What To Expect When You Stay at Lumen

Everything You need to know about staying at Lumen

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Booking with Lumen Nature Retreat

Lumen is situated on 20+ acres of beautiful forested land adjacent to the tranquil Eastman Brook, lush Waterest Pond and the towering mountains around you. Lumen features a mix of glamping (Safari Tents and A-Frame) stays and rustic camping. With just ~30 private sites, we feature a comfortable and climate controlled bathhouse, waterfront views, and everything you need to enjoy your time in nature.

Self Check-In

Check in is always at 4:00pm. Please note that we have a contactless check-in and check-out, which means that all of the check-in instructions will be provided ahead of your arrival and you can stay in touch with our team through texts at any time. Please note that we do not have a physical check-in desk on premises.

Glamping Sites (Safari & A-Frame)

Upon your arrival, you can head directly to your tent site. Please check the confirmation email ahead of time to confirm what site # you'll be staying at.

The tent will include everything you may need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. From a comfy bed and fresh, hotel-quality linens and towels to dishware and silverware for you to enjoy a dinner by the fire. Everything will be turned over by our friendly, professional staff and waiting for you upon your arrival.

At Lumen glamping sites, you'll find most of the amenities of a traditional hotel room, plus some extras to enhance your experience:

  • Plush, hotel-quality mattress and mattress topper for a great night sleep
  • Freshly laundered bath towels
  • Bath house with flushing toilets, hot showers, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hair dryers
  • Two battery-powered lanterns to light your tent and pathways
  • Phone and computer charging battery in each tent
  • Individual cooler (Ice is not provided, bring your own)
  • Smokeless firepit at each site
  • Comfortable Adirondack chairs, perfect for lounging around in the evenings
  • Hammocks throughout the property

Click here to see a full list of amenities of each tent.

Rustic Camp Sites

Our rustic campsites are simple, waterfront (most of them), wooded and private.

Each site comes with a picnic bench, fire ring and Adirondack chairs. We provide the most beautiful spot in the White Mountains, you bring the rest! Only tents and small campers (under 24 ft) are allowed.Book Rustic Camp Sites

Bath House

All of our guests have access to our 24/7 bath house. It's a just renovated, climate controlled and comfortable building with all of the toiletries you may need. Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hairdryers -- we've got it all.

Check Out

Check out is at 10:00am, which is when our housekeeping staff begins to get everything ready for the future guests.

Wi-Fi

We don’t provide public Wi-Fi at the property, although most carriers have reasonable coverage here. We hope that you will enjoy the tranquility of the space and explore the physical surroundings around you.

What Should I Bring?

  • Daypack for stashing extra layers, a water bottle and snacks while on the trail, touring wineries or exploring the town.
  • Water bottle to stay hydrated during your glamping adventures. We have a water refiling station for you to refill your bottle.
  • Sunscreen and bug repellent spray - always important to have.
  • Ice - We provide a 52 qt cooler at each tent for you to use, bring your own ice if you have food or drinks that you would like them to stay cool.
  • Book you've been wanting time to savor.

Clothing Recommendations

It's worth keeping in mind that the temperatures can swing quite a bit between daytime and nighttime in the mountains. Pack warmer clothing that you may expect. What we typically recommend is this

  • Casual clothing for hanging around Lumen and exploring nearby towns
  • Trail-friendly clothing for hikes and outdoor adventures.
  • Swimwear and a beach towel if you plan to visit a lake or swimming hole.

A few helpful items to pack include:

  • Base layer (a.k.a. "long johns"), top and bottom for hiking, lounging, layering or wearing to sleep.
  • Raincoat or shell jacket to keep out wind and rain, as a light layer for chilly evenings, or added warmth over bulkier sweaters or fleece.
  • Fleece, insulated jacket or vest for added warmth or layering under a raincoat or shell.
  • Sweatshirt or sweater for cozy, casual warmth and layering.

Firepits & Firewood

Every Safari and A-Frame tent site is equipped with a modern, smokeless firepit. All of the rustic camp sites offer a fire ring. Please make sure not to move it, as well as ensure that the fire is fully put out when you are done.

We have a central location with firewood bundles available. You can buy bundles one at a time through Venmo, Paypal or Cash, just referring to the instructions posted on the firewood location.

Propane Stove

For a perfect, yet simple and easy way to cook, we also provide a complementary propane stove at every tent site. You can purchase butane canisters from us at $8/canister, the canister station is located at the Bath House area, and you can also pay through Venmo, Paypal or Cash.

Quiet Hours

Our quiet hours are from 10pm to 7am. We ask that you respect the guests around you and refrain from playing music after these hours.

Trash & Recycling

We have a trash and recycling dumpster by the entrance to the campground (near the cabin). If you drop off your trash and recycling on the way out, our staff will love you and we’d greatly appreciate this! 

Nature

Part of what makes Lumen so magical is that you’re surrounded by nature, trees, and water all around you. With that, we do encourage you to take certain precautions. Wear long-sleeves, use bug spray, and check yourself for ticks every evening.

Security

Keep all of your valuables inside your car. Given that you are staying in a tent, please don’t leave any valuables inside when you are out and about. Lumen is not responsible for any loss.

No Smoking Inside The Tents, Bathhouse or Common Lawn

Please note that smoking inside the tent, inside the bathhouse and on the common lawn is not allowed. If the guests break that rule, we will automatically bill a $400 fine. 

You can smoke on your site, but please do it near the firepit and please make sure to dispose of the cigarette butts properly and don't throw them on the ground.