This place is also completely off the grid. All of the electricity comes from their solar panels and hydro-electric turbines. The owners, Tom and Teri have been there for quite some time and do most of the work themselves – including maintaining the power and water supply. Tom was nice enough to take some time and give Carmela and me a tour of the power house, where I got a bit of video I can use in my sustainable energy class this fall. (They have a great page on their website all about their set up.)
In addition to checking out the energy production, Carmela and I walked around a bit. We came across an osprey nest with a baby poking its head up, and soaked up the tranquility. We both spent much of the day switching between reading (I got to give my new Kindle a run) and soaking in the tub. It was a rejuvenating day.