If you are looking for a place to have a retreat, family reunion, a girls getaway, or a birthday celebration or memorable events - THE AWOSTING CLUB MOUNTAIN LODGE IS IDEAL.
Built in the 1890's as a hunting retreat, the Lodge was then turned into a Girls Scout main Lodge in the 1950's-1960's. A private residence after that, the Lodge boasts rich history within its American Chestnut walls, a wood now extinct. Decorated and added onto by the current family from the 1960's on, the Lodge is a museum of curated artifacts and a feast for the eyes. There are several levels of decks facing the valley and 2 freshwater reflection pools as well as another facing a 150' waterfall. The sound of running water abounds.
First floor: 1 small bunk room with 4 single beds and two bedrooms with queen beds all share a bathroom. 1 double bed with en-suite bathroom is off the dining room on the first floor. This bedroom was copied by Ralph Lauren in the 1980's when he would stay at the Lodge. Dining room with vaulted ceilings seats 8 and the Living room has another dining option for 8-10. Living Room has an 1880's fire place with reading nooks and a Grand Piano. Also a chess nook, and a quiver of classic board games. The second floor is a suite unto itself with an open concept: Queen bed, living room, fireplace, office and an additional queen bed on an outside sleeping porch during warmer months. There is a double size reading nook that could also sleep 2. A dressing room connects to the bathroom with tub and shower.
Additional sleeping for up to 4 people in a large dome tent outside with beds and electricity during warmer months (May-Oct 31). There is no heat or Air conditioning in the tent. Otherwise, there are additional Geo-Dome Bedrooms on the property for an extra charge available all year long.
This house is NOT for everyone. It is rustic and a unique experience. The fresh water pool, which may be the most refreshing pool you have ever been swimming in, does have tadpoles due to the fact that there are no chemicals. The terrain around the house we call 'expert' terrain. It is uneven and requires attention. There is also NO Air Conditioning - most summer nights are fine, but some can be hot - and fans are in all bedrooms.
Groups and families of 10-12 are ideal with a max capacity of 16 - (With 4 sleeping outside in the dome tent)
This house comes with a host who lives on premises. The host can grocery shop for you prior to arrival, book massages, yoga, suggest hikes and arrange for a chef to prepare dinners for an additional cost. Inquire for more info.
This lodge resides on Private Reserve land - called The Awosting Club - open to members and their guests. The 1 mile driveway requiring 4 wheel drive in winter months (or we can arrange for transport from base of mountain to the top where the Lodge is). There are several private cabins, tents and geodesic domes on the Reserve also for rent for larger groups. Unparalleled proximity to 30,000 acres of Park and Preserve land.
Incredible views and surrounding nature abounds. It is a hikers and nature lovers paradise.
Hike to Awosting Lake 1.5hrs.
Hike to Gertrude's Nose 1 hr.
Hike to private Atwater Falls 25 min.
Tillson Lake 2 min away: for fishing and kayaking. (equipment not supplied and permit required for fishing)
Please text 845-648-3323 for more info.