Thank you for considering the Aloha Foundation’s Ohana Family Camp for your event. A historic retreat site of great natural beauty, Ohana was built in the early 1900s primarily as a getaway for families of children attending the many summer overnight camps then active around the Lake Fairlee shore. Our camp currently comprises 21 rustic cabins of one to four bedrooms, a New England style dining hall, and a variety of outbuildings on 116 acres of woodlands, fields, and waterfront. Our property begins at the shoreline of Lake Fairlee and climbs uphill towards the top of the ridge where the camp is located. The land consists of wooded and open terrain with beautiful views down the Middlebrook Valley.
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User4883612 · 2+ years ago
Everything about Ohana was exactly what we wanted for our wedding. First, the venue is *spectacularly* beautiful; all of our guests whom I've spoken with said that their blood pressure dropped by 10 points upon arriving at Ohana and looking out over the lake and mountains.Sent on 06/21/2016
At least as important: the staff are phenomenally helpful and friendly. We worked very closely with Peggy and Vanessa throughout the process, and they were exactly what we needed. Even when we were at our most stressed, they kept an even keel.
We intend to come back to Ohana year after year with our kids, our friends, and our friends' families. Ohana is now a part of our family.
Dee Dee · Married on 05/24/2015
Our wedding at Ohana Family Camp was absolutely spectacular. People are still raving about how much fun it was to spend an entire weekend together, instead of one short evening. Renting the camp for the weekend was not more expensive than renting any venue for an evening - guests paid for their own rooms (and the cost of a full, delicious brunch was included in that), so we only paid for one more dinner for everyone. And Ohana's food is incredibly good - their chef is amazing and everything looks beautiful (though their catering a bit pricy, so we went with another caterer for the reception dinner). The cabins are each family-style, so not your typical camp - each one has a sitting room with a fireplace, its own bathroom and kitchenette, and separate bedrooms with 2 twin beds in each. There's even one cabin with a queen bed for the couple, and a beautiful large cabin for the bride to get ready with all her bridesmaids - both of which you don't find at most camps (or venues!). Vanessa is super great to work with - she's easygoing, detail-oriented, and makes you feel so comfortable, especially with her amazing hugs! You will need to plan the entire wedding on your own - she's not a wedding planner or coordinator - but she provides the information and guidance that you'll need. And the Ohana staff is friendly and mostly blends into the background - they make it seem like they're not there, and everything just runs smoothly and works well. But the best part is the venue itself - its absolutely spectacular (just look at their website for pictures of past weddings) and all of our pictures were unbelievably beautiful just because of the view. I couldn't recommend getting married there more highly - it's everything you'd want from a camp wedding, with less of the dirt and much more luxury than you'd typically get!Sent on 06/13/2015
User5193087 · 2+ years ago
Ohana is an amazing venue for a wedding. Our guests raved about the location, the views, the nature, the cabins, the food - we're still getting compliments on our wedding weekend! (One of my pickiest friends said "this is one of the best weddings I've ever been to!")Sent on 10/14/2015
The food for the welcome dinner, breakfasts and bag lunches was delicious, and they were able to accommodate dietary restrictions and our special requests. The cabins were just right - rustic, but not uncomfortable. Our friends and family were able to take advantage of the waterfront on Saturday morning (unfortunately we had to get ready and missed out). The staff did a great job on the weekend of the wedding - things went really smoothly and they were very friendly and welcoming.
Our ceremony site was at a sister camp, and when we went there for the rehearsal on Friday we found all sorts of random stuff around the site - once we let Vanessa know, she took care of it immediately, either by having the other camp staff or her own staff clean up, and it looked amazing the next day.
I guess my only advice would be that since it's not a full-time wedding venue, (and because there's no wifi or cell service!), it can sometimes take a while to get a response to an email, since they're off doing their actual jobs of running a camp! This was totally fine with us, but just be aware that they can't always respond instantly.
Vanessa & the crew at the Ohana Camp are the best! The flexibility and attention to detail of the staff were top notch and made them a pleasure to work with. If you're looking for the perfect venue for you and your guests to get away to, we highly recommend that you go check them out - the view from the reception hall will blow you away.