2. No pets (sheep, gerbils, chickens, goats, etc.).
3. When making a fire or dealing with ashes, think twice, be extremely careful.
Do not attempt to clean the fireplace!!!
4. Set the thermostats down to 50 degrees when not in the house
leaving to go skiing or out for the day
5. Members are allowed to bring guests. As a courtesy, check
members to see who else will be bringing
guests. This will insure that there are
enough beds for all. The guest fees
6. Collect guest fees for each of your guests. Guest fees help
defer the costs of the
rental, the plowing and the utilities.
We urge you to bring guests, but make it your
business to get the fees out of them.
Please turn over the guest fees promptly to
Tom or Karen.
7.Absolutely no smoking in the house.
8.Please remove shoes and boots upon entering.
9. It is required that everyone has a good time and enjoy
MORE ON GUESTS:
Guests must be accompanied by a member of the house.
2. Members might find it beneficial to check with other members
to see how
crowded the house will be before inviting
several guests up. Check the calendar!
3. Remember! Members have preference over use of the house, bedrooms
bed space. (When
it comes to bedrooms - guests are one step above pond scum in the biological chain
4. All guests are welcome to participate in cleaning the house
before they leave.
5. Particularly abusive & offensive guests will find themselves
a) swimming in the ice skating pond
b) dragged behind a snowmobile through
the wooded nature trails
c) hanging from a pine tree by their toes
slathered in VT's finest maple syrup
d) with a ski pole shoved up their arse
e) all of the above
6. Really - we love guests, but keep them in control.
HOUSE OCCUPANCY INSTRUCTIONS:
The key for the chalet will be sent to each of the house members.
2. You must supply your own linens and towels (sheets, pillow
cases, etc). Do not
leave linens on the beds.
3. The house has phone service. The number is 802-824-6799. You
can receive calls
for free, but any outgoing calls beyond the
824 exchange must be charged to a
4. You are responsible for bathroom items, ie.toilet paper, soap, shampoo,
of your shopping needs can be found in Londonderry, 4 miles west
of Powder Mill on Route 11.
5. The house will be periodically stocked
with firewood, but you must supply your
own kindling and paper. We pay for this
wood so go easy on it. Please make sure
you restock the firewood in the house before
you leave. It’s nice to get up there
and make a fire. Be considerate to the other
6. Members are responsible for shoveling any walkway to the house.
7. Please do not bring your pets. They are not allowed in the
8. The plumbing and septic system in the house is a bit more fragile
than what you
may be used to in your own home - please
use water sensibly and do not
flush foreign objects down the toilet.
9. Vermont is "snow country"- please
equip your car with snow tires, a tow line, etc.
If you get stuck, getting out will be
at your expense if you need to be towed.
10. Upon leaving the house, lock all doors, check for & close
any open windows, close the curtains to keep out
drafts, lower the thermostats, shut off the water,
and turn off the lights.
11. Do not leave anything in the house that you value dearly.
If it gets "lost" or
stolen it's your problem, not ours.
12. Members and guests are asked to leave the house clean and
bedrooms, and kitchen should be
so that everything is left like you had never
been there. Sponge the showers,
clean the toilets, mop the floors, and vacuum
the carpets. Cleaning supplies are located underneath the sink in each bathroom or beneath the sink in the
13. Bring a flashlight for evening arrivals as there are no road
lights on the property.
14. In consideration of others in Powder Mill, snowmobiling will
take place between
the hours of
15. Skeet shooting & discharging of firearms is not permitted
on Powder Mill
property. There is a skeet
range on Rt 11 in Chester open on Sundays only.
16. Each member will be shown how to turn on/off the water to
the house, and the
location of the circuit breaker
panel. When the house is not occupied, the
water should be shut off and
the hot water circuit breaker should be off.
Do not leave perishable items in the refrigerator! If you can not eat
it, do not
leave it for the next week.Chances are whoever comes up will not eat any
food that is wrapped and left in
the refrigerator because they do not know how
long it has been there.Just throw it out.
you can leave stuff up at the house! You will be allowed to leave your
skis/boards in the new shed.Your bag must be stowed in the designated storage
area. You must vacate ALL your
personal belongings from the rooms before you leave. Non-perishable
food can be left up at the house but don't complain if it gets eaten
or drunk in your absence! All food, unless specifically labeled, is
considered community property, and even then we make no guarantees.
house is equipped with oil/hot water heaters. The floors have individual
thermostats for heat on each floor. Unless you are using the room, please
keep the thermostat set at 50 degrees. Before leaving the house each
day, make sure that all thermostats and heaters are turned down. The
money you save will be your own.
of the heat is lost through the cover, make
sure the cover is down tightly when not in use. Do not jump, dive, have
sex or go crazy in the hot tub, the deck is not made to support strong
movement.Do not hang on the deck overhead. The hot tub
will be set to automatically go down to 80 deg when not in use. Plan
on raising the temperature several hours before you want to use it.
More on the hot tub when we finally get it working…
is only one well on the property now, (the north well). When the house
is occupied by more than 12 persons who all take showers, flush the
toilets constantly, wash dishes, etc, the well could run out of water.
This condition is not permanent but might take a day or two to regenerate.
Try to conserve water, shower with a friend, do dishes with the dishwasher,
do not flush the toilet every time you have to take a pee. The water
was checked by a testing lab and is potable. It does have a high mineral
content and contains a lot of iron, hence the reddish tint to the color.