My paradise on the lake


Entire chalet hosted by Luisa

5 guests, 3 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1.5 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the chalet to yourself.
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Our family has owned the A-Frame since 1963. My siblings and I grew up going to a few of the nearby summer camps operated by the Farm and Wilderness Community. The cabin or chalet is much the same as it was in the 60’s, an authentic and peaceful retreat into nature and beauty. We hope you enjoy our home as much as we do.

The space
There is a small island on Lake Ninevah where a pair of loons and their offspring nest. They are protected and should not be disturbed. You may boat close to the island but you may not land there. There are six Farm and Wilderness summer camps in the area. The one nearest to us is Salt Ash Mountain (“SAM”) camp for boys and girls aged 9-14. You will hear bells calling the children to begin their camp activities at various times of the day. They will boat/canoe past the A-Frame.
On the lake, there is a dam. You can fish (license required) off of the dam. The Wilderness Community public beach, with a floating raft, is available for your use. It is visible between us and the Salt Ash Mountain camp area. Swimming is encouraged. Nude swimming is allowed. You will enjoy reading and BBQ’ing on the deck or eating meals at the picnic table located on the deck outside.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer


Step-free entrance to the room

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Where you’ll be

Mount Holly, Vermont, United States

Some uncommon community practices prevail here: no boat on the lake can travel at more than five miles an hour, residents screen their homes behind trees and shrubs, and non-suit swimming is allowed. At one end of Lake Ninevah (to your left as you face the lake from our cabin) is Sam Ash Mountain (“SAM”) camp for boys and girls aged 9-14. SAM is one of six camps operated by Farm and Wilderness Camps, whose founders, Ken and Susan Webb, helped establish the Wilderness Community.
Internet connections are available at the A-Frame. Cell phones often don’t work at our camp. We generally use the land line at the desk downstairs.
A baker’s dozen hints as to what you can expect as a guest
(1) Self-reliance. We operate as a Mom-and-Pop operation. So we must rely on you to help keep the cabin shipshape given how far away we are. Thus we expect that you will treat our home as if it were your own. If you break something, replace it, mend it, or call us. If you run out of something (for instance, a cleaning product, plastic bags) please re-supply that item. When you leave, take everything you brought with you.
(2) Safety first. We care about your safety and the well being of the cabin. So please heed the following precautions: (1) take care to turn off the stove burners and oven when you no longer need to use them, (2) use candles carefully, (3) know how to operate the Franklin wood burning stove—instructions can be found online or in the drawer of the small table to the left of the stove as you face it, and wood is stacked by the back door or near the pathway outside the cabin.
(3) Good neighbors. The Wilderness Community people are hard to “see” here. But should you need help, there are community members nearby in camps, tents, cottages, and lakeside homes.
(4) Pooled resources. You can use anything in the cabin. In the storage area under the cabin are both a canoe and kayak. The life jackets are also kept under the bar in the cabin - - in plastic bins or wicker baskets. The oars/paddles are stored underneath the bed in the downstairs bedroom. The cabin area also has a grill and outdoor furniture, if they are not already outside.
(5) Plenty of sleeping spots and one and one-half bathrooms. Three potential sleeping spots. One of the bedrooms on the first floor has a double bed. One upstairs, overlooking the lake, has a king bed that can sleep two. The other upstairs bedroom is separated by a common area and has a single bed. The downstairs main bathroom has a shower. The other half-bath is inside the downstairs bedroom. A sliding door separates the master bedroom from the main cabin area. Please note that the staircase to upstairs is a sophisticated ladder with solid ramp and could be difficult for some but you'll totally get used to it quickly.
(6) Blankets are in a chest on the second floor.
(7) There are several coin-operated laundries in Ludlow, the largest town near the cabin.
(8) Lots of places to visit nearby. In the bookcase on one side of the sofa are maps and brochures, including a folded map of hiking trails around Lake Ninevah. Also, you can get additional information in Ludlow at the Chamber of Commerce. (Ludlow is the closest downtown with a variety of useful stores, including a supermarket.) We have now created a list of things to do in the area, which we can give to you, but consider the following: Hike up Mt Okemo just North of Ludlow. Visit Buttermilk Falls just North of Okemo and near the V.F.W. alongside Route 103. Don’t miss the gorgeous spot in Plymouth Notch (off route 100) where Calvin Coolidge grew up. (The wonderful old general store still sells Moxie!) Visit charming Woodstock. Spend an evening at the Weston Playhouse. Drive south to Grafton and stroll the well-preserved village, enjoy a meal at the historic inn, and buy one of Vermont’s many cheddars at the cheese store just out of town. Tour a real New England college town (home to Dartmouth) by driving to Hanover, New Hampshire, an hour away and across from Norwich, Vermont, which is on the Connecticut River and home to Dan and Whit’s store (“if we don’t have it, you don’t need it”). The Dartmouth College museum is a treat, and so are the Orozco murals in the Baker Library nearby. Stop by Queeche Gorge on the way home, and don’t miss the stores in the restored mill buildings, including Simon Pearce, which offers a lovely place for lunch and top-of-the-line goods for home and body.
(9) Wildflowers and blueberries. The camp has many wildflower species, lots of small blueberry bushes, and other shrubs and trees.
(10) Septic tank duty. The tank holds water from one and a half toilets. (It does not collect water from the kitchen sink, either bathroom sink, or shower.) Much as we don’t like to ask this, please abide by the “if it’s yellow, it’s mellow, if it’s brown, flush it down” practice so as to reduce flushes. We have installed a new septic-tank monitor in a wooden cabinet located in the full bathroom. If it is indicated that the tank is near-full we call the company that empties it (C & J Plumbing).
(11) Small visitors. If they come by, try to escort them back to the outdoor world so they don’t mess the cabin. Sometimes we are forced to set mouse traps. Recently, on the recommendation of a local friend, we’ve been experimenting with sheets of laundry product, Bounce. Mice are not supposed to like the smell!
(12) Leaving camp ready for the next users. Consider the old saying for low-impact living out-of-doors: “take only pictures, leave only footprints, kill nothing but time”. We ask you to ensure that the cabin is clean enough for the next users. Store trash in the garbage containers outside the cabin. I have a pick-up service but you you can take it with you or to the dump in Belmont (part of the town of Mount Holly)-for its days and hours of operation, call the Mt Holly town office. (You will need to purchase stickers that entitle you to use the dump from the town office of the Belmont store.) Put boats back under the cabin and lock the door. Please leave on Saturday by noon unless other arrangements have been made. An “exit checklist” is posted on the refrigerator door or located in the top drawer of the small desk.

Hosted by Luisa

Joined in July 2012
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I'm a New Yorker, a ceramic artist. I've have been living in France for 35 years now. I'm presently living in Lyon, my husbands job is there. Nice is wonderful place and the flat is amazing. Enjoy it as we do.


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During your stay

Olivia is my co-host if ever you cannot reach me. Her phone number is listed on co-host for Airbnb : Olivia Maisel

For any cabin problems, call Judy Hyjek, who helps us with cleaning and maintenance:
For plumbing, call Jeff Rebideau of Sparky’s in Ludlow. He and his wife Tina care for the A-Frame camp year-round.
Paul Nevin, who lives at 1375 Lake Ninevah Road, won’t get involved but he knows the A-Frame well and can be called if you really don’t know what to do and can’t reach Jeff, Judy or I.
Olivia is my co-host if ever you cannot reach me. Her phone number is listed on co-host for Airbnb : Olivia Maisel

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House rules

Check-in: 13:00 - 19:00
Check out: 11:00
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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