High ceiling in the yurt, very spacious and peaceful.Inside the yurt, the queen-size air mattress and couch with seating area for working.
Solar-Powered Yurt on the Sanctuary Land Preserve
Solar-Powered Yurt on the Sanctuary Land Preserve

Private room

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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About this listing

The yurt is located at the Sanctuary, a beautiful 40 acre community land trust with meadows, forests and trails, beaver ponds, a community garden and small farm. It is one of the greenest (sustainable, carbon-neutral) places to stay, close to many local attractions, family- and pet-friendly, with a deeply peaceful ambiance. The Sanctuary non-profit is located on the land trust and offers educational resources for personal transformation, community development and environmental restoration.

The space

The Sanctuary is a beautiful place made possible by a beautiful idea: a piece of land which cannot be owned, for profit or destruction, but is held "in trust" by a community non-profit organization, The Sanctuary at Shepardfields. This is sacred land, being developed as a blessed community possession, using permacultural, nonviolent, ecologically-regenerative practices and technologies to generate ecological and social system coherence, i.e. Love. Harmony is the goal and the means. The harmony of this beautiful space is immediately felt, and by being here you become a part of this process of unfolding wholeness.

Guest access

Guests are invited to explore the Sanctuary's 40 acre land trust. The Sanctuary house is available to use the indoor bathroom, and to shower in the morning. Breakfast is also in the house, between 9 and 11, with some flexibility via text/call.

Interaction with guests

Yes, there are three residential staff at the Sanctuary, and there's always at least one person around to greet guests, offer morning coffee, etc.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 24 / night after the first guest
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

- Listed price is for 2 guests. We request $30 for each additional guest.
- Pets are welcome but must be potty-trained and cannot attack free-range chickens.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

8 Reviews

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John User Profile
August 2017
We had an excellent time. Slept like rocks and nice breakfast and conversation the morning we left.

Adam User Profile
August 2017
Sanctuary is an absolute amazing place to be. Secluded yet only minutes from historic east Haddam and Connecticut river. It was so peaceful staying here. Great place for an escape. I will absolutely be coming back.

Susan User Profile
July 2017
We loved the Yurt. It was very clean. The host was helpful and friendly. Location was super!! Birds and wind through the trees was so restorative. We were visited by the goat who was adorable and the cat who was sweet and friendly. We were well entertained by the chickens. Trystin is twelve. He is still talking about what a great experience he had!! It is rustic. When traveling with children consider taking sleeping bags.

Charlotte User Profile
July 2017
We really enjoyed Jen and Justin's place! The yurt is super spacious and offers a very different AirBnB experience. Their property is beautiful, very peaceful, animals are super friendly and a delight to be around. This was a perfect getaway from the city. Thank you!

Teresa User Profile
June 2017
I chose this place in hopes of having a low keyed relaxing get away. My expectations were far exceeded and Jen and Justin were amazing hosts. The grounds are beautiful and well kept, very private and relaxing. The yurt was very comfortable with a gentle breeze and super comfortable bed. Having fresh eggs and coffee in the morning was a real treat. I had a great experience and will definately be going back for another stay.

Alexander User Profile
June 2017
really beautiful, serene and rustic feel to the property and yurt. really nice host! wish i had more time to spend there during the day. Jen was a great host!

Pierre-Marc User Profile
May 2017
This very unique spot falls somewhere between rustic and roughing it. My wife, who can do "glamping" wasn't very happy but my son, who is 2 years old and loves animals and nature and meeting new friendly people absolutely loved this place and still asks if we can go back. The hosts are very nice, very kind, and thoughtful. The Yurt feels like a genuine Mongolian nomadic dwelling. The breakfast was out of sight. Our host Justin, made it to order with fresh eggs and fruit and veggies, steel cut oatmeal and terrific bread. We went in late May and the nights were still pretty chilly. Luckily the hosts thought of that and provided us with a couple extra space heaters. Recommend it for travelers with a sprig for adventure.

East Haddam, Connecticut, United StatesJoined in October 2016
Jen User Profile
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