Treehouse yurt makes near 5-star ranking
By Brittany Anderson
LEAKING SPRINGS— Booking an Airbnb over a conventional hotel space has actually ended up being a progressively popular option for tourists recently and a regional host was just recently acknowledged for providing something special for Hill Country explorers.
Derek Stevens and his other half Alex have actually been hosting visitors in their treehouse-style yurt, called the Tangled Oak Yurt in Dripping Springs, given that January 2022. The sensational listing and its surrounding home, plus remarkable customer care from the Stevenses, just recently landed them the “Top New Host in Texas” acknowledgment from Airbnb.
The acknowledgment belongs to a broader report from Airbnb last month that highlighted the leading brand-new host in each state.
The requirements for being called leading brand-new host consisted of ending up being a first-listing host in 2022, having the most guest check-ins within that location and attaining “Superhost” status on the platform.
Derek stated that he and Alex, who are both initially from the Dripping Springs location, started tossing concepts backward and forward with his dad about what to do with a family-owned piece of land a couple of years earlier. Eventually, the concept grew out of control into developing an Airbnb.
“Between talking with him and my other half, we wished to provide something special from everyone else’s Airbnbs,” Derek stated. “We sort of wish to fall someplace in between a rural outdoor camping experience with all the contemporary facilities. We desired something special that would capture individuals’s eyes; we desired individuals to remain and check out the growing location of Dripping Springs.”
The yurt is easily situated simply 10 miles west of downtown Dripping Springs off Highway 290. It’s likewise just 15 minutes from Blanco and 20 minutes from Johnson City.
“It’s located in between a popular growing location that has lots of wineries, breweries, wedding event places and more,” Derek stated.
Currently, the Stevenses’ yurt has a 4.97 star ranking with more than 100 check-ins, gathering good evaluations in locations like tidiness, interaction and worth. The yurt itself is a 16-sided wood cabin with lots of windows and a 4-foot circular skylight dome. It lies on 9 acres of land and nestled under the canopy of a 300-year-old oak tree.
The yurt likewise includes a front deck, swings, gas grill and fire pit and other convenience fundamentals like heat and a/c, a queen sized bed, kitchen space, full-sized restroom and a Roku TELEVISION.
Of course, attaining this acknowledgment from Airbnb as a host does not come quickly. Derek stated that the secret is interacting with visitors by being “constantly comprehending and obtainable.” Plus, it’s simply a “extremely photogenic piece of home.”
“We’re certainly extremely grateful and shocked,” Derek stated. “From a hosting perspective, we wished to provide all the little information that possibly individuals simply do not think of. So prior to we opened, my other half and I remained there and made a list of what would be cool, special touches that individuals would keep in mind.”
You can reserve your remain at the Tangled Oak Yurt at bit.ly/ 3IoF2aT. The Stevenses are likewise in the procedure of constructing a 2nd yurt on the home, set to open in a month approximately.