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.
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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.
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.
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.
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)
(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.
(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.
(URL HIDDEN)No cats, please!
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.
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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