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The main entrance to the Farmhouse, near the coat racks and typically used for entering, has a ramp that is wheelchair-accessible.
Both the Umbrella Studio and the Rectangle Studio can be accessed without having to go up a step. Access to the Rectangle Studio passes through a manual door, up a ramp alongside of the Rectangle Studio, and then entering the Rectangle Studio through a manual door).
The Umbrella Studio is near this same entrance, and can be accessed without having to go up a step (but again, has a manual door).
The Library is on the first floor of the farmhouse, off the living room. To access the Library, one must go through one manual door.
The dining area is the most difficult area in the farmhouse. Typically restricted in space when there is a group, it can be challenging for someone using a wheelchair to navigate through the dining area during a meal when a group is here, and finding a place to sit can also be difficult. One good spot for a wheelchair user is at the end of the long wooden table in the kitchen; tables could also be rearranged on the sun porch to accommodate more wheelchair users.
There are four bathrooms on the first floor of the farmhouse, three of which are accessible. The first, off of the “entry hall” is a tight fit for a wheelchair, but a wheelchair can fit in and there are grab bars by the toilet and in the shower. There are two bathrooms near the entrance to the Umbrella and Rectangle Studio entrances. The smaller one does not have any grab bars and the toilet is not next to the side wall. The larger one includes a spacious shower that does not have a lip, but it does not have any grab bars. There are grab bars for the toilet. The fourth bathroom is between the kitchen and the Rectangle Studio. It is a small bathroom with one step to enter. This bathroom does not have any grab bars.
Path between Gratitude Lodge and Farmhouse
The path between Gratitude Lodge and the Farmhouse runs through the woods and is about 600 feet (180 meters) long. It is fairly level but not entirely flat. It may be challenging for wheelchair users in muddy or snowy conditions. Power chair users may be able to take their wheelchair down the driveway to the road, go along the road the short distance to the other driveway, and take that driveway back up to the other building. This route would be difficult or impossible for someone who uses a manual chair or other mobility device due to the steepness of the driveway to the Gratitude Lodge.
The first floor of the dorm is ADA accessible, with a ramp coming up from the driveway. Doors are manual. There are three rooms on the first floor. There’s a private entrance to the small room (Room 4), that works for a wheelchair user. In the other two (larger) rooms, beds would need to be rearranged to make space for wheelchair users to navigate. Some beds may need to be removed, which would decrease the bed count in the dorm. There is an ADA-accessible bathroom and shower on the first floor of the dorm.
The basement and second floors of the dorm are not ADA accessible, with stairs required to access and relatively narrow halls.