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West Winds Sanctuary for the Spirit

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· Vermontville, New York
4 acres
5 sites
2 Lodging
1 RV/Tent
2 Tent
West Winds is a little slice of magic located on rainbow lake in the Adirondacks. It's a playground for family, friends and the people who find their way here; to come together to enjoy the abundance of connection love and nature. Honoring the elements, the animals and the divine spark within all of us. Ashera Combining her life’s work, passions, hobbies and connections into one magical spot. The vision, holds space for -workshops, retreats, ceremonies, ritual and experiential journeys for all to self discover. As well as being an artist hub, from the healing arts, movement arts, circus arts, music, painting and crafting. Rainbow holds a special place in the hearts of many, we all play our parts to make her continually better and evolving. In caring for the land she subtly cares for you, planting seeds of wisdom, love and understanding within you. Breathe deeper, feel deeper and allow her to guide you, open yourself to the magic and beauty she holds.
Activities
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
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Forest
Lake
Wetlands
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Vermontville, New York, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Ashera T.Joined in July 2018
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27 ratings · 20 reviews
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Martin P.recommends
October 2, 2022
Khanna Camp Site
Great times
Peaceful place. Nice access to the water and great site overall. Areas to pitch a tent and/or park an RV. Nice design and touches on the property making it fun. I strongly recommend this place. Hammocks and SUP boards as well as fire pits accessible
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Alexis M.recommends
September 5, 2022
Khanna Camp Site
A real sanctuary
We spent a wonderful weekend enjoying the forest, lake and the stars. Ashera is a wonderful host and the campsite was just perfect. The vibe of the whole place is amazing. We will definitely come back and I would strongly recommend West Winds Sanctuary to everyone
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Emily T.recommends
August 23, 2022
Octagon Point
The campsite was lovely, remote and had a lot of small amenities that make camping so much easier (refrigerator, pit toilet, private lake access). Ashera was welcoming and answered any questions we had. The lake was awesome and connected to several other lakes so there was no threat of running out of places to explore by kayak. Would highly recommend. Haiku, the on-site dog, will come to visit, but was very respectful of our space.
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Kristen V.recommends
August 17, 2022
Octagon Point
One of the best places I’ve stayed!
This place is truly magical. I actually cried when it was time to say goodbye! It feels like a little retreat and you can take advantage of the property and everything offered as much as you want or drive 20+ minutes to saranac lake or lake placid. My routine every morning was waking up at 5:30 to walk down to lake and paddle with the loons! (Birds/ducks if you didn’t know ;)) The house is perched on a hill right on the lake and the views will stay with you after you go. Bring your camera! And there is a community kitchen here with a fridge, sink, dishes and mugs. Even a kettle to quickly boil water for coffee or tea. Hope to be back!!
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Thom M.recommends
July 28, 2022
The Nut House
Great spot on Rainbow Lake!
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David L.recommends
May 30, 2022
Octagon Point
Haiku, the canine co host
Ashera was a great host. She even offered us extra sleeping bags when my girlfriend mentioned we were cold in the ones we brought. The spot is right on the lake and we got to use the kayaks they have available. Their dog Haiku was the highlight of our stay. He kept us company during our entire stay.
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Emily E.recommends
October 12, 2021
Little Old Gazebo
Dream Nature Hideaway
The Lil Gazebo at West Winds Sanctuary was a dream!! The photos don't do justice to the beauty of the location. From our little screened-in pad, we had a stunning view through the trees and down to the water. A little path to access the water, kayaks available for us to use to explore more of the fall foliage on the lake. It was ideal. Our dog loved being able to run around, swim in the lake, and play with Ashera's sweet dog, Haiku. We also met the most lovely couple in the communal kitchen and would swap stories over hot apple cider at the end of the day. It made for a perfect first trip to the Adirondacks and we would love to stay again.
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Labeeb V.recommends
August 17, 2021
Octagon Point
Peacefull
Peaceful sanctuary. If your looking for a place that makes you feel like your in a different place. This is it.
