Accommodations

Warming Hut Cabin – NOT AVAILABLE

The Warming Hut is a cabin located in the center of the property and is available to be rented overnight. There are no cars permitted at the Hut so overnight guests must be prepared to ski, snowshoe, or hike the ½ mile to the cabin. The Hut offers sleeping accommodations with 4 queen sized bunks, 4 cots, and sleeping pads for 12 guests indoors. Guests are responsible to bring their own food and linens/sleeping bags. We provide firewood, five gallons of potable water, dishes, and silverware for 12, two outhouses, solar lighting, propane stove top (no oven), and a deck for stargazing .

For overnight stays during spring, summer, and fall you can make a reservation two ways:

1. We no longer take reservations through Airbnb. The best way is to e-mail alwindblown@gmail.com and request a date. We will get back to you ASAP.  We rent by the month in the off season, email for rates and availability.

2. Phone Reservations – For any additional questions or to book an overnight stay without email, call 603 878 2869.

Registration for overnight stays during the 2019-2020 winter season begin the first Monday in December at 7am.  Please be aware there is a new phone number for Warming Hut reservations: 603 878 2869. Be sure to call this number first once the registration period begins.

During the winter months, Windblown is in full operation as Southern New Hampshire’s premier cross country skiing and snowshoeing destination. For a successful stay at the Warming Hut you and your guests will access the camp by either one of these methods – snowshoeing or skiing – as the trails to the Hut will be covered in snow and used by our skiers and snowshoers. Your vehicle will be parked approx. 1/2 mile away by the Base Lodge.

Winter Weather Advisory: Winter weather conditions will affect your stay so it is best to call ahead about the conditions and arrive prepared. The weather conditions could affect where you park, how best to access the Hut and the frequency of tending  the woodstove. The Hut is heated by a woodstove and it is the responsibility of the guests to heat the cabin upon arrival. All necessary materials for the woodstove are provided including instructions and support from our on-site staff.

Important Notes for Winter Use:

2019 – 2020 Winter Warming Hut Rates: Adults – $25, Ages 8 to 17 – $15. An $80 non-refundable deposit is required and is the minimum charge for Friday, Saturday and Holidays. The maximum charge is $180 regardless of the size of your group. For reservations, please review the following details:

*** Direct Phone Number for Warming Hut Rentals: 603 878 2869 ***email: alwindblown@gmail.com

1. We start accepting reservations for the winter season on the first Monday in December at 7 am by email. 

2. You must send us a non-refundable deposit of $80 within two weeks of making your reservation. Sent to: Windblown, 1180 Turnpike Road, New Ipswich, NH 03071, with checks written to “Windblown”

3. The Warming Hut is for overnight use regardless of whether or not we have snow. We do not return deposits for lack of snow or poor weather conditions. If we feel the trail or weather conditions are dangerous (which rarely happens), we will give you a credit to use on another date. No refunds are available.

4. If we are open for skiing, you need to check in at our Ski Shop before 5 p.m. If you are arriving late and if you need rental gear we can make special arrangements in advance by calling 603 878 2869. If we are closed for skiing, please call to confirm or cancel your stay.

5. Each member of your group must purchase a minimum of one part-day trail ticket per person if we are open for skiing.  When you check in you will be asked to pay the balance of your bill (see rates above), and to purchase trail tickets for the day you arrive and for the next day, for each member of your group. You will not be charged for skiing the next day if you are off the trails and back at your vehicles by 9 a.m. A weekend morning part-day rate is available if you check out by noon. Rental equipment kept at the Hut overnight must be returned by 9am if you do not purchase a ticket for the day. There is a $10 late fee per set of equipment for late returns.

6. Walking or hiking into the Warming Hut on the ski trails is prohibited unless the trails are closed for lack of snow. Footprints on ski trails are dangerous to skiers. We groom the trails in the evening and in the morning, sometimes both; please, step aside and allow the groomer to pass.

7. We offer the service of transporting your gear to the Warming Hut on a large sled pulled behind our snowmobile when there is enough snow. We will take one trip out between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. and return between 8:45 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. to hitch up the pre-loaded sled. Please have it ready to go by 8:45 a.m. The round trip cost is $30. Additional round trips are $20 per trip.

SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE THIS WINTER.

Clear View Camp Tiny Home – NOT AVAILABLE

Clear View Camp is the fun and funky fusion of a camp, a cabin and a tiny home. Availble for rent by the month year ’round, Clear View Camp is a great overnight spot for individuals, couples or small groups. The structure measures 112 sq. ft. with a loft bed, table and chairs, woodstove and outdoor firepit. The Camp can sleep 2 guests in the loft and 2 on the floor with cots. There are no cars permitted at the Camp during the winter so overnight guests must be prepared to ski or snowshoe; parking is approximately 100yrds away. Facilities include a well-kept outhouse, 5 gallons of clean, potable water delivered for your stay and dishware. We provide everything for the woodstove and fire pit. You will need to bring your own sleeping bags, food, and flashlights/headlamps for overnight.

For overnight stays during spring, summer, and fall you can make a reservation two ways:

1. We no longer take reservations through Airbnb. The best way to make a reservation is to e-mail alwindblown@gmail.com and request a date. We will get back to you ASAP.

2. Phone Reservations – For any additional questions or to book an overnight stay without using e-mail, call 603 878 2869.

