The waterfall drew us to this hardwood cove, located very near the center of our little village. Its at the end of a winding lane which follows the stream in a quaint collection of summer homes. At Read more...
The waterfall drew us to this hardwood cove, located very near the center of our little village. Its at the end of a winding lane which follows the stream in a quaint collection of summer homes. At the end of the road is a tiny cottage, Fernwood, which we renovated and kept as a get away. The waterfall's sound was amazing. The hardwood cove stretched down to a babbling brook, the Upper Horsepasture River, and folds back up to a view of granite gneiss rock outcrops far above on Big Sheep Cliff.
Friends fell in love with the cabin and purchased it from us. Next to it was a tiny lot which we purchased for our next getaway. Before building a cottage, we constructed a large deck and put up a Montana Frame Tent, like the rangers use, complete with a wood stove. A large retaining wall was installed to provide a parking area. We planted spruce trees for screening in 2011, our first spring.
Since then, we've built a walk down to the waterfall and stream, added a firepit area and outdoor shower with certain quaint facilities for washing dishes, potty, etc. We're very happy with being off the grid and added a small solar powered charging station and a large Yeti to keep food and drinks chilled.
We love it. The birdsong in the morning is magnificent. The Fernwood neighbor is very seldom there; the other neighbor is in and out busy with life. We live very nearby in the village, so a short hop over here recharges our batteries!