Photo taken by James Nardacci, Jr.

Noble View's Building Policy

  • Noble View is a self-service facility that could be shared with others during your stay. Please be considerate, introduce yourself, and discuss the sharing of chore responsibilities as outlined, as well as sharing of the kitchen. As guests,/ you are our volunteer team.
  • Review fire evacuation routes posted on the back of all bedroom doors.
  • Respect our property, furniture, and appliances. Treat them as your own.
  • Quiet hours are 9:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.
  • Smoking is NOT permitted in the BUILDINGS or on the decks.
  • Please do not burn trash, paper plates or cardboard in the wood stoves
  • Please do not feed the deer or any other animals.
  • Dogs are not allowed in any of the buildings unless approved by other occupants. Dogs must
    have an up to date rabies vaccination record or tag that must be available during the stay. The dog
    must be under control at all times. Only two dogs per party are permitted during an overnight stay.
    • Help us maintain a clean, healthy environment. Always clean up after your pet. Properly dispose of pet waste and pet food
  • Familiarize yourself with the wood stove operation (as enclosed and posted).
    • If you are unfamiliar with wood stove operations, please ask for assistance from the registrar.
  • Please turn off the lights when you leave a room. We are committed to energy conservation.
  • No cell phones or laptops in the Buildings. Radios may be played only with earphones.
  • Candles are not permitted in any of the buildings at any time (STATE FIRE REGULATIONS).
  • Consumption of wine and beer (no hard liquor) is RESTRICTED to Social Hour and Dinner.
  • Hang wet clothing and towels on the clothesline, located in the area of the wood shed to dry. Do not hang these items on chairs, railings, or in the rooms.
  • Carry in, Carry out procedures – LEAVE NO TRACE: Anything brought in by a guest must be removed by that guest. This includes all leftover food and trash. Noble View has no means of trash disposal. Please familiarize yourself with proper waste disposal and conservation methods.
  • Familiarize yourself with the kitchen setup and the appliances that are assigned.
  • Outside fireplace and campfire areas will be shared with other day & overnight guests.
  • Care must be taken when using outside fireplace & campfire areas.
    • Please do not leave the fire unattended, the fire must be in your control at all times
    • Do not burn trash; only use firewood as provided.
    • During the existence of extreme fire hazard periods (outside burning bans), no fires will be permitted in any outside fireplaces or fire pits.
    • Campfires must be extinguished by midnight.
    • Do not burn trash, glass, cans, or any other non flammable items in the fire rings. $5.00 will be charged if these items are found in the fire rings

Vehicles

The speed limit on our property is 15 MPH.

ALL PARKING except for handicap vehicles must park in the upper parking lot (marked). It is permissible to drive to the building to unload and reload. Parking in a handicap area within the state of Massachusetts is a $300.00 fine – the State Police check and will issue tickets.

Adult Supervision of Youth Guests

Youth guests must be actively supervised by adult chaperones

Disorderly Conduct

Behavior that causes others to complain and/or a disregard for rules may result in eviction without refund.

Departing Building Guests

  • During the heating season, refill the wood box and cut kindling for the next party.
  • Empty ashes out of the stoves when you arrive, but otherwise do not extinguish the stove fire to empty or empty the ashes from a hot stove. The hot ashes will sound the fire alarm & the Fire Dept will arrive. To extinguish the stove when you leave open the air damper all of the way to maximum hot & let it burn out. You may leave the stove burning when you leave it is safe.
  • Any damages and cleaning up of dishes and the building will be deducted from your deposit. Any additional damage costs not covered by the deposit will be collected to the full extent as permitted by law. Empty ashes out of the stoves if they are out, but otherwise do not extinguish the stove fire.
  • Leave no food behind
  • Sweep and wash the floors as needed
  • Wash any dishes and pans that have been used
  • Close all of the windows and leave shades/drapes open and lock all doors as you depart.
    • Double check that all the windows and doors are locked.
    • Double check that all the lights and ceiling fans are off.

Enforcement

  • Any damages and cleaning up of dishes and the building will be deducted from your deposit. Any additional damage costs not covered by the deposit will be collected to the full extent as permitted by law.
  • Any persons who by his or her actions violate any provisions of the camp regulation policy or fail to comply with any reasonable request of any authorized AMC Noble View Committee person or AMC employee are subject to eviction.
  • Any person may also be denied admittance to and/or suspended from the AMC Noble View property for a period of time to be recommended by the Camp Chairperson and approved by the AMC Noble View Committee, for violating any provision thereof, including failing to comply with any reasonable request of any authorized AMC Noble View Committee person or AMC employee.

You’re responsible for:

  • Cleanup
  • Reporting damage
  • Locking doors and closing windows

Noble View is a self-service facility that strives to keep costs as low as possible by volunteer management and the self-service policy. There are no janitors or housekeepers to clean up after you. Please do your part to maintain these facilities.

For handling emergencies, see the Safety page. For all backcountry emergencies, contact the State Police: 911 or 413-862-3312 be sure to have the address available.

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