Yurt at dusk after snow fall.  16 foot Yurt for Rent at Loomis Lair on 80 private acres (My dog Gracie, resting on the deck)

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

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.

NEW State-of-the-Art Rinnai EnergySaver® Direct Vent Wall Furnace. Warm and Cozy.

The space

Loomis Lair-NEW State-of-the-Art Rinnai EnergySaver® Direct Vent Wall Furnace. Warm and Cozy.

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:
NEW State-of-the-Art Rinnai EnergySaver® Direct Vent Wall Furnace. Warm and Cozy

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 w/ Smaller Freezer, Dishes, Pots and Pans, Picnic table, 4 Adirondack Chairs, Small 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.

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.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit: $150
Weekend Price: $125 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Sheets, Pillows and Blankets provided
Bring your own Towels

Use of Yurt

· Always close windows and dome when you are not at the yurt! Storms come up quickly in the area and can be very intense at times.

(URL HIDDEN)One queen size bed/futon and one twin size bed/futon chair are provided with linens.

(URL HIDDEN)Please bring your own towels!


(URL HIDDEN)Two burner electric stove unit (no oven)

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(URL HIDDEN)Charcoal grill (bring your own charcoal and lighter fluid)

(URL HIDDEN)Small refrigerator / no freezer

(URL HIDDEN)Dishes and pots & pans and utensils are provided for very basic cooking.

Drinking Water

(URL HIDDEN)Fresh, cold and filtered Spring Water right from the Yurt Kitchen Faucet

Campfires & Smoking

(URL HIDDEN)No smoking inside the yurt!

(URL HIDDEN)Please feel free to have fires in the ring provided. There is plenty of downed wood to collect.


(URL HIDDEN)Well behaved dogs are welcome! If your dog likes to lounge on furniture, please bring your own blankets to protect ours.

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At the end of your stay

(URL HIDDEN)Leave all dishes/pots and utensils washed and put away.

(URL HIDDEN)Please strip sheets off bed(s) and stuff into a pillow case.

(URL HIDDEN)Please take your trash and recycling with you.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

149 Reviews

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Joel User Profile
June 2017
The yurt was comfortable and clean. The location was quiet, serene, and beautiful. We loved our stay.

Jeremy User Profile
June 2017
Love it

Janet User Profile
May 2017
It was a nice quiet place to stay at weather wasn't great it rained.

Laura User Profile
May 2017
The yurt is such an amazing place to stay, and Michael is a wonderfully accommodating host. This was our third visit, and each time we have more fun! We were able to unwind both indoors and while exploring the land. We'll definitely be back again!

Andrea User Profile
May 2017
If you are looking for a unique and gorgeous spot to stay in, try this yurt! It is cozy and comfortable, and Michael is a very attentive host. He checks in to make sure everything is ok and is very quick to reply when you contact him. The location is an easy drive (<20 minutes) to Colgate, so if you want an alternative to options right in Hamilton, this is an excellent choice!

Veda User Profile
April 2017
The yurt is clean and well laid out. The views from the yurt are unbeatable. Our dog had a lovely time running around the large property. Michael was very available throughout our stay. It was wonderful to visit his ducks and goats as well.

Sara User Profile
March 2017
We enjoyed our visit and will be definitely be back. The yurt is in a beautiful and secluded setting. Highly recommended!

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Waterville, New York, United States · Joined in February 2012
Michael User ProfileMichael is a superhost.

This is a picture of me while Canoeing the Sangerfield River in the beautiful Nine Mile Swamp. The Yurt at Loomis Lair is located nearby, perched high above the Swamp.

I grew-up in Hamilton, NY, the home of Colgate University, which is about 10 miles from Loomis Lair. I went to School at Morrisville College (AAS-Mechanical Engineering Technology), Excelsior College (BS-Art and Design) and Rochester Institute of Technology (MFA- Industrial Design).

I have lived and worked in New Haven, CT, Los Angeles, CA, Rochester, Ithaca and Hamilton, 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 missed not being 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.

Loomis Lair, Waterville, NY

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