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David M.recommends
August 16, 2021
Khanna Camp Site
Eden in the Adirondacks
Is it the land? Is it the water? Is it the people? West Winds Sanctuary is incomparably enchanting. There is so much to do in the area. We came wit big plans for all the other things we’d do. Then the land wrapped around us. Right away it felt like it was sharing secrets. This path between the trees comes alive with the light of early morning. This spot by the lake has moss as thick as a shag carpet. This time of evening is when the loons begin their song. Life developed a rhythm of its own. One moment we were wondering if we’d be able to leave thoughts of work behind. The next we were paddleboarding on the still lake at night, watching shooting stars reflecting in the water beneath our feet. We didn’t know it, but we were joining fellow travelers. We met them around the fire, around the water, on the paths between the trees. Quickly they felt like friends. Then the sanctuary began to feel like home. We left feeling we were carrying a piece of the place with us when we left. You won’t understand it until you spend time here. Not for one night. What about a week? If you’re like us, it still won’t feel like enough.
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Tucker B.recommends
August 6, 2021
Khanna Camp Site
A Tranquil Getaway
Khanna Camp was an awesome secluded campsite for our couple days around Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. Teela (hoping I spelled that right!) and Haiku were awesome hosts and we loved taking a morning swim in the lake. Definitely wished our stay was a bit longer so that we could've enjoyed paddling on the lake! But I would definitely come back here to take advantage of Ashera's meditation, yoga, and other classes when she is in town!
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Mike F.recommends
July 31, 2021
Octagon Point
Peaceful and Relaxing
Second time staying at west winds and once again it was such a peaceful experience. Beautiful, quiet place to relax and unwind.
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Pax W.recommends
July 28, 2021
Octagon Point
A wooded lakeside refuge was just what I needed for a few days of downtime. Ashera brings great host energy to the experience, and I can't wait to go back again.
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Stefanie C.recommends
October 5, 2020
Octagon Point
The site looks even better than the pictures. And the use of kayaks, hammocks and the fun hangout/game room made it extra special.
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Mike F.recommends
August 28, 2020
Little Old Gazebo
Peaceful, beautiful, healing
An incredibly beautiful place. Peaceful and rejuvenating. This is the place to go if you need a break from the world/society. Definitely going to be back. Ashera was such an amazing host.
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Julia B.recommends
August 27, 2020
Octagon Point
Beautiful spot
It was a beautiful spot! Adhera is a happy host, glad to share her property and have people around. It was very warm and welcoming and the lake is gorgeous. I fell asleep watching the trees turn black and eventually disappear to the starry skies.
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Du Bose G.recommends
August 12, 2020
Khanna Camp Site
A Sanctuary
This is a wonderful sanctuary! Very private and relaxing. Highly recommend!
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David N.recommends
August 10, 2020
Octagon Point
Ashera and team were friendly, generous and welcoming. The lake is beautiful and our site was private. The Westwinds Sanctuary is remote, yet close to many terrific (other) places (e.g., Lake Clear, Haystack Mt., Paul Smiths, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake and Lake Placid). Great stay - thanks Ashera :).
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Rohit T.recommends
July 11, 2020
Khanna Camp Site
You got to go there to see
This place is perfect. The tents are cozy, the people are chill. Peaceful. It is at the end of the lake. You can just lay on the lawn see the beautiful lake.
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Tamar H.recommends
July 6, 2020
Octagon Point
We had such a wonderful time at West Winds. It truly is a special place! Thank you for welcoming our rambunctious kids and providing some peace and serenity! We especially enjoyed the beautiful views, the breeze in the tall pines, kayaking and paddle boarding, and I of course enjoyed the daily yoga! Looking forward to coming back one day!
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Thibaud M.recommends
September 3, 2018
Octagon Point
Such a peaceful place! Absolutely gorgeous. Silence is everywhere in the surrounding nature. We had yoga classes in the morning with Melissa and other guests followed by snacks and home-made tea. The lake is right by the tents, perfect for a morning dive and bath! I’m so glad I found out about that spot. It’s a hidden gem, and I hope it stays like this :) lots of good energy there. Thanks again, can’t wait to come back.
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