Entire home/apt
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
$100
Per Night
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A Henry David Thoreau experience! A log cabin, deep in the woods, no electric, no running water, no central heat, no toilet. No noise, no traffic. Just a whole lot of nothing... Just peace and quiet to think, to write, to feel more alive.

So quiet you can hear the snow falling!

So quiet you can hear the snow falling!


The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $40
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict

Description

The Space

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately..."
― Henry David Thoreau

A unique hand made log cabin, deep in the woods yet only 90 miles from New York City. You get to "fetch" your water from the pond. Heat yourself with the wood stove. Light your way with a candle. Yes, you are back in time. You are close to nature. You are on your own!

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion."
― Henry David Thoreau

Guest Access

In fair weather access is "driveable" to the cabin via a dirt road. In winter... If you have a 4-wheel drive or Subaru you can drive into the site. Snow shoes or cross country skies recommended for heavy snow conditions. In winter please call to confirm our local conditions.

Interaction with Guests

This a special place for very special people. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Cell service is available from the cabin (sometimes).

The Neighborhood

Generally a quiet neighborhood. The occasional screech of an eagle or hawk, the splash of a beaver's tail, the knock-knock-knock of the red headed woodpecker, the chatter of squirrels. At night darkness rules. You can see the stars like you never have before. Just lay on your back on the dock and look up in amazement.

Getting Around

There is no public transportation direct to the cabin. The closest Rail Station is Port Jervis NY and Shortline Bus to Monticello. A cab ride is available. Remember, you will need to carry in your supplies. There is civilization within a few miles... Even a Walmart, fast food and shopping.

Other Things to Note

Just remember you are going to be on your own. Dress for the season and weather condition. Bring extra clothes that may get wet. There is a wood stove for heat while you are in the cabin feeding the wood.

Be mindful of your surroundings. Carry out any trash with you. Have fires only in the designated fire pits. And have a good time.

“Never look back unless you are planning to go that way."
― Henry David Thoreau

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House Rules

Be mindful of your surroundings. Carry out any trash with you. Have fires only in the designated fire pits. And have a good time.

“Never look back unless you are planning to go that way."
― Henry David Thoreau

A special note:
There are two cabins in the area about 100 yards from each other in the woods. If both have visitors you may bump into each other in the hundreds of acres surrounding the cabins. If you want total privacy you may want to book both cabins.

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Availability
2 nights minimum stay
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On a boat, in the woods, on the run.
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