Glamping- Camping in a fully weatherized screen house overlooking the waterfalls on the grounds of the Historic Starksboro Millhouse.
See Airbnb site"Historic Mill on a river gorge".
We provide single or double LL Bean flannel sleeping bags .
The perfect retreat or romantic getaway for two. Third person ok if it works as a double and a single.
Campers are always welcome in the Millhouse to read or play games, especially during foul weather, or in the morning for coffee or tea.
There is no light pollution . The night sky can be amazing.
There is very little ambient noise , only the sound of the river.
A "natural jacuzzi " in the river adjacent to the campsite is a great way to take a quick dip conditions permitting.
The water is pristine .
Campers can shower (hot) in the outdoor cedar shower on the Deck. Towels, soap and shampoo are provided.
There is a port o let bathroom adjacent to the campsite.
The old coke machine on the deck serves as an extra large cooler as needed.
Cook over wood in the fireplace at the campsite or use the gas grill on the deck.
A wood fire will be all ready for you when you arrive. All you need to do is light it . You may burn as much wood as you care to.
The deck and bridge and waterfalls can all be lit up at the flick of a few switches at night.
There are flashlights in the screen house for your use. There is also a hanging light that can be turned on/ off from bed. Foul weather no problem.
Note that there is no prison. The name is historical.
There is wireless internet on the deck .
We take great care and pride in making sure everything is fresh and clean .
You can park right along the stone walls near the campsite.
There is an old logging road across the road that leads to some beautiful high meadows and into the Hogback Mountains.
Someone will always be available- day or night, to assist with any need you might have.
I'd say happily and readily available,otherwise we typically go about our own affairs.
We highly encourage snooping around and making yourselves completely at home.
If asked, we are very happy to provide maps and assist with itineraries.
Camping open May through October.
Not suitable for dogs or young children due to the extreme nature of the landscape.
Also note that this site is on the property "Historic Mill on a River Gorge" listed on Airbnb.
You don't need any of your own camping gear. If you didn't bring it we likely have it.
We pride ourselves on everything being fresh and clean for everybody every time.
• Check-in time is 1PM.
• Not suitable for pets
• No smoking
No smoking in the mill or on the deck.
Please understand before you book that our vision is to provide a place for you to come for an unforgettable experience in a gorgeous natural environment. It is not a place for partying or for more than very casual consumption of alcohol . Loud , disruptive or argumentative behavior will not be tolerated.
Please do not come here if your activity list revolves around drinking . Please do come here if you are looking for a fun, somewhat quirky and quiet retreat.
Father/ stepfather 5 grown children. Happy husband.
Teacher, social worker, Ski Instructor, amateur historian ( B.A. History) .
Runner, fly fishing, cooking, work with wood/ stone/ restore/ rebuild projects.
Landscaping and flower gardening.
Reading . Hiking. Nature. Museums.