Hipcamp host Martin N.,
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$150 a night weekdays.

a largely off-the-grid, truly unique, 420-friendly YURT in beautiful Livingston Manor. A ‘tiny house’ with every conceivable amenity—full kitchen, hot shower, indoor toilet, woodstove, spacious living room, enormous sleeping loft, speakers for your music, excellent wi-fi—thoughtfully arranged to maximize space and ease of use. Ou

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$150 a night weekdays.

a largely off-the-grid, truly unique, 420-friendly YURT in beautiful Livingston Manor. A ‘tiny house’ with every conceivable amenity—full kitchen, hot shower, indoor toilet, woodstove, spacious living room, enormous sleeping loft, speakers for your music, excellent wi-fi—thoughtfully arranged to maximize space and ease of use. Our YURT is at the end of a shale road on a blueberry orchard. Guests are invited to pick all the fruit they like. The hillside’s high elevation provides an oasis of cooler temperatures during every summer heat wave. The panoramic view of the Catskills from the porch has to be seen to be appreciated.

while the setting is delightfully off the beaten path, it’s also a short drive to the cafés, breweries, and eateries in the charming village of Livingston Manor. World class hiking, swimming, camping, and fishing is even closer. (Camping and hiking gear provided.)

perhaps most importantly, our YURT offers more than a getaway. Guests learn how to tap a spring for their home’s water, the joys of heating with wood, how hygienic and easy-to-use a composting toilet is. A few days on the blueberry patch is both a rewarding glimpse of the sustainable life and an invaluable education in how comfortable a small home can be. If you’re considering procuring your own, spending time in one of ours will help you decide if such a home is right for you.

how to get here: depending on traffic, it’s about two hours from NYC. Take the Thruway to the very first exit, Exit 16 for Rt. 17 west. Follow Rt. 17 for an hour to Exit 98/Parksville.

what to expect: the YURT was literally just finished. Because it has a composting toilet, because it's heated with wood, because the property is accessed via a chip path not an asphalt one, invariably sawdust, wood flecks, and the occasional spider web make their way inside. The country will follow you indoors. Please visit expecting that. In the interest of keeping the place tidy we ask that guests remove their shoes before entering. You’ll have to walk about 75 yards from your car so… make sure those shoes are comfortable. The YURT sleeps two couples. House broken, well-mannered pets welcome. Expect a location that’s off the beaten path and, consequently, not super easy to find. But for ours, there are no houses in sight. Relevantly, our house is next door. (See photos.) We are quiet folks and you’ll likely hear little but the rustling trees and nearby spring.

what to bring: if you’re planning to pick blueberries or go hiking, bring clothes you don’t mind getting a bit dirty. A headlamp is recommended for enjoying the grounds at night and hiking up from your car at night. Speaking of cars, the shale road that leads to our YURT does not require a 4wd drive vehicle. However, you should drive cautiously if you arrive in a Prius or any other car that’s low to the ground. Whatever you’re driving, please do so slowly as the road is one way. Note: our Prius successfully navigates this bumpy country lane daily.

a standard release is required. Must be comfortable with a composting toilet and should know how to light a fire in a woodstove.

Lodging provided
Yurt
2 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 3 vehicles
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry absent
No hot tub
Have a question? Send martin a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 6PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 86%

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Hipcamper Liza
Liza S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 15th, 2022

It was truly a unique experience staying in Martins Yurt for a few days. A super neat intro to “tiny living,” yet surprisingly spacious! Nice views as well. Martin was quick to respond to all of our needs, and was extremely hospitable.

Hipcamper ToniAnn

Yurt getaway

Toni Ann S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 17th, 2022

We loved the yurt we stayed in on Martin’s property. The view was awesome and it was so quiet and peaceful. The wood stove was an awesome way to stay warm and cozy. Martin was an amazing host, very generous, and attentive..

Hipcamper Stefan

Warm inviting yurt!

Stefan A.
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 17th, 2022

My girlfriend and I stayed here for three days in December. Place was warm, clean, and stocked with board games, wood, and blue-tooth speakers! Bed sheets were clean and warm! Marty was an awesome host, always offering to help with starting the fire, touring the grounds, and providing us with hiking areas and other things to do locally. Will come back again!!!!!!!

Hipcamper Aleah

Perfect cozy getaway

Aleah B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 17th, 2022

A handful friends and I stayed at the yurt as a way to decompress and get some outdoor time. We went on several local hikes and enjoyed the beautiful property. Martin was a fantastic and attentive host. The yurt was clean, cute, functional, and so warm with the woodburning stove. We would all like to come back in the future. I'd 100% recommend a visit..

Hipcamper Ross
Ross B.
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January 17th, 2022

We enjoyed our stay in Martin’s yurt. The space is clean, comfortable, and intelligently designed- it has sparked has sparked our interest in small homes. The surrounding countryside Is quite beautiful and was fun to explore. Highly recommended spot

Hipcamper Rica
Rica N.
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January 17th, 2022

Martin is a great host, he tried his best for us to feel welcomed. It could have been better if we got the yurt we rented as finished. Since we got the yurt with. no lights/electricity yet connected, he provided us an outlet from his house (I believe) and also lent us his new fridge for food storage, I would like to come back once the cutest kitchen, bathroom, electricity are completely done and polished.

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Property
Off-Grid Catskills
State
New York
Country
United States
$175/night
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