Wonderful experience staying in a yurt surrounded by woods, meadows, and gardens! Much more spacious than expected from the outside view. It was so relaxing to be in this peaceful setting. The owner was very hospitable, even encouraging us to pick vegetables from her garden and eggs from her chicken coop! An additional activity we enjoyed was feeding the goldfish in the ponds. My husband and I are already talking about visiting again in the not too distant future, especially since we also had a great time hiking in the Finger Lakes area with so many beautiful waterfalls!
We loved our stay at Michelle’s yurt! It was clean and comfortable for our family of four (two adults and two teenagers). Lots of towels and fully functioning kitchen with everything we needed for breakfast and light snacks. The kids loved getting eggs from the hen house for breakfast. Beautiful gardens and koi pond - wish we had time to use the fire pit in the field outside the front door. Wonderful short hike to the river and waterfalls - plus very comfortable beds!!
Would definitely stay again!!
We stayed at the end of April. We managed to get one nice day in for a hike, then enjoyed the wineries and restaurants.
Climbing Vine had everything we needed, and we stayed warm on the chilly nights. Michelle is very accommodating and friendly. We enjoyed meeting her and her family very much!
Just coming off a great weekend in the yurt. It was a very cold weekend but that makes for great star gazing. It was very dark with no City lights so you could see all the constellations. The kitchen had a pot and pan, utenseils, plates and cups. The water was great from the faucet. Plan to bring zip locks or bowls. We needed to keep the pellets going for heat and a few time a night someone had to get up to do this. Michelle gives a personal lesson when you get there. She mentioned fresh eggs from the chickens but we had brought eggs. Upper loft comfy twin beds but the bedroom and futon may need a bit of cushioning if you don't like very firm beds. Nice radio and we brought games to play. Loved the trails. I would do this weekend again at the yurt but I bet summer is magical there.
Our family gathered for a weekend in Ithaca. This charming yurt provided a comfortable environment. Michelle was a welcoming hostess and we had everything we could need. The open area of a yurt was great for dining and late night discussions. A loft and one separate bedroom offered privacy. I was impressed at how well everything worked and was designed. The bathroom had a steady supply of hot water for the shower, the kitchen was well equipped. (NOTE: there is no microwave.) Outdoors, we took hikes in the woods, picked berries, gathered eggs, star-gazed and soaked up the beauty and diversity of Ithaca. We feel fortunate to have had this distinctive experience.