Innermost House Cabin Rental

Innermost House © Susan Grimwood
© Susan Grimwood

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The Innermost House is a small rustic cabin located on the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary. The house is located down a short trail from the sanctuary’s Visitor Center – once the property gates have closed in the evening you will have the entire sanctuary to yourself.

The cabin has only one room (9' x 16') with a cot and one bunk bed (upper and lower bunks), a wood-burning stove, and a small table with 2 chairs. We provide firewood. Restrooms are located nearby.

All this makes for a pioneer-like experience at night: complete obscurity to gaze at the starry sky, the sounds of wildlife around the cabin, and except for that, total silence to drain yourself of urban life's tensions.

The cabin is available for rental to Mass Audubon members year-round. September through June, the cabin can be rented Tuesday through Saturday nights (also Sunday and Monday nights of Monday holiday weekends). From late June through late August, the cabin is available for rental every day (contact us for dates).


$45 per night

Full payment must accompany the reservation form. Phone reservations may be taken with Visa, MasterCard or Discover. The rental fee will be forfeited by the renter in the event of a non-notification of cancellation 7 days prior to the reserved date.


4 people (3 adults)

Check-in Time

You may check in any time after 2:00 pm, but before the office closes (at 4:00 pm) on your reservation date. Check-out time is 11:00 am on the last morning of your stay.


3 beds (1 bunk bed, 1 cot), table with 2 chairs, wood stove, firewood, picnic table.

What to Bring

  • Food, Water, & Cooler (if you want to keep anything cold)
  • Sleeping Bags, or sheets and blankets for the beds
  • Trash bags
  • Cooking Equipment (pots, utensils, stove)
  • Flashlights
  • Battery-operated lantern (no open flames)
  • Insect Repellent


  • For safety reasons, renters must not use propane, oil, or open flames of any kind inside the cabin. Cooking must be done outside.
  • Alcohol is not permitted.
  • Unloading of vehicles and overnight parking of vehicles is allowed in the parking lot only. (You may not drive to the cabin.)