*COVID 19 Protocols* As per New York State, AirBnB, WHO and CDC guidelines, we follow strict recommendations to assure your safety while staying here including strict adherence to cleaning & sanitizing guidelines.
We request you to travel with your own PPE and hand sanitizer and take precautions to wash your hands thoroughly each time you enter the yurt after going into public. If you are sick or have any sick symptoms, please cancel your trip. We will give you a full refund.
ENJOY QUIET TIME lounging inside or sprawl out on the deck which offers a great view of the farm and incredible sunsets, convenient for grilling, reading, doing yoga or whatever you might enjoy.
Inside there is a very comfortable, all-natural QUEEN BED mattress in the loft with a window to the sky. As pictured, the loft is accessed by climbing a ladder. The loft is not suitable for children, as there is no railing. On the main floor, there is a convertible QUEEN FUTON, very comfortable as far as futons go. We are happy to make this bed for guests who prefer not to climb the ladder.
There's a large FULL BATHROOM, a SMALL KITCHEN and a WALK-IN CLOSET. Organic LINENS, one set of TOWELS and PILLOWS ARE PROVIDED for all guests.
The KITCHEN has a small oven, stove, mini-fridge with small freezer, toaster oven, pots, pans, dishes, cups, oil, vinegar, basic spices, a french press (with instructions) and locally roasted organic coffee and sugar ready for your use (we do not provide cream). The gardens just outside the door offer cooking herbs for picking and are a great pair to the LOCAL FOOD OPTIONS you can order listed below.
There is GAS GRILL and outdoor furniture for summer cookouts on the deck. We clean the grill between each guest and provide grill utensils.
There's a small FIRE PIT and HAMMOCK among the trees. WOOD IS PROVIDED.
Heating/Cooling: There is a wood stove available in cooler months, a space heater, a ceiling fan and oscillating fans to ensure your comfort. THERE IS NO A/C, as such, if it is humid outside, it's humid inside. Luckily, summers in the Finger Lakes tend to be mild and nights usually cool down.
**Please note DO NOT ALLOW PARTIES. And A MAXIMUM of 4 people and 2 cars total may stay at the yurt. If more cars are needed, please contact us.**
The yurt is nestled in the woods at Wellspring Forest Farm, a small diversified operation that produces mushrooms, maple syrup, elderberry extract, duck eggs, and grazes sheep and ducks. Because this is a working farm - with farm animals, dogs and electric fences - it's not generally suitable for children under 10.
There is .6 mile marked Trail just behind the yurt you are welcome to walk at your leisure. We maintain and mow this trail regularly, although in very wet seasons, maintenance may not be possible. Because of Covid safety, we ask that you do not walk elsewhere on the farm.
Farm Fresh Local Foods items (produced within 8 miles of here!) are available upon request. We'll stock the kitchen with what you order! Pair these with regional beverages and cook up some amazing meals. Food options include harvests from our own Wellspring Forest Farm *maple syrup, *fresh shiitake and oyster mushrooms, and *duck eggs (taste like chicken eggs, but higher in protein and lower in cholesterol), Cayuta Sun pastured *bacon and *sausage. Contact us for more details or visit our farm's site. (Note: 48hrs advanced booking is needed to accommodate some of the food options).
We are located just 12 miles from Ithaca, 12 miles from Watkins Glen, and 8 miles Trumansburg, NY, a perfect jumping-off point for the wine, beer or cheese trails, waterfall hikes, restaurant outings, graduation weekend events, the Ithaca Farmers Market and more! Cell phone service can be spotty depending on your provider. Generally texting always works.
We've left a helpful guide to the region for you to peruse during your stay including restaurant info, hikes, swimming spots and more! We can also send you this info once you book if you'd prefer.