Accommodations

Warming Hut Cabin

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, 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.

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

Registration for overnight stays during the 2018-2019 winter season begin the first Monday in October at 7am with advanced registration for large groups beginning the third Monday in September 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 conidtions and arrive prepared. The weather conditions could affect where you park, how best to access the Hut and the frequency of tending to 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:

2018 – 2019 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 ***

1. We start accepting reservations for the winter season on the first Monday in October at 7 am by telephone only. Advanced Reservations for large groups such as school groups and scout groups begins on the third Monday in September at 7am.

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. 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.

Clear View Camp Tiny Home

Clear View Camp is the fun and funky fusion of a camp, a cabin and a tiny home. Availble for rent 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 100yds away, next to the outhouse.

Winter Weather Advisory: Winter weather conditions will affect your stay so it is best to call ahead about the conidtions 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.

2018-2019 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; and additional $30 per adult per night, $20 per child (ages 8 to 17) 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

We have four shelters on our trail network with three availble for rent year ’round. These shelters are a great place to camp with an enclosed space for weather conditions, outdoor firepits, ample seating, and breath-taking views. Reservations for overnight stays are required and can be completed one of two ways.

For overnight stays during spring, summer, and fall:

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

Valley View Shelter at Windblown NH

Mountain Top Shelter at Windblown NH

East Glade shelter at Windblown NH (coming soon)

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

Please call us if you have a large group interested in field camping in Spring, Summer, or Fall. *Large groups may be subject to different maximum price rates according to the size of your group.

The Valley View Shelter is nestled in the woods on a knoll overlooking a ravine with a small stream. 6 to 8 campers can sleep under the roof and there are a few good tent sites as well. Equip with a large deck, the shelter is an upgraded and off-grid Adirondack lean-to with an outdoor firepit with everything included. Great for large groups !

2018-2019 Winter Season Valley View Shelter Rates: $20 fee per person with a maximum charge is $100. If we are open for skiing and snowshoering, all guests are required to purchase trail tickets. Prices vary due to conditions and what time of day you arrive. Large groups are required to call for additional details – 603 878 0540.

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. It was finished in the summer of 2015 and has quickly become a Windblown favorite.

2018-2019 Winter Season East Glade Shelter Rates: $20 per person per night for groups, one person is $30 per night, and the maximum charge is $120. If we are open for skiing and snowshoeing, all guests are required to purchase trail tickets. Prices vary due to conditions and what time of day you arrive.

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. Fires are permitted except in dry periods. This shelter is the most remote of the shelters and guests must be prepared to camp.

2018-2019 Winter Season Valley View Shelter Rates: $20 fee per person with a maximum charge is $100. If we are open for skiing and snowshoeing, all guests are required to purchase trail tickets. Prices vary due to conditions and what time of day you arrive.

Access to Water: For most of the year, water is available from a stream by hiking east down Barrett Mountain half way down to where a wide ski trail crosses and there is a small bridge. If you need water and the stream is dry or you would prefer tested potable water, hike to the Barn just above the Swimming Pond on the trail map. There is a hydrant located on the western corner with well water. Caution: The hydrant is not a pump. To operate it, lift the handle up as far as it goes and be sure to leave it in the down position when you are done. You may need to disconnect a garden hose first.

Overnight Parking: Now located in our upper parking lot, Overnight Parking is permitted with your stay and it is necessary to inform us of the make, model, color, and state plates of the vehicle being left overnight.

Special Notice to Wapack Trail Hikers:

The Wapack Trail passes through Windblown property and many other privately owned lands. Our neighbor closed the section of the Wapack Trail that crossed his land just to the east of Windblown which included Stony Top and the Old Farm Trail. The Wapack Trail has been re-routed through Windblown. Please honor private property signs.

 

Base Lodge

The Hand-Crafted Base Lodge

We built the Base Lodge ourselves with timber from our land over several summers. It was first opened for use in 1998. The upper level has a large open hall for dining and lounging by the fireplace and woodstove, with a cathedral ceiling and big windows for watching the skiers. Large rest rooms are on this level, as well as the cafeteria style Cafe. On mild days folks can enjoy their lunch outside on the deck and watch the skiers.

On weekends and holidays the Cafe serves hearty soups and homemade chili, made-to-order sandwiches, homemade muffins and cookies, hot chocolate and spiced cider, fresh fruit and snacks. Delicious drinking water from our well is always available, as well as natural sodas, herbal teas and fresh coffee. On weekdays self-serve hot soups, rolls, fruit, snacks and hot and cold drinks are available. Skiers are always welcome to bring their own food. A microwave is set out for your use.

The lower level of the Lodge is our Ski Shop where skiers and snowshoers buy their trail tickets, rent equipment, and pick up our detailed trail map. We sell a few accessories like hats, gloves, socks, and waxing supplies. Here is another cozy space to sit by a woodstove to warm your toes or wait for friends. You are welcome to leave your boots here while you ski.

Next door is the Waxing Shed, a heated space set up with a bench and iron for skiers to prepare their waxable skis. Beside it is the three-sided Picnic Shed with a fireplace and deck, a pleasant place to sit on sunny days for a rest or a picnic. For more remote picnic spots, ski to our three open shelters out on the trails.

Renting the Base Lodge

Our Base Lodge is available to rent for gatherings such as meetings and parties December through March depending on the needs of the ski area.

The building is well suited for sixty guests seated at tables, or up to ninety guests standing or dancing.

The facilities includes an oak post and beam open hall, 30′ by 40′, with a cathedral ceiling, oak floorboards, picture windows on three sides, and a large brick chimney and fireplace. A small raised stage and complete stereo system aid in entertaining the group. Spacious men’s and women’s restrooms, an elegant entrance foyer with coat racks, and a large, well-equipped kitchen complete the available indoor space.

We do not provide food service but you are welcome to bring your own choice of caterers, or to use our kitchen to cook in yourselves. There is a restaurant style gas stove with a huge oven, plenty of counter space, two large deep sinks and one shallow sink, a microwave oven, a coffee machine, and a large refrigerator.

Rates for renting the Lodge range from $350 to $500 depending on the length of time, the day of the week, and the various options available to you.

For more information, give us a call at (603) 878-2869

Contact Us

1180 Turnpike Road, New Ipswich, NH 03071

(603) 878-2869

Everyday 9-5pm (snow conditions permit)