If you’re planning on staying at Rockywold-Deephaven Camps in New Hampshire this summer, don’t expect a refrigerator in your room.
As the AP reports, the rustic resort manually harvests ice from Squam Lake in the winter, storing it in several enormous ice sheds. When summer rolls around, the ice is apportioned to guests, who use it to keep food and beverages cold in vintage, oak iceboxes.
The ice-harvesting tradition started in 1897, and guests rejected a push to install electric refrigerators in the 1960s.
“It’s such a neat tradition,” says general manager John Jurczynski. “People who come here don’t like to see much change.”