My dream has been to visit the cabin in the winter. Kent did it today! Snowshoeing! He has proven that a whole winter retreat at Sewall House is viable. You can find photos of the cabin on our retreat page at Sewall House and here is a little something I wrote about it a while ago – the header of the blog is the view from the cabin fyi!

THE DUT DUT HOUSE CAMP ON LAKE MATTAWAKMEAG

 

     Sixty years ago Donna’s mother had her cousin Sam Sewall and his father build her a log cabin on the lake. She told Donna’s father on their honeymoon, which they took on the lake, that the property her grandfather had gifted her for their wedding was the perfect place for her rustic dream camp ( though they were not able to build it until after the war and two children). My father says a man will promise anything on his honeymoon!

    The spot is breathtakingly beautiful, secluded and absolutely quiet except for the occasional loon or passing boat, usually in the distance. Donna first went there in her mother’s belly and at six months old first visited the camp, where she would summer with her mother and siblings. Her father insisted that a propane fridge be installed to store the infant’s milk. Years later, when Donna’s mother was aged, her father had added an attached bathroom and propane lamps replaced the kerosene lamps Donna had read by as a child.

     In 2007 Kent, Donna and Donna’s sister Nancy all decided that the camp needed some improvements or it would decline even further than it had. Skylights were added on the second floor, as well as insulation and pine paneling and a wood burning stove. Both floors host amazing views of the lovely lake, with the upstairs view especially wonderful, conducive to sitting, staring and meditating. Downstairs the wall between the kitchen and fireplace room was opened up. All the windows and the door were replaced.

     The camp is now available for our guests. Pre-screening is required to assure that no medical conditions are present that would hinder being in this Thoreau-like isolated experience. The camp is 5 miles by boat and not road accessible, though there is an equally long hike out.

   This location offers a chance for your own time of silence, introspection and/or spending extremely quality time with friends and loved ones in the midst of nature. We also proved a canoe during your stay.

     We ask that you follow the same theme as the retreat; alcohol and recreational drugs are not allowed. Kent can provide the same luscious meals pre-prepared for an additional price of $30 per person. We recommend it! But you are definitely free to bring your own food as well as there is a fridge and propane stove for your use.

 

 WE OFFER A MINIMUM OF 2 NIGHTS STAY AND MAXIMUM OF 5 NIGHTS

CURRENTLY THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PEOPLE IS 4 AT $200 PER NIGHT

NO MATTER THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE.

 

THIS CAMP IS OUR SANCTUARY AND WE RESPECTFULLY OFFER TO SHARE THIS HEALING EXPERIENCE WITH YOU AS A RARE OPPORTUNITY IN THIS FAST PACED ELECTRONICALLY CHARGED WORLD!

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