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Ponderings at White Pond

· Concord Ma, Massachusetts
1 acre
1 site
1 Lodging
Once written about by Henry David Thoreau in Walden. He called it one of the "emerald eyes of the world" . A magical place yet so close to Boston. Learn more about this land: This winter we are offering up our cottage with an additional winterized tent for studio or additional guests.  You need to walk about 100 yards down a gravel path to get to our secluded home. It is heated with two pellet stoves. One in the bedroom wing, the other in the livingroom/kitchen.  Skating, ice fishing, and crosscountry skiing right outside your door when the weather is right. Peace and calm when the weather is harsh. The house is fully stocked with cooking. linens, and a bathroom.  During the summer, glamping in our greenhouse-tent for peace and tranquility.  It is under a canopy of trees with a cool pond breeze prevailing. The bed and linens are first rate for a very comfortable stay. There are shelves, potable water and a desk within. It is heated in the cool temps and fan cooled in the warmer days.  There is a canoe and paddleboard available to borrow. The main house is attached by decks, the bathroom is shared with the main house and there is a kitchen for you to use. The 40 acre pond is 65 feet deep. It is a kettle pond which is spring fed with no river inlets to pollute it.  Access is a little tricky with 100 yard hike from the parking area down a steep slope.  The pond is stocked with bass and trout for great fishing. The birds are amazing.  Henry David Thoreau wrote about White Pond in his book, Walden as the "emerald eyes of the world."  This is a place that magic happens.
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Concord Ma, Massachusetts, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Claudine K.Joined in March 2018
Response rate: 80%Response time: Within 9 hours
11 ratings · 10 reviews
Ali A.recommends
December 31, 2022
Site 1 Glamper
Five stars
Lovely cabin. Wonderful view. And gracious hosts. Highly recommend.
Adam K.recommends
October 24, 2022
Site 1 Glamper
There is not a more relaxing place!
Henry and Claudine were the best hosts I have experienced in all my travels. They bent over backwards to make sure I had a wonderful stay and everything I needed. As far as the pond goes there is only one word that can be used. Magic. Pick this place if you wish to experience what the legendary David Thoreau did! "What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us." Thank you Claudine and Henry for sharing your space!
Christ R.recommends
October 23, 2022
Site 1 Glamper
Fell for Fall @the pondering pond💞
We had a great time in Claudine's space. The pond was perfect to have coffee & had an awesome setup to enjoy the amazing Fall colors and view. My dog was in heaven chasing chipmunks. The space was kept and you could see they recently fixed anything below their standard. New wood, nice tiles, clean tables. There was kindling next to the firepit and wood which I appreciated. The toilet was kept and had freshness powder & a heater, both nice attn to detail. The thermostat kept us toasty and comfy, at night, and there were plenty of options of ways to cook, including a cool outdoor wood stove. Coolers were both on the deck and outside the house, and there were paddleboats to use. Alot of little cool touches. Theres also a floatly wood plank we will def be coming back to try. Claudine was consistantly responsive, patient, and left a wagon to make bringing everything to the site easier. She was clear with directions so we had no issue finding the space. Bring your own soap to wash dishes and bathe, towels to bathe and and swim, anything you need to prep for food and grill, and extra lighters (you never know) 🙂and you've got it all! Happy glamping. Def coming back.
Macie P.recommends
October 17, 2022
Site 1 Glamper
Perfect for Pondering
Pondering at the Pond was wonderful! Claudine is a great host, and the location is beautiful. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to escape the hustle and bustle and take some time in nature.
Kathy P.recommends
October 10, 2022
Site 1 Glamper
Exceeded every expectation!
Hosts are charming. Space is clean and cozy. Big comfy chair and smart places to set up & stash stuff. Mornings on White Pond are idyllic. Could not have stayed at a more appropriate place to connect with the Walden philosophy!
Sam R.recommends
July 15, 2022
Site 1 Glamper
Claudine and Henry are wonderful, fascinating, friendly people and a delight to spend time with. You will surely want to pick their brains and can learn a lot from them and hearing their life experiences. If you can arrange the rest of your trip to allow for multiple opportunities to chat with them — definitely do so! Incidentally it is also quite heartening to see a couple who so obviously still love being together with each other; they each have a glint in their eye when looking at the other. The cabin is a great space and everything about it is very well-thought-out … with attention not only to practicality but also to aesthetics. The land near the pond, and the pond itself, has a good energy, is very secluded despite other neighbors being on the pond, and is a great place to tune into Nature’s tempo … all while still conveniently a short drive away from Walden, the Thoreau farm, nice coffee shops, etc. Highly recommended! If you’re going anywhere near Concord, MA, this is the place to stay.
Erika B.recommends
July 12, 2022
Site 1 Glamper
Calm by the water
Amazing property been right in front of the water was so calming and relaxing our host was really accommodating if we needed anything at anytime. This property has all the necessary equipment for an great stay .
Madeline F.recommends
July 10, 2022
Site 1 Glamper
loved our stay!
my friend and i had the most lovely time at claudine’s cabin! we especially enjoyed swimming in the gorgeous pond and making homemade pizzas on the grill. would recommend it to anyone wanting a serene, reflective getaway :)
Nova B.
July 4, 2022
Site 1 Glamper
Not private but good views
Overall we had a great experience the pond was beyond beautiful and so clear. Enjoyed our day swimming and you could see the water from your bed. Not as much privacy as we hoped for as the hosts home is right next to the cabin. The shower was out in the open and anyone walking by could see.
Claudia L.recommends
June 27, 2022
Site 1 Glamper
I loved everything
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