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You will feel the stresses of life wash away as you sway in the trees and listen to the sounds of the beautiful stream just feet from the treehouse deck. You'll never want to leave! Enjoy a bit of solitude or some special alone time with a loved one. It's hard to beat Stone City Treehouse to make your time away special!
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After your day of hiking, skiing, or touring local breweries and distilleries, come home to this beautiful, private tiny house in the trees! Or, just spend the day lazily relaxing by the fire and reading, while the sound of the stream soothes you.
Walk through the woods, up the stairs, and enter into another dimension - one that you won't want to leave! Much thought was put into the design and local, natural, and recycled materials were a priority in its construction.
Soak in the curated interior design while you relax in the living room space and gaze out the large, recycled windows (from an old, local schoolhouse).
Enjoy the deck that overlooks the year-round stream (that may be frozen over in the winter) and let the sound of the water wash through you. You may even see some critters if you're still enough!
There is a sweet sitting area, hammock, and campfire space just below the treehouse right on the stream, with a dramatic view of the treehouse. And a hanging bed underneath!
You can cook simple meals on the propane campstove (with a griddle option) or use the small charcoal grill in the space under the treehouse. There is a mini-fridge with a separate freezer to keep your fresh produce from the farmers' market and your yummy local beer nice and cool. There's a very primitive (and limited) water system you can use for washing dishes.
We also provide some basic condiments and cooking basics, like olive oil and salt and pepper. We also offer coffee, hot chocolate, and lemonade. Most of the products we offer for your use, and our cleaning supplies and paper products are from Public Goods and you can get a 25% discount on your first purchase with the coupon code TREEHOUSEPGA
There is a basic composting toilet in the treehouse for your convenience, but you also have access to a full, modern bathroom at the house, with a beautiful shower.
When it's time for bed, climb up the loft ladder to "the nest" and sink into the comfy bed. Open up the windows to hear the nighttime sounds of the forest!
We prioritize our earth and take environmental considerations into every decision: we generate solar electricity; we compost and recycle; we use environmentally friendly cleaning products; we avoid disposable items as much as possible; and we used many local and recycled materials in the construction of the treehouse.
The interior structure is 10'x16' with a loft and the deck is 4'x16'.
入住时间 下午5:00后、退房时间 中午12:00
My husband and I wished we could stay an extra day or two, this place is everything as described! The best part was waking up to immediately seeing the trees and hearing the stream right there, it was so lovely and cozy. The town is really close and you do have some really nice options to try around the area.
Heathers tree house is truly magical. A perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of life. You can show up with just some clothing, everything you could need is provided. Simple, yet clean and inspired. Can’t wait to come back
Heather was extremely hospital & her directions and information was super helpful and clear. Heather quickly responded to each message and was there to help if we needed it. The treehouse could not have been better. We are looking forward to returning again!
If you have the chance to stay here, don’t hesitate to book it!! This was the most magical place and Heather has thought of every detail to make your stay easy and wonderful. Can’t recommend this place enough.
This was one of the coolest experiences! After the nightmare of a year 2020 was we just wanted to go somewhere quiet to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary and detach from the world a bit. The treehouse was exactly what we needed. We were able to bring our sweet old dog with us which was also what we were looking for in our trip. She thoroughly enjoyed it too, especially chillin on the porch in the morning while we drank coffee and evenings sniffing the breeze and watching the critters. Everything you really need is there as well, from a French press and bean grinder, tea, condiments, soaps, dishes, books and games, bug spray, you name it Heather thought of it, and we love that it was all still in tiny house fashion and eco friendly. So many details we were still noticing little things even as we were packing to leave! We didn’t need a thing, but if we had Heather was close by and very easy to talk to! Laying in bed with all the windows open listening to the stream was so peaceful. And omg the sheets and pillows (of which she had several kinds from firm to fluffy) were so cozy. We had a squirrel climb up the tree just outside the loft and say hello in the morning, and so many bird songs. We took a nap in a gentle thunder storm on the bed swing under the house, that was so, so cool. We never missed running water (some at the house a short walk away when we did need /want it) We didn’t miss tv or social media. We had plenty to do and, honestly we didn’t even end up needing much of it! It rained on and off a lot so we didn’t do some of what we planned but the quiet and environment was absolutely wonderful and exactly what we needed. We hope to come again!!
Hardwick village is three miles away, and it's a lovely, small village with everything you'd need.
The treehouse is located in the woods, by a year-round stream. It is three miles from Hardwick Village, located on 20 acres of woods, primarily maple trees and has a lovely year-round stream that flows by the house.
Nearby there is plenty to do!
- Village Restaurant - great food, lots of local stuff, try the Jasper Hill Cheese Eggs Benedict!
- Positive Pie - great pizza and beer selection. My kids love the garlic knots! Say hi to Butch, the bartender - he's an old friend!
- Buffalo Mountain Co-op Cafe - lots of great options for breakfast and lunch! Focusing on local foods, and the store downstairs has everything you need. Lots of great people to meet here, too :)
- The Scale House - an amazing new restaurant in town, focusing on fresh seafood from Mass, but also lots of local goodness!
- House of Pizza - great pizza at a great price! This is where I always get my takeout pizza, but they do have more than just pizza.
- A great new coffee shop called Front Seat Coffee!
There's also the local Chinese restaurant, Yummy Wok, and Connie's Kitchen, a local bakery.
Other food and beverage- related options abound in the area!
- Caledonia Spirits / Barr Hill - I'm a bit bias toward this crew - I've worked for them part-time for years. But, hands-down, the best gin in the world! They had been based in Hardwick but now have a new, amazing distillery in Montpelier. If you like gin, or if you don't like gin, check it out! There's also a lovely vodka made from honey, and a unique barrel-aged gin, called Tom Cat. They've also been working hard on a whiskey that I know will be a big hit!
- Hill Farmstead Brewery - voted the best beer in the world for multiple years, this is a Mecca for beer-lovers! Only 20 minutes away, it is definitely worth the trip!
- Pete's Greens Farmstand - open seasonally, this is the site of the farm of one of, if not the, biggest vegetable farm in Vermont! Found in Craftsbury, also worth the 20 or so minute drive.
- Hardwick Farmers' Market - also a seasonal gem, it's located at Atkins Field at 100 Granite St. in Hardwick lots of great local goodies, from veggies and cheese to plants and crafts, and everything in between! Runs Fridays from 3-6pm, June through September.
- Jasper Hill Cheese - they don't have a visitors area and you can't visit the site, but you drive by them on your way to Hill Farmstead and can see the beautiful, painted barn. Amazing, internationally acclaimed cheeses - you can find at Willey's Store in Greensboro or the Buffalo Mountain Co-op in Hardwick.
- Willey's Store - Located in Greensboro, you will find literally anything you need here! They have local food and beverages, regular groceries, hardware, housewares, clothing and shoes. This is a sight in itself!
- Maple Syrup
- Cabot Cheese
- Vermont Food Venture Center
Outdoor Activities (See Guidebook for more)
- Local hiking - Nichols Ledge, Barr Hill, Hardwick Trails...
- Local swimming - Nichols Pond, Caspian Lake
- Canoeing and Kayaking - Nichols Pond, Caspian Lake, Hardwick Lake
- Downhill Skiing - Stowe, Smuggler's Notch, Jay Peak, Burke Mountain are the closest, all about an hour away.
- Cross Country Skiing - Highland Lodge, Craftsbury Outdoor Center
- Mountain Biking - Kingdom Trails in Burke are world-renowned. You can also rent bikes, including fat tire bikes for snow, at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center.
- Highland Center for the Arts
- Bread and Puppet
- Vermont Vaudeville
- Craftsbury Chamber Players
- Museum of Everyday Life
There is no public transportation. You will need a vehicle here. In the winter, I highly encourage 4wd, ideally with winter snow tires. Vermont is cold and snowy in the winter - almost guaranteed! You could get stuck with ice and snow - be warned and be flexible!
IF THE GPS TRIES TO TAKE YOU UP DUSTY SWAMP RD, CORNER RD, TOWNSHIP HIGHWAY 25, OR COITS POND RD FIND AN ALTERNATIVE ROUTE!!!! Please check your route before going on the back roads once you get close to the house. These roads are class 4 roads that become snowmobile roads in the winter and impassable by car or even 4-wheel drive trucks/SUV's. If you are coming from the St. Johnsbury area, I suggest taking the Brown Farm Rd. route (can be steep if there's bad weather) or go into Hardwick village and enter the address from there and should take you onto Mackville Rd., which is a good route.
This area of Vermont (the Northeast Kingdom) has snow all winter, and sometimes mud, especially in the spring. The treehouse is located on a dirt/gravel road that can sometimes be challenging if it's muddy or even snowy or icy. We can get a lot of snow sometimes and you could possibly get stuck on your way here or in the driveway. I do my best to keep the driveway clean and sanded, but it's not always possible all of the time. We live in a rural area and services are not always immediately available.
All of that being said, most of the time there are no issues but if you have access to a 4WD vehicle, ideally with higher clearance and snow tires, that is the best case scenario. Keep an eye on the weather and plan ahead: the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont is probably not like where you're from and being prepared for weather and challenging driving conditions is absolutely the best policy.