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The Shepherd's Crook at Blue Pepper Farm

SuperhostJay, New York, United States
Tiny house hosted by Tyler
2 guests1 bedroom1 bedToilet with sink
Entire home
You’ll have the tiny house to yourself.
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Tucked in the woods on our working sheep farm, our off-grid tiny house is the perfect escape and stepping stone into the Adirondack mountains for hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing. Enjoy the coziness of the Crook between forays into our north country wilderness! What you will find: adventure, peace, quiet, woodstove, candles, down blanket, fire pit, privacy, composting outhouse, firewood for sale. *Please note there is NO electricity and NO running water. Akin to glamping!

The space
The Crook is just 200 square feet plus an 8'x8' sleeping loft with a steep ladder, NO ELECTRICITY, NO RUNNING WATER. Lots of windows and a big sliding front door let in lots of light during the day. The composting outhouse is 30' out the back door, just add some shavings from the bin after use. There's a small one-burner propane stove on the counter in the small kitchen space equipped to cook/eat for 2. Use the blue water jug to get potable water from the blue handled hydrant by the barn (pull the handle all the way vertical - see photo). Showers can be found (*April-Oct*) for donation at the KOA Campground on Fox Farm Rd in Wilmington near Whiteface Mtn - about 12 minutes from the yurt).
The Crook has basic insulation and the only heat source is a small Vermont Castings wood stove. When you arrive it will likely be the same temperature as outside unless folks had a fire that morning before departing and it will take a few hours to warm up. Firewood NOT included in price.
Self-sufficiency is a must! Be prepared for a rustic and adventurous experience. You will find a few basics, like mugs, plates/bowls, silverware. Heat water on the stove to wash your dishes in the wash bin - dump the water out back.
***Firewood is available for purchase 100' from the Crook in the woodshed - its $.50 per log on the honor system, leave cash or Venmo us @Tyler-Eaton-19. You can also get wood at roadside stands in the area (esp Wilmington) and at Stewarts Shops.

Guest access
You have access to the Crook and the surrounding woods and trails. Our yurt is about 100 yards away through the woods which is also rented out in the Fall/Winter/Spring. Please be respectful of their space. We ask those guests to do the same for you.
You can explore the woods and out to the pasture, or stop by the barn to say hello to the sheep. Please be calm and quiet around any of our animals. Please do not go in the barn or enter into any fenced animal paddock. Be mindful that all fences are electrified, guard dogs are friendly, but they are working guard dogs, not pets.

Other things to note
What to bring:
Slippers to keep your feet warm.
Sleeping bags in cold winter weather.
Head lamps, lanterns etc.
Appropriate clothing/footwear for the forecast.
Tucked in the woods on our working sheep farm, our off-grid tiny house is the perfect escape and stepping stone into the Adirondack mountains for hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing. Enjoy the coziness of the Crook between forays into our north country wilderness! What you will find: adventure, peace, quiet, woodstove, candles, down blanket, fire pit, privacy, composting outhouse, firewood for sale. *Please note there… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Essentials
Fire extinguisher
Private entrance
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Jay, New York, United States

The town of Jay is pretty tiny with very few services. Devins gas station and deli is open Mon-Sat, closed Sundays. The farm is 46 acres and the Crook is tucked back in the woods in a very private setting minus the Yurt 100 yards away. Food/groceries are at least a 10 minute if not 30 minute drive.
The town of Jay is pretty tiny with very few services. Devins gas station and deli is open Mon-Sat, closed Sundays. The farm is 46 acres and the Crook is tucked back in the woods in a very private setting minu…

Hosted by Tyler

Joined in September 2012
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Shannon and I operate a small sheep dairy producing yogurt, wool, lamb and sheepskins. We have two little guys, Wyatt and Shepherd (8 and 6), as well as our mutt, Pepper and barn cat, LBC. We live, farm and play in the Adirondack Mountains and place much importance on healthy food and healthy land. We get out into the mountains as much as possible, hiking, canoeing, fly fishing in summer, cross country and backcountry skiing/snowboarding in winter. We love hosting folks at our farm to share both the killer view and the tasty local foods found in our valley of the Adirondacks, from our meats and eggs to fantastic cheeses from right down the road and vegetables from our friends' farms nearby. From Memorial Day til sometimes as late as Indigenous People’s Day we live in a yurt at the top of our pasture which allows us to be close to our animals and available for farmhouse guests' questions or needs. In the winter we're in the farmhouse and have the yurt and tiny house available to rent from October through May. We love connecting guests with local hikes, activities and attractions, and sharing our glorious mountain farm with folks.
Shannon and I operate a small sheep dairy producing yogurt, wool, lamb and sheepskins. We have two little guys, Wyatt and Shepherd (8 and 6), as well as our mutt, Pepper and barn c…
During your stay
We're around the farm and available by text/email/phone if you need anything or just have questions about where to ski/hike or go out for food. Products from our farm are available: eggs, lamb, pork, yarn, and sheepskins - just email us before your stay and we can pull something out of the freezer for you.
We're around the farm and available by text/email/phone if you need anything or just have questions about where to ski/hike or go out for food. Products from our farm are availabl…
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House rules
Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm