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Chalet, Cottage, and Cabin Style Lodging
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Great getaway and lodging places which provide a quaint, rustic atmosphere. These three types of accommodations are grouped together in this category since in many cases they overlap each other in one way or another. This category is to make known many of these overnight facilities to travelers since they are usually not widely publicized. Each waymarked location is to convey the setting and condition of the facility so travelers can determine their preferred places to get away from it all.
Expanded Description:

Here is some history of each:

Chalet: Wooden dwellings with a sloping roof and widely overhanging eaves, common in Switzerland and other alpine regions. The word Chalet comes from the Franco-Provencal speaking area of Switzerland. It was originally used as a term for the home of cattle herders. The herders would bring their cattle from the valleys to the higher altitude regions during the warmer times of the year. The herders lived in the chalets during these times and worked to make cheese and butter (a method which preserved the milk). Just before winter would approach, the herders took their cattle and dairy products back to the valleys. Today, the term chalet is used by the hotel/motel industry as a reference for detached cottages. They often have self contained cooking facilities and bathrooms. They are often located near ski or mountain recreation areas. They can also be found along coastal regions as "weekenders".

Cottage: The term means "dweller of a cotter". In older times they usually housed farmers and herders as a normal residence; mostly for peasants. They were small and quaint, but sometimes included the primary farm house, barn, yard, and overall living and farming area of the property. They often had a half story above the first level which had a window and required maneuvering through the rafters to get around. Later in the 18th century, this term came to also be associated with the homes of weavers and miners. In modern days, cottages are typically referred to as weekend and summer getaways. They are also referred to as cabins in some areas as most cottages in certain regions are constructed of logs.

Cabin: Typically this is a simple dwelling made of logs. In the US at about 1640, log cabins were first constructed by the Swedish in Pennsylvania. Most of the cabins were not intended as permanent homes. Cabins were usually built in locations that allowed for ample sunlight, drainage, and management of frontier farmland. Cabin sizes were mostly based on the distance logs had to be transported, types of trees nearby, and the amount of building time allowed during the warmer season to ensure an adequate shelter was in place for the winter. Cabins became very elaborate in the mid 18th century. The Adirondack style cabins are what many US Park Service lodges used in the early 20th century. Today, many retreats, camp ground facilities, and upscale homes are built using logs. Here is a website showing a history of log cabins in the US:
www.cr.nps.gov/hps/tps/briefs/brief26.htm

 

Instructions for Posting a Chalet, Cottage, and Cabin Style Lodging Waymark:

Hopefully the history descriptions give you a good idea on the styles of over-night lodging accommodations this category is looking for. Please provide a thorough description of the facility to give people an opportunity for an informed decision of where they might like to stay.

Resources: Here is a website that is a directory for some of these places:
ResortsAndLodges.com

To post a waymark for this category, these accommodations:

  • Must Have a country, rustic, Swiss alpine, mountain, or wilderness type theme.
  • Located in nice areas which provide a getaway or vacation type atmosphere.
  • They are not restricted to single unit facilities, but not more than 6 units per building.
  • A-frames are allowed as long as the particular one you submit provides the spirit and intent of this category.
  • Facilities, grounds, and surrounding demographics must be in good, clean condition.
  • Can also include community use cabins that are situated in remote areas nestled in mountains which are open to the public for overnight hikers to seek shelter.
  • May be located in busy, small, vacation towns. This is acceptable as long as the style and intention of the facility is to provide the atmosphere mentioned above.
  • May be adjacent to a regular hotel/motel.
  • Certain bed and breakfasts are accepted here as long as they meet the above mentioned requirements; however, bed and breakfasts should also be listed in the Bed and Breakfast category.

Photograph requirements:
At least two non-copyrighted photographs must be submitted, but more are preferred:

  • 1. Main office building picture or one of the cabins exterior front(required and set as default image)
  • 2. Surrounding area photo (required)
  • 3. More surrounding area photos (optional, but would help)
  • 4. Photos of the exterior of the cabins
  • 5. Interior photo of a room
  • 6. Extras such as pools, meeting rooms, restaurants, ect.
  • 7. Playgrounds, fire pits, rivers, lakes, ponds, pavilions, etc.

Naming:
The waymark name must be the name of the facility, city, and state/province/country. The location portion of the name should be separated by a semi colon. Properly listing the location makes waymark searches easier to find. For instance: a chalet called "Lumber Jack's Chalet" located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee should read "Lumber Jack's Chalet; Gatlinburg, TN".

Unaccepted wayamrks:

  • Inner-city, or run-down locations will not be accepted.
  • Large hotel chains
  • Lodging facilities that give the impression they are regular hotels veneered with wood.
  • Permanently closed locations (exception are facilities that closed after the waymark has been submitted may remain listed in the category for historical purposes or if there is question if the closed facility may be re-opened under new management. This is decided on a case by case basis between the waymark owner and group officers.)
  • Hostels
  • Lodges, with multiple family sleeping rooms, should be placed in the Lodge Style Accomodations category.

Waymark owner Maintenance:
The waymark poster is responsible for keeping the waymarked information current. Rates and other details change overtime. It is important for potential visitors to be informed of current information.

Variables:
While the below listed variables are not required, please complete as many of them as possible. It is important to give as much information for would-be visitors. Asking the desk clerk, reviewing their website, or calling the facility will usually yield the answers.

 

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:

Please submit a photo(s) taken by you of your visit to the location (non-copyrighted photos only). GPS photos are also accepted with the location in the background, and old vacation photos are accepted. Additional pictures are appreciated of the area and facility to help others identify if this is the kind of place they want to stay. If you are not able to provide a photo, then please describe your visit or give a story about the visit

Notify the waymark owner of any changes in the status of the facility to ensure the waymark description is kept current. This may include changes in rates, area attractions, renovations, additions to facilities, increased lodging restrictions, etc.

If you visit and find the facility is closed permanently, notify both the group officers and waymark owner of the change. We will then update the waymark description and name to include the words "Closed permanently", and may consider the waymark to be archived.

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Variables:
  • Daily, weekly, or monthly rates
  • Discounts available?
  • Kitchens or kitchenettes in the rooms?
  • Refrigerator?
  • Fireplaces in the rooms?
  • Handicap accessible rooms?
  • Restaurant on premises and type of restaurant?
  • Childcare provisions?
  • Swimming pool?
  • Meeting or convention room(s) available?
  • Office hours and any seasonal operating times or closed periods?
  • Describe ease of accessibility to the location using a vehicle, hiking, etc.
  • Office phone number
  • Office address
  • Website of facility
  • Types of recreation, activities, and attractions nearby
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Chalet, Cottage, and Cabin Style LodgingCabins at New Germany State Park - Grantsville MD

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New Germany State Park’s visitors frequently call it a “best kept secret.” This mountain gem is nestled between the 2,900 ft. Big Savage Mountain to the east and the eastern Continental Divide along Meadow Mountain to the west.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 12/20/2020

last visited: never

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Chalet, Cottage, and Cabin Style LodgingThie yn Droghad - Old Laxey, Isle of Man

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Thie yn Droghad is a holiday chalet on Breeze Hill in Old Laxey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm

location: Isle of Man

date approved: 7/21/2020

last visited: never

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Chalet, Cottage, and Cabin Style LodgingRising Sun Auto Camp - Glacier National Park, MT, USA

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Entered in the National Register on January 19, 1996, Rising Sun Auto Camp was constructed in 1941 to serve the motoring public.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: Montana

date approved: 9/7/2019

last visited: never

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Chalet, Cottage, and Cabin Style LodgingChalets Anse au Sable - Rimouski, Qc

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6 petits chalets à louer à Rimouski

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LadyKarine

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 9/7/2019

last visited: 8/23/2020

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Chalet, Cottage, and Cabin Style LodgingChata Prašivá / Prašivá Chalet - Beskydy, Czech republic

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Chata Prašivá byla postavena roku 1921. Prašivá Chalet was built in 1921.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member davidb11

location: Moravskoslezský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 3/12/2019

last visited: never

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Chalet, Cottage, and Cabin Style LodgingDefi planet. Dienné. France

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Defi planet à Dienné

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lulu_et_compagnie

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 1/12/2019

last visited: 1/30/2019

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Chalet, Cottage, and Cabin Style LodgingGrand View Resort - Weirs Beach, New Hamphire, USA

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A hilltop vacation property overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee and the Ossipee Mountains, The Grand View Resort is in Wiers Beach/Laconia, New Hampshire. Accommodations include nine individual cottages and a motel that has 12 rooms. Friendly owners!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 12/10/2018

last visited: 6/22/2018

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Chalet, Cottage, and Cabin Style LodgingThe Opinicon Resort Hotel & Cottages - Chaffey's Lock, Ontario

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Dating from the late 1800s, The Opinicon has recently been given a multi-million dollar facelift and is once again the epitome of rustic but chic.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 11/16/2018

last visited: never

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Chalet, Cottage, and Cabin Style LodgingBy the Bay Cottages - Stanhope, Prince Edward Island

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The owners of By the Bay Cottages offer accommodations in three different styles: Executive Cottages, Deluxe Cottages, and Heritage Cottages.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

date approved: 10/3/2018

last visited: never

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Chalet, Cottage, and Cabin Style LodgingGulf Shore Cottages - Stanhope, Prince Edward Island

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Traditional cottage accommodations with modern amenities.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

date approved: 10/3/2018

last visited: never

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Chalet, Cottage, and Cabin Style LodgingChalupa Zlatník- Krásná, Czech republic

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Chalupa Zlatník Chalet Zlatník

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member davidb11

location: Moravskoslezský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 7/27/2018

last visited: never

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Chalet, Cottage, and Cabin Style LodgingL'escale des châteaux - Bourré - France

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L'escale des Châteaux de la Loire est un village d'hébergements insolites implanté au cœur des Châteaux de la Loire. The stopover of the Castles of the Loire is a village of unusual accommodation located in the heart of the Castles of the Loire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France

date approved: 5/11/2018

last visited: never

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Chalet, Cottage, and Cabin Style LodgingVilla Cottage (Bréhémont, Centre, France)

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[FR] Cottages situés à Bréhémont. [EN] Cottages located in Bréhémont.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LeBourguignon

location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France

date approved: 2/21/2018

last visited: 9/7/2018

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Chalet, Cottage, and Cabin Style LodgingNatur-Resort - Tripsdrill - Cleebronn, Germany, BW

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At the zoo 'Tripsdrill Wildparadies' in Cleebronn, Germany, Baden-Württemberg exists the possibility to rent a shepard's cart.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 8/2/2017

last visited: 4/5/2018

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Chalet, Cottage, and Cabin Style LodgingAbenteuercamp an der Bauernscheune - Wismar, M.-V., Deutschland

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Übernachten in einem Planwagen - Wagenburg an der Bauernscheune in der Nähe des Tierparks in Wismar

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

date approved: 6/6/2017

last visited: never

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Chalet, Cottage, and Cabin Style LodgingMillhaven Inn - Bath, Ontario

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Located on Bath Road in Millhaven just East of the Amherst Island Ferry Dock.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mTn_biKer65

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 5/31/2017

last visited: 7/22/2017

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Chalet, Cottage, and Cabin Style LodgingMaine Idyll Motor Court - Freeport, ME

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For those with a touch of nostalgia in their blood, this motor court comes highly recommended. Moreover, it's pet friendly.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: Maine

date approved: 10/20/2016

last visited: never

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Chalet, Cottage, and Cabin Style LodgingCabins - Oquaga Creek State Park, NY

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Oquaga Creek State Park offers different levels camping, full service cottage or rustic cabin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 8/19/2016

last visited: never

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Chalet, Cottage, and Cabin Style LodgingCave Run Cabins - Farmers, KY, US

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Located just a half mile from the Daniel Boone National Forest and Cave Run Lake, off KY-801 south off of US 60.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Crazy4horses

location: Kentucky

date approved: 8/8/2016

last visited: 10/10/2016

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Chalet, Cottage, and Cabin Style LodgingBezrucova chata / Bezruc' Chalet - Lysá hora (North-East Moravia)

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Bezrucova chata (Bezruc' Chalet) is a touristic chalet located on the summit of Lysá Hora (Lysá Mt.), the highest peak of Moravian-Silesian Beskids range in the Czech Republic in elevation 1 323 meters.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Moravskoslezský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 8/1/2016

last visited: 9/4/2019

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Chalet, Cottage, and Cabin Style LodgingBridge of the Gods Motel, RV Park & Cabins - Cascade Locks, Oregon

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a complex of motel rooms, cabins & a RV Park located on Wa Na Pa Street in Cascade Locks, Oregon, USA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca

location: Oregon

date approved: 11/25/2015

last visited: never

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Chalet, Cottage, and Cabin Style LodgingRaststüb'l; Sorge, Germany

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A small Chalet-style lodge in one of Germany's most beautiful mountain ranges.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team

location: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

date approved: 11/9/2015

last visited: 10/21/2017

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Chalet, Cottage, and Cabin Style LodgingLog Cabin Guest Haus -- Cisco TX

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A historic log cabin from the 1840s, now open for modern travelers to stay in while visiting Cisco Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 10/21/2015

last visited: 1/16/2016

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Chalet, Cottage, and Cabin Style LodgingLa Seigneurie du Triton - Lac Edouard, Quebec,CA

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The lordship of Triton welcomes sinners and others. La seigneurie du Triton accueille les pecheurs et les autres.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 2/27/2015

last visited: 6/19/2015

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Refuge Le Naya - Parc régional éducatif du Bois de Belle-Rivière

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Laval K-9

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 2/25/2015

last visited: 4/1/2017

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