The SpaceEnjoy complete privacy and quiet in a beautiful country setting at The ICE POND CAMP. Located right off a black top road in the quiet woods of East Dover, VT. No homes in sight - just nature.
Previous guests taught me the word "glamping" short for glamorized camping - and that is a perfect way to describe the Ice Pond Camp!
This rental is a rustic, no electric & no running water cottage which began it's life in 1940's as a typical, what was then called a "camp", a lovely get-a-way spot surrounded by woods yet just off a well traveled road!
It is bright and cheery in the daytime; at night there is no better place to enjoy the stars, campfire or whatever you wish. No homes around, no streetlights... just peaceful quiet!
Tucked just a few minutes from West Dover, home of Mt. Snow and the many activities the Mt. Snow region and beautiful Deerfield Valley provide. Plenty of shopping, eating and activities in the quaint town of Wilmington, just 10 minutes away and bustling eccentric town of Brattleboro - a 25 minutes drive.
Enjoy hiking the brooks or endless woods, birds and beautiful country side. Take a stroll down the road to the town's old time post office, enjoy trails and waterfalls, lakes and state parks. Old farms, maple sugaring businesses and rural beauty abound on meandering dirt roads.
While this is off grid -without electricity and running water- you just might not miss either! The cabin is exceptionally well equipped with what you'll need for a relaxing stay.
Loft contains one (real) double and one (real) single bed and a roll-away cot. Lower level has a futon. Blankets and pillows provided, bring your own sheets/pillowcases. Bring your hammock: we have hooks in the loft ceiling and plenty of trees out of doors!
Clean outhouse a few yards away. Bio degradable toilet paper provided. Bucket "porta-pot" available for night time use. Must leave bucket "porta-pot" empty and clean.
We use propane:
Lanterns for light, small RV cooler style refrigerator, cook top (no oven) and heat.
Details included upon renting.
Fully equipped with all utensils, wine bottle openers, coffee perc., cookware, all dishes & silverware, bowls & mugs, glassware and even coffee, tea, sugar, spices, dish soap, paper plates and towels. Coolers and water jugs for your use. During the warm months there will likely be rain barrel water that runs into the kitchen sink. Bring your own gallon or two of fresh drinking/cooking water. In October - Nov. and May we unhook the rain barell - bring your own water.
If you prefer to cook outdoors over campfire or on the grill - we have cast iron cookware, camp fire / grill pie and pannini sandwich presses, s'more marshmallow sticks, Weber propane and charcoal grills. Campfire wood is provided.
Games/cards, detailed hiking trail maps, local maps, birding books, history of area and plenty of local information. Additional books and reading material at camp.
Picnic table and lounge chairs, cooler for day trips, grills, 2 fire rings. Enjoy an evening campfire, roast marshmallows or make some creative "pies" using the camp's pie makers
The cabin does not have running water or shower! 1 gal. of spring water provided for cooking/drinking. Rain barrel may have water, but this is not for consumption! Local brooks, lakes and State Parks with showers in area.
Water filter can be used to filter rain water. Kitchen sink drains just like sink at home.
Bring a couple gallons of your own fresh water and WIPES (baby wipes type) - they are very handy for "bathing"!
Enjoy the outdoors? This is a peaceful location with the joyful sounds of nature around you. Birds, spotting of turkey, deer, fox and other interesting wildlife.
Located in state of Vermont officially designated Wildlife Preserve area.
Make this your home base and explore - there is so much to see and do in southern Vermont.
A few miles away:
West Dover/Mt. Snow:
- 10 minutes away, enjoy miles of trails for hiking and biking, gondola rides, flower filled meadows, golf, horseback riding, summer mountain events, restaurants, local artist studio open houses, festivals farm tours and good food!
- Within 30 minutes, numerous classic New England markets, sights, covered bridges and quaint villages including the town of Wilmington with lake Whitingham's 28 miles of coastline, scenic Newfane, Putney (home of music and Basketville) , farmer's markets, auction galleries, quaint shops, hiking trails & waterways(URL HIDDEN) - The next "large" town just 20 min east is Brattleboro VT, Smithsonian Magazine (May 2012) called it one of the 20 Best Small Towns in America! It is unique (eccentric mix of art, food) and a must visit, great restaurants and coffee shops, music, my favorite resale shop (Boomerang) , -- it is a haven to explore.
The Ice Pond Camp is the perfect place to reconnect with friends and family, relax, read, write, poke around, hike, walk and explore! Staying here always feeds my soul - and yes, it's SO much more fun and cheaper than therapy ;) !
Contact me for all the details.
AIRBNB doesn't allow posting of websites - so - Search area activities on the world wide web:
-- Look up: SOUTHERN VERMONT also known as the Deerfield Valley. Many summer and autumn events: Community Suppers, Festivals, craft shows and open studio art exhibits all just a few miles away.
-- Planning a fall foliage visit? For fall months most accurate and interesting information search: foliage-vermont
***All trash you have used in any way (or made) must be taken with you - it's pack in, pack out for ALL trash, with the exception of what you burn in the camp fire.***
Animal guests: Well behaved dogs may also enjoy the Ice Pond Camp. Do not leave animals unattended at the camp. Guest AccessBIG NEWS: We now have cell service! The Dover Town Library just 2 miles up the hill (Dover Town Commons) has WiFi as do many coffee shops and businesses in W. Dover. Interaction with GuestsI'm always available by phone and text. Property caretakers live one mile away and are available for any need that arise. The NeighborhoodThe Ice Pond Camp is located in rural farm area, among the rolling hills and lovely roads in southern Vermont. There are no shops in East Dover, just the small local post office one mile down the road. However, the neighboring town of West Dover, home of Mt.Snow is just one hill away and yet a world away. West Dover contains the shops, gas stations, a small movie theater, festivals and plenty of entertainment ... Other Things to NoteRemember to bring:
Your own sheets and pillowcases
Wipes (baby wipes are awesome when glamping!)
A roll of paper towels