The Winterplace office does not handle rentals or reservations. Each homeowner contracts their own rental agent. To check availablility at Winterplace, contact the following rental agents:

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY OF UNITS

  • The maximum number of people occupying a unit (at any one time) INCLUDING CHILDREN is listed below:
  • Occupancy is as follows:
    • Two (2) bedroom = 6 people
    • Two (2) bedroom with loft = 8 people
    • Three (3) bedroom = 8 people
    • Three (3) bedroom with loft = 10 people
    • Four (4) bedroom = 10 people

RECREATION BUILDING

  • All persons using this facility must present proper identification.
  • All safety rules must be observed. Failure to obey these safety rules will result in loss of recreation building privileges.
  • Adults must accompany children to the recreation building and monitor their activities while there. They have full responsibility for children under their supervision. Each and every person using the pool/hot tub does so at his or her own risk.
  • The pool and hot tub hours are as follows:
    Pool hours: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm (during ski season)
    Hot tub hours: 12:00 noon to 10:00 pm (open during ski season only)

SWIMMING POOL RULES & GUIDELINES

  1. NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY!
  2. SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK! The management and/ or homeowners are not responsible for accidents or injuries.
  3. NO children with diapers allowed in the pool or spa!
  4. NO flotation devices allowed.
  5. NO food, gum or beverages in the spa or pool area.
  6. NO alcohol allowed in the pool or spa area.
  7. NO smoking.
  8. NO running or diving in the pool.
  9. NO towels are provided.
  10. NO pets permitted in the recreation building.
  11. Management reserves the right to deny use of the pool to anyone at any time.
  12. The management and/ or owners are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  13. SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS ARE IN USE AT ALL TIMES.
RENTALS – POOL PASSES
  • Renters are supplied with the necessary pass to gain entry to the pool and hot tubs by the rental agent. There are no passes sold at the Recreation Building.
  • There will be no admission of renters without the required pool pass. No replacement pass will be given for daily recreation passes that have been filled in.

GENERAL RULES

  • Firewood is the property of Winterplace owners and will not be removed from the premises. Such persons will be prosecuted if caught.
  • Barbecuing is restricted to the designated areas only, which are located alongside the recreational building and on the green by the management office. Barbecues, hibachis or the like are forbidden on balconies, patios or decks. It is a violation of the Ludlow Fire Department and Vermont Fire and Safety codes.
  • No one is allowed to use ATVs or snowmobiles on Winterplace property.
  • All ski equipment (skis, poles, snowboards) is to be stored in the unit or designated locker that is assigned to each unit or placed in ski racks (at renter’s risk). Absolutely NO ski equipment is to be left in or near the entranceways, leaning against buildings or on the grounds.
  • All rubbish must be placed in properly tied bags for dumpsters or recycling bin. Items that can be recycled: all paper, including newspapers and magazines; corrugated cardboard; glass containers; aluminum and steel cans; and plastics. It is not necessary to sort items placed in the recycling canister.
RENTALS – PARKING PASSES

TOWING IS STRICTLY ENFORCED AT WINTERPLACE.

  • Tenants obtain parking permits through their rental agent. These permits will show the name, unit number, dates and duration of a tenant’s stay. The Winterplace Office will not issue parking passes to renters.
  • Vehicles that do not have a valid parking pass will be towed from the premises at the owner’s expense.

Allocation of Parking Permits:

  • Only rental agencies will issue passes to renters. The maximum number of permits per unit is two (2). Parking permits must be displayed on the front dash of the renter’s vehicle.
RENTALS – PETS
  • Renters are not allowed to have pets in the units or on the premises during their stay at Winterplace.
  • Any renter bringing pets will be required to either remove their pets or vacate Winterplace. This will be strictly enforced.
Fireplace Information, Safety & Guidelines

Fireplace Information, Safety & GuidelinesFireplace & Chimney Dampers
Fireplace doors and chimney dampers should be tightly closed when the fire is completely out. The maintenance staff occasionally finds them open. It should also be noted that fireplace usage in sub-zero weather, especially if accompanied by high winds, is more likely to contribute to heat loss than gain, especially as the fire dies down.

How to Start a Fire
You will need the following materials to build and maintain a good wood fire:

  • A newspaper (do not use colored or coated paper);
  • A handful of finely split, dry kindling in a variety of sizes; and
  • Fireplace Information, Safety & GuidelinesSeasoned firewood split into a range of piece sizes.

Modern fireplaces are constructed so that combustible air enters the firebox through a narrow strip above and behind the glass panel. This “air wash” flows down across the glass to the front of the fire because it is cooler, denser and heavier than the combustion gases. Most stoves without a glass air wash system will have an air inlet near the bottom of the firebox, usually just inside the loading door. This is the location where you want to concentrate the paper and kindling and light the fire so that it gets plenty of air.

You can build a conventional fire by starting with paper and putting kindling on it, as described below, or you can build a top-down fire.

  • Crumple several sheets of newspaper and put them in the firebox. Be generous with the newspaper and you will have more success.
  • Hold the paper down with 10 to 15 pieces of finely split, dry kindling. Softwoods, such as cedar and pine, make good kindling. Ideally, the kindling should be placed on and behind the newspaper so that the combustion air reaches the newspaper fast where you light it. It is also a good idea to add two or three very small pieces of firewood to the kindling load before lighting.
  • Open the damper up, and light the newspaper and close but do not latch the door. When the paper is burning brightly, latch the door. Some appliances have more restrictive air supplies than others, so the door may have to be left ajar for as much as 15 minutes until the chimney is primed and producing strong draft. Since leaving the door open slightly can cause dangerously high temperatures, never leave the stove unattended while starting a fire.Fireplace Information, Safety & GuidelinesThe goal when lighting a wood fire is to use only one match and to achieve rapid ignition of the load without fussing or waiting for it to catch. After practicing this procedure a few times, you might be surprised at how quickly you can establish a bright, hot fire. When the flames from the kindling load just begin to subside, add several small pieces of firewood by placing them on and behind the burning kindling.

Disposal of Materials
Tenants must be especially cautious in disposing of ashes, embers or smoldering logs. Embers and/or smoldering logs should be left in fireplace until cold. Fireplace waste should never be placed into the dumpsters or on decks. Steel ash cans are provided for this and are located beside each dumpster.

Closing Down the Fireplace
After the fire is completely out and the ashes are properly disposed of, make sure the damper is FULLY closed. If a draft is present, this an indication the damper is still open. Make sure to push firmly to ensure the damper has closed.

 

If you have any questions about rental policies and procedures, please contact Winterplace staff at (802) 228-4934.