The entire KBC property, including the cabin, is rented to one group (15 maximum) at a time. Parking, fresh water, and the boat launch are for the exclusive use of cabin renters. Unlike other AMC facilities, KBC is not open to day visitors.
In 2000, a post and beam cabin replaced the original cabin that was no longer serviceable. The new cabin was designed by the nearby Shelter Institute and was built by the AMC. Volunteers completed the construction.
The cabin is off the grid relying on hand pumped wells for water, a composting toilet, and propane for the oven, stove cook top and refrigerator. Solar power charges the batteries for lighting at night. There is ample on-site parking for those renting the cabin as well as those renting Beal Island.
A large open concept main floor includes a kitchen equipped with everything you need to prepare meals, a dining area for everyone in your group and two seating areas.
An ample supply of firewood fuels the wood stove providing warmth and a cozy environment if the temperature drops.
A large bedroom off the main floor has a bunk with a double below and a twin above. Don’t forget to bring your own pillow, sheets and blankets.
Above the main floor is a large sleeping area for up to 10 people. Windows provide a cool breeze off the water, ample light and beautiful views.
If you prefer to sleep outside the cabin under the stars, there are two tent platforms, a large grassy area, and a pine grove, all with spectacular views of the water.
Stairs lead to a beach where you can launch your kayak or canoe and tie up when you return.
Two decks provide a comfortable place to relax, read a book, or socialize. The views are spectacular.
Don’t forget to bring your “sun shower”; warm it in the summer sun while you enjoy your day exploring the area or paddling the waters around KBC. At the end of your exciting day, enjoy a hot shower in the enclosed and private outdoor shower then relax on the deck and watch the sailboats cruise by bathed in the glow of the late afternoon sun.