Authentic 18 foot Sioux Tipi, handmade and painted by the artists at Nomadics Tipi Makers in Oregon. It is set up on the edge of the Sawkill Creek, a trout stream, overlooking a waterfall, with a 75 acre park on the other side of the river. The center of Woodstock Village is a half mile walk. There is a circular stone fire place in the center of the tipi and another stone fireplace outside by the waterfall.
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The 24 photos show many details. Almost everything is custom made to the highest standards: the tipi and liner, the bed and folding futon, the solar reverse painted lamps, the book matched walnut counter tops, the dream catcher over the bed, the stone fire places and the firescreen.
On the estate there is an outside shower, outside kitchen sink, and a laundry room for your use. There is an outhouse for Tipi guests' use. We have a 'Tipi Room' with its own entrance set up exclusively for use by the Tipi guests. [See Map] Nothing fancy, it has a desk, and chair, refrigerator, electric, and wireless internet access. There is are solar electric panels setup for the tipi that power two small CFL lamps, and an inverter that provides enough AC power for a laptop and cell phone charger.
Firewood, matches and kindling, plus basic cooking pots, pans, plates and utensils, plus salt, pepper, cooking oil, matches, soap, paper towels, bathroom tissue, dish detergent, trash bags,scrubbies, candles, a complimentary bottle of our favorite chardonnay [in the fridge] and a flashlight are provided. There is a 2 burner Coleman propane camping cookstove in case you wish to cook without making a fire. Outside, there is a propane barbeque grill. There is an outdoor table and bench in front of the fireplace by the stream [see photos]. The mattress in the tipi is a double, plus there is a futon couch that folds down to make a 42' X 75' bed, if you have more than 2 people.
Towels and washcloths are provided. The rate is based on your bringing your own sleeping bag(s). If you would like to have a housekeeper to provide sheets pillowcases and quilts for the bed and/or futon for your stay, add $10 per bed. Please make advance arrangements if you wish to have this service.
When we first set up the tipi in May 2013, we stayed there 2 nights to check it out. The second night, the fire sent a shower of sparks that put burn marks in the rug. So we have custom made a hexagonal fire screen to prevent that in future. [see photos]. In our study and use of tipis over the last 45 years, this is unique in our experience, and a great improvement in safety.
Near the road are trash cans for your use. We expect guests to leave everything as clean and orderly as they find it.
You should bring sleeping bags unless you arrange for bedding to be provided by the housekeeper.
The tipi is available mid April until November. In winter it is taken down and stored.
Finally, a word of caution - the rocks by the river can be extremely slippery, especially when wet, be careful.
We are Chloe Dresser and Andrew Peck. Our resumes are at http://www.teranrealty.com/real/wildsweet.htm
This estate is our 'dream property' which we found in 2002. We weren't looking for a home, but my wife Chloe happened to see the estate the first day it was on the market and called me from the property to come see it. We immediately put in a full price offer, only to be told later that there was another higher offer. We then raised our offer by $80,000. but they sold it to the other buyer anyway for $50K less than our offer. We called the buyer's lawyer and told him to tell the buyer we would pay his price if he were willing to sell. That worked - he named a price and we met it. We were ecstatic. With four post and beam barns circa 1870 three of which had been converted to residences in the 1940's by a local artist of some repute [Judson Smith], fruit trees, a trout stream running though, adjacent to a 77 acre park, and walking distance from the village of Woodstock, there is no other property in the world we can imagine more desirable to us. There was lots of work to do. Now with a decade of work and $250K in renovations, we have it ship shape.
I [Andrew] have been a fan of tipis since I made my first one in Woodstock back in the 1960's. In 1971 I purchased one from the Nomadics Tipi Makers in Oregon. In 1987 Chloe and I purchased another [they only last 6 or 8 years] from them after buying acreage in Woodstock on the top of a mountain. We ordered the current tipi from Nomadics and it was delivered in May 2013, [I could make it myself, but couldn't equal the quality nor the art work of Nomadics]. Having been more than a decade since we've had one, we were excited to have one again, both to share and for our own use. The setting is absolutely idyllic on the stream by the waterfall.
If you never have stayed in a tipi, it's hard to imagine what a unique and special quality they have. I recommend you check out the Nomadics Tipi Maker's website, www.tipi.com They make fine quality tipis, and have made them for the film 'Dancing with Wolves' and 'The Last Samurai.' The location of this tipi next to the trout stream below the waterfalls is divine.
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