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Off-the-Grid Yurt Rental in the Secluded Countryside of Thetford Center, Vermont

Thetford, Vermont (United States of America)

Off-the-Grid Yurt Rental in the Secluded Countryside of Thetford Center, Vermont

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4.8 7 Reviews

"The host was great The area was beautiful for cycling and hiking and kayaking. The yurt was comfortable The immediate setting of the yurt we st…"

teri mullen, guest in Sept. 12, 2020.
Private Yurt
2 guests
Private Bathroom
Private Kitchen
Entire Yurt
Pets allowed

This off-the-grid yurt rental is located in the secluded countryside of Thetford Center, Vermont. The 24-foot interior accommodates two guests in the handmade wooden queen size loft bed. There is also a sleeping couch and space downstairs for more mattresses to accommodate other guests. Those looking to bring more than two people should inquire with the host first. Towels are provided.

This yurt also includes a living area with a couch and a woodstove. Outside, guests can use the shower house and composting outhouse. The kitchen area is equipped with a refrigerator, propane stove, pots, pans, a griddle, a cutting board, cooking and eating utensils, and cabinet space. Other amenities include firewood, a flashlight, first aid supplies, maps, guidebooks, and cleaning supplies. Solar lights and ability to charge laptop and cell phone.

Glampers should bring appropriate clothes for the weather, a sleeping bag, slippers, a blow-up mattress or non-electric air bed for additional sleeping, and food.

Please note this yurt is available to rent for a long periods starting September and through the winter.

This rustic yurt in Vermont is located on the host's property. In fact, she can see the yurt right from her very own house, and she calls this little set-up camping in style. Winter shower is in yurt, but you carry water. The yurt has solar electric lights that illuminate the entire space. There is internet except 11 pm-6am, when main switch at solar house nearby is off.

There is a propane refrigerator. There is also a propane 3 burner cooktopstove for propane hot water for washing in the sink, and winter hot water if guests want to carry water. For extra winter drinking water, guests can go to the main house down the cellarway to right of house, inside basement door is potable hose to pull up to ground level, to fill the containers and bring to the yurt. Also in the winter, the hosts provide a hauling sled to obtain snow or water from the nearby stream.

Guests should bring their own sleeping bags and bedding. If they choose to use the bedding and sheets the host has, they can use the bedding and towels on the shelves, and then must return them to the host when they depart and remake the bed.

Features and services

  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Firewood
  • Shower
  • Hot water
  • Private Kitchen
  • Linens and pillows
  • Fire pit

Hosted by Bonna
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  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: Within 1 day
  • Joined in 2014
  • More than 100 bookings

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Accommodation rules

  • Check-in: Flexible
  • Check out: Flexible
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed additional charge
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared
This is minimal drinking establishment, and no smokers.

If glampers would like to bring a pet with them, please make sure the site approves it first. There is a $10 pet fee for each pet.

Also, please keep in mind that if traveling with larger groups, this glamping site has more accommodations available. The host can provide mattresses for more travelers. Apart from that, the host also has two six-person tent platforms that can be rented out as well. There is a second yurt, though it may be occupied. For more details on these options, please message the host.

Upon booking confirmation, the host will send guests all sorts of information they need to know before staying in the yurt.

Pack it out:
This is pack everything back out with you.

Bedding:
bring your sleeping gear or remake the sheets and bring used ones up to the house please. There are a couple of quilts but bring your sleeping bags.

INFO FOR BOTH YURTS:
20' green YURT: The green yurt is near the year-round creek.
The green 20' yurt parking spot is down the driveway, on the left side of the pullout at the left at the bottom---there is a kayak trailer on the right side in summer.  Please pull way in so we all can turn around in the turn-around.  
WOOD: at the top of the trail, in the open area. You carry your wood to yurt. Storage inside, under the loft in an open wood-storage spot. Be careful with the woodstove. Directions on the wall behind the stove. Push in the steel rod under the stove middle--to open the damper. Pull out to put stove to sleep. Make small fires, and do NOT drop any ashes on the hearth rug. It gets very warm in the loft.
The 20' green yurt down at the creek has a double loft bed, hot and cold water, a shower inside. 
The propane refrigerator is small with no freezer, and there is a second old non-working fridge below it that is good food storage in the yurt. There is ice at coburn's store 5 miles away also, if you want to extend the cold storage.

WATER: Hot water: turn on the power switch, turn knob clockwise for hot. Turn off when not using. Faucet gives hot or cold. Also hose outside yurt.
If water is not hot enough for showering, heat water and put in black bucket with pump, attach pump to the BaseCamp unit, use 3 raised buttons on right side (toward the back) of hot water heater to turn on (top button), and the next two buttons are either shower or sink, it varies.
The bathroom consists of a composting toilet, in a bathroom tent. You wash down the urine diverter each time it is used, with a little water. (carry a bottle out if it is not there, or fill it if empty) Be careful to keep the 2 composting deposit bags dry. You do need to empty the refuse container behind the potty every day, and rinse it. Be conscientious putting the tube back in the container. When you lift the lid, it opens the container. Bags: Put cocoa shells or shavings over the deposits. At the end of your stay, you bring the double composting bag up to the composting separate area behind all the pallet bins, and cover with sawdust. Then replace the double liner bags.

There is a food compost up along the driveway, we put ashes or sawdust/shavings over it. Please no meat scraps there, and no meat wrappings in the trash. Bring your compost (no meats) up to the middle compost bin on the way up the driveway, on the left, further than the white tiny house. PLEASE cover with ashes or sawdust (to the left of the middle bin).
EVERYTHING that goes in the trash is washed first, this prevents us from getting bears here.  we are out in the country. AND you pack out your trash and recycling.

24' tan YURT:
Parking: on the way down the driveway, on the left is a pullout, across from tiny house.
The 24' tan yurt up on the driveway level
Wood: -Your woodpile is in the woodshed by the yurt. Pay attention to Woodstove if you use it. Instructions written out. Be careful.
Queen loft bed, propane refrigerator, solar lights, 3 burner cookstove, hot water flow-through heater and sink, and a shower-house with hot running water in shower and sink.
Shower house: for the shower, the flow through heater is temperamental, because of water pressure, and needs to be turned off when it gets cold, soap up, and turn it back on for hot water.
For the composting toilet, you wash down the urine diverter each time it is used, with the hose. (winter= bring out a jug of water) Be careful to keep the 2 composting deposit bags dry. Put cocoa shells or shavings over the deposits. At the end of your stay, you bring the double composting bag up to the composting separate area behind all the pallet bins, and cover with sawdust. Then replace the double liner bags. Supplies should be in the shower house.
There is a food compost up along the driveway, we put ashes or sawdust/shavings over it. Please no meat scraps there, and no meat wrappings in the trash, Bring your compost (no meats) up to the middle compost bin on the way up the driveway, on the left, further than the white tiny house. PLEASE cover with ashes or sawdust (to the left of the middle bin).
EVERYTHING that goes in the trash is washed first, this prevents us from getting bears here.  we are out in the country. AND you pack out your trash and recycling.
POWER: Solar generator= Goal Zero Yeti 400--enough for lights and charging laptop and phone. 3 buttons on left upper side of the generator, which is on the top shelf of the bookshelf next to the woodstove.
Top button--hold on for 10 seconds, it turns on the power
Middle button--hold on--it turns on the DC for charging with USB port
Bottom button--hold on--it turns on the AC for using lights.
To recharge the solar generator, use the green cord coming into the yurt from behind the woodpile. Also use that cord to recharge the hot water heater BaseCamp above the kitchen sink, as needed.
Hot water: flip up the power switch, turn knob clockwise for hot. Use sink for getting water. Turn off when not using.

Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 24 hours
Flexible: You will receive a full refund if you cancel 24 hours or more prior to check-in.
Details

Location and surroundings

Thetford, Vermont (United States of America)

Detailed location provided after booking

Activities

  • Winter sports
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife watching

This site offers a ton of activities, and there is even a special set of workshops for children. In addition to that, there are kayak excursions, winter cross-country ski and snowshoe trips, and outdoor explorations. The site's host can outfit glampers with kayaks, instruction, and guiding, if guests would like, as well as gear for cross country skiing.

The hosts have kayaks for rent, instruction, and guided trips. Glampers can even simply wander around the open meadows and escape right into the woods to disconnect for a while. This glamping site is perfect for those who love the outdoors and need to reconnect with nature. The owner has lists of local hikes, just ask by email ahead of time, or visit the main house kitchen wall for a hard copy.

In fact, the host is actually an ACA kayaking instructor herself, and in addition to teaching, she also leads kayaking excursions. She can accommodate any and all level types.

Apart from kayaking lessons, she also teaches cross country skiing, and camping and outdoor skills. She specializes teaching cross country skiing to kids of all ages, and she has skis available for them, as well as some adult skis and boots. In her outdoor skills lessons, she teaches fire building (without using paper or matches), cooking on a fire, compass work, natural history, and much more.

Depending on which class guests would like, and how many people are in the group, prices may vary. Simply message the host for more details.

There are natural arts activities that guests can ask about when sending a message to the owner. These options are bookable when sending a booking request, and guests should just make sure to mention it when sending a message to the host. She offers fiber arts (with alpaca fiber felting), weaving/spinning, clay, block printing, tie dying, and more. Please inquire for more information.

Guests might also be interested in the nearby Lake Morey Ice Skating Trail, which is the longest skating trail in the U.S. It's just a half hour from the glamping site. The Lake Morey Resort keeps the ice clear and offers nordic skates for rent.

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