As other reviewers have written, the yurt is very close to town but situated so that you feel as if you're alone in the woods. Staying here, you are close to the spectacular high peaks a short drive to the west (and the wonderful Blueberry Hill Trails within walking distance), and beautiful Lake Champlain -- with a gorgeous view of Vermont's Green Mountains -- a short drive to the east. We enjoyed the hiking and the New England-ish small towns that dot Lake Champlain's east coast, both of which were enhanced by the beauty of fall's colors. Our children loved exploring the property around the yurt, making smores over the fire pit just down the hill from the yurt, playing the assortment of board games available in the yurt, and watching something from among the varied DVDs in the entertainment center. We also took a short trip down to beautiful and historic Fort Ticonderoga at the southern end of Lake Champlain. If you are looking for a relaxing time away in a gorgeous setting, this yurt is for you!