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The Cabin on Chloe's Lake

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50 bedrooms
50 bathrooms
2 guests
1 night minimum
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20 acre forest with tiny cabin on 1.5 acre lake, queen size bed in sleeping loft This is a charming 'Camping Cabin' in the woods on more than 20 acres of woodlands overlooking a 1 1/2 acre lake. [Some would call it a pond, but it is 10 feet deep with a thermocline, by definition, a lake - more on that below] This tiny cabin has maximum occupancy of 3 people. There is a queen size mattress in the sleeping loft, and the bench on the first floor has a 6 inch thick foam seat that is the size of a single bed. It is NOT a 'log cabin' The choice of just 'Cabin' was not on the list of options, so we chose the closest we could. Also, it is an off the grid studio cabin, and no option was given for no bedroom and no bathroom, so we had to choose a number, so we picked 50 so there would be no mist...20 acre forest with tiny cabin on 1.5 acre lake, queen size bed in sleeping loft This is a charming 'Camping Cabin' in the woods on more than 20 acres of woodlands overlooking a 1 1/2 acre lake. [Some would call it a pond, but it is 10 feet deep with a thermocline, by definition, a lake - more on that below] This tiny cabin has maximum occupancy of 3 people. There is a queen size mattress in the sleeping loft, and the bench on the first floor has a 6 inch thick foam seat that is the size of a single bed. It is NOT a 'log cabin' The choice of just 'Cabin' was not on the list of options, so we chose the closest we could. Also, it is an off the grid studio cabin, and no option was given for no bedroom and no bathroom, so we had to choose a number, so we picked 50 so there would be no mistake A guest has suggested we caution that getting into the sleeping loft requires climbing a ladder, and, if one is not physically fit, old, or overweight, it could be a problem. I am 72 years old and for me its still easy. As this is a safety issue, please err on the side of caution -- if in doubt, please do not book this cabin. We request anyone much over 200 pounds not book the cabin because of the loft ladder. This property has one other residence on the 20 acres, but it cannot be seen from this cabin. [As the crow flies, it is about 400 feet away] The Cabin is insulated and has heat. There is a sleeping loft with a king size mattress accessed by a ladder. Chloe's Cabin is 8 feet by 10 feet, and 13 feet high, plus a covered porch. The cabin does not having running water inside. There is a water well [see below]. The cabin is not connected to the electric grid - that's what 'camping cabin' refers to. We have installed a small solar electric system. This provides 12 V DC to operate two lamps and an inverter that will give up to 40 watts 115 volt AC power - enough to charge a cell phone, and to run the water pump. There is a Kevlar canoe for your use. Lake has lots of fish - bass, sunnies and carp. The forest has lots of wildlife, deer, fox, bear, wild turkeys, owls, etc. For cooking there is a 2 burner Coleman camp stove, and outside, a fire place with a grill. It is an idyllic getaway for those who appreciate nature. About the area: Saugerties is about 3 miles away, a sweet village with numerous antique shops. The center of Woodstock is less than 10 miles from the property. The equestrian 'HITS' is nearby. This is at the edge of the Catskill Mountains, with fishing, hiking, tubing, and other outdoor activities nearby. For the past 25 years, this has been one of our favorite retreats, starting in 2011 we began to share it with like minded people. In the summer months the lake has watermeal, tiny pinhead size leaves that float on the surface. When it's breezy, the lake surface is clear of it, when it's totally calm the leaves spread out on the lake. When cold weather comes, they're gone. Our favorite times there are October through May. The cold weather makes the water clear, lake-like, in summer, it looks more like a pond. Below is the outline of a plan we started with in summer 2011, to share it in a way that is reasonably priced without putting too many demands on our time. So far, it has worked out really well, and almost all the more than 100 guests over the few years have enjoyed their stay. Originally we thought only renting for a week minimum would be practical if we had to hire a housekeeper between every guest. But most initial inquiries were for 2 or 3 days. So, to make that work, we decided to ask guests to bring their own sleeping bags and towels, and that they 'leave it as they found it' This has worked well, it turns out that guests who are interested in this type of retreat seem to be respectful of the property and of the next guest. [Note - so far, every guest but two [out of more than 100] has left the cabin in good shape and clean - this has exceeded our expectations and been gratifying]. Every month or so we check out the cabin to restock supplies and fix deficiencies, if any. We have at the cabin plates, glasses, utensils, toilet paper, paper towels, candles, a Coleman 2 burner propane stove for cooking, and fuel for it. As it is camping, we ask that you bring sleeping bags, a flashlight, drinking water, etc. - what you would for any camping trip. [The copy was written before we had a well drilled – we use the well water for drinking now.] More
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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About the Owner
andrew p
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2017
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Please note: Flipkey, without asking me, and without permission, sends messages to prospective guests and signs my name to it. I believe this is unethical at best, and probably illegal. Here is the format of what you may receive, if you do, it is NOT from me: 'Dear [guest name], Thanks for your interest in [property name] and I'd love to welcome you to stay. Please click on the link below to view the quote and booking conditions. This offer expires on [date], so please do make a payment soon to secure the booking. Thanks again, andrew'
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