Vermont Retreat Yurt, a restorative escape


Yurt hosted by Kathleen

3 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the yurt to yourself.
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A romantic, luxe and fully equipped four-season yurt, surrounded by nature and located on a six-acre homestead.

☽ Full kitchen, outdoor shower**
☽ WiFi, electricity, full plumbing
☽ Guests enjoy our very special insiders guidebook
☽ Scrupulously clean
☽ Within 45 - 60 min. of multiple ski resorts
☽ Very comfortable, beautifully appointed
☽ Woodstove, private deck
☽ Abundant nearby swimming and trails

*** No tobacco smoking please ***

The space
You can expect to restore and recharge in a harmonious and thoughtfully appointed yurt set on a private knoll overlooking beautiful Vermont fields and woods. .

Each thing in the space has been chosen for its beauty and usefulness. There are comfortable chairs, a lovely woodstove, and beautiful light throughout. A firepit awaits under the trees,

The deck has comfortable chairs and a big umbrella and is a great spot to listen to the birds, have a drink, read your book, and just be. Everything you need to make lovely meals from the beautiful ingredients of our local farmers, cheesemakers, dairies, and craft breweries is in the open plan kitchen. The mattress is organic and we pride ourselves on our comfortable and well-made beds, with lovely linens and two kinds of pillows. The outhouse is ten steps from the door and connected to the deck, it is clean, simple and much nicer than you might expect.

The yurt is very private, and at the same time, you will get a sense of the abundant beauty of homesteading life in Vermont with gardens, medicine plants, abundant vegetables, pastures, fields and woods just outside your door.

We have a very special and extensive Area Guide we will share with you with all our favorite places to go in southern Vermont.


For October through April visitors

Please note and please acknowledge you have read the three points below in your inquiry to us.

We are usually very busy in the winter, and that is because the yurt is a wonderful and cozy place to be in the cold season. That said, there are some unique aspects to it that you should review and feel good about:

1. Making fire in a wood stove is a lovely thing, AND, it requires a true learning curve. If you have never worked with a wood stove before, plan on a) being patient while you learn b) spending some time really reading the detailed instructions we have left you, or c) come during another season. We would also highly recommend you come before dark rather than late at night. To be perfectly transparent: the great majority of our first time wood stove guests do fine. But a small minority of folks struggle with it (I am guessing 5-10%) and we can't help you in person during Covid. We are available by phone until about 7, and then turn into pumpkins. We need you to come here with eyes wide open, so please acknowledge you understand this important part of visiting us. For more objective voices, feel free to scroll through our winter reviews.

2. ** Winter shower note** There is an outdoor shower that we turn off for the cold season to avoid burst pipes. If having a shower is very important to you, keeping the shower on is an option with a quick lesson from us and a refundable $200 deposit that we would use if you forgot to turn it off properly and the pipes burst. There is always hot and cold running water in the sink.

3. You will walk, possibly in snowy or slippery conditions, about 150 feet from your parking spot to the yurt. That said, it's a nice walk, and we provide a big sled to transport your things.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

What this place offers

Wifi – 64 Mbps
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Fire pit
Long-term stays allowed

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Where you’ll be

Putney, Vermont, United States

We have an extensive and carefully curated guide book for all kinds of things to do and see in our area, including awesome hikes, skis, restaurants, swimming holes, canoe or kayaking excursions, pick your own farms, cider donuts and hot apple cider stops, winter ice skating ponds, full moon forest explorations and on and on. We can direct you to rental equipment, and are near the famed and wonderful West Hill Bike Shop, which has everything bike, ski and snow that you might want.

The small village of Putney offers a sublime farm-to-table restaurant, an atmospheric and genuinely local pub, a dreamy pick your own orchard, a kickass yoga studio, the oldest general store in the state, a bookstore with great pour-over, and a community co-op with excellent local products. Within 30 minutes you’ll find several villages that will give you that storybook Vermont hit, with great places to eat and explore.

Our seemingly tiny town offers a remarkable amount array of cultural choices, including the famed Next Stage with all manner of arts and music events, the renowned Yellow Barn for classical in the summer, Sandglass Theater for puppetry. There is an old fashioned community supper the first Friday of every month, and you are welcome to come (and you should).

Hosted by Kathleen

Joined in September 2015
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We are Hans (a life long Vermonter) and Kathleen, who moved here from from Northern California in 2016. Between us we have four teenagers (two still at home), and have built our small farm homestead together over the last few years. Our time is spent working on the land, growing food, building stuff, cleaning up after kids, animals and weedy gardens, and when we can, hiking, skiing, paddling and just being. We share a vision of life as a brief and beautiful gift, and we both endeavor to practice presence, self care, and right action every day. We are in relationship with our beautiful land here, and we believe that caring for the soil, plants and trees creates an abiding and beautiful mutual relationship. We offer two short-term rentals here, a cottage and a four-season yurt. We love to welcome visitors to put daily life down and re-set, restore, explore and have fun!
We are Hans (a life long Vermonter) and Kathleen, who moved here from from Northern California in 2016. Between us we have four teenagers (two still at home), and have built our sm…

During your stay

Very private, but here if you need us.

Kathleen is a Superhost

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Check out: 10:00 am
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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