Our woodland retreat in Newton NJ is on 10 private acres and just 75 minutes from NYC. The historic cabin comfortably sleeps 4 with plenty of windows to view the lake and surrounding woods.
This woodland retreat in Newton NJ is on 10 private acres and just 75 minutes from NYC. It's one of only six private properties overlooking a state-owned, 117 acre glacial lake.
Elements of our cabin were built 100 years ago from a Sears cabin kit. The cabin is rustic in nature, with the plumbing, electricity, kitchen and bathroom up to basic modern standards. One bedroom has a queen bed, the 2nd bedroom has bunk beds .
Eat-in-kitchen includes dishwasher, toaster, microwave, stove, refrigerator, coffee maker and plenty of pots, dishes, utensils and a large picture window with stunning lake views.
New Jersey weather ranges from hot & humid to quite cool. Two propane heaters warm up the cabin quickly and there are fans in every room.
Amenities: Washer & dryer, filtered well water, gas grill, bath towels and linens. Pets negotiable. Kids are most welcome.
There is no WiFi nor air conditioning.
All major cell carriers work.
When possible, I can be flexible with check in and check out times. No smoking inside the cabin.
Other things to note
We love our cabin, the surrounding woods, and lake and enjoy sharing it with others. We expect our guests to respect the property, nature and our neighbors. Let me know if you plan on any additional daytime visitors. The cabin property is not for large social gatherings or parties.
As is typical of the area, the rocky terrain is uneven and steep in places. Sensible shoes are highly recommended.
Please leave shoes at the door.
Smoking is permitted outdoors only. Please dispose of all cigarette butts in the trash.
Because noise carries across the water, we encourage quiet enjoyment of the lakefront.
Extra guests – a couple of extra DAY guests is fine, though no more overnight guests beyond what was reserved. Any more day guests must have prior approval. Please have them use the outhouse as our septic system can’t handle high volume.
Please help keep our local bears wary of humans by not leaving any food or tasty trash outside.
I am an artist and teach sculpture and ceramics at the college level. Lover of foraging, eating, animals, art, rocks and travel. I live with my husband, our two children and one dog in NJ.