. It was the perfect get away from NYC for my husband's 40th. We will definitely be back.

    April 2014
  • Have been back to Loomis Lair many times. We love it! Now, if only we could get our teenage son to stop growing, we would all fit better! Still, warm and cozy in a gorgeous setting.

    March 2014
  • Loomis Lair, and Michael, were amazing! The location is absolutely beautiful, even in the dead of winter, and so relaxing. Michael is so helpful - he even helped us get our car up the snowy driveway!

    I would definitely recommend renting here - I've already referred friends who have booked, and my girlfriends and I are planning on visiting again in the spring!

    March 2014
  • Yes it is a bit of a drive from the city, but it is WORTH IT! This is my 3rd experience with Airbnb and the best yet. My boyfriend and I were looking for a quiet escape from the city, and this fit the bill. The yurt is so cozy, bigger than we expected, (the pictures do not do it justice) and kept us warm through the night as we fell asleep looking at the stars. The property is gorgeous and is at the perfect elevation to offer spectacular views. The best part of our stay, though, was Michael himself. He is an expert host and has clearly thought of everything. He really listens to his guests and has had so many at this point that he knows exactly what his guests want before they even ask. It is very refreshing to meet someone so passionate about the land, its preservation, and its history. We also had the pleasure of meeting his wife Carol, dog Gracie and his goats, geese, and ducks. They are all out of sight of the yurt but a phone call and short hike away should you need anything. I really have no complaints! We will certainly be back to see the terrain and hike the trails once the snow clears up. Thanks again Michael!

    February 2014
  • Michael is a great host and his rental has a lot to offer. The yurt is well equipped and kept my family warm even when the outside thermometer read -10°F. Michael offered us duck eggs and told us about the Loomis History. My family really enjoyed their stay!

    January 2014
  • This was my third stay at the yurt (and will not be my last!) As always it was wonderful having my own little oasis of peace and quiet as I visited family over the holidays. There was one minor snafu with one of the heaters/power strips but Michael dealt with it right away. He is an excellent and attentive host but will also leave you your privacy. I can't recommend the yurt highly enough!

    December 2013
  • This was our second stay at Michael's yurt. It is a wonderful, warm space with an incredible view. Michael is the perfect host.He goes the extra mile to make guests feel welcome and comfortable without being intrusive.

    I have recommended the yurt to family and friends visiting the area. We will definitely be back. The first two trips have been family events but we really want to get back for some vacation time to explore the trails.

    thanks Michael!

    November 2013
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Hamilton Central School, State University of New York at Morrisville, Excelsior College, Rochester Institute of Technology
Loomis Lair
This is a picture of me in my Colorado Yurt Company hat. I grew-up in Hamilton, NY, the home of Colgate University, which is about 10 miles from Loomis Lair. I went to Morrisville College (AAS-Mechanical Engineering Technology), Excelsior College (BS-Art and Design) and Rochester Institute of Technology (MFA- Industrial Design). I have lived in Connecticut for 12 years now and for 10 years before that in Ithaca, NY. I have designed and fabricated Exhibits and Furniture for many years and I have more recently taught Industrial Design and Graphic Design at the college level. I have been involved with the historic restoration of two houses and I was also a founding Board Member and the Secretary of the City Point Historic District Neighborhood Association in New Haven, CT. I have missed not living around the beautiful forests and fields of Central New York. I wanted to return to my roots in a place that I love and work toward achieving a more self-sustainable lifestyle. I am the founder, owner and operator of Loomis Lair Yurt Rentals, since March of 2010.
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