a  Cardigan Hideaway

Back Country Camping in Style
Orange, Nh


Our yurt is spacious, well furnished, and accessible. It is as "green" as any property available for vacation. LED lights in the kitchen and bathroom assure a minimum of electric use. A propane refrigerator (silent) and stove provide efficient, but convenient cooking. A propane lantern is available for more evening light should you decide you want a card game or reading before bed. Other than that, we use a generator to vacuum the yurt between visitors.

Sitting on 57 acres abutting Cardigan Mt. State Forest means that it will be a back country experience, yet it is close to the road and amenities in the nearby town of Canaan. It is private, but remote enough that the sight of moose tracks on our property is relatively common. (Bear tracks less so, but they’re there) You can hike, ski, or snowshoe to the top of our property, while enjoying wonderful views, enjoy a picnic at our brook, or simply enjoy the nearby trails of the state forest.

Our campfire ring is available for cooking or just enjoying the evening. A local waterfall is less than 100 yards away. You can fall asleep to the gentle sounds of the night critters and the waterfall just down the road. When the stream in front of the yurt is running, it only adds to the background noise of nature.

It IS a back-country camp, with back country plumbing - or lack thereof. We provide a composting toilet, and don't expect the guests to empty the buckets. (There is a spare). (If this makes you squeamish, I assure you it is FAR better than an outhouse, and even better than a porta-pottie. It is more convenient (in the yurt), and it is amazing that the cover material that assists composting also kills the smell. The ultimate green toilet!

Located in Orange, Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire, USA (20 Miles East of Lebanon, NH, 45 NW of Concord, NH), our yurt consists of the Cabin, 1 Bedroom, and 1 Bathroom (Sleeps 4-5).

Sleeping Kitchen Other features
  • Linens Provided
  • Bunk Bed
  • Child Bed
  • Convertible Bed
  • Full Kitchen: We stock the basics - coffee, sweeteners, hot chocolate, salt/pepper, oatmeal, etc. Maintain a kitty to donate for what you use. We also stock containers for fridge, some sandwich bags, etc. Water is supplied, (approx 15 gallons) but no well.
  • Fully stocked kitchen including Dishes and Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator: Propane - silent!
  • Off Street Parking
  • Wood Stove
  • Deck/Patio: Large outdoor deck - 10 x 14.
  • Fire pit down the hill for campfires.
  • Pet Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Smoking Not Allowed

Some of the activities available to you either on site or nearby include Biking, Mountain Biking, Cross Country Skiing, Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, and Hunting.

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