Hickory Corner, known as the Pumpkin House at Stokes State Forest, is a unique example of storybook architecture, magically built from stone, forest and fairy tales, complete with pumpkin-shaped stone sculpture. Full of surprises: bell tower, book nooks, loft, pub-style bar & family diversions. Enjoy swimming beach & paddling on Culver's Lake w/a canoe & a kayak. Adjoins the Appalachian Trail, near state fishing streams, art colony, hunting grounds, restaurants and 9-hole golf course. Enjoy it!
Everything about this house is unique. Whole trunks of trees are the major structural support, Two fireplaces, one in the master bedroom, a loft, two beautiful barbecues built for the house. A huge deck and screen porch make the house sprawling, surrounded by trees, sitting at the foot of a mountain above Culver Lake. The house sits on the very edge of Stokes State forest, and so is surrounded by hiking trails, several of which are within walking distance of the house.
Zugang für Gäste
Guests will have access to all of the house except the basement. Guests will have lake access for swimming at the beach, and use of owner's paddle boats. During the autumn rental season (Oct. to November), the house will be reduced because the screen porch and the outdoor areas may be too cold. The house will be closed 1 December to 1 April.
Interaktion mit Gästen
The caretakers of the house will be available throughout your stay. They live next door, down the hill aways. If you need anything, Mike will be able to help.
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There is a loft on the sleeping porch with two twin mattresses in it, so the house can hold up to 9. Unless you're really not affected by cold, the loft is not recommended for autumn rental.
Guests are expected first and primarily to respect the house, it's a piece of living art. Guests must agree to liability waiver for use of fireplaces and loft. No smoking inside, the screen porch is ok, but prefer the deck or stone patio. Pets are ok, but be careful and be clean. Don't steal. Let us know if something breaks.
Tenants who plan use the facilities of Culver Lake will have to complete a Normanoch Association tenant agreement so the owner can obtain the necessary badges for access. There is no additional charge for this, but it is part of the membership rules. We will send you this form by email to print and return either electronically or by post.
On checkout leave all used sheets and towels on the floor. Clean kitchen and dishes. Please leave all waste in proper storage bins.
First big armload of firewood is free. Thereafter $10.00/armload (honor system).