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Private and artistic log cabin, bring your pets and enjoy the best of Vermont

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

4 bedroom, 4 unique/artistic bathrooms, private rustic setting, no hidden fees

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.

More Details

Rik Sassa
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2017

About Rik Sassa

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.

Why Rik Sassa chose Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Pawlet in Vermont

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • Each bathroom is more unique than the last, all very cool, imaginative and functional.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , there is a flat couch that could be used a bed as well
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • One master bedroom with private bathroom and balcony outside. Second bedroom has one double, two singles (one in a loft that kids love) and a single fold up roll away bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(80 traveller reviews)

Private and artistic log cabin, bring your pets and enjoy the best of Vermont
average rating of 4.925 based on 80 reviews

Wonderful getaway spot!!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of the cabin just do not do it justice! It is the coolest rental property we have ever stayed at. The detail in each room was amazing.

Rik was so accommodating and friendly. Upon arrival we received fresh bread, he stocked the fridge with a few items like eggs and orange juice, and left us fresh fruit in a bowl. Rik gave us pointers on the best spots in the area and great explanation of how to use the showers and Wifi. We would honestly go back there in a heartbeat.

This is the perfect Vermont house! The property was clean, it was secluded, and really a piece of art. There was plenty of space for the 6 of us and our 8 month old. All of that, paired with Riks personality, makes this a perfect vacation spot.

We had initially planned on bringing our dog and ended up leaving her with a sitter and Rik gave us the money back for not bringing her and we didn't even ask for it!

Thank you Rik for your hospitality. We had a perfect weekend at your cabin and We look forward to returning!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Once more …Thank you Rik for having us …

We had a great time at your Cabin. When we arrived Rick greeted us with Home Baked Bread and introduced us room by room to his marvelous home. He gave us detailed directions to the closest Store (Price Chopper in Granville NY -15/20 minutes away) and local attractions. We are strongly recommending “Pine Grove Dinner” (68 Quaker St, Granville) for delicious homemade food ( they are only open until 2PM , but a must go place 2 minutes from Price Chopper) On your way back from Granville you may stop by at local Farm Store for your fresh eggs, cheese, maple syrup and more local goods. Even though the weather was not cooperating with our snow adventures, we had plenty of time to rest, play games (Jenga was Rulling the table) and sit by the gorgeous fireplace. For people interested in going only for ski/snowboard fun: Bromley Ski Resort is the closest one to the Cabin (30-35minutes ) ; Stratton Mountain is approximately 45Min to an Hour away and Killington Ski Resort is an 1H.15 to 1H.30 minutes away) You have to remember that you will be driving mostly on country roads , therefore, take/give 15 minutes depending on conditions. We also had great time riding snowmobiles in the area of Mt. Killington (www.snowmobilesvermont.com/ 802.422.2121)

If you want to rest and relax you don't have to leave the cabin :) Rick's Property offers lots of hiking trails and fun attractions. You can visit Tree House up the hill and walk few steps down from the Cabin and check Hobbit House (still in progress , but we know final result will be breathtaking as everything Rick does)

We would love to come back to Rick’s place maybe in Spring/Summer to enjoy the beautiful views, hikes, bike rides , horseback rides and local attractions that we were unable to enjoy in our 3 days in West Pawlet.

Well worth it

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful cabin retreat

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin - Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely getaway in Vermont

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Creative cabin

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Albany international
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Granville, NY
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Fort Edward, NY
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
The Barn Restaurant
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Car: necessary

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Pawlet, Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
labor day
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
22 Sep 2017 - 9 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
17 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £120
Pet Fee £20

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