Wise Pines sits on 40 acres of land, complete with walking/hiking trails to enjoy. On the property is a pond, many fruit trees, chickens, and goats. *Electric fencing is LIVE!* With two treehouses, spaced out from, but shares land with a renovated barn (The Bunkhouse), which is used as another lodging accommodation, and a nearby common building that is a shared space for all guests to relax, eat, and attend studio events. Owners, Jon and Chelsey live on property with their two children, Holden and Wyatt and their two dogs, Boogie and Jesco. The dogs are friendly but will come running and barking (loudly!) at you at first. They are just excited and want to say hi!
This one room treehouse is tucked lightly into the woods for a tranquil setting, not far from another treehouse of its kind. The space includes a lush queen-sized bed, a table with bar stools, a dresser, mini fridge, water dispenser with glassware, and 4 large windows. Heat is available, so as to be enjoyed all year long. The bathroom and shower are located in common building down a slightly steep, gravel walking path (about 160 ft away), which is shared with the other treehouse lodging accommodation.
This two level renovated barn offers two private rooms each with a queen sized bed, a bunk room of 8 beds (4 bunk beds) with a small seating area, and a large upper deck that looks over the property with views of wild sunsets. There is a bathroom with two private toilets and showers. There is a small kitchenette with a sink, toaster oven, mini fridge, and coffee maker. Seasonally, we offer this space either as a whole or as a hostel, renting separate beds. Please note that the Wise Pine’s check-in office is a closed-off room in The Bunkhouse with its own entrance in the back of the building.
The lodge is a common building for all of our guests. There is one restroom, with a shower, in this building, which is the main restroom for our treehouse guests and available to all guests. This building houses a commercial kitchen, a dining and lounge area with couches, a gas fire place, games and books, as well as a yoga studio for yoga classes and other events.
The office is in the back of the Bunkhouse, which is the first building on the right that you will come to when the driveway forks, with the red roof. We have a small gift/gear shop with Wise Pines merchandise, postcards, greeting cards, Vermont maple syrup, soap, laundry detergent, Darn Tough socks and hiker needs, such as wet wipes, water filters, fuel, etc.
Breakfast at Wise Pines
Breakfast foods rotate with the seasons, and change daily. Much of our food is sourced from our own garden and hens or other local sources. You can expect, and are not limited to an offering of: frittatas, breakfast tacos, quiches, quinoa breakfast bowls, root veggie hash, fresh fruit, sausages, smoothie bowls, pancakes, baked goods and more! All food is prepared by our Chef, Alex. Each day we have one offering, but can easily accommodate dietary restrictions. Please let us know 1-2 days ahead of time of any dietary restrictions and if you would like to join us. Breakfast is at 8:00am, daily June through September, and Thursday-Monday, October through May. Breakfast is NOT available on major holidays and may not be available on the immediate dates prior to or after the holiday. Prices have been adjusted to reflect these changes.
Friday-Sunday, January 26-28th
Cooking at Wise Pines
In The Lodge, there is a kitchen which is shared with the two other treehouse lodging accommodations. We have a flat-top griddle, outdoor grill, toaster oven, pizza pizzaz, blender, coffee maker and electric kettle for you to use. The oven and stove are NOT available for guest use as it is a commercial kitchen. Each treehouse and The Bunkhouse have mini fridges. If you need more space than what a mini fridge can hold, please be prepared to bring your own cooler. The Bunkhouse also has its own toaster oven, toaster, electric kettle and coffee maker.
All ingredients in the kitchen are OFF LIMITS to our guests. This includes coffee and tea which is reserved only for our guests who are joining us for breakfast. If you choose to opt out of breakfast, please be prepared to bring your own foods/beverages that you wish to have during your stay.
Arriving at Wise Pines/ Check-in
A personal vehicle is required to get around the area (preferably one with 4WD/AWD and, seasonally, all-season/snow tires as we do live on a winding dirt road and have a steep driveway). The roads and/or driveway can get heavy with snow, icy and mud.
Wise Pines is in a rural, wooded location. Please note, there is no parking directly near the Treehouses. When the driveway forks, stay to the right and follow the road to the parking area near the main office. The entrance to the office is in the back of The Bunkhouse, the first building you will come upon, on the right, when the driveway forks, with the red roof. *We highly recommend arriving while the sun is still up. While we have solar lighting on the property and on the outsides of the buildings, it gets quite dark once the sun falls. It is nice to get your bearings beforehand.
Please checkin upon arrival. There will either be a staff member to meet you or a self-checkin note on the office door for you. Check in is at 2:00pm and check out is by 11:00am. Please let us know if you need exceptions made.
While our physical address is in Hartland, our mailing address and the address GPS will guide you to is WOODSTOCK. Putting “Hartland” in to your gps can have you arrive at the WRONG location.
There are 3 designated parking areas, 2 of which are small parking lots marked by signage along the gravel driveway. The first is behind the main home’s garage, when the driveway first splits (about a 1 minute walk from the office/ ~450ft away), and the second parking area is just before arriving at the office (about ~150ft away).
Guests staying in The Bunkhouse are able to park in front of The Bunkhouse so long as there is enough room for vehicles to continue past on the gravel driveway. Please do not block the walkway to the office. There is room for 1-2 cars in this area.
5 guest dogs are allowed at the property at a time. No other pets aside from dogs are allowed. The pet friendly accommodations are: SoBo (treehouse), White Blaze (private room in The Bunkhouse) and one of the bunks. There is a $25 fee ($5 for thru-hiking dogs) per pet. Please keep your dog on leash while on the property. You will be held responsible for any damages caused by you or your pet. Also note that there is a LIVE electric fence that surrounds our goats, who are easily spooked- so please do not approach.
Laundry units are available in the lodge. Please prepare to bring your own detergent, if you should need to use them or purchase a laundry pod in our office.
Please note that there is no cell phone service on the property. Be sure to turn on your WiFi calling PRIOR to arriving (while in cell range) so that you are able to make phone calls and text while here.