Howling Wolf Farmstay Yurt

Creating real experiences of food, family and farm in the heart of Vermont through on-farm yurt stays.

Jennifer
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$ 3,135
pledged of $ 25,000 goal
23
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Project Ends on May 31, 2019

Project Description

Howling Wolf Farm is about creating an extended family around real food.  Our farm in the heart of Vermont is a home for people who love to eat, want to improve their cooking skills, and want to better understand and experience the land that real food comes from.

 

Hi! We're Jenn and Chris, and we'd like you to come visit us.

I'm Jenn Colby of Howling Wolf Farm. My husband Chris and I were born in Randolph and returned to grow our farm here because of its visual beauty, the community of people, and its perfect location in Central Vermont.

 

Fewer and fewer people grow or raise food themselves. People who eat—that’s all of us--have grown increasingly disconnected--from farms growing real food, and from one another. It’s a big challenge.

 

The tasty results of a backyard asado practice.

On top of that, life is FULL. We are attached to our devices and our to do lists. We find ourselves trying to schedule and maximize every single minute. When we take time to pause and breathe, a part of us wakes up. New inspiration arrives, we tap into our creativity, and we feel refreshed and energized. We REconnect with ourselves in a noticeable, tangible way.

 

There are incredible sunrise views from the top of the farm.

That’s what we're trying to create--a retreat space where people can relax, unplug, and settle in to watch the sheep graze or the hawks fly overhead.

 

Fabulous dinner and smiling company, enjoyed by all.

We offer events, classes and group dinners bringing people together in a beautiful place to relax and enjoy themselves. Our approach is all about allowing people to slow down and experience farm and small-town community life in a low key, friendly way.

 

Preparing for a multi-course plated dinner by the pond.

 

The farm is just about a mile from an Amtrak station and less than five miles from the interstate, which makes it easy for visitors to visit from DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, and New York. There's a crazy good local beer and cheese scene. If you like to hike or bike, our farm connects into a recreational trail network. Or if you just want the excuse to sleep in or read a book, it's totally up to you.

 

We chose iFundWomen because we believe creating connection between people is how we bring more good into the world, and iFundWomen really gets that. Every moment we help people feel welcome and part of our family, we are increasing that good.

 

We want you to feel welcome!

I am part farmer, part educator, and part nerdy scientist, and I've loved working with animals since I was a kid. I started this farm because of my passion for animals, real food, and taking good care of the land. My husband was a competitive BBQ pitmaster for over a decade and has been a musician for more than 30 years. We love hosting events and seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces.  It really feeds our souls.

 

We're raising funds on iFundWomen to set up an on-farm yurt for visitors coming to stay for a day, a weekend, a week, or even a month. Fully funded, we’ll be able to insulate the yurt to host guests year round and include bathroom facilities to create a clean, comfortable vacation spot for a group, couple, or individual.

Looks like a tent, feels like a home. Source: www.northeastwhitewater.com

 

Yurts are spacious and airy! Source: www.trip101.com

We have some super cool, fun rewards including yurt stay packages, on-farm dinners and events, and the opportunity to name your very own lamb.  Thank you so much for your support to help us Celebrate Food, Family and Farm in the Heart of Vermont. Let’s create something REAL TOGETHER!

 

Updates

The Project FAQs

Vermont sounds so far away, why should I support a project there?

  • We are conveniently located five minutes from an Amtrak station and less than ten minutes from the Interstate, so visitors from Montreal, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and DC-Metro area can easily visit by train, bus or car.

What if I want to capture a reward that I don't think I can use this year (like a yurt reservation, or a special event)?

  • No problem! We've designed most rewards to be available in 2019, 2020, and/or 2021.  We know it can be hard to line up people and schedules, and we want to make it easier for you to know your rewards will still be waiting for you!

I like the idea of what you're trying to create, but are you folks for real?

 

04/22/2019
Social Media Shout Out/Spotify Playlist
$ 30
04/21/2019
Name a 2019 Lamb
$ 200
04/21/2019
Name a 2019 Lamb
$ 50
Suzanne
04/21/2019
EARLY BIRD Yurt Weekend!
$ 175
Jesse Flood
04/21/2019
Name a 2019 Lamb
$ 50
04/20/2019
Ticket for Two to a Grilling Class
$ 100
04/19/2019
Name a 2019 Lamb
$ 50
Albert F Sargent and Mary Lou Hofmann
04/19/2019
Week Long Yurt Stay
$ 500
04/18/2019
Name a 2019 Lamb
$ 50
Aaron
04/17/2019
Week Long Yurt Stay
$ 500
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

2 Supporters
Contribute
$ 20
Social Media Shout Out/Spotify Playlist

As a thank you for supporting Howling Wolf Farm, we'll spread around a thank you on social media, our blog and newsletter!  Plus, get an exclusive Spotify playlist chock full of all of blues and rock & roll favorites we love.

