Guide to Dwarfskill
Here is important information and key points to make sure your stay at the Dwarfskill Preserve is as enjoyable as possible.
Parking, smoking, litter and being a good forest steward
Please park in the parking area at the top of the circle drive (other than when unloading).
No smoking is allowed inside the buildings; if you smoke outside, please dispose of cigarette butts properly and don’t leave them (or any litter) on the ground
We grew up with a rule to always carry a plastic bag when hiking to gather litter you may run across in the woods; we appreciate guests who will do the same. Thank you for helping us keep this preserve beautiful!
Please be considerate when there are other guests, particularly after sunset.
Try to avoid stepping on moss growth (sometimes there is no other choice).
You are welcome to forage in the woods, but please don’t harvest mushrooms unless you are 100% certain you know what you are doing, as we can accept no liability for any resulting illness or injury.
Appliances and systems
When leaving the building, double-check to make sure all burners on the stove are turned off
Do not set refrigerator temperature below 6 or the freezer above 4.
LODGE: Scrape and rinse dishes thoroughly before loading dishwasher (septic sensitive)
Please do not turn the thermostat above 68; please lower to 55 upon departure.
We are on a septic system, please don’t dispose of sanitary napkins, cigarette butts, gum or other waste in the toilet
There are fans and space heaters in closets in each building
Use of the Fireplaces, Wood stove and Fire pits
The fireboxes in the Lodge and Cabin fireplaces are small and can only hold up to two logs, please don’t let the fire get too large or it creates a risk of a chimney fire.
There is extra firewood in the woodshed between the Cabin and Cottage
Make sure the damper is open and hold a lighted newspaper to warm the chimney to facilitate a better draw for the smoke. Be sure to use the fireplace screen
Never leave with a fire or smoldering remnants in the fireplace. These buildings are basically 80-year old piles of dried kindling and will go up in smoke very fast!
Garbage, Linens, Supplies and Closing Up
Bag and tie garbage and place in garbage shed opposite the Lodge, adjacent to the parking area.
Toilet tissue, paper towels, garbage bags, bug repellent, light bulbs, batteries and matches are found in each building
(check under the sinks, or closet near sink)
Fresh linens are in the linen closet in the Lodge and in the bedroom dresser in the Cottage
Please clean up after your pets and please don’t use guest towels for your pets.
Emergencies and Closing Notes
Owner: cell/text: 646-642-4915 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservations and Housekeeping Manager: (Cindy) cell: 484-269-8862 or email email@example.com
Property Manager: (Bill) cell/text: 570-241-4897.
When it is time to go, be sure to:
Close and lock windows; turn thermostat to 55 degrees; remove and bag garbage and put in garbage shed; turn off lights, stove, grill and coffeemaker; wash dishes and tidy kitchen.
Please strip the beds and leave all linens in a pile for the housekeeper.
Leave keys hanging behind the shutter (or on rail at Cottage) and text owner at 646-642-4915 that you have departed.
Thank you for appreciating The Dwarfskill Preserve and helping to protect and restore our natural environment.