This is an off the grid experience it runs by generator although, It's rarely needed with the cathedral windows. There are wall propane lamps that light things up nicely when dusk. Running the generator to run coffee pot and or Microwave is necessary but when done turn it off since it does use propane/gas which is close to $4.00 a gallon. There is a pond and rec area a few minutes from the cabin there is also a bigger lake 10-15 min drive. A Code is needed to access the entrance gate.