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The Moonlit Chalet is a magical place nestled into the woods, marked by open forest views, and natural light.  Enjoy spectacular sunsets over our lake, from the porches, or through the glass picture windows.  Listen to the creek meandering along the covered side porch. Moon-lights, cozy wood-stove, and comfy furniture deepen the relax factor. The Moonlit Chalet is a place of

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The Moonlit Chalet is a magical place nestled into the woods, marked by open forest views, and natural light.  Enjoy spectacular sunsets over our lake, from the porches, or through the glass picture windows.  Listen to the creek meandering along the covered side porch. Moon-lights, cozy wood-stove, and comfy furniture deepen the relax factor. The Moonlit Chalet is a place of beauty, to unwind, unplug and enjoy nature.  Perfect for couples, retreats, honeymoons, or your family vacation.

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For those that crave the inspiration & solace that only nature can provide.... Gardens and paths... benches and views…  water and peace…. nature & art….

Wonderful for relaxation, peaceful exploration, creative inspiration, artists, musicians or writers retreat.  Ideal for couples, personal or group retreats, weddings, honeymoons or family vacation. 

Our focus and purpose on this land is to provide stewardship and sanctuary for the Natural world to maintain it’s own balance with minimal interference from humans.  To remain wild and free.  We are a plant, wildlife and butterfly sanctuary.

We rent the Chalet to support and fund the maintenance and expansion of native and pollinating species of plants, expanding the area that we steward, providing habitat and refuge for animals, insects, birds and more.  We wish to share our Chalet with people that love and respect the Earth, who wish to contribute to a conservation project through their own presence and mindfulness.

General:

Due to the COVID-19 situation we would prefer longer stays however we will consider stays as short as 5 nights.  

The Chalet can sleep 7 people, and we also have a portable crib available for the tiny ones. 

This property is on 17 acres with access to our 9 acre lake (across our private drive) for canoeing & swimming. High ceilings are a welcome relief for tall people. This is a shoes-free building.  We have a special floor in the Chalet, it is a one-of-a-kind recycled paper floor.  As you come in the door, look up to see our 3D printed moon light!

Main Room and Kitchen:

The Main Room and Kitchen share an open-floor-plan. The main room has a trundle daybed (can be 2 single beds or 1 queen), leather sofa & chairs, and soapstone wood stove. Large picture windows overlook our forest and lake. 

The kitchen is fully equipped with running water from the well, gas range/oven, full-size refrigerator, toaster oven, electric water-kettle, french press, dishware, silverware, cooking utensils and more. Organic coffee & teas are provided.

Bedroom:

The bedroom is equipped with a double bed and propane fireplace.

Backroom:

Backroom separated by glass french doors with privacy shades, can be used as a separate bedroom or as a sitting room. Has a single-sized pull out sofa bed, chaise lounge, and propane fireplace. This room connects to the main area by the French doors, and opens to two of the three porches - the covered sitting porch, and the covered rear wood-porch.

Bathroom:

Full bathroom with shower, toilet, towels, robes, and slippers (or bring your own!).

Laundry:

Front-loading washer and dryer adjacent to the bathroom are available for guest use. PLEASE USE ONLY THE LAUNDRY SOAP WE PROVIDE! (Our soap is hypo-allergenic, septic-safe, and tried-and-true)

Loft:

Upstairs loft with two beanbag beds, and a fantastic view of our 9 acre lake. (Note: loft stairs are relatively steep)

Heating:

The chalet is heated by the soapstone wood stove. The propane fireplaces are for ambiance and to help warm parts of the building that are farther from the wood stove. (If guests use propane beyond a certain amount, they will be charged for the extra. The amount depends on weather - obviously more is needed in colder months!)

Covered Side Porch:

Covered sitting porch rests above the creek, where you have a view of the lake and can hear the babbling of the creek and gentle tones of wind chimes. Lit at night by LED string ceiling lights.

Rear Porch:

The rear “wood” porch is a covered porch used to access the chalet in wet weather (so as to not drip all over the floor), and stores cordwood for winter heating, outdoor games, etc.

Front Porch:

Open porch leading to the main door is a great place to do yoga, read, relax, watch wildlife, enjoy the sunset, …

Outside:

Path(s) and bridges over the creek lead to the Reflection Pond, surrounded with native plants, dragonflies, chirping frogs, and filled with koi. (For the health of the pond and it’s aquatic residents, no swimming or wading.) 

Below the front porch is a seating area and propane grill. A little further down the slope is a fire pit with log seats. Beyond is a woodland garden with paths for contemplative strolls. 

Behind the Chalet is a rose & lavender garden, and open area for games.  The Moonlit Chalet wouldn’t be complete without a moon garden filled with white & silver scented plants to reflect the moonlight and intoxicate the senses.

COVID-19:

-Let us know what bedding, towels, robes, etc you used during your stay (even if you washed them) so we can be sure they are as safe and ready for the next guests as they were for you!

-We expect all guests to carry a mask with them and wear it when in contact with anyone else on our property.

Other things to note:

-The changing climate has given us longer spells of dry/drought conditions.We have never had the creek run dry, but it’s always possible! The level in the pond may drop several feet during particularly dry seasons.

-We will need to access the property occasionally to maintain plants, feed fish, mow (during extended stays), provide heating wood, refill propane, etc.  We value your privacy and we'll coordinate with you on timing so as to not disturb you.  If you have any questions or concerns, let us know!

Coming Soon / In Process:

-Meditation Garden-Waterfall/mosaic wall.

Lodging provided
A-Frame
1 site
Up to 7 guests per site
Up to 3 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry present
Have a question? Send Rachel a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 5 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Biking on local roads. Note: The hills in our area can be quite steep. Casual riders be warned! Great for training. Bike tr...Read more

Fishing

Catch & release only at our 9 acre lake

Paddling

We have two canoes available to use on our main lake.

Snow sports

Windham & Hunter Mountain are 45 minutes away and have skiing and snowtubing.

Swimming

Swimming in our 9 acre lake

Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Moonlit Chalet in New York.

Forest
Lake
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Farm
Driveway

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Hipcamper Valerie

Beautiful chalet in nature

Valerie D.
recommends this listing.
September 29th, 2020

It was a pleasant surprise since I read the wrong description. This was definitely more chalet than cabin. Many comforts and definitely more luxurious than a cabin stay. Beautiful home in nature with working kitchen and bathroom. A lot of attention to detail was put into this home and was much appreciated by me being an event planner and designer. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend and do it again.

Moonlit ChaletFront of Moonlit ChaletDen and loft aboveKitchen
Hipcamper Cheryl

Beautiful chalet in nature

Cheryl D.
recommends this listing.
September 23rd, 2020

The moonlit chalet was beautifully designed and decorated. So many little details made the place a perfect getaway for nature seekers looking for extra comforts. We loved everything about it! The hosts Rachel and Brian were also very attentive and accommodating!

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Property
A Promise to Gaia/Garden Of One
State
New York
Country
United States
$229/night
1 Site