To say that my wife and I had an amazing stay at The Rising Moon Yurt would be an understatement. From the moment we pulled into the property, we could sense that Ashley & Justin had paid attention to every little detail of the experience. Here are just a few of the things that made it unforgettable: detailed written directions to get us to where Waze or Google Maps probably wouldn't; cute hand-painted signs at the gate; the greeting of quiet jazz as you walk through the door; the creature comforts of a fully-stocked kitchen with gas range and double sink; a hand-written note from the hosts with a hardcover yurt guide to answer any FAQs about the property; blazing-fast WiFi; smart TV with complementary Netflix; deep layback sofa with Woolrich & Pendleton blankets for getting cozy; queen-sized bed with nearby AC/heater; French doors leading to a serene and private balcony overlooking tree lines and farm fields; outdoor shower and bathtub with hot water; heated bathhouse with a sink dropped into a sawhorse table. The list goes on.
This was no ordinary glamping getaway: this was high-quality DIY resort treatment. For Ashley & Justin to put this much thought in the details makes you appreciate the fact that they have opened their home for others to share, to enjoy, to respect and keep clean, to fall in love with, to come back again, as we most certainly will.
My fiancee and I stayed here for two nights in late July and had a wonderful time! Matt and Carrie are mellow and hospitable folks who clearly love what they do and will go out of their way to welcome you to the community. We arrived on a night that a helper of the farm was celebrating her last night at Wondernut. Not every night is a party, so we're one of the lucky few; we met friends and neighbors of the farm, indulged in tasty pulled pork sandwiches, and tapped our toes to the live instrumental folk jam.
The cabin itself is rugged and charming. Even though it gets too hot to stay in during the summer days, it cools down to a perfect temperature at night, thanks to screen doors and windows. The bed faces a window with a view of the stars (and there are a LOT of stars on a clear night). There is also a private outdoor shower, which is by far the best camping shower I have ever used. The water is perfectly warm in the afternoon, and you may get a little bit of a brisk breeze to help cool you down. Not too far from the shower is the composting toilet deemed Pootopia, which is private and clean enough while still giving you an open view of the land and a chance to contemplate the universe.
We will definitely be back here when the weather cools down, and this time with our 3-year-old in tow, as the farm is very family-friendly.
My family of 3 stayed here for two nights in late June. This place is fantastic! Kim is very hospitable and the guest cabin is cute and charming. There is a bed big enough for two people, plus a pull-out couch and a loft bed. The cabin recently had an air conditioner put in, which made the hot summer days much more bearable! The bathroom and shower are clean and are a short walk away from the cabin into the main house. Many animals live on this family farm, including goats, sheep, and chickens. I wasn't prepared for the "alarm clock" of roosters crowing at the crack of dawn, so if you're a light sleeper like myself, make sure you go to sleep early if you want a full night's rest! This place is extremely family-friendly; we had our 3-year-old toddler with us, who isn't very adventurous, but was eager to help Kim feed the chickens every morning. He loved it! Kim also whips up a delicious breakfast every morning. What more could you ask for? We'll be back!