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Hay Fever Farm

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· Craftsbury, Orleans, Vermont
75 acres hosted by Gwen B.
1 lodging site
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We live on 75 acres of woods and hay fields. Larry is a self-taught hay-farmer since we moved from the mid-west in 2007. The property was a fallow dairy farm from the 70's. It used to be called Common View Farm. We hear the name came from the fact that we can see the Craftsbury Common from the height of the property.  Legend holds that people have seen strange lights and orbs in the area. It may just be a yarn told by the locals to the new flatlanders. I have never noticed anything of the sort and I have been looking. Who doesn't like a good New England ghost story?   Larry farms about 30 acres of the property; square bales for horses. The rest are woods. We have our own old mare, Ruby, which gave Larry the haying idea. She has two goat buddies, Danny-Boy and Brownie (guess what color he is?). Our dog, Tinker, runs the land and loves dog friends as well as humans.   Our views are of the Lowell Mountains closest and the Green Mountains in the distance. You can see the Lowell wind farm on the horizon. We have a large garden and raspberry patch. When in season, you are free to pick! The house on the property, Larry built. It's a beauty. He also has two shops and some barns. No shortage of farm implements. You are welcome to walk to your heart's content and to visit Ruby and the boys.   Learn more about this land: The Northwoods Gypsy Wagon is a 3-minute walk into the woods from the parking area.  You can have all the solitude you'd like or visit the nearby towns.  In this off-grid wagon, you will have an indoor cooking stove (2 burner propane) and a propane stove for the cooler nights but no running water, therefore no indoor plumbing.  Fresh water, battery operated lights, solar panel which provides one lamp and a place to plug in your phone, (please refer to directions in the wagon on how to use the solar electricity and propane stove), coffee/tea set ups, basic spices,  paper towels, TP, linens/towels, soap, cooking/eating utensils provided. Wi-Fi is not available and cell coverage is spotty.  There is a 'fancy' privy exclusively for the wagon and a place for a cold-water wash up.  If you'd like a shower, this can be coordinated in the house, next door. This wagon has a small sleeping berth (cozy for either 2 people who really like each other or a solitary gypsy). This is truly tiny space, however. You will have a table and chairs for a sit down chat or meal.  Enjoy the outdoor kitchen area and fire ring with plenty of fallen wood nearby for a fire in the ring or the chiminaria.  In the dryer months fire-burning may be ill-advised or outright prohibited, you'll be advised.   Craftsbury is a farming, skiing and educational community. Food growers, cheese makers, brewers, Sterling College and the Craftsbury Outdoor Center are the backbone of our economy. We are a hop, skip and a jump from Farmstead Brewery, Jasper Hill (or Cellers) cheese makers, Circus Smirkus, Bread and Puppet radical political theater. The Museum of Everyday Life, and the Highland Arts Center. I love it here and my guess is you will, too, if you like mountain views, great day hikes, local food and drink and a laid back vibe.The Northwoods Gypsy Wagon is a 3-minute walk into the woods from the parking area.  You can have all the solitude you'd like or visit the nearby towns.  In this off-grid wagon, you will have an indoor cooking stove (2 burner propane) and a propane stove for the cooler nights but no running water, therefore no indoor plumbing.  Fresh water, battery operated lights, solar panel which provides one lamp and a place to plug in your phone, (please refer to directions in the wagon on how to use the solar electricity and propane stove), coffee/tea set ups, basic spices,  paper towels, TP, linens/towels, soap, cooking/eating utensils provided. Wi-Fi is not available and cell coverage is spotty.  There is a 'fancy' privy exclusively for the wagon and a place for a cold-water wash up.  If you'd like a shower, this can be coordinated in the house, next door. This wagon has a small sleeping berth (cozy for either 2 people who really like each other or a solitary gypsy). This is truly tiny space, however. You will have a table and chairs for a sit down chat or meal.  Enjoy the outdoor kitchen area and fire ring with plenty of fallen wood nearby for a fire in the ring or the chiminaria.  In the dryer months fire-burning may be ill-advised or outright prohibited, you'll be advised.   Craftsbury is a farming, skiing and educational community. Food growers, cheese makers, brewers, Sterling College and the Craftsbury Outdoor Center are the backbone of our economy. We are a hop, skip and a jump from Farmstead Brewery, Jasper Hill (or Cellers) cheese makers, Circus Smirkus, Bread and Puppet radical political theater. The Museum of Everyday Life, and the Highland Arts Center. I love it here and my guess is you will, too, if you like mountain views, great day hikes, local food and drink and a laid back vibe.
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Jon T.recommends
April 3, 2023
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Perfect spot. Highly recommend. Great area and the wagon was magical
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Sarah S.recommends
October 23, 2022
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Medicine & Magic
Everything. Everything is magical. My husband and I never take solo trips w/o kids, but managed to squeeze in a weekend to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had the best day of our lives at Gwen and Larry’s wagon! This is most definitely a gift they are giving to others. Everything was touched with love. The woods were medicinal and vibrating with such good energy. I can’t quite explain how special this place is, but I felt like it was mine. So that’s something 🥰 Thank you for lending this space to us!
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Meg H.recommends
July 26, 2022
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We felt we had independence and were also welcomed and cozy in a well cared for space.
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Sadie B.recommends
November 1, 2021
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cozy & magical
An absolutely magical spot! We had a cozy rainy couple of nights in the wagon, and enjoyed making dinner and eating outside at the beautiful table by the light of the oil lamp. It couldn't possibly be lovelier; the wagon, location, and surrounding forest are all gorgeous. Even the outhouse is comfortable with loving touches. Gwen and Larry were communicative and very helpful. I'm so grateful that they share this spot with others and that I got to be one of the lucky ones to experience it. Hoping to come back sooner than later.
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Mia V.recommends
October 12, 2019
Vermont Northwoods Shepherd Wagon
A taste of hippie paradise!
Our stay in the Gipsy Wagon was beyond our expectations! Gwen and Larry were extremely helpful and kind. They build a peaceful place filled with love. The place is cozy and intimate, and has everything you really need. They also gave us tips on were to go around (The Bread and Puppet Museum is a must see). We would go back there in a heartbeat!
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Sara M.recommends
July 29, 2019
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Charming, Private Retreat
Unique spot, away from it all! Charming with thoughtful touches. Will look back on this trip fondly!
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Craftsbury, Orleans, Vermont, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Wabanaki (Dawnland Confederacy) and N’dakina (Abenaki / Abénaquis) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Gwen B.Joined in February 2018
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