During the winter months, Windblown is in full operation as Southern New Hampshire’s premier cross country skiing and snowshoeing destination. For a successful stay at Clear View you and your guests will access the camp by either one of these methods – snowshoeing or skiing – as the trails to the Camp will be covered in snow and used by our skiers and snowshoers. Your vehicle will be parked approx 100 yards away, next to the outhouse.

Winter Weather Advisory: Winter weather conditions will affect your stay so it is best to call ahead about the conditions and arrive prepared. The weather conditions could affect where you park, how best to access the camp and the frequency of tending to the woodstove. The Camp is heated by a woodstove and it is the responsibility of the guests to heat the cabin upon arrival. All necessary materials for the woodstove are provided including instructions and support from our on-site staff.

2019-2020 Winter Season Clear View Camp Rates: A $60 non-refundable deposit is required and is the minimum charge regardless of the size of your group. This deposit pays for one night’s stay for two adults; an additional $10/additional person per night and younger ones stay for free.

Important Notes for Winter Use:

1. Clear View Camp is for overnight use regardless of whether or not we have snow. We do not return deposits for lack of snow or poor weather conditions. If we feel the trail or weather conditions are dangerous (which rarely happens), we will give you a credit to use on another date. No refunds are available.

2. If we are open for skiing, you need to check in at our Ski Shop before 5 p.m. If you are arriving late and if you need rental gear we can make special arrangements in advance by calling 603 878 2869. If we are closed for skiing, please call to confirm or cancel your stay.

3. Each member of your group must purchase a minimum of one part-day trail ticket per person. When you check in you will be asked to pay the balance of your bill (see rates above), and to purchase trail tickets for the day you arrive and for the next day, for each member of your group. You will not be charged for skiing the next day if you are off the trails and back at your vehicles by 9 a.m. A weekend morning part-day rate is available if you check out by noon. Rental equipment kept at the Camp overnight must be returned by 9am if you do not purchase a ticket for the day. There is a $10 late fee per set of equipment for late returns.

4. Walk into Clear View Camp on the left side of the Main Trail leaving the upper parking lot. With skis or snowshoes you can use the groomed area. Footprints on ski trails are dangerous to skiers. We groom the trails in the evening and in the morning, sometimes both; please, step aside and allow the groomer to pass.

Shelters & Camping at Windblown

There are three shelters available to rent from April to November.  These shelters are three sided, offer privacy, require a hike of over a mile with all your gear, have an outhouse nearby, and water is available in season from the stream coming down the east side of Barrett Mountain.  The cost is $20/person/night, which can be paid by sending a check to Al Jenks, 1180 Turnpike Road, New Ipswich, NH 03071 or leaving a check or cash in the locked box in the Waxing Shed which is near the Windblown Lodge.  Campers can leave a car overnight in the designated area near the lodge.  Potable water is available outside of the lodge to the left of Ski Shop entrance.  Only one group is allowed to stay at a shelter at one time.   Reservations for overnight stays are required and can be completed by:

!.  The best way is to email alwindblown@gmail.com

2.  Or call 603-878-2869 and leave a phone message with your number stated clearly.

FINDING THE SHELTERS:

Leaving from Windblown parking lot:  Obtain map in Waxing Shed, pay fee, note map of shelters on the wall, trace your map, follow signs (Shelters) starting at Wapack Trail kiosk.

From the south:  See map at the top of Barrett Mountain where the Wapack Trail connects to the trails at Windblown.  

The Valley View Shelter is nestled in the woods on a knoll overlooking a ravine with a small stream.  Six to eight campers can sleep under the roof and there are a few good tent sites nearby.  With a large deck, the shelter is an upgraded Adirondack lean-to with an outdoor firepit, an indoor outhouse, and can accomodate large groups.

The East Glade Shelter is on the east side of Barrett Mt. halfway from the Mountain Top Shelter and The Valley View Shelter. It is the largest shelter with a woodstove and a detached outhouse. There are views to the east, a stream nearby in season, and is located next to the trail known as Barrett’s Backbone. 

The Mountain Top Shelter is on the top of Barrett Mountain facing distant views to the north and west including an incredible view of Mt. Monadnock. It is an Adirondack style shelter that sleeps 6 campers inside on the floor. There is an outhouse but no water nearby. This shelter is the most remote shelter and the longest hike from the Windblown parking lot.  For most of the year, water is available from a stream by hiking east down Barrett Mountain (see map in shelter).  

Special Notice to Wapack Trail Hikers:

The Wapack Trail passes through Windblown property and many other privately owned lands.  Please honor private property signs.  Shelters are not available for day use.

Tent Campers:  If you wish to sleep in your own tent you must reserve a shelter and camp nearby, use the outhouse, firepit if allowed and leave no trace.  Many people tenting will set up inside a shelter for protection from the elements and to keep the bugs away.

Fires:  You need to obtain permission by contacting Al at alwindblown@gmail.com to have a fire in the outdoor firepits or in the woodstove at East Glade Shelter.   Fires are not allowed when conditions are dry.  If there is no firewood near the shelter you are allowed to gather dry wood nearby.  A handsaw and splitting maul is provided.  Be sure fire is out before sleeping or leaving.  A fire needs to attended at all times.

Mountain Top Shelter                                                          East Glade Shelter                                                       Valley View Shelter

 

Contact Us

1180 Turnpike Road, New Ipswich, NH 03071

(603) 878-2869

Everyday 9-5pm (snow conditions permit)