2 Supporters
Select this reward
$ 100
Ticket for Two to a Grilling Class

Tickets for two to an on-farm grilling class!  Perfect beginning or experienced griller, someone looking to elevate your tailgating skills, or buying a gift for the cooking enthusiast in your life.

Can be used at the farm grilling event of your choice in 2019, 2020 or 2021.

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3 Supporters
Select this reward
$ 175
EARLY BIRD Yurt Weekend!

30% discount on a yurt weekend!

While supplies last...for our friends who jump in earliest.  A fabulous yurt weekend, with all the benefits of a regular yurt weekend at a reduced cost. Join us!

5 Supporters
None available
$ 200
Fabulous On-Farm Dinner

Let us take your dining world to new heights!

Join us for an over-the-top grilled and smoked dinner hosted at beautiful Howling Wolf Farm in Randolph, VT where we’ll treat you to some of our finest barbecue specialties. The meal will be served with the backdrop of our gorgeous hill farm overlooking Randolph Village.

**This reward is available for redemption in 2019, 2020, or 2021**

30 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$ 250
Weekend Yurt Stay

Ideal for a couples getaway!  Stage a brewery tour of Vermont from our central location, or hibernate and reconnect.  Good for the dates you choose in 2019 or 2020, and comes with a Vermont welcome basket of snacks and goodies!

Booking contingent on availability.  Campaign supporters get first choice on dates. 

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1 Supporter
Select this reward
$ 500
Week Long Yurt Stay

43% discount!

Indulge your inner artist or simply recharge with a full week yurt stay. Includes a farm tour and local farm-raised goodies. Good for dates in 2019, 2020 or 2021.

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2 Supporters
Select this reward
$ 2,000
One Month Yurt Bonanza (Or 4 weeks)

A 47% discount!

Are you looking for a Vermont farm oasis? Indulge your inner artist with a full month (or a mix and match of four one-week periods) yurt stay. Includes plenty of opportunities to explore the farm and your own creativity. Includes local and farm-raised goodies each week, as well as a Howling Wolf Farm photo and haiku to let you take your memories home.

Redeemable in 2019 or 2020, depending on your preference.

12 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

2 Supporters
Contribute
$ 20
Social Media Shout Out/Spotify Playlist

As a thank you for supporting Howling Wolf Farm, we'll spread around a thank you on social media, our blog and newsletter!  Plus, get an exclusive Spotify playlist chock full of all of blues and rock & roll favorites we love.

2 Supporters
Select this reward
$ 100
Ticket for Two to a Grilling Class

Tickets for two to an on-farm grilling class!  Perfect beginning or experienced griller, someone looking to elevate your tailgating skills, or buying a gift for the cooking enthusiast in your life.

Can be used at the farm grilling event of your choice in 2019, 2020 or 2021.

37 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
$ 175
EARLY BIRD Yurt Weekend!

30% discount on a yurt weekend!

While supplies last...for our friends who jump in earliest.  A fabulous yurt weekend, with all the benefits of a regular yurt weekend at a reduced cost. Join us!

5 Supporters
None available
$ 200
Fabulous On-Farm Dinner

Let us take your dining world to new heights!

Join us for an over-the-top grilled and smoked dinner hosted at beautiful Howling Wolf Farm in Randolph, VT where we’ll treat you to some of our finest barbecue specialties. The meal will be served with the backdrop of our gorgeous hill farm overlooking Randolph Village.

**This reward is available for redemption in 2019, 2020, or 2021**

30 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$ 250
Weekend Yurt Stay

Ideal for a couples getaway!  Stage a brewery tour of Vermont from our central location, or hibernate and reconnect.  Good for the dates you choose in 2019 or 2020, and comes with a Vermont welcome basket of snacks and goodies!

Booking contingent on availability.  Campaign supporters get first choice on dates. 

29 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$ 500
Week Long Yurt Stay

43% discount!

Indulge your inner artist or simply recharge with a full week yurt stay. Includes a farm tour and local farm-raised goodies. Good for dates in 2019, 2020 or 2021.

18 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
$ 2,000
One Month Yurt Bonanza (Or 4 weeks)

A 47% discount!

Are you looking for a Vermont farm oasis? Indulge your inner artist with a full month (or a mix and match of four one-week periods) yurt stay. Includes plenty of opportunities to explore the farm and your own creativity. Includes local and farm-raised goodies each week, as well as a Howling Wolf Farm photo and haiku to let you take your memories home.

Redeemable in 2019 or 2020, depending on your preference.

12 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward