Description of Glamping Units
This unique tipi rental is in an off-the-grid location on Chloe's Lake in Saugerties, New York, and can accommodate up to four guests. The tipi is 18 feet in diameter and is handmade and painted by the artists at Nomadics Tipi Makers, a company based out of Oregon.
Almost everything is custom-made to the highest standards: the tipi and liner, the bed and folding futon, the solar reverse painted lamps, the book matched walnut counter tops, the dream catcher over the bed, the stone fireplaces, and the firescreen. The mattress in the tipi is a double, plus there is a futon couch that folds down for when there are more than two people glamping.
On the property, there is an outside shower, an outside kitchen sink, and a laundry room for guests’ use. There is an outhouse about 100 feet from the tipi for glampers’ use as well. There is also a "Tipi Room" with its own entrance set up exclusively for use by the tipi guests. It has a desk and chair, a refrigerator, and Wi-Fi. There are solar electric panels set up for the tipi that power two small CFL lamps, and an inverter that provides enough air-conditioner power for a laptop and cell phone charger.
During guests’ stay, they'll be provided with the following amenities: firewood, matches and kindling, basic cooking pots, pans, plates and utensils, salt, pepper, cooking oil, matches, soap, paper towels, bathroom tissue, dish detergent, trash bags, scrubbies, candles, a complimentary bottle of the owner's favorite chardonnay (in the fridge), and a flashlight.
There is a two-burner Coleman propane camping cook stove in case guests wish to cook without making a fire. Outside, there is a propane barbecue grill. There is an outdoor table and a bench in front of the fireplace by the stream.
Towels and washcloths are provided. If guests don't have sleeping bags, there will be bed linens and quilts in the tipi room they can use.
The tipi is closed December through April. Read More
- Cell service
- Double bed
- Fire pit
- Kitchen equipment
- Running water
The tipi is handmade and painted by artists from Nomadics Tipi Makers in Oregon. Guests will love the views overlooking Chloe's Lake, which is a 1.5-acre lake in the middle of 20 acres of woodlands.
Outside the tipi, there is a fire pit with a metal ring with a grill for cooking. Across the lake, guests will see a floating dock that is shared with the cabin on the other side of the lake.
Other amenities of this accommodation include solar-powered electricity and an outbuilding equipped with a kitchenette with a refrigerator and kitchen supplies, as well as a bathroom with a toilet and a sink. Outside of this structure, there is an outdoor shower.
- Fire pit
Location + Surroundings
The property in Saugerties is a mere eight miles from Woodstock—known for the famous music festival held in 1969, which is emulated in the areas thriving art scene and a colorful group of people which make up this picturesque village and community today. The surrounding countryside in this part of upstate New York is absolutely stunning and boasts plenty of beautiful blooming trees and flowers in the spring. In autumn, there is a colorful array of fall foliage which really adds to the picturesque surroundings. An easy weekend getaway from New York City, luxury camping in Woodstock is an ideal way to experience this fantastic hippie community. Enjoy the stunning natural surroundings while glamping in Woodstock, and get to know this warm and friendly community on an intimate level. Read More
- Bird watching
- Horseback riding
There are a lot of antique shops in the nearby village of Saugerties, only three miles away. In Woodstock, less than ten miles from the glamping site, there are several excellent restaurants, a theater, and an annual fall film festival. There are also many hiking trails in the Catskill Mountains and a number of excellent trout streams.
Make sure to visit the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, the River Rock Health Spa, the Mower's Flea Market, and the Woodstock Playhouse while discovering all that Woodstock has to offer. From outdoor activities to cultural experiences, there's something for everyone here at this glamping site.
- You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 30 days prior to check in.
From late October or early November to early May, there is no running water or toilet. (The tipi is not rented from December to April.)
The property is relatively safe and free from any dangerous animals. There is a lot of wildlife in the area, including wild turkey, great blue heron, geese on migration, green heron, ducks, foxes, deer, beavers, and occasionally bears, though the bears are not dangerous. It is advisable not to leave food or anything outside that would attract bears.
The lake includes sunnies and bass for fishing. In addition to fishing in the lake, the host often sees people fishing in the nearby reservoir from the bridge. For fishing off the property, guests need a license, which can be purchased online for one day or seven days. Guests can inquire with the host to help get them situated with a license.
The cabin is about 75 feet from the lake, on a little hill overlooking it. The “swimmable-ity” varies with the time of year. For the hosts, it is swimmable whenever the water is warm enough. They often use flotation devices, such as little inner tubes or rafts one can buy for a few dollars. In the fall through spring, up until some time in June or so, the waters are more clear and suitable for swimming.
Sometime starting in June, watermeal grows which floats on the surface of the water. When there’s a breeze, it blows to the edge of the lake and the surface is clear of it. If there is no wind, it spreads over the lake. Also, the water gets a greenish tint when the hot weather arrives, not algae, but more pond-like, though the water is still safe to swim in. The lake maintains a thermocline all summer, that is, while the surface water gets warm, the deeper water, a foot or so below the surface, stays cool, having a thermocline is one of the differences that distinguish a lake from a pond. If a body of water is not deep enough, it cannot keep the thermocline. Read More