Looking upstream from the tipiFireplace with new firescreen and double bed
Sioux Tipi on the Waterfall


4 guests

Studio

2 beds

half-bath


4 guests

Studio

2 beds

half-bath

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About this listing

--------Authentic 18 foot Sioux Tipi, handmade and painted by the artists at Nomadics Tipi Makers. The tipi overlooks a waterfall on the Sawkill Creek that runs through our estate. Across the stream is Comeau Park, with a 2 mile walking trail.


Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $14 AUD / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 36%
Weekend Price: $239 AUD / night

Description

The space

The center of Woodstock Village [and the bus station] is a half mile walk. There is a circular fire place in the center of the tipi and another stone fireplace outside overlooking the waterfall.
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The regular season is mid-April into November. While it can be kept warm and cozy in winter - we have been fine overnight at 10 degrees, we feel many guests would not have the right gear nor sufficient winter camping experience to appreciate it, so we take it down and store it for winter.
If you are coming early or late in the season, nights are likely to be chilly, and keeping the fire going is needed to keep warm and cozy.

The photos show many details. The tipi and most of the furnishings are custom made: the tipi and liner, the bed and futon sofa bed, a solar reverse painted lamp, shelves and counter tops, the dream catcher over the bed, the circular central fireplace inside the tipi, and the hexagonal firescreen.

On the estate there is an outside shower and kitchen sink for your use. There is an outhouse for Tipi guests' use. We have a 'Tipi Room' with its own entrance set up exclusively for use by the Tipi guests. [See Map - We will send an enlarged copy of the map on this website] Nothing fancy, it has a desk, and chair, refrigerator, electric, and wireless internet access. The Tipi Room is not heated. We have a solar electric power setup for the tipi that powers 2 CFL lamps, and an inverter with enough AC power for charging small electronic devices. If you need more power, there's electric in the tipi room.

We provide seasoned firewood, plus cooking pots, pans, plates and utensils, salt, pepper, cooking oil, matches, soap, paper towels, bathroom tissue, dish detergent, trash bags, scrubbies, candles, and a complimentary bottle of our favorite chardonnay [in the fridge]. There is a Coleman propane camping cooking range with 2 burners in case you wish to cook or boil water without making a fire. Outside, there is a propane barbecue grill. There is a fireplace next to the river overlooking the waterfall with a table and bench in front of it. [see photos].

The mattress in the tipi is a double, plus there is a futon couch that folds down to make a 40' X 75' bed, [slightly smaller than a regular double bed] if you have more than 2 people. The futon is small for two people, but possible.

You can bring your own sleeping bags. If you don't, there are sheets, pillowcases and quilts in the tipi room for you to make the bed[s].

When we first set up the tipi at this location in May 2013, we stayed there 2 nights to check it out. The second night, the fire sent a shower of sparks that put burn marks in the bed. So we have custom made a hexagonal fire screen to prevent that in future. [see photos]. In our study and use of tipis over the last 45 years, this is unique in our experience, and a great improvement in safety.

Near the road are trash cans for your use. We expect guests to leave everything as clean and orderly as they find it. Follow the campers' code: "If you carry it in, carry it out."

In December, the tipi is taken down and stored for the winter.

Check in 1 PM, Check out 12 noon.

Caveat for spring and fall camping:
If you have no experience with making and maintaining campfires, we suggest your first stay in a tipi be when the overnight temperatures are unlikely to be cold, mid-May to late September. So long as the fire is kept going well, you can be comfortable inside the tipi with a sweater or light jacket - or under the quilts at night - even when the temperature is in the 20's or lower. Overnight, that means keeping the fire stoked during the night. Since being able to build and maintain a good fire is essential in cold weather, we have prepared a "Campfire Primer" with photos and step by step instructions that we send along to our guests.

If you'd like to check out all our seven retreats, here's how to view them: From any of our listings, click on my photo, then, next page you come to, click my photo again. Then on that page, scroll down and click "view all listings" and you'll come to our seven retreats.

Note: We keep the tipi available into late fall / early winter, then take it down and store for the winter. I you are considering booking in late October or November, be prepared for cold weather. It could be balmy, or it could be cold. We love cold weather camping but you do need to be prepared for it to be comfortable.

Guest access

The Sioux Tipi has it's own corner of the property, a few hundred feet from the nearest building on the estate. [You can see the other buildings on the estate, but it has a private feel there].

Interaction with guests

To contact us, please text and email both of us, as phone reception where we live is intermittent.

The neighbourhood

The Comeau Park is on the other side of the river from the tipi. It is 77 acres with walking trails along the river. If the river is to high to cross over, then it is about a mile walk or drive through town to get to the park. When you book we can send a map of the walking trails, soccer field, and sledding hill on the park. There are public tennis courts, nicely redone in 2014 about a mile from the tipi. We play tennis there every day unless it rains or is below 30 degrees.

Getting around

It's possible to come by bus. Trailways Bus stops in the village of Woodstock 1/2 mile from the property. There is a food market, small department store, and a wine shop near the bus stop. The local taxi service is Woodstock Transportation (. It's only a ten minute walk from the village.

Other things to note

Notes:
The Tipi is owned and let by Ohayo Properties LLC. Your hosts are Andrew Peck and Chloe Dresser
After booking, we send detailed information and attachments, with maps, directions, information about places and activities of interest in the area. If you don’t receive that promptly after booking, please let us know right away so we can get it to you timely. Sometimes it goes to guests' spam folder.
For anything time sensitive, text messages [to both of us] are more likely to get through promptly than phone or email.


House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 1PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Please park where the sign reads "Parking for Tipi."
A dog is fine, if it is not disruptive with barking. We have had problems with guests being allergic to cats, so we reluctantly have had to decline to accept cats.
We expect guests to observe the campers' credos: "If you carry it in, carry it out," and "Leave it as you found it." Please wash dishes and put back on shelf, put trash in the cans at the beginning of the driveway, put linens back in Tipi Room, [not folded, so we know which ones to launder], and sweep the tipi floor. Thank you.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Gwen User Profile
December 2016
Such a magical experience, staying in the tipi! Mid-December stay with overnight snow, but we stayed warm in the tipi overnight regardless. We did have to get up often throughout the night to add wood to the fire, but it was so worth it! I thought the bed was incredibly comfortable, though I would not have wanted to sleep on the futon had there been more than two of us. The furnishings are simple, but more than i would have needed. I thought the tipi was outfitted just perfectly. Loved the hammock and the creek side fire pit (only wish we'd had time to take advantage of it!) We definitely plan to return in warmer weather as well!

Will User Profile
December 2016
The tipi is so comfy and cozy! Right on a beautiful stream and near the heart of Woodstock. Great for a family trip or a romantic, relaxing getaway.

Catarina User Profile
November 2016
This was by far the coolest experience ever. Even though it rained when we stayed - we were dry & cozy in the tipi. It is the perfect getaway. It features everything you need and more. It's located minutes away from the cute little town of Woodstock full of shops & food. It was great meeting Andrew & his dogs! Andrew provides super helpful instructions & supplies for your stay. We will defiantly be returning next year!!!

Stacy User Profile
November 2016
This place is AWESOME. The indoor fire pit kept us warm even though the temps were in the 20s at night. The sounds of the river flowing and the crackling fire make for a restful night.

Erin User Profile
November 2016
What a nice adventure! We loved building our first tipi fire and falling asleep to the sound of the creek. It was 28 degrees Fahrenheit our first night there (late November), but between the tipi fire, layered clothing and seven layers of blankets, we kept toasty. (We brought four blankets of our own, plus pillow-- there were two warm comforters in the tipi and a a sleeping bag we borrowed from the supply room!) Our three-year-old son was giddy with excitement about the whole experience. (And his city-dweller parents appreciated that while the setting felt rustic, it was only a short jog into town to the bakery, restaurants, and shops.) We appreciated the no-hassle, honor system check-in and check-out; we swept up after ourselves and never actually met Andrew, but figured he was around at the main house. (He was responsive to messages, and instructions for everything from the solar battery to the tipi fire and supply room were simple and clear.) The complimentary bottle of wine and the new stainless camping presspot were nice touches, too! We're already looking forward to coming back in the spring-- thank you again!

Nancy User Profile
November 2016
We had a wonderful stay in the teepe. It was comfortable and equipped with everything you need. We loved sitting by the fire by the water . Great location within walking distance from town. Great experience will be back in the summer!

Matthew User Profile
November 2016
The teepee was awesome!

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Woodstock, New York, United States · Joined in August 2013
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Wooster Prep School, Danbury CT
Ulster County Community College AA
University of Vermont, Burlington
Suny New Paltz BA
Washington University MSW
Suny Albany ABD Clinical Psychology
Stage Manager - Opera and Musical Theater
Psychotherapist
Building Contractor, Woodstock, NY
Broker/Owner Century 21 office Woodstock NY
Now retired

Please Note: Our home [not our Airbnb listings] is in an area with poor cell phone service, so do text both of us if you need to reach us promptly: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) and (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Well, "retired" may be a euphemism - With help from my partner, Chloe Dresser, we host 7 retreats in North America. She and I have been collecting cool retreats for the past 3 decades, and now have discovered we can share them and not keep them just for our extended family. Guests seem to appreciate them them as much as we do, and the positive feedback is a big bonus.

Chloe still mamges our real estate brokerage, in case you are in the market for a country home in the area

Andrew Peck and Chloe Dresser.

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