|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
ARTISTIC LOG CABIN, private and peaceful. Set into a perfect homestead property with fruit trees, berries, gardens and naturally terraced terrain. With woods and old pastures all around, the birds will herald the morning sunrise. Beautiful views from the numerous windows and porch around two sides of house; also, a large slate patio that is perfect for cook outs. Fully appointed kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and two ovens. Cabin accomodates up to 8 people, master bedroom with private bathroom, second bedroom has one double bed, one single and another single in bedroom loft (which kids LOVE). The third bedroom has one double bed. The fourth bedroom has one double and one single bed. The sunroom has two couches that double as beds. The bedrooms and two bathrooms are upstairs, one bathroom is on the first floor. The cabin is owner built from mostly reused or local materials found in surrounding woods. Each bathroom is a unique work of art and you have never seen a fireplace like this one! The cabin is meant to be an example of how a beautiful, comfortable and functional house can be built for a fraction of the cost using your imagination. $180 per night, 2 night minimum based on up to 4 guests, additional guest $35 each per night.
The cabin is artistic and rustic in nature and in order to appeal to those ideals certain safety considerations are not present in terms of railing heights and spacing, steps inside and out are irregular, balconies inside and out, patios and porches as well as surrounding terrain are all organic and not young child safe. Please consider this when planning a trip with young children and feel free to ask for more details.
ALSO AVAILABLE: Two story treehouse. sleeps 5, very cool! type in 802728 in the "search for" bar to find it on this site.
I am a stone mason/carpenter/artist that believes in living simply and close to nature. I enjoy creating spaces for people to use and demonstrating that living spaces can be beautiful, efficient comfortable and economical to build if you use your imagination and local resources. I think a building can have a life of it's own and impart a feeling on the people that stay there. I stive to create exotic, beautiful and organic structures that resonate tranquillity and harmony with their surroundings...... I hope you will agree.
This property has every thing that I was looking for in a piece of land: various levels, a view, open land and wooded, some huge old tree and stone walls that give it a feeling of history, water nearby and a rural feeling, and of course- being in Vermont, a state I feel a great connection with.
The benefits of this property are that it is centrally located, as I have said, 'all roads lead to West Pawlet.....eventually'. It is also private yet easy to access.
A group of us rented the cabin for a weekend retreat last year and decided to come back again this year! The cabin itself is a work of art and had everything we could have needed for cooking, the property is also great for taking a hiking around. We had a little trouble getting up the driveway in the snow so Rik came right away and helped us out. He's very hospitable, it's a beautiful location, and overall a wonderful experience!
I cannot say enough about this cabin! We enjoyed every minute of our stay. Rik greeted us with a warm loaf of homemade bread and gave us tips for a comfortable stay. The cabin is truly a work of art! It is situated on a beautiful piece of property, perfect for morning hikes. We loved exploring the treehouse, also located on the property, and the hobbit house, which is under construction. We loved it so much we booked a summer trip before our winter trip was over!
This beautiful log cabin in the mountains for Vermont was lovely. A lovely, quirky, rustic, comfortable, artistically beautiful house on a gorgeous piece of land with a view of the mountains. Rik greeted us upon our arrival and gave us the particulars of the house and all its elements. It is truly a piece of art inside! After our tutorial, Rik dashed off as he had bread baking in the oven. Within a few minutes he returned with a lovely loaf of fresh out of the oven bread. So good with butter! We had dinner the first night at The Barn at Rik's suggestion and it was a wonderful dinner - food was amazing. Day trips south to Manchester, north to Rutland and Killington, dinner at the Dorset Inn. Beautiful scenic drives, good food, outlet shopping, and two nights of fires in the unique fireplace added to our enjoyable stay. I'm sure this house and property is as beautiful in spring, summer and winter as we found it to be in the fall. We even managed to have coffee on the front deck the first morning as it was still quite warm and sunny. Would highly recommend this property and families would be very comfortable. My only negative comment is that the phone service we found to be non-existent. We were able to get wifi, but not able to receive or make phone calls. No reflection on Rik as this is rural Vermont and phone service is sketchy other than nearer the towns. I found that to be pleasant to some extent, but could be problematic if you must have phone service. Only reason for 4 stars rather than 5. Otherwise we had a wonderful stay!
Rick was very welcoming and greeted us at the cabin with some warm bread just out of the oven ( which we ate in like 2 seconds!). The cabin is beautiful & the grounds are private with plenty of space. We were not able to enjoy the area as we wanted because of the weather but we stayed in & cooked /watched movies/lit the fireplace. Overall I would recommend the cabin to anyone!
Raffaele & Melinda
Our family of four (kids 11 & 9) stayed at Rik’s cabin for four nights. We loved our stay in this beautiful, creative, unique house. The pictures don’t do it justice — you have to see it to get how amazing it is. It had everything we needed for our stay. Rik welcomed us at the house when we arrived and returned about 30 minutes later with fresh bread straight from the oven! We loved exploring the property, day trips to Manchester and Bromley Adventure Park, hiking Lye Brook Falls, and listening to the rain fall on the tin roof over the porch. None of us wanted to leave when it was time to go. What a gem!
We loved every thing about the cabin; it's creative and quirky design, the wonderful bathrooms, the beautiful fireplace, etc. There are many beautiful views from the deck (which is wrap around) and meadow. Rik is a wonderful host and artist, and the fridge had some welcome fresh food already stashed. Close to Lake St. Catherine and all the surrounding areas of Dorset and Manchester, it is truly a gem.
This is a four season location, centrally located between five ski areas (two large, Stratton and Killington and three smaller ones, West Mountain, Bromely and Willard Mountain). There is cross country skiing and snow shoeing nearby. In the warmer months, there is trail hiking at Merck Forest Farm Center (along with various homsteading demonstrations and workshops on different weekends). There are a few mountains to hike nearby for views of surrounding towns and area (1 to 2 hour hikes). Many biking opportunities around, including a tandem bike here that is at your disposal. There is a 30 mile converted rail trail at the bottom of the driveway for biking, walking, horsebackriding and snowmobiling. Fishing on the Famous Mettowee and Battenkill rivers (canoeing/tubing as well). Dive into history and swim at the Old Dorset Marble Quarry, there is also a playhouse and an 18 hole golf course/tennis, along with fine dining in Historic Dorset (15 mins away), Saratoga is an hour away with Racetrack/Casino, shopping, dining, music and arts. Water slide, tree-top adventure course and zip line at two ski resorts in summer. Beautiful Lake St. Catherine (15 mins away), Lake Bomoseen (35 mins away) and big Lake George (45 mins away) all have boating, water skiing while Lake George has golf, mini golf, dining, malls, and Great Escape amusement park/ water park. Locally there are numerous farmers markets, yard sales, and antiquing options around. Natural Vermont provides streams to peruse, birds to watch, hunting in hunting season and mid Sept. to mid Oct. is foliage season when the hills burst into oranges, reds and yellows. Sightseeing all around, but if all this activity seems too much and what is really needed is a break from activity, then grab a cold drink and relax on the porch swing or hammock and enjoy the sunset while listening to the great horned owls, then come inside for a nice romantic evening in front of the fire.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£122|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.