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Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield

Cabin Rental at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary’s Innermost Cabin is available for rent to current Mass Audubon members. Rentals are available Friday and/or Saturday nights throughout the calendar year.  

This rustic cabin, (approximately 9’ X 16’) was built 1915 and has no electricity or running water. It is located at the edge of the woods off our Innermost Trail, approximately 100 ft from the parking area.

Accommodation Information

  • Space for 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 
  • Access to our public restrooms located a few hundred feet away
  • Single bed & bunkbed (upper and lower bunks); an additional room with space for a small air mattress
  • Small Table & 2 Chairs
  • Wood burning stove (wood and kindling is provided)
  • Picnic Table (outside)

Renters must provide:

  • Bedding (sheets, pillows, sleeping bags)
  • Battery operated light sources
  • Cooking equipment such as Coleman stove or hibachi, pots, pans, eating utensils; note: contained cooking is permitted outside only
  • Cooler and ice for food storage
  • Water and water jugs 

Availability and Booking

The Innermost Cabin is available for overnight rental for $65 per night to Mass Audubon Members age 18+ on Friday and Saturday nights. Please make sure your Mass Audubon membership is valid through reservation date. 

To reserve, call 978-887-9264. Full payment must be received to complete reservation.

Rules & Regulations

We ask all renters to use the cabin as a quiet retreat to connect with nature and to observe the following rules:

  • No tents are permitted outside the cabin.
  • No pets 
  • Vehicles must remain in Visitor Parking lot for unloading and overnight parking; no driving up to cabin
  • Do not use candles, oil, propane, or any open flame of any kind inside of cabin. 
  • No smoking.
  • Fire pits or open fires are not permitted.
  • Cooking must be done outside of the cabin on the front porch.
  • Alcohol is not permitted.
  • Firearms and fireworks are not permitted. 
  • All trash and recycling most be removed by you.

Check-In & Check-Out

  • Check-in between 2 and 4 pm; if you are unable to make it before 4 pm, please notify us in advance.
  • Check-out time is at 11 am.

Cancellation Policy

In the event you need to cancel or change your reservation, please provide 7-days notice. If adequate notice is not given, the rental fee with be forfeited. No refunds can be offered. A re-schedule date is allowed if done with adequate notice 7 days prior to reservation. Rentals on holidays cannot be rescheduled.

We reserve the right to cancel any reservation due to severe weather or unexpected issues on sanctuary. A full refund will be issued if this occurs.