Yes, We Really Did Stay In A Teepee
Hey Y’all! Happy Monday! We have had a whirlwind of a weekend! Usually in the fall we love to go up to Lake George and stay at Trout House Village, but back in August we decided we wanted to do something different this year. We searched AirBnB and found this amazing teepee and booked it immediately! Now, we knew exactly what we were getting ourselves into, and my expectations were completely exceeded, but I also didn’t really think about how cold it would be. Before I get into that, we made a pit stop at Angry Orchard on our way upstate.
Angry Orchard is probably Ashley and I’s favorite cider brand, and trust me we have tried a lot. They produce really great cider, and I was so excited that we were able to visit. The best part was that the tasting was entirely free, which we were shocked about. We are used to visiting wineries in Napa where you can pay $40 for a tasting. I believe the tastings change every day, but this time we tried the Crisp Apple, Knotty Pear, and Waldon Hollow. Out of the three, the Crisp Apple is still by far our favorite, with the Knotty Pear coming in second.
Since we were only staying for one night we opted to stop to eat a big meal right before we checked in so that we could experience the whole night on the property. I found Phoenicia Diner online and knew it was a perfect stop. It was so picturesque, and the best place to stop and eat at. It was also surprisingly very busy!
Okay, back to the teepee! When we arrived we were even more excited and eager than ever! Chris and Lisa, our hosts, were so genuine, nice and very accommodating! We immediately settled in, took all of the pictures we wanted, and got a fire going before the sun started to set. Once the sun set we headed over to the hot tub to have a nice warm soak. Unfortunately we were terrible bloggers and forgot to take pictures of the hot tub! There is one on the AirBnB listing though!
The one downside was just how cold we were at night, but that was partially our fault. We couldn’t quite figure out how to get the stove/fireplace lit inside the teepee. We got it going, but it was incredibly smoky. By the time we got around to it, it was late and we didn’t want to bother Chris & Lisa. We made the executive decision that we would rather be cold than inhale smoke all night. Looking back on it, I’m not sure that was the best decision, but we survived anyway.
We woke up really early to watch the sunrise, and it was beautiful! We lit a fire outside and cozied up to enjoy the atmosphere! Overall we had an amazing trip, and I’m glad we did it. I’m not sure I could do it more than one night in a row, especially if it is that cold, but the whole thing was very unique! If you are looking for a fun getaway upstate, and want to do something different this is definitely for you!
Just a couple things you should know…the bathroom is an outhouse! That sounds scary, but it is actually nicer than you would think. Also, there is no cell service, so enjoy nature and take it all in! Look for a vlog coming on Wednesday over on our YouTube channel!
Have a great week everyone